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October 16, 2015 - In This Issue:
Next week's hot lunch 
at a glance:

Mon, Oct 19
Kale soup
Tues, Oct 20 Cheeseburger
Wed, Oct 21 Chix Terryaki Dippers
Thurs, Oct 22 American Chop Suey
Fri, Oct 23
Maxx Sticks

It was a very long weekend and an extremely short week!  I hope that you all enjoyed the amazing weather we had over the weekend and celebrated the time as a family. 

Time is moving faster than we care to admit and there are several events coming up in the near future that you do not want to miss.

This Sunday evening from 5-7pm, our Mothers and Sons will be knocking some pins down at the Bowlmor in Mattapoissett.
Our 8th graders are hard at work preparing for our Annual Halloween Dance and Haunted Stage!  Please make sure that your family joins us for this "fun for the whole family" event!

Please begin brainstorming saint costumes with your child, for our  All Saints/Souls Celebration on Monday, November 2nd! 
Have a great weekend
and God bless!
~  Mrs. Russo
Living Our Faith: 

Please make note that any Grade 2 student, who will be receiving their First Holy Communion at St. Francis, is expected to attend the
Living Rosary
at noon on Saturday, October 17th in the church parking lot.

Join us for our 
next school Mass
if you are able:

Monday, October 19th at 9am

1st reading:  Gabrielle Oliveira (6)
Psalm:  Jacob Wicheirski (5)
Prayers of the Faithful: Fiona Marques (7)

Fly on the Wall,
from the Hall...

A few weeks ago, loud noises were heard in the upstairs hallway that inspired the "Fly on the Wall" quote of the week.  Well, the reason for all of the commotion was revealed on Thursday, as a brand new water bottle filling station/bubbler was installed outside the bathrooms upstairs.

This week's Fly on the Wall heard the following:

Unnamed student:  "The new water filling station is awesome.  It is seriously the best water I have ever had!"


Please check your child's Friday folder for his/her  Art to Remember  masterpiece!  Orders must be made by Thursday, October 22nd, in order to be ready in time for Christma s!
Remember winning 
"Favorite School"  last year?!?

October Celebrity Scooping!
Wednesday, October 21st from 5-7pm
Msgr. O'Connor 
will be scooping your orders and
50% of all purchases made then 
will be donated to St. Francis Xavier School

Upcoming SEC events...


On the horizon....
SEC's next Fundraising Event....

November 7th 
from 10am- 2:30pm





SCHOOL GOAL: 10,000 Box Tops by next Friday 10/23!

Loose Box Tops can be brought to school  (not affixed to sheets) and we will make sure they get put on! 
School wide reward TBA!

Weren't satisfied with the way your child's picture turned out?
Thursday, October 29th
  • Have your child bring the unwanted photo package on that day and they will take a new picture.

stethoscope_dr_pad.jpg Nurse's Corner...

All NEW and RETURNING students must have an updated physical and immunization record on file from their doctor for this current school year...
if you haven't yet,
please sent those in ASAP!

South Coast  Girls Softball
Ages 5-15
Registration Event 
Sunday, Nov 15

All of the Greater New Bedford Catholic Schools were invited to attend an Internet Safety Meeting that took place here at St. Francis. 

Linda Pacheco from the Bristol County Sheriffs Department gave an excellent presentation to the
eight parents that attended.  As parents, we all know that cyberspace can be a VERY dangerous place. If your child is on Instagram or Snapchat, I have attached the handouts that were provided for your information.  
Please continue to monitor your child on the internet!  

Projected delivery date of all ordered items is October 28th.
Grade 8 proudly presents the
Halloween Family Dance
October 30th
Fun for the whole family !  
RSVP now.
    Get your Saint costumes ready!  
All Saints Day/All Souls Day celebration:
Monday, November 2nd

Parents make this day even more special with their input and creativity!  
You can even help from home:
  • simple arts and crafts prep for a class
  • create raffle prize basket(s)
  • organize 1 or 2 fun short activities for a class to complete based on the life/positive qualities of a particular saint (each class has a different saint)
  • shop for specific candy treats to fill our "guessing jars"
  • create memorable party favors that reinforce a joyful and faithful theme
Please contact Mrs. Shaughnessy for more details: 

Every day we are making progress to reach our GOAL

Many of our teachers are
providing after school "Math Extra Help" sessions to ensure that their students are mastering concepts as they move through grade level curriculum.  
time_2_learn_vector.jpg Please take note:
Important academic milestones coming soon...

Progress Reports will be sent home 
for students in grades 1-8 
on October 28th

Parent/Teacher Conferences 
for parents of students in Grades K-8
November 2, 3, and 4
A notice will be coming home for you to send in a preference of date/time availability.  You will then be assigned a time slot to meet with each of your child(ren)'s teacher(s) and discuss their academic progress.  

Bishop Stang High School's mission is to educate students in a holistic way that honors their unique learning styles, talents and gifts.  Students experience an extensive variety of athletic and co-curricular activities where gifts are shared and developed.  Studies continuously show that along with parent involvement, participation in activities outside the classroom bring immeasurable value in building leaders with integrity, moral perspective and collaborative skills.
Please visit our website at, to view our  promotional video (created by a Bishop Stang alum, Kevin Luiz) and  to learn more about how we build on this strong foundation by inspiring excellence, strengthening faith, developing leadership and building confidence in our young people. 
 Bishop Stang Open House is on Sunday, November 1st from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (families of all middle school students are invited to attend).  

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

 To God be the Glory