Middle School
Weekly Newsletter
Almighty and eternal God,
from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted,
either by death or life:
hear our prayers and thanksgivings
for all whom we remember these days;
fulfil in them the purpose of your love;
and bring us all, with them, to your eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Mass - November 1st
We will celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints on Monday, November 1st with mass at 9:30am. There will be no mass on Tuesday, November 2nd. We encourage you to pray for all saints and all souls as we use these days to remember those who have died. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. Go to the XMS Campus Ministry webpage for the link to join us: Campus Ministry - XMS.
Student Campus Ministry Meeting
Join us on Wednesday, November 3rd after school in Mrs. Benthein’s room, 1120 until 4:00 to pray and plan some Advent activities. We’ll also write an email to Salma! See you there.
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.
Last Days for Shorts!
Beginning on November 1st students may not wear shorts to school.  They may wear shorts again during the months of May, and June.
Red Ribbon Week - Creativity Contest
Students are encouraged to participate in the different dress-down themes for Red Ribbon Week.  Here is a list of the activities for the rest of the week:
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27th - Too Bright for Drugs! (Neon clothing)
  • Thursday, Oct. 28th - Red Out! (Wear Red) Note: 8th Graders must be in uniform for Field Trip.  Wearing of red polos is encouraged.

Using the theme “Drug Free Looks Like Me,” students are welcome to write a poem, write a song, or create a piece of art that shows what being drug free looks like for them.  We’re calling this the Creativity Contest.  All entries must be submitted to Mr. Jerger’s office by Thursday the 28th.  We’ll have winners and prizes for each grade.  The winners will be announced on Monday, November 1st.  Only one entry per contestant.  For more information, students can see Mr. Jerger.
1st Place: Pizza Lunch
2nd Place: Casual Day Pass
3rd Place: $1.00 Snack Shack Coupon
Guest Presenter
A Parent’s Guide to Navigating Social Media-- Using Social Media to Advance God’s Kingdom
Wednesday, October 27th @ 6:30pm (Xavier High School Theatre)
Presenter: Dr. Justin Patchin
On October 27th, Dr. Justin Patchin will be speaking to Xavier High School students in the morning and Xavier Middle School students in the afternoon. Dr. Patchin is a national expert on the topics of cyberbullying and social media. He has published numerous articles and spoken to groups of all sizes on these critical issues. We look forward to his presentation and the discussions at school and home that are certain to follow.
As this opportunity is particularly relevant at this time, the Xavier System has also arranged for a special parent session at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, October 27th in the Xavier High School Theatre. Parents of Xavier students as well as parents from the community at large are invited to join us to hear Dr. Patchin and ask questions of him. We hope that you can join us. Bring your fellow parents as well. Let’s do what we can to bridge the communication and understanding gap in our digital world!
All XMS & XHS parents who attend receive a “Free Dress” pass for their student(s).
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.
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.
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…
Tickets on sale now!
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
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!
Scrip News
You may be familiar with the Scrip program through which both XCS and your family can earn rebates by purchasing gift cards. But are you familiar with all the different ways you can purchase and use these Scrip cards? Many people choose not to utilize the program because they find it too inconvenient to pick up cards at the Scrip office or to have to carry around multiple cards. Did you know you can take full advantage of the program without doing either of those things?! Click here for some tips to maximize your rebates while minimizing your inconvenience.
Fleet Farm Scrip - In anticipation for Toyland Opening, the percentage you earn with Fleet Farm scrip will be increased to 8%. This additional percentage will run thru the end of October. The normal 5% will go back into effect 11/1.
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, Oct 28
  • 8th Grade to The Shrine of our Lady of Good Help
Friday, Oct 29
  • NO SCHOOL - End of 1st Quarter
Monday, Nov 1
  • 9:30 am - All Saints Day Mass
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