March 10th, 2023

A Message from Mr. Watson

Dear SFX Community,

Happy Friday! I hope everyone is looking forward to a long weekend. The past few days, I’ve been at a Jesuit school principal conference in Washington, D.C. and today our teachers are at the Diocese of Phoenix spring in-service. 

Through professional development opportunities, I’m reminded of how dedicated a staff we have. They are committed to the well-being of our students and continually work to advance in their important ministry of teaching. I am grateful for their dedication and your partnership in our students’ education and faith formation. 

As we journey through Lent, let us take time each day to thank God for the many gifts we have, for our community, and for each day where we have the opportunity to grow closer to Him. Build it up, have a great weekend, and see you Monday!


Ryan Watson

Up Next Week

Tuesday, March 14th

8:00 am | Courtyard

Arrupe Delivery

5:00 pm | Library

Puentes Meeting

Wednesday, March 15th

9:30 am | SFX Church

All School Mass

NJHS Leading, for the intention of Jack Olinger

Thursday, March 16th

8:15 am | Library

AZ Tuition Connection Scholarship Coaching Session

Friday, March 17th

8:00 am | Parish Hall

3rd Grade Retreat

News & Events

3rd Annual Golf Tournament

Our 3rd Annual Golf Tournament will be on Thursday, March 30th at Silverado Golf Club. The proceeds from the tournament will go towards our Art and Athletic programs. This event fills up quickly! Secure your foursome by becoming a sponsor. Click here to sign up.

Registration for Summer School

Registration for summer school is now open! Click here to sign up. Summer school will be June 5th - June 23rd and it's for students registered for the 2023 - 2024 school year. To learn more about the program, download this flyer.

**Please note, our Preschool program is full as well as our Lunch & Play program**

Scholarship Coaching Session

Mark your calendars! Arizona Tuition Connection will be hosting a Scholarship Coaching session this Thursday, March 16th. If you have questions about ESA and STOs come stop by after Pledge & Prayer in the Library.

2023 - 2024 Planning Calendar

Our 2023 - 2024 Planning Calendar is now available. It includes information about breaks, events, holidays, etc. Click here to download it.

Weekly Highlights

Field Day

Big shout out to the PE Team and StuCo for planning an awesome Field Day full of fun games and lots of friendly competition! Our students loved the Wii Sports theme, especially the activities that involved water! It was great to see our students practicing teamwork.

Art Fair Winners

This week we recognized our Art Fair winners at Pledge & Prayer. Congratulations to our talented students!

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade: Best use of Color: Eliana Balderrama (1B), Most Detailed: Reilly McAlister (1A), Most Creative: Betty Schultz (2A), Best Craftsmanship: Nicholas Ellis (KC), Best in Show: Mateo Andres (2B)

3rd - 5th Grade: Best use of Color: Vivienne Leivian (3A), Most Detailed: It's a tie... Gianna Laborin (4B) and Liam Janusek (4A), Most Creative: Isla Stewart (3B), Best Craftsmanship: Maddie Kinsey (3B), Best in Show: Nhi Tran (5B)

Junior High: Best in Show for Digital Art: Piper Vega-Fortney, Best in Show for 2D Art: It's a tie... Sebastian Estrada (7C) and Addison Shahdadi (7C), Best in Show for Jewelry: London Cairney (6C), Best in Show for Sculpture: Ryan Tamm (6C)

Special Visitors

The week Mrs. Cissell's 1st Graders had special guest readers come to visit from Mr. Cissell’s GCU women's soccer team. The players read their favorite Dr Seuss book, showed off their soccer skills, and even challenged our students to a game or two! The players (and Coach Cissell) loved it just as much as the 1st Graders! 


Campus Ministry

Our 7th and 8th graders have been hard at work on their Arrupe Project. This Tuesday, March 14th Catholic Charities will be joining us at Pledge & Prayer for our on campus donations drop off event. Come see how our students have been setting the world on fire. We are so proud of them!

**Please be aware that due to this event, front gate activity will be busy on Tuesday.**

Puentes Meeting

The Puentes Meeting will be next Tuesday, March 14th at 5:00 pm in the Library. The topic will be applying to STOs. Please bring your completed taxes and your laptop if possible. We will also have iPads available and translators will be there to assist.

Spring Play Tickets

Our students have been hard at work on their Spring Play: The Wizard of Oz. The show will be on Thursday, March 23rd and Friday, March 24th at 7:00 pm in the Gym. Download the Ticket Order Form here. Hope to see you there!

Sports Announcements

Save the Date for the Annual SFXAA Day at Chase Field!

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals

Sunday, May 7, 1:10pm

Discounted tickets $28

There is a pregame parade for all players and coaches in uniform. Groups/teams can coordinate to sit together. SFXAA is in sections 140-142. Buy your discounted tickets here.


Sit together with your team, invite your grandparents, friends and neighbors—This is a great community event for St. Francis Xavier Parish, School and SFXAA! Download the flyer for more details. 

Hungry Wolf Cafe

March Menu

The March menu is 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

Families for Others

Tax Credit Weekend

Change lives using your tax dollars! Join us after Mass this weekend to learn how your tax dollars can be redirected to charitable organizations.

SFX Families Serving our Neighbors in Need at St. Vincent de Paul

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

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.

For more information or to sign-up, click here. Questions? Contact Ann-Marie Alameddin.

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!

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