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Tip the Teachers Tonight!

The SFX Dad’s Club invites all St. Francis moms & dads to join them tonight, April 27th at Nick’s Bar and Grill. SFX teachers will be serving drinks at the bar from 6-9pm, and tips collected over those three hours will be donated to this year’s Teachers Light the Way Fund (stay tuned for more info from the HSO on this important fund in the coming days). Don’t miss this casual and fun oppor
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Parking Lot Duty Help Needed

We are in need of parking lot duty volunteers today and tomorrow, April 27th and 28th. If you are able to lend a hand and help keep our students safe at 3pm dismissal either today or Friday, please sign up here. Thank you!
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Water Bottle Thank You

A huge thank you to all who participated and helped make the Earth Day water bottle collection a success! Over 100 water bottles were collected and are being sent to the parishioners of Immaculate Conception in Haiti. The parishioners there will be using our donations to retrieve fresh water from the well that SFX recently helped to build. Thank you, SFX, for your support!
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Thank You from St. Thomas of Canterbury

Dear St. Francis Xavier Families, A big thank you from the guests at St. Thomas of Canterbury Soup Kitchen for the blessing bags! They were distributed on Friday, April 21st at the takeaway window, where guests can get a sandwich, snack, or piece of fruit to take home with them after dinner. Thank you for your generosity and for helping bring some Easter joy to our brothers and sisters in need! Sincerely, Fr. Paul, N
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Tip the Teachers Tomorrow Night!

The SFX Dad’s Club invites all St. Francis moms & dads to join them tomorrow night, April 27th at Nick’s Bar and Grill. SFX teachers will be serving drinks at the bar from 6-9pm, and tips collected over those three hours will be donated to this year’s Teachers Light the Way Fund (stay tuned for more info from the HSO on this important fund in the coming days). Don’t miss this casual and fu
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Cookie Sale Today

Save the date! Our SFX Girl Scouts will be out on the plaza today, April 26th, at 3pm dismissal selling cookies. This will be the final cookie sale of the year so be sure to stock up! Cookies are $5 per box. Questions may be directed to leslielannan@gmail.com.
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Blood Drive Reminder

We invite all members of the St. Francis community to give blood on Saturday, May 13th. To be eligible you must be 17 years or older and weigh at least 110 pounds (16 year olds can donate with parental consent). Hydrate well before donating and the entire process takes less than an hour. You can also save time on May 13th by visiting Donor Pass here prior to giving blood. Appointments are available between 8am-1pm an
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Students Purchase Paper Shoes This Week

The SFX Middle School invites school families to support its spring service project, Walk MS. Learn more about how our 6th-8th grade students are raising funds in anticipation of this Saturday’s event here. All Crusaders are invited to purchase paper shoes every day this week (so be sure to send your Crusaders to school with a few dollars to support this cause!). Paper shoes will be displayed in our halls in a
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Get Involved at SFX Though the HSO

Are you interested in learning about SFX’s parent volunteer group, HSO, a group that fully supports the school through many events and volunteer opportunities? Looking to get involved with the amazing SFX community of families? Please join us at the May 9th HSO meeting at 8:15 am in the Providence Room in the parish office for details of open positions. We are seeking many volunteers at a variety of levels for the up
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Mass Today

Due to Aspire testing during the morning hours, today’s all school mass takes place at 1pm. Please join us in the church this afternoon, April 25th, when our K-8 Crusader Communities celebrate mass led by Mrs. Cumming’s 3rd grade homeroom.
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May Pizza Day

Monday, May 1st is an 8th grade pizza day. All JK Lunch Bunch through 8th grade students who participate in our monthly pizza day program will be served a lunch at school next Monday, May 1st. Please note that Quest hot lunch programming does not operate on 8th grade pizza days. Questions may be directed to jteuber@hotmail.com.
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Box Top/1:45pm Day Next Week

Next Wednesday, May 3rd, is a 1:45pm dismissal and Box Top Dress Down Day. All K-8 students who bring in $1 or 10 Box Tops for Education are invited to dress down. After Care is available for those needing extended coverage. JK Enrichment families are asked to pick up at 1:35pm on Box Top Wednesdays. Thank you!
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2017-2018 Bus Service

