October 2, 2015 - In This Issue:
Next week's hot lunch 
at a glance:

Mon, Oct 5
Mozzarella Sticks
Tues, Oct 6 Sloppy Joe
Wed, Oct 7 Creamed Turkey
Thurs, Oct 8 Taco Salad
Fri, Oct 9
Tomato soup and grilled cheese

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.
Living Our Faith: 
School Mass next week
Grades K-8 (weather permitting)
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 9:00am

1st reading: Sophia Arruda (7)
Psalm:  Connor Araujo (7)
Prayers of the Faithful: John Paul Martin (7)

October is  the month 
of the Holy Rosary.  
Let us commit our families 
to the Blessed Mother by praying this wonderful devotion.

"Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did."
--Saint Maximilian Kolbe
     October already!  Pumpkins, talk of Halloween and All Saints, and decorations for the December holiday (I can't even say the word)  already in the stores ...time moves so quickly!
     Last Friday evening's festivities were well attended and fun for the whole family.  A great deal of thanks goes to our SEC, and specifically to the Grades 3, 4 & 5 parents who really "stepped up to the plate" and assisted with this annual event.  A special thanks to our middle school referees and head coaches who ran the games for our younger students. Many compliments were heard regarding the enthusiasm, manners and encouragement given by our awesome middle schoolers.... they are exceptional!  
     The first field trip of the school year took place today, as our Preschool 3 through Grade 3 students travelled down the road to All Saints for a LIVE CONCERT!  Our students danced and jammed to songs about our faith and their love of Jesus Christ!   Students especially loved a song titled,
"I Wanna Say Yes!  Just Like Mary Did", which is quite appropriate for this month that we dedicate to Our Lady.   Together as a school family we will daily turn our hearts and minds to the Blessed Mother as we pray a decade of the rosary, and the Memorare throughout the month of October.
     A very long weekend is in our  very near future... make sure your calendars are marked! 
Have a wonderful and most likely wet weekend.
  ~ Mrs. Russo

Don't risk not being able to chaperone a field trip or volunteer in the classroom...come to the final session at the school.

Monday, October 5th following the 7:00-7:30 SEC meeting
(CORI session usually runs about an hour)

CYO sign ups 

for Boys and Girls in Grades 4-8:

Monday, October 5th
@ SFX gym

Fly on the Wall,
from the Hall...

{loud noises heard on second floor}
Student #1: What in the world is that noise?"
Student #2: "It's Mr. Guillotte cutting a  hole 
in the wall."
Student #1:  "Whew!  I thought we might be having a lock down or something!" 

Coming soon.....
the reason for the hole in the wall....... stay tuned! 

   All orders are 
DUE back on
Monday, October 5th!


We are setting a school goal for this drive, instead of a classroom competition!

GOAL: 10,000 Box Tops by 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!
Adult Education 
at SFX Parish 


Join us if you are able for the 1st of multiple adult religious education topics offered all year at the parish:

Janine Hammarquist is presenting " Year of Mercy: How to Be More Merciful"
Sunday, Oct 4th @ 9:15am or Tuesday, Oct 6th @ 7pm

Harlem Wizards Game

School Events Committee 
invites you all...
to mark your calendars and consider attending the....

Next SEC meeting:  

Monday, October 5th 7pm

7:00-7:30 SEC meeting followed by
Last chance CORI session

 Sign up now...

Sunday,  bowling_pins2.jpg 



Bowling Night


On the horizon....
SEC's next Fundraising Event....
Holiday Marketplace   
Saturday, November 7th 
from 10am- 2:30pm
***** VENDOR'S WANTED ******
Check your child's Friday folder or click here for more information.



Does your child have a profile on a social website like Facebook, myspace, or even Webkinz?  
Join us for a special parent evening to learn about real dangers that lurk online and your legal responsibilities as a parent to safeguard your children.

Thursday, October 15th at 7pm here at St. Francis Xavier School
Click here for flyer with more details on this co-sponsored GNBCS event

Nurse's Corner...

Flu Clinic for Acushnet Residents Ages 8-13
Wednesday, October 28th 4-6pm 
@ Ford Middle School

Grade 8 proudly presents the
Halloween Family Dance
October 30th
Fun for the whole family !
Save the date and  start thinking of               Saint Costume ideas  for the
All Saints Day/All Souls Day celebration:
Monday, November 2nd
More details coming soon....
Please contact Mrs. Shaughnessy if you are able/willing to help with simple event prep beforehand:

schooldays-collage-header.jpg Just a reminder...
There is an extra LONG weekend coming up.  
Teacher Professional Development Days are extending Columbus Day Weekend...
NO SCHOOL on October 12-14

Every day we are making progress to reach our GOAL

Our teachers have completed their benchmark assessments in Mathematics, and are strategizing best approaches to meet the needs of all the learners in their classrooms.
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 
will be donated to St. Francis Xavier School

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

 To God be the Glory