September 25, 2015 - In This Issue:

Next week's hot lunch at a glance:

Mon, Sept 28
Hot dog
Tues, Sept 29 Chix nuggets
Wed, Sept 30 French toast sticks
Thurs, Oct 1 Pizza square
Fri, Oct 2
BBQ Chicken

Even our youngest students were excited about the Pope's visit to the United States!

"siempre adelante! 
Keep moving forward!"
~St. Junipero Serra
     Another fantastic, fast week here at school!  Our students had a full academic week that included highlights of our Holy Father's visit to the United States.  The canonization of now Saint Junipero Serra drew our attention for certain, as it was the first to take place on US soil. Monignor Cihak, a Papal Master of Ceremonies, actually visited our school last year and spoke to our 5th through 8th graders.  Seeing him standing right next to Pope Francis on the altar was incredible!  
     Attendance at the two CORI sessions this week was slightly disappointing, as only 12 new parents completed the training and will be cleared to attend field trips and volunteer in our classrooms.  I will conduct one more session after an abbreviated SEC meeting on Monday, October 5th.  This should help to accommodate those who desire to be fully involved here at St. Francis. Please plan on joining us for the SEC meeting as well!   
     I am looking forward to seeing MANY of you this evening at our first social event of the school year, Family Fun Night 4!!  This event is always VERY well attended, so please practice patience, as our school family is growing and the gym will undoubtedly be crowded! 

Thanks for a great week and enjoy your 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)


Fly on the Wall,
from the Hall...

     There are two boys in Kindergarten that shared their birthday this past week.  Born on the same day, in the same hospital... as I spoke to them in the lunchroom, and "played up" my sense of disbelief that they shared a nursery and cried for the first time on the same exact day, they stated in unison...


"Oh", I said, "That explains it... They were smart enough to have you two on the same day!"

Jacob and Luke just smiled :)
Happy Birthday, boys & moms!
Halloween Family Dance
from Grade 8!
October 30th
Fun for the whole family !
CYO sign ups 

for Boys and Girls in Grades 4-8:

Monday, October 5th
@ SFX gym
Skating Lessons 
Ages 4-16
@ Tabor Academy 
Ice Rink

Thank you, Cindy Baptiste, for volunteering to assist us with our Box Top Collections this year!  Please see your child's Friday folder or click here for more information and a collection sheet! 

Our first collection runs from 
September 25-October 23

Living Our Faith: 
School Mass next week
Grades K-8 (weather permitting)
First Friday, October 2, 2015 at 9:00am
Come celebrate 
the memorial of our 
Holy Guardian Angels  with us 
if you are able! 

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

See many of you tonight at 
Family Fun Night 4...
Thank you for your support !  
The fun begins at 6pm

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



 On the horizon...


October 18th 



Bowling Night




{Please note that all formal proofs taken by photographer Shannon Cabral are due back to the school on Monday!}

Nurse's Corner...

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

SFX Online code:
The school cannot track your online purchases so please be sure to submit a HARD COPY of any online purchases to the school office to receive credit toward your Family Fundraising Requirement.
All orders will be 
due back on Monday, October 5th.

Please keep your eye on 
our parking lot 
in the coming weeks...

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

 To God be the Glory