May 24th, 2024

Happy last day of school, SFX!

From our entire faculty and staff we wish you a safe and happy summer break! Have fun, be safe traveling, and don't forget to read some books and stay sharp with math. 

Thank you to everyone for a great 23-24 school year! We look forward to a nice summer break and a strong start to the 24-25 school year! 


Ryan Waston

Important Dates

Summer Break

May 27th - August 6th

Monday, June 3rd

Summer School Begins

Wednesday, June 19th


In honor of Juneteenth

Friday, June 21st

Last Day of Summer School

Important Updates

School Calendars: To prepare for the next school year, make sure you download the 2024-2025 Planning Calendar here. You can also subscribe to the 24-25 Public Google Calendar. Download the subscription instructions here.

School Directory: Please note, we will be implementing a new directory over the summer so you will no longer be able to access the old one. If you have questions or need assistance, please reach out to Mrs. Patterson.

Lacrosse Enrichment: We are considering adding a Lacrosse Enrichment program next year for Kindergarten through 4th Grade. If your student would be interested, please fill out this form so we can gauge interest.

News & Events

Summer Math & Reading

This summer, we ask all students to help prevent the summer slide by reading and practicing their math skills. Research tells us that students who begin school after a summer of reading and math review, begin the year stronger and make immediate gains. Click here to see the assignments by grade level.

Additional Math Opportunity

If you are looking for math enrichment this summer, check out the Noetic Challenge Math Online program. The curriculum includes non-routine problems that encourage critical thinking and promote a deep understanding of math. We use Noetic for our Math Team at SFX and students love the challenges it presents!  

Summer Fun with Flat Francis

We want to see what you're up to this summer! Stay engaged with us on Instagram by participating in Flat Francis. Follow the directions below and you will be featured on our Instagram account.


  1. Color St. Francis
  2. Cut out St. Francis
  3. Take him with you on fun summer adventures (either in town or out of town!), summer camps, get togethers with friends, etc. 
  4. Snap a picture with him
  5. Post the picture, and tag us! @sfxphx #flatfrancis

Your might have already received a copy, but if not you can download the image here.

SFX Staff Update

We are excited to share the news with you that Mrs. Beth Scarbrough will be the PSB teacher in the 24-25 school year. Mrs. Staci Drake is looking forward to her new role as the aide for Junior High.

School Supplies

This year we've partnered with 1st Day School Supplies again to help make your back to school shopping easy.

The online store is open. All you have to do is select your student's grade level for next year, purchase the kit and the supplies will be ready for your student in their classroom on the first day of school. Bonus! For each kit sold, SFX will receive a $5 donation.

If you prefer to go shopping on your own, you're more than welcome to do that too. You can download the supply lists here.

Be a Family for Others! There's an option to donate a kit. This year we're requesting donations for the following grades:

  • Kinder: 1 Boy
  • 3rd Grade (2)
  • 4th Grade (2)
  • 6th Grade (3)
  • 7th Grade (1)
  • 8th Grade (1)

We greatly appreciate your generosity!

Save the Date!

On Sunday, August 4th we'd like invite all SFX families to join us for a Welcome Back Family Mass at 9:00 am in the Church. Following Mass, families are welcome to stop by campus for coffee, donuts and milk. Students will have a chance to briefly meet their teacher and see their classroom.

Save the Date! 2025 Holy Week in Barcelona - In the Footsteps of St. Ignatius  

Join Fr. Bob and a small group of St. Francis school families and parishioners for a Holy Week pilgrimage to Barcelona April 10-18, 2025. Detailed trip information, prices, and registration will be available in a few weeks. Space is limited and our last trip sold out quickly, so save the date and be on the lookout for the registration packet. For questions, please email Mrs. Westerfield

Please see below for highlights of this special experience:

  • Palm Sunday Procession and Mass in Barcelona
  • Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, cable car up to Montjuic to Poble Espanyol and the De Flor and Flor Flower and Arts Festival 
  • Excursion to Montserrat where Ignatius left his his sword at the foot of the famous Black Madonna to begin his new life in Christ
  • Sagrada Familia, Park Guell (and works of the great architect Antonio Guadi)
  • Excursion to Manresa where Ignatius wrote the “Spiritual Exercises”
  • Church of Santa Maria de Mar where Ignatius begged for alms for his journey to the Holy Land
  • Daily Mass

Weekly Highlights

SLE Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our SLE Award Winners in 1st - 7th Grade. We are proud of our students for living out our SLEs each and every day of the school year.


The Wolf Den

The Wolf Den is fully stocked with polos and PE uniforms. Get a head start - order now and pick up through the end of June.  All online orders placed after June 27th will be available for pick up starting July 29th. See summer hours below.

Summer Hours

May 27th - June 3rd: Closed

June 4th - June 27th: Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30am - 9:30 am

July 29th - August 9th: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Plaid uniform inventory is unpredictable in the weeks leading up to the first day of school. We highly recommend placing your orders as soon as possible to secure your uniform needs.

Tommy Hilfiger - Search STFR16 (Online Only)

Dennis Uniforms - Search Q6E (Online or in-store: 3645 E Indian School Rd Ste 1 located behind Zipps Sports Grill)

Plan ahead and order gift cards to use this summer!

Here are some ideas for Father's Day Gift Cards: Cabelas/Bass Pro Shop, Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Total Wine, Huss Brewing, Dapper and Stout, Genuine, Habit Burger Grill. We also have Harkins Movie Theatre gift cards, loyalty cups and popcorn perks.

Sports Announcements

If your child is going to be in 5th - 8th grade next year and plans to participate in a fall sport (Boys Flag Football & Girls Volleyball), please complete the following forms by August 9, 2024:

Football coach needed!

We're in need of a football coach for our 7th Graders in the fall. If you or someone you know would be interested, please contact Coach V.

Families for Others

Catholic Education Arizona

Did you know, it's easy to redirect your AZ Tax Liability to Catholic Education Arizona to fund scholarships for underserved children at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School? Your tax dollars could be the reason a family can choose a Catholic education for their children! To learn more, visit

JPII Basketball Event

The Diocese of Phoenix Vocations Office presents,

the JPII Classic priests vs seminarians annual basketball event on August 2nd. The seminarians will take on the priests in this family-friendly game at Brophy College Preparatory.

Visit the food trucks beginning at 5 PM. Enjoy Pre-game festivities at 6:45 PM with exciting basketball at 7 PM. Stay after the game for fellowship and free ice cream! Tickets go on sale July 1st.

Summer Camp Options

Click on the flyers below for more information!

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