Your weekly update from St. Francis Xavier School...
In This Issue

Don't forget!
NO SCHOOL next Thursday and Friday
November 3 & 4
 for Teacher Professional Days

Next week's LUNCH MENU at-a-glance:
Oct 31
Kale Soup
Nov 1
Nov 2
Chix Terryaki Dippers
Nov 3
Nov 4

See many of you tonight!
Fun for the whole family !  
Music, games, treats, and the famous Haunted Stage!

Tickets $5 each or $15 per family (3 or more) ...ALL tickets will be purchased at the door.  Children must be accompanied by one adult for supervision.  

Bring a can to kick-off the Can Drive.

Mark your calendars...
School Events Committee
******************* colorful_gifts.jpg Don't miss out on a great shopping opportunity
at our
Saturday, Nov 5th

Students and faculty that attend the Vendor Fair, will be rewarded with the opportunity to wear Spirit Wear on Tuesday, November 8th. 
Fall line-up:
Click here for the Session 2 flyer  which starts Nov 7th.

Fly on the Wall.... 
Heard from the Hall!
Dismissal time lends itself nicely to random conversations with students such as this one:
Student:   Mrs. Russo, when I grow up, do you want to know what I am going to be?
Me:  Do tell!
Student:  I am going to own a construction company, and do you want to know what I am going to name it?
Me:   Sure.  What will you name your company?
Student:  Catholic Construction

for parents of students in Grades K-8
November 7, 8, and 9

SLIPS ARE GOING HOME TODAY with your appointment times.
Thank you!    

A message for our middle school parents from...

At Bishop Stang High School, our holistic approach to education ensures that all  students, regardless of level placement, are given the tools they need to succeed in college and life.  Our SAT and AP data points are one indication of college readiness.

Visit  the  
Bishop Stang 
Open House 
Sunday, November 6 
from 1:00pm - 3:00pm 
( families of all middle school students are invited to attend).  Go to for more information.  

8th graders can start their application to join our family now.  Apply to Bishop Stang!
paper-people-chain.jpg Do you or someone you know need assistance to make ends meet?  
This week's adventures...
  Got cookies?  This week we kicked off our very popular Otis Spunkmeyer cookie fundraiser!  Please make an effort to reduce your Family Fundraising Obligation by selling the conveniently packaged and delicious tasting Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies!  All order forms due back to the school by Tuesday, November 8th.... happy selling!

The fun will begin this evening, as our 8th graders truly shine while spooking us all!  Please read carefully the time frames for this evening's festivities and come join in on the frighteningly good fun.   Everyone is also looking forward to our All Saints Day Celebration on Tuesday of next week!  Please help us pray for good weather, as Mrs. Shaughnessy and her saintly sidekicks have put together an amazing morning of Trunk or Treating to celebrate the lives of our holy saints!

Please make note of the VERY SHORT WEEK next week, as Thursday and Friday are professional days for our teachers.  If you are planning on staying local and not using the weekend for an opportunity to get away, please consider popping by the school on Saturday, November 5th to begin your holiday shopping!  Details can be found in the SEC block of this newsletter.  Students and faculty that attend the Vendor Fair, will be rewarded with the opportunity to wear Spirit Wear on Tuesday, November 8th.  Please come and support our school and the various vendors we have secured for this annual and very popular event.
 Have a wonderful weekend and 
God bless.
        ~Mrs.  Russo
Faith in Practice
Please join us for our next school Mass on 
All Saints Day 
(A holy day of obligation)
Student's may come dressed as their favorite Saint.
November 1st @ 9am
PS3-Grade 8
(weather permitting)

1st reading: Allison B. (8)   
2nd reading: Catherine M.(7) 
Prayers of the Faithful: Rebecca A. (6)
Looking forward to faith-filled fun! 
All Saints Day
Tuesday, November 1st 
(after 9am Mass )  
Should it rain, Mass will be at 10:30am in the school gym for the Holy Day of Obligation and Trunk or Treat at 1pm

Click here for Pinterest costume brainstorming ideas
  • Students in costume will be entered into a RAFFLE for GIFT BASKETS (2 winners per floor)
  • Enjoy the creativity of our parent "trunkers" after Mass in our school parking lot, as they help us all celebrate the lives of many great saints with good Trunk or Treat fun!
  • Closing prayer service at 11am
Looking forward to faith-filled fun! 

All you holy men and women, 

I t's not too late to send in your prayer intentions for our NOVEMBER BASKET OF REMEMBRANCE FOR HOLY SOULS. 
Starts this Sunday, Nov 30th

"Pray, Hope, and don't worry.  
Worry is useless.  
God is merciful and will hear your prayer."  
~Saint Padre Pio
And the winners of the ICE CREAM CAKE are....

We will tally up the totals this weekend and announce next week!

THANK YOU to all who contributed!  We collected over 10,000 tops!!
That's $1,000 for our school's needs.
More ways to work down your Family Fundraising Obligation (FFO):

Otis packets were sent home this week.  All Orders will be DUE Nov 8th!  
40% of sales counts toward your FFO.
Weren't satisfied with the way your child's picture turned out?

Tuesday, November 15th
  • Have your child bring the unwanted photo package on that day and they will take a new picture.


Speaking of Pictures...


Don't forget our