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Reminders from the School Office

Please make a note of the following reminders from the school office during this final week of school prior to the Christmas holiday: The Early Childhood Christmas Pageant takes place this morning, December 18th, at 10am in the Gym. All are welcome! Follow the Star permissions slips are due back to the office for all K-8 students this morning. Download a copy here. Tomorrow’s all school liturgy is led by Mrs. O
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Dates Added to the SFX Calendar

Please make a note of these additional dates that have been added to the SFX calendar: Wednesday and Thursday, January 17th-18th: 6th-8th grade Science Fair. Parents are invited to join and view projects and the awards ceremony that follows from 2:20-3pm on January 18th. Sunday, Feb. 25th at 2pm in the Gym: SFX Talent Show, “Crusaders Tonight.” Grades 3-8 are invited to perform in the show this year. Deta
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Thank You from the HSO

The HSO wishes to again thank Gina Ehlman and Angie Thomas, along with Sarah Lawton and Joann Teuber, for their hard work on this year’s Christmas Shoppe! K-8 students have now all delivered their Christmas treasures home to place under the tree. The HSO is grateful to all who made this year’s Christmas Shoppe available to our little shoppers. Merry Christmas!
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Teacher Christmas Gift

The HSO has extended the deadline to give to the Teacher Christmas Gift to this Wednesday, December 20th. Parents who still wish to contribute to this Christmas Fund for faculty and staff may bring donations to the school office, or deliver them to HSO President, Nicole Keenan. Thank you to the many SFX parents who have already made a gift!
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Read to Succeed Reminder

Students were given reading logs last week from the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Program. This program is open to children 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 5, 2018. A replacement reading log is available here for stu
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Thank You from the HSO

Today the Christmas Shoppe will close after a final day of shopping by K-8 students. Many exciting treasures have been purchased and we know our students can’t wait to share gifts with loved ones this Christmas! Thank you to Gina Ehlman, Kim Langill, Angie Thomas and their many volunteers for making this opportunity available to our students again this year. Merry Christmas!
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December Birthdays

Our December Birthday Dress Down and Celebration Day takes place next Wednesday, December 20th. Students whose birthdays take place during the month of December 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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Christmas Events Next Week

On Monday, December 18th, our Preschool and Kindergarten students present a very special Early Childhood Christmas Program at 10am in the Gym. Our Irish Dance Program invites all school families to a Christmas recital on Tuesday, December 19th at 7pm in the Gym. Our Christmas events conclude with Follow the Star on Thursday, December 21st, at 12pm. We cordially invite all St. Francis Xavier School families to join us
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Parent Rosary Today

Parents are invited to convene in the church this morning, December 15th immediately following 8:15am mass to say the rosary (at approximately 8:45am). Questions and special intentions may be directed to jschafer123@gmail.com. Thank you!
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Christmas Concert Tonight

SFX families are invited to join us this evening, December 14th, for our annual Christmas Concert at 6pm in the church! 1st-8th grade students should arrive 10 minutes early and may be seated with their families in pews. Student performers are asked to wear holiday “dress up” clothing, or may alternately wear school uniforms. The evening concludes by 7pm. Thank you to Miss Ford and Mrs. Chada for their wo
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Christmas Shoppe Reminder

The Christmas Shoppe looks forward to welcoming shoppers during the school day today and Friday, December 14th and 15th. Can you lend a hand assisting shoppers this year? Sign up here! Download a copy of our Christmas Shoppe schedule here to learn when your K-8 child will be visiting to purchase holiday gifts. Thank you to Gina Ehlman, Kim Langill, Angie Thomas and their many Christmas Elves for setting up a fun and
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Christmas Vacation

Next Thursday, December 21st, is a 1:45pm dismissal. Please make a note of this early release for K-8 and Enrichment students. School is closed Friday, December 22nd through Friday, January 5th for the holiday break. School resumes Monday, January 8th (please note this first day back to school is an 8th grade pizza day). We wish all school families a joy-filled Christmas and a peaceful New Year!
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Updates from the Office

Please make a note of the following reminders from the office: Crusader Community t-shirts ordered this fall have arrived! If you placed an order for a t-shirt, it will come home with your child today or tomorrow. Spiritwear orders are available for pick up in the school office. Parents who ordered a Crusader Community t-shirt in addition to spiritwear through the online sale will find both of those orders bundled to
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A Note from The Christmas Shoppe

The Christmas Shoppe looks forward to welcoming shoppers during the school day tomorrow and Friday, December 14th and 15th. Can you lend a hand assisting shoppers this year? Sign up here! Download a copy of our Christmas Shoppe schedule here to learn when your K-8 child will be visiting to purchase holiday gifts.
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Showcase Christmas Eve Mass Pew

Showcase remains open for bidding on select holiday and pre-event items this week! Please visit the Showcase page of the website here for details and links regarding our Front Row Pew at Christmas Eve Mass, Student Dress Down Passes, Chili Cook Off Sign Up (January 13th!), and Red Carpet Raffle. Please note that bidding on our first row Pew for Christmas Eve Masses closes on December 20th. The current “high bid
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Follow the Star

St. Francis Xavier School invites all families, parishioners, alumni and friends to join us as we Follow the Star on Thursday, December 21st. Meet in the school’s Centennial Plaza at 12pm in front of the main doors. Student Council “wise men” will lead a prayerful procession through the neighborhood in search of the Christ Child. K-8 students will return to classrooms following this event and will b
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Mass Today

Join us in the church at 10am this morning for our all school liturgy. This morning’s mass is led by Mrs. Cobia’s 1st Grade Class. All are welcome!
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Final Day for Christmas Shoppe Orders

Today is the final day to place online orders for the Christmas Shoppe! To register your K-8 child for shopping on December 14th & 15th (this Thursday and Friday), please complete our Shoppe Order Form here for each of your shoppers. You will be prompted to visit the SFX store to pay for your gifts through an online link upon submitting this form. The Shoppe needs helpers! Please consider a brief shift in the sho
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Holiday Movie Showing

This Saturday, December 16th, the SFX PREP program is organizing a holiday movie opportunity at the Wilmette Theatre that is open to SFX School, PREP, St. Joseph’s and interfaith communities. Learn more and reserve your spot here for the film, The Star. Tickets are $6.50 per person.
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Parent Rosary This Friday

Parents are invited to say the rosary together one Friday per month in the church, immediately following 8:15am morning mass. During the 2017-2018 academic year, these Friday rosaries are scheduled for the 3rd Friday of the month, running through May 2018. Our next Friday rosary takes place this Friday, December 15th in the church. Questions, and special intentions, may be directed to jschafer123@gmail.com. Thank you
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HSO Meeting & Envelop Stuffing

Please join the HSO for its monthly board meeting this morning, December 12th, immediately following morning drop off. Our Showcase Chairs are looking for a few volunteers to stay after the meeting to help stuff envelopes for this year’s Showcase invitations. We are grateful to parents for any help they can offer!
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