March 3rd, 2023

A Message from Mr. Watson

Dear SFX Community,

What a great week and an even more exciting weekend ahead! Come set sail with us this Saturday at our annual Fun Fest. This is an outstanding community event full of fun games, great food, and activities for all.

I want to extend a big thank you to our co-chairs, Maryanne Ellis and Angela Huizar for all of their hard work to make this a special day for our SFX families. 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday and at the 9:00 am Family Mass on Sunday!


Ryan Watson

Up Next Week

Monday, March 6th

8:30 am | SFX Church


3rd, 5th, 7th Grade

Tuesday, March 7th

8:30 am | SFX Fields

Field Day (PK - 4th Grade)

Wednesday, March 8th

8:30 am | SFX Fields

Field Day (5th - 8th Grade)

Thursday, March 9th


Friday, March 10th


News & Events

TODAY! First Friday at Sky Zone

Join us after school today, March 3rd, at Sky Zone from 1:00 - 6:00 pm. Sky Zone will give back 20% for 20-99 jumpers and 40% for 100+ jumpers. Come jump and support SFX!

TOMORROW! Fun Fest 2023

It's finally here! We cannot wait to see everyone tomorrow and celebrate our community. We are so excited for the games, snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy, and of course Luck of the Straw.

Congrats to the Name our Ship winner, Sutton Fitzgerald! Our SFX boat name will be revealed on Saturday.

Remember, Ponchos Mexican Food & Cantina will generously provide breakfast burritos for the first 100 people tomorrow morning. In order to qualify for your free burrito you must be wearing a Fun Fest hat or shirt. Thank you Ponchos! 

Sometimes the journey is smooth sailing and sometimes the water is choppy. Wherever we go, we need to ask God to guide us and lead us to our destination. Make sure your destination is Fun Fest this Saturday! The event is from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. See you there!

3rd Annual Golf Tournament

Save the date! 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 learn more.

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.

Scholarship Coaching Session

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

Scholarship applications for the 2023 - 2024 school year are now open. Visit our Financial Aid page for more info.

Weekly Highlights

Hungry Wolf Cafe Taste Test

We had our latest taste test this week: Roasted Beets. The results are in: 118 loved it, 119 liked it, and 91 tried it! Proud of our students for being open to growth by trying something new.

Buddy Reading Activity

Thursday, March 2nd, was Read Across America day. Some of our classes got together with their buddies for a little reading fun!


Field Day is next week!

The PE Team is so excited to be able to host Field Day this year with the help of StuCo! StuCo collaborated to come up with games that match the theme of Wii Sports!

It will take place on Tuesday, March 7th and Wednesday, March 8th. Each class will have a time allotted to them (see below) to come have some fun and participate in team activities!

Students will be able to wear their class color shirts and uniform bottoms for the day that they participate in field day. 

Tuesday, March 7th

8:30 - 10:00 am - PreSchool & Kindergarten

10:05 - 11:20 am - 1st & 2nd Grade

1:15 - 2:45 pm - 3rd & 4th Grade

Wednesday, March 8th

8:30 - 9:30 am - 7th Grade

10:00 - 11:20 am - 6th Grade

1:00 - 2:00 pm - 8th Grade

2:00 - 3:00 pm - 5th Grade

Scrip Office

It is the beginning of March, which means the start of a NEW SCRIP YEAR!! And what better way to start the new year than with a new partnership!

We are excited to introduce our new Scrip partnership with JL Patisserie at 20% profit! JL Patisserie is conveniently located directly across Central Avenue from our school and their second location is on Scottsdale Rd and Shea. 

Stop by for their James Beard Award recognized authentic French pastries, and their breakfast & lunch menu. Have you ever wanted to learn how to make French croissants or baguettes? JL Patisseries offers baking classes as well for both adults and kids.

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 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. 

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

Families for Others

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.

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

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.

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