Middle School
Weekly Newsletter
9/29/21
Feast of the Archangels
Heavenly King, You have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.
 
Saint Michael is our protector;
I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones,
and protect us from danger.
 
Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News;
I ask him to help me clearly hear Your voice
and to teach me the truth.
 
Saint Raphael is the healing angel;
I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know,
lift it up to Your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery.
 
Help us, O Lord,
to realize more fully the reality of the archangels
and their desire to serve us.
Holy angels, pray for us. Amen.
Thank you
Thank you for your support of Campus Ministry in last week’s casual day. 
Through your generosity we raised $405.25! God bless you!
Liturgy October 5th, 2021
Next week the priests in our diocese will be gathered with the Bishop and unavailable to celebrate mass with us. Our school community will be praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet as October 5th is the feast day of St. Faustina. Go to the XMS Campus Ministry webpage for the link to join us: Campus Ministry - XMS.
Homecoming Parade
XMS students, and families are invited to walk with us in our annual Homecoming Parade, set for Friday, October 1st. Walkers/participants should be at Pierce Park no later than 4:00 pm, and will line up right behind the band. Hope to see you there!
Name the Hawk
Xavier family, it is time! Over the last few weeks, the Xavier community has submitted name suggestions for the Hawk and now it is time to finalize Hawk's name. With over 250 suggestions submitted, the top choices were meticulously selected by a committee of Xavier supporters. Please take a moment and vote on your favorite by visiting the link below. Voting ends September 30th. Hawk's name will be announced this Friday, October 1st.
You can place your vote by visiting http://bit.ly/VoteHawkName
Thank you for helping Hawk find a name!
School Photo Retakes
Tomorrow, September 30th will be picture retakes in the morning in the auditorium. Any student who is having a picture retaken should bring their original photos and envelope to the photographer. If a child was absent on the original picture day in August, they too should have their picture taken. If purchasing pictures please pick up a photo order envelope in the school office. Anyone who is having a picture taken on September 30th may have a dress up day that day (uniform attire or better).
We are excited to be planning a re-imagined Celebrate! We had a fabulous kickoff meeting in September with both veteran and brand new volunteers! There is still time to join in the fun as we always welcome new committee members and we still have many key decisions to make. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 7th at noon in the library at XHS (we can direct you once you get here). 

Questions or can’t attend, but still want to be involved? Contact Lisa at lpfaff@XavierCatholicSchools.org or 735-9380.
Scholastic Book Club
Scholastic Book Club is holding a reading event. If you would like to order, you can choose to have your books shipped to your home or delivered to school. With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 book (use code: READS). The order due date is Oct 31, 2021. 
Please share the Class Page link with extended family and friends. All orders also earn FREE books for our class. Thank you for your support!
XES Chipotle Dine-Out Night
Xavier Elementary School is having Dine-Out Night at Chipotle on October 18th. Come in to the Chipotle at W3198 County Road KK, Suite A in Appleton on Monday, October 18th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, (en español) show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to St. Francis Xavier Elementary School. You can also use the promo code on the flyer during the fundraiser hours to order online for pick-up.
Xavier Youth Basketball Registration is Now Open for Grades 3-8 – Sign up by September 30th
XYBA Basketball registration for the 2021-22 season for Boys and Girls Grades 3-8 is now open through September 30th. Please click here for season information and to register. 
 
Little Hawks Basketball Information for Grades K-2 will be announced at a future date.
From the Scrip Office
Savings Alert!!
Scrip announced that Kwik Trip (local) is offering 10% back on all gift card orders from September 1-30!!

Who doesn’t need to fill up on gas, morning coffee or a lunchtime brat?? Why not fill up and save money towards your child’s tuition? Gift cards are available in $25, $50 or $100 denominations. Order online at ShopwithScrip.com or through the RaiseRight app.
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
Thursday, Sept 30
  • School Photo Retake Day
Tuesday, Oct 5
  • 9:30 am - Divine Mercy Chaplet
Wednesday, Oct 6
  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm - Campus Ministry Meeting (Room 1121)
Tuesday, Oct 12
  • 9:30 am - Liturgy
Friday, Oct 15
  • $1.00 Casual Day