Your weekly update from St. Francis Xavier School...
In This Issue
Next week's LUNCH MENU 
Feb 13
Mozzarella Sticks
Feb 14
Sloppy Joe
Feb 15
Creamed Turkey
Feb 16
Taco Salad
Feb 17
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Don't forget...

Next Friday, February 17th is a half-day for students.
Dismissal is at 11:30am
for Teacher Professional Development.

Extended care and hot lunch will be available for those needing it.

All orders DUE back 
next Wednesday, Feb 15th!
Mark your calendars...
School Events Committee happenings...
Plans underway for our first 
"Pi Day Celebration"
AND.... Gala planning continues....
This year's annual fundraiser...

With only  76 days until our major fundraiser, much help is needed! 
Restaurant connections?
Please  c ontact Trish Sylvia at
Able to assist with gathering of donations?
Please contact Mrs. Russo at

Click here to participate in  the  Gala Family Challenge!
In full swing!

*Upper Grade Chorus*
* Baystate Gymnastics* 
*Art Club for Grades 5-8*
*Instructional Basketball*

.... Stay  tuned for information regarding the rescheduled date for our middle school 
Campus Ministry Club!

This week's adventures...
     An unexpected short week contributed to a very nice long weekend!  Two snow days impacted our week significantly, which will force teachers and students to play "catch up" when we return to school on Monday.  While everyone loves a snow day or two, an early summer release is equally as desirable! 

      While all of the dust has settled from our wonderfully fun filled Catholic Schools Week, evidence of the week's goodness and service lives on.  I watched this week as Miss Cordeiro and a group of 5th graders organized, sorted and boxed our generously donated items, creating care packages for our military.  The men and women serving our country will surely feel our gratitude for all that they do for our country upon receiving the packages filled with love.  Grades three through six grade students also performed an act of great service and love, as they made beautiful knotted flannel prayer blankets for families in need of our prayers.  The blankets will surely warm the hearts of those who receive them, as each knot tied by our students represents a prayer recited for the blanket recipient.  Such an amazing gift!  It brings great joy knowing that the "spirit" of our Catholic Schools Week activities will continue to impact the lives of others.  Thank you to everyone for your contribution to such an amazing testimony of our faith.  We had a wonderful Catholic Schools Week!

     Phone calls continue to stream in, with inquiries about our school and enrollment opportunities.  While many of the calls are for our preschool openings, we have been receiving questions about our upper grades as well.  Please make certain that if you have not re-registered your child(ren) for the 2017-2018 school year, that you do so as soon as possible.  In order for us to give accurate information about our class sizes, it is imperative to know who is returning.  

     As we arrive back to school on Monday morning, we will get right back into the swing of things, as February vacation begins this Friday! 
     ~Mrs. Russo
Faith in Practice
Please join us 
if you are able 
for our next 
school Mass
Friday, February 17th @ 9am
(Weather permitting)

1st reading:  Allison B. (8)
Psalm: Katherin M. (8)
Prayers of the Faithful: Ellen H. (8) 

Click here to find out more about our final collection from parent coordinator, Mrs. Cindy Baptiste

Contest ends April 28th!

Click below for more 
box tops collection sheets:

"Fly on the Wall.... 
Heard from the          Hall"
With such a short week in the halls, the fly did not hear much of anything...
Next Tuesday, February 14th students may come to school in pinks, reds, and purples in honor of 
St. Valentine's Day! 
*handbook no-uniform policies apply
tax_time.jpg If you require any documentation from the school for tax purposes please EMAIL your request to Beth in the office at

Congratulations to our 8th graders who received acceptance letters! 
Nice work, future Spartans!