Weekly Newsletter

Each Thursday we send home our Working Together Newsletter.  In it you will find the lunches for the upcoming week, important announcements, events to look forward to and useful information.

Please be sure to check in each week for updates.

Working Together                        

Building Children’s Futures

 April 22, 2010

Lunch for week of May 3, 2010

 Monday – ravioli, green beans, garlic bread, fruit, milk

Tuesday – turkey tetrazzini, corn, roll, fruit, milk

Wednesday – grilled cheese, tossed salad, fruit, milk

Thursday – hot dogs, veg. beans, fruit, gorp, milk

Friday – pizza: cheese/pepperoni, tossed salad, choice dessert day, milk

 Remember to pay off lunch balances!

Science Fair Our science fair was held on Friday afternoon, April 16th in the school cafeteria.   Students in grades K-5 displayed class projects and individual middle school projects were judged using the scientific method of hypothesis, procedure, and conclusion.  Congratulations to Ava Simons in grade 6 for 1st place, Matthew Cote-Wurzler and Oliver Wood in grade 8 tied for 2nd place, and Owen Wood in grade 6 and Anna Cote-Wurzler in grade 8 tied for third place.  Many thanks to Mr. Steve Richer, retired IBM engineer, and Dr. Joe Comeau, IBM engineer, for judging the projects.  Thank you to Mr. Slusser for giving our students this wonderful learning opportunity! 

 Terra Nova Testing begins on Monday, May 3rd.  It is important that students be here on time each and every day.  Please do not plan for any appointments during the mornings of testing week.  The best preparation for students is to get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.  They are an important assessment of your child’s progress.  We need 100% attendance for peak performance.

 The St. Francis Xavier Stampede 5K and Children’s Races are on Saturday morning May 8th – come join the excitement!! The 3 races are a fun time for spectators and participants. Training for the run is a great way to get kids and family exercising this spring. Again this year all participants will get a $10 Fleet Feet gift certificate. We are trying to have as many kids as possible run one of the 3 races. We hope some of St. Joseph’s School community can join us! Feel free to invite co-workers, family, and neighbors. The 0.2 mile race is free and at 8:45 (it is a loop around the school and not on roads). The 2.5K and 5K ($10 or $5 for kids under 14) races are at 9:00. Walkers are welcome in the 2.5K. Free ice cream to all the children who participate.  The registration form is on the St. Francis Xavier School website at http://www.sfxwinooski.org/SFX5Kinfo.html


Dates to remember

April 22 – FREE popcorn day

April 23 – FREE jean day

April 26 – spring break begins

May 3 – students return

May 3 – Terra Nova testing begins

May 7 – 10:15 AM Mass

May 7 – progress reports

Future dates to remember

  • May 26 – middle school field trip
  • June 2 – Fair & Field day
  • June 4 – last day of school 12:00 AM   dismissal
  • June 4 – 8th grade awards dinner 6:00 PM
  • June 6 – 11:00 AM graduation mass
  • June 12 – Alumni & Friends of SJS picnic

 Test Prep

God, help us stay calm as we prepare for the Terra Nova Assessments.  We know you are present, and your presence can provide us with peace and comfort.  May we write all that we know and have studied.  If we become stressed, help us relax and sort out our confusion.  If we need to guess, we pray the guess is a good one!  Amen.

Have a fun and safe vacation week!

 Change is the only absolute in the world, the only thing that you can depend on.  Nothing stays the same.  Tomorrow will come, bringing with it new beginnings and sometimes unexpected endings.  You can hold on to the past and get left in the dust; or, you can choose to jump on the ride of life and live a new adventure with perseverance and an open mind.


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