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St. Francis Xavier School E-Newsletter: March 31, 2017
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Dear Families,

I will not be spend much time writing about the weather this week as it is clear that spring is not quite here, yet.  It has been an outstanding March and we are so excited to start the month of April.  We are looking forward to the beginning of baseball and softball season . . .  if that weather will just cooperate!

If you have not recently taken a look at you lunch account, please do so.  Our lunch program is a break even item in our budget. When accounts are not paid up, it puts a strain on the school’s finances.  In order to check your lunch balance, go to the My School Account website (https://www.myschoolaccount.com/). There is also a link to that website on our home page under the parent resources tab.   Once you log in, you can take a look at your account.  We have some visitors from the state coming to review our program next week, so it is a great time for us to get everything in tip-top shape.  If you have any questions about your lunch account, please feel free to contact me (ebecker@sfxvt.org) .

It also the time of year for students to begin thinking about taking winter gear home.  We are almost done with hats, gloves, and boots and snowpants.  You may want to check with your student to make sure all those materials are back in your possession.  We have a lost and found, as well, where many of these items end up.  If you are missing some winter gear, or any other items, please feel free to stop in and take a look.  You’d be amazed at what gets left behind at school sometimes!

Our students are always busy here at school during the week, but this weekend also brings lots of activity. Our 6th and 8th grade boys’ CYO basketball teams are traveling to Connecticut to represent us in the CYO regional tournament.  We know they will play their hardest and do a wonderful job representing the Saint Francis Xavier community.  Also this Saturday, our intrepid middle school science teacher, Mrs. Mary Ellen Varhue, will be taking a group of our 7th and 8th graders to the State Science Fair at Norwich University to show off their impressive projects to judges throughout the day. Best of luck to all our students and many thanks to the teachers, coaches, and parents who help make these opportunities possible for our students.

God Bless,

Eric Becker

HOME AND SCHOOL UPDATES:

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.

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 (rbrynga@saintmikesalum.com) with questions.

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


If you would like to submit
an article for the weekly
e-newsletter, email
sfx.hs.secretary@gmail.com by Wed. at 12pm.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Grandparents' Day at Saint Francis Xavier will be Friday, May 5 
Saint Francis Xavier School will welcome grandparents -- and other loved ones-- on Friday, May 5, for activities with grandchildren, classroom visits, songs, and an indoor May crowning ceremony. Please click on this link form to provide us with the names and addresses of your grandparents/loved ones so we can get an invitation out to them. Thank you!

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 info@sfxvt.org, but walk ins are also welcome!


Congratulations to all our CYO basketball players who competed in the Vermont State Tournament over the past two weekends. Our 6th grade boys and 8th grade boys will be heading to the Regional Tournament to represent Vermont. Great work by players and coaches!

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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