Month: August 2017

SFXP Welcomes & Introduces New Teachers and Staff

  Nicole DeMatteo:  Miss DeMatteo joins SFXP as our sixth grade mathematics teacher and as a sixth grade homeroom teacher. She earned a BA and M.Ed. at Providence College.  Miss DeMatteo has been with us for several years teaching mathematics at our high school. Miss DeMatteo is a parishioner of Our Lady of Victory. Abraham Kane:  Mr. Kane joins SFXP as our grades seven and eight religion teacher and as a grade seven homeroom teacher.  Mr. Kane is a graduate of Franciscan University, earning two Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Theology and Catechetics.  During the last two years, Mr. Kane served as a missionary teacher at Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School in Belize, where he served as theology teacher, campus minister, and retreat leader. Melissa Pascarelli: Mrs. Pascarelli will be serving as our grade five geography teacher this year.  Mrs. Pascarelli earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts and is pursuing her Masters of Education degree from Leslie University.   Mrs. Pascarelli is a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, where she serves as a grade five religious education instructor.  Her daughter, Ava, is a seventh grade student at SFXP. Laurie Uguccioni:  Ms. Uguccioni has been teaching piano at SFXP and serving as our JPII/SFXP choral accompanist for several years.  In addition to these roles, she joins us this year as our grades five and six general music teacher.  Ms. Uguccioni earned her Bachelors degree at the University of Miami and her Masters of Fine Arts at New York University. 

SFXP Blue Angels Sports Report

Sports Sign-Up Dates: Sign-ups will be the first week of school August 29 –  August 31. Tuesday, September 5, the fall sports season will begin with soccer tryouts and cross country practice. Students should be sure to have their sports form in before the season begins. Note: Each student must have a completed sports permission form on file with Miss Walsh before they will be permitted to attend any practice or game. FALL SPORTS Boys Soccer Girls Soccer Boys and Girls Cross Country JPII Girls Volleyball (Grade 7 & 8) JPII Golf (boys and girls grade 8)

Welcome Back from your Athletic Director!

Dear SFXP Families, As summer comes to an end, I would like to welcome back all student-athletes, parents, and coaches. I am excited to begin my second year as middle school Athletic Director and look forward to seeing our Blue Angels represent Saint Francis on the field, course, and court. This fall, our boys and girls varsity teams will be sporting new uniforms. Our fall sports season will begin soon and it is important that all student-athletes return completed permission forms that were sent to families this summer. These forms will be kept on file for the school year and all students planning to participate in SFXP athletics, regardless of the season, should return this form at the beginning of the school year. No student-athlete will be permitted to play until they return the permission form. This fall season, SFXP will offer boys and girls soccer and co-ed cross country. Our grade 6-8 girls will have the opportunity to participate in the JPII volleyball program (grades 6-12) and our grade 8 boys and girls may play on the JPII golf team. Sign-ups for SFXP sports (soccer and cross country) will take place during the first week of school from August 29th-31st during lunch. The fall sports season will begin with cross country practice and soccer try-outs on Tuesday, September 5th. SFXP has a no cut policy and try-outs are held to place students on teams appropriate for their skill level. If you have any further questions about our athletics program, please feel free to contact me.     Sincerely, Alyssa Walsh Middle School Athletic Director awalsh@sfxp.org

Join Chorus or Pick Up a New Instrument!

The month of September is open enrollment for Chorus, Band, Strings, and Piano. We hope to see students get involved in our outstanding performance ensembles and instrumental lessons! Please see sign-up sheets outside Ms. Uguccioni’s music room door. Mrs. Loewen will be visiting the 5th and 6th grade music classes during the first couple of weeks of school to demonstrate violins, violas, and cellos. For students interested in taking strings lessons, rental instruments will be delivered from Johnson’s on September 26. All rental orders must be placed by 5pm on September 25 to ensure delivery. Please select school delivery to St. Francis at www.johnsonstring.com. For those students continuing on from last year, lessons will begin on Tuesday, September 12. Please email Mrs. Loewen at kloewen@sfxp.org for more information.

Family Handbook

Parents and students should become familiar with the school’s procedures, regulations, and policies.  Return forms are due on Wednesday, September 6. Students will review the handbook with their language arts teachers during the first week of school.

Summer Reading Test

The Summer Reading test is scheduled for Thursday, September 7.  Students will be given a fact-based test on three books they read from their grade level.  These tests will be averaged and count as one test grade in reading class for the first marking term.

Picture Day

Pictures will be taken on Friday, September 8.  Students should be in full SFXP uniform.  Please be sure that all your buttons are sewn on your uniform.

Assembly

Parents are invited to start their week  with their SFXP family at our Monday Assembly at 9:05 A.M., at St. Francis Xavier Church.  Monday Assembly is weekly unless otherwise noted.

CORI Workshop

St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School will hold a CORI workshop on Monday, September 11, 6:00 P.M. All volunteers must be CORI approved.  We encourage all parents who have not previously participated in a CORI training to attend. Paperwork will be available in advance.  If you have previously attended a CORI workshop, please fill out the paperwork and provide your license for copy.