Jan 29, 2016 - In This Issue:
Hot lunches at-a-glance:

Mon, Feb 1
Mozzarella Sticks
Tues, Feb 2
Sloppy Joe
Wed, Feb 3 Creamed Turkey
Thurs, Feb 4 Taco Salad
Fri, Feb 5
Meatball Sub

Living Our Faith: 
Please join us for
10:30am Sunday Mass at SFX to kick off Catholic Schools Week this weekend as a school family.  
Any students in attendance should come dressed in uniform.
1st reading:  Connor Araujo (7)
2nd reading:  Sophia Arruda (7)
Prayers of the faithful:  
Emma Liarikos (7) and Shannon Hartford (7)

Gift bearers:  The Pereira Family (Sydney 4)
...followed by...
...which kicks off...

Catholic Schools Week 2016
Jan 31-Feb 6

Still not too late to send in your      "FAMILY SELFIE"
...we'd love to include your family in our display for the students and our visitors!
Registration opens to NEW families on Sunday, Jan 31st at noon.

Please read through and submit all forms and fees asap
to ensure your enrollment for the 
2016-2017 School Year
Our next school week Mass will be on:
Friday, Feb 5th at 9am
(or 10 am at the school if weather does not permit)

1st Reading: Catherine Russo (8)
Psalm: Matthew Borges (5)
Prayers of the Faithful:  Andrew Martin (5)

*Week #2 of Cupcake Club was another sweet success! 

*There will be NO Bay State classes during Catholic Schools Week.   Click here to sign your child up for Session 3!!!!

*Art Club for Grades 5-8 started up again last week!   (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) 
Congratulations to our 8th graders who received acceptance letters this week! Nice work, future Spartans!

Let the fun begin!  Plans have been made and the excitement has been elevated as we celebrate Catholic Education 2016 next week!  Please refer to the Schedule of Events, as we encourage parental participation if your schedule permits. There are a number of fun activities planned, but one of the highlights will be to join the other Greater New Bedford deanery schools for Mass with Bishop da Cunha on Wednesday, February 3rd.   The celebration,  for our grades 3 through 6 students,  will take place at St. Mary's New Bedford at 10am.  Our school family will also (weather permitting of course) attend First Friday Mass this coming week as well! We look forward to a faith filled and fun week. Please consider demonstrating your support of Catholic education by participating in some way... thank you!   

Have a great weekend and I hope to see many of our students in uniform at the 10:30am Mass on Sunday!

God bless       ~ Mrs. Russo
We've posted pictures and details from our Science and Engineering Fair on the website...
 Sponsorship letters are in the mail, and the request for donations 
will soon begin!  
Please stay tuned for information regarding this year's 
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!  
Fly on the Wall...
Heard from the Hall...
Anonymous First Grade Student:  
"Mrs. Russo, do you know what my favorite part of this day was?  Gym class."
Classroom teachers have submitted their Math Curriculum Maps, and together we will begin to look at any gaps and overlaps in our Math Curriculum.  Teachers are also starting the process of incorporating test taking strategies into their instruction, to set students up for success on the IOWAs this spring!
If you require any documentation from the school for tax purposes please EMAIL your request to Karen in the office at kpimentel@sfxacushnet.com

Be sure to "Like" our school page...it's a great way to stay connected!      We will be posting about student accomplishments both in and out of school.

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

 To God be the Glory