Jan 15, 2016 - In This Issue:
Hot lunches at-a-glance:

Mon, Jan 18
Tues, Jan 19 Cheeseburger
Wed, Jan 20 Chix Teriyaki Dippers
Thurs, Jan 21 American Chop Suey 
Fri, Jan 22
Maxx Sticks

Living Our Faith: 
Please join us for our next school Mass if you are able.
Tuesday, Jan 19th at 9am
(Weather permitting)

1st Reading:  Rebecca A. (5)
Psalm: Matthew B. (5)
Prayers of the Faithful:  Andrew M. (5)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is starting this coming week at our parish...if you or a loved one have thought about receiving the sacraments please click here for more information.
THANK YOU to our NJHS for organizing a VERY successful Middle School Game Night!  
Last Friday night our students in Grades 6-8 enjoyed an evening of fun and fundraising!  Students who attended not only had a blast playing Jeopardy, Family Feud and Lip Sync Battle, but also contributed $250 in the process for 
Smile Train, a non-profit organization that provides cleft palate surgery for children.
Please visit our website photo gallery    to see more photos from the very successful event!

We are hoping to be able to expand our club offerings, as winter can be quite long  when spent in the gym!  Any parent who may be willing to share their time and talent to facilitate any type of after school club offering is encouraged to contact Mrs. Russo.

 Club Offerings:
  • Click here if you would still like to join in on  CUPCAKE CLUB which begins this coming Wednesday, 1/20!  
  • Click here to learn more about an after school COMPUTER CLUB that started last week!  Students can join in any Tuesday to learn how to code and design their own video games!  
    (regular extended care fees apply) 
  • There will be a Baystate "buy week" during Catholic Schools Week. Be sure to check next week's JOIN THE CLUB section to sign up for Session 3!!
Fly on the Wall...
Heard from the Hall...

This past week we were visited by a member of our NEASC Accreditation team, Mrs. Monique Almquist.   Mrs. Almquist toured our school and spent time in each of our classrooms.  She asked our students for their input pertaining to St. Francis and also asked if the students had any questions (insinuating about the process of accreditation)...
Mrs. Almquist:
  "Does anyone have any questions for me?"
Grade 4 Student: "Do you like cats?" 
Please read through and submit all forms and fees by 
Friday, January 29th
to ensure your enrollment for the 
2016-2017 School Year
We have started an official Facebook page for 
St. Francis Xavier School Acushnet...
If you have not already done so, please complete the Parent Survey being conducted by the Diocesan hired Task Force!  The information collected will help to determine the future success of the Catholic Schools in our Diocese.  
You can access the survey via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CF9QCN2. Please submit your responses by January 18th.
Thank you!

NO SCHOOL Monday, Jan 18th in honor of the 
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday!

Our school day was framed a bit differently today, as our students enjoyed our annual      " I Have A Dream Day "!  Teachers and students walked the halls wearing their favorite pajamas, which is always a huge hit! Good times with an educational component, of course, as students learned about the life and contributions made by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

It is time to think about registration for the 2016-2017 school year!  Please take the time to click the link found in this week's newsletter to begin the registration process for your child(ren).  We will be opening our doors on January 31st to the public to see our school and all that it offers.  Please be especially mindful if your child is in one of our classrooms that is close to capacity, as new families may inquire about those classes.  

Our classroom teachers, along with the help of our School Events Committee reps, have planned a fantastic Catholic Schools Week 2016!!  Please familiarize yourself with our schedule of events, as the week will be here before we know it!  

God bless!                                   ~ Mrs. Russo
Catholic Schools Week 2016
Jan 31-Feb 6

Also...please don't forget to email your
"family selfie" to
before Jan 22nd for our school project!
We need your help!
It is time to begin the planning stages for our largest fundraiser of the school year!  Please consider contributing to the success of this year's gala and auction:
 Next Thursday, January 21st,  at 6pm
we will  begin this exciting process!  School parent, Dan Amaral,  has reserved a room at THE OLIVE GARDEN in Dartmouth, for us to come together and begin planning for success!  
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!  

Decision letters for acceptance of our 8th grade applicants will be sent on January 25th! 
If you require any documentation from the school for tax purposes please EMAIL your request to Karen in the office at kpimentel@sfxacushnet.com

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

 To God be the Glory