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SFX Parent Speaker Tonight

Karen Sauder McDonagh, SFX mom and Global Client Partner at Google, will address Loyola Academy moms and their Junior and Senior daughters at Loyola’s Mother/Daughter Night of Inspiration. The event takes place this evening, March 14th, at 7pm in the Loyola Academy student center. SFX moms are invited to join the Loyola community as a talented panel of female executives discuss education and career paths. Learn
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Family Day at Loyola University Volleyball

Attention SFX volleyball players! Loyola University invites all area Catholic schools to Loyola Men’s Volleyball Family Day. The Ramblers take on McKendree on Sunday, March 19th at 4pm at Loyola’s Gentile Arena in Rogers Park. Purchase special $3 tickets here using offer code “Family” (select “Specials and Students” to enter your code).
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Regina Young Artists Contest

Regina Dominican invites SFX students in grades 6-8 to to submit original art work to their Young Artists Contest. Artwork should focus on the major themes of Shakespeare and prizes will be awarded. Learn more and find instructions for art submission here. Artwork will be displayed at the Fine Arts Showcase on March 31st from 6-8pm. Learn more about the March 31st event here.
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Tonight’s Middle School Forum Schedule

Please take a moment to review yesterday’s letter from Mrs. Elliott regarding tonight’s Middle School Forum for SFX parents at 7pm in the Xavier Room and Middle School classrooms. Download the schedule for 5th through 8th grade class rotations here. Questions may be addressed to office@sfx-school.org.
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10th Period for 5th-8th Graders

“10th Period” is a teacher-supervised, after school opportunity to work on homework right here at SFX. 10th Period will again be offered as an option for our 5th through 8th grade students beginning today, September 6th. The program is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3pm-4pm in a designated and supervised middle school classroom. This is a “drop in” format, and pricing this ye
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Middle School Forum is Thursday

Parents of 5th-8th grade students are invited to join Mrs. Elliott and our 5th Grade and Middle School teachers for a special curriculum night this Thursday, September 8th at 7pm. Please meet in the Xavier Room. A schedule will follow this week detailing classroom rotations by homeroom. In the meantime, please save the date!
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Presentation for Parents of 5th-8th Graders

Parents of current 5th-8th grade students are invited to a presentation at SFX on Monday, May 23rd in the Xavier Room from 7-8pm. Andy Duran, founder of Text-a-Tip, will speak with parents about a new texting hotline for teens that allows them to reach out when they are in need of support, or if they have concerns about their or friends’ safety. Learn more about Text-a-Tip here. Officer Julie Parisi will follow
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SFX Basketball Pack the Gym Night!

Come and cheer on our 8th grade basketball teams as they take on Faith Hope and Charity on Friday, February 26th! Stay for one game, or all three! The class with the most student attendance throughout the evening will win a pizza party.  The 8th grade boys green team will play at 5:30pm, the 8th grade girls team will play at 6:30pm, and the 8th grade boys gold team will play at 7:30pm. *All preschool-4th grade studen
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Boys Volleyball Registration 2016

Dear Parents, Registration for boys volleyball is now open! If you would like your 5th-8th grade son to participate in boys volleyball, please submit a registration form, along with payment to the school office by Friday, February 5th. Download a registration form here: Athletic Registration 2015-2016 If you would like to register your son in person or if you’d like to check your son’s registration status
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Last Call for Halloween Party Slips

The HSO can’t wait to welcome all 6th-8th grade students tomorrow night, October 30th, to the Middle School Halloween Party in the gym. Our spooky Co-Chairs, Marilyn Urrutia and Laura Geiger, kindly ask that ALL outstanding permission slips and payment be returned to the school office today. Extra slips are available outside of Mrs. Elliott’s office or download a copy here. We regret that we cannot admit
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Basketball registration for 5th-8th grade students!

