February 24th, 2023

A Message from Mr. Watson

Dear SFX Community,

We've had a great start to our season of Lent this week. It was wonderful to see so many parents at Mass on Ash Wednesday. I know our students are taking their Lenten promises seriously and are ready for the journey ahead. 

Today we had the Arrupe Marketplace where our 7th Grade students sold handcrafted items to support local charities. Our student body showed that they are Kids for Others and are Committed to Doing Justice by supporting the Arrupe Marketplace. So many families and charities in our local Phoenix community will benefit because of today's efforts. Thank you for your support. 

I hope you all have a blessed weekend and we look forward to seeing you back on campus Monday morning.


Ryan Watson

Up Next Week

Monday, February 27th

8:15 am | Library

Coffee with the Counselor

5th - 8th Grade Parents

Wednesday, March 1st

9:30 am | SFX Church

All School Mass

3rd Grade Leading, for the intention of James Kenneth Keane

Thursday, March 2nd

8:15 am | Library

Coffee with the Counselor

PK - 4th Grade Parents

Saturday, March 4th

9:00 am | SFX Campus

Fun Fest

News & Events

Sign up for SFX Mini Vinnies

Eight volunteer slots are reserved for SFX Families every Monday from 3:30 - 6:30 pm at the St. Vincent de Paul dining hall downtown. Volunteers must be ages 9 and older and accompanied by an adult. 

If you have younger children there is something for you too! The first Saturday of every month there is a “Hearts and Hands” program from 9:00 -11:30 am that includes arts and crafts and other projects appropriate for our youngest volunteers. For more information or to sign up, click here

Questions? Contact SFX parent volunteer Ann-Marie Alameddin.

Coffee with the Counselors

Please join us next week for 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! 

Fun Fest 2023: Let's Set Sail

The countdown is officially on! Fun Fest is next Saturday, March 4th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. We are so excited to welcome you aboard!

In order to have smooth sailing, we need your help! We are still short on volunteers. The shifts are not too long, so you'll still have plenty of time to enjoy the event. Please consider signing up here.

Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered Fun Fest shirts and hats. They will be available for pick up starting next Monday, February 27th before and after school until next Thursday, March 2nd at dismissal.

If you did not pre-order, there will be limited sizes and colors available for purchase next week.

The weather forecast for March 4th is sunny skies! Stay cool with our limited edition straw hats. You can order here.

Items Needed for Spring Play

Dorothy needs your help! If you have any of the items below at home that you're able to donate, please email Mary Robinson. Thank you!

  • Wig heads - many
  • Khaki pants (size 10 - 14)
  • Black pants (size 10 - 14)
  • Black suit - (11 year old boy)
  • Brown, grey, tan plaid shirt (size 10 - 14)
  • Paint brushes
  • Glue sticks for hot glue gun
  • Fake flowers, feathers, pearls and beads for fascinator hats
  • Hay pieces for Scarecrow
  • Small girls cow costume (onesie, etc)

Registration for Summer School

Registration for summer school will open next week. Summer school is for all students (PK - 8th Grade) who are registered for the 2023 - 2024 school year. It will be June 5th - June 23rd. Stay tuned for more details!

Weekly Highlights

Arrupe Marketplace

Thank you all for another successful Arrupe Marketplace! We are so proud of our 7th Grade students as they live out the SLE of being committed to doing justice by supporting local charities in need.  


Campus Ministry

Lent is the 40 day period set aside for the spiritual preparation for Easter. It is a time of renewal where we recall our baptism and new members prepare for their baptism. It is also a time of penance where we seek forgiveness and reconcile ourselves to God, the Church and members of our community.  

Lent began this week on Ash Wednesday and lasts until the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday. Please see below for information on how we will live out the three Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving:

Prayer: Join us for Mass, Reconciliation, the Novena of Grace, Parish Penance Service and the Living Stations of the Cross (see our calendar for dates and times). Pray using the parish Lenten Reflection Book. The book is only available online this year.

Fasting: Fasting reminds us that Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days and links us spiritually to the poor. During Lent we look at ways to simplify our lives to bring us closer to God. 

Almsgiving: Participate in the Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program. CRS Rice Bowl funds serve those in need globally and here is our Diocese. Students will place their Rice Bowl at the foot of the cross before Pledge & Prayer on Wednesday, April 5th. 

Scrip Office

Last chance! The Scrip year ends next Tuesday, February 28th. Here are some high profit cards that will help you reach your requirement of $250:


At Elle Nails, Dutch Bros, Phoenix City Grill, Spa Finder, Upward Projects


Cast Salon (50% off), Changing Hands, Dapper and Stout, Fox Restaurant Concept, Genuine Concepts, Huss Brewing, Habit Burger, In-n-Out, Los Sombreros

Someburros, Zoyo



Hungry Wolf Cafe

March Menu

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

Hungry Wolf Farm Bag

Consider 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. Next delivery dates: 3/17, 3/31, 4/28, 5/12. Instructions for Ordering

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.

Sports Announcements

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

Sign Up Here

Families for Others

Wagon Wednesdays

NEW items needed for March: Shampoo and snacks

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

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.

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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