BOXTOP BLISS!
Miss Dandurand and Mrs. Larkin's classes are taking the lead for each of the floors!
Keep sending in tops...
Important Dates for Calendars
Thu 12/19 - Christmas in Song/Nativity 6:30pm;
Fri 12/20 - Last day of school 2019/Full day
"Your grace is enough for me, O Lord."
2 Cor. 12:9
Next school Mass Tuesday, December 3rd!
Feast of St. Francis Xavier!
Grades PK-8
(weather permitting)
Middle School Students should wear Special Occasion Uniforms... including sweaters or sweater vests!
Are you ready for your Best Advent ever?
Click here  to sign up and be ready to open yourselves to receive God's grace throughout our journey to Christmas!
Christmas begins with the best Advent ever!
Family Advent Resources!
Please take the time to check out the following resources for use with your family this Advent! Celebrating the true reason for the season is crucial, as the hustle and bustle pulls us from the real focus....
Catholic Icing Resources.... click here :)
Christmas for Families.... click here :)
PARISH HAPPENINGS!
Please join us if you are able for the following festivities:
  • Coffee & Donuts after 8am & 10:30am Masses on 12/1!
Grade 2 students, don't forget First Reconciliation on Thursday 12/5!
Feast of St. Francis Xavier
Tuesday, December 3rd
School Mass
followed by a special treat!
Our school tradition of celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas will once again include giving to those less fortunate than ourselves. Please put aside a few new or gently used toys for us to donate to Gifts to Give this Christmas season! Toys may be sent to school beginning on Monday, December 2nd!
Thank you!
Adopting Our
Advent Families
Today students in each one of our classes received the identity of a family-in-need that they will be praying for throughout Advent. Please pray as a family for the intentions of your child's Advent family. We will also be collecting gift cards (grocery, pharmacy, Walmart/Target) to send to the family to support them in their time of need this Christmas season. Deadline for gift card donation is Wednesday, December 11th.
Thank you, in advance, for your continued generosity.

S chool E vents C ommittee
Spring Gala & Auction 2020
Embrace Grace
Efforts are underway to begin the process of securing sponsors and donors for our annual fundraiser! If you know of a business, or are employed by a business that might consider the opportunity to sponsor our event please click here to inquire! Sponsoring this event is a wonderful opportunity for companies to demonstrate support, while gaining an advertisement/publicity opportunity!
Black Friday Steals & Deals!
Most classes have received notification by now in regards to your class basket item theme... while the gala is a few months away, be on the lookout for any basket themed items, as well as any possible donations/connections you may have access to.
Thank you in advance.... our major fundraiser of the school year depends on the generosity of MANY!
Please consider joining us to plan our upcoming events!
Next up for our 8th graders is the planning and execution a Polar Express Movie Night on 12/6 (flyer sent home today!) and the much loved St. Nick's Workshop, which will open on Monday 12/9!
St. Francis Xavier School Spirit Wear makes GREAT Christmas gifts! Please click here for a order sheet, or check your child's Friday folder! All orders placed by Thursday the 5th will be filled in time for Christmas!
Show your school pride, and give the gift of
spirit wear!
December
After School Art Offering for Grades 3-5!

Click here for more information about the art offering with Mrs. Angley, and here to save a spot for your child(ren) for FRIDAY afternoons in December! Payment can be sent to the office in an envelope with your child's name and "Art Lab- Holiday Gift Making" written on it!
Thank you for celebrating the arts with us!
Extra Help Offerings!
As you may already be aware, Mr. Hamel offers extra Math help after school on Tuesdays & Thursday afternoons.

Starting on Thursday, December 5th , Mr. Simonson will offer writing assistance in the STEM Lab! This Writing Lab will be made available for editing, clarification or for simply working on writing assignments. The Writing Lab will run from 2:45-3:30pm every Thursday and regular extended care fees will apply .
FA LA LA! Gear up for Christmas shopping on Amazon by making sure that friends and family know that by making St. Francis their organization of choice... we do reap a small reward!
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now open! Please encourage families to apply early. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Christina Duggan at  cduggan@catholicfoundationsema.org  with questions.
Click here  to view an informational flyer from FACTS.
#GodsGrace
#enough4us