Dear Parents, Basketball registration is due next Tuesday, October 20th. If you would like to register your 5th-8th grade child to participate in basketball at SFX for the 2015-2016 season, now is the time. All registration forms should be returned to the school office, with a check made payable to “SFX Athletics.” Registration forms can be found here: Athletic Registration 2015 . In addition, please make
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LA Cheerleading Clinic

Loyola Academy’s Cheerleading program is hosting a clinic on September 12th for girls and boys ages 6-14. Download the attached flyer for more information. Participants are asked to complete the attached waiver.
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Blogging Update

2015-2016 blogs are now in place for all homerooms and teachers will begin posting to classroom blogs the week of August 31st. Watch for an SFX School News email this week with a link to subscribe to all blogs and to our school’s Newsblast through a new feed service. All families are asked to take a moment subscribe to these important news sources. Questions may be addressed to jackiepetrozzi@sfx-school.org.
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Sharing the day with Saint Thomas of Canterbury

Students in grades 6 and 7 shared the day today with students from our sharing parish, Saint Thomas of Canterbury. Students were paired up with their “pen pals” from each school and spent time in four various stations, sharing stories and playing games. They also discussed the Matchbox Diary as part of our One Book One Community initiative. Saint Thomas students have been blogging with our students all ye
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Book Cafe Updates

Our final book cafes for this year will be meeting in April. The books and dates are noted below. I have multiple copies of The Crossover in the library. As always, we are looking for help providing pizza, drink and treat. Contact Mrs. Nagel if interested. Fifth Grade Girls Cafe will meet Wednesday, April 22 at 11:30. We will be discussing The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky by Holly Schindler. Fifth Grade Boys Cafe w
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Fr. Peter Visits the Middle School Today

Father Peter will visit with SFX Middle School students this morning at 10:10am to share insights from his recent trip to Haiti. He wants to provide more information about the many projects our Middle School students have worked toward through fundraising – including the well, sewing machines, orchard, and more. We invite any Middle School parents who wish to join us to check in through the school office and he
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7th Grade Parent/Student Volunteers Needed

It is an SFX tradition that 7th grade school and PREP families provide hospitality during the brief reception that follows our 8th grade Confirmation each year. This year’s Confirmation mass takes place on Saturday, February 28th at 10am in the church. This is an excellent opportunity for students to earn parish service hours and gives parents a sneak peek at Confirmation. If you are able to lend a hand with yo
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From the Library

On Thursday, January 29th, authors Ally Carter and Elizabeth Eulberg will visit our school together and talk about their books and the writing process with our middle grade students. Personalized signed copies of their books can be pre-ordered. See below for more information. Ally Carter, is the author of the very popular Gallagher Girls spy school series. Her new Embassy Row series begins with All Fall Down, a psych
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Breakfast with Santa ~ Service Opportunity!

Please see the link below for volunteer opportunities for middle school students at Breakfast for Santa!     http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E49A5A92AA2FC1-student
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Middle School Service Opportunity ~ BOOK FAIR

  Please see attached link for service opportunities before and during the annual Book Fair.  Thank you in advance for making the Book Fair a fun and enjoyable event for all! Questions?  See Mrs. Elliott http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A44A5AC29A57-middle1    
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Lately in the Library

  First, in all classes we have been talking about our One Book One Community book The Matchbox Diary and how objects and special things can tell our stories.  Maybe something we collect on a trip or save because it reminds us of something. When we share these things with someone else we share a part of ourselves. We will be talking about themes in this book all year long. Pre-K We have author Eileen Christelow
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First Quarter Middle School Bulletin

  The Middle School year is off to a busy, interesting, fun, and work-filled start!  New lockers, changing classes, adjusting to new curricula and expectations, organizing time, and managing homework, have been part of the transition for all.  Positive attitudes have been the norm, and overall, the adjustment to the new school year has gone quite smoothly!  The integration of one-to-one iPads has added to the ex
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Science Fair Resources

Middle School students that are starting to think about science fair may find these resources helpful. Remember Mrs. Nagel is also available in the library after school everyday except Tuesdays. science fair resources
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Middle School Forum

We are looking forward to seeing all Middle School parents tonight, September 10th, at 7pm! Please follow your child’s section as noted in the attached schedule.  Feel free to bring a printed copy of this schedule with you to the Middle School Forum. We will also have hard copies available at the event.
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Middle School Forum – New Date!

Parents of incoming 6th-8th graders are asked to make an update to their fall calendars. The date for our Middle School Forum, a curriculum night for 6th-8th grade parents, has been moved to Wednesday, September 10th at 7pm. More details will be forthcoming. Thank you!
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