United we stand!
Thank you to those who were able to come. These are only a few of the faces that came to the Memorial Mass and Town of Acushnet service at the 9/11 Memorial on Tuesday. We were very proud to show our school's support in the broader community.
The first full week of the 2018-2019 school year was highlighted by a beautifully executed memorial Mass and service on Tuesday, 9/11. A number of our school families took part in this demonstration of prayer and support for lives lost on that tragic day 17 years ago.

We had a great week overall, and students are getting back "into the swing" of school procedures, and expectations. Students are also becoming reacquainted with classwork, homework, quizzes and tests! The summer (and the 'honeymoon phase" of being back to school) is officially over! Thank you for your continued support of your child(ren)'s academic success at home, as we view our parents as an essential component of our students' success.
~Mrs. Russo
Next week at-a-glance:
Monday, Sept. 17 --
Spaghetti with meatballs
Tuesday, Sept. 18 --
Chicken patty on a bun
Wednesday, Sept. 19 -
Shepherd's Pie
Thursday, Sept. 20 --
Breaded Chicken Drumstick
Friday, Sept. 21 --
Pizza Wedge

Above in the "Helpful Links" section is a quick link to a new page on our school website that spells out the new CORI process for Renewal and New Volunteers. There you will also find links to the forms to complete, or online trainings to complete before being able to volunteer.
Get it done now, and help grandparents too...before the fall field trips!
A couple of simple ways to support our school all year:
Collect BOX TOPS!
Collection sheets are coming home to start you off. Click here for more sheets should you need them . One class per floor wins a prize for most tops sent in!
Fall Collection ends October 26th!
Do you use Amazon.com to shop? Make us your charity of choice.

St. Francis Xavier Parish and School is eligible for this donation. All you have to do is use smile.amazon.com to order your products and 0.5% of your $$$$ spent will be given to SFX.
Work down your Family Fundraising Obligation all year when you buy groceries:
The Grocery Card program began this week. Click here to find out more about this program.
Looking forward to these Upcoming School Events!

K-2 Grandparents' Day--
This coming Monday,
Sept 17th
from 10:00-11:30am

Family Fun Night (FFN7)--Disney Movie theme this year!
Friday, Sept. 28th
from 6:00-7:30pm
Watch for reservation flyer in next week's e-Folder!

Fall Harvest Night- Save-the-Date and secure your sitter! Saturday, October 13th from 6-10pm...more details coming soon!
I Seek Your Face, O Lord.
~Psalm 27
Please join us if you are able
for our next school Mass
September 17th at 9am
at the church.
1st reading: Sarah Baptiste (5)
Psalm: Ella de Almeida (5)
Prayers of the faithful: Kailey Araujo (7)
(K-8 weather permitting; Gr. 6-8 should wear their special occasion uniforms.)

...followed by our K-2 Grandparents celebration at the school.
Extended Care
Parent of students in Grades K-4 --please send in your music lesson forms next week for Mr. Robinson if you are interested in your child taking part in his after school program on Mondays.

Parents in 2-5 can also send in any forms next week for Miss Bonnie for her during school violin/viola lessons (click the link) if you are interested in having your child participate in that program during the school year.
This space will be used to request parental support and volunteerism at school!
Seeking individuals who might be
willing and able to...
a) assist with FAMILY FUN NIGHT.
Click here to express your interest.
b) or donate either a bottle of wine (for FALL HARVEST NIGHT)
c) or a scratch ticket (for Grandparents Celebration/Fall Harvest Night).
Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity!