February 10th, 2023

A Message from Mr. Watson

Dear SFX Community,

Thank you all for another great week! We closed out the week with our second graders and families enjoying their Reconciliation retreat. February is always a nice point in the second semester where we begin sacramental preparation for many students.

Additionally, it is hard to believe it is already re-enrollment time. Be on the lookout later today for information regarding the 2023-2024 school year. We are blessed to have such a great, vibrant, and supportive community. Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you back on campus Monday morning!


Ryan Watson

Up Next Week

Sunday, February 12th

9:00 am | SFX Church

Family Mass

Wednesday, February 15th

9:30 am | SFX Church

All School Mass

Kindergarten leading, for the intention of Alison Roskosz

6:30 pm | SFX Church

First Reconciliation

Thursday, February 16th

8:15 am | SFX Library

General PA Meeting

All parents welcome


Friday, February 17th


President's Weekend

News & Events

Fundraiser at Chula Seafood

Join us at Chula Seafood Uptown on Thursday, February 23rd for a fundraiser. Bring in the flyer for dine-in or take-out and Chula Seafood Uptown will give 10% of your bill back to SFX.

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Fun Fest 2023: Let's Set Sail

Last chance! Enter the Name our Ship contest today. The winner will receive a special treasure! Please keep submissions relevant to our school or our Fun Fest theme.

We still need 2 liter bottles of soda for ring toss. We have 83....Help us get to 200!

From set up to clean up and everything in between, there are many volunteer opportunities. If you're a grill master or love being behind the bar, consider signing up for the Bar & Grill volunteer shifts.

If you'd like to participate in the Bake Sale, please sign up here.

We have a limited quantity of Fun Fest beach blankets available for purchase. They are $35 dollars each. If you're interested in purchasing one, please bring cash or check to the Front Office.

Questions? Contact Maryanne Ellis and Angela Huizar

Talent Show Recording

If you were unable to attend our Talent Show last week, you can check out all of the amazing acts on our YouTube Channel here. Our students gave some great performances!

Weekly Highlights

Brophy Special Olympics

Last Friday, a small group of NJHS students volunteered at Brophy's Game Day Event with the Special Olympics. They set up a table with various art projects for the participants to enjoy. Thank you for being Kids for Others!

2nd Grade Family Retreat

Today, the 2nd Grade students and their parents participated in a retreat to prepare for the sacrament of Reconciliation next Wednesday, February 15th. The retreat focused on the themes of love and forgiveness and was a wonderful extension of classroom learning as well as a special experience for students and parents to share together.

Garden Club

The Garden Club meets once a week to tend to the garden and to learn about organic gardening. Each student has a rock next to a plant they are responsible for. The group starts off doing “bug patrol” where they check plants to make sure they are healthy.

Once maintenance is complete, it's harvest time! The students learn how much is appropriate to take and how to harvest without hurting the plant. Once the harvest basket is full, the students bring it to the Hungry Wolfe Cafe kitchen.


Parent Association

Please note, the General PA meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 23rd is being moved up to next Thursday, February 16th. All parents are invited to attend. It will be held after Pledge & Prayer in the Library.

Sports Announcements

SFXAA Little League Registration is now open! Sign up today for t-ball, baseball and softball. 

Sign Up Here

Hungry Wolf Cafe

Lunch Subs Needed

We are looking for a lunch subs (particularly on Thursdays) from 11:15 am -1:00 pm. You need your food handler's card and need to be up to date on your Safe Environment Training. If you're interested, please email Anne Sanford.

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

Hungry Wolf Farm Bag

SFX’s Hungry Wolf Café loves serving our community. Support our belief that care for the whole person includes access to nutritious, fresh, affordable, and tasty foods both in school and at home by purchasing a Hungry Wolf Farm Bag. A portion of funds will directly support SFX’s commitment to cultivating excellence in mind, body and spirit.

​Bags will be distributed every other Friday at dismissal in front of the Library. Delivery Dates: 2/10, 2/24, 3/17, 3/31, 4/28, 5/12

Instructions for Ordering

Scrip Office

The Scrip Office is excited to announce a new partnership with The Genuine Concept at a 20% profit, which includes The Genuine, The Vig, The Womack, Campo, The Little Woody and The McMillan (Flagstaff).

Please remember, the Scrip year will end Tuesday, February 28th. Don't forget to stop by for gift cards and use your RaiseRight app to meet your $250 requirement!

Counselors' Corner

Big holidays are over. Everyone’s back to work and school. It’s a good time to check-in with our kids and share positive reminders to keep the momentum going. Check out some Preventative Support Strategies from Ms. Giovanna McDermott.

Also, please join us for the upcoming Coffee with the Counselors:

Parents of 5th - 8th Graders

Monday, February 27th

Immediately after Pledge & Prayer in the Library

Hosted by Giovanna McDermott, 5th-8th Counselor

Please bring your concerns or questions so we can share together. Looking forward to seeing and/or meeting you!

Parents of PK - 4th Graders

Thursday, March 2nd 

Immediately after Pledge & Prayer in the Library

Hosted by Cindy Kaul, PK-4th Grade Counselor 

We will be discussing this podcast: Happier Parents, Happier Kids Pt 2: Letting Children Try and Fail. Please join us even if you haven’t listened to podcast beforehand. No quizzes will be given! 

Families for Others

Need Service Hours?

Join the Ball Crew at the Arizona Tennis Classic March 13th - 19th at Phoenix Country Club benefitting Children's Hospital. Visit their website to learn more.

Wagon Wednesdays

NEW items needed for February: Peanut butter, white rice, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese.

Look for the wagons each Wednesday at the entry gates to drop off your donations. Thank you for supporting our Angel Families!

Nun Run

The Poor Clare Nuns invite you to participate in the 14th Annual Nun Run in memory of Mr. Rick Lee on Saturday, March 4th. They are offering a 10K, 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Walk and a Prayer Walk in Tempe or virtually. To learn more or register, visit desertnunrun.com.

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