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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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Seedlings Update

How wonderful to be back at SFX Seedlings with you and your children! It’s an honor to witness their growth and excitement at school. If your child wants to practice our ‘ducky” songs, we sang and read the book to “Five Little Ducks” and played our rhythm sticks to Raffi’s “Ducks Like Rain;” both are available on youtube. As always, if you have any ideas, requests or suggestions regarding your child’s favorite
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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to our Seedlings family! There is no class for Seedlings today, March 29th. I look forward to seeing you when Seedlings classes resume on Thursday, April 12th. Best wishes, Sheli Sullivan
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Seedlings Update

I will miss you all tomorrow, March 15th, as I will be out of town.  I leave you and your sweet children in good hands:  Miss Kim Lavelle, our SFX preschool teacher, will be leading Seedlings this week.  Miss Lavelle is a wonderful, nurturing teacher and I know the children will enjoy her! This Saturday, March 17th, is the SFX St. Patrick’s Day Party.  The celebration begins with a family mass in the school gym at 2P
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Seedlings Update

As I think back to our SFX Seedlings classes the past few weeks, I am impressed by the growth your children are making: They seem so comfortable in our classroom, bounding in each Thursday with smiles as they head to their favorite center. They are anticipating our classroom schedule. Recently during snack time one of the boys asked, “Where is our book?!” They seem excited to jump into our projects with the favorite
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Seedlings Update

Dear Seedlings Families, I hope you and your children enjoyed playing in the snow this past week!  Our craft today will be painting “magic” snowflakes. The “big” students at St. Francis Xavier School are celebrating this season of lent with ashes, school masses and charity. Our Seedlings will join in on their own journey of faith as we pray “Jesus loves me” during circle time and sing  “This Little Light of Mine” dur
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Seedlings Update

Happy Catholic Schools Week!  How grateful we are at SFX to have the blessings of our children, school and faith. At class this Thursday as we pray “Jesus Love Me” and sing “This Little Light of Mine,” we will thank God for our Seedlings and their families! Seedlings this week will be full of love as we sing, dance and do crafts about Valentine’s Day. Have a wonderful week!
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Seedlings Update

It was wonderful being with you last Thursday—the children came in ready for action! A few of our Seedlings students braved the rainy, cold weather to join the SFX School community at Follow the Star. We “found” Baby Jesus and along the way we had some fun practicing our circle time lyric, “Find a puddle and jump right in!” Our principal, Colleen Barrett, joined us at class to enjoy a few minutes with our little ones
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Seedlings Update

Seedlings resumes tomorrow, January 11th.  I look forward to seeing all my “buddies” and I hope your children are looking forward to a new semester of fun and growth! The rescheduled SFX School Follow the Star procession will also take place tomorrow, January 11th.  As a community, we will meet in the school courtyard at 1pm and process to find the nativity.  If the weather and your child’s nap time cooperates, this
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Seedlings Update & Follow the Star!

Tomorrow, December 21st, Seedlings families are invited to join St. Francis Xavier K-8th grade students and family members to “Follow the Star.”  We will meet in the school plaza at noon then walk through the neighborhood searching for baby Jesus. The procession will end with a living manger enacted by our junior high students.  Get ready to feel the Christmas spirit at this wonderful event! Our last class made me re
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Seedling Update

This Thursday, December 15th will be our last Seedlings class of 2017.  Seedlings will resume on Thursday, January 11th! On Thursday, December 21st you are invited to join in a lovely SFX School tradition called “Follow the Star.” K-8 SFX students and family members meet in the school plaza at noon then walk through the neighborhood searching for baby Jesus. The procession ends with a “living manger” enacted by our j
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Seedlings Update

Breakfast with Santa takes place this Saturday, December 9th from 9am-12pm in the gym. Secure advance tickets online here. Tickets are also available at the door the morning of the event. You are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy to this event for donation to our sharing parish, St. Thomas of Canterbury. You may purchase gift cards for teachers, friends and loved ones by this Friday, December 8th and support SFX
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Seedlings News & Holiday Reminders

Dear Seedlings Families, I hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving holiday! Following are some dates to remember: 1 – The St. Francis Xavier SIP AND SHOP is next Thursday, 11/30, from 6-9pm in the SFX School gym. Come enjoy browsing a room full of beautiful, artisan gifts. Learn more here. 2 – BREAKFAST WITH SANTA will be held in the SFX gym on Saturday, 12/9, from 9am-12pm. Bring the whole f
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