Your Weekly School Update
September 22, 2017
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This week's adventures...
.... included the Great American Fundraiser kickoff, the NED Show Assembly (followed by yo yo purchases and excitement) and another great week of faith filled academic excellence!

Our first fundraiser of the school year was launched by Kevin Donnelly from Great American, 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.

On Wednesday, we welcomed the NED Show to our school for a positive message laced with laughter! Meghan, the NED Show host spoke in a kid friendly and uplifting way about the main components of NED: N ever Give Up, E ncourage Others and D o Your Best! The pay it forward approach to hosting this assembly has brought some old fashioned "yo yo fun" to the building! Thank you for your generosity and support.

One week from today we will be SUPER excited for several reasons! 

1-   In order to generate excitement for FFN6 (Family Fun Night 6), students will be permitted to wear a super hero shirt and comfortable shorts or pants to school to school next Friday the 29th!

2- Dismissal will be at 11:30am, due to a Teacher Professional Day. Hot lunch and extended care will be available for your convenience.
3- Family Fun Night 6 will begin at 6:00pm, and our school family will enjoy an evening of fun, games, prizes, hot dogs and so much more! Looking forward to a SUPER (hero) time!

Immediately following FFN6, 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's lunches at-a-glance:

MONDAY (Sept 25) --Spaghetti w/ meat sauce
TUESDAY (Sept 26) --Chicken Patty on a bun
WEDNESDAY (Sept 27) --Pizza Wedge
THURSDAY (Sept 28) --Shepherd's Pie
FRIDAY (Sept 29) --Meatball Sub

Next Friday, September 29th is a half-day dismissal for all students (11:30am) as teachers have a Professional Development afternoon.

**Lunch and Extended will be available for those in need.

"Life with Christ, is a wonderful adventure."
~St. John Paul II
Join us to celebrate
Holy Mass @ 9am!

School Mass K-8 ONLY
(weather permitting)
Monday, Sept 25, 2017

Student Readers:
1st Reading: Rebecca Antonio (7)
Psalm: Ava deAlmeida (7)
Prayers of the Faithful: Evan Moniz (7)
Movie this weekend!
"Nine Days
That Changed The World"
This movie will be shown on
Sunday, September 24th at 4pm
@ the school to kick-off the year with Saint John Paul II
Please join us!

Parents who are able to join us with your house pet...we will be honoring St. Francis of Assisi with a blessing of the animals at the school grotto on Tuesday, October 3rd at 9:45am (weather permitting) immediately following Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament outside at the school grotto.

Please note: Pets should only be brought by adults, and must be leashed or in their travel case.
Parents of students in
Grade 2 who will be receiving first Reconciliation
and First Holy Communion at
St. Francis Xavier Parish please save-the-date for your first Parent Meeting:
Sunday, October 1st at 9:15am
in the parish basement (Hospitality Room).

Looking forward to our first all-school celebration. Please RSVP!

SEC Announcements
CORI video sessions NEXT WEEK!
Please mark your calendar with these dates and come to one session with Mrs. Russo:
Monday, September 25th at 7pm
Wednesday, September 27th at 9am
Please make certain to bring your MA Driver's License for
verification purposes!
Saturday, Nov. 4th
See the flyer linked below if you are interested or know someone who could be interested in showcasing their crafts/business at our annual Vendor Fair.
Vendors interested in having a table at the event should contact Jenalyn Gobern by October 18th.

FLY on the WALL...
heard from the HALL
From the mouths of babes this week, our Pre- K 4 students shared enthusiastically their show and tell items for the letter B.
Ms.Cordeiro: What did you bring in for the letter B this week?
Student: You draw on it... no scribbling though!
Ms. Cordeiro: (somewhat puzzled) You draw on it?
Student: It's PAPER!
Support Grade 8
Grade 8 will be hosting a Car Wash for $5 each here at the school on Saturday, September 23rd from 10am to 12pm. Help them start off strong to reach their fundraising goals!