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

Welcome Back to the whole school family!
In This Issue

Did you receive our SchoolMessenger test phone call last night?
If not, please contact the office
to let us know what phone numbers to have on our call list.  
Thank you!

V isit our school website
 each week to stay connected to your child's learning experiences!

Don't forget!

NO SCHOOL on Monday, Sept 5th

Next week's LUNCH MENU at-a-glance:
Sept 5
Sept 6
Sept 7
Chix Terryaki Dippers
Sept 8
American Chop Suey
Sept 9
Maxx Sticks

Mark your calendars...
School Events Committee 

**Grandparents  Day**
Monday, Sept 12th

**Family Fun Night 5**
Friday, Sept 30th


Baystate Gymnastics Session 1 starts up Monday, 
Sept 12th
In order for our Track Club to get "up and running", Coach Ferreira needs the help of dedicated volunteers!  Please contact Coach at  
End of September proposed start date!
Volunteer Opportunities include, but are not limited to:
  • Lunch/Recess Duty
  • Library Help
  • Swap Shop Straightening
  • Stage Left Organization
  • Game Closet Organization and Maintenance
  • Attendance at SEC Meeting
  • Help with SEC events
  • Classroom Assistance
  • Office Support
This week's adventures...
Principal's corner...

As Blessed Mother Teresa is canonized this weekend, let us all remember our call to be holy and faithful.. we are all called to be saints!  In your child's Friday Folder today, you will find a Mother Teresa prayer card.  Please take the time to look at the card, and pray with your child over the weekend... I can assure you that our children know much about Mother Teresa and the canonization process!  

It truly was another great week, as our school family was completed on Monday, with the arrival of our three and four year olds.  Their tears were quickly turned to excitement as their new teachers engaged them in fun, faith-filled activities. The addition of our new preschool uniform has been very well received and the children look absolutely adorable in their SFX gear!  

On Wednesday evening, we welcomed back our parents with a great evening of celebrating accomplishments, introducing our Faith Focus, and setting goals for a solid academic year. Our school theme prayer card is also being sent home today in your child's folder.  We so appreciate the support of our parents in keeping faith alive at home.  Please make sure that you are fully engaged in our communication methods throughout the school year.

We have an incredible staff that is completely dedicated to our school and your children, and we look forward to a GREAT school year!
 God bless and have a 
wonderful  long weekend!

                                                            ~Mrs. Russo
Faith in Practice
 Let's storm 
the gates of Heaven 
with our prayers!
Each morning as a part of morning prayer the students, faculty and staff pray generally for any prayer requests entered into our 
School Book of Intentions 
(located right outside the school office).  
When asked to, we can also announce specific names of persons over the intercom who are in need of our prayer.
Our next School Mass (K-8) will be on
Sept 12th @ 9am
(weather permitting)

1st reading: Sophia A. (8)
Psalm: Kirsten S. (8)
Prayers of the Faithful: Morgan L. (8)
Adoration in the school grotto occurs on the first Tuesday of every month...

we will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6th from 9:45am-2:15pm

Please consider stopping by to spend some time with Jesus and pray for our school families with our students and parent volunteers.
Is your family in need of a good family Bible??  
Our parish has been conducting a Bible drive and has many different types/sizes of an excellent version to pick from. If you are interested in purchasing,
Picture Day is coming...
next Friday, 
Sept 9th
Get ready to look your best and say cheese!  Students may dress in either their school uniform, or appropriate clothing  (within parameters of non-uniform dress code policy),  for photos which will be used for our year book.  

All students will be photographed for our yearbook, however if you would like to purchase a package please refer to the order forms which went home in your child's Friday folder today.  
CORI dates: 

Mark you calendars and save the dates for CORI training!  Two opportunities will be given in order to accommodate your busy schedules.  Please let all grandparents know as well!
Wednesday, September 21st at 7pm
Thursday, September 22nd at 9 am 

As introduced at our Parent Meeting on Wednesday night, this school year each family is being asked to commit two hours of volunteerism to SFX.  
Give us your "YES!" and contact to commit to volunteerism this school year!