Your Weekly School Update
February 2, 2018
enjoy some photos from Catholic Schools Week 2018.
**Check back for more as we will continue to add albums to the website of the various events.
This week's adventures...
We have had an incredible Catholic Schools Week! The enthusiasm in our school building has been absolutely contagious. Clearly, the shortened week did not dampen our spirits one bit!

While the week contained many highlights, by far Wednesday was the absolute pinnacle! After our unexpected "day off" on Tuesday, we returned to not only complete our St. Francis Fun Run, but also to take part in our Summer Camp Centers, as well as our Brick Pizza Fundraiser! I cannot even begin to express our gratitude for the tremendous response we received from the Boosterthon Fun Run, which was new addition to the school family's fundraising. Your positive response resulted in numerous pledges made and various prizes earned by many of our students. As final calculations are currently being determined, with confidence I can share, that through the generosity of your friends and family,, we were able to raise close to $20,000 for our school! This is such an incredible joining of forces that demonstrates the importance of our school and the value that it provides to our families! Thank you, thank you! This FUN-draising day was "topped off" by our visit to Brick in Fairhaven for some pizza! Brick sold nearly 150 pizzas Wednesday evening, resulting in close to $300 for our school! I am continuously amazed by your generosity and support! We are so blessed!

Other notable highlights from our week include fun field trips, assemblies, and dress down days. We also demonstrated our desire to serve others as we collected canned goods for our St. Vincent dePaul food pantry and gathered various items for our military forces. Today students in Grades 3-8 attended Holy Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord... a perfect way to end the week! In addition, our preschool teachers and students orchestrated our "finale assembly" honoring our military, both past and present. The assembly was absolutely fantastic and our guests and honorees agreed!

A huge thank you to all of our teachers and parent volunteers who made this week of celebrating our wonderful and unique Catholic school such a memorable experience!
God bless and have a wonderful weekend!
~Mrs. Russo 
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Next week's
Lunches
at-a-glance:

MONDAY (Feb 5) --Hot Dog
TUESDAY (Feb 6) --Chix Nuggets
WEDNESDAY (Feb 7) --French Toast Sticks
THURSDAY (Feb 8) --Pizza Square
FRIDAY (Feb 9) --Half-day--NO HOT Lunch Available

NEXT FRIDAY, February 9th is a half-day (dismissal at 11:30am for all students) for a Teacher Professional Day.
Extended Care will be available to those who need it,
but NO HOT LUNCH will be available on this day!
It's still not too late to send in your "family adventure selfies"....the kids LOVE seeing them in the display at school!

Email your photo to: ashaughnessy@sfxacushnet.com
Open House brought great interest in not only our preschools, but older grades as well.
Just a reminder that your
RE-registration is NOT complete until you send back all forms AND the $100 per student registration fee.
Please contact the office.
Thank you to all those who have already sent in their forms!
Join us for our next school Mass:
Monday,
February 5, 2018 @ 9am
 (PS3-8 attending; weather permitting)
1st reading: Madeline P. (5)
Psalm: Thomas C. (5)
Prayers of the Faithful: Nathaniel M. (5)
SEC Announcements
Our next SEC meeting will be Monday, Feb 5th @ 7pm
Keep collecting those BOX TOPS for our final collection

More information coming soon from our Box Tops Coordinator, Mrs. Cindy Baptiste!
RSVP for the upcoming
 Family Spaghetti Dinner!
Saturday, February 10th
5:30-7:30pm
A hard copy of the reservation form was sent home today in Friday folders!
Make your reservation soon!
The ADVENTURE begins!
With only 85 days remaining until the Adventure, we ask that you consider the following:
  • What items might you have at home that could serve as auction items?
  • Who might you know that can provide goods or services to our annual event?
Please take the time to read the details of this year's Gala Family Challenge , sent home in hard copy today in your child's Friday folder!
Thank you in advance for your support!
EXTENDED CARE
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Here's what's happening......
  • Gr. 4-8 ART CLUB with Miss Wilson continues on MONDAY!!
  • Instructional Basketball- Our BOYS sessions concluded on Tuesday 1/31! Nice job boys! GIRLS final instructional session is scheduled for 2/16! No basketball next week!
  • CHORUS with Miss Cournoyer will be on TUESDAYS from 2:55-3:30pm starting next week...please note the change of day!
  • NJHS Tutoring both WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY after school!
  • BOOK CLUB WITH MRS. BENTLEY on THURSDAY...new book! Pay It Forward
Grade 7 and 8 will host their SCIENCE FAIR next Tuesday, February 6th!
Grade 7 and 8 students have worked hard on their projects. Judging will happen all morning, but there will be Open Viewing for students and families starting at 1:00pm on this day , with awards to be given at 2:00pm in the Gym.
Fly on the Wall...heard from the hall!
Our Boosterthon Fun Run certainly motivated students, with the daily dose of prizes delivered to classrooms. One particular kindergartner was concerned that he was not receiving the prizes he was worthy of, and the following conversation was heard.
Student: "Mrs. Russo, how come you didn't come to our classroom today to deliver prizes?"
Mrs. Russo: "Well, (insert child's name here), there weren't any prizes earned by your class mates today."
Student: "Really?? My parents told me they sent a blessing to me for the Fun Run."
#blessingmeaningpledge
#pledgesareblessings
#thanksmomanddad
#funrun2018