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Updates from the Office

Please note the following updates from the school office on this Friday, May 29th: Miss Barrett hopes to welcome many students on Zoom this morning for prayer and announcements at 8:30am. Mrs. Clohisy’s “chapter book read aloud” with grades 2-4 is canceled today due to the May Crowning Mass happening at 1pm on YouTube. Thank you to the many families who signed up to pick up student belongings yesterday an
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Join Us for May Crowning Today!

Today, May 29th, we celebrate a special 8th Grade May Crowning Mass in the church. Due to the limitations imposed by this time of learning safely at home, only the 8th Grade May Crowning Court will be present in the church today. We invite all school families to join our 8th Grade Class watching from home when today’s May Crowning liturgy is live streamed on the parish YouTube Channel here at 1pm. Thank you for
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Friday’s BIG IDEA

J.K. Rowling announced this week that she has written a new children’s fairy tale entitled “The Ickabog” and will release chapters of the book on her website every weekday free for children and families to enjoy during this time at home. The first two chapters of “The Ickabog” were posted on Tuesday and subsequent chapters will continue to be shared until the entire book has been enjoyed
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Updates from the Office

Please note the following updates as you start your day today, May 28th: Miss Barrett invites your family to join her for morning prayer and announcements today at 8:30am on Zoom. Don’t miss this week’s sing along with Miss Ford at 9am. Visit sfx-school.org/sfxzooms for a link to join in the fun! Find today’s parish liturgy here on YouTube. Mrs. Sawyer hosts read alouds for Preschool, Kindergarten a
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Thursday’s BIG IDEA

In addition to exploring space and the outer limits of the universe, NASA has also been busy assembling fantastic resources for families learning from home who crave fun and stimulating experiences they can engage in as a family. Visit NASA at Home – For Kids and Families to find links to games, STEM activities, videos, virtual tours, coloring pages and more.
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1, 2, 3 Magic Parenting Speaker Event

As previously announced, we are fortunate to welcome the renowned Dr. Thomas Phelan, author of best selling 1-2-3 Magic, to share two webinars with SFX parents on how to manage children in general (and particularly) during these challenging times. Please see details below: Monday, June 1, from 4-5:15pm (includes live Q&A)  1-2-3 Magic with a COVID Twist: What kind of drink would you like?   • How to prevent famil
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2020-2021 Bus Registration

Wilmette’s District 39 will again offer bus transportation during the 2020-2021 school year to all families who live within District 39 boundaries. The cost to SFX families for one-way transportation per rider is $333; round trip service is $575. Learn more here through the District 39 site. If you would like to register for bus transportation for your student for the fall, please download the Transportation Re
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Way to Go Wednesday

Good morning and welcome back to Way to Go Wednesday! Please join Miss Barrett for morning prayer and announcements at 8:30am today, May 27th ready to share “shout outs” for students and teachers. Please also note the following reminders: Today’s parish liturgy can be found here on YouTube. Please note that today’s Virtual Library hours with Mrs. Sawyer are canceled so that she may participate
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Keeping Math Skills Sharp through Summer

Dear SFX School Parents, Many families have expressed interest in continuing Math education during the summer break. If you would like to take a break from the “screen,”  I recommend the workbook published by Summer Skills at www.summerskills.com. The math workbooks are nicely organized and provide worked solutions for all of the problems, which can be very helpful. In addition, our Math in Focus contract for t
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Wednesday’s BIG IDEA

The Art Institute of Chicago offers a range of free activities accessible to kids and families as we continue to learn from home this spring. Choose from inspired art-making activities, creative writing prompts, coloring book pages and crosswords all designed for family fun. Kid-friendly content inspired by the collections housed at the Art Institute can be found on their “get creative at home” page here.
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Updates from the Office

Welcome back, SFX! We hope all school families enjoyed a relaxing holiday weekend soaking up sunshine with plenty of outdoor fun. Please note a few updates as we begin another week of learning together from home: Miss Barrett invites families to join her on Zoom for morning prayer and announcements at 8:30am today. This morning’s school liturgy can be found here on YouTube. Mrs. Sawyer hosts read alouds for stu
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Virtual Parent Get Togethers Continue This Week

Ms. Egan continues to host virtual parent gatherings on Zoom this week. Parents are invited to drop in for the meetings designated for each of their children’s grades, with half hour hang outs carved out for “boy parents” and “girl parents.” Many of us are missing the spontaneous conversation, connections and the sense of community born of our normal time on campus. During this time of e
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Special Presentation for School Parents

Save the Date! I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Phelan, author of best selling 1-2-3 Magic, with over 2 million copies sold, will be joining our SFX community over Zoom. Dr. Phelan will offer tips on how to manage this challenging time at home with your children from preschool through their teenage years. Two 75 minutes sessions will include time reserved for your questions. More details will follow! Ple
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Graphic Novel Book Club Offering This Friday

Mrs. Sawyer has enjoyed virtual book club meetings with 4th-6th grade students via Zoom during this time of remote learning. 4th-6th graders who have yet to take advantage of this opportunity and who may be interested are invited to join Mrs. Sawyer this Friday, May 29th at 3pm when the group discusses two graphic novels by Nathan Hale. Learn more and find a google form to sign up here in the Library Blog.
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Tuesday’s BIG IDEA

The Laurie Berkner Band is a nationally-acclaimed children’s music group that’s normally criss-crossing the US to play concerts to young, adoring audiences. You can hear a sample of some of the Laurie Berkner Band’s best loved tunes here. During this time of learning at home, Laurie Berkner has switched gears to offer online content, including free “Laurie Live” concerts streamed here on
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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday to all our school families! We hope that you enjoy the weekend ahead and have a relaxing Memorial Day holiday. Please note the following reminders as you start your day: Join Miss Barrett at 8:30am for prayer and morning announcements on Zoom. We hope to see you there! Today’s Saints JFX liturgy can be found on YouTube here. Families who use bus service coordinated through District 39 are asked to
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Friday’s BIG IDEA

The Kohl Children’s Museum may be closed to visitors right now, but their team is working hard to create exhibits and instructional experiences you can enjoy with your family from home. Kohl Kids Live! runs through August 30th and offers Monday and Wednesday morning Facebook Live activities at 10:30am led by museum staff. On Tuesdays and Thursdays Kohl posts videos of supporting activities and invites you to sh
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Special Presentation for School Parents

Save the Date! I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Phelan, author of best selling 1-2-3 Magic, with over 2 million copies sold, will be joining our SFX community over Zoom. Dr. Phelan will offer tips on how to manage this challenging time at home with your children from preschool through their teenage years. Two 75 minutes sessions will include time reserved for your questions. More details will follow! Ple
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Seeking Mentor Families

We look forward to welcoming a new group of families into our community this summer before their children join us in August. Are you able to serve as a mentor to a new family who will be joining your child’s grade this fall? Mentors are needed to guide, answer questions, and help introduce families to classmates this summer and through the coming school year. Mentor families are a true gift to the newest member
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Reminders from the Office

Please take a moment to review the following updates from the office for today, May 21st: Join Miss Barrett for morning prayer and announcements on Zoom at 8:30am this morning. Miss Ford hopes to see you at 9am today for her weekly sing along. Come ready for songs and fun! Mrs. Sawyer hosts read alouds in the Virtual Library today from 11-11:30am. We finish the day today with our weekly Family Rosary at 4pm on Zoom.
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