Middle School
Weekly Newsletter
3/3/21
The Presence of God
Bless all who worship you, almighty God, 
from the rising of the sun to it setting:
from your goodness enrich us, by your love inspire us, 
by your Spirit guide us,
by your power protect us,
in your mercy receive us,
now and always. 
Weekly Mass
Tuesday, March 9th at 9:30am
Join us via livestream here Campus Ministry - XMS
Casual Day Friday, March 5th
Fish Fry Friday! To celebrate the Lenten tradition of Catholic fish fry events, we are having a free casual day on Friday. Students and staff are invited to dress in (school appropriate) beach wear, fishing attire or their favorite fish fry apron!
Schedule Reminders
We have a System-wide professional development day on Monday, March 15. There will be no school the following days:
  • Monday, March 15th - Professional Development Day
  • Friday, March 26th - End of 3rd quarter
 
Full-day care will be both days (with a fee & registration). 
In order to ensure adherence to our safety protocols, advanced registration will be required. To register for Full Day Care or if you have any Care questions, please contact Theresa Gouin at: tgouin@xaviercatholicschools.org.
 
Please note: bus transportation will not be available on these days.
2021-2022 School Year
It is time to start looking ahead to the 2021-2022 school year! The course selection form will be emailed to parents at the end of this week. At this time of year, we typically have an Academic Placement Night for parents to relay the information on the course opportunities at each grade level. This year we will include a slide presentation with the form that will outline this information. Our XMS Coursebook is also a valuable source, and it can be found on our website.
Please complete the course selection form by March 12th. If you have any questions, contact Sara Meyer smeyer@xaviercatholicschools.org. We look forward to a great year!
ReadQuest - March 12th
ReadQuest, a day to celebrate the adventure of reading, is happening on Friday, March 12. These days leading up to March 12 will include extra encouragement for students to read their AR books so they are ready to take a test on March 12th. If students take and pass their AR test on this day, they win a prize! Prizes include $5 Culver's gift cards, free Concrete Mixer, free Tom's ice cream cone, free casual day, Dr. Seuss related pens, squeeze balls, putty, key chains, and more! Special thank you to our Cookies for a Cause donor, Culver's, Tom's Drive in, for the donations received. Questions? Feel free to contact Jackie Bouchard at jbouchard@xaviercatholicschools.org with any questions.
Pep Band Performance
Congratulations to the students of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands. They combined to form a Pep Pand, and performed for the 5th grade class last Friday. Their performance included the songs Sweet Caroline, 25 or 6 to 4, Hey Baby, Seven Nation Army, and the School Song. Click here to view pictures and videos from their practice. Well done, bands!
XMS - VEX IQ Robotics Camp 2021
Xavier Middle School Robotics Club is hosting two robotics camps this year.
  • Week One Camp will be for students new to VEX IQ Robotics Competition
  • June 7th - 10th (4 Days)
  • Week Two Camp will be for students with experience in VEX IQ Robotics Competition
  • June 14th -17th (4 Days) 

  • The camp will be from 9:00am –2:00pm.
  • Students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade in the 2021-22 school year may participate.
  • There is a maximum of 12 spots available per week.
  • $200 per student.
  • The students will be using the NEW Vex IQ Robotics Competition field for the 2021-22 season. The camp students will have the advantage of strategy preparation for the upcoming season.
  • There will be a snack break, lunch, and outside time incorporated into the days' activities. Students must provide their own snacks and lunch.
  • If you are interested in attending, please fill out the online survey. At a future date, more information about the camp will be emailed to you.  

Contact us if you have any questions:
Boys & Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club of Kaleidoscope Academy located at 318 E. Brewster Street serves youth in grades 6-8 before school from 6:45 am to 7:43 am and after school from 3:20 pm to 6:00 pm. This club is open to all 6th-8th grade students who attend schools in the area. If you would be interested in more information about this program, please visit our website: https://www.bgclubfoxvalley.org or contact Maria Pearce at mpearce@bgclubfoxvalley.org.
Track Coaches Still Needed
We are still in need of more volunteers to help coach the boys track and field team. Practices will be after school, from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. You do not need to be an expert. If you enjoy running or have competed in track and field growing up you are qualified to coach. Please consider running with your kids. It's a great incentive to train. We need help to teach, to encourage, to challenge, to celebrate, and sometimes to cry with the kids. Please consider helping out Coach Schwartz. If you are able to help out please email the Athletic Director, Billie Muñoz at bmunoz@xaviercatholicschools.org.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Art Contest
It’s that time of year! A great opportunity for students, family, and friends in grades 1-12 who love painting, drawing, photography, or graphic design. The annual Pro-Life Wisconsin Art Contest is open and accepting submissions. All entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2021; plenty of time for students to get their work in for a chance to win!
One winner for each grade (1-12). Winning entries will be printed as a prayer card and distributed in their church and through Pro-Life Wisconsin. Download the entry form and details here: https://www.prolifewi.org/prayer-card-contest
 
Grand Prize for each Grade Winner: 
- Their design featured on a prayer card 
- 500 prayer cards for their church 
- 3 tickets to the 2022 March for Life Chicago
- 3 tickets to the 2021 PLW Love for Life Gala 
 
ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive $100 cash plus all of the above.
 
Please drop me a line at Therese.A@ProLifeWI.org if you have questions! We can’t wait to see the beautiful artwork!
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.
Attendance Guidelines
We are following the guidelines provided to us by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in order to keep our schools healthy and open for as long as possible.

Students will be sent home and must remain home if:
  • They have a fever (temperature 100 or above) and/or have taken any medications (for example, ibuprofen, Tylenol) to reduce fever in the last 24 hours.
  • Within the last two weeks, they have come in close contact with anyone who has СOVID-19.
  • They have not yet finished their quarantine/isolation period.
 
OR within the last 24 hours:
  • They have experienced any ONE (or more) of the following symptoms above their baseline:
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • New loss of smell or taste
 
  • OR at least TWO of the following symptoms:
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Students MUST remain home until they are symptom free for 24 hours without the help of any medication. Children with fever, diarrhea, or vomiting should remain home until they are symptom free for 24 hours, even if it is unrelated to COVID-19.

As a reminder, if you are awaiting test results for a household member, please keep all students home until you receive the test results.
Attachments
Upcoming Events

  • Tue., March 9
  • 9:30 am - Liturgy
  • Tue., March 16
  • 9:30 am - Liturgy
  • Fri., March 19
  • $1.00 Casual Day
  • Tue., March 23
  • 9:30 am - Liturgy
  • Thur., March 25
  • 6th Grade Medieval Day
  • Fri., March 26
  • No School - End of 3rd Quarter
  • Tue., March 30
  • 9:30 am - Liturgy
  • Thur., April 1
  • 11:30 Dismissal - Holy Thursday
  • April 2 - 11
  • Easter Break