Middle School
Weekly Newsletter
Almighty God,
You have given me the gift of life,
and the gift of your Holy Spirit.
For these incredible gifts, I thank you.
Help me to use them well.
Deepen within me a desire to do your will.
Help me to hear and answer your call to serve you.
Guide me to the vocation you have chosen for me,
as a loving spouse and parent in the Sacrament of Marriage,
as a single person living a life of generous service,
or through a special call to serve you in Religious Life or the Priesthood.
May your Holy Spirit keep me always close to your Son Jesus,
and help me to say yes to Him
with the gift of my life.
 Amen. ~ Prayer for Vocations. Bishop Ricken
Weekly Mass
Tuesday, November 9th at 9:30am.
Join us via livestream here Campus Ministry - XMS
November Parent-Teacher Conferences
Xavier Middle School will be hosting parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, November 10th from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM and Thursday, November 11th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. All teachers will be located in the gym and be grouped primarily by grade. The guidance and learning services staff will be located in the library. Masks are required during parent-teacher conferences. Please click here for information regarding times for the encore teachers.

If you would prefer an alternative to in-person conferences, please contact your child’s teachers directly prior to conferences to request an alternative conference. 

If you have been in regular contact with your child’s teachers and/or following their academic progress in PowerSchool since the beginning of school, then attending conferences at this time may not be necessary. Teachers will continue to keep the lines of communication open throughout the school year.

Report cards will be sent home with the students on Friday. Also accompanying the report card will be your child’s fall MAP testing results and their STAR Reading test results.
A Friendly Reminder to be Cautious
Parents who use Greenfield Street for morning and afternoon pick-up, please remember to be extra cautious near the intersection of Greenfield Street and Drew Street. We have had some close calls with vehicles and students crossing the two streets. Please look for students crossing the street and please slow down in busy areas with students. Also, please do not block driveways along Greenfield Street when waiting to pick-up or drop-off your child(ren). We have received calls from neighbors who live along Greenfield Street regarding Xavier parents blocking driveways while waiting. Thank you for being extra vigilant during these busy times of the school day.

Parents who use the Northland Parking lot, please remember to be extra cautious in the parking lot given the high volume of vehicles and children in one area. Also, please remember to follow the rules to help keep the flow of traffic moving and to help keep the students safe.

If you have any questions, comments, or other thoughts regarding pick-up or drop-off, please feel free to contact Mr. Bires at any time.
Dress Code Reminders
Students who choose to wear a school approved sweatshirt to school are required to have a school approved polo underneath. 

Outerwear clothing needs to be removed prior to going to class. A student’s outerwear should be kept in their locker.
Outside FLEX Time
As long as it's not raining, students will continue to have FLEX time outside. Please be sure your student wears appropriate outdoor clothing to stay warm during their outside flex time. It is recommended that an extra hat and/or gloves be kept in your child(ren)’s locker. This will help make it easier for students to have warm gear when going outside for flex.
We are excited to be planning Celebrate as an in-person event this year! Come and join in the planning and help us create a fabulous event for everyone to enjoy at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center on Saturday, February 5, 2022. The next planning meeting will be Thursday, November 4th at noon in the library at XHS (we can direct you once you get here). Join us, meet people, and have input!
Questions or can’t attend, but still want to be involved? Contact Lisa at lpfaff@XavierCatholicSchools.org or 735-9380.
Lost and Found
Our lost and found is overflowing! Please click here to take a look at the items we have collected so far this year to see if any belong to your family. Your child can pick their things up from the office lobby.
Xavier Theatre Presents
All Together Now!
A Cavalcade of Broadway’s Greatest Hits!
7:00 pm November 12, 13, 15
1:00 pm November 13, 14
Xavier Fine Arts Theatre
All Together Now!, a never-before-seen revue of Broadway show music, is a family-friendly show including songs from shows like Les Miserables, Annie, Frozen, Hairspray, Fiddler on the Roof, Newsies, Guys and Dolls, Come From Away
and many more…
Adult $12 ∙ Senior Citizen $10 ∙ Student $9
Students and alumni of XCS $5
EXTENDED BOX OFFICE HOURS: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Noon to 3:00 pm
Order tickets now for the best seats!
Join us at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre for “Christmas Stars,” a spectacular Broadway-style holiday-themed extravaganza featuring singers, dancers & actors ages five through senior citizens. 
Each year a cast of volunteer performers dazzles audiences with eye-popping production numbers including a spectacular New York style parade right on stage and a stunning “Living Nativity” finale to bring home the true “reason for the season.” As always, there will be some special surprises.
7:00 pm December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
1:00 pm December 4, 5, 11, 12
“Christmas Stars” has played to over 85,000 with proceeds benefitting St Francis Xavier Catholic Schools fine arts student experiences.
Purchase your tickets on the website, www.christmasstars.org, or visit the box office, (920) 733-8840 Mondays & Wednesdays from noon – 3pm.
EXTENDED BOX OFFICE HOURS: Beginning November 1, the box office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from noon-3pm.
NEW THIS YEAR: Please use the main theatre entrance under the canopy, door number one, when visiting the box office in person. Masks are required to enter the building.
We hope you’ll join us for a delightful celebration of the most wonderful time of the year at Christmas Stars, Wisconsin’s biggest Christmas party!
View photos or video highlights at www.christmasstars.org
Hot Lunch Program Reminder
REMINDER - The lunch program is a pre-payment program and accounts should not go negative. Please send in enough money to cover the negative balance and have additional funds available for future purchases.
A full free meal consists of a meat/meat alternative (Chicken patty, meatballs, string
cheese, yogurt, etc.), grain (hamburger bun, pizza crust, dinner roll, etc.), at least one fruit and
vegetable, and a milk. A second/additional entrée will cost $2.00.
Any milk bought outside of that will cost $0.40. So if your child brings a cold lunch and orders milk, a $0.40 charge will be on their account.
Scrip News
Get a jump start on your Holiday shopping! I’m sure you have all heard the news that this year’s Christmas shopping, both online and in stores, is going to be challenging due to supply shipments being delayed and labor shortages. Please plan ahead and get your orders in early. Even though we do stock several retailors, gas stations, local and national restaurants, there are still several that we do not stock and have to special order, which could take 2-3 days to get in. Also, during high demand season, we see large orders for commonly stocked cards. Reminder that you can also order e-gift cards and reloads via the RaiseRight App.
Scrip office will be closed during the following days:
  • November 25th and 26th
  • December 23rd – December 31st
Attendance Guidelines
Students will be sent home and must remain home until they are symptom free for 24 hours if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms (even if unrelated to COVID):
  • Fever (temperature 100 or above)
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and/or vomiting

OR within the last 24 hours:
  • They have experienced any ONE of the following symptoms:
  • New repetitive cough
  • New loss of smell or taste
  • Shortness of breath/trouble breathing
  • OR TWO of the following symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches

Students MUST remain home until they are symptom free for 24 hours without the help of any medication.

Please Note: If a family/household member has symptoms and is being tested for COVID, please keep all students at home until you receive the COVID test results.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, Nov 3
  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm - Campus Ministry Meeting (Room 1120)
Tuesday, Nov 9
  • 9:30 am - Liturgy
Wednesday, Nov 10
  • Half Day - 11:40 Dismissal (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
Thursday, Nov 11
  • Half Day - 11:40 Dismissal (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
Friday, Nov 12
Tuesday, Nov 16
  • 9:30 am - Liturgy
November 24-26
  • NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break