Jan 22, 2016 - In This Issue:
Hot lunches at-a-glance:

Mon, Jan 25
Mozzarella Sticks
Tues, Jan 26
Chix Nuggets
Wed, Jan 27
French Toast Sticks
Thurs, Jan 28 Pizza Square 
Fri, Jan 29
BBQ Chicken

Living Our Faith: 
Please join us for our next school Mass if you are able.
Monday, Jan 25th at 9am
(Weather permitting)
1st Reading: Rebecca Antonio (5) 
Psalm: Matthew Borges (5)
Prayers of the Faithful:  Andrew Martin (5)

Please read through and submit all forms and fees by 
Friday, January 29th
to ensure your enrollment for the 
2016-2017 School Year

"Dress Down for Life"
Friday, January 29th
Donation:  $1 or more
*school dress down/non-uniform policies apply

*Cupcake club started up this week with our sweet toothed students making penguin cupcakes! 
 Yummy fun!! 

*There will be NO Bay State classes next week.   Click here to get a jump start on signing your child up for Session 3!!!!

*Art Club for Grades 5-8 will start up again Tuesday the 26th!  (regular extended care fees apply) please click here to email Ms. McNamara with your interest 

*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) 
Extended Restrictions...
There will no longer be any HOT LIQUIDS or LOLLIPOPS allowed during extended at any time.  
Thank you!
Fly on the Wall...
Heard from the Hall...
Anonymous Student:  
"As much as I love this school, I just need a day off."

Be sure to "Like" our school page...it's a great way to stay connected!

Attention Acushnet/Fairhaven Residents:

The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (PAC) will be meeting on Monday, Jan 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
Decision letters for acceptance of our 8th grade applicants will be sent on January 25th! 

Let us pray for Respect for Life from conception to natural death and safe travels for all those who were able to attend the March for Life in DC today to be a voice for the voiceless!

This past week was a very quick one that was highlighted by our annual Middle School Science and Engineering Fair.  The projects created and the experiments conducted were outstanding! Our students spend an enormous amount of time preparing for the Science Fair and it was quite evident as they confidently presented to the judges today.  Nice job, middle school!

Next weekend we will kickoff Catholic Schools Week 2016 with Mass at St. Francis Xavier, followed by our annual Open House! Historically, the welcoming of new families is primarily for  preschool and kindergarten inquiries. We are hoping to have that same type of participation and traffic this year,  as we strive to fill both our preschool programs and our kindergarten. Within the past few weeks, however, we have received phone calls regarding enrollment and openings in various grades, which makes re-enrollment  a priority.  To date, we have 70 students registered for the 2016-2017 school year, which leaves us too many openings!  It is greatly appreciated, and necessary for classes at capacity, to re-register prior to Open House and ensure that your spot is saved.  

   Catholic Schools Week is on the horizon!  We are all looking forward to a faith-filled and fun week!  
               Have a great weekend!

God bless       ~ Mrs. Russo

Catholic Schools Week 2016
Jan 31-Feb 6

Also...please don't forget to email your
"family selfie" to
ashaughnessy@sfxacushnet.com       for our school project!
Thank you to those who have already sent their pics along...they're great!

Looking for VOLUNTEERS to add to the FUN: 
"Get Your Head in the Game!"
Our CSW finale will include a  Faculty/Parents vs. Students Basketball Game !
Please  shoot a quick email to 
Mrs. Russo at mrusso@sfxacushnet.com,  if you would be willing to have some good clean fun while we uphold our record of 1-0!  Parent participation not only appreciated, but necessary to the victory! 

Game time is February 6th at 5:30pm.  



Do you work in the medical profession, education field, food services, emergency services, etc?  


We are looking for people within the school community who may be interested in coming to speak to the students during Catholic Schools Week about their job in their community on
Career Day--Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

Please contact: Mrs. Jason at 
cjason@sfxacushnet.com if you're interested. Thank You!

 Thank you to those parents who were able to attend our initial stages meeting at the Olive Garden.  The process of securing sponsors and obtaining donations has officially begun!  

Stay tuned for information regarding this year's GALA FAMILY CHALLENGE!

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!  

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

 To God be the Glory