St. Francis Xavier School E-Newsletter: November 4, 2016
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Dear Families, 

 It is the time of year again when we start gearing up for winter.  One of the key parts of this process is ensuring the emergency phone system is operating properly  This is critical piece of the communication cog. It is the fastest and most efficient way to let families know when school will be closed or delayed due to weather.  It is important that we test the system and make sure it works well before we have to use it.  

This Saturday I will be testing the emergency phone system.  You should receive a call and email from the school letting you know we are testing the system.  This will be happening Saturday afternoon.  In many cases you will receive multiple calls as we typically input a few numbers to make sure the information reaches you.  Please let me know after the test if you do not receive a call, if there is a number we should not call, or any other issue that might have occurred.  I want to make sure the information is reaching you in the appropriate location.   Please know we will do our best to make adjustments after the test to streamline the system.  

I also want to remind you that during the winter months, each family has the discretion to decide if it is safe to make the trip to school during inclement weather.  I try to make the best call for the entire school community and I get a lot of help from the surrounding schools when it comes to postponements or cancellations.  We know, however, that in Vermont the weather can be very different depending on where you are and our students come from 18 different towns and cities. Even if roads are clear in Winooski, you may be facing some treacherous conditions in your home town and we completely understand that. 

The safety of our students and their families is always the number one priority. 

God Bless, 

Eric Becker 

Snowflake Chocolate Fudge for Funds
How sweet it is! Thank you to all of our students and parents who sold and bought amazing, delicious Snowflake Chocolate fudge. Over 375 total boxes sold!  Delivery date is set for this Wednesday, November 16th.

Craft Fair Bake Sale
The bake sale table is looking for homemade desserts, fudge and pies to sell this year during the craft fair on November 19th.  Pies are one of our biggest sellers and so far we are low on pie sign ups. Please click HERE to sign up or the sign up sheets are located in the Home and School binder. Help us continue to be the BEST craft fair bake sale around! Please email Joanna Sartwell at with any questions. Thank You!

Craft Fair Raffle Tickets
Raffle tickets were sent home with students last week.  We're asking each family to sell or purchase a book of 6 tickets for $5.  Two extra books were also sent home if you would like to even more chances to win a great prize.  We have 49 amazing prizes to choose from.  The student who sells the most tickets will win $100 in cash!  The runner up will receive $50!  Sold tickets and money should be put in an envelope with your student's name on it and given to Miss Nancy by Friday, November 18th.  

Girls on the Run 2017
The snow may just beginning to fall but the GOTR coach team is looking forward to spring already! If you are interested in coaching or just thinking about it, please contact Stacey Zierak at, for more information. The coach registration is now open and the new training session will be held mid January. Girls on the Run is a program for SFX girls in grades 3-5.  Please go to for more information. No running experience necessary!! Just a willingness to help the girls realize their full potential.

2017 SFX Calcutta
The Calcutta committee is looking for volunteers to help with the planning of the February 2017 event. To learn more, please email Stacey Zierak at The first meeting will be held this Monday, November 14, 6:30pm at SFX.

Nov 14, 6:30pm:
Calcutta Committee Meeting

Nov. 16:
Snowflake Chocolate Fudge Delivery Date

Nov. 18:
First Trimester Ends

Nov. 19, 9:00am - 4:00pm:
Craft Fair

Nov. 23 - Nov. 25:
No School -
Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 2:
Report Cards Go Home

Dec. 5th - 9th:
Scholastic Book Fair

Dec. 8:
Feast of the Immaculate Conception (School Mass)

Dec. 10:
Mom's Night Out -
Cookie Swap

Dec. 12:
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (School Mass)

Dec. 16:
Christmas Pageant at
St. Michael's College
(Snow date - Dec. 19)

Dec. 22 - Jan. 2:
No School - Christmas Break
Contact Information

Eric Becker

Eileen Barendse
Assistant Principal &
Director of Early Education

Stacey Zierak
Home and School President

Jami Daigle
Home and School VP

Sue Lajeunesse
Home and School Treasurer

Christina Gould
Home and School Secretary

If you would like to submit
an article for the weekly
e-newsletter, please
email Christina Gould at by Wed. at 12pm.

Past E-Newsletters can be found on our website under Parent Resources.
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