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Reminders for Today

Please make a note of the following reminders for October 17th from the school office: Students are invited to dress down today, October 17th, in Cubs colors and gear. Help us cheer on our hometown team with a special Cubs dress down day! Please continue to support the HSO Nothing Bundt Cake fundraiser this week! This event runs through Saturday, October 21st. Today’s school mass takes place at 10am in the chur
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Birthday Celebration Day Tomorrow

Our October Birthday Dress Down and Celebration Day takes place next tomorrow, October 18th. Students whose birthdays take place during the month of October are invited to “dress down” on this day. Review the Birthday Celebration Day schedule here to find the date when your SFX student may dress down for his or her birthday. Please contact office@sfx-school.org with any questions.
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SFX Spirit Wear

The SFX Fall Spirit Wear Online Sale is now open here. Place your order for SFX gear to outfit all of your favorite Crusaders! Items include hoodies, headbands, and basketball shorts, as well as new items like Mens’ pullovers, flannel pants, and Womens’ wide-necked sweatshirts. The online sale runs through November 3rd and items will be delivered to school in time for holiday gift giving. Please contact H
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Altar Server Sign-Up and Training

St. Francis Xavier Parish is in need of Altar Servers! Our priests are so appreciative of the assistance provided by servers during the mass. Scheduling is flexible; we use Sign up Genius so you can select masses that work for your family. SFX students in 5th through 8th grades are invited to join this valuable ministry, and must attend a one hour training session conducted by Fr. Rodlin before they can begin. Sign u
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Updates from the Office

Please make a note of the following updates from the school office: Students may bring copies of I Will Always Write Back from home to the library this morning, October 16th, so that visiting author, Cailtin Alifirenka, may sign them. Please include a post it note with the student’s name on the book. Tomorrow, October 17th, we welcome Cailtin Alifirenka to campus as part of our RED campaign. Be sure to support
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Rummage Needs Volunteers

Rummage is here!! Please note the following key information: Our Furniture Tent Sale takes place Tuesday, October 17: 4.30pm – 6.30pm and again on Thursday, October 19: 4.30pm – 6.30pm Our Drop Off Days are Thursday, October 19: 4pm-6pm, and Friday, October 20: 9am-11am AND 4pm-6pm This year we will collect ONLY Women’s Clothes, Men’s Clothes, Kids’s Clothes, Shoes and Furniture This year’s Sale tak
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Coat Drive Starts Tomorrow

Please support our 8th grade service project this week by donating warm coats, fleeces, sweatshirts, jackets, snow pants, hats and gloves. 8th graders will be waiting outside at morning drop off on Linden Avenue and in the parking lot on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings – October 17th-19th. All winter coat/accessory donations collected here and through Rummage drop offs will be delivered to St. Thomas o
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Mass on Tuesday

Our weekly school mass takes place Tuesday, October 17th. Please join us when 6 Gold leads our liturgy in the church at 10am. K-8 students should wear uniform vests on all mass days.
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RED Author Book Signing

Author Cailtin Alifirenka, co-author of I Will Always Write Back, visits SFX this Tuesday, October 17th. If your student currently owns a copy of this book and would like Ms. Alifirenka to autograph it while she is here, please bring the book to the library no later than tomorrow, October 16th. Be sure the book has a post-it note with the student’s name on it. Questions may be directed to lindasawyer@sfx-school
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Coat Drive

Please support our 8th grade service project this week by donating warm coats, fleeces, sweatshirts, jackets, snow pants, hats and gloves. 8th graders will be waiting outside at morning drop off on Linden Avenue and in the parking lot on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings – October 17th-19th. All winter coat/accessory donations collected here and through Rummage drop offs will be delivered to St. Thomas o
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RED Campaign In Full Swing

Please take a moment to review yesterday’s SFX School News email regarding our kick-off of the RED Campaign. We look forward to learning how we can all Respect Each Difference this year by exploring world cultures and embracing our global community. Thank you to Linda Sawyer, Moira Gorman-Fisk and Karen Meyers for their hard work! We look forward to welcoming author Caitlin Alifirenka to campus next week!
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Moms & Tots

Moms and Tots meets today, October 13th, at 8:30am in the Xavier Room. Caregivers and their little ones are invited to join us for playtime, conversation, and a music & movement sequence. Find a listing of this year’s Mom & Tots dates here. This is a free, drop-in program. We hope to see you there!
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Uniform Closet Open Today!

The Uniform Closet opens today, October 12th, at 3pm dismissal in the courtyard area. Pants, sweaters, and vests only will be available for pick up in preparation for Fall temperatures. Contact Andrea Schaeffer at aschae10@gmail.com with any questions.
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Rummage Needs Volunteers

Rummage is quickly approaching!! Please note the following key information: Our Furniture Tent Sale takes place Tuesday, October 17: 4.30pm – 6.30pm and again on Thursday, October 19: 4.30pm – 6.30pm Our Drop Off Days are Thursday, October 19: 4pm-6pm, and Friday, October 20: 9am-11am AND 4pm-6pm This year we will collect ONLY Women’s Clothes, Men’s Clothes, Kids’s Clothes, Shoes and Furniture This year&#
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Book Signing Next Week

Author Cailtin Alifirenka, co-author of I Will Always Write Back, visits SFX on Tuesday, October 17th. If your student currently owns a copy of this book and would like Ms. Alifirenka to autograph it while she is here, please bring the book to the library no later than Monday, October 16th. Be sure the book has a post-it note with the student’s name on it. Questions may be directed to lindasawyer@sfx-school.org
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PoetryPalooza & Family Reading Night

We are excited to announce that during the week of October 23, poet Bill Bucinzsky is returning to SFX for the second year in a row to spend a week at SFX infusing the building with the rhythm and rhyme of poetry. He will be spending time with all students from preschool through 8th grade. Please mark your calendars for the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 24 for PoetryPalooza at 6:30 pm. All students and families are welcom
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Village Meeting is Tonight

The SFX campus improvement team appears at Wilmette’s Village Hall tonight, October 11th at 7:30pm to meet with the Zoning Board of Appeals. Please join us this evening to show your support behind Faith in Action. Questions regarding the campaign or the Village process may be directed to mhenn1010@gmail.com.
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Birthday Celebration Day Next Week

Our October Birthday Dress Down and Celebration Day takes place next Wednesday, October 18th. Students whose birthdays take place during the month of October are invited to “dress down” on this day. Review the Birthday Celebration Day schedule here to find the date when your SFX student may dress down for his or her birthday. Please contact office@sfx-school.org with any questions.
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