St. Francis Home and School Association



Our mission at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Fort Myers, Florida, is to "Be like Christ" in all that we
 think, do, and say, while experiencing the joy of learning. 

Home and School Association Mission

*Encourage and develop a Christ-like community within our school family
*Enrich partnerships and facilitate communication between school parents, faculty and administration 
*Provide social and educational experiences that ultimately benefit the child, school and family
 *Help in fundraising efforts to enhance the school, classroom and learning environment for the students

Week in a Glance

What's happening this week?


Monday 11/20/17
  • The Children's Tree Trail at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates from 
    6-7:30 pm
    • Free Preview Night  of  
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       St. Francis Xavier Catholic School proudly features a patriotic snowman Christmas tree created by the talented Art students from PK3 through 3rd grade.
  • Girls Basketball practice -  Varsity 3 - 5 pm 
Tuesday 11/21/17
  • Thanksgiving Mass at 8:15
    • All are welcome to come
  • Group music lessons 3 - 4 pm

Wednesday 11/22/17      .
  • Thanksgiving Break - No School
Thursday 11/23/17
  • Happy Thanksgiving - No School
Friday 11/24/17 
  • Thanksgiving Break - No School



Support our Falcon Athletes! Check out their 
schedule below. 

THE RETURN OF SFX CHESS CLUB!!!
Who: All 1st through 8th grade students who have previous experience with chess are encouraged to join. Parent volunteers are also welcome. Parent must have completed all volunteer requirements.
What: This is a fun meet and greet session to discuss the future of Chess Club as well as play chess.
When: Tuesday, December 5th from 3-4 pm
Where: Cafeteria
How: RSVP is necessary and open to the first 30 students. Please email Mrs. Swafford at rebekah.swafford@stfrancisfortmyers.org to reserve your spot or to ask questions.
Why: Because chess is everything: art, science, and sport.



TITLE I TUTORING
Title I Tutoring will begin on Tuesday, November 7th.  If you have a student enrolled in Title I, please look for forms coming home today and return to Mrs. Nelson by Friday, November 3rd. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Nelson at monica.nelson@stfrancisfortmyers.org

STEP UP FOR STUDENTS - RENEWALS
Important message and Good news! Renewal families can now apply for a scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year.  Renewal families will have a processing priority until December 31, 2017.  We are excited to introduce you to our new On-Line Application system. This system was created with you (our families) in mind.  This system is mobile device friendly. We hope that you will find this application system easier to use and to upload your required documents.  For assistance with your new application, please view our new online tutorial video:

CHRISTMAS TREE SALES
Christmas Tree Sales with proceeds to benefit St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. Please click here for more information.



Upcoming Events

November 
  • 11/21/17 - Thanksgiving Day School Mass 8:15 am
  • 11/22/17 to 11/26/17 - Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/29/17 - Dismissal at 3:00  
December
  • 12/01/17 - St. Nicholas Event Setup 8 - 3 pm
  • 12/02/17 - St. Nicholas Celebrates Advent 8:30 - 11 am
  • 12/06/17 - Dismissal at 3:00  
  • 12/13/17 - Dismissal at 3:00  
  • 12/14/17 - Family Fun Day at PDQ all day
    • 12499 S. Cleveland Avenue
  • 12/15/17 - Fill Your Cup with Joy 7:30 - 9 am - Parish Hall
  • 12/20/17 - Dismissal at 3:00  
  • 12/20/17 - Annual Christmas Show 
  • 12/21/17 -  Full Day Hurricane Make up
  • 12/22/17 - Half Day
  • 12/22/17 - 1/7/18 - Christmas Break
January 2018
  • 01/08/18 - School Resumes
  • 01/12/18 - Used Uniform Exchange
  • 01/13/18 - Used Uniform Exchange
  • 01/15/18 - MLK Day No School
  • 01/16/18 - Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest 
  • 01/18/18 - Family Fun Night at Game Time
  • 01/19/18 - Fill Your Cup with Joy in Parish Hall
  • 01/24/18 - Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm in Gym 
    • Building Your Faith as a Family with Guest Speaker, School Update, and Home and School Committee Update 
  • 01/26/18 - Toasting to a New Year 
  • 01/28/18 - Knights of Columbus Kick off to CSW Pancake Breakfast in SFX Parish Hall
  • 01/28/18 - 02/02/18 - Catholic School Week
February 
  • 02/02/18 - Grandparents Day, School Mass, and Half Day
  • 02/06/18 -  Super Staff Luncheon 

Home and School Meetings

We would like to welcome everyone to join us for our HASA meetings. Each meeting will have school, event, committee information, and a chance to share ideas as well as a guest speaker.  Refreshments to be served.

These are the dates:
  • October 4, 2017 - FMPD Internet Safety
  • January 24, 2018 - Building Your Faith as a Family
  • April 11, 2018 - Water Safety
All meetings will begain at 6:30pm and held in the school gym.


Mark Your Calendar

More details to come: 
  • Family Fun Nights - Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar
    • Zaxby's (10/19, 2/1/18)
    • Shrek the Musical (11/17/17)
    • PDQ (12/14)
    • Game Time (1/18/18)
    • PURE Florida (4/20 and 4/21/18)
  • Fill Your Cup with Joy 
    • 10/20/17
    • 11/17/17
    • 12/15/17
    • 01/19/18
    • 02/16/18
    • 03/16/18
    • 04/20/18 
  • Hurricane Make up days
    • 10/13/17
    • 10/23/17
    • 12/21/17 - Full Day (was half day)
    • 12/22/17
    • 04/09/17
    • 05/25/17 - Full Day (was last day of school 1/2 day)
    • 05/29/17 - Full Day
    • 05/30/17 - Half Day Last Day of School
  • Family Picnic - 10/7/17
  • St. Nicholas Celebrates Advent- 12/2/17
  • Annual Christmas Show - 12/21/17 6:30 pm
  • Used Uniform Exchange - 1/12/18 and 1/13/18
  • Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest - 1/16/18
  • Toasting to a New Year - 1/26/18
  • Knights of Columbus Kick Off to CSW - 1/28/18
    • Pancake Breakfast SFX Parish Hall 
  • Catholic Schools Week - 1/28/18 - 2/2/18
    • Grandparents Day - 2/2/18
  • Souper Staff Luncheon - 2/6/18
  • Spring Musical - 4/20/18 - 4/22/18
  • End of Year Gala - 5/4/18
  • Graduation Dance - 5/11/18
  • All Staff Appreciation Luncheon - 5/22/18
  • 8th Grade Graduation - 5/24/18
  • Last Day of School - Noon Dismissal - 5/30/18
  • Staff vs 7th Grade Volleyball Tournament - 5/30/18



Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others
Colossians 3:23