St. Francis Xavier School E-Newsletter: April 7, 2017
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Dear Families,

We have completed another wonderful week at Saint Francis.  I am excited to share the 2017-2018 School Calendar with all of you.  I am so sorry that it has taken so long to get this document to you.  There are still a few small changes that may be coming but we will be sure to keep you upto date. The start of school and major breaks are set in stone and will not be changing.  Please feel free to plan your schedule around these dates. You can click on the above link to access the calendar or it can be found on our school website under the Parent Resources tab.  We also have two wonderful events coming up in the next few weeks.  We will be having and Open House as well as  Grandparents’ Day.  Both of these events will give us a chance to share our wonderful community with many people.

On Wednesday April 19th, Saint Francis will be having and Open House from 8:30 - 2.  If you know of anyone who would be interested in our school, please invite them to our open house.  We have so much to offer and want to see our community continue to grow.  As always thank you so much for all of the work you do to share our school with others.  

On Friday May 5th, we will be celebrating Grandparents’ Day.  So many of our grandparents and loved ones are involved in the daily lives of our students.  We are so excited to be able to have them come and spend some time with their grandkids and see our great community in action. We are planning a fun and spiritual morning for all to enjoy.  If you have a grandparent or loved one that you would like to invite, please call or email ( us their mailing address.

Have a great week,

Eric Becker   


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:  Login using the account you created last year or create a new account. 

Yearbook: Sponsor Pages

Deadline for yearbook page sponsorship is fast approaching, it is Wednesday April 19th.  Remember you can share a sponsorship with other families.  The cost to sponsor a page is $100.  Please email Emily Richards @ if you are interested.  Here is what we still have available...

Partial Sponsor spot for 3rd Grade
Partial Sponsor spot for 4th grade
International NIght
Grandparents Day

Lake Monsters Tickets!

Game day: Saturday August 26th @ 6:05pm

Packet due back April 12th (even though the insert says the 7th!)

Tickets are $6 each

Prizes May Include - Movie Pass, Turner Toys Gift Card, Lake Monster $$, FIRST PITCH!!

Contact Becca Brynga ( with questions.


Mark Your Calendars for the SFX Talent Show! 
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!

Open House April 19th
Saint Francis Xavier School will have an Open House for prospective families on Wednesday, April 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Members of the school community will be on hand to give tours and answer questions about the school. Please feel free to share this information with any family and friends who may have an interest in providing their children with an excellent education in a faith-filled, nurturing environment.  People can RSVP to 655-2600 or, but walk ins are also welcome!



ABCD stands for Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development, and it is a landmark study supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Across the country we will enroll 10,000 families and follow children into early adulthood. The goal is to understand how children’s experiences affect brain development and other aspects of their life - including school, friendships, behavior and health.

  • If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child ages  8 - 10 your family may be eligible.  
  • We are currently scheduling for both spring and summer.  
  • Study visits are available on Saturdays and after school hours.

We look forward to meeting your family!, You can sign up for the study by following this link:

For more information: Call the UVM team at (802) 847 – 4562, Email us at, Visit the ABCD website:

April 12:
Lake Monster Ticket Sale Ends

April 13:
Holy Thursday - 1/2 Day

April 14:
Good Friday - No School

April 17:
Easter Monday - No School

April 18:
Talent Show Dress Rehearsal after school in the gym

April 20, 6:00pm:
Talent Show 

May 5:
Grandparents' Day

June 1:
Deadline to Pre-Order Yearbooks

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

Home and School Secretary

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Past E-Newsletters can be found on our website under Parent Resources.
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4/1/17 (game 1): The SFX 8th graders traveled to Bridgeport, CT despite the snow and rain, after proudly qualifying for the 59th Annual New England CYO Basketball Tournament.  Game 1 in this single-elimination play was held at Holy Trinity Greek Church in Bridgeport against St. Patrick East Hampton of Norwich, CT (sporting green jerseys, of course).  What a game it was!  Both teams had early jitters, but the SFX Golden Angels got on the board first.  Norwich showed good ball movement although both teams had numerous nerve-driven fouls in the first quarter.  SFX went up 15-10 by QE1, with St. Patrick’s hanging tough with a strong showing at the foul line.  Pace of play hastened in the second quarter with Norwich coming out strong. Both teams netted late-quarter threes, Zac Roy for SFX,  and a buzzer beater for St. Patrick’s, keeping the score close at half at 25-22.  St. Patrick’s started strong in the second half, forcing several turnovers and taking the lead by one.  It was back-and-forth lead changes from here with high intensity of play.  After just a two point differential at the end of Q3, SFX played strong with solid rebounding and physical play.  Up by three with 29 second remaining in the game, St. Patrick’s took possession of the ball with a final chance to tie the game.  They took a three point attempt with one second left.  The ball hit the rim, rolled around in a seemingly slow-motion way, then slowly fell off the side.  SFX hung on for a 50-47 nail biting win!  Scoring was by led by strong underneath play of Max Gordon with 14, JJ Stockbridge with 13, Carson Corrigan added 11 and Zac Roy, 9.  Saladi Mayange netted 3.   
(game 2): After an exciting game 1, SFX won the right to advance to afternoon play, this time at the Cardinal Shehan Center in downtown Bridgeport.  Their opponent was a tough St. Martha’s team of Hartford, CT.  St. Martha came out with quick play and full-court press.  They forced three quick turnovers by SFX and took a 6-0 lead before you could blink. St. Martha showed strong penetration underneath the hoop and moved the ball well.  SFX fell behind early with 11-21 deficit at the end of Q1.  The Golden Angels had a hard time with St. Martha’s full court press, although held relatively close, to within ten during the second quarter.  However, just when they would get close, St. Martha seemed to turned it on, going up 38-22 by half. In the second half, SFX appeared lethargic, possibly due too much fun at the hotel the night prior, with St. Martha forcing turnovers and showing solid rebounding.  SFX just couldn’t get a rhythm going, falling 46-69 to end their awesome season. Scoring was led again by Max Gordon (18), JJ Stockbridge and Zac Roy (9 each), Carson Corrigan (7), Deon Mitchell (4) and William Burke and Chris Prim (2 each).
A big congrats to the 8th grade boys!  The entire season they showed good game and sportsmanship, and made the SFX community proud!  As well, huge thanks to coach Jeff Brosseau for his leadership, guidance and dedication to the boys. 


  • 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!
  • 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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