January 6, 2023

A Message from Mr. Watson

SFX Community,

Happy New Year! Our first days of school in 2023 flew by as our students jumped right back into a great rhythm and routine of Pledge & Prayer, academic excellence, lunch and recess with friends, and after school activities. 

We have much to be grateful for as we enter our third quarter. I hope you all have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you back on campus Monday morning!


Ryan Watson

Up Next Week

Tuesday, January 10th

Puentes Meeting

5:00 pm | Art Room

Wednesday, January 11th


Friday, January 13th

Free Dress for Fun Fest Collection


News & Events

Sky Zone Fundraiser Today!

Join us after school today from 1:00 - 6:00 pm at Sky Zone on Camelback for a fundraiser! Sky Zone will give back 20% for 20-99 jumpers and 40% for 100+ jumpers. Come jump and support!

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Friday Night Lights & Chili Cook Off

Our annual Inclusion Event is coming up on Friday, January 27th. All are welcome to attend. There will be a Chili Cook Off and Punt, Pass & Kick Contest for the kids.

The Chili Cook Off will be divided into three categories: original, spicy, and unique. We're hoping to have representation for each grade level.

The Punt, Pass & Kick Contest will be segmented by age level. You can purchase one attempt for $5, three attempts for $12, or five attempts for $20.

You can also purchase Food Tickets for $15 which will include chili, hotdog, soda or water, chips, and hot chocolate.

Show your team spirit! Break out your favorite football team gear and wear it to the event!

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Coming Soon: Fun Fest 2023

Save the Date! Our annual Fun Fest event will take place on Saturday, March 4th from 9:00 - 3:00 pm. More info to come early next week!

On Friday, January 13th, we will have a free dress collection. Please bring in a sports item for Sports Darts, a toy for Luck of the Straw, or an Amazon gift card. Donations can be dropped off at the front or preschool gates. Thank you for your generosity. This helps tremendously!

Updated SFX ESA FAQs

Please read our updated FAQs for new information about ESA Universal. If you have questions, please reach out to our Tuition & Scholarship Manager, Aundrea Yabo-Ramirez.

Updated ESA FAQs

Weekly Highlights

All School Mass

This week we began the New Year with a beautiful All School Mass led by our teachers.


Hungry Wolf Cafe

The January menu is now available. Please place your orders through Meal Manage.

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Counselor's Corner

Please join us for our upcoming Coffee with the Counselor!

Parents of PK - 4th Graders

Thursday, January 19th

Immediately after Pledge & Prayer in the Library

Hosted by Cindy Kaul, PK-4th Counselor.

We will be discussing the topics in this podcast-Happier Parents, Happier Kids Pt 1: Your Child Isn't a VIP or a Fragile Vase. Please come join the discussion even if you don't have time to listen before the coffee. No quizzes will be given! 

Campus Ministry

All School Mass will be CANCELLED this Wednesday, January 11th. The church is going to be closed for repairs.

Deborah Westerfield

Scrip Office

Please note: The Scrip Office will be closed for inventory next week: January 9th - 13th.

Emily McLaughlin and Thuy Autrey

Sports Announcements

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition will take place Monday, January 30th at 3:00 pm right after school. It is for students 10 years of age and older. Students must bring a signed form to the competition. Your student can get a form from Coach Vecchiarelli.

Angie Vecchiarelli

Nurses Office

FYI: The Federal government has made additional COVID home tests available for free. You can order them here.

Susan Kaiser and Barbara Combs

Families for Others

St. Francis Mini Vinnies

Did you know that since 2015, SFX has had students and families volunteer downtown at St. Vincent de Paul? Known as the St. Francis Mini Vinnies, these families regularly volunteer in the SVDP dining hall. 

Eight volunteer slots are reserved for SFX families every Monday from 3:30 - 6:30 pm. Volunteers must be ages 9 and older and accompanied by an adult. 

The Van Loo family has regularly volunteered at the dining hall—upon being asked why, Grayden (4th grade), piped-up, “because it’s fun!!” 

If you have younger kiddos there is something for you too! The first Saturday of every month is a “Hearts and Hands” program from 9:00 - 11:30 am that includes arts and crafts or other projects appropriate for our youngest volunteers. 

Make 2023 a year for being a Family for Others with St. Vincent de Paul.

Sign Up Here | Questions? Contact Ann-Marie Alameddin

Wagon Wednesdays

NEW items needed this month: Snacks and cereal. Look for the wagons each Wednesday at the entry gates to drop off your donations. Thank you for supporting our Angel Families!

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