Middle School
Weekly Newsletter
LORD of the Harvest,
BLESS young people with the gift of courage to respond to your call.
Open their hearts to great ideals, to great things.
INSPIRE all of your disciples to mutual love and giving—
for vocations blossom in the 
good soil of faithful people.
INSTILL those in religious life, parish 
ministries, and families with the confidence 
and grace to invite others to embrace 
the bold and noble path of a life 
consecrated to you.
UNITE us to Jesus through prayer and sacrament,
so that we may cooperate 
with you in building your reign of mercy 
and truth, of justice and peace. Amen.
- Pope Francis
Weekly Mass
Tuesday, November 16th 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.
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. Lost and found items will also be on display in the gym lobby during parent-teacher conferences. Next week, all lost and found items will be donated.
All School Field Trip - XHS Fall Musical
Next Monday, Nov 15th, all XMS students and staff will be attending a special presentation of the XHS fall musical, “All Together Now!”. Students will leave school around 12:15 PM to attend the hour-long musical beginning at 1:00 PM and will return to school around 2:45 PM. Students were given a field trip permission form on Monday and should return the field trip permission form by tomorrow (Thursday). Please contact Mr. Bires if you have any questions.
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.
FLASH SALE: $3** off all regular priced tickets through
7:00 pm Friday, November 12th!
** Not valid for previously purchased tickets, may not be combined with other discounts or offers. This discount is not applied to the already discounted XCS student/alumni price. All ticket exchanges are subject to a transfer fee for each ticket exchanged. There is no refund given for tickets exchanged for a lower priced ticket.
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*
* Ticket prices do not include service fees on credit card purchases. These fees are established by Showtix4u, our box office vendor, and are nonrefundable.
EXTENDED BOX OFFICE HOURS: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Noon to 3:00 pm
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 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
Friday, Dec 3
  • Feast of St. Francis Xavier