May 10th, 2024

Happy Friday, SFX!

As things heat up in the desert, we keep a similar flame burning for learning at SFX. Our students understand we are in the homestretch of our 23-24 school year but their positive attitudes and commitment to academic excellence remains strong!

Today we ended the week with an expansion of leadership! Jaxon, Cruz, Luci, and Clementine joined me in the role of principal today. In a very short period of time they made some big improvements to student life - - our fantastic four determined that we will celebrate a Free Dress Day on Monday for all students!

I'd like to give a special shout out to our 8th graders, teachers, and chaperones who had such a great time in Washington DC. They arrived back in Phoenix yesterday evening. 

Thank you all for another great week and we look forward to seeing you back on campus Monday morning.  


Ryan Waston

Important Dates

Sunday, May 12th

Family Mass

9:00 am | SFX Church

Wednesday, May 15th

8th Grade Awards Ceremony

Thursday, May 16th

8th Grade Graduation

5:30 pm | SFX Church

Friday, May 17th

Skyzone Fundraiser

1:00 pm | Sykzone Camelback

Important Updates

New ELA Curriculum: Parents, we're excited to announce we've selected our new ELA Curriculum that will be implemented for the 24-25 school year. Please see this letter from Mrs. Jemsek for more information.

Congratulations to our new Parents' Association Board Members and School Advisory Board Members for the 24-25 school year.

Lego Lab needs your help! They are short on people and wheels. LEGO mini-figures and LEGO friends would be much appreciated. Please bring any donations to the Front Office.

News & Events

Summer Birthday Schedule

Starting on Monday we'll be celebrating summer birthdays at Pledge & Prayer. Students may wear Free Dress on their day. See below for the schedule:

Monday, May 13th: Preschool

Tuesday, May 14th: Kindergarten

Wednesday, May 15th: 1st grade

Thursday, May 16th: 2nd grade

Friday, May 17th: 3rd grade

Monday, May 20th: 4th grade

Tuesday, May 21st: 5th grade

Wednesday, May 22nd: 6th grade

Thursday, May 23rd: 7th grade

Friday, May 24th: Teachers/Staff

Skyzone Fundraiser

Next Friday, May 17th we will have a FUNdraiser at the Skyzone on Camelback from 1:00 - 6:00 pm. If we have 100 jumpers, 40% of the proceeds will go to our school. Come jump and support SFX one last time before summer break!

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our school at last week's golf tournament. It was a ton of fun and it was great to see our community together. Congrats to our winners, Seth Dhaenens, Mike Fasel, Sebastien Reyes, and Jude Miller! And a big thank you to Anne Sanford and Ann Coover for putting on such an awesome event.

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 and 1 Girl
  • 2nd Grade: 1 Boy
  • 3rd Grade (3)
  • 4th Grade (3)
  • 6th Grade (3)
  • 7th Grade (2)
  • 8th Grade (1)

We greatly appreciate your generosity!

Weekly Highlights

Principals for the Day

Jaxon, Cruz, Luci, and Clementine were our Principals for the day today! They had a blast announcing birthdays at Pledge & Prayer, visiting classrooms and offices, and even granted our students Free Dress on Monday. Thanks for bring such great leaders today!

8th Grade Trip

Our 8th Graders had an amazing week in Washington D.C. They visited monuments and museums, had a private tour of the US Capitol and even had a chance to go down on the House floor. Thank you to all our chaperones and teachers for making this such a memorable week for our students!

Librarians for the Day

Isla and Hudson spent the day with Mrs. O in the Library! They read stories to their classmates and helped students check out books. They were awesome helpers!

Congrats Aiden!

7th Grader Aidan won first place at the Arizona state Civics Bee last week. He will go on to represent Arizona in the inaugural National Civics Bee in the Fall. Congrats Aiden!

SFX Class of 2020

Our SFX Class of 2020 came back this week for an alumni pizza party. It was such a fun time seeing them catch up and check out all the new things on campus. We wish them all the best after high school graduation!


The Wolf Den

Attention 8th Grade parents: Looking for the perfect gift for your SFX Graduate? Come check out our custom jewelry designed by Mariangelica Rojas, a fellow St. Francis Xavier parent. 

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:

Hungry Wolf Cafe

The updated May menu (and final menu of the year!) is now available. Please place your orders through Meal Manage as soon as possible.

Families for Others

Volunteer with SFX Mini Vinnies

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.

Summer Camp Options

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