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St. Francis Xavier School E-Newsletter: March 18, 2017
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HOME AND SCHOOL UPDATES:

SFX has talent!
Calling all entertainers, dancers, singers, musicians, and overall fun acts: Sign up today at Miss Nancy's desk for the SFX talent show. Auditions after school in the gym Tuesday March 28th. Dress rehearsal Tuesday April 18th after school in the gym. Show Thursday April 20th in the gym 6:00. We cannot wait to see all the talent SFX has to offer!

Grandparents' Day at Saint Francis Xavier will be Friday, May 5
We want to be sure all our wonderful grandmothers and grandfathers -- and other loved ones who are important to your children-- are invited. Please click on this form to provide us with the names and addresses of your child's grandparents/loved ones so we can send a personal invitation asking them to join us for Grandparents' Day. Thank you. 

You can support SFX School while you shop at Amazon!

If you shop via Amazon, please consider signing up for the AmazonSmile Charitable program. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Saint Francis Xavier School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to SFX! Go to  AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives. and simply select Saint Francis Xavier Parish Charitable Trust as your charity.

Yearbook: Shout Outs for only $5 each!
Put a special message in the yearbook for your favorite student(s). A sample message could read: "Fred and Sue, we're so proud of how hard you worked this year.  Love Mom and Dad."  

All orders must be turned into Ms. Nancy by April 7th. Click here to access the form: https://goo.gl/forms/2nNIqhUz1uXZ2r4l2

Please follow these steps:

  1. Fill out one form per student.  
  2. Before you hit the blue "submit" button, right click and print out each form.
  3. Send all printed forms into school with the correct fee.  
  4. Make checks payable to SFX Home and School Association.

Yearbook:  Reserve Your Copy Today!
You can now purchase your yearbook online for only $15.00. Once the yearbooks are shipped (beginning of June) you will no longer be able to purchase them online.  After June, if we have any books left, they will be for sale for $20.  We are only ordering a certain amount of books so reserve your copy today!  To buy a yearbook go to: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/index.asp  Login using the account you created last year or create a new account. 

Yearbook: Sponsor Pages
It is yearbook time and we are looking for families to sponsor some of the yearbook pages.  Please reach out to Emily Richards @ erichards520@gmail.com.  You can sponsor a whole page for $100 or a partial page.

We were all impressed by the size of the snow "mountain" in our parking lot and Principal Eric Becker just had to know how tall it was. After setting up base camp in the parking lot, Mr. Becker scaled the heights of Mt. SFX and discovered it was 22 feet high!

Mar. 24:
Report Cards Go Home

Apr. 7:
Deadline for Yearbook
Shout Outs

Apr. 13:
Holy Thursday - 1/2 Day

Apr. 14:
Good Friday - No School

Apr. 17:
Easter Monday - No School

May 5:
Grandparents' Day

Contact Information

Eric Becker
Principal
ebecker@sfxvt.org

Eileen Barendse
Assistant Principal &
Director of Early Education
ebarendse@sfxvt.org

Stacey Zierak
Home and School President
zieraks@comcast.net

Jami Daigle
Home and School VP
mrandmrsd77@yahoo.com

Sue Lajeunesse
Home and School Treasurer
lajeunessefamily@comcast.net

Home and School Secretary
sfx.hs.secretary@gmail.com


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e-newsletter, email
sfx.hs.secretary@gmail.com by Wed. at 12pm.


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SPORTS NEWS:
7th/8th Grade Girls
The 7/8 Girls season came to an end on Sunday with a loss in the state tournament. Anna led the scoring with six points, Mel had three, Larissa and Ashleigh each had two, and Sierra rounded out the scoring with one point.

I am very proud of this team. The girls played hard and competed throughout every game this season, regardless of score or opponent. It was a pleasure to be surrounded with a great group of young ladies. I would like to wish the 7th graders good luck next season. This was the last game for the 8th grade girls playing for SFX. I wish them well and hope to see them playing next year in high school.

I want to give a big thank you to Coach Moe Matte for volunteering this year. It was great working alongside Coach Moe and I know the team enjoyed having him as coach as well. I also wanted to thank Anne Gorrigan for doing the book at each game and helping out when needed. - Donnie Sartwel

5th Grade Boys
Last Saturday, the St. Francis Xavier 4/5 team played at Winooski High School in a playoff game at 12:30pm against Mater Christi.  In a rematch of the week before, St. Francis came out HOT!  On the back of Dallas St. Peter who nailed two 3-pointers and ended with 14 points (one off his season high) St. Francis showed they would not back down.  However, the size of Mater Christi proved to be too much for the young team in the end, and SFX fell 35 – 25.  Samuel Parris added a solid 8 points, while Mason Griffiths and Coleton Merchant added 2 and 1 point(s) respectively.  Shane Mobley was a rebounding machine tallying 4 boards.  Coleton Merchant, and Sam Parris grabbed two each, while Mason Griffiths and Dallas St. Peter tallied one apiece.  Other players logging solid minutes on the floor were Stosh Zuk, Colton Fay, Owen Messineo, Caleb Kruger, and Elijah Wood.  Missing was John Ahonen.

Congratulations to a great season.  WHAT AN EXCELLENT TEAM and GREAT GROUP OF BOYS!  Such a pleasure to coach such fine young men.  A huge shout out to their parents and teachers.  True ambassadors of their school and Parish for whom they represented.  I am honored to be their coach. - Travis St. Peter

8th Grade Boys
In the first round of the 2017 CYO Vermont Boys Tournament Grade 7/8 division, #2 seed SFX took on #7 seed Mater Christi B team.  The SFX Golden Angels took a quick 7-0 lead and never looked back.  It took until just before half for the younger Mater Christi boys to get on the board, with a lopsided 32-1 score at half.  SFX moved the ball around in the second half using passing skills to burn the clock.  They went on to cement a 54-9 win, and will face #3 seed St. John Vianney on Saturday, March 18 at 11 a.m.  Scoring was led by Max Gordon with 14, Carson Corrigan with 10 points, Zac Roy with 9, and Deon Mitchell had 8.  JJ Stockbridge added 5 and Chris Prim and Saladi Mayange each added 4.  If the SFX boys are able to defeat their St. John cross-town rivals, they’ll move on to Connecticut for the Parish division tournament play on April 2. 

REMINDERS:

  • PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING - SFX H&S is still looking for parent volunteers for planned activities/events throughout the school year. Stop by and see Ms. Nancy for the Volunteer Signup Book!
  • DONATIONS Needed - Snow pant donations needed for Pre-Kindergarten - grade 5.
  • RETURN to LOST & FOUND - If your student has borrowed items from the lost and found please return them and make sure they are laundered!
  • CHECK LOST & FOUND - Please check lost and found for lost items!
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