Dec 11, 2015 - In This Issue:
Next week's hot lunch 
at a glance:

Mon, Dec 14
Kale Soup
Tues, Dec 15 Cheeseburger
Wed, Dec 16 Chix Terryaki Dippers
Thurs, Dec 17 American Chop Suey
Fri, Dec 18
Maxx Sticks

Living Our Faith: 
Please join us if you are able for our 
next school Mass, 
Monday, Dec 14th 
at 9am 

  1st reading: 
Andrew M. (5)
2nd reading: 
Madison S. (5)
Prayers of the Faithful: 
Jacob W. (5)
Come Let Us Adore Him!
In pageant and song...
Friday, December 18th

1:00pm Matinee performance for early birds
6:00pm Evening performance begins 

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a mandatory K-5 music performance--students should arrive by 5:30pm and are being asked to wear their "Christmas Best" outfits...boys shirt and tie or sweater with slacks, no jeans; and girls dresses or skirts.

The warm weather we have been experiencing has made for some great outdoor play days at extended!  Stay tuned for information regarding our winter month club offerings coming in the new year!  
Nurse's Corner...
It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate!
December 6-12 is National Influenza Vaccination Week.   If you haven't gotten the Flu vaccine, it's not too late! Flu season typically starts in the fall and peaks in January and February.  Everyone age 6 months and older should get the Flu vaccine.
Track team students:
Please return your track shirts to Mr. Ferreira

Click to check out our website for an UPDATED PHOTO GALLERY with pictures from our recent visit from the Bishop for our Feast Day, as well as our NEW VIDEO GALLERY featuring the unveiling of a new school drone! 
December 8th started the 
Jubilee Year of Mercy

Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!                                                                                                     Phillipians 4

Our Advent journey is quickly passing,  as we  prepare our hearts for the arrival of the Christ Child, through our prayers and good works.   The excitement and anticipation that Christmas brings is absolutely buzzing through our building as the days close in on the Birth of our Lord.  Our students have been singing their hearts out in preparation for next Friday evening's performance of "O Come Let Us Adore Him".   Attendance for students in Kindergarten through grade 5 is mandatory for this performance, as it is a significant part of our music program and curriculum.  Students are expected to arrive at the school at 5:30 pm, one week from tonight, to ready themselves for the performance.  Please refer to the expectations for attire for the evening, which is included in this newsletter.
Thank you to those of you who supported and attended our Breakfast with St. Nicholas last weekend!  Those that came had a great time, a delicious breakfast and demonstrated an outpouring of love and generosity for those less fortunate, by donating a Gift to Give. The
gently used and new toys that were donated will undoubtedly make a difference in the lives of those in need.  

Please continue these works of mercy, as we collect the gift card donations for our Advent families next week. Gift cards and our prayers will help to brighten their Christmas season... thank you. 

~Mrs. Russo

It will be here before we know it!  
The GROW countdown continues!  
Please contact Laura Duarte at if you are interested in helping with this event!
Cookie Dough
orders arrive 
Monday, December 14th
Pick-up noon-3:30pm.
A designated adult must pick up the cookie dough due to the perishable nature of the product.  Thank you!

Fly on the Wall.....
Heard at Dismissal.......

Preschool 4 Student saying good bye to me:  
"Bye Cheeto!"
A message from....
Please arrive before 7:45am
St. Francis Xavier SPIRIT WEAR can make great Christmas gifts...

If you require any documentation from the school for tax purposes please EMAIL your request to Karen in the office at

All of our teachers submit one set of graded Math assessments each month for the purpose of checking pacing and progress.  

St. Francis Xavier School
223 Main Street
Acushnet, MA 02743

 To God be the Glory