Elementary School
Weekly Bulletin
11/11/2020
From the Principals
Marquette Street Campus
Newsletter

McDonald Street Campus
Newsletter

Calendar Highlights
  • Weekly Mass on Wed. at 9:00 a.m. at XE Marquette St. Campus - live streamed here.
  • There is no weekly Mass on Thurs. at XE McDonald St. Campus this week.
Upcoming Important Dates:
  • Friday, December 11    Professional Development Day*

* Full Day Care available. XMS students will go with younger siblings or to the Marquette St campus. Sign up is happening now and you must register with the program. The hot lunch program meal is an option. Email Theresa Gouin at tgouin@xaviercatholicschools.org for further details and answers.
**************Important Information Regarding COVID 19***************

There has been a lot of confusion regarding the proper time to send students back to school following a COVID 19 test or positive result in the family. Please see these attached documents from the CDC to clarify when it is safe for your student to return to school.



Plans Unveiled—Celebrate 2021 will be a fun, interactive, virtual event!!
  • While many things have changed in 2020, the commitment and dedication of our staff and students hasn’t. We are unbelievably proud and grateful that our students can be learning in person. It is essential that we raise funds in order to continue the excellence of Xavier Catholic Schools. That need has prompted the decision to hold Celebrate on its original date of January 30, 2021, but in an interactive, virtual format. This won’t be a typical virtual event; we have an interactive evening planned and encourage small groups to safely gather for watch parties. 
  • Click here for a quick read explaining Celebrate overall and basic details for this year’s event and click here to go to the Celebrate Event Website.
Sponsors are always a pillar of our fundraising success. We have exciting plans to acknowledge our sponsors this year. Please consider supporting Celebrate in this way.
We still plan to have our traditional online silent auction and will also have a premium auction that will be online this year. Donations are needed and we hope you’ll consider donating!
  • Click here for the donation Wish List and click the Celebrate Event Website (link above) or the sponsorship flyer (link above) to make a donation. 
Celebrate Volunteer Meeting and Ideas
  • All are invited to the next Celebrate Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday, November 17 at noon in the upstairs ballroom at Butte des Morts Country Club (we sit socially distanced with masks).
  • If you cannot attend meetings, but have ideas, please email Lisa at   lpfaff@XavierCatholicSchools.org
Questions? Call Lisa at 735-9380 or email at lpfaff@XavierCatholicSchools.org
Parents - new Translation Resource
We at Xavier are proud of our multicultural community! - and we want all our parents to be connected. We can offer communication help for speakers of many languages through a free translation app called “Class Tag.” [Plans were to use "Talking Points," but we will use "Class Tag" instead since it is already to be used at school.] Using this app, school can send text messages that will be translated to your home language, or you can write texts in your home language that will be translated to English. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Brege with your student's name(s) and your preferred cell phone number, at mbrege@xaviercatholicschools.org. Thanks! 
Time to purchase your Xavier Spirit Wear!

We have reopened the store for those that may have missed the first sale, or are interested in purchasing Christmas gifts.

We are offering the option for your items to not be delivered directly to your child but to have you pick up in the office of the location of your choice.


The store will be open until Sunday night at 11:59 pm and items will be delivered before Christmas break dismissal. No late orders will be accepted!
Scrip News
Families earn up to 20% with 120+ bonuses on eGift cards and reloaded gift cards—2 days only
For the first time ever, families get an extra day to take advantage of ThankScriping Day bonuses. Mark your calendar! The big event is coming November 19 – 20. It’s a huge opportunity to multiply your earnings during the busy holiday shopping season.

Things to know:
  • Bonuses apply to eGift cards and reloaded gift cards only.
  • Families must have an online account to participate.
  • You must have a Presto Pay account or use a Credit Card

PLAN AHEAD! 
Start planning ahead for your Black Friday and Christmas shopping by getting your Scrip Orders in early. Please note our new Thanksgiving week hours below as we will NOT be open on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving this year.

THANKSGIVING WEEK HOURS
The Scrip Office will CLOSE at 12:00 PM on TUESDAY, November 24.

The Scrip Office will be CLOSED on Wednesday, November 25 Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

Normal hours will resume on Monday, November 30.
The Scholastic Online Book Fair is Here!!
The Virtual Book Fair is still going on! It will run until Nov. 15. Here is the direct link to your school: 


Proceeds directly benefit our school library! Orders $25+, containing books only, ship for free, right to your house. Let's keep our children reading... Shop the Online Book Fair!
Watch the 2020 production of Christmas Stars from the comfort and safety of your home through your computer or smart TV. Our patrons can expect the usual fun and inspiration with an added dose of "TV magic. So gather the family (we suggest adding a big bowl of popcorn and some hot chocolate) and enjoy a new version of this favorite Christmas tradition!
The streaming performances will run every day from December 11-25 at 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm.
Additional 1:00 pm performances on
December 11-13, 18-20, 22-25.

Tickets for each performance are $13.
Each ticket will contain a single-use stream code for one performance.

View a brand-new video of show highlights at www.christmasstars.org.

Get tickets at www.christmasstars.org or
call the box office, 920-733-8840. 

Please note:
The Xavier Fine Arts Theatre box office is open for phone orders Mondays & Wednesdays from noon until 3:00 pm.
Phone messages may be left at any time.
We are not able to accommodate walk-up sales at this time.

A Program of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System
November Lunch Menu - click here

Thanks to a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System and Chartwells are now able to offer a free lunch for all students within the Xavier System through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. This means that a free, school-provided lunch is available for all students.
Meals will include an entree with assorted fruits and vegetables, along with a choice of 1% chocolate or 1% white milk. A la carte (chips, water, extra entrée, cookies, etc), including any milk purchased outside of the full meal, will cost extra and is NOT included with the free lunch.

Lunch account payments should still be made as A la Carte purchases do not qualify for the Free Lunch. 

We also encourage parents to pay off negative balances at this time. .
Did you know...
You can access your student's lunch activities (purchases) in PowerSchool? Simply log-into your PowerSchool access account on your computer (not your phone) and click on "Balance" under the Navigation bar on the left side of your screen. You can see a list of your student's lunch purchases for the year.
Little Hawks- XYBA Basketball Program
Kindergartners through 2nd graders: Do you like basketball? You have never played and want to try? Sign up for the Xavier Youth Basketball Association's "Little Hawks" program. "Little Hawks" is an introductory fun practice opportunity for kids to learn the skills of the game of basketball, and prepare for further participation in the 3rd through 8th grade XYBA program. Registration is slated to happen later this calendar year, with the hope that practices may begin after Jan. 1 2021. These dates are later than previous years, as our board is working to secure practice space and times, and plan precautions and protocol for the safety of all participants. More information will be provided as soon as it is available. We hope you consider having your child join us! Go Hawks hoops!
Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is committed to making sure girls and families can still get connected in their communities and have support from GSNWGL. We have several contact-less activities for girls and families to participate in, from Girl Power Drive-Thrus, to HERstory Self-Guided walks/challenges, to virtual E-troop meetings. Click here for more information.
Our Mission
St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System is a Christ-centered community dedicated to the faith formation, academic excellence, community engagement, and individual growth of our students in a safe environment.