March 28th, 2024

Dear SFX Community,

We are so proud of our 4th graders who led us beautifully in our Stations of the Cross this week. Our students were so reverent during this prayer and it has really set us up to celebrate Easter and begin our break today.

I am reminded daily of the blessings we have in this community. All the way from our students and staff, to our parents and constituents in the community.

From all of us here at SFX, we wish you a blessed Easter and a safe break! 


Ryan Watson 

Important Dates

Spring Break

March 29th - April 5th

Monday, April 8th

School Resumes

Wednesday, April 10th

All School Mass

9:30 am | SFX Church

2nd Grade leading; for the intention of Noah Ritter, son-in-law of Rosemary and Cande de Leon

Thursday, April 11th

Fundraiser at Birdcall

Use code SFX411

Important Updates

Spring Break: There is NO SCHOOL Friday, March 29th - Friday, April 5th for Spring Break. School will resume on Monday, April 8th.

The Weekly Howl: There will be no Weekly Howl next week. The next Howl will be sent on Friday, April 12th.

News & Events

Strategic Planning Survey

Reminder! Please help the Strategic Planning Committee by completing this anonymous survey by March 30th. It should only take 10-15 minutes to complete. Your contribution of honest answers will help us set goals and objectives for the future at SFX!

Fundraiser at Birdcall

Want to support SFX while also enjoying some delicious food?? Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 11th! Dine at the Birdcall on 7th & Glendale at any point during the day and give them the code SFX411. 25% of your purchase will go to our school!

Annual Golf Tournament

Grab your friends and sign up for our Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, May 3rd at Papago Golf Course. You can sign up as a foursome, twosome, or single golfer. Golf not your thing? We have you covered. Club House passes are available if you want to cheer on the golfers while enjoying lunch and drinks.

Join these current sponsors by sponsoring a hole on the course or a swag item. Funds raised will benefit our Endowment, the St. Ignatius Fund. Thank you current sponsors!

Swag Sponsors

Legacy Linen


Hole Sponsors

AZ Foot & Ankle

Frontera Building Co.



Bray + Petznick Families

Spring Concert Information

PS-3rd Grade, the 7th Grade Pop Choir Elective, and the 8th Grade Percussion Ensemble Elective have been working hard practicing for the Spring Concert. Parents, please join us on Friday, April 26th at 8:30 am in the Gym. Download the flyer from Mr. Favaro for more information.

Weekly Highlights

Preschool Pizza with Pops

Last Friday our Preschoolers welcomed their dad's to their classroom for a pizza party!

8th Grade Play: Shrek Jr.

Our 8th Graders came together as a class last week to put on an outstanding performance of Shrek Jr. We are so proud of all their hard work! Big thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Robison, Mr. Favaro, Mrs. Crogan, and Mrs. Bopp for all their help in making this show a success!

Stations of the Cross

Yesterday our 4th Graders led us in the Stations of the Cross. They reenacted each station and told the story through a child’s perspective. It is a beautiful tradition at our school! Thank you to Ms. Haenel and Mr. Foudy for all your time and dedication to make this a special morning for our students.


Campus Ministry

Thank you for participating in the Catholic Relief Services Lenten Rice Bowl Project! Our students raised over $2,000! Thanks to your generosity and sacrifices, many in need globally and in our Diocese will be helped. 

Important Reminder from our Nurses

We are a peanut and tree nut free school. Please do not pack any nut items or items that may contain nuts. And please remind your student to not share lunch or snack items with their friends. We have students that have severe nut allergies. Thank you!

The Wolf Den

Our second gift card winner for March is Kathy Valladao, congrats! Enter to win in April too. Shop our discounted gift cards here.

Hungry Wolf Cafe

UPDATED April menu is here! Please place your orders through Meal Manage as soon as possible.

Families for Others

Volunteer with SFX Mini Vinnies

Start the new year off as a Family for Others! SFX has two volunteer opportunities every Monday to serve dinner in the dining hall at SVDP from 3:30-6:30 pm. Volunteers must be ages 9 and older and accompanied by an adult.  

The first Saturday of every month is a “Hearts and Hands” program from 9:00-11:30 am that includes arts and crafts or other projects appropriate for our youngest volunteers.

To sign-up, click here. Questions? Email Ann-Marie Alameddin.

Catholic Education Arizona

Your AZ Taxes Can Fund Scholarships for children at St. Francis Xavier. Since 1998, Catholic Education Arizona has awarded over 158,000 tuition scholarships to children in the Diocese of Phoenix because of taxpayers, like you! Contributions are dollar-for-dollar tax credits, which means it ultimately costs you nothing to change a life! Click here to learn more.

Community Events

Save the Date! SFXAA Day at Chase Field

Join the SFX Athletic Association on April 14th at Chase Field to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Discounted tickets are available for the SFX community. See the flyer for more information or buy tickets here.

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