The Saints Came Marching In!
Happy November! Our week was filled with fun and excitement as together we celebrated the holy men and women who persevered in our faith to experience the full unity with Christ in heaven! A HUGE thank you is owed to Mrs. Shaughnessy and numerous parent volunteers who assured that our school family would experience another Feast Day Celebration to its fullest! All enjoyed a beautiful Mass, followed by our traditional Trunk or Treating. Thank you to all who were involved in this collaborative effort!

I look forward to seeing many of our school families this weekend at our annual Vendor Fair ! While it may seem too soon to think about Christmas shopping, this school event is a wonderful opportunity to shop while benefiting our school! The various vendors, food for the family, and raffle baskets will all contribute to our fundraising success this school year! See you on  Saturday between 10am and 2:30pm.

Finally, next week we welcome the opportunity for our teachers to meet with all of you to discuss your child(ren)’s progress. Today you should have received your confirmation of appointment notice. Please contact your child's teacher should a conflict exist, or if you hadn't turned your availability slip in yet, and they will do their best to accommodate you.

Finally... don't forget to  "FALL BACK"  this weekend and enjoy an extra hour of sleep!
Have a wonderful weekend and God bless. 
~Mrs. Russo
Also
Don't forget,
next TUESDAY,
Nov. 6th there is
NO SCHOOL for students due to the Teacher Professional Day!
Next week at-a-glance:
Monday, Nov 5-
Chicken Nuggets
Tuesday, Nov 6-
NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, Nov 7-
Creamed Turkey
Thursday, Nov 8-
Grilled Cheese
Friday, Nov 9-
Sloppy Joe

PICTURE RETAKE DAY 
This coming MONDAY,
November 5th

  • Have your child bring the unwanted photo package on that day and they will take a new picture...still in uniform.

You're all members of the
School Events Committee!
November
7th, 8th and 9th!
Today's Friday folder contains your scheduled appointment for conferences (K-8 only)! Please contact your teacher if you still need to schedule, and they will try to accommodate.
will hold its annual Open House on
Sunday,
November 4th
from
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
VENDOR FAIR TOMORROW FROM 10AM-2:30PM ...
PLEASE STOP BY TO START YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING !
I Seek Your Face, O Lord.
~Psalm 27
The mother of Officer Sean Gannon joined our school community for Holy Mass a few weeks ago , as we prayed for her son who was killed on April 12, 2018 in the line of duty. Mrs. Gannon gifted the school with enough rosaries for each student to have one. The rosary beads sent home with your child today were given with the following message written by Mrs. Gannon.



School Mass:
Monday, 
November 5th @ 9am
Kindergarten-Grade 8
(weather permitting)
Grades 6-8 should wear their Special Occasion Uniform with the required sweater/vest on Monday!

1st reading: Madeline P. (6)
2nd reading: Emilia S. (6)
Prayers of the Faithful: Nathaniel M. (6)

November is a special month in the church!
Let us never forget to pray for our dearly departed.

Please send back your prayer intention forms to include in our November Basket of Remembrance for Holy Souls.
Please send in your can donation next week! NJHS Can Drive  for the St. Vincent DePaul Thanksgiving Baskets for families continues until Nov 8th! Let's come together as a school community to help those less fortunate in the upcoming holiday season.

Extended Care Club Schedule
MONDAYS- -Mr. Robinson's Music Lessons (K-4)

 TUESDAYS 2:55-3:30pm -- Upper Grade (4-8) Chorus with Miss Cournoyer:

Attention Parents of Gr. K-3:


SESSION 2 OF AFTERNOON WITH THE ART LAB STARTS SOON!
  We're excited to continue our partnership with the  Mattapoisett Art Lab . Resident artist Benares Angeley will again work with K-3 students to experiment with mixed media (painting/drawing/sculpture). It will run for 4 weeks on Monday's from 3:00-4:00pm starting November 19th. Cost is $40. Only 15 slots, first come first serve.
You must click here to sign your child up and then send in payment to school to solidify your spot.
(Checks made payable to St. Francis Xavier School)
A new Art extended offering for students in Grades 4 through 8!


Please click here to find out more about this wonderful club offering by our very own Art teacher, Ms. Alexander. This club will fam iliarize participants with the art of paper making! Print flyer and send in payment to solidify your child's spot today!
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Girls' Instructional Basketball for Grades 1-3!

To be held on the following Friday afternoons from 3-4pm in the gym:
November 9th
November 16th
November 30th
December 7th
December 14th
January 4th
January 11th
January 18th
January 25th
February 1st
Please click here to express interest and submit payment of $50 to the school office.
This space will be used to request parental support and volunteerism at school!

VENDOR FAIR NEEDS:
Our annual Holiday Vendor Fair is TOMORROW, and there are still many volunteer opportunities available, should you have time to contribute to our efforts! Please click here to email event chairperson, Jenalyn Gobern.

HELP NEEDED- BOYS' INSTRUCTIONAL BASKETBALL COACH(ES)
Looking for a way to volunteer, while getting some exercise and attempting to control boys with high energy? We are in need of a coach (or two) who might be willing to run a 7 to 10 week session of Boys' Instructional Basketball for Grades 1-3! Please consider, and click here to commit , or to ask any questions you may have.

Thanks in advance for your consideration!
All things fundraising....
We are not taking any more cookie orders...this fundraiser is closed!
Annual pre-holiday Shop with Scrip Giftcard program info is coming home today in Friday folders. Delivery of cards is estimated before the Thanksgiving holiday break.
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 giftcards.