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Seedlings Update

Congrats to Patricia, Tony, Will and Tony Jr. on the birth of Claire!  We are so excited for you and wish you all the best! It’s hard to believe that we only have three Seedlings classes left!  For our last class on June 6, please feel free to bring a treat for moms or children to share to celebrate our wonderful year. We will follow the regular format in class. Please know that special guests are (always) welcome. O
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Seedlings Update

How wonderful it was to experience our beautiful new Early Childhood space last week! For the rest of this year, however, we will return to our “old” classroom in the Parish Office where the children can be comfortable in their familiar classroom and playground. This week we will make a special Mother’s Day craft for all you amazing mothers. Best wishes to you for a terrific, relaxing Mother’s Day! Moms and Tots will
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Seedlings News for Today!

This morning, May 2nd, our Seedlings class will take a “field trip” as we will hold our class in the beautiful new SFX Early Childhood room in new building. Please feel free to invite guests to join us today as we explore and play in our new spaces! Enter through the main school doors and our friendly office staff will direct you to our classroom! Tonight please join us for “Tip the Teachers” at Nick’s from 6-9pm whe
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Seedlings Update

Dear Seedlings Families, Please join us for an upcoming Moms & Tots date! Our final sessions this year meet: – Friday, April 26 at SFX with movement and music – Friday, May 10 at SFX with movement and music – Friday, May 24 at St. Joseph’s at Forest Park Questions regarding the Moms & Tots program may be directed to jahayes09@gmail.com. I regret that I will not be with you and your dar
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Seedlings Update

Thanks for making our Seedlings class so much fun as we celebrated spring and Easter! We will continue to dance the bunny hop and do Easter crafts and songs for the next two weeks.   This week SFX will celebrate “The Week of the Young Child” which highlights the importance of educating young children. You can read more about it here. The theme for this Thursday is “Artsy Thursday,” so we will
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Seedlings Update

What a joy to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with our darling Seedlings! Thank you to Caroline and Charlotte Sheedy’s mom Elizabeth for hosting the Seedlings St. Patty’s Day party after class. Thanks also to all who donated items for the Seedlings basket at the SFX St. Patrick’s Day Party. The basket looked so lovely and was in high demand! Moms & Tots will be held at SFX this Friday, March 22 from 8:30-10am in the
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Seedlings Update

It was wonderful to meet Will’s Grandma, Linda, at our Seedlings class. We love sharing our SFX Seedlings joy with family members! Thanks to Kelly, Lulu’s mother, for the delicious treats we enjoyed last class. How did you know that vanilla cupcakes would be perfect for our snowball theme? Now that our Valentine’s party and theme is finished, we will continue with our singing, dancing and reading about our snow/winte
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Seedlings Update

We continue to celebrate Valentine’s Day this Thursday. I will bring some Valentine treats to share with our littlest SFX sweethearts! We will miss Maggie and Nora, who will be in Florida for the next month—safe travels!  Also, we will miss Grace for the near future as Erica has her baby. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Erica. Hurry back soon, Maggie, Nora and Grace! Have a wonderful week—See you again t
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Seedlings Update

As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week here at St. Francis Xavier School, please know that it is a privilege to pray, play and grow with you and your child. Our community is grateful for the gifts your Seedling brings every Thursday. Please check the school website before coming to class this Thursday to make sure that school will be in session. Our next few weeks will focus on Valentine’s Day, hearts, fun and love! S
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Seedlings Update

How wonderful to have our whole class together last Thursday!  It was great to welcome Charlie’s Grandma Claire and O’Brian’s Grandma Katie to join in our fun. A special welcome to our new Seedling Jimmy and his mom Danni.  We are happy to have you be part of our Seedlings family!  Our new dancing song this week was “Baby Shark.”  See below for the a darling version of this song on youtube.   As we continue our time
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Seedlings Christmas Update

Merry Christmas, dear Seedlings families! A reminder that special persons are invited to join our class this Thursday, December 20. I will bring coffee and snacks so just come to enjoy our last Seedlings of the year! Also on Thursday is the St. Francis Xavier School Follow the Star. All are invited to meet outside of school just after 12pm for the procession to the living manger presented by our Student Council. Our
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Seedlings Update

What a joy to see our Seedlings rocking out with the bells during our rhythm section last week—more jingle bells to come!… A special thank you to Kelley Hawver and LuLu for hosting our Seedlings Christmas Cookie party.   A reminder that our last class of the year will be on Thursday, December 20. Please feel free to invite “special persons” to experience our SFX Seedlings spirit. That morning I’ll bring Christmas sna
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Seedlings Update

I hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving holiday! Some dates to remember: The St. Francis Xavier Sip & Shop is Thursday, November 29th from 6-9pm at the Michigan Shores Club. Come enjoy browsing a room full of beautiful, artisan gifts! Breakfast with Santa will be held at the Wilmette Masonic Lodge on Saturday, December 1st from 9am-12pm. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled morning!   I am thank
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Seedlings Update

