Your weekly update from St. Francis Xavier School...
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 each week to stay connected to your child's learning experiences!

Thank you!

Don't forget!

Grandparent's Day (K-2) is Monday, following the 9am Mass.

Next week's LUNCH MENU at-a-glance:
Sept 12
Hot Dog
Sept 13
Chix Nuggets
Sept 14
French Toast Sticks
Sept 15
Pizza Square
Sept 16
BBQ Chicken

Mark your calendars...
School Events Committee 
Monday, Sept 12th

Should be a great time!

Back by popular demand!  
Just when you thought he had gone splat on a summer windshield! 
It's the......
Fly on the Wall.... 
Heard from the Hall!
Anonymous First Grader:
"Mrs. Russo, you know what our school REALLY needs?"
Me: "What might that be?"
First Grader:  A pool out back, of course!"
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!
Speaking of track... 

Why not start your season with the Greater New Bedford Track Club Youth Mile?  

Click here for more information regarding this race that will warm up your muscles and give you a leg up on a great fall season of track!

Cushman Park
Sunday, Sept 18th 
at 10am

This week's adventures...
These abbreviated weeks have really helped us to ease into the school year!  This quick week was highlighted by the first SEC meeting of the year, our initial NJHS and Grade 8 Student Council meetings and of course the nativity of Our Blessed Mother.

Soon you will be receiving an update from your SEC representative, outlining and highlighting some of our upcoming events.  Please stay well informed, so your family does not miss out on any fun!  Right around the corner is our Grandparents Day Celebration for Grades K-2, and Family Fun Night 5 for our entire school family.  Both events are complete crowd pleasers!

Our National Junior Honor Society members and Grade 8 Student Council have begun to make plans for the 2016-2017 school year.  Both groups plan on conducting various school-wide events that will be infused with our faith, provide us with some fun, and raise funds for those less fortunate, as well as commit to some savings for end-of-year festivities. 

And of course yesterday was Mary's birthday, which brought joy and celebrations to many of our classrooms!  Happy Birthday, Mary!

                       ~Mrs. Russo
Faith in Practice

Remembering 9-11
God bless the victims and their families, 
and God bless America!
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)
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 8/31, this school year each family is being asked to commit two hours of volunteerism to SFX.  
Today's Friday Folder contains a
"YES!" commitment form.  
Please consider the gifts and talents you can share with our school family, and help us to build our school community two hours at a time!
Joan Mello
Kathy Brunelle
Kerry Hughes
Suzanne Hannigan
Kristen Vieira
Abbie Murdoch
Bethany Seed
Christine Amaral
Who else can we count on.....????

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
Picture Day has been rescheduled for Friday, September 23rd.  


Just a friendly reminder to please send in a copy of your child(ren)'s most recent physical and immunization updates.

Thank you!
Strings lessons with Miss Bonnie

Students Grades 2-5
Viola and Cello

Starting next Thursday...during school hours.