A final journey through the halls...
Please pray for our 8th Grade Class as they celebrate their Baccalaureate Mass together this Saturday, June 1st at 4pm at the church and then graduate this coming Monday, June 3rd.

The school tradition (pictured above) of our soon to be graduates "walking the halls" is one of our school family’s favorite moments. As our robed 8th graders process through the corridors for their last time, cheers and congratulatory "shout outs" can be heard throughout the school building. Some of our teachers (and students) have been known to shed a tear or two as we think about our years together and realize just how quickly time passes. As I stood at the end of the hallway with camera ready, I heard a student exclaim, “They grow so fast!” From the mouths of babes, they certainly do, and we have so much to be grateful for! A beautiful weather day today made the perfect backdrop for the Class of 2019’s final field trip to Lake Compounce, before their Baccalaureate Mass tomorrow, and graduation on Monday. Congratulations to this year's Valedictorian Rebecca Antonio and our Salutatorian Natalie Morrison, as well as the entire Class of 2019 for making it to the finish line with a job well done.
 
The younger members of our school family also ventured off campus today to learn off site at Save the Bay in Newport. All other classes "buckled down" to discuss end of year assessments and prepare to demonstrate mastery of grade level concepts. While our older students will have finals next week, our second graders will execute another favorite tradition, The Wax Museum, and our third graders will host a Poetry Café. Our week will end with our Boostherthon and Field Day, which is sure to be a GREAT way to conclude our year!
Welcome, June!
Have a wonderful weekend and God bless-
~ Mrs. Russo
Calendar dates for the
2019-2020 school year
coming soon!
A great day for Save the Bay!
Week at-a-glance:
(Manager's Choice)
 Monday, June 3rd-
Cheeseburger
Tuesday, June 4th-
Shepherd's Pie
Wednesday, June 5th-
Chicken Nuggets
Thursday, June 6th-
Chicken Bowl
Friday, June 7th-
Pizza

Field Day/Boosterthon is coming soon!
 FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH

Please note the t-shirt colors for your child's grade:

Preschool 4: Red , White and Blue
Kindergarten NEON
Grade 1 BLUE
Grade 2 PURPLE
Grade 3 PINK
Grade 4 GREEN
Grade 5 YELLOW
Grade 6 ORANGE
Grade 7 RED

SEC Announcements
We have not quite experienced the same level of excitement as last year's FUN RUN and hope to gain some serious momentum in the next week! If you have not done so already, please make sure to register your son/daughter by visiting funrun.com so that friends and loved ones can begin to make pledges! The Fun Run is set to take place on Friday, June 7th from 8:30am - 11:00am .
Daddy Daughter Dance
Saturday,
June 8th 1:30-3:30pm
.... details coming early next week... .

Mrs. Baptiste is tallying the class collections this weekend and we will see who ends up in the lead!
Thank you for your participation.
PRINCIPAL/ ASST. PRINCIPAL
FOR A DAY
Miss Canastra and Miss Hartford had a very busy day, buzzing about with various duties and completing classroom observations! They also announced that Tuesday, June 4th would be a Dress Down Day !
Thank you, Principals!
PE TEACHER FOR THE DAY
Mr. Gobern had a great day working alongside Mr. Amaro on Wednesday playing capture the flag and super hero bombardment!

As we close out the month of May dedicated to Our Blessed Mother, you will find two prayer cards that we are sharing in Friday Folders today in hopes of carrying on our prayers and devotion. One of the prayer cards is sent by the diocese and depicts a historical picture of "Our Lady of Fall River" which hangs in the Bishop's residence. The prayer is meant to guide the efforts of the various diocesan commissions working on rebuilding the diocese. Click here for a history of the picture which was shared with us.
Extended Care Club Schedule...
MONDAYS- Mr. Robinson's Music (K-4). End of year recital: Tuesday, June 4th at 5:30pm
Only a few weeks left to register for
Summer Fun at St. Francis!

Fun weekly adventures planned!
July 8-12; 15-19; 22-26
Open to Preschool through age 12

Bishop Stang High School invites families to be a part of  Summer 2019 clinics    Visit https://www.bishopstang.org/athletics/summer-clinics to register online   . The programs come in all forms: academic, athletic and performing arts. Join us for great learning experiences and for a whole lot of fun throughout the summer!
Forward Thinking... Important dates for your calendar in the coming month: 
Last Day for PS3/Small Wonders:
Thursday, June 6th, 10am celebration

Field Day/Boosterthon (Grades PS4-7)
Friday, June 7th

Last Day for PS4:
Monday, June 10th 10am end of year celebration

Last Day for Kindergarten:
Tuesday, June 11th celebration @ 9am

Last Day of School for Grades 1-7:
Thursday, June 13
(dismissal at 11:30am-- NO Extended Care)
Altar Boy Boot Camp :
Any young man who has already received his First Holy Communion wishing to serve at the altar at St. Francis Xavier Church is invited to attend
Altar Boy Boot Camp which will be held Wed June 19-Friday June 21
On Weds. & Thurs. the camp will run 2-7 p.m. and include dinner, and on Friday there will be an all-day activity. 
Anyone interested is invited to contact Fr. Williams at  fr.riley.williams@gmail.com
Sacristan Day :
Any young woman who has already received her First Holy Communion wishing to serve as a sacristan at St. Francis Xavier Church is invited to attend the Sacristan Training Day which will be held on
Thurs. June 27th. 
The day begins with 9 a.m. Mass followed by brunch in the rectory, and continues with training and activities. Anyone interested is invited to contact Fr. Williams at  fr.riley.williams@gmail.com .
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