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

Click here to enjoy our photo albums from the week's excitement...
In This Issue
Next week's LUNCH MENU 
at-a-glance:
Mon
Feb 6
Hot Dog
Tues
Feb 7
Chix Nuggets
Wed 
Feb 8
French Toast Sticks
Thurs
Feb 9
Pizza Square
Fri
Feb 10
BBQ Chicken


Don't forget...
Those who attended Mass in uniform on Sunday and received a PINK no-uniform pass, can come to school on TUESDAY, Feb 7th out of uniform.  Simply present the pass to your teacher. 
(*Handbook no-uniform policies apply)


Packets went home today...
ALL ORDERS will be DUE BACK February 15th!
Mark your calendars...
School Events Committee happenings...
Monday, 2/6-
Monthly Meeting 7pm
.... Gala planning continues....
This year's annual fundraiser...

With only  83 days until our major fundraiser, much help is needed! 
Restaurant connections?
Please  c ontact Trish Sylvia at 
tlmsca@comcast.net
Able to assist with gathering of donations?
Please contact Mrs. Russo at
mrusso@sfxacushnet.com

Coming soon .... 
The Gala Family Challenge!
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EXTENDED CARE Updates: 
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In full swing!
*Upper Grade Chorus*
* Baystate Gymnastics* 
*Art Club for Grades 5-8*
*Instructional Basketball*

Coming Soon..... 
  Campus Ministry Club Meeting Thursday, 2/9!

There are so many prayer intentions out there in need of God's grace.
We are praying the Memorare together as a school family each day in February.  

Would you consider joining us?
   Click here
Thank you so very much for sending in your empty paper towel rolls!  

Due to your answer to our plea, 
our students and teachers 
were able to create this beautiful 
100 candle cake 
in honor of Mrs. Ledoux,
in her 100th year of life!

Adventures from this week...
 
     We had such an incredible week here at St. Francis, celebrating the gift of a Catholic education! The enthusiasm and excitement that accompanied our students and staff to school each day 
was contagious!  
     Our  100th Day Assembly on Monday was a hoot!  With students dressed as elderly, we made our way to the gymnasium to open the door to Catholic Schools Week 2017.  While Mrs. Ledoux was unable to join us in person, through the wonderful world of advanced technology, we were able to FaceTime Mrs. Ledoux throughout the entire assembly, communicating our love and well wishes to her in real time!
     There are far too many highlights to of the week to mention them all!   Please ask your children to share with you details of the following:
* Who is Curt Anderson and how was the concert?
* How was the preschool's Red, White & Blue                     Assembly that honored our military? Was that really       Uncle Sam?
* For Grades 3-6....  Who is Rob Surette? How was the        assembly at Bishop Stang?
 *For PK-4 through Grade 2... How was the Toe Jam           Puppet Band?   
* For Grades 7 & 8, how did we miss out on "taking back    the  plaque" at the Catholic Schools Week Challenge      at  Bishop  Stang?  Why should we happily                        congratulate  All Saints for their victory?
* For Grades 3-6... Tell me about the Prayer Blankets          you  made for those in need of our thoughts and                prayers.
* How was the Catholic Schools Week Finale?  
     Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who assisted in making this past week so exceptional.  We are always in need of  many helpers working both in front, and behind the scenes, and your efforts were so necessary and appreciated this week.
    Hope to see many of our families tomorrow evening at 5:30pm at the CYO Center in New Bedford for an evening of entertainment.... there are sure to be many laughs!
Have a wonderful weekend and God bless you.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers for our school!

     ~Mrs. Russo
Faith in Practice
We hope to see many of you at our week's  FINALE...who will WIN?!

Faculty/Staff/ Parents 
vs. 
CYO student team

Basketball Showdown
TOMORROW,  Saturday Feb 4th, at 5:30pm

@ CYO Center  377 County Street,  New Bedford
THERE'S STILL ROOM FOR MORE "Family Selfie" door poses in the display...
the kid's love seeing your smiling faces!

It's not too late...Please  send your pics to
Our annual Open H ouse was well attended, especially by our potential three and four-year olds!  Only 4 family postcards were submitted...
Congratulations to 
the winner of the raffle...the Fleurent family!
 
Congratulations to the Dube family 
for your Funny Foto contest win!
Please join us 
if you are able 
for our next 
school Mass
MONDAY, February 6th @ 9am
(Weather permitting)

1st reading:  Allison B. (8)
Psalm: Katherin M. (8)
Prayers of the Faithful: Ellen H. (8) 
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Let the 
"snipping and clipping" begin!
Please begin snipping, clipping, and organizing your Box Tops!  
Tracking sheets will be provided soon or place all Box Tops in a plastic ziploc bag, clearly labeled with the grade level and # of Box Tops enclosed.  Contest Details to Follow!
Thank you!  
#tencentsatop               #easymoney
"Fly on the Wall.... 
Heard from the Hall"
        Student:  "Mrs. Russo,              Monsignor just growled at us!"
Me: "Really??"
Student: "Yes... I think he must be in a good mood!"
                                                                                             #identifyingemotions@sfx
                                             #slightlycomplicated
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Bay State 
Girls Softball

Girls ages 5-18