April 1, 2016 - In This Issue:
Next week's hot lunches at-a-glance:

Mon, April 4
Mozzarella Sticks
Tues, April 5
Sloppy Joe
Wed, April 6 Creamed Turkey
Thurs, April 7 Taco Salad
Fri, April 8
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Living Our Faith: 
Our next school week Mass (all grades)
will be to celebrate  the
Annunciation of Our Lord:

Monday, 
April 4th
(we ather permitting)

1st reading:
 Sophia A. (7)
Psalm:
 Kirsten S. (7)
2nd reading:
Emma L. (7)
Prayers of Faithful:
 Connor A. (7)


Students should come to school in uniform 
(Gr. 6-8 in Special Occasion uniform)
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MOVIE NIGHT!
Come join us for the special viewing of this documentary ...TONIGHT at 7pm. 
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Thank you to our parent helpers!  
The kids have been singing their hearts out to prepare for this joyous celebration.
All are welcome to come 
enjoy the show on Monday!

EXTENDED NEWS

yellow_sneakers_cool.jpg Our track students are up and running!  Practices began last week and our students were happy to hit the track in preparation for the annual Greater New Bedford Catholic Schools Track Meet on Sunday, May 15th.
If you have not done so already, please submit your signed form and $20/family fee as soon as possible.

young_girl_gymnastics.jpg Due to our 2 Monday snow days, make up sessions for Monday gymnasts ONLY will take place on Monday, 4/4 and Tuesday 4/5!

A final session of Baystate Gymanstics begins April 11th!  
for more information and to sign up!

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Thank you in advance for your patience with checkout procedures, as lines often result from having so many students involved in activities.  

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ALLELUIA!  He has risen!  The Easter Season is here and we now await the arrival of warmer weather!  Our week began with all of our classes unburying their Alleluias and celebrating the joy and promise of the Resurrection. 
  
Each of our classrooms has been planning a short performance to celebrate and demonstrate the JOY that permeates this season.  Please join us, if you are able, on Monday, April 4th at 1:00 pm to share in the sheer joy and love of our Lord!  Skits, songs, and more surprises are in the works for our Easter Celebration!

If you have not done so already, please reserve your place at GROW , to take place  Friday evening, April 15 th at the Century House! We look forward to seeing many of our school and parish families at the event as we raise our bid cards to raise the necessary funds for our school. Laura Duarte and her GROW team have worked tirelessly to assure that this event is a success on all levels, and we hope that many of you will join us and help to make the evening a success.
Have a wonderful weekend and God bless!

~ Mrs. Russo
 
THANK YOU for the increased participation in the 
Family Gala Challenge!  
In all, 47 families participated by donating awesome auction items!

Click here to make your reservations for the fundraising event of the year and see what all the excitement is about!  

It will be here before we know it!  
The GROW countdown ... 
FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH  2016
 
School Events Committee Meeting  
Monday evening April 4th 
7 pm in the Library
Come to find out how you may be able to assist with the Gala, NEACS visit and IOWA testing. 


Our 8th Grade students launched our
Spring Scholastic Book Fair! 
Students had the opportunity 
to browse today.  
Purchases will officially begin 
on Monday, April 4th.
Monies raised will help the 8th grade with end of year expenses... and FUN!

  Making Summer Plans for your children? Consider 
Summer Fun at St. Francis
July 11-15; 18-22; and 25-29
Monday through Friday 8:00-4:00pm

Click here for the flyer for more information and pricing.

Click here for the registration form when you're ready to register.

Early-bird rates end soon!

St. Francis Xavier School
223 Main Street
Acushnet, MA 02743
508-995-4313

 To God be the Glory