Your weekly update from St. Francis Xavier School...
In This Issue
LUNCH MENU  at-a-glance  :
May 8
Hot Dog
May 9
Chix Nuggets
May 10
French Toast Sticks
May 11
Pizza Square
May 12
BBQ Chicken

Don't forget...

Book Fair is 
next week!
May 9-12

Grades 2-8
Continue next week through 
May 12

*Due to the availability of coaches/assistants, 
Track Students 
in Grade 3-8 
will meet on TUESDAY's 
May 9th and May 16th 
instead of on Thursday's  those weeks. 

*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.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

May 8th- 12th - 
Teacher Appreciation Week
Please click here to let us know that you are available to help in some capacity!

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


Progress reports 
will be sent home 
next Wednesday,  May 10th, 
for students in Grades 1-7.

Final  GROCERY CARD day is May 11th

  Thank you to all who sent in their Box Tops!  
As a school we were able to collect
7118 tops!!
  • With 1273 tops,  7th grade won first chance at picking a mystery envelope prize!
  • With 1006 tops, 1st grade won the second chance at the remaining two envelopes.
Big thanks to 
Mrs. Cindy Baptiste, our Box Tops Coordinator, for her creativity, enthusiasm, and the time she has given all year to tracking this wonderful fundraising opportunity for our school!

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

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

Grade 2 student :  "Mrs. Russo, did you hear us practicing for the Easter Celebration? "
Me :  "No, I didn't hear you guys, but I'm sure you sound great!"
  "Why didn't you hear us?  Were you out mowing the lawn with your earbuds in?"
This week's adventures...
     One very short week ago, many of our school parents and SFX parishioners attended the fundraiser of the year!  Together we joined forces, and raised bid cards to generate the necessary funds for our amazing school!  The night was truly magical, and I thank you all for your participation, support, and generous giving.  We are so blessed!  The evening easily raised our $35,000 goal for general operation of the school, as well as another $20,000 for this year's Call of the Heart.  The Call of the Heart proposal was a plan to convert our current computer lab into a STEM Learning Lab, with space created for collaboration, projects and interactive learning. 
     Today's Easter Celebration was fantastic!  Each one of our classes performed a joyous song of praise, and the gym was filled the energy and enthusiasm that only His Resurrection can bring!   Even the youngest members of our school family bellowed their Alleluias and all students were thrilled with the Easter treats that magically appeared in the classrooms after the celebration.  
     Again, I cannot stress enough the importance of staying informed of school happenings from now until school year's end.  There are numerous graduations, celebrations, field trips and fun that may require your attendance, so please read newsletters in their entirety and check out our website frequently.  For your calendars and planning purposes, the final day of the 2016-2017 school year is Tuesday, June 13th.   We will have an 11:30 dismissal and there will be NO EXTENDED offered that day.
God bless and have a wonderful weekend.       
~Mrs. Russo
Hooray, hooray...
Mrs. Ledoux is 100 today!!

Celebrating the gift of LIFE!
Faith in Practice
Our next School Mass will be on:
May 12th @ 9am
(weather permitting)

1st reading: Allison Baptiste (8)
Psalm:  Shannon Hartford (8)
Prayers of the Faithful:  Emma Liarikos (8)
25 K-8 students and faculty, along with 
Mrs. McKenna's preschool, 
voluntarily chose this past Wednesday to use their recess time to come together  to raise their hearts and minds in prayer 
to Jesus through Mary 
for their loved ones !
Parents/Grandparents  are welcome  to j oin us  every Wednesday  for...
The gift of prayer is powerful...
and Our Lady hears us!

Thank you for helping us OPEN DOORS of opportunity for our students!  
Your generous contributions and support helped to make our annual fundraiser a HUGE success!  
Looking for an  AFFORDABLE, ACADEMIC, ACTIVE and Faith-based Summer Program?

to be directed to our website 
for more information and 
registration forms.  

If you are willing to be a JUDGE  
for our upcoming 
Middle School History Fair 
on Tuesday, May 16th, 
Judging of projects takes place from 
9:00am-12:00pm on that day.

Spring portraits went home today.  
Please return any unwanted packages or sheets by May 12th, or you will be charged.  Thank you!


Please keep in your prayers our parish 2nd graders who will be receiving their First Communion 
this Sunday at 2pm.
God bless you!

Also be sure to Save-the-Date 
for the  May Crowning.  
Our 2nd grade First Communicants will do the honor of crowning Mary on:  
Monday, May 15th following 9am Mass