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

Teacher Appreciation Week 2017
Thank you for helping us celebrate our "Rock Star" Teachers
In This Issue
LUNCH MENU  at-a-glance  :
May 15
Mozzarella Sticks
May 16
Sloppy Joe
May 17
Creamed Turkey
May 18
Taco Salad
May 19
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Don't Forget
to PRAY in thanksgiving for the gift of life that your mother chose for you!

Last call!
 Please send in any photos you are not purchasing, or full payment, by
MONDAY, May 15th.  
We need 100% returns of any non-purchased photo sheets.  
Thank you to many of you who have already turned your photos in!


*Due to the availability of coaches/assistants, 
Track Students 
in Grade 3-8 
will meet on TUESDAY 
May 16th 
instead of on Thursday next  week. 

*GNBCS TRACK MEET:  Sunday,  May 21st @ 1pm;

*Also  click here to check out the Youth Mile (June 24) and see if your son/daughter is interested in registering.

The next 
Middle School CMC 
(Campus Ministry Club)
Friday, May 19th from 3-4:30pm
Click here to let Mr. Hamel know that your child would like to attend this final meeting of the school year! 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

Friday, June 9th--
Thanks in advance...your participation really makes the day so fun!

Middle School History Fair
May 16th
OPEN VIEWING begins at 1:00pm with awards at 2:00pm


Progress reports 
were sent home 
on Wednesday, May 10th, 
for students in Grades 1-7.
Please sign and return to school on Monday.  Please email your child's teacher directly with any questions you may have.

Fly on the Wall....
Heard from 
the Hall! 
T his week's fly spent time in the gym where Miss Caruso was working and playing with our preschoolers. The four year olds were buzzing about on scooters playing a game of " Red Light, Green Light" .  Both Miss Caruso and a student were calling out the commands to start and stop play, and the room was spinning with activity.
( looking quite agitated while clutching 
her head in her hands)
"Miss Caruso, I am.... I am just.... so...... constipated!"
Miss Caruso:  
(struggling to keep a straight face) 
"Do you mean confused?"
"Oh yah, that's right.... confused."

Bishop Stang is offering 
a variety of clinics 
for students in grades 5-8 
this summer! 

This week's adventures...
  Our teachers and staff enjoyed a variety of surprises and treats this past week to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week!  From door decor to a continental breakfast, and from an awesome lunch (thank you Jeffrey's Pizza!) to classroom visits by parents presenting treats, an amazing week was had by all. Thank you once again to Keri Borba for orchestrating the week's activities and to all of our SEC reps and parent volunteers who assisted in making the week extra special for our amazing teachers and staff... greatly appreciated!  

Our students are feeling pleased and relieved, as IOWA testing concluded this week!  This is not an indicator that the year is over quite yet, however!  We have a ways to go!   Progress reports were distributed and should have arrived home for your signature on Wednesday.  As a whole, the reports were quite impressive.  Please encourage your child(ren) to remain focussed and have a strong finish to the school year.  Signed progress reports are due back to classroom teachers as soon as possible.  

Thank you for your support of our 8th graders final fundraiser of their SFX career!  The Scholastic Book Fair was a tremendous success, putting new reading materials into the hands of many, many of our students.  The Class of 2017 will now shift gears into final preparations and plans for the end of their school year.  Please keep this class in your prayers as they journey through memory making milestones leading up to their graduation on June 5th.

A busy week is on the horizon, and will be kicked off by our May Crowning, followed by the Middle School History Fair,  National Junior Honor Society Induction, and  field trips for grades 4-8.  Buckle up for a fast finish to the 2006-2017 school year!

God bless,  have a wonderful weekend, and a very happy Mother's Day to all of our moms!       
~Mrs. Russo
Faith in Practice
Come join us for our next school Mass:
Monday, May 15th @ 9am
(weather permitting)

1st Reading:  Connor Araujo
Psalm: Kirsten Sumner
Prayers of the Faithful: Katherin Marcotte

followed by our 
May Crowning  at the school 
where our 2nd Graders will "do the honors" of crowning Mary and leading us in song and prayer of the Most Holy Rosary.

paper-clip-graphic.gif   Please check Friday Folders for Fundraising Obligation Balances that went out today.

Also, a reminder that all financial obligations need to be paid by the end of May.
Thank you!

Congratulations to our nineteen 6th-8th graders qualifying and being inducted into the National Junior Honor Society this coming Wednesday May 17th at 6:30pm.
Looking for an  AFFORDABLE, ACADEMIC, ACTIVE and Faith-based Summer Program?

and be sure to register before late registration fees begin!  
Just when we thought 
"auction talk" was over.......

to learn more about one of our awesome auction items that has your name written all over it.... 
Bound to be a fun evening celebrating the end of another great year!


Our Lady of Fatima, 
pray for us!