Feb 5, 2016 - In This Issue:
Hot lunches at-a-glance:

Mon, Feb 8
Spaghetti with meat sauce
Tues, Feb 9
Chicken Patty
Wed, Feb 10 Pizza Wedge
Thurs, Feb 11 Shepherd's Pie
Fri, Feb 12
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Living Our Faith: 
Our next school week Mass will be on:
Ash Wednesday, 
February 10th at 10:30am 
at the school

1st Reading:   Laurenne W. (8)
Psalm:  Kirsten S. (7)
2nd Reading:  Thomas M. (8)
Prayers of the Faithful:  Katherin M. (8)

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PRAYER    FASTING   ALMSGIVING
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Calling all students of Grades 1-8 interested in being a part of the

2016 Musical Spectacular...

If you are interested in performing, acting, or helping out (backstage crew) please attend the orientation meeting scheduled for 
Wednesday, Feb 10th at 2:30pm in Mrs. Plante's classroom.  


EXTENDED NEWS


* Baystate Gymnastics SESSION 3 begins this week! Thank you for your continued interest in this wonderful program!
*Art Club for Grades 5-8 in full swing!   (regular extended care fees apply) please click here to email Ms. McNamara
 if your child would like to join in the fun.
*Click here   
to learn more about an after school 
COMPUTER CLUB  where students can join in any Tuesday to learn how to code and design their own video games!
(regular extended care fees apply) 
Attention all men...

Please call or email the parish for more information regarding how you could take this great opportunity to bring together the men of our community...and bring a friend!
HIGHLIGHTS

Reminder that students who attended Masses in uniform last weekend and received a pink slip may come to school on 
Monday, Feb 8th out of uniform.
*non-uniform handbook policies apply

What a great way to end our Catholic Schools Week celebrations.... SNOW DAY!   Our faculty and students have had a great week filled with faith, fun, and family! Thank you to our teachers and SEC reps for planning and executing the activities that were enjoyed by all. Thank you to our grandparents and Career Day visitors for taking the time to visit our school and share of yourselves with our students.  Thank you to Elsa, Mr. Incredible, Officer Gobern and Uncle Sam for "calling out" the best BINGO games ever!   Please take the time to click the above link which will take you to our school photo gallery and enjoy the memories created this week at SFX! Catholic Schools Week activities that were scheduled to take place today will be rescheduled,  and the Parent/Faculty vs. Student Game will take place tomorrow evening at 5:30pm at the CYO Center.

This week, we will shift gears a bit and will begin our Lenten journey by burying the Alleluia. This school tradition is one that demonstrates our prayerful and solemn anticipation of the arrival of our Risen Lord. During a short assembly on Tuesday, students will place a large ALLELUIA banner (that will be created collaboratively) in a box and "bury" it or stow it away until we celebrate the Resurrection at Easter! Our faculty and students will begin the process of thoughtfully planning our Lenten journey, anticipating a deepening of our faith and relationship with Our Lord and Savior.  

Finally, one week from today we will be closing our school doors for February break! Please continue to foster good study habits with your children by reading and practicing Math facts, while enjoying a winter holiday! 
God bless!        ~ Mrs. Russo
ANNOUNCING.....
 this year's 
GALA FAMILY CHALLENGE!
for more information on how you can help us with donations and enter our awesome raffle!
Please RSVP to Laura Duarte at laurajduarte@aol.com or text her at 
(508)789-1958 if you interested in helping with this monumental and imperative event!
 
It will be here before we know it!  
The GROW countdown continues!  
FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH  2016
Fly on the Wall...
Heard from the Hall...

"Mrs. Russo, the groundhopper didn't see his shadow!!" said a very cute kindergartner.
 #springcomingsoon
Dom inic  Shaughnessy and Nathan Wojnar pose for a Career Day photo entitled, 
"The Two Topics not to be Discussed .....  
Religion and Politics! "
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If you require any documentation from the school for tax purposes please EMAIL your request to Karen in the office at kpimentel@sfxacushnet.com
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St. Francis Xavier School
223 Main Street
Acushnet, MA 02743
508-995-4313

 To God be the Glory