Your Weekly School Update
January 12, 2018
Students in K-8 enjoyed an interdisciplinary presentation from members of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra's Learning in Concert program which this year explores the concept of balance in music and ecology.
This week's adventures...
This past week finally allowed us the opportunity to gain some momentum and readjust from the Christmas break and snow days. Due to the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, AND a professional development opportunity for our teachers on Tuesday, we approach yet another very short week! Thanks to a Carney Family Foundation Seed Fund Grant opportunity, our teachers will able to learn more about the Responsive Classroom model of developing classroom management and culture. Our teachers will be exposed to tips and tools for creating a safe, joyful and engaging learning community that is conducive to maximum learning opportunities. While the day off is an unexpected schedule change, the impact that the training will potentially have on our school is certainly worth it! Thank you for your support and understanding.

Our annual Open House will be here in no time, and for that reason we are sending home Re-registration Forms in your child's Friday Folder today. Please be mindful of the fact that we offer our current families the opportunity to secure their spot(s) in our school, prior to opening our doors to the public on Sunday, January 28th. With many of our classes close to capacity, it is important that we determine our families' commitment to returning, in order to predict the number of open seats we may have, as new families inquire.

You will notice on the forms sent home today that tuition for the 2018-2019 school year was increased. This slight increase was prayerfully and thoughtfully determined as we continue to expand our academic offerings, professional development and our ability to validate our teachers' through salary increase. We fully realize that a Catholic education is an investment, and we are committed to our families receiving a solid return on such a sacrifice. If you have any questions, concerns, or financial needs as we enter into securing spots for the 2018-2019 school year, please do not hesitate to call the school office.
Have a wonderful long weekend and God bless~
Mrs. Russo
"The ultimate test of your greatness
is the way you treat every human being." ~St. John Paul II
Next week's

MONDAY (Jan 15) --NO SCHOOL for MLK Holiday
TUESDAY (Jan 16) --NO SCHOOL--Teacher Prof Dev Day
WEDNESDAY (Jan 17) --Creamed Turkey
THURSDAY (Jan 18) --Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
FRIDAY (Jan 19) --General Tso Chicken

As noted on the Master Calendar:
Monday is the MLK Holiday and Tuesday, January 16th , is an additional Professional Day for our teachers and will also result in
NO SCHOOL that day for students.
RE-registration forms went home today...please complete and return forms and fees next week to secure your spot
before we open registration!
SEC Announcements
Hot off the press!
SAVE-the-DATE for the upcoming
Family Spaghetti Supper!
Saturday, February 10th
More info coming soon....
The ADVENTURE begins!
With only 106 days remaining until the largest fundraiser of the school year, we ask that you consider the following:
  • With the Gala Family Challenge right around the corner, what items might you already have that might make great auction items... each family will be asked to donate one item for auction!
  • Gala Challenge forms and details coming soon!
Thank you in advance for your support!
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK is coming soon...
Also....New this year is a Boosterthon Fun Run, brought to us through SFX parent Mrs. Jocelyn Martins and the School Events Committee. The St. Francis Fun Run will start with a Pep Rally, focus on FITNESS, LEADERSHIP, and CHARACTER, and ends with the big Fun Run event on January 31st.
This year, we’re raising funds for new chrome books and we need your help!

Here's what's happening......
  • Instructional Basketball continues next week for Boys on TUESDAY & Girls on FRIDAY! with the short week????
  • NJHS Tutoring both Wednesday and Thursday after school!
  • BOOK CLUB WITH MRS. BENTLEY finishes up this week...
CLASS PICTURES will taken on Monday, January 22nd.

Order forms went home in Friday Folders today.
Wonder Bowl School Rebate--MLK Day only!

Looking for something fun to do during the long weekend? Go out to Wonder Bowl on Monday, Jan 15th (between 9am-5pm) present your coupon and help SFX at the same time!