Your weekly update from St. Francis Xavier School...
In This Issue

Don't forget...
Tomorrow, Friday 
Dec 23rd,
dismissal is at 11:30am

Extended Care will be available for those who need, simply have your child bring a lunch from home.

School reopens on 
Tues, Jan 3rd!

If you are travelling over the break, consult

When we return...LUNCH MENU at-a-glance:
Jan 2
Jan 3
Maxx Sticks
Jan 4
Chix Teriyaki Dippers
Jan 5
American Chop Suey
Jan 6

Mark your calendars...
School Events Committee
happenings include :

The first SEC meeting of the new year to take place on Monday, January 9th at 7pm!

Middle School Game Night on Friday, January 13th 

Family Spaghetti Dinner 

on Saturday, January 21st!  

Stay tuned for more details!  

With only 126 days until our major fundraiser, much help is needed! 
Teams are  being formed right now in the areas of sponsorship, and  donations... Please contact 
l or to place your name one of our team lists!  
Continuing in the New Year!
*Baystate Gymnastics 
Click here   for Session 3 
Sign Up Sheet!

Fly on the Wall H eard from the Hall...

From the mouth of a babe after school one day this week, upon realizing that his parents were not in fact picking him up at dismissal time:
" Oh!  That's right!  
I forgot I was distended."

Adventures from the final week of 2016...
On behalf of our entire faculty, staff and administration, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!  

I sincerely thank our families for the gifts that are consistently offered to our school.  Your commitment, support and unbelievable generosity continue to amaze us all.  When help is needed, it is provided and when a request is made, the outpouring of love is remarkable.  
Our school family raised over $3,500 for the Advent families that we "adopted" through the St. Vincent dePaul Society this Christmas season. Thank you all for such a wonderful display of love to those less fortunate.  Due to our faithful giving from the heart, numerous families will enjoy a Christmas they truly were not expecting. Thank you again for your generous donations.

I hope that all of our school families take time during this upcoming break to rest, relax, and reflect upon the reason for the season.  As I mentioned at the Christmas Concert last Friday evening, your children's souls are thirsting for Our Lord!  Please take the time to watch and digest the message put forth through the Christmas Message to our Parents.  

May our good Lord continue to bless each one of you, your families and our entire school family, as we venture forth into a new calendar year together! 
   Have a  wonderful break and 
God bless.
     ~Mrs. Russo
Faith in Practice

Please join us if you are able in the New Year to for our next school Mass celebrating the Epiphany: 

January 6th @ 9am
PS3-Grade 8
(weather permitting)

Click here if you or a loved one have thought about receiving the sacraments  and learn about t he Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) starting in January at our parish.

A message to our 8th grade parents from...

Click here to be directly linked to the Bishop Stang website for all current events and happenings.

This "head-turning" photo is one of the VERY few submitted for the Smile Funny Foto Contest!    Please forward any and all contest worthy photos to and we will see that you are in the running for a $100 gift card! 
CONTEST ends Dec 31st! 
Thanks for your participation and involvement!