Nov 25, 2015 - In This Issue:
Next week's hot lunch 
at a glance:

Mon, Nov 30
Mozzarella Sticks
Tues, Dec 1 Sloppy Joe
Wed, Dec 2 Creamed Turkey
Thurs, Dec 3 Taco Salad
Fri, Dec 4
Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Living Our Faith: 
Our Bishop will join us for our 
next school Mass, celebrating our patron:
Feast of St. Francis Xavier 
Thursday, Dec 3rd at 9am 
 
1st reading: Laurenne W. (8)
2nd reading: Sophia A. (7)
Prayers of the Faithful:  Skylar S. (8), Catherine R. (8), Emma L. (7)
 Gift Bearers: Zachary E. (3), Emma H. (3), Makayla M. (3), Emilia S. (3)
    
Followed by a short assembly for the Bishop in the school gym.




Have a Blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

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EXTENDED CARE NEWS
  • Baystate Gymnastics Session 2 classes  begin Monday, November 30th and Tuesday, December 1st.  
  • Beginning Tuesday, December 1st, students in Grades 5-8 will have the opportunity to express themselves through art under the direction and supervision of Ms. Mac.  The Art Club will meet on Tuesdays in December from 3- 4pm. Regular extended care fees will apply.
Nurse's Corner...
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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!


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)

HELP WANTED:  
Please email Mrs. Shaughnessy ashaughnessy@sfxacushnet.com if you are willing or able to assist with prep before the pageant or on the actual evening. 
(costumes, backstage help, etc.)

St. Francis Xavier Parish will be running a drive to collect funds for shoes for children in Rwanda after Masses the next two weekends.

Your $20 donation can help provide needed footwear for these children.  You may also call the school office if you're interested in participating.
  

School Messenger Success?

Please contact the school office if you would like to re move a number from our call list or if you did not receive a phone call last night.  



 
Happy Thanksgiving!  Let us continue to thank the Lord for our many blessings, and pray for those in need of hope and healing this holiday season.

Your donations to the St. Nick's Baskets are greatly appreciated!  Thanks to your generous donations, the raffle items next weekend will be great!  If you have not made a reservation to attend St. NIck's Breakfast, please do so soon, so we can plan accordingly.

Upon our return to school,  our students will have the opportunity to buy small Christmas gifts for their parents and siblings.  Our 8th graders will host a "Spirit of St. Nick Workshop" leading up to and through next weekend.  The Class of 2016 is working diligently to raise funds for their end of year festivities and graduation.  The workshop provides an opportunity to work together, have some holiday fun, and generate funds.  
Have a wonderful long weekend and God bless-

    
Mrs. Russo
ADVENT BEGINS this SUNDAY
November 29, 2015

Please check your child's Friday Folder for an Advent Calendar for children which maps out special ways to make this a meaningful time to prepare for Christ's birth in your family.
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RSVP for our annual 
 
Breakfast with St. Nick
on Sunday, Dec 6th
  

Take a chance at winning raffle baskets,
enjoy yummy food,
take pics with St. Nick,
...and much more!

Our annual tradition is based upon the roots and origins of St. Nicholas...the true Santa!  
Please  
click here 
for more information for yourselves, as well as to share with your children!  

Thank you to the 11 volunteers who have clicked here    to check out
Volunteer Spot, and have signed up to help with Breakfast with St. Nicholas!

 It takes the efforts of many to successfully orchestrate such an event.....please consider volunteering!
Together Everyone Achieves More!

Fly on the Wall...
Heard in the Hall...
Anonymous  Preschool 4 Student: 
"Mrs. Russo, you smell just like bubble gum!"
#nowthatsafirst

 Save-the-Date for our annual Auction and Gala! 
Our largest and most successful 
FUN-draiser of the school year!  
Mark your calendars for :
FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH  2016
A message from...

Reminder for 8th graders:
Start your application to join our family now. 
HSPT Placement Exam is December 5 or 12 
8:00 am - 11:30 am.
Information and test-taking tips, available online: 
St. Francis Xavier SPIRIT WEAR can make great Christmas gifts...


 

Got music? A love for music, or a musical inclination?
We will be looking for a music substitute to take over classes while Mr. Borges takes a winter hiatus.  If you, or someone you know may be interested in having some fun this winter while teaching our music classes,
please contact Mrs. Russo.
Thank you! 

St. Francis Xavier School
223 Main Street
Acushnet, MA 02743
508-995-4313

 To God be the Glory