Middle School
Weekly Newsletter
October - Respect Life Month
Dearest St. Joseph,
at the word of an angel,
you lovingly took Mary into your home.
As God’s humble servant, you guided
the Holy Family on the road to Bethlehem,
welcomed Jesus as your own son
in the shelter of a manger,
and fled far from your homeland
for the safety of both Mother and Child.
We praise God that as their faithful protector,
you never hesitated to sacrifice
for those entrusted to you.
May your example inspire us also
to welcome, cherish, and safeguard
God’s most precious gift of life.
Help us to faithfully commit ourselves
to the service and defense of human life
—especially where it is
vulnerable or threatened.
Obtain for us the grace
to do the will of God in all things.
Copyright © 2021, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,
Washington, D.C. All rights reserved
Weekly Mass
Mass is generally celebrated 9:30am on Tuesdays at Xavier Middle School. 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 to join us: Campus Ministry - XMS.
Casual Day for a Cause
This Friday we will collect donations for Salma, a young woman living in Tanzania. The money will support her education and living expenses. XMS has supported Salma for many years and we are excited to be in touch via email letters this year. Please consider a donation of at $1.00 to dress casually on Friday, October 15th.
In Need
Parents, we are in need of an old outdoor portable basketball hoop. The conditions of the rim and background are not important. We plan to only use the base and the pole for a volleyball net outside. We currently have one portable basketball hoop and are looking for one more. If you or someone you know is interested in getting rid of an old portable basketball hoop, please contact Mr. Bires. We would be happy to come and haul it away for you.
2021-2022 Student Directory
Click here for the 2021-2022 student directory.
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.
NEWS FROM THE 6th, 7th, 8th grade ART room
Please enjoy our update - click here.
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!
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.
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
Friday, Oct 15
  • $1.00 Casual Day
Tuesday, Oct 19
  • 9:30 am - Liturgy
Wednesday, Oct 20
  • 7th Grade to The Shrine of our Lady of Good Help
Tuesday, Oct 26
  • 9:30 am - Liturgy
  • 6:30 pm - Orchestra Concert @ XMS
Thursday, Oct 28
  • 8th Grade to The Shrine of our Lady of Good Help
Friday, Oct 29
Monday, Nov 1
  • 9:30 am - All Saints Day Mass