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October 9, 2015 - In This Issue:
Next week's hot lunch 
at a glance:

Mon, Oct 12
Columbus Day- No School
Tues, Oct 13 Professional Day-No School
Wed, Oct 14 Professional Day-No School
Thurs, Oct 15 Shepards Pie
Fri, Oct 16
Meatball Sub

"Let us ask Mary to help us to respond to violence, to conflict and to war, with the power of dialogue, reconciliation and love. She is our mother: may she help us to find peace; all of us are her children!"
~Pope Francis
     Please take the time to read this week's newsletter in its entirety, as it is bursting with important information and dates to mark on your calendars.
   I hope that you enjoy this extended weekend with your children.  Our wonderful teachers will be attending two professional development sessions to reflect, learn and collaborate with the teachers from the Greater New Bedford Catholic Schools and the diocese. 

  It will be a super short week when we return... Please note:  
NO GYM and NO SCHOOL MASS next week.  

  Have a good little break, and God bless.

~  Mrs. Russo
Living Our Faith: 
           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, even from home:

October is the  Month of 
Our Lady!

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. 

Grades 7 & 8 will be attending a       Pro-Life Rosary Rally at Bishop Stang High School on Thursday October 15th!  Please wear Special Occasion Uniforms.


One morning and two evening CORI Training Sessions have been conducted this school year.  There is one time slot that has not been offered, and that is.......
an AFTER SCHOOL session, which parents could take advantage of attending, with the convenience of having your child(ren) in our Extended Program.  Last chance CORI.... Friday 10/16 from 3:00-4:30 pm.

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

CORI sessions do take place every Tuesday evening at New Bedford CSS.... please see me for more details!


Fly on the Wall,
from the Hall...

I had the privilege of covering for Mrs. Jason in the Kindergarten classroom this week, and was witness to the following conversation....

Student:  "Mrs. O'Malley, my
crayon is not working and needs to be peeled."
Mrs. O:  "Oh, (name of student) these crayons are such a pain!  I wish they made them without wrappers!"
Student: "Mrs. O'Malley!  That would make the crayon be naked!"
School Events Committee 
invites you all...

Sign up now.




Sunday, October 18  



Bowling Night


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

November 7th 
from 10am- 2:30pm





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!

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.

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

Every day we are making progress to reach our GOAL

Many of our teachers are finding that Math problems are great "bell ringers" and  a perfect  way to start their day.  Varied problems on the board make for great review as well as effective  introductions to new concepts.
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

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.  

Grade 8 proudly presents the
Halloween Family Dance
October 30th
Fun for the whole family !  
Make your reservations now.

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!

Bishop Stang High School will hold an Open House on Sunday, November1st from 1-3pm.  Faculty and students will be available to highlight all that Bishop Stang has to offer!  Parents of students in any grade, but especially our middle school parents should consider attending the Open House to witness a snapshot of the Stang experience!

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

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

 To God be the Glory