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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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Picture Day Info From Mrs. Sullivan

Please be sure to review today’s post about Picture Day options and instructions to order for our SFX Seedlings class. Picture Day takes place next Monday, October 2nd. Because our Seedlings do not attend school on Mondays, we ask that you please bring your student to the Xavier Lobby/courtyard entrance between 8:30-10am for photographs next Monday. You should remain with your student until pictures are done an
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Picture Day for Preschool Students

Picture Day takes place this Monday, October 2nd beginning at 8:30am. Our Make-Up Picture Day is Thursday, November 9th beginning at 8:30am. We ask that families bringing preschool students to picture day (if they do not normally attend school on Mondays) please arrive no later than 10:30am on October 2nd or 9:30am on November 9th. Seedlings, Turning 3, 3 Year Old and Jr K students who DO NOT attend school on Mondays
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Seedlings Update

Dear Seedlings Families, I wanted to share information on our SFX Back to School Night on Thursday, 9/21.  You are invited to visit our classroom then gather in the SFX gym at 6pm for dinner and fellowship.  It is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and faculty—and feel the great SFX spirit! I am sorry to say that I will not be able to be with you that evening or at class on Thursday as it is my son’s weddi
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Seedlings Invited to Monday Story Times

Starting tomorrow, September 11th, Seedlings and all preschool families are invited to visit the SFX School Library on any given Monday from 11-11:30am to check out library books. School librarian, Linda Sawyer is on hand to help make book recommendations to parents and provide early literacy tips. We ask that parents please sign into the office before heading up to the library. Younger siblings are welcome to attend
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Wonderful First Day with Seedlings!

What a fantastic first Seedlings class we shared! It was wonderful meeting your children—they all acted like such “big” boys and girls coming to their new school on Thursday. In future classes we will repeat most of our circle time songs so that the children get familiar and comfortable with the rhymes and tunes. This Thursday our theme is “You Are My Sunshine.” Our craft may be a bit messy with yellow paint, but the
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Welcome to Seedlings!

Our first Seedlings class will take place tomorrow, August 31st from 9:30-11am.  How exciting it will be to watch your children grow and learn together! This week at Seedlings, we will talk and sing about school and do a “school bus” craft. Throughout the semester, I will share photos of our class activities. Please let me know if you would prefer that your child’s photograph not appear on our blog for school p
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Abbreviated Preschool Schedule This Week

Due to conferences and the Thanksgiving holiday, SFX will observe a special schedule this week. Please make a note of the following abbreviated programs and services impacting our preschool students: Lunch Bunch and Enrichment will not be held on Monday and Tuesday. Preschool parents should plan to pick up their students at 11am on both days. There is no After Care on Monday or Tuesday so that faculty may participate
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Picture Day!

Picture Day for all SFX preschool students, Seedlings through Jr Kindergarten, takes place on Monday, October 3rd. Please place a picture order online indicating which package you prefer. Parents may visit mylifetouch.com and enter Picture Day ID# RN076023Q0. Lifetouch requests that you place your order prior to October 3rd. Orders placed online require no paperwork or receipt. If you prefer to use a paper order form
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Join Us for the 8th Grade Play

Preschool and Kindergarten families are invited to join us this Thursday and Friday, April 28th and 29th, at 7pm in the gym for the SFX Class of 2016’s presentation of “Shrek The Musical, Jr.” This is a fun, family-friendly event, and a wonderful St. Francis tradition. Plus, our youngest Crusaders love seeing our older students in action! Tickets are available at the door and are $5 each. Bring the
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