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

 There are many photo memories to enjoy on our website from the Easter celebration, May Crowning and History Fair.

In This Issue
LUNCH MENU  at-a-glance  :
May 22
Spaghetti and meat sauce
May 23
Chicken Patty
May 24
Pizza Wedge
May 25
Shepherd's Pie
May 26
Meatball Sub

Don't Forget

to check our school website calendar for important dates for end-of-year happenings!

We need 100% purchase or returns! 

*GNBCS TRACK MEET THIS SUNDAY,  May 21st @ Cushman Park in Fairhaven students should arrive at 12:30pm for check-in.
Please wear your SFX Track shirts!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

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

Fly on the Wall....
Heard from 
the Hall! 

The warm weather has forced us quickly into our summer wardrobe, which for one preschooler has been an opportunity to describe his garb in the following way:

Student:   " Mrs. McKenna, it is so hot I had to wear my short sleeved pants."
Are you interested in Summer Junior League Golf at the Acushnet River Valley Golf Course? 
Open to Boys and Girls
ages 7-13 and all experience levels welcome...even beginners!

So we skipped Spring it seems!   
Please remember to pack a water bottle for your child to hydrate with throughout the day and apply sunscreen in the morning.  Thank you! 

To close out this 
Month of Mary,
the NJHS is hoping you will help them in an act of service and 

WEAR BLUE for $2
on Tuesday, May 23rd!

Students can wear blue as a part of a dress-down day fundraiser for $2 on this day.  

All proceeds will benefit an international organization

This week's adventures...
     This past week was filled with many proud principal moments, as second graders crowned Our Blessed Mother, our middle school students demonstrated excellence at our annual History Fair, our new members were inducted to into our National Junior Honor Society and excellent behavior was reported from our field trip expeditions. Thank you, parents, for your presence, and participation in these end of year,  very memorable experiences for our students.
     While the warmer weather was a welcome change, it also had its share of challenges!  The fast turn to summer created some overheating, headaches and nausea for our students!  Please make certain that your child is coming to school each day with an adequate water bottle and sunscreen that has been applied at home.  The warm up has also brought a few ticks to the grass area in the back of the school, so also be vigilant about checking your children each evening. 
     The end is definitely in sight, and we do our best to keep students actively engaged in the learning process right to the bitter end!  Please support our efforts by making certain that our students remain focused and do not summer early by "checking out" of academics.  While standardized testing has been finalized, many of our students will be asked to demonstrate mastery of grade level concepts through the administration of end of year assessments.  Please keep encouraging your child(ren) to persevere and have a good, strong finish to the 2016-2017 school year!
    Also at this time of year, the natural changes take place with faculty members who will not be returning for the following school year.  This year, Mrs. McKenna in Preschool 4 has decided to enter into her well-deserved retirement years!  Mrs. Laurie Plante has also decided that her time here at St. Francis has come to a bittersweet conclusion.  Please keep both of these teachers in your prayers and thank them for their dedication to our school and the love they have shared with our children.  We wish them well on their future endeavors. 

  Please be advised of any outstanding financial obligations as the end of the school year approaches!  It is essential for us to successfully close the books on this year's budget before the new fiscal year begins on July 1st.  All payments of any kind (tuition, extended, family fundraising, etc.) can be submitted to Beth in the front office.  This is especially important for our 8th grade, preschool and kindergarten families as the graduations and celebrations are right around the corner!   
Have a wonderful weekend and God bless ~
Mrs. Russo
Faith in Practice
Come join us for our next school Mass for the 
Feast of the
Ascension of Our Lord 
(A Holy Day of Obligation):
Thursday, May 25th @ 9am
(weather permitting)

1st Reading:  Allison Baptiste (8)
Psalm: Shannon Hartford (8)
Prayers of the Faithful: Emma Liarikos (8)
This is also the FINAL time our graduating 
Class of 2017 will be joining the entire school for Holy Mass.
Prayer and fellowship...
Sunday, May 21st @ the school


Students should wear their "Spring best" outfits for the performance! 
(dresses/skirts for girls; colorful collared polos for boys with dress shorts).

Our Art Gallery display will be open for viewing starting at 6pm that night. 

The staggered performance times are to assist with parking and crowd control.  Please have your child at the school at least 15 minutes before their scheduled performance.  You are free to leave after your child's performance to make way for other families.
Enjoy the show!!

Only a few weeks left to register for:

and be sure to register before late registration fees begin!  

Sunday, May 28th 
Please send in your reservation form.

Thank you to the Bishop Stang Jazz Ensemble and Acapella Choir for their fun and inspirational performance...
The kids and staff loved the show!

Doors of opportunity are still opening to help our school and our students!

A few fundraising opportunities still exist for your consideration...
Click here to learn more about  Alumni Night 
Click here for a Women's Wellness Experience titled:
"Opening the Door to God's Love for You"
Thank you for your continued support of our school!
Congratulations to our National Junior Honor Society members and recent inductees in Grades 6-8!