Wilmette’s District 39 will again offer bus transportation during the 2017-2018 school year to all families who live within District 39 boundaries. The cost to SFX families for one-way transportation is $333; round trip service is $575. You can learn more here in the attached letter to St. Francis families from D39. If you would like to register for bus transportation for your student for the fall, please downl
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Aspire Testing Schedule Reminders

Aspire testing in grades 3-7 is scheduled to begin tomorrow, April 25th. Testing takes place each morning through Friday, April 28th. Please take a moment to review Miss Barrett’s SFX School News letter regarding the Aspire test here. Band and piano are canceled this Tuesday to accommodate our testing schedule. 10th Period is also canceled all week due to Aspire testing. If your 5th-8th grade child normally att
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New Time for Tomorrow’s Liturgy

Due to Aspire testing during the morning hours, this week’s all school mass takes place tomorrow afternoon. Please join us in the church at 1pm tomorrow, April 25th, when our K-8 Crusader Communities celebrate mass led by Mrs. Cumming’s 3rd grade homeroom.
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Girl Scout Cookie Sale This Wednesday

Save the date! Our SFX Girl Scouts will be out on the plaza this Wednesday, April 26th, at 3pm dismissal selling cookies. This will be the final cookie sale of the year so be sure to stock up! Cookies are $5 per box. Questions may be directed to leslielannan@gmail.com.
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Tip the Teachers on Thursday Night

The SFX Dad’s Club invites all St. Francis moms & dads to join them this Thursday night, April 27th at Nick’s Bar and Grill. SFX teachers will be serving drinks at the bar from 6-9pm, and tips collected over those three hours come back to St. Francis! Don’t miss this casual and fun opportunity to connect with SFX friends new and old, all while supporting our teachers and our school. We hope to s
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Join us for Tip the Teachers Night on Thursday!

The SFX Dad’s Club invites all St. Francis moms & dads to join them this Thursday night, April 27th at Nick’s Bar and Grill. SFX teachers will be serving drinks at the bar from 6-9pm, and tips collected over those three hours come back to St. Francis! Don’t miss this casual and fun opportunity to connect with SFX friends new and old, all while supporting our teachers and our school. We hope to s
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Aspire Testing Reminders

Aspire testing in grades 3-7 is scheduled for this Tuesday, April 25th-Friday, April 28th. Please take a moment to review yesterday’s SFX School News letter from Miss Barrett regarding this Archdiocesan-mandated test here. Questions may be directed to office@sfx-school.org.
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Year-End Dates

Please make a note of our schedule during the final days of school in June. Last days and special dismissal times are included below, by grade and program, for the 2016-2017 academic year: Seedlings: Thursday, June 1st 8th Grade: Friday, June 2nd Turning 3’s: Tuesday, June 6th 3 Year Olds and JrK, including Lunch Bunch and Enrichment: Wednesday, June 7th Kindergarten (early dismissal after 10am graduation): Thu
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Support our Middle School Service Project

The SFX Middle School invites school families to support its upcoming spring service project, Walk MS. Learn more about how our 6th-8th grade students will raise funds in anticipation of the April 30th event here. All Crusaders are invited to purchase $1 paper shoes in the week leading up to Walk MS. Paper shoes will be displayed in our halls in a show of support for all walkers. Questions may be directed to susan@ma
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Aspire Testing Next Week

Aspire testing is scheduled next week for students in grades 3 and up. We ask all families to please arrive to school no later than 8:15am each morning in order to provide ample time to settle into classrooms prior to testing during morning hours. Please refrain from scheduling appointments and other absences on these testing days. Thank you!
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No Band or Piano Next Week

Due to Aspire testing next week, there will be no band or piano lessons scheduled at SFX on Tuesday, April 25th. Band and piano students are asked to refer to the email from Ms. Dagg for ongoing practice assignments. Questions may be directed to office@sfx-school.org.
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