May 20, 2016 - In This Issue:
Hot lunches at-a-glance:

Mon, May 23
Kale Soup
Tues, May 24
Wed, May 25 Chix Terryaki
Thurs, May 26 American Chop Suey
Fri, May 27
Maxx Sticks

Our next school Mass will be on Wednesday, May 25th @ 9am
(weather permitting)
Grades 6-8 should wear their Special Occasion Uniforms.

It'll be our 8th Graders 
final school Mass with their church buddies!

1st Reading: Catherine Russo (8)
Psalm:  Thomas Marcotte (8)
Prayers of the Faithful: Laurenne Wilkinson (8)


We had a great showing at the GNBCS Track Meet last weekend!  Congrats to the whole team! 
broadway-sign2.jpg It's SHOWTIME!

We will see many of you this weekend at the Musical Spectacular.  

DOORS OPEN for seating at 6:30pm
Shows begin at 7pm.  Please bring your tickets to present at the door.  Snacks will be available for purchase.
Enjoy  a 2015-16 
School Memories Keepsake!

They also  went home to families today in Friday Folders.  
Please place orders  by May 31st
Ms. Cordeiro's preschool class welcomed Captain Stephanie Sylvia this week.  She came to thank them in person for a care package they sent with the help of Emma's dad, Mr. Jacintho, a U.S. Marine who visited the class in the Fall.  He and his wife shipped the package to the 936th Forward Surgical Team in Afghanistan where Captain Stephanie (who is from Dartmouth, MA) is an anesthesiologist.  She presented the school this week with a very special flag and a certificate stating that it was flown at their tactical base in Afghanistan on 22nd of January 2016 in honor of St. Francis Xavier School on behalf of the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces serving our nation.  

God bless our military personnel!

To the Parents of the Graduating Class of 2016:
Please make sure that ALL outstanding payments are made prior to graduation.

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
The Vipers FC offers competitive soccer to South Coast Youth who want to compete at higher levels. 

The school has been a very busy place, as our teachers plan end of year assessments, and our students count down the days!  It is not over yet, however, as we have much left to accomplish before we break for summer!

Our NJHS had a very big week, facilitating an "All United Day" on Monday, that included teaching lessons and completing service activities with each of the classes!  On Wednesday evening, seventeen new members were inducted into the NJHS... Congratulations!

 A very 'Fun Friday', has set the stage for a spectacular weekend!  Students were thrilled to come to school today sporting their school spirit wear, and that excitement was further intensified by a visit from the Bishop Stang Jazz Band as well as a "sneak peek" of this weekend's Musical Spectacular!  It will be a full house tonight as we become witnesses to the hard work and dedication of Mrs. Plante, many parent volunteers, and of course, our SUPERSTAR STUDENTS!!

Next week brings more end of year fun including field trips for Grades 1, 4, 5 & 7., as well as less formal walks across the street to Pope Park and Acushnet Creamery.  Fine Arts Night is next Wednesday the 25th and attendance is mandatory for Kindergarten through Grade 5.  

As always, stay well informed by frequenting our school website, and teacher web pages! 

Have a wo nderful weekend and God bless! 
~ Mrs. Russo

Congratulations to our NJHS members and new inductees!
We are so PROUD of all of you!
Grade 1 students 
are published authors!!  
from their Author's Share this week.  

They dedicated the book  to Mrs. Ledoux!
This year's dance to be held
Sunday, June 5th from 2-4pm.  
Reservation information was sent home today in Friday Folders, or please click here to download, print and 
reserve  your spot!
graphic-summer-park.jpg FIELD DAY for Grades 1-7 is coming soon!

Parent Volunteers still needed.

Friday, June 10th

Thanks in advance...your participation really makes the day so fun!

Important dates for your calendar in the coming month: 

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)
  Time is running out to register!!

A great and affordable program for three weeks in the summer!

Click here for the FLYER  for more info and pricing.

Click here for the REGISTRATION FORM and submit it with payment.

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
 To God be the Glory