January 13, 2023

A Message from Mr. Watson

Dear SFX Community,

What a great week we had together on campus! Tuesday we welcomed Fr. Sean Carroll, SJ, the Provincial of Jesuits West. Fr. Carroll felt very welcomed at pledge and prayer. I was especially impressed with our students who collectively passed a "pop quiz" about different Jesuit universities in the Jesuits West Province.

Thursday we hosted the Diocese of Phoenix principals meeting. Our guests had the opportunity to take a look at our new learning spaces. Thanks to the generosity of our parents and hard work by our staff, those spaces are now in full swing with lots of learning going on.  

As we enjoy the three day weekend in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let us continue to stand together in unity, celebrating diversity and loving everyone for who they are and the inherent dignity God has given us all.  

We look forward to seeing you back on campus Tuesday!


Ryan Watson

Up Next Week

Monday, January 16th

MLK Holiday


Wednesday, January 18th

9:30 am | SFX Church

All School Mass

6th Grade Leading

Thursday, January 19th

8:15 am | SFX Library

Coffee with the Counselor

Parents of PK-4th Grade

Friday, January 20th

8:30 am | SFX Church

Arrupe Commissioning

7th & 8th Grade

News & Events

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Friday Night Lights & Chili Cook Off

Do you have a famous chili recipe? Enter the chili contest at our annual Inclusion Event to show off your skills! The contest will be divided into three categories: original, spicy, and unique. We're hoping to have representation for each grade level.

If cooking's not for you, come join for the tasting! You can also purchase Food Tickets for $15 which will include a 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 while you cheer on the kids at the Punt, Pass and Kick Contest.

Sign up here

Interested in volunteering? Sign up here

Fun Fest 2023: Let's Set Sail

Our annual Fun Fest event will take place on Saturday, March 4th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Plan on spending your Saturday at this family event playing your favorite games, eating yummy food, and making wonderful memories with friends!

Become a sponsor

This cherished event would not be possible without the support from our generous sponsors. Details about sponsorship can be found here: Sponsorship Opportunities.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Free Dress collection today! You donations help to make this event so special!

Questions? Contact Maryanne Ellis and Angela Huizar

Mother & Son Bingo

Calling all SFX moms and sons! Join us for some Bingo fun on Sunday, February 5th at noon. Pizza and salad will be served. Download the ticket order form below and return to the Front Office if you'd like to attend.

Interested in helping with the event? We welcome your help with preparation, set up and efficient clean up so the space is ready for the father-daughter dance that afternoon. Please contact Tiffani Pastor or Stacey Rothstein to volunteer. 

Ticket Order Form

Father Daughter Dance

Calling all SFX dads and daughters! Join us for the father daughter dance on Sunday, February 5th at 4:30 pm in the SFX Gym.

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

Image of Mary Contest

Each year during October the Phoenix Diocese celebrates our mother, Mary, with Rosary Sunday. The 4th Grade students prayed the rosary, visualized their image of Mary during contemplative prayer and drew their image of her.

Congratulations to the winners of the “My Image of Mary” contest this year: 1st Place - Lola Rosell; Runners-Up - Mikayla Kepner, Jacob Ladha, Milla Rojas, Juan Carlos Montes de Oca

Buddies: 2nd and 7th Grade

This week our 2nd and 7th Grade buddies got together for some fun!


Counselor's Corner

Please join us for our upcoming Coffee with the Counselors!

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! 

Parents of 5th - 8th Graders

Monday, January 30th

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!

Campus Ministry

The Arrupe Commissioning Ceremony will take place next Friday, January 20th at 8:30 am in the SFX Church. It is mandatory for 7th and 8th Grade students and at least one parent.

Deborah Westerfield

Scrip Office

Please note: The Scrip Office will continue to be closed next week (January 17th - 20th) while they continue to work on year end inventory and Scrip balances.Thank you for your patience!

Emily McLaughlin and Thuy Autrey

SFX Officers

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come support our officers at the Super Hero Saturday event. You'll have a chance to meet your favorite characters from comic books and movies plus some public safety heroes!

The event is Saturday, January 14th from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at 2200 N Central Ave (Corner of Central & Cypress Avenues).

Officer Eddie Munoz

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

Hungry Wolf Cafe

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

Download Menu

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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