Dec 18, 2015 - In This Issue:
Next week's hot lunch 
at a glance:

Mon, Dec 21
Chicken Nuggets
Tues, Dec 22 French Toast Sticks
Wed, Dec 23 NO SCHOOL
Thurs, Dec 24 NO SCHOOL
Fri, Dec 25

Living Our Faith: 
Please join us if you are able for our 
next school Mass, our last day of school before Christmas break: 
Tuesday, December 22nd 
at 9am 

1st  reading:  Catherine R. (8)
2nd reading:  Laurenne W. (8)
Prayers of the Faithful:  Skylar S. (8)
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...

Here are some disinfecting tips from the CDC to help stop the spread of germs in your house during this flu season. Remember, cold and flu viruses can survive on surfaces anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
  • Phones - 80% of phones in homes that have a child with the flu have the flu virus on them
  • Remote control - It's one of the most touched and least cleaned item in the house
  • Bathroom - 50% of all bathroom faucets test positive for viruses when someone has a cold or flu
  • Stuffed Animals - If it's not washable, keep it away from everyone for a few days to let viruses on its surface die
  • Sheets - These should be washed at high temperature with a color-safe bleach detergent

December 8th started the 
Jubilee Year of Mercy

Fly on the Wall.....
Heard in the Hall....

Preschool 4 student saying 
good bye to his teacher:  
"I love you, Miss Cordeiro."

Full days of school on MONDAY and TUESDAY

This may have been one of the quickest Advent seasons I can recall!  Our teachers and students have worked diligently this week squeezing in as much academic time as possible.  I guess we all realize that the "short week excitement" may make it very difficult to focus next week!  

We did have opportunities throughout the week to practice and rehearse for this evening's performance, "O Come Let Us Adore Him."  Our Kindergarten through Grade 5 students are prepared to sing their hearts out, as together we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.  
Please consider joining us, if you are able, at Holy Mass on Tuesday at 9 am (weather permitting of course),  as we kick-off a well deserved reprieve from school, by celebrating the Eucharist as a school family.  It is quite a moving experience  to witness our student body sing beautifully together after Communion and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.  Their angelic voices are a "must hear" at some point this school year.  

Thank you all for your continued support and prayers for our school.  

Have a wonderful weekend!

~Mrs. Russo

This evening we present.......

Come Let Us Adore Him!
In pageant and song...
Friday, December 18th

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.

Our next scheduled 
School Events Committee
 meeting is immediately upon our return to school!  Monday, January 4th at 7pm.  The committee will meet to debrief after Breakfast with St. Nicholas, plan to support Middle School Game Night, and begin plans for making Catholic Schools Week 2016 spectacular!  Please remember that ALL parents are welcome at School Events Committee Meetings!

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!
Be watching for date of first official meeting in January!
A message from....
 The Bishop Stang High School Theatre Company is pleased to announce that they will be performing the Sound of Music for their Spring musical. They are looking for 3 girls between the ages of 6-13 and 1 boy between the ages of 8-11 from our area catholic elementary schools. Auditions for these roles will be  Thursday  January, 7 at Bishop Stang. 
Please refer to the flyer linked here or email the Director, Melissa Murphy-Leite at  for more information. 
If you require any documentation from the school for tax purposes please EMAIL your request to Karen in the office at

Kindergarten Centers a "Jolly Good Time"!

Our kindergartners enjoyed a m orning filled with fun and learning!  Their Christmas Centers included everything from Math to Religion, with lots in between!  
A great big thank you 
to our parent volunteers 
who make these fun centers possible!                                                                                              


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

 To God be the Glory