March 17, 2016 - In This Issue:
Next week's hot lunches at-a-glance:

Mon, Mar 21
Kale Soup
Tues, Mar 22
Cheeseburger
Wed, Mar 23 Chix Teriyaki Dippers
Thurs, Mar 24 American Chop Suey
Fri, Mar 25
NO SCHOOL-
GOOD FRIDAY

Just a reminder, 
NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, Friday, March 18th due to Teacher Professional Development.
Living Our Faith: 
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Our next school week Mass (all grades)
will be on:
Monday, March 21st
(weather permitting)
1st reading: Sophia A. (7)
Psalm: Kirsten S. (7)
Prayers of Faithful: Connor A. (7)

Students should come to school in uniform 
(Gr. 6-8 in Special Occasion uniform)
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**Come as a family to the "Living stations" performed by our youth group  at the parish this Friday, March 18th at 7pm

**Also COME  if you are able 
to participate in the 
Stations of the Cross AT THE SCHOOL on Holy Thursday, Mar 24th at 9am. 


Passiontide is here...
the last two weeks of Lent.  



You may have noticed the purple veils at the school and church.



EXTENDED NEWS

 Each day after the final bell rings, a great number of students stay behind to sing, dance, balance, create, code, and... 

... make sweet treats! 
 
Extended care is busy and students are happy to stay after hours for a purpose, or to simply play outside. 
 
Thank you in advance for your patience with checkout procedures, as lines often result from having so many students involved in activities!   
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Consider 
Summer Fun at St. Francis
July 11-15; 18-22; and 25-29
Monday through Friday 8:00-4:00pm

Click here for the flyer for more information and pricing.

Click here for the registration form when you're ready to register.
Family Fundraising Finale 
 Begins 3/21 !
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!
 
The energy of the Irish was present in the building today, adding a bit of fun to the week's end!  Students strolled in sporting their festive green and happily donated to those less fortunate through our NJHS can drive.  Our youngest students were pleasantly surprised by mysterious visits to their classrooms made by none other than a leprechaun!  Beyond the footprints and treats left behind by the mischievous lad, students were taught more about St. Patrick and his spreading of the gospel across Ireland.
 
Tomorrow is a Professional Development Day for our teachers, resulting in a NO SCHOOL day for our students!   While our students are home relaxing, our teachers will participate in a daylong workshop on Classroom Management.  We are looking forward to a great day of learning followed by the application of new skills in our classrooms!
 
 A powerful and prayerful Holy Week is expected for our school family, which will include Stations of the Cross in the gym next Thursday at 9am.  Please join us if you are able, as we walk together with Our Lord to Calvary through prayer, meditation and song.  Thank you, Mrs. Shaughnessy and our Campus Ministry students for facilitating our pilgrimage of the specific events from Christ's last day. 
 
Please remember that a final CORI training will take place in the library at 6:30pm.  Any parent who has not competed session will not be permitted to attend end of year field trips, so please attend if you are able.

Have a great long weekend and remember to please stay completely informed by visiting our website frequently, as well as classroom teachers' web pages. 
 
God bless!
~ Mrs. Russo

Report cards for Gr. 1-8 are being sent via email today.  
(Kindergarten received a hard copy.)  
Please be sure to check your "trash" or "junk mail" in case your server filtered it out.  
Please email
  ashaughnessy@sfxacushnet.com if you have any issue retrieving your son/daughter's report card Thank you!
 
Reservations now available for our largest event of the school year!! 
Click here to print a reservation form and get your name on the Guest List!!  

Donations still needed and appreciated! 
 to accept the 
Gala Family Challenge
and have your family name entered into the raffle! 

The next Gala meeting  is scheduled for Monday, March 21st at 7pm in the library.  Come find out how you can help! 

It will be here before we know it!  
The GROW countdown ... 
FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH  2016
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Wanted...thrifty, crafty and creative parents willing to assist in the decorating of the gym and organization of Easter baskets for the classes leading up to the April 4th celebration!
Please email Mrs. Shaughnessy at ashaughnessy@sfxacushnet.com to let her know how you might be able to help.  
Thank you in advance for helping to make this a fun and special day for them!

St. Francis Xavier School
223 Main Street
Acushnet, MA 02743
508-995-4313

 To God be the Glory