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

We're more than halfway through Lent.   The Parish Mission starts this Sunday. Come for one or a few of the nights!
In This Issue
Next week's LUNCH MENU 
Mar 27
Kale Soup
Mar 28
Mar 29
Chix Teriyaki Dippers
Mar 30
American Chop Suey
Mar 31
Maxx Sticks

Don't forget...

Attention Grade 8 Parents:
Just a reminder that there is a MANDATORY PARENT MEETING for Grade 8 Parents
to discuss Class of 2017 
end-of-year events on 
Tuesday, March 28th at 6pm.

Mark your calendars...
School Events Committee happenings...
Next SEC meeting scheduled for Monday, April 3rd @ 7pm in the school library!  
Please come see how you can help with 
With only  35 days until our major fundraiser, much help is needed! 
Thank you to EVERYONE who accepted the 
Thanks to your generosity, the following students will be rewarded!
Grade 4 - Pizza Party 
(Thanks, Polochicks!)
Kindergarten- Dress Down Day 
(Thanks, Johnsons!)
Pre-K 4, Grade 1 & Grade 2- Extra Recess
(Thanks, Perieras!)
Now that the Gala Challenge is finally over, is it too late for auction items?????  
Please bring any donations to the school office!  Thank you!

Spring Track starts this week!  Please make certain that all forms have been turned in and fees paid, so track can "get up and running" 
on time!
Tuesdays - Grades 6 through 8
Thursdays- Grades 3 through 8

Baystate Gymnastics 
Final Session 
of the 2016-2017 school year has begun.... not too late to jump in!
Click here to find out how!

Campus Ministry Club
Next session of faith-filled fun set to take place on Friday, April 7th.... More details to follow!
 Deadline for submission:
Online application- 
Please don't miss this deadline if you hope to receive financial aid for the 2017-2018                                                         school year!
Class with the most Boxtops gets to choose from 
'Mystery Envelopes" containing 
Class Surprises!  Please send your boxtops...on sheets, or in ziplock we can track class progress though April! 

  Save-the-Date:  Cookie Dough arrives 
Wednesday, April 5th
This week's adventures...

... and just like that, the month of March is just about over! 

     Our last week of the month will be highlighted by a wonderful opportunity to experience a small part of this week's parish mission!  Fr. Pineda will be joining us on Monday after Mass to share with our students a bit about himself, and our powerful parish mission.  He will also be joining Monsignor on Tuesday and Wednesday to offer our students the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Thank you in advance to both Monsignor and Fr. Pineda for helping us to go out of the month like a lamb!

     While our students enjoy a nice long weekend, our teachers will be engaged in a day long professional development opportunity.  Holy Mass, a mini- Lenten retreat and a Math Workshop are all on the agenda for our day tomorrow.  Please keep the staff in your prayers tomorrow,  as we challenge ourselves both spiritually and professionally!

     I hope to see many of our families at Stations of the Cross tomorrow night at 7pm.... there was quite an impressive crowd last week!  I also encourage our school parents to consider accepting the invitation to join us on our parish mission.    

Have a nice weekend and   God bless!                  
~Mrs. Russo
Faith in Practice
Tomorrow Night 
@ St. Francis Parish
Our next School Mass will be on
March 27th @ 9am
(Weather permitting)

*Grades 6-8 should wear their Special Occasion Uniforms

1st reading: Catherine Miller (7)
Psalm:  Brooke Moreira (7)  
Prayers of the Faithful: Gabrielle Oliveira (7)
Last chance to order your 2016-17 YEARBOOK 
Please complete the order flyer sent home if you've misplaced the original form and send back with your payment on MONDAY if possible, to secure your yearbook now!

Summer Fun Program Fliers went home today in Friday Folders.  
Register before Spring Break for the Early Bird Rate

With the arrival of Spring comes a few Uniform/Dress Code reminders for all ages:
  • Please click here to refer to the Uniform Code for 2017-18 to assess your uniform needs
  • Save the date for uniform measurements:  Donnelly's will be at the school for measurements on Monday, May 1st from 8:30am-12:30pm.  Please click here for a flyer with more details.
  • Our Swap Shop remains available year round...students have growth spurts and their clothing should adjust accordingly (length of skirts, pants, belts, etc.) to look neat and remain in compliance with the dress code.
  • Please refer to the Parent/Student handbook starting on page 16 to review school policies surrounding acceptable hairstyles (for both boys and girls), use of jewelry, makeup, etc....

Uniform/Dress Code compliance checks will begin on Monday!

"Fly on the Wall....  Heard from the Hall...."
Each day our three year olds walk by Jesus at the bottom of the stairs, the children will sometimes hug Jesus,  or notice Him in someway.  One day this week, the following scenario unfolded:    
Three year old #1
(while reaching her hand up to Jesus):
"High five, high five, high five Jesus!" 
Three year old #2:  
"No!  Jesus can't high five. He has boo boos." 
please note:  
No grocery card orders will be filled next week.

"Eighth Grade-itis"???
Cute... but too soon!
Miles to go before we are Spartans!