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Seedlings Rhythm Video

Enjoy this “Rhythm Video” from Mrs. Sullivan!
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Seedlings “Dance” Movie

Join Mrs. Sullivan for a fun Dance Movie!
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Seedlings Update

Dear Seedlings Families, I hope you are all safe and well. Please know that I miss my Thursdays with you! Each one of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I would love to keep singing and dancing with your little ones!  Shall we try a weekly video to keep the Seedlings fun going until we can be together again? This week’s video can be found here (or by clicking on the image below). Please let me know if there are any
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Seedlings Update

What fun celebrating with our little leprechauns! This Saturday, March 14th is the SFX St. Patrick’s Day Party. The celebration begins with a family mass at 2pm in the church followed by music, dancing, games, food and drinks in our school gym. All are welcome and the event is family-friendly. Tickets are available here and also at the door. I am grateful for the wonderful friendships, sharing and camaraderie we are
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Seedlings Update

What fun it was having our “Monkey Day” this week! It is such a joy seeing our little ones getting to know each other and calling their pals by name. How sweet it was to see Louisa and Martha giving a puppet show to their friends and Will and Fletcher cooking together. Lucy loves her pink sparkly play dough and Charlie was grooving to the music like never before.  It seems each week there are more moments of sharing
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Toilet Training Resource

The North Suburban Special Education District will present a program on Wednesday, March 4th to help parents learn signs of toilet training readiness along with strategies for successful training. Registration is required by Friday, February 28th. Download a flyer here and contact Glenn Penkava at 847/208-1843 with questions or for additional information.
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Seedlings Update

Dear Seedlings Families, We will continue to celebrate Valentines Day this Thursday.  I will bring some Valentine treats to share with our littlest SFX sweethearts. Moms and Tots will meet this Friday, 2/14 at SFX at 8:30. All are welcome! The children seem to be growing in Seedlings more and more each week. Fletcher and Will were “making dinner” together, Lucy and Charlie were enjoying the sparkly play dough togethe
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Seedlings Update

What a joy to see our Seedlings interacting with each other and participating more and more! It is precious watching Blake singing during circle time, Fletcher dancing with a huge smile during rhythm time, Lucy and Louisa concentrating on their art projects, Charlie sitting patiently during peek-a-boo, and Will and Lucy negotiating snack time.   As we celebrate St. Francis Xavier and our faith this week during Cathol
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Seedlings Update

I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing holiday! Our next Seedlings class will be tomorrow, January 9th. It’s hard to believe we are beginning our second half of Seedlings! It is exciting to see how the children are interacting more and more, and I look forward to a fun semester filled with growth and joy. A reminder that Moms and Tots meets at SFX this Friday, January 10th at 8:30am. Happy New Year!
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Seedlings Update

What a joy to see our Seedlings rocking out with the bells during our rhythm section this past week—more jingle bells to come! Thank you to Martha and Cora for bringing delicious Irish Christmas chocolates. What a treat, enjoyed by both the children and adults! A reminder that our last class of the year will be on Thursday, December 19th. Please feel free to invite “special persons” to experience our SFX Seedlings sp
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December Updates

I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing holiday! Please note a few reminders below regarding upcoming holiday events at St. Francis. You can find a complete list of school and parish events, as well as links to purchase tickets, volunteer or learn more, on our “Holiday Events” page here. • Sip & Shop is this Thursday, December 5th in the SFX Gym. At this event you can mingle and shop for unique items.  •
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Seedlings Update

It is wonderful to continue to witness the interactions happening in Seedlings! During playtime the children are sharing toys and during circle time they are helping each other with our peek-a-boo scarves. They are learning their classmates’ names and are growing, step by step, in our classroom! In our classes after Thanksgiving we will take a break from our rhythm sticks and use jingle bells for our music time.  Get
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Seedlings Update

I hope you are all staying warm and cozy over these cold, cold days. If you would like to have a school picture taken of your Seedling, photographs will be taken between 8:30-9:45am this Friday, November 15th. Enter through the main school doors and you will be directed to the picture location. Questions may be directed to office@sfx-school.org. Also this Friday, November 15th, Moms & Tots will meet at SFX.  You
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Seedlings Update

Thank you for a wonderful Seedlings Halloween class. Your children were darling!   If you would like your Seedling to take a school picture, Lifetouch returns to SFX on Friday, November 15th from 8:30-9:45am to photograph students who request a retake or who were absent on our first picture day in October. Please enter through the main school doors to check in. Questions may be directed to office@sfx-school.org. Next
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Early Childhood Parent Get-Together

We are offering a twist on the traditional Early Childhood parent night out! All parents of Preschool and Kindergarten students are invited to join us for a FREE social/fitness opportunity at Shred415 this Friday, November 8th at 6pm. The class will run about 40 minutes, and parents who wish may stay after to use the locker rooms/shower facilities. We’ll hang for a while after class at SHRED with some H2O, adul
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Seedlings Update

Dear Seedlings Families, Thank you for hanging in during our circle and rhythm times this past week.  I love that the children are enjoying and are so interested in exploring our room.  I will keep engaging them in our songs and rhymes so they grow in our group activities.   We will have our Seedlings Halloween party this Thursday! Your child is welcome to wear his or her Halloween costume. Special thanks to Blake’s
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Seedlings Update

This past class we have had more side-by-side play and sharing. How wonderful to witness this growth and kindness! Although I consider our entire time together an absolute joy, some adorable moments from last week include the squeals of laughter during our freeze dancing (with Martha leading the giggles!), Will finishing his craft and running to the snack table yelling “snack time,” Lucy getting into drumming,
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Seedlings Update

Thursday mornings are such a joy! Even though we have only been in Seedlings for one month, it is wonderful to see the children already anticipating and participating in our centers. Our “side by side” play is getting more comfortable for the children as Will and Blake shared farm animals and Fletcher and Martha worked on a puzzle together. How great that they are getting to know each other. Halloween will be our the
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Seedlings Update

What a joyous class with our little ones! It was wonderful to welcome Lucy’s grandma, Grandma Katie, to join in our fun last week! School pictures will be taken for our Seedlings next Monday, September 30th between 8:30-10am. You may order class and individual student portraits by visiting mylifetouch.com and entering our SFX Picture Day ID# EVT7MRH78 (learn more and find a link to purchase here). You may select phot
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Seedlings Update

Dear Seedlings Parents, What a fantastic first Seedlings class we enjoyed last Thursday! It was so wonderful to see the excitement, interaction and joy expressed by your darling children. When you bring snacks, please remember that our classroom is peanut free. I always have extra snacks should you forget to bring your own! Please also know that our Seedlings class is all about having your children enjoy school while
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Welcome to Seedlings!

Dear Seedlings Families, I am excited to be with you and your child at our first Seedlings class on Thursday, September 5th.  Our class will run from 9:30-11am and we will meet in the preschool room. To find our classroom, please enter at the main school door and the office will direct you to our space. We have so much fun in Seedlings exploring play, art and dance.  Please know you can always feel free to bring a sp
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Welcome to Seedlings!

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Seedlings Update

Our last Seedlings class will be this Thursday, June 6. There is no need to add to your busy schedule by bringing something special to share. Let’s keep it easy and fun and have a regular snack time this Thursday!  It has been a joy and privilege spending Thursday mornings with you and watching your children grow.  They have blossomed from shy babes into a class that participates, prays, giggles, chats and danc
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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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