March 4, 2016 - In This Issue:
Next week's Hot lunches at-a-glance:

Mon, Mar 7
Mozzarella Sticks
Tues, Mar 8
Sloppy Joe
Wed, Mar 9 Creamed Turkey
Thurs, Mar 10 Taco Salad
Fri, Mar 11
Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Living Our Faith: 
Our next school week Mass (Grades K-8 only)
will be on:
Monday, March 7th
(weather permitting)
1st reading: Catherine R. (8)
Psalm: Laurenne W. (8)
Prayers of Faithful: Skylar S. (8)

Students should come to school in uniform 
(Gr. 6-8 in Special Occasion uniform)

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timely documentary with commentary from 
Bishop Robert Barron, George Weigel, 
Harry Connick Jr., 
Jim Gaffigan, 
among many others.  

Set to be 
of the Holy Year of Mercy...

We are blessed to have a showing here 
at our school on APRIL 1st at 7pm.


 *  Musical Spectacular rehearsals began this past week and 95 of our students are participating! Obviously with that many students involved, proper supervision and high behavioral expectations are a must!!  If you did not receive Mrs. Plante's first spectacular email correspondence yesterday, please email her directly at

* Our Monday Baystate Gymnastics students will have a make up session on April 4th to make up for the snow day that took place on February 8th.

* Cupcake Club starts up again soon! 
 Please click here for information regarding Springtime Session 3!! 

* Spring Track starts soon (Gr 3-8)!  Stay tuned for information regarding sign ups prior to projected start up the week of March 28th!


First submission -->     6,797 Box Tops
Second submission --> 1,958 Box Tops
    GRAND TOTAL :           8,755 Box Tops
Although we did not reach our lofty GOAL 
of 10,000 tops, we did an outstanding job!                
Thank you for your participation and support!

Did you know?
Enhanced Child Passenger Safety Law in MA recommends that... 

all children under 12 should NOT ride in the front seat if there is an airbag.

Final opportunity for  Family Fundraising
coming soon! 
 Kickoff 3/21

Happy March!  We have been so very blessed with the mild winter, and look forward to a beautiful spring.   The month of March will be highlighted by the continuation of our Lenten journeys, St. Patrick's Day, and a no school day on Friday the 18th.  Holy Week will be upon us immediately following that long weekend, and our school family will walk with our Lord through His final days leading to His resurrection.
This Monday evening our School Events Committee will meet to continue our discussions and planning of our annual gala, as well as our accreditation visit and Teacher Appreciation Week.  Please consider joining us if you are able!
Many of our classes have spring field trips planned and all volunteers MUST be CORI'd in order to chaperone.  I will be offering a last chance CORI training on Thursday evening the 17th at 6:30 pm in the library.  Please plan on attending this final session of the school year if you are accompanying your child's class on a field trip and have not been CORI'd. 
Please stay completely informed by visiting our website frequently, as well as classroom teachers' web pages.

Have a wonderful weekend and God bless!

~ Mrs. Russo
SEC Meeting
Monday 3/7

Please join us if you are able!
Thank you to those parents who attended the Gala meeting Monday night.  We are in the process of securing donations for the event, and we need your help!  
Please consider accepting the 
Gala Family Challenge!

CLICK HERE to print form 
to accompany your item!

It will be here before we know it!  
The GROW countdown continues!  
Fly on the Wall...
Heard from the Hall...

Monsignor popped his head into the nurses' office this week and the following conversation transpired:
Mrs. Barrett to Small Wonders child:
"Do you know who that is?
"Yeah, it's that guy who talks at Mass.  
I think it's Jesus."

Mya Lovegrove puts the final touches on her "pizza masterpiece" this week at the Olive Garden.  Thank you Mr. Amaral and our friends at the Olive Garden for another 
amazing field trip!

Please send payments for clubs, field trips, extended payments, etc. on separate checks to facilitate our school record-keeping.  Thank you! 

Girl's Spring Lacrosse in Greater New Bedford
will be starting their third season (spring season 2016) with three teams - 3rd/4th grade team, 5th/6th grade team, and  a 7th/8th grade team.   The season will start at the end of March and games begin in April.  Interested girls should register on the webpage (click the registration button).  All levels of players are welcome and encouraged.  

Email: with any questions.

Click here to check out our updated gallery for photo highlights from the recently rescheduled "Souper" Bowl Knockout Tournament 

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

 To God be the Glory