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

Pictured here is a tribute from our school family which was created for Victoria's family.  The entire student body added a fingerprint to this memorial as a sign of unity in prayer with them.  Let us keep them in prayer, especially as the holidays approach.  Their  Fundly page is still up, if you feel called to donate through that click on that link, but if you would like to do more, please contact the school and we can work with you to meet some other personal needs of this family that we are aware of.  
Thank you for your support.         
In This Issue

Don't forget!
Next Wednesday 11/23 is a half-day dismissal at 11:30am 
**Extended care will be available for those who need, but NO HOT LUNCH will be available that day**
Next week's LUNCH MENU at-a-glance:
Nov 21
Spaghetti with meat sauce
Nov 22
Roasted Turkey with all the fixin's
Nov 23
11:30am Dismissal
Nov 24
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 25
Turkey leftovers ;)

Mark your calendars...
School Events Committee
Coming before you know it...
Feast of St. Nicholas
Tuesday, Dec 6th 
during school.
Start saving your NICKELS!
More info to come...
Fall line-up:

Delicious Fun Happening Now!

Session 2 of Dessert Decorating began this week!
Baystate Session 2 has also begun and numbers do allow for more interested gymnasts!  Please contact the school office if your child is interested in "jumping" in!  
No Extended Billing next week...
because of the short week.

Fly on the Wall
heard from the hall...
Anonymous  kindergartner to
another  anonymous  kindergartener:
What was the best part of your day?  Mine was the taco salad!

A message to our 8th grade parents from...

New Catholic School Enrollment and Marketing Positions
As a result of the Diocesan Task Force Report findings, the Catholic Education Center is able to establish 3 new positions to assist the Diocese's Catholic schools with marketing and recruitment efforts.   Click here to see the job postings if you or someone you know may be qualified and/or interested in applying.

This week's adventures...
Thank you to all of our school families for displaying such an amazing amount of generosity! The number of cans and non-perishables brought into the school in such a short amount of time was remarkable!  Thanksgiving baskets are being prepared very soon by the St. Vincent de Paul Society and our contributions to this effort is greatly appreciated!  Thank you also to our NJHS members for orchestrating the collection, organizing cans and delivering to our parish!  

Next week will be a blink, and will be followed by our anticipation and excitement surrounding the Birth of Our Lord!  Stay well informed regarding Christmas festivities by visiting our website often! Next Wednesday the 23rd is a rather special day here at the school.  For starters, it is a half day of school with an 11:30 dismissal!  In addition, we will be attending Holy Mass as a school family at 9am... please jooin us if you are able.  Finally, on Wednesday our classes will be receiving desriptions of their St. Vincent de Paul families that they will be lifting in prayer throught the Advent season.  Our school families will also be asked to not only pray for our SVDP families, but to also provide gift cards to provide for their needs this Christmas.  
    Have a wonderful weekend and 
God bless.
        ~Mrs.  Russo
Faith in Practice
Bible Week (Nov 13-19)
Let's let the Word of God meet us where we are at and guide us to salvation! 
A prayer card was sent home in Friday folders today...
Rosary parties...
first one is Nov 27th @ 6pm
All are welcome!  
Coming home in Friday Folders this week is an open invitation to monthly Rosary Parties here at the school on selected Sundays at 6pm.  
Mark the dates on your calendars and bring your family for fellowship, prayer, fun and sweet treats.  

Another opportunity for 
Adult Education at 
St. Francis Xavier parish.  
This weekend's class:

Blessed are the Peacemakers

Presenter:  Peter Shaughnessy
Nov 20th 9:15am and 
Nov 22nd at 7:00pm

Jesus taught that making peace based on truth and justice is a central calling of the Catholic moral life.  Division and conflict are found in families, the Church, local communities, in our country and among nations.  This class will explore historical models such as John Paul II's Solidarity movement in Poland and practical approaches to being peacemakers in the home and workplace.

Please join us if you are able to for our next school Mass on 
November 23rd @ 9am
PS3-Grade 8
(weather permitting)

1st Reading: Ellen H. (8)
Psalm: Amber E. (5)
Prayers of the Faithful: Brooke M. (7)

All Grocery Card Orders need to be in next week by TUESDAY, if you want to have your order filled before Thanksgiving.