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

Can you feel the LOVE?!
In This Issue
Next week's LUNCH MENU 
at-a-glance:
Mon
Feb 27
Mozzarella Sticks
Tues
Feb 28
Sloppy Joe
Wed 
Mar 1
Cheese Quesadilla
Thurs
Mar 2
American Chop Suey
Fri
Mar 3
Bean Burrito 



Don't forget...
to visit our Lord at Mass 
as a family over the break.
Travelling?  
Consult  masstimes.org
 
Mark your calendars...
School Events Committee happenings...
Plans underway for our first 
"Pi Day Celebration"
3.14
AND.... Gala planning continues....
This year's annual fundraiser...

With only  69 days until our major fundraiser, much help is needed! 
 Gala Family Challenge forms were sent home today in 
Friday folders!  
Please consider assisting in our efforts to obtain 
GREAT AUCTION ITEMS!
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Kudos to the Borba family for being the first to accept the challenge, donating an Alex and Ani bracelet.... and a scratch ticket!
EXTENDED CARE Updates: 
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Time for another session of Art Club Grades 5-8!
A small group of students thoroughly enjoyed the first Art Club offering,
thanks to Miss Wilson!  Pictured here are the participants with their 3-D artwork! 

Click here to access flyer for next session of 3-D Art!

Middle School 
Campus Ministry Club rescheduled
 for Thursday, March 2nd! 
Please click here to send an email expressing your son/daughter's interest, in order for an accurate attendance list can be generated... THANK YOU!
tax_time.jpg If you require any documentation from the school for tax purposes please EMAIL your request to Beth in the office at breis@sfxacushnet.com
This week's adventures...
      Much evidence of LOVE could be found this week at school!  We began with a late start on Monday, after LOVING our long, snowy
weekend!  The LOVE continued to grow, as many classes exchanged cards and treats on Tuesday, in honor of St. Valentine.  At dismissal time on Valentines Day, a line of preschoolers were asked (by myself), "Did you eat a lot of candy today?"  Without a second thought, a resounding, "YES!" echoed through the hallway! LOVE!

    Students have not been too fond, however, about the indoor recesses and getting back into the swing of the workload.  Our middle school students have successfully completed their midterm examinations, creating a sense of relief and accomplishment.  All classes had a productive week, in anticipation of the vacation that will be a break from the normal academic routine.

     Upon our return from break, we will embark upon our Lenten journey together as a school family.  Opportunities for prayer, fasting and almsgiving will be evident and available, as we plan many opportunities to fully experience this Lenten season.  We will begin our Lenten observance on Tuesday the 28th of February at 1pm, as we launch Lent with a "Close the Door on the Alleluia" assembly.  During the Lenten season, the celebratory "Alleluia" has been traditionally "buried", to be resurrected once again during the Easter season.  This year's school theme has moved us to use the DOOR analogy for the temporary removal of the Alleluia.

     Finally, I wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank you all for your commitment to St. Francis Xavier School.   We strive daily to provide your children with a strong Catholic education, that includes a very solid academic experience.  Due to the ease of the reregistration process, and a successful Open House, we are very close to full capacity for the 2017- 2018 school year.   Thank you for your continued support of our school!

I wish all of our school families a restful, rejuvenating, fun, refreshing, meaningful, and wonderful winter break.

God bless and see you all upon our return!

     ~Mrs. Russo
Faith in Practice
Please join us 
if you are able 
for our next 
school Mass as we begin the Lenten season on
ASH WEDNESDAY.

Wednesday, March 1st
@ 9am
(Weather permitting)

1st reading:  Allison B. (8)
2nd reading: Katherin M. (8)
Prayers of the Faithful: Ellen H. (8) 
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Sunday, February 19th 
@ the school, 6pm
SO MANY GREAT MEMORIES IN ONE GREAT BOOK!
This year we've partnered with Lifetouch for our Yearbook.  Order forms are going home today in Friday Folders.  Simply return your order form to school with a check or use the online payment option listed on the order form to order online using a credit card.  
All Orders are DUE before March 31st so we can have our 2016-17 yearbooks delivered by June 2nd!! 
"Fly on the Wall.... 
Heard from the          Hall"
         
The unexpected long weekend due to snow days resulted in a rather rowdy Monday!  The delay caused some disruption to the normal routine, and the school building was buzzing with excitement. I had to reprimand a particular second grader for not following directions in line and the 
following interaction ensued:

Me: (Insert student name here), this is the second time I am asking you to please be quiet and 
get in line!
Student:   I know, Mrs. Russo.  it's been so long since we have been here, I forgot the rules.
#ohgreat
#nowvacation
Stick those BOX TOPS to the collection sheets over break!!

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:

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Interested in 
Girls's Spring 2017 Lacrosse?
The age groups are grades 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8. Students are welcome to try out a few practices to see if they like it before committing. They will have sticks and goggles for kids to use.  
The first games will be 
on April 2, 2017  and practices will start sometime in mid March.  Check out the website:   greaternewbedfordyouthlacrosse.com it  is updated and is ready for registration.  You can also email:  gnblax@gmail.com.