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

In This Issue
Next week's LUNCH MENU 
Mar 13
Pizza Pasta
Mar 14
Sloppy Joe
Mar 15
Chicken Fajita and Cheese Sub
Mar 16
Taco Salad
Mar 17
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Our long time, loving and dedicated Lunch Service Provider, Mrs. Pam Borges has accepted a new position working for the City of New Bedford.  

Don't forget...
If you have not yet done so, 
please return your completed green Tuition Information Form for 2017-2018 to the school office...this final piece completes your Registration for the 2017-18 school year!  
Email with any questions you may have.
Thank you!
It's that time again....

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

Click here to read this month's meeting minutes!

This year's annual fundraiser...

With only  48 days until our major fundraiser, much help is needed! 
Thank you to the 29 families who accepted the 
Art Club Session 2...

Rearing and ready to go!
Click here to access new updated flyer for this session of 3-D Art!

Baystate Gymnastics 
Final Session 
of the 2016-2017 school year to begin on Monday 3/13!
Click here to sign up! 

Spring Track Starting on 3/28!
Interested in 
Girls's Spring 2017 Lacrosse?
The first "open" practice will be  Saturday 3/25  from noon to  1:30pm behind New Bedford HS.   New players that want to "check it out" can come and borrow equipment. After this, if they are interested, we ask that they register on the website to be part of the league. 
Sticks and goggles will be available for girls to use.  
The first games of the season will be 
on April 2, 2017  .
  Check out the website:   
Site  is updated and ready for registration!  
You can also email: .
This week's adventures...
        Happy Friday!  It was a rather quiet week here at school, with no major activities, assemblies or announcements (except for today's snow day cancellation!).  We are currently experiencing the joy and success associated with the giving of alms this Lent, as our NJHS collects warm, wool socks for the homeless.  Our goal of 400 pairs of socks has very nearly been reached, warranting a 'Crazy Sock Day" to take place next Wednesday the 15th.   Thank you to our NJHS for initiating, advertising and creatively announcing on a daily basis the progress made in the collection. 
     Please stay well informed this time of year to the minutes, emails and needs of our School Events Committee and ultimately our school!  Our largest fundraiser of the year is set to take place on Friday, April 28th and a little bit of help is needed from  a lot  of people!  
Please plan on contributing to our efforts in some way:
  • If you are not able to donate an item to the Gala Family Challenge, would you be willing to ask friends and family for a donation?  
  • If you feel funny about asking for donations, are you planning on purchasing tickets to the event?  
  • If you are unable to purchase tickets and attend the event, are you able to help make decorations, mat pictures, or help with organizing items?  

     It would be fantastic if everyone could get involved!  Many hands make light work, and a successful auction means more doors of opportunity can be opened for our school family!  

Please consider being a part of the excitement!

     From the looks of the weather today, it is hard to imagine that our students spent plenty of out door time this week enjoying the spring-like temperatures!  
As I was gently reminded yesterday, "This is New England!"  My question is, "Is this what is meant by March madness??"    
Have a wonderful, unexpected long weekend.  
God bless!              
~Mrs. Russo
Faith in Practice
School Mass when we return:
March 13th @ 9am
(Weather permitting)
*Grades 6-8 should wear their Special Occasion Uniforms

1st reading:  Emma Liarikos (8) 
2nd reading: Shannon Hartford (8)
Prayers of the Faithful: Amber Engel (5)

This weekend's 
Adult Education Class...
The Message of Fatima:  
Then and Now            
Presenter:  Deacon David Pepin
Sunday, March 12 @ 9:15am
Tuesday, March 14 @ 7:00pm  
This presentation will review what happened during Our Lady's apparitions to the children of Fatima in 1917, what her messages to the children were, and what significance those events and messages have for us now, one hundred years later.
Be on the lookout:
2nd Trimester Report Cards will be sent to parents of students in Grades 1-8 by email next Tuesday, March 14th. 
(Kindergarten will receive a hard copy)

Don't miss the chance to order a YEARBOOK!  
A whole year of great memories to one book.
Please either send the order form back with payment (check or cash) or order online (and pay by credit card)
Take the time to  ORDER NOW.  
All orders are DUE 
by March 31st!
"Fly on the Wall.... 
Heard from the Hall..."
A small group of grade 4 girls were huddled in the far corner of the playground, further into the bushes than I am comfortable with:

Me: "Hey, Girls!  What are you doing over there?"
Girl #! :  "Oh, Mrs. Russo, we are just playing zoo animals."
Girl #2: " Yeah, and this is our natural habitat."
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