Jan 8, 2016 - In This Issue:
Hot lunches at-a-glance:

Mon, Jan 11
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Tues, Jan 12 Chicken Patty
Wed, Jan 13 Pizza Wedge
Thurs, Jan 14 Shepherd's Pie
Fri, Jan 15
Meatball Sub

Living Our Faith: 
Please join us for our next school Mass if you are able.
Monday, Jan 11th at 9am
(Weather permitting)
1st Reading: Sophia A. (7) 
Psalm: Rebecca A. (5)
Prayers of the Faithful:  Shannon H. (7) 

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.

New Club Offerings:
  • Click here for new session  CUPCAKE CLASS flyer and sign up soon! 
  • Click here to learn more about an after school COMPUTER CLUB (regular extended care fees apply) starting this Tuesday, 1/12!  
  • MISS COURNOYER'S CHORUS starts back up again next week!  Click here for more information! 
Re-Registration Materials were emailed home this week.
Please read through and submit all forms and fees by 
Friday, January 29th
to ensure your enrollment for the 2016-2017 School Year
Attention Middle School Students!
Do you want to train to be a Student Ambassador for SFX?

Student Ambassadors from Bishop Stang will visit St. Francis on Wednesday,  January 13th, to train any 6th, 7th or 8th graders who are interested in becoming/remaining Student Ambassadors for St. Francis!  The training session will run from 2:30 until 3:30 and
no extended care fees
will apply.  Students who are interested in serving our school by being ambassadors will be expected to conduct tours at our
Open House on January 31st 
from noon until 2  pm
as well as at any time throughout the school year.  We are fortunate to have Bishop Stang students who are willing to come and share their time and knowledge with our students!  If your middle-school child is interested in Student Ambassadorship, please plan on a late pickup on Wednesday, January 13th.  Thank you for allowing your child to serve our school by conducting quality tours... you rarely have a second chance with a first impression!  
Thank you for your generosity!
Together we were able to raise over $3000 in gift cards to assist the SVDP Advent families in their day-to-day struggles.  
God bless you!

It is time once again to collect "easy money" for our school by clipping BoxTops!  Tell your friends and families to snip, clip and cut the BoxTops from the MANY products they already purchase as our final collection will start soon.   Thank you in advance!
If you require any documentation from the school for tax purposes please EMAIL your request to Karen in the office at kpimentel@sfxacushnet.com
Happy New Year! Our school doors reopened on Monday to welcome back our well-rested students!  Their smiles were contagious as they shared the joys of the Christmas season and the highlights of their break.  From headphones to iPods and from Sponge Bob toys to remote control helicopters, it is crystal clear that our students have been very good little girls and boys!  

The month of January is truly the turning point of the school year, as teachers look at student progress to date and concepts that will be covered in the second half of the academic year.  You can expect to be informed of your child's progress (Grades 1-8) on Wednesday, January 13th, as reports will be sent home.  If you have any questions or concerns pertaining your child's progress in the classroom, please do not hesitate to contact the school and/or make an appointment with your child's teacher.                
Please take the time to read this week's newsletter in its entirety, as it is loaded with information that warrants your attention.   

Have a great weekend and God bless!
~ Mrs. Russo
Class Picture Day is Monday, January 11th

All students, 
Kindergarten through Grade 8 
must come in uniform on this day.  
(Grades 6-8 Special Occasion Uniform)
Looking forward to seeing many of our Middle-School Students at tonight's...
...hosted by the NJHS!
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is starting soon at our parish...if you or a loved one have thought about receiving the sacraments please click here for more information.
St. Francis will celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with our annual, "I HAVE A DREAM DAY" on Friday, January 15th! Students may come to school in appropriate pajamas and footwear.....no slippers please!  

It will be here before we know it!  
The GROW countdown continues!  
Please contact Laura Duarte at laurajduarte@aol.com if you are interested in helping with this event!
Be watching for date of first official meeting in January!
Congratulations to 
Mr. David Wojnar
Acushnet Selectmen and SFX parent 
on being chosen as the 
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!
We have started an official Facebook page for 
St. Francis Xavier School Acushnet...

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

 To God be the Glory