May 13, 2016 - In This Issue:
Hot lunches at-a-glance the week we return from break:

Mon, May 16
Spaghetti with meat sauce
Tues, May 17
Chicken Patty
Wed, May 18 Pizza Wedge
Thurs, May 19 Shepherd's Pie
Fri, May 20
Meatball Sub

Our Lady of Fatima, 
pray for us!
Thank you to all who were able to join us for our May Crowning and Rosary on Monday.  
It was a wonderful turn-out. 


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Our next school Mass will be on Monday, May 16th @ 9am
(weather permitting)
Grades 6-8 should wear their Special Occasion Uniforms.

1st Reading: Sophia A. (7) 
Psalm:  Shannon H. (7)
Prayers of the Faithful: Ellen H. (7)
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Our 50 days of the Easter Season are coming to a close this Sunday...
 
EXTENDED NEWS

Musical Spectacular 
rehearsals:  
 
Next week, BOTH groups A and B will be meeting on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
 from 
3-4pm.  
Last week before the show!
Please email Mrs. Plante with any questions:  lplante@sfxacushnet.com

THIS SUNDAY, 
MAY 15TH IS THE GNBCS TRACK MEET!  SEE YOU AT CUSHMAN PARK FAIRHAVEN @ 12:45PM!  
                                      GO ST. FRANCIS!
 


Shows are May 20 and 21 at 7pm. 
LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE
FRIDAY night is already very limited...
ORDER NOW!

FORWARD THINKING...
Important dates for your calendar in the coming month: 

National Junior Honor Society 
Induction Ceremony: 
(Mandatory for current NJHS members and inductees in Gr. 6-8): 
Wednesday, May 18th @ 6:30pm

  Musical Spectacular: 
Friday May 20 and Saturday, May 21
7pm shows
...buy your tickets now! 

Fine Arts Night:
Wednesday, May 25th
(Mandatory for grades K-5)
6:30pm @ school

Daddy Daughter Dance:
Sunday, June 5th @ school 2-4pm

Last Day for PS3/Small Wonders:
Tuesday, June 7th

Last Day for PS4:
Wednesday, June 8th

Last Day for Kindergarten:
Thursday, June 9th

Field Day (Grades 1-7):
Friday, June 10th (rain date: Monday June 13)

Last Day of School Grades 1-7:
Wednesday, June 15 (dismissal at 11:30am)
soccer_goal.jpg The Vipers FC offers competitive soccer to South Coast Youth who want to compete at higher levels. 

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Thank you, Lord, for the gift of the beautiful weather this week, as it finally feels like spring!  

A busy school week was culminated by two VERY exciting events that took place today.  First and foremost, we began the process of formulating the 
St. Francis Graduating Class of 2025!!! 
Many of our current preschoolers, as well as some new students to the fold,  were administered our kindergarten screening today.  These students will become  Mrs. Jason and Mrs. O'Malley's class this fall and we are so happy for these students and their families!  The second event that occurred today, which also caused quite an increase in energy and buzz, was our annual 
Middle S chool History Fair.  
Each year we are ALL so very impressed by the amount of work that is evident and the knowledge that is demonstrated by our students... this year was exceptional!  A number of parents and judges complimented our school, our teachers, and most especially our students' ability to  prese nt their topics in such a mature and professional manner. Great job middle schoolers!  

Thank you once again to our School Events Committee, and more specifically to Keri (and Chris) Borba who orchestrated a Teacher Appreciation Week for SUPERHEROES!  Our teachers were treated in various ways throughout the week, demonstrating our great appreciation for all that they do for our school and the students entrusted to our care.  
WE HAVE SUCH AN AMAZING STAFF HERE AT SFX!  

Next week's highlights include an "All United Day" on Monday, planned and hosted by our NJHS members, a Grade One Author Share, an NJHS Induction Ceremony and of course, the anticipated.... Musical Spectacular!  

Have a wonderful weekend and God bless! 
~ Mrs. Russo
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To the Parents of the Graduating Class of 2016:
Please make sure that ALL outstanding payments are made prior to graduation.
THANK YOU!

8th grade FINAL EXAMS:
May 27, 30, 31

Appreciation Dinner:
Wed, June 1st, 6:00pm

8th Grade retreat:
Thursday, June 2nd (8:20-2:00pm)

Canobie Lake Class Trip:  
Friday, June 3rd

Baccalaureate Mass:  
Saturday, June 4th, 4pm @ church

8th Grade Dance/Celebration:  
following Mass on Sat, June 4th @ school

Class of 2016 Graduation:  
Monday, June 6th, 7:00pm @ school
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Parent Volunteers from Grades 1-7 for 
FIELD DAY!

When: 
Friday, June 10th


Thanks in advance...your participation really makes the day so fun!
 
GREAT PROGRAM FOR YOUR KIDS FOR THE SUMMER, AFFORDABLE COSTS IF YOU  REGISTER NOW!!

Click here for the FLYER  for more info and pricing.

Click here for the REGISTRATION FORM and submit it with payment.
STEM4Girls Day @ UMass Dartmouth
May 21st  9-2pm
for Girls 10-15 years old

To register for the event, please follow the link:  https://kcstem4girls2016.eventbrite.com

For more information about Kaput Center's outreach events for girls click here.

For more information about the event please email Gili Nagar at  gnagar@umassd.edu
Bishop Stang Summer Clinics
This year, they are excited to offer twelve athletic clinics, as well as, offerings in theater and academics.
   Click here to find out more about the summer offerings and  click this link for online registration and payment.  
  If you have any questions, contact  Ryan Sylvia,  Athletic Director  at 508-996-5602 x427 or  rsylvia@bishopstang

St. Francis Xavier School
223 Main Street
Acushnet, MA 02743
508-995-4313
 To God be the Glory