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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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Wilmette Holiday Parade Reminder

The Wilmette Holiday Parade takes place this Saturday, November 18th. Bring the entire family (strollers and wagons welcome) and march with our school community behind the SFX School Banner! Be sure to pay a visit to Santa at the end of the parade route in front of Wilmette’s Village Hall. If you are able to serve as our point person during the event on Saturday please contact caroline.c.keating@gmail.com. Happ
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Wilmette Holiday Parade

The Wilmette Holiday Parade officially ushers the holiday season in on Saturday, November 18th. Save the date and march with the SFX School community at 10:15am! We hope that many Early Childhood families will join us as we spread holiday cheer and represent our school at this signature Wilmette event. Early Childhood families with little ones are encouraged to bring strollers and wagons and to visit Santa at the end
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Weekly Seedlings Notes

Dear Seedlings Friends, Our School Picture Retake Day is tomorrow, November 9th. If you already took your child to be photographed in the Xavier Room last month and you are satisfied with your photo, then you do not need to attend. If you have not yet had a school photo taken of your Seedlings student, or if you did and wish to request a retake, please join us in the Xavier Room tomorrow, November 9th between 8:30-9:
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Seedlings Notes

We continue to have fun learning and growing together in Seedlings! Tuesday, 10/31: Seedlings are welcome to get dressed up and join in the SFX Halloween parade! All are invited to meet in the SFX School Centennial Plaza at 10am and process around the block in costumes or just view and cheer on all the “big students!” Fridays 11/3 & 11/17: Moms and Tots meets in the Xavier Room from 8:30-9:45am. This is a free dr
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Seedlings Update

It’s a joy to watch our Seedlings growing more comfortable in our classroom. When they enter, they seem to gravitate immediately to their favorite activity—some go to the kitchen, others to draw on the marker board, while others head immediately to playdough, animals or puzzles.  How sweet it is to see them singing, dancing and “drumming” more and more every week! Some notable Seedlings dates: 10/31—Halloween P
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Update & Picture Day Reminder

It was great being with you and your Seedling last Thursday! If they are allowed screen time, I thought the children might enjoy singing along with their grey squirrel to this video on youtube. Best of luck to Jennifer Stafford and soon-to-be big sister Ashley as new baby Stafford is due next week! A reminder that today, October 2nd is picture day. Please bring your child to the Xavier Room off the courtyard entrance
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