Tuesday, March 1, 2022
ACTION ITEM: Nominate a Teacher & Staff Member for 2022 XITA/XISA Awards
Each year Xavier Parents for Xcellence (XPX) presents three awards to Xavier faculty and staff members. The “Xcellence in Teacher Award (XITA)” is presented each year to two outstanding teachers who have made a significant impact on students by challenging them with high expectations and assisting them in meeting those expectations. The “Xcellence in Service Award (XISA)” is presented to one outstanding staff member. These teachers and staff members demonstrate a commitment to students, to Xavier High School and to Catholic Education. They are professional in their behavior and serve as role models in our school community. Recipients of these awards are decided based on nominations that come in from students, faculty, staff, and parents in the Xavier community. These awards include a monetary gift. 

Please fill out this brief two question survey by March 10th to nominate an outstanding teacher and staff member for this year’s awards.
New: Crisis in Ukraine Resources
Pope Francis has announced that March 2 will serve as a day of fasting and prayer for Ukraine. The Pope's statement can be found on the Archdiocese of Dubuque website at www.dbqarch.org.

NCEA has included this information from Catholic Relief Services in their newsletter this afternoon:

Catholic Relief Services at Work with Caritas Ukraine
Caritas Ukraine, with the support of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), is responding and preparing for emergency support across Ukraine. In less than 24 hours, attacks from multiple directions have displaced people from their homes and together Caritas Ukraine and CRS are working to provide emergency relief and services. Please keep in prayer all those in harm’s way and those responding to their emergency needs. Learn more about these humanitarian efforts at Ukraine Conflict: Facts and How to Help | CRS
New: Girls Basketball Team Advances to Semifinals
Congratulations to Coaches Lilly and Potts and the Xavier Girls’ Basketball Team for their 62-55 victory over Central Dewitt and advancing to the semi-finals in this year’s Class 4A Girls State Basketball Tournament! The game will be on Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00 p.m. against Dallas Center-Grimes. State tournament games are being played at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The championship game for the 4A schools will be Saturday, March 5th at 2:30 p.m.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the following plans and guidelines:

The game starts at 5:00 P.M.

Thursday will be a Spirit Day.

School Attendance:
Classes will remain in session for those not attending the game. Those who would like to attend and support the team, are encouraged to do so. Dismissal for those attending the game is 1:20 p.m. (end of 3rd block). These students are expected to attend their classes through the end of third block. Parents dismissing their student can contact the office by using the planned absence online form, via phone, or email. Please submit the online form by Wednesday 3:00 p.m.. An email will be sent confirming the form submission.

UPDATE: For students not attending the game/dismissing at 1:20 p.m., school will dismiss at 2:30 p.m. to give teachers/staff an opportunity to attend the game.


All tickets are general admission and entitle the holder to sit anywhere in the 100 level (8,000 seats) or 300 level (6,000 seats). General Admission tickets are $10 each. Wells Fargo Arena does not accept checks. Advance tickets are available for purchase either at the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office, by telephone at 866-553- 2457, or through the Wells Fargo Arena website (www.iowaeventscenter.com).

All spectators kindergarten and older must purchase a ticket. Children not yet in school will NOT require a ticket. Cost is $10 per session. Doors will open 60 minutes prior to tip-off of the first game of each session. Fans will be allowed to leave and re-enter during the same session, but they must get stamped prior to leaving the building. Stamp tables will be located at the north and south ends of the concourse.

Representing Xavier
The Xavier community has worked hard to build a rich tradition of sportsmanship and school pride. We fully expect that our fans will continue to exhibit those qualities.

As a reminder: signs, banners, Fat Heads, hoops, balloons etc. are not allowed. The use of artificial noisemakers (cowbells, thunder sticks, etc...) is prohibited.  
If you have questions about anything not addressed in the above information, please call the Activities Office. Thanks in advance for your cooperation with these guidelines and for your support of Xavier activities!
Go Saints!

Reminder: Grandparents Mass | Parents Please Complete Form
Xavier will be holding our Annual Grandparents Mass on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. All grandparents are invited to attend the 9:50 am Mass in-person. A livestream of the Mass will also be available at XavierSaints.org/Grandparents.

If you would like your student’s grandparents to be invited, please click here and add their name(s) and address(es) by Friday, March 4. Even if your students’ grandparents have attended or received invitations in previous years, you will need to add them to this year’s list in order for them to be invited.

The deadline to submit grandparent information is this Friday, March 4. Invitations will be mailed to grandparents in early March!
Reminder: Application for Tuition Assistance Now Open via FACTS
The 2022-2023 STO application is now open via FACTS and available for you to begin completing. Please complete the form and upload the required tax information.

A few reminders:
  • The deadline is April 15, 2022
  • You will need your 2021 tax return to complete the application

If you are familiar with the FACTS process please use this link to begin the application application process: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid

Remember, the completion of this application is required in order to be eligible to receive tuition assistance (from STO OR from local tuition assistance).
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