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November 22, 2017
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And just like that, it's Thanksgiving! I wish you and your family a very blessed and bountiful Thanksgiving holiday. I am continuously reminded of our tremendous blessings, as I see your children's faces each day, visit our classrooms to observe our amazing faculty, and realize the impact that prayer has had on the lives of many members of our school family. I am thankful... we are so blessed!

Reminder of important December dates....

  • Monday, December 4th- Feast of St. Francis Xavier- 10am Prayer service and Advent families given to classes;
  • Wednesday, December 6th- Feast of St. Nicholas- Students will be asked to bring in gently used toys to donate to Gifts to Give!
  • Friday, December 8th- Feast of the Immaculate Conception(Holy Day of Obligation);
  • Wednesday, December 20th- Nativity Performance (K-5), 6:30pm
  • Thursday, December 21st- Nativity Performance Matinee at noon;
  • Friday, December 22nd - Early Dismissal 11:30am

God bless and Happy Thanksgiving! 
~Mrs. Russo
Next week's lunches

MONDAY (Nov 27) --Kale Soup
TUESDAY (Nov 28) --Cheeseburger
THURSDAY (Nov 30) --American Chop Suey
FRIDAY (Dec 1) --Maxx Sticks

Trimester 1
Grades Close for K-8 on Tuesday,
November 28th
"Do not be afraid to be Saints!"
~St. John Paul II
Please join us for our next school Mass celebrated by Fr. Tom Washburn (SFX Class of '82):

Friday, December 1st @ 9am
PS3-Grade 8
(weather permitting)

1st reading: Madeline P. (5)
2nd reading: Thomas C. (5)
Prayers of the Faithful: Nathaniel M. (5)
As you clean around your home, please consider setting aside some gently-used toys to bring in as a donation for
Gifts to Give
on the feast of St. Nick, Dec 6th!
and learn about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) starting in January at our parish.
We will celebrate
Our Christmas Journey
in pageant and song...

This year there will be
TWO performances to help with crowd control...
Wednesday, Dec 20th @ 6:30pm evening performance
and again during the day on
Thursday, Dec 21st @ 12 noon

*Please note: These are mandatory K-5 music performances.

Please click here to  email Mrs. Shaughnessy   if you are willing or able to assist with prep before the pageant or on the actual evening. (Creative touches, costumes, backstage help, programs, intermission, etc.)

SEC Announcements
Next meeting is Monday, December 4th @ 7pm
Next week's line-up, for those who are signed up!

  • New session of Miss Wilson's Art Club will begin immediately following the Thanksgiving break! Click here to print flyer!
  • Instructional Basketball continues next week for Boys on TUESDAY and Girls on FRIDAY!
  • TUESDAY-- Grade 8 Student News
FLY on the WALL...
heard from the HALL
Our 8 th graders put together a Thanksgiving video this past week, asking students what they are thankful for, as well as some factual questions about the First Thanksgiving. The following exchange took place in that video, between and 8 th grader and one of our VERY cute first graders.

8 th Grade student : “What is the name of the ship that the Pilgrims sailed to America on?”
1st Grade Student (with excitement and enthusiasm) : “The Titanic!”

#thankfulforlaughter looking for 3 children for roles in their Spring Musical:
The Music Man !

While it is a common myth that has been passed from table to table, the tryptophan in turkey is not fully responsible for the Thanksgiving Day food coma. Although tryptophan does aid in the production of serotonin in the body which helps with sleep, it needs to be taken on an empty stomach. The real culprit is the amount of food that people eat during this yearly feast. The processing and digestion of all that food takes away blood from other parts of your body, including the brain, which causes people to feel tired and drowsy.   
Happy Thanksgiving!  

As you get your to your shopping in the days ahead,
don't forget to add SFX as your preferred charity: