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Summer Deadlines and Reminders

Please make a note of the following reminders this summer: While the deadline for Edukit school supplies has passed, the company offers a “last chance” program that’s open to SFX families through August 1, 2018. If you have not yet ordered school supplies for your child and still wish to do so online, place your late order here and supplies will be mailed to your home for a fee by August 16, 2018. F
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Summer Reading

Happy summer, SFX! A comprehensive list of summer reading resources has been added to the “summer” tab on the school website here. Preschool through incoming 8th grade students are invited to check this page for information regarding free digital resources, our Tower of Books Optional Reading Challenge, next year’s 3rd-5th grade Bluestem Challenge, and more. Please note that these resources are offe
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Camp Meet & Greet is Tomorrow

Crusader Camp begins on Monday, June 18th. We can’t wait to officially kick off the summer season with our fun Crusader Camp team! All campers are invited to join us on the sport court tomorrow, June 15th from 11am-12pm for our annual “Meet & Greet” event. Counselors will be on hand to meet campers and staff will be available to accept outstanding forms, collect an extra set of clothing to keep
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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer is here! We wish our many families a fabulous summer vacation filled with adventure, rest and…enriching summer reading! Please take a moment to review the summer reading challenge materials shared last night by Mrs. Sawyer, Mrs. Tessers and Mrs. Meyers. In addition to this overview, watch for links to required summer reading assignments for Middle School students and for a summer reading page to be added
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Reminders from the School Nurse

We ask all families to please review this letter from our school nurse, Mrs. Cerone. All medications on file in the school office should be picked up today, June 13th. In particular, please note that health requirements for the 2018-2019 school year and corresponding forms have been posted. Mrs. Cerone kindly asks that parents schedule any necessary doctor’s appointments now so that required health, dental, and
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Yearbooks

School yearbooks go home today for 1st-7th grade students. Families who still wish to purchase a yearbook may do so by sending in $20 to the school office today, tomorrow or Friday. A limited number of extra copies remain available through the end of this week. Questions may be directed to jackiepetrozzi@sfx-school.org.
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Final Mass and Last Day of School

Today, June 13th, is the final day of school for 1st-7th grade students and dismissal takes place at 1:45pm. All families are invited to join us for our last school mass of the year today at 12:45pm in the church when our 7th graders lead the liturgy. Happy summer!
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Uniform Closet Open Today

The Uniform Closet is open for business again today, June 13th on the main plaza at 1:45pm dismissal. Beat the fall rush and visit today! Donations to the Uniform Closet will also be accepted at this time. Contact Andrea Schaeffer with any questions at  aschae10@gmail.com.
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Uniform Closet

The Uniform Closet is open for business today and tomorrow, June 12th and 13th, offering items you may need for the 2018-2019 school year. Beat the fall rush and visit this week! The Uniform Closet will be open at school today on the plaza at 3pm dismissal and again tomorrow, June 13th, at 1:45pm dismissal. Donations to the Uniform Closet will also be accepted at this time. Contact Andrea Schaeffer with any questions
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No HSO Meeting Today

There is no HSO meeting this morning, June 12th. HSO President, Nicole Keenan wishes to thank the many parents who have worked so hard to make this year such a success! Happy summer!
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Edukit Deadline is Tomorrow

St. Francis is pleased to offer students entering grades K-8 the opportunity to purchase school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year online. Supplies ordered through Edukit may be purchased here through June 13th. Your child’s supplies will be waiting here at SFX on the first day of school! Alternately, families may choose to purchase supplies through local retailers – supply lists will be posted at the
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Final School Mass and Dismissal

Tomorrow, June 13th, is the final day of school for 1st-7th grade students and dismissal takes place at 1:45pm. All families are invited to join us for our last school mass of the year tomorrow at 12:45pm in the church when our 7th graders lead the liturgy. Please make note of this special date and time; there is no mass scheduled for today, June 12th.
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From the School Nurse

Parents are asked to pick up any medications on file in the school office by tomorrow, June 13th. For the safety of our students, any items left in the office over summer break will be delivered to the Health Department for disposal. Questions may be directed to catherinecerone@sfx-school.org.
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Book Fair Order Extension for MS Summer Reading

Thank you to the many families who supported the book fair this past week! The HSO and the School Library are particularly grateful to Andrea Schaeffer and Evelyn de la Cruz for chairing this event that directs new books to our vibrant school library! The fair has ended, but current 5th-7th grade students who still wish to place orders for their required summer reading through The Book Stall as part of the fair may d
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Hot Lunch Reminder

Thank you to the many families who took advantage of our hot lunch service through Quest and our daily milk delivery this school year. As of Friday, June 8th, hot lunch and milk service have both ended. Please note that milk and hot lunch will no longer be provided June 11th-13th and that students should instead bring a lunch from home.
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Final Week of School

The final week of the school year has arrived! Please note the dates listed below as we enter these last days of school. Additionally, if you are available to serve as a “mentor” to a new family that will join us this fall, please email jackiepetrozzi@sfx-school.org this week. Thank you! Kindergarten Graduation and last day of school, June 12 Final day for After Care, June 12 (After Care will not be provi
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School Supplies for Haiti

During these final days of school, teachers will assist students as they sort through desks and lockers to clean out their spaces for summer vacation. As part of this process, students will be invited to donate any supplies they wish to send to Haiti in designated collection bins outside of homerooms. The office kindly asks parents to talk to children about whether or not they want their supplies to be donated or bro
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Yearbook Sales End This Week

2017-2018 School Yearbooks will come home with students on their final day of school. The office has a limited number of extra copies available for purchase. If you missed the opportunity to place an order earlier this year and would still like to reserve a copy for your child, yearbooks will be sold for $20 on a first come, first served basis. Please email office@sfx-school.org to place your order – checks may
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Final Day for Book Fair

Today, June 8th is the final day of the SFX Spring Book Fair. Book donations for Bernie’s Book Bank are being accepted today at 8am and again at 3pm on the main plaza. We encourage families to visit the fair today or to deliver an order form to the school office to take advantage of the generous 20% give back to our library from The Book Stall on all purchases. Visit the Book Fair page here for hours, details a
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Edukit Deadline is Next Week

St. Francis is pleased to offer students entering grades K-8 the opportunity to purchase school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year online. Supplies ordered through Edukit may be purchased here through June 13th. Your child’s supplies will be waiting here at SFX on the first day of school! Alternately, families may choose to purchase supplies through local retailers – supply lists will be posted at the
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Thank You from 8th Grade Pretzel Sale

The Class of 2018 wishes to thank the many students and parents who purchased a pretzel at this month’s 8th grade sales. With your help, our 8th graders raised $938 for our sharing school and parish in Haiti. Thank you for your generosity and support and for helping our 8th graders make a difference in the world.
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Mentor Families Needed

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? 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 members of our c
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Book Donations This Week

Please bring your gently used books to the SFX Spring Book Fair today and tomorrow! All donated books will be delivered to Bernie’s Book Bank, an organization that provides books to deserving Chicago area children. Learn more about Bernie’s Book Bank here. For your convenience, collection bins are waiting to accept children’s books for readers up to age 12 at the main doors on the school plaza at morning drop o
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