Your weekly update from St. Francis Xavier School...

See many of you tonight  at Century House!
Doors  open  at 6pm  
In This Issue
LUNCH MENU  at-a-glance 
for when we return from break:
May 1
Kale Soup
May 2
May 3
Chix Terriyaki
May 4
American Chop Suey
May 5
Maxx Sticks

Don't forget...

Kindergarten parents 
please note:
MONDAY May 1st -
Kindergarten screening for current preschoolers    
(*This means there is 
no school for the current Kindergarten class on this day.)

Grades 2-8
Begin on MONDAY:
May 1 through 
May 12
It is very important for students to be well rested, get to school on time, and avoid unnecessary absences or dismissals during those two weeks, so as to not interrupt their testing schedule. 
IN-SCHOOL fitting day 
will be 
Monday, May 1st @ 8:30am-12:30pm 

Please refer to the flyer that was sent home with instructions on how to place an order.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

May 8th- 12th - 
Teacher Appreciation Week
Please click here to let us know that you are available to help in some capacity!

Friday, June 9th--
Thanks in advance...your participation really makes the day so fun!

We'll announce the winners and prizes NEXT WEEK...
Thank you for your participation...
there was quite a showing of tops on the last's anyone's game now!

Final  GROCERY CARD day is May 11th


If you are willing to be a JUDGE  
for our upcoming 
Middle School History Fair 
on Tuesday, May 16th
Judging of projects takes place from 9:00am-12:00pm on that day.

FACTS tuition management update:

We just received notice from FACTS that they have increased their one-time enrollment fee from $38 to $45 dollars for the 2017-2018 school year.  We want to make our parents who are currently enrolled aware of the price differential.  Please call the office with any questions you may have. 

This week's adventures...
Welcome back everyone!  I hope that you all had a wonderful break with your children. They were certainly excited to come back and sing the praises of Our Lord's resurrection!  We will truly celebrate the joys of the Easter season one week from today,  May 5th at 1pm.  Each one of our classes has been preparing a special song to present to our entire school family... please join our celebration if you are able!

I am pleased that we had this past week to get back into our academics, as for the next two weeks grades 2-8 will be taking their IOWA yearly assessments.  Please make certain that your child is well rested and has had a good breakfast before attending school each day, as attendance is imperative! 

As we turn our calendars to May,  it will be increasingly important to pay close attention to newsletters, school correspondences, our website, school master calendar, and teacher web pages. There are numerous field trips, celebrations and ceremonies that will apply to your families.  The remainder of the year will go VERY quickly from this point forward... please stay well informed!

Lastly,  I hope to see many of you this evening, at our school's largest fundraiser of the year, OPEN DOORS.  I cannot thank you enough for the support that has been displayed through your donations, and volunteerism throughout this entire process.  Tonight will be a culmination of a great deal of effort and energy of many.... please join us as we celebrate our school success this evening!
God bless!             
~Mrs. Russo
Faith in Practice
Our next School Mass will be on:
May 5th @ 9am
(weather permitting)

1st reading: Allison Baptiste (8)
Psalm:  Shannon Hartford (8)
Prayers of the Faithful:  Emma Liarikos (8)
The classes have all been practicing and planning for their performances. bunny_green_meadow.jpg
We hope you can join us!
The FINAL Adult Education offering
at the parish...

Due to the availability of coaches/assistants, 
Track Students 
in Grade 3-8 
will meet on TUESDAY's 
May 9th and May 16th 
instead of on Thursday's  those weeks. 

Looking for an AFFORDABLE, ACADEMIC, ACTIVE and Faith-based Summer Program?
to be directed to our website 
for more information and 
registration forms.  

Bishop Stang is offering 
a variety of clinics 
for students in grades 5-8 
this summer! 

Mariner Soccer
Open to Boys and Girls ages 4-14 who are residents of Acushnet, Fairhaven, New Bedford, Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester.  

or click below to visit
 Do you know a 
pre-teen or teen currently watching the Netflix series 
"13 Reasons Why"?

All the experts agree--children and youth should not watch this, if possible, and if they do, they should watch it or at the very least process it with a caring adult.  We urge you to talk to teens you know and care about to see if the show has been watched.  If it has, please read the resources below and be prepared for a heartfelt discussion.  The resources below, especially the first one, give you excellent ideas for questions and what is important for the child to get from the discussion. 

If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us at the school or Debora Berg at the diocesan Office for Child Protection at (508) 997-7337.  We, as part of your Church family, want to help you recognize and address issues that are crucial to keeping children safe.