Spelling Bee Winners

posted May 19, 2017, 7:00 AM by Saint Francis Xavier School Information   [ updated May 22, 2017, 10:22 AM by Becky Wetzel ]

We wrapped up another successful Spelling Bee at Saint Francis Xavier School.  Many thanks to second grade teacher, Sue Catozzi, for organizing this fun, tradition-rich event.  Approximately 75 students participated in the sessions which were divided by grade.  The participants clearly put a great deal of effort in to practicing their spelling.  

A shout out to Mrs. Kathleen Finn for giving of her time to act as a judge for the Spelling Bee and offering the library as our venue.  We were also excited to have Mrs. Janet Walsh (grandmother to Bridget and Molly Walsh) act as judge.  Not only is Mrs. Walsh a tireless library volunteer, she is a former spelling bee champion.  When Mrs. Walsh was in sixth grade, she won the Indiana State Spelling Bee!  
Finally, thank you to the Home & School Association for underwriting the Barnes & Noble gift cards that our first and second place winners took home today.

Our winners:

Grade 1: 
Edward Ehlers (first place)
Brinton Ohler (second place)

Grades 2 and 3: 
Michael Girouard (first place)
Evan White (second place)

Grades 4 and 5: 
Evi Quinlan (first place)
Izzy Schafer (second place)

Grades 6, 7, and 8:
Caroline Canney (first place)
Ashleigh Forcier (second place)

Destination Baltimore Golden Angels Baseball - May 2017 Cash Calendar Winners

posted May 11, 2017, 7:25 AM by Becky Wetzel   [ updated May 23, 2017, 6:00 AM ]

Update 2016-2017 School Calendar

posted May 3, 2017, 5:35 AM by Saint Francis Xavier School Information

Here is the updated school calendar.  The tentative date for the last day of school and Funday is now official set for June 9th.  Updated 2016-2017 School Calendar

Drum roll, please! The St. Francis Xavier readers have spoken.

posted Apr 13, 2017, 9:13 AM by Becky Wetzel   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 9:13 AM ]

The top two vote-getters for the Red Clover Award were very close:

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh edged out The Dullards by one vote. Coming in a not-so-distant third was The Blue Whale. Every other Red Clover nominee got at least one vote.

For the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, there was no one runaway favorite; 18 out of 30 titles got at least one vote. What a great reflection of truly diverse reading interests and tastes among our 4th through 8th graders!

The following six titles received 3 votes each:
  • The Terrible Two
  • A Night Divided
  • I am Princess X
  • The Lightning Queen
  • The Blackthorn Key
  • Like a River
Come to the library to see how the rest of the DCF votes played out.

Thanks to all SFX readers for their enthusiasm and participation! And stay tuned to learn after spring break which titles win the overall Vermont-student-voted awards.

April is National School Library Month

posted Apr 3, 2017, 8:03 AM by Saint Francis Xavier School Information   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 8:05 AM ]

It's a great time to stop and thank the many volunteers who do so much to “keep the wheels on the machine” in the library. 

Keeley Schell, Janet Walsh, Gerry Quinlan and Alice McNeish give time every week to staff the circulation desk, catalog new materials and get them shelf-ready, repair older materials, shelve books, put up displays, and perform many other tasks. Jennifer Stearns has spine-taped dozens upon dozens of new paperback book at home this year. Bonny Picard and former SFX teacher Jackie Pell often help out at the circ desk. Long-time volunteer Nancy Trono (20+ years) is on hand nearly every day to shelve books, staff the circulation desk, manage periodicals circulation and assist with Pre-K resource needs. Becca Brynga has managed several Scholastic Book Fairs held here at school this year, the profits from which go to purchasing wonderful new materials for the library and classrooms. And many, many more SFX parents step up to run these week-long book fairs. To all of them, we say: Thank You!

Yearbook: Shout Outs for only $5 each!

posted Mar 22, 2017, 7:01 AM by Saint Francis Xavier School Information   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 7:01 AM ]

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:

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.

SFX has talent!

posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:44 AM by Saint Francis Xavier School Information   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 6:48 AM ]

2016 SFX Talent Show

Calling all entertainers, dancers, singers, musicians, and overall fun acts: Sign up today at Miss Nancy's desk for the SFX talent show. 
  • Auditions after school in the gym Tuesday March 28th. 
  • Dress rehearsal Tuesday April 18th after school in the gym. 
  • Show Thursday April 20th in the gym 6:00. 
We cannot wait to see all the talent SFX has to offer!

Grandparents' Day - Friday, May 5th

posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:43 AM by Saint Francis Xavier School Information   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 6:43 AM ]

We want to be sure all our wonderful grandmothers and grandfathers -- and other loved ones who are important to your children-- are invited. Please click on this 
form to provide us with the names and addresses of your child's grandparents/loved ones so we can send a personal invitation asking them to join us for Grandparents' Day. Thank you. 

You can support SFX School while you shop at Amazon!

posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:41 AM by Saint Francis Xavier School Information   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 6:41 AM ]

If you shop via Amazon, please consider signing up for the AmazonSmile Charitable program. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Saint Francis Xavier School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to SFX! Go to  AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives. and simply select Saint Francis Xavier Parish Charitable Trust as your charity.


posted Feb 20, 2017, 11:16 AM by Becky Wetzel   [ updated Feb 20, 2017, 11:17 AM ]

We will be installing the second round of engraved bricks in the Cross Walkway in front of Saint Francis Xavier School in early May. All bricks ordered by March 31 will be part of this installation. This is the perfect gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduation, a special anniversary, a wedding, or just to show someone your love. Go to to order online, or call Robin or Jane at 655-2600, ext 2, for more information. Proceeds benefit the Tuition Assistance Fund for Saint Francis Xavier School.

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