March 24, 2016 - In This Issue:
Next week's hot lunches at-a-glance:

Mon, Mar 28
Hot dog
Tues, Mar 29
Chix Nuggets
Wed, Mar 30 French Toast Sticks
Thurs, Mar 31 BBQ Chicken
Fri, April 1
Pizza Square

Living Our Faith: 

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Our next school week Mass (all grades)
will be on:
Friday, April 1st
(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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Divine Mercy Novena begins on 
Good Friday, tomorrow March 25th.  
Come join us for the special viewing of this documentary.   Click here to learn more about this great opportunity for the Year of Mercy

EXTENDED NEWS
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 Spring Track begins next week! Students 
Grades 6-8 
should be prepared to start up on Tuesday the 29th and Grades 3-8 will be running on Thursdays this season.  Please submit signed form and $20/student fee prior to our first run!
 

A final session of Baystate Gymanstics begins April 11th!  
for more information and to sign up!

Thank you in advance for your patience with checkout procedures, as lines often result from having so many students involved in activities  

Have You Heard?
Baylen Brunelle, Grade 7 student, nominated his favorite teacher, Ms. Melissa Cournoyer, for Barnes and Noble's "My Favorite Teacher "contest, and won an Honorable Mention!
 Great job, Baylen and way to go Ms. Cournoyer!                                            

Spring Pictures
Tuesday, March 29th
Students may come this day dressed in appropriate Spring clothing. 
(non-uniform policy still applies)

Please send no money now.
Simply return the form sent home with your choice of pose/background.  
All students will be photographed on this day.   After Picture Day, portraits will be sent home for you to review and you may either purchase all/some and return those you do not want back to us then.
Our 8th Grade students will be launching our Spring Scholastic Book Fair on Friday, April 1st.  Students will have the opportunity to browse that day, with purchases officially beginning on Monday, April 4th.
Monies raised will help with end of year expenses... and FUN!

This week certainly flew by, as tomorrow, Good Friday, we begin the journey with Our Lord through His passion, death and resurrection. Please plan on validating the truths of our faith that we teach your children here at school, by being active participants in the Triduum.

When we return to school on Monday, the joys of the Easter season will be fully upon us, and we will celebrate the season in a multitude of ways! Classroom teachers will be unveiling their crucifixes and statues, and will begin to rehearse for our Easter Celebration set to take place on Monday, April 4 th at 1pm.
   
Please consider making your reservations for our major fundraiser of the school year, GROW.  This is our school's largest fundraiser that will not only generate our fundraising goal for the year, but above and beyond that goal, we will also raise funds for specific school improvements.

Thank you so very much to all of our GROW Gala Challenge Families!  The items that have been donated are fantastic and will certainly add value to the success of the event.  All Gala Challenge donations are due by Friday the 1st , and the winner(s) of the raffle will be drawn at the event on the 15th (need not be present to win).

 Have a blessed, prayerful Triduum and we will see you all after the Resurrection!!
God bless!
~ Mrs. Russo
 
Reservation forms can be found in your child's Friday Folder this week!  Please plan on joining us for the fundraising event of the year!

Donations still needed and appreciated! 
 to accept the 
Gala Family Challenge
deadline April 1st 

It will be here before we know it!  
The GROW countdown ... 
FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH  2016
  Cookie dough orders arrive on 
Wednesday, March 30th
An adult must pick up the orders between 1:30-4:00pm that day due to the perishable nature of the product.  Thank you!

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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!

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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.
Our Idita-read Mushers are racing steadily to their next checkpoint!
230 hours read as a school so far!

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

 To God be the Glory