Middle School
Weekly Newsletter
12/15/21
Waiting in silence, waiting in hope;
we are your people, we long for you, Lord.
God ever with us, Emmanuel,
Come, Lord Jesus, Maranatha!
Weekly Mass
Tuesday, December 21st at 9:30am.
Join us via livestream here Campus Ministry - XMS
Advent Collection - KIDS to KIDS 2021
We are collecting cold weather gear for local kids. Please bring in new and gently used hats and mittens/gloves of all sizes. Collection bins will be located in the front office and the chapel. Additionally, consider signing up to provide a specific new item. KIDS to KIDS 2021 Donations will be collected through MONDAY, December 20th. Thank you for your generosity.
Friday, December 16th - Casual Day for a Cause
Funds collected from this Friday's casual day will go to support our KIDS to KIDS Advent Collection and other Advent projects. Thanks for your support.
 
Wednesday, December 22nd
We will be celebrating with a green and red casual day!
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic book fair is coming!  It will be open January 3rd - 11th. It has been 2 years since the last book fair so the excitement is immeasurable!  If you do not feel comfortable sending money to school with your child you can sign up for an ewallet which is safe and reloadable. The link for our bookfair is:  http://scholastic.com/bf/stfrancisxaviermiddlesch.
Thanks for your support.
Mrs. Hyde
XMS School Day Start Time
Please remember that the Xavier Middle School school day begins at 8:00 am. This means that all students should be in their homerooms and seated at 8:00, not being dropped off at that time. It allows all students to start the day together with prayer, pledge, and announcements. Thank you!
Lunch Balances
Parents, please check your child’s lunch balance in PowerSchool and send in a payment to cover any negative balances. Thank you!
Have you been hearing and seeing things about Celebrate, but are not exactly sure what it is? Click here for a quick read explaining the basics of the System’s largest, single event fundraiser in February. Speaking of February, did you notice the date this year? It is one week later than our traditional end of January date due to the change in the NFL schedule (we are optimists that the Packers will be in playoff games). 
Visit https://www.xaviercatholicschools.org/giving/events for additional general Celebrate information and also information about sponsoring, attending, and donating to Celebrate.
Grand Chute Baseball
Grand Chute Baseball provides a competitive level of baseball while maintaining our commitment to teach baseball fundamentals, sportsmanship, and teamwork in a friendly environment.
  • When: Registration is January 1 – March 31, 2022
  • Who: Co-ed; ages 5-12yrs.
  • What: T-Ball (ages 5-6), Rookie-Machine Pitch (ages 7-8), Kid-pitch-Minors 46/60 (ages 9-10), and Majors 50/65 (ages 11-12)
  • Where: Online registration at www.grandchutebaseball.com. Click the register tab and follow the directions. NO RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS
  • Season dates: June 1 – July 28 @ Plamann Park and Patriot Park
 
Weekend Tournament Teams:  7U through 12U players can try out for GC weekend tournament / travel teams. 
If you have questions, please email: admin@grandchutebaseball.com We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Xavier “Future Hawks” Winter Golf Camp
Head coach and PGA professional Corey Feller is proud to host the Xavier Hawks Golf Camp to introduce and improve golf skills for kids in grades 3 - 8. For more information please click the links below.
Lost and Found
Please click here to take a look at the Lost and Found items we have collected to see if any belong to your family. Your child can pick their things up from the office lobby.
Click HERE to reserve your spot.
From the Scrip Office:
Important Scrip Dates
Last day to order non stocked Scrip cards to be in before Christmas is
December 16th
Scrip office will be closed December 23rd – December 31st
 
Please plan your orders accordingly
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, December 15
  • 7:00 pm - Band Concert @ XHS (8th - 12th grade)
Friday, December 17
  • $1.00 Casual Day
Tuesday, December 21
  • 9:30 am - Mass
  • 6:30 pm - Concert (ALL 5th grade; 5th grade Band; 5th & 6th grade Orchestra)
Wednesday, December 22
  • Free Red & Green Casual Day
December 23 - January 2
  • NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Tuesday, January 4
  • 9:30 am - Mass
Wednesday, January 5
  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm - Campus Ministry Meeting (Room 1120)
Tuesday, January 11
  • 9:30 am - Mass
Friday, January 14
  • $1.00 Casual Day