Celebrating grandparents!
We were blessed to welcome many of the K-2 grandparents on Monday.
We had such an amazing start to our week, as we celebrated Mass as a school family, and then welcomed some honored and loved guests to our school for a grand celebration! A HUGE thank you to Shannon Kearney, event chairperson, and all of the SEC helpers that set up, executed and cleaned up after a wonderful event for our grandparents! A fantastic time was had by all in attendance, and highlights from the event included munchkins, a photo opportunity, BINGO and dancing!

Our first fundraiser of the school year was launched today by our Great American rep, offering our families' first opportunity to reduce their $300 fundraising obligation. Please take advantage of this opportunity to sell with the goal of reducing your family obligation to our school.

One week from today, we will host our 7th annual Family Fun Night! Please see flyer sent home in Friday Folder, and attached to this week's newsletter, which outlines the evening's festivities. Family Fun Night 7 will begin at 6:00pm, and our school family will enjoy an evening of fun, games, prizes, ice cream and so much more! Looking forward to a Disney Magical Time together.

Immediately following FFN7, we will be turning our calendars to October, with many more things to look forward to! 

Happy autumn, have a wonderful weekend and
God bless!  
~Mrs. Russo
Next week at-a-glance:
Monday, Sept. 24 --
Chicken Bowl
Tuesday, Sept. 25 --
Cheeseburger
Wednesday, Sept. 26 -
Chix Teriyaki Dippers
Thursday, Sept. 27 --
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
Friday, Sept. 28 --
Tangerine Chicken

Visit the 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!
Collect BOX TOPS!
Collection sheets were sent home last week 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!
Looking forward to these Upcoming School Events!

Family Fun Night (FFN7)--Disney Movie theme this year!
Friday, Sept. 28th
from 6:00-7:30pm
(also sent home today in Friday folders)

Fall Harvest Night- Save-the-Date and secure your sitter! Saturday, October 13th from 6-10pm...live music, games, great food and adult beverages! More details to follow....

Vendor Fair 2018 - Save-the Date to start your holiday shopping! Saturday, November 3rd from 10am-2pm! More details coming soon...
I Seek Your Face, O Lord.
~Psalm 27
Youth Group!
All students currently in 6, 7, or 8th grade are invited to join St. Francis Xavier's Middle School Youth Group.  The first meeting will be on  Sunday, September 30th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the school gym. This meeting will have pizza, prayer, fellowship, and other great activities. 

Anyone who is interested in attending this meeting, or any future meetings, should email Philip Martin at  philmart24@gmail.com  so you can be added to the email list. Thanks!
Please join us if you are able
for our next school Mass

Monday,
September 24th at 9am
at the church.
1st reading: Rebecca Antonio (8)
Psalm: Ava de Almeida (8)
Prayers of the faithful: Madeline Polochick (6)

(K-8 weather permitting; Gr. 6-8 should wear their special occasion uniforms.)

Upper Grade (4-8) Chorus with Miss Cournoyer is beginning... next Tuesday, September 25th 2:55-3:30. It is open to grades 4-8, and will be preparing for the Nativity concert. Cost is regular extended fees.  

Please send a quick email to Miss Cournoyer if your child is planning to join.
Extended Care
Attention Parents of Gr. K-3:
NEW club opportunity coming in October!
*Afternoon with the Art Lab. We're excited to announce a new partnership with the Mattapoisett Art Lab . Resident artist Benares Angeley will work with K-3 students in this club to experiment with mixed media (painting/drawing/sculpture). It will run for 4 weeks on Monday's from 3:00-4:00pm starting October 1st. 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)
This space will be used to request parental support and volunteerism at school!
The SEC is requesting the donation of empty 12 pack soda can boxes which are needed to assist in creating a fun activity for FAMILY FUN NIGHT! We are also requesting any donations of scratch tickets or bottles of wine for our Fall Harvest Night!
If you have any of these items to donate, simply send them in with your child.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity!