October 23, 2015 - In This Issue:
Next week's hot lunch 
at a glance:

Mon, Oct 26
Hot Dog
Tues, Oct 27 Chix Nuggets
Wed, Oct 28 French toast sticks
Thurs, Oct 29 Pizza
Fri, Oct 30
BBQ Chicken

Projected delivery date of all ordered items is October 28th.
Thursday, October 29th
  • Have your child bring the unwanted photo package on that day and they will take a new picture.

bronze-medicine-symbol.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!
Living Our Faith: 
Join us for our 
next school Mass 
if you are able:

Monday, October 26th at 9am

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

In memory of Mr. Donald Pelletier

We will share any news of arrangements 
as we are made aware of them.  
In the meantime, please 
save-the-date for the 
St. Francis Xavier School community's
"Month's-Mind"  Mass 
for the repose of his soul:
Thursday, November 19th at 9am



What an amazing turnout for our Thursday night ice cream fundraiser!  
Monsignor scooped ice cream non-stop for a wonderful cause..... 
our school!  
50% of total sales and all donations from the evening,  totaling $974,   will be given directly to the school for our new water bottle filling station

Thank you, Monsignor and Acushnet Creamery, 
for creating fun ways to raise funds for our parish school! 

Our NJHS will be conducting a Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser on Wednesday, October 28th! For $3, students will have the opportunity to THINK PINK, by wearing pink and/or white with jeans or comfortable, appropriate bottoms! All monies collected will go directly to the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute.

Upcoming SEC events...


SEC's next Event....
November 7th 
from 10am- 2:30pm
Fly on the playground
seen with its many eyes........
Would you even believe it? On Thursday during recess,  a groundhog was spotted running around our parking lot!  It then proceeded to squeeze its chubby body 
under the fence and scampered very quickly across a  crowded field of children!  
Coming soon...

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

for parents of students in Grades K-8
November 2, 3, and 4
Thank you for sending in your preference of date/time availability.  You will receive a notice next week with a specific time to meet with each of your child(ren)'s teacher(s) and discuss their academic progress.  

It is that time of year to start thinking about Christmas shopping and ShopWithScrip is an excellent way to purchase all the gift cards we give!  Click here for more information about how the program works and see how easy it is to reduce your fundraising obligation while you shop! 
Happy Shopping! 
Grade 8 proudly presents the
Halloween Family Dance
October 30th
Fun for the whole family !  
Please RSVP and send any candy  and or beverage donations now.
This day is made even more special with your input and creativity...thank you to all our parent and student volunteers!  

Click on the link above for more details...

A message from....
According to College Board's 2015 SAT Report on College & Career Readiness, only 42% of 2015 college-bound seniors nationwide graduated academically prepared to meet with success in college.  Research shows that students meeting the SAT College & Career Readiness Benchmark score of 1550 were more likely to enroll in a four-year college, had higher first year GPAs and were more likely to complete their degrees on time than students who did not meet the benchmark.  While college readiness and success are dependent upon many factors, the report reinforces the importance of an academically rigorous high school program.  
At Bishop Stang High School, our holistic approach to education ensures that all students, regardless of level placement, are given the tools they need to succeed in college and life.  
are one solid indication of the college readiness we provide.  

Join us at  Open House on Sunday, November 1 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  to learn about the many other ways we help our students prepare for the next steps in life.
 (families of all middle school students 
are invited to attend)

Every day we are making progress to reach our GOAL_

Several of our teachers are using Khan Academy again this year to support their Math Instruction.  Khan is a great way for our students to review taught concepts at their pace and skill level.  If your child does not have a Khan account, you may want to  consider creating one for him/her! 

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

 To God be the Glory