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Uniform Closet is Open on Friday

The Uniform Closet is open for business this Friday, January 18th immediately following 3:10pm dismissal. Bring gently used uniform items to donate, or pick up skirts, jumpers, vests, polos or pants you may need to refresh your closet at home! Gently used donations are also welcome. Questions may be directed to eliz989@gmail.com.
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Moms & Tots Meets This Friday at SFX

Join us this Friday, January 18th when Moms & Tots returns to SFX in our new Early Childhood spaces! Caregivers and their little ones are invited to join us for playtime, conversation and a music & movement sequence. Buzz in through the new main doors at 8:30am for conversation, coffee and open play through 9am. Music will be held from 9-9:30am with free play to follow again until 10am. A calendar of upcoming
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Catholic Schools Week Kicks Off January 27th

Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. St. Francis is thrilled to again line up a week of fun, enriching and community-building events in recognition of this special week in our Archdiocese and across the nation. We kick off Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 27th with our 9:30am parish mass in the church, followed by an Open House from 10:30am-12:30pm. Facult
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Mass This Morning

SFX parents, siblings and friends are invited to join us for mass in the church today, January 15th at 10am. Miss Lavelle’s Kindergarten homeroom leads this morning’s liturgy. We hope to see you there!
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HSO Meeting & Illuminate Today

The HSO’s next monthly meeting takes place today, January 15th at 8:15am.  Parents are invited to join us following morning drop off in the new school cafeteria to learn more about events and programs going on at school through the HSO. This month’s ILLUMINATE Series speaker is Mike Henn, a representative from the Capital Campaign and an SFX parent, who will share information and insights about our new SFX School and
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Showcase Volunteer Meeting

Please join us this Thursday, January 17th at 7pm at the Bottle Shop in Wilmette to learn more about this year’s volunteer opportunities for Showcase 2019. Are you able to donate an item in support of this year’s event? Learn more here about some of the items we are seeking to make our auction a success. Questions may be directed to aschae10@gmail.com or jotagliamonte@yahoo.com.
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Alliance for Early Childhood Presentation

Please click on the graphic to RSVP online for this free session!
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News & Updates from the Office

Please note the following updates from the school office: Help us protect our new spaces! Snow boots are not permitted as part of our uniform during the school day, and will not be allowed on the new gym floor. Please send children to school with a pair of clean, dry shoes in back packs so that winter boots may be removed once students are safely inside following morning drop off. Students attending Before Care will
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School Board Accepting Applications

The St. Francis Xavier School Board invites school parents and SFX parishioners to apply for a three year term on the board beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.  The School Board is an advisory board and serves the school administration and Pastor in administrative support for the school. In addition to demonstrated leadership skills, the Board is particularly interested in applicants with a finance or operation
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Read to Succeed Reminder from the Library

The Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading program remains open to students in grades K-6. Any child who independently reads or is read to for 6 hours and completes the reading log will earn one free admission to Great America! Completed forms should be returned to the school library no later than February 15th. Download this reading log if your child has lost his or her original copy. Please let me know if you have any q
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Q3 Lunch Bunch & Enrichment Registration

The school office is now accepting changes to our 3 Yr Old and Jr Kindergarten students’ Lunch Bunch and Enrichment registrations for the 3rd quarter. If you are satisfied with your current enrollment in Lunch Bunch and/or Enrichment programming, then no action is needed at this time and your child will continue with his or her current preschool selections through the end of the 3rd quarter. If you wish to drop
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Parent Rosary Today

Parents are invited to say the rosary together in the church this morning, January 11th, immediately following 8:15am morning mass. Questions and special intentions may be directed to jschafer123@gmail.com.
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Faculty Feast

Every year during Catholic Schools Week, we set aside an evening to thank our teachers for their many sacrifices by preparing delicious meals for them to bring home at the end of the school day to share with their families. Please save the date for this year’s Faculty Feast on Tuesday, January 29th! Watch for a link to our Faculty Feast sign up genius soon asking all families to contribute food, flowers or wine
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HSO Meeting & ILLUMINATE

The HSO’s next monthly meeting takes place this Tuesday, January 15th at 8:15am.  Parents are invited to join us following morning drop off in the new school cafeteria to learn more about events and programs going on at school through the HSO. This month’s ILLUMINATE Series speaker is Mike Henn, a representative from the Capital Campaign and an SFX parent, who will share information and insights about our new SFX Sch
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Volunteer for Showcase

Please join us next Thursday, January 17th at 7pm at the Bottle Shop in Wilmette to learn more about this year’s volunteer opportunities for Showcase 2019. Are you able to donate an item in support of this year’s event? Learn more here about some of the items we are seeking to make our auction a success. Questions may be directed to aschae10@gmail.com or jotagliamonte@yahoo.com.
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Yearbook Cover Entries Due Today

SFX yearbook cover entries are due to the school office by the end of the day today, January 9th. This year’s cover theme is: A 2018 Blue Ribbon School. Why is SFX a Blue Ribbon School? Students may choose to feature academic excellence, leadership through service, or one of many other ways SFX shines and is recognized for excellence. Covers should be drawn on 8 1/2 x 11 sheets and oriented vertically, and should als
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Box Top Dress Down Day Today

Today, January 9th, is a Box Top Dress Down Day. All students who bring 10 Box Tops for Education or $1 to their homeroom teacher or MS advisor will be granted a dress down day this morning. Download a copy of our Box Top/Dress Down calendar here. Please contact office@sfx-school.org with questions.
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Open House Events

Please join the SFX parish community for an Open House to officially “unveil” our new facility on Thursday, January 24th from 6-8pm. Tour our new spaces and learn more about the many ways they will support and inspire our faith and learning community. Save the date also for our annual SFX School Open House to kick off Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 27th from 10:30am-12:30pm immediately following 9:30am mass
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MLK, Jr. Day

School is closed Monday, January 21st in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We wish all school families a relaxing three day weekend!
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