Grades 1 & 2 enjoyed a chilly fall day at the Acushnet Sawmill this past week!
Our 8th graders have collaborated beautifully and will shine as leaders this evening, as they impress us all with their annual Family Dance and Haunted Stage. Please read carefully the time frames for festivities and come join in on the frighteningly good fun. The excitement continues next week, as students also look forward to our All Saints Day Celebration Trunk or Treat on Thursday.  Our saintly student scholars have been researching and learning more about these Holy Men and Women, who we will be celebrating and dressing as next week!   Please join us in praying for good weather, as Mrs. Shaughnessy and her saintly sidekicks have put together an amazing morning for our school family!  All Saints Day festivities begin with the celebration of Holy Mass at 9am.   Please consider joining us if you are able. 
 
If you have not yet marked your calendar, please plan on starting your holiday shopping by attending our annual Vendor Fair on Saturday, November 3rd from 10:00am-2:30pm. Numerous and varied vendors will be represented, increasing your chances of crossing folks off your purchase list this Christmas season! St. Francis Spirit Wear will be available for purchase at the fair as well.  Please come and support our school and the various vendors we have secured for this annual and very popular event.
 
Parents weekend homework assignments include assisting your child(ren) with All Saints Day costume(s) and completing the Parent Teacher Conference form sent home today in your child(ren)’s Friday Folder. Thank you for your quick response to this request as we look forward to sharing your child(ren)’s progress with you.
 
Looking forward to seeing many of you this evening!
Have a wonderful weekend and God bless. 

~Mrs. Russo
Spook you tonight!
Tickets will be available at the door!
Next week at-a-glance:
Monday, Oct 29 --
Hot Dog
Tuesday, Oct 30 --
French Toast Sticks
Wednesday, Oct 31 -
Spooky Chix Nuggets
Thursday, Nov 1 --
TBA
Friday, Nov 2 --
TBA
PICTURE RETAKE DAY 
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!
NEXT MEETING 10/29 @ 7pm!
Please plan on joining us if you are able!
November
7th, 8th and 9th!
Select your top three choices for time slots on forms sent home today in Friday folders!
Thank you!
will hold its annual Open House on
Sunday, November 4th
from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Make sure calendar is marked! There will be
NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 6th, as it is a Professional Day for faculty.
I Seek Your Face, O Lord.
~Psalm 27
NEW ENGLAND
DISCOVER CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
(November 4th-11th, 2018)

Not to be confused with the ever popular National Catholic Schools Week celebrated at the end of January, this week is dedicated to advertising, marketing, and increasing awareness of our Catholic Schools. Please plan on participating in this initiative to help others "DISCOVER" our Catholic School by demonstrating your continued support in the following ways:

  • Encourage your child to wear his/her uniform to Mass next weekend, to be a visible presence of Catholic education in your parish community! Students will earn a Spirit Wear pass for participating in this effort, which will allow them to show their school spirit at school!

  • Consider purchasing a car window decal as a part of our DISCOVER St. Francis sticker campaign! More details to come next week!

Please join us for
All Saints Day 
(A holy day of obligation)
Student's may come dressed as their favorite Saint.

School Mass:
Wednesday, 
November 1st @ 9am
PS3-Grade 8
(weather permitting)

1st reading: Sydney P. (7)
2nd reading: Quincy D. (7)
Prayers of the Faithful:
Sarah Baptiste (5)
NJHS Can Drive  for the St. Vincent DePaul Thanksgiving Baskets for families in need kicks off TONIGHT at the dance, but continues until Nov 8th!

Looking forward to
faith-filled fun!
All Saints Day  Trunk or Treat
on Nov 1st 9-11am
  • Students in costume will be entered into a RAFFLE for prizes.
  • Enjoy the creativity of our parent "trunkers" after 9am Mass in our school parking lot, as they help us all celebrate the lives of many great saints with good Trunk or Treat fun!
  • Guessing jars contest in classrooms

Should it rain, Mass will be at 10am in the school gym for the Holy Day of Obligation and Trunk or Treat will be on tables in the gym following Mass.
Please join us if you are able.
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 (going home this Friday in hard copy) to include in our November Basket of Remembrance for Holy Souls.
Extended Care Club Schedule
MONDAY--3-4pm
Afternoon with the Art Lab (K-3): ** Final week of this first session! **

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

MONDAYS- -Mr. Robinson's Music Lessons (K-4)
This space will be used to request parental support and volunteerism at school!

All Saints Day Needs:
Thank you to those who volunteered to decorate their trunks for the festivities! Students in costume on Nov 1st are entered into a raffle. If you are willing to purchase a fun item for our raffle baskets, please contact Mrs. Shaughnessy.

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

Thanks in advance for your consideration!
All things fundraising....
Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough order forms went home Monday, 10/22. They'll be due back 10/31. Delivery date TBD.
Annual pre-holiday Shop with Scrip Giftcard program will be coming home on the first Friday in November with delivery of cards 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.