- Due to the limited activity last week, and the snow day this week, there are no extended bills going home this week. Next week's bill will include both weeks.
- A small request - when submitting payments, can you please write one check per event (as we have different bank accounts for different events) and can you please NOT staple checks or cash to forms? As careful as I am, they always seem to end up ripping when I remove the staples and the bank gets mad :)
                                                  Thanks! Mrs. Reis
All student report cards were sent home electronically on Tuesday, December 3rd. If you did not receive your child(ren)'s card(s), or have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school office. We will do our best to answer or facilitate the answering of your questions.
"Your grace is enough for me, O Lord."
2 Cor. 12:9
Next school Mass Monday, December 9th!
Feast of the Immaculate Conception!
Grades PK-8
(weather permitting)
Middle School Students should wear Special Occasion Uniforms... including sweaters or sweater vests!
A Lenten calendar was sent home in Friday folders. Please hang the calendar on your fridge to make a daily commitment to the importance of the season, as well as a countdown until Christmas!
PARISH HAPPENINGS!
Please be aware of the following parish happenings:
  • Faith Formation classes this weekend for students in Grades 1,2 and 8. Levels 1-6 @ 9:15am; Levels 7-9 @ 11:45am.
  • Participation in the Wreaths Across America Project, set to take place Saturday, December 14th at Bourne National Cemetery. CLICK HERE for more information and please feel free to join in this wonderful service opportunity.
Adopting Our
Advent Families
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.
Lord give us the grace to serve You this Advent, through our service to one another. 
Thank you, in advance, for your continued generosity.
The generosity that we are willing and able to extend to those in need , truly exemplifies the “reason for the season”. This past week, as an extension of the Feast of St. Nicholas, our students donated and generously “blanketed” the stage with a tremendous amount of toys to give to those less fortunate. 
Thank you for teaching your children that to give is so much more important than to receive!
Save-the-Date
Our students in Grades K-5, along with our Upper School Chorus will take the stage and “knock our Christmas socks off” with yet another wonderful Nativity performance. 
Thursday, Dec 19th @ 6:30pm
Please note: This is a mandatory K-5 music performance. Expectation for dress is Christmas best attire! Students should arrive at 6pm and report directly to their classrooms.
Feast of St. Francis Xavier
First Snow Day
A wonderful day of relaxation for many, with the exception of our amazing Building Maintenance Manager, John Guillotte! In his own words, "St. Francis didn't even help me shovel" .... not that we expected him to, as it was his feast day!
Thanks, Mr. Guillotte for digging us out, and St. Francis for keeping us all safe!
S chool E vents C ommittee
Spring Gala & Auction 2020
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!
Our next Gala meeting will take place on Monday, December 16th @ 7pm !
Our fabulous 8th graders spent all day today taking their High School Placement Exam! The hours of testing will not slow them down, as they have upcoming events to execute!
Grade 8 Fundraiser
Parents Night Out -Polar Express Movie Night
is tonight! If your reservation has been made, come in your pj's and enjoy a fun evening including pizza, popcorn, games, a Christmas craft and the movie!
Flyers went home in Friday Folders today, explaining the Grade 8 St. Nick's Workshop tradition and the spirit of giving that will be the central focus as the gift shop opens for browsing on Monday 12/9!
Extra Help Offerings!
As you may already be aware, Mr. Hamel offers extra Math help after school on Tuesdays & Thursday afternoons.

On Thursdays also, 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 .
BOXTOP BLISS!
Keep the tops comin"!
Miss Dandurand still has the lead for the first floor, and second floor? Second grade!
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.
Hot chocolate and "churros" in honor of our Patron Saint who was born in Spain! Ask your child what else he/she learned today about
St. Francis Xavier!
#GodsGrace
#enough4us