Middle School
Weekly Newsletter
I will love you Lord in every way and without setting limits to my love.
You set no limits to what you have done for me; 
you have not measured out your gifts. 
I will not measure out my love.
I will love you, Lord, with all my strength, with all my powers, as much as I am able.
~ St. Thomas of Villanova, Bishop of Spain
Donation Casual Day - September 23, 2021
Each month we offer a casual day for a cause. The purpose is to raise funds in order to do good. We invite students and staff to donate one dollar or more to dress in casual attire. This Thursday, September 23rd will be our first collection. The funds raised will go to support the work of the Student Campus Ministry group. Throughout the year this group plans to serve at St. Joseph Food Program, Pillars, Salvation Army and Feeling America. Additionally, the group will lead and participate in prayer opportunities. Thank you for your support!
Weekly Mass
Mass is generally celebrated 9:30am on Tuesdays at Xavier Middle School. At this time, we invite parents, grandparents, relatives and friends of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Schools to join us via livestream. Go to the XMS Campus Ministry webpage for the link: 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!
School Photo Retakes
Thursday, 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.  Photo packages will be sent home this week. 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).
Sports Photographs
Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball photos will be taking place on Tuesday, September 28th. If you would like to order team or individual photos, please have your student give their completed order envelope and payment to the photographer on photo day.
VFW Essay Contest
Recently we commemorated the 20th anniversary of September 11th.  The events of that day inspired a strong feeling of patriotism for our country as Americans united together in prayer and reflection.
Every year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars,  Post 2778, host an essay contest celebrating the freedom that was fought for by our veterans.
The VFW is requesting an essay from you on the topic, "How Can I Be A Good American?"  Think deeply on that topic, and write a three to four hundred word essay.  Share your essay with Ms. Bouchard to enter the contest.  Please check with her (jbouchard@xaviercatholicschools.org) for more information about the contest and prizes. Entry deadline is October 22nd.
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!
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. 
Also mark your calendar our Google Meet parent information session Wednesday, September 15th at 7:00 pm (Video call link: https://meet.google.com/oyv-durb-rpq, Or dial: ‪(US) +1 260-306-5081 PIN: ‪188 878 855#).
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 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 23
  • $1.00 Casual Day
Friday, Sept 24
  • No School - System Inservice
Tuesday, Sept 28
  • 9:30 am - Liturgy
  • Cross Country, Soccer & Volleyball Photos
Thursday, Sept 30
  • School Photo Retake Day
Tuesday, Oct 5
  • 9:30 am - Liturgy
Wednesday, Oct 6
  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm - Campus Ministry Meeting (Room 1121)