Your weekly update from St. Francis Xavier School...
Here's to a Happy and Blessed 2017 for all our families!
In This Issue
Next week's LUNCH MENU at-a-glance:
Jan 9
Hot Dog
Jan 10
Chix Nuggets
Jan 11
French Toast Sticks
Jan 12
Pizza Square
Jan 13
BBQ Chicken

Don't forget...
Class pictures to take place on:
January 9th

Please be sure to send back your order form with your child on Monday 
to purchase  a class photo.
 Forms were sent home in today's 
Friday folder.
Note:  All students should come in uniform 
on Monday. 
(Grades 6-8 Special Occasion Uniform.)
Mark your calendars...
School Events Committee
JANUARY happenings including:

The first SEC meeting of the new year to take place on 

Monday, January 9th at 7pm!

Middle school parents....

Middle School Game Night 
on Friday, January 13th 
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW for the... silverware_pink.jpg


Family Spaghetti Supper 
Saturday, January 21st!  
Flyer sent home in Friday Folder today.
This year's annual fundraiser...

With only 112 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!  
* Baystate Gymnastics 
Session 3 begins on Monday 1/9!
Click here   for  Sign Up Sheet
Art Club for Grades 5-8... 
Click here f or flyer and details!
Rolling into Catholic Schools Week 2017!

A very special display is in the works for one of the days during Catholic Schools Week.  The project includes the use
of   100  empty paper towel rolls.  If you would kindly send empty rolls to the school for our project, it would be greatly appreciated.  A box will be placed in the foyer for empty roll collection.  Thank you, as always, for responding to our needs and sometimes unusual requests!  
A message from...

Starting in February...."The Spartan Science Squad" will be visiting Catholic elementary schools to increase awareness and interest in the area of science for 4th and 5th graders through various demonstrations.  
Click here to be directly linked to the Bishop Stang website for all current events and happenings.
Adventures from the first week of 2017...
Welcome back and welcome 2017!  Judging by our students' enthusiasm and excitement upon their return on Tuesday, our families had wonderful breaks!  Students' conversations included the loads of fun they had, the many gifts they received, and the family time they enjoyed and appreciated. 

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for all of the wonderful gifts and goodies that appeared in my office during Christmastime! Your generosity and kindness is very much appreciated. 
This month will be absolutely packed with academic achievement and fun for the whole family. Our annual middle school Science Fair will take place this coming Friday the 13th, and our Grade 6-8 students will "take the stage" to demonstrate their proficiency in the presentation of a science topic of their choosing.  The second annual National Junior Honor Society sponsored Middle School Game Night will take place that same evening and students will have the chance to celebrate their accomplishments with some fun! 
A first attempt at an old tradition will take place on Saturday, January 21st, as we enjoy a Family Spaghetti Dinner. Please check your child's Friday Folder for more details and to make a reservation for the event.
The whirlwind of activity this month will be culminated by our annual Open House that will kick off a week celebrating the excellence of Catholic education. There are several events, a few field trips (for some) and plenty of fun for everyone currently being planned for CSW. Stay tuned for more details and schedule of events for Catholic Schools Week 2017.
Everything looked a bit brighter after our break, as high resolution, energy saving LED light bulbs were installed throughout the entire school building.  This improvement will result in energy and financial savings for our school.  The students noticed the change immediately and comments were heard from time to time about the new lights and how much better things appeared! 

We are off to a great start... thank you for your continued support and prayers for our school!
Have a great weekend.
     ~Mrs. Russo
Faith in Practice
Please join us if you are able to for our next school Mass celebrating the Baptism of Our Lord: 
January 9th @ 9am
PS3-Grade 8
(weather permitting)

Re-registration forms went home in Friday folders TODAY!

Please review, fill out, sign and return with your registration fee(s) as soon as possible to secure your child(ren)'s spots for the 2017-2018 school year!
Coming NEXT Friday...
the Middle School
Science and Engineering Fair
Friday, January 13th
Open viewing begins at 1pm
Awards at 2pm

Funny Foto Contest
has been extended to 
Catholic Schools Week!   
Please forward any and all contest worthy photos to and we will see that you are in the running for a $100 gift card to be awarded on the 100th day of school! 
CONTEST now ends 
January 30th! 

Fly on the Wall H eard from the Hall...
This week, I asked many, many students 
about their vacations, their Christmases 
and the best gifts they received.  
The responses varied from  Legos to Iphones 
and from  backpacks to ukeleles.  
The most memorable conversation for me 
was with a middle schooler:
Me: What was your best gift of Christmas?
Student:  I guess it would have to be all of the delicious food my mom prepared for Christmas dinner.