As we have one more class before Thanksgiving we will continue with our “Turkey Talk” — and of course our turkey dancing—next week. School photos may be taken (or re-taken) this Wednesday, November 14th. You are invited to enter through the main school doors to check in through the office. Photographs will be taken between 8:30-9:45am. Questions may be directed to office@sfx-school.org. One mom said this week that Th
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Seedlings Update

How wonderful to have Grandma Clare, Louisa’s grandma and Nana Jan, O’Brian’s grandma, with us these past two weeks.  We love sharing our day with special persons! The annual SFX Halloween parade will be this Wednesday, October 31st at 10am starting in the SFX School Centennial Plaza. You and your child may attend to watch and cheer on all of the costumed students as they parade around the school… Or jump into
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Seedlings Update

Louise is a big sister!  Congratulations to Louise and parents Kelley and Greg on the birth of baby Clara.  Welcome, Clara, to our Seedlings family! This week we will continue to talk about the season of fall, the changing leaves, pumpkins and Halloween.  You are invited to join us for our school-wide Halloween parade on Wednesday, October 31st at 10am.  Seedlings may join in the parade with a parent or caregiver, or
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A Few Seedlings Updates

Dear Seedlings Family, Our time for individual portraits is this Friday, October 5th at 9am.  Please come to the main office in the “big school” and you will be given directions to locate the photographer. Also, we are so pleased to announce that St. Francis Xavier School has once again been named a National Blue Ribbon School!  How lucky we are to have such a vibrant, excellent school! See you Thursday!
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Seedlings Update

How wonderful to see how our children are participating, sharing, laughing, singing and dancing more and more each week! We have been having outdoor play at the end of class to take advantage of this beautiful fall weather.  Please know that you can come early or stay late to enjoy our Seedlings outdoor playground. If your child wants to share his/her craft with you, there is a cute video on youtube to the squirrel s
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Seedlings Update

It was great to share Seedlings with “Pops,” Caroline’s grandpa. Please know that your special guests are always welcome to share in the Seedlings fun! A few reminders: Seedlings will not meet tonight, 9/18, during our SFX Back to School Night. Instead, I hope you can enjoy a relaxing (?) evening with your family! While there will be no presentation for Seedlings in classrooms at 7pm, parents are still most welcome t
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Seedlings Update

Dear Seedlings Parents, How wonderful to meet you all and how exciting to see your children feeling comfortable in Seedlings.  From exuberant  smiles to shy smiles, from surprises during peek-a-boo to quizzical looks during rhythm sticks, they all were a delight! Please mark your calendar for picture day on Friday, October 5th.  I will confirm the time, but Seedlings will be given a morning photo slot and the process
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Your Class Blog Subscription

Thank you for subscribing to your child’s classroom blog for the 2018-2019 school year. Your subscription is now active and blog posts will automatically push to your email’s inbox the morning after any new posts are logged. You may also check blogs anytime on our website here. Please add office@sfx-school.org (blogs and Newsblast) and sfxschool@mail.vresp.com (SFX School News) to your contacts so that th
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Early Childhood Titles Available at the Book Fair

The SFX Spring Book Fair runs through tomorrow, June 8th at The Book Stall in Winnetka, and with limited hours also here at the SFX Library. A full 20% of your purchase benefits SFX School – be sure to tell The Book Stall that you are shopping for St. Francis Xavier to claim our library credits! We promise lots of fun, including an exciting raffle for all those who visit the store and submit an entry form (one
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Final Seedlings Update

Our last Seedlings class will be held this Thursday, June 7th. I will bring coffee for the adults and popsicles for the children to celebrate a wonderful year with you and your children. It has been a joy and privilege being with your children and watching them grow. As one mother said last week, “They are really hitting their stride!” I hate to see them leave! We have had such sweet moments: Charlie loving the Rosar
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Seedlings Update

What a joy to have so many new faces at our last Seedlings! Please know that siblings, grandparents and special persons are always welcome to share in our Thursday mornings. It is hard to believe that we only have four Seedlings classes left. Our last Seedlings will be on June 7. A reminder that you are invited to drop in for playtime, conversation and music at SFX Moms and Tots this Friday, May 18 in the SFX Xavier
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Seedlings Update

Happy May—I hope you are enjoying the lovely spring weather! This past week we sang, danced and did our craft about monkeys.  We danced to the songs “Five Little Monkeys” from the album The Chicken Dance and other Silly Songs and The Wiggles’ “Monkey Song.” Please know that your child’s “special friends,” grandparents, siblings, etc, are always welcome to share in our Seedlings fun! Our last Seedlings class wil
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