Helping Others to Discover Catholic Education in our Neighboring Parishes!

​This week was a short one, yet quite a long one as well! Our teachers have had extended hours and days this week, meeting with all of you to discuss your child(ren)'s progress. Thank you to all those parents who attended parent conferences to invest in the team approach that is necessary for achieving greatest potential!​ ​​During conferences, teachers shared with you the results from our first round of MAP Growth Testing. The data we are able to gather from this assessment will inform and drive classroom instruction. Students will be setting personal growth goals and will be engaged in the process of improvement. Thank you for your support of our efforts as we continue to make certain that classroom instruction at St. Francis is solid and effective.

The "St. Francis spirit" was alive and well today, as our faculty and students sported their spirit wear, and celebrated our generous demonstration of stewardship and charitable giving. The gathering of these items is a wonderful example for our students, as we provide for those less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you for making the effort to validate the importance of this effort. Your generosity (as always) is very moving.

As the holidays will close in quickly upon us, please pay careful attention to website, classroom web pages and weekly newsletters for the most current and upcoming events throughout this busy season.

​Enjoy the long weekend, and please take the time to reflect upon and pray for all veterans. ​Our hearts are filled with gratitude to any of our school families who are former or active service men/women who serve or have served... Thank you!

God bless and have a great weekend-
Mrs. Russo
Don't forget
Nov. 12th there is
NO SCHOOL to honor our veterans!
Lunch Menu:
Next week at-a-glance:
Monday, Nov 12-
Tuesday, Nov 13-
Chicken Patty
Wednesday, Nov 14-
Pizza Wedge
Thursday, Nov 15-
Breaded Chicken Drumstick
Friday, Nov 16-
Shepards Pie

the arts at Bishop Stang High School this weekend...
Please click here for a free pass for your child to this weekend's performance of
A Christmas Carol by the Bishop Stang High School Theatre Company.
Shows are this Friday and Saturday at 7pm!
You're all members of the
School Events Committee!
Looking for something to do on Monday?

Why not bowl a few games, while benefitting our school?

Click here to print a coupon to Wonder Bowl in New Bedford, and take part in their School Rebate Program, earning us 15% back for every coupon received!
Share with your friends and family!

Campus Ministry Club---->CMC
Friday Nov 16th 3:00-4:30pm
CMC is for grades RSVP please click here to let us know you are coming!
I Seek Your Face, O Lord.
~Psalm 27
Thank you for your generous donations to the NJHS Thanksgiving Drive for local families in need!
School Mass:
November 13th @ 9am
Kindergarten-Grade 8
(weather permitting)

Grades 6-8 should wear their Special Occasion Uniform with the required sweater/vest on Tuesday!

1st reading: Madeline P. (6)
2nd reading: Julia H. (7)
Prayers of the Faithful: Rebecca A. (8)

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

TUESDAYS - Upper Grade (4-8) Chorus with Miss Cournoyer

(Gr. 6-8) CMC 3:00-4:30pm;
(Gr. 1-3) Girls Instructional Basketball 3-4pm

Attention Parents of
Gr. K-3:

  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)
Instructional Basketball for Grades 1-3!

To be held on the following MONDAY afternoons from
3:15-4:15pm in the gym:
November 19th
November 26th
December 3rd
December 10th
December 17th
January 7th
January 14th
January 28th
February 4th
Please click here to express interest and submit payment of $50 to the school office
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.
All things fundraising....
Annual pre-holiday Shop with Scrip Giftcard program orders are due TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13th . 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.