GRADE 5 MARSHMALLOW CATAPULTS! Visit our Facebook page to view the video of this awesome STEM activity!
A full week of an uninterrupted schedule finally allowed us to gain some momentum and readjust from the holiday break. 
Classrooms have been buzzing with the sounds of busy learning, and our middle school students have completed the winter session of MAP Growth testing. This upcoming week, our 3 rd through 5 th graders will be taking their turn at demonstrating growth and learning through the MAP testing platform. Please make certain that your children are well rested and well fed in order to be prepared to tackle the testing! This second round of testing will provide us with important data that our teachers will be using to differentiate their lessons, as well as identifying areas of student
weakness. Teachers will also be assigning students practice and reinforcement of identified areas of improvement on MAP Skills, that we will be using here at school, and eventually will be used to practice at home.

The School Events Committee met this past Monday night to discuss a few upcoming “mini-events”, but the event that got the most attention at the meeting was our annual Gala & Auction. This year’s fundraiser, imagine , is much earlier in the year than our usual end-of-April event, and therefore we really need to “get the ball” rolling in preparing for an amazing time of fun, raising funds. Please notice the flyer in your son/daughter’s Friday folder today, launching and encouraging parents to donate to our classroom baskets for the event. We are really hoping for participation at all grade levels, as these baskets will be a critical part of our auction. Please make note that you do not have to purchase something to go into your grade level basket. If you have a connection, or frequent certain businesses that you could solicit a donation, that would be wonderful. 

Our annual Open House will be here in no time; therefore the re-registration process will begin in the very near future. Please be mindful of the fact that we offer our current families the opportunity to secure their spot(s), prior to opening our doors to the public on Sunday, January 27th. With many of our classes close to capacity, it is important that we determine our families' commitment to returning, in order to predict the number of open seats we may have, as new families inquire.
Have a great weekend and God bless.
Mrs. Russo
Re-registration for current families for the 2019-2020 school year will begin the week of Jan 21st  

More information coming soon on how to secure your spot before we open enrollment during Catholic Schools Week.
In order to raise awareness about this great leader and all that MLK Jr. stood for, students may come to school in cozy winter PJ's
 (No slippers please!) on
Friday, January 18th as a part of
"I Have a Dream Day".

SFX students will reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in a special way on this coming Friday, before the holiday weekend.
Next week at-a-glance:
Monday, Jan 14th-
Spaghetti w/ meatballs
Tuesday, Jan 15th-
Chicken Patty
Wednesday, Jan 16th-
Shepherd's Pie
Thursday, Jan 17th-
Breaded Chicken Drumstick
Friday, Jan 18th-
Pizza Wedge
Next week...Gr. 3-5

We continue week 2 of our second round of MAP Growth testing sessions this school year. Testing will be mainly in the mornings according to the following schedule:

Week 2 (Jan 14-18): Grades 3-5
Week 3 (Jan 22-25): Grades K-2

Please be sure to arrive to school on time and reschedule any potential doctor's appointments that could conflict with your child's testing schedule. Thank you!

Gala 2019...
Help us prepare for the largest fundraiser of the year! Read class basket making flyer for information on your child's class and the plea for your help!
The next imagine meeting, is this Monday night, January 14th at 7pm in the school library!
I Seek Your Face, O Lord.
~Psalm 27
Next School Mass:

January 14th
@ 9am

K-8 attending; weather permitting; (Gr. 6-8 should wear special occasion uniforms)

1st reading: Sydney P. (7)
Psalm: Kailey A. (7)
Prayers of the Faithful: Julia H. (7)
Extended Care Club Schedule
MONDAYS- M r. Robinson's Music Lessons (K-4); Coming soon... next session of Art Lab starts 1/28!
BOY'S Instructional Schedule change FOR NEXT WEEK ONLY!
Boys' instructional will take place on
TUESDAY , Jan. 15th next week,
from 3:15- 4:15 
WEDNESDAYS- Bay State Tumbling and Fitness Class
FRIDAYS - Girls Instructional Bball;
Let's get in the SFX Spirit for Catholic Schools Week.
In order to have your new spirit wear in time for Catholic Schools Week, purchases must be made by Wednesday, January 16th
at 3:00pm!
In preparation for Catholic Schools Week at the end of the month, we'd love to have a special display of Family Selfies in the hallway for students to enjoy.

Please send your family selfie between now and January 25th to so we can add it to our display. Thanks!
Refer a family to our school community:
The application process for the 2019-2020 school year has already begun! If you are a current recipient of FACE funding, you should have already received an email outlining the process for reapplication. If you foresee the need for tuition assistance for the 2019-2020 school year, you can access the FACTS application by clicking  HERE .
Note that the scholarship application for the 2019-20 school year must be completed and verified by FACTS by February 15, 2019 in order to be considered during the first round of scholarship awards.
All things fundraising....
Grocery card program began in September and continues thru May. Initial orders can be sent in on regular paper and in plain envelope and the pink grocery envelope will be sent home with the first set of gift cards.