First of all I want to thank everyone for their participation in International Night. This is one of the many student-led community events that makes Saint Francis Xavier School so special. It brings me so much joy to see our students working hard, both individually and in teams, to complete these larger projects. The chance to have friends and family join us at school to celebrate the students’ accomplishments makes it that much more special.
In the coming week we have two very important days, back to back, with very different agendas. On Monday we will celebrate Halloween. It is a chance for students to embrace their creative side and have some fun. It will be filled with celebrations and treats. As always, please be safe if you plan to go trick or treating. I ask that in the days following Halloween, you help limit the amount of candy your students bring to school. While there is nothing wrong with a small treat, an excess of Snickers or Skittles (to name a few favorites!) can distract students from being successful. I do look forward to seeing the Halloween spirit in full effect on Monday.
On Tuesday we celebrate All Saints’ Day. On this day we honor the examples of faith that have come before us. Father Gratton is always reminding us that we are all called to be saints. This day allows us an opportunity to reflect and talk about the important traits that all saints have. It is also a Holy Day of Obligation and we will be attending Mass as a school community. This day helps us continue our Catholic mission and provides food for thought to all of our young students as they work to become saints.
Both days give us an opportunity to come together as a community and show our unique personalities. I am excited for students to be involved with both. Please have a safe and restful weekend.
Can you guess which St. Francis Xavier School Faculty or Staff member is pictured in the baby photo?
The faculty and staff participated in a "Who's that Baby Contest", sponsored by the Sunshine Fund and you can too!! If you want to play along and try to identify the baby photos click on this link: "Who's That Baby Contest". There will be 20 baby pictures to identify. The person with the most correct responses will win a prize! In the event of a tie, the top correct winners will have their names put in a hat and one name will be selected at random. Please provide your name and email address so we can contact the winner. Contest ends November 6th. Let the guessing begin and have fun!
Ukulele lessons for grades 4th thru 8th grade will officially start on November 7th. If you have not signed up, there is still time. Order your ukulele now! Please contact me if you are interested. Npelchat@sfxvt.org
Special Christmas Chior!
It is that time of the year! Time to start thinking about Christmas and how you can be a part of the Special Christmas Choir! If you are in Grade 4 and above; you can join the team. Learn to sing harmony. Try out for a solo or duet. We would love to have you. We will be meeting after school on Mondays from 2:45-3-15 starting on November 7th. See you in the music room - Mrs. Pelchat