Head of School Letter

Head of School Letter—December 2018

January 28, 2019

Dear FXW Family,

Storytelling takes center stage in our homes this time of year. This season—rich with traditions and memory making—provides the perfect time for families and friends to gather and share the stories that are so important to us. Many of us will joyfully recount stories that are foundational to our faith traditions, and most of us, I know, will tell familiar family tales sure to bring laughter or tears. I imagine so many of these stories taking place around the dinner table or a crackling fire; the stories feed us and warm us, physically and spiritually, and they serve to shape, define, and inspire us.

The most recent issue of FXW’s Charism Magazine will be arriving in your homes very soon. Through this magazine—and other outlets like With Mission in Mind—we seek to tell the FXW story. It is, of course, a multifaceted story, told from many perspectives and through many voices. In this issue of Charism, we take a close look at our academics—the theory, the practice, and the impact. It is not intended to be a comprehensive overview of our curriculum, but we hope that through a variety of stories and storytellers, you will gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the incredible things that are happening in our classrooms on a daily basis.

Each of you, whatever your role and however long you have been here, is also helping to tell the FXW story. You do this through your words and actions, through your unique backgrounds and perspectives, and through your connections to people within and beyond our community. Like our holiday tales, your stories help to shape, define, and inspire the FXW community.

We hope you enjoy the stories in the magazine, and we encourage you to continue to tell and share the FXW story. May this be a season of happy memories, joyous traditions, good health, and storytelling that warms our hearts.

A very merry Christmas and a safe and blessed holiday season to each of you…


Head of School Letter — September 2018

September 21, 2018

Dear Parents, As we transition from summer into fall, I have been thinking a great deal about change and constancy. What things change, and what remains constant? During our Back-to-School Mass, Fr. Greg Sakowicz shared how excited he…

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Head of School Letter — August 2018

August 21, 2018

Dear Parents, Looking at the calendar and seeing “August” at the top always quickens my pulse a bit. I love the cycle of the school year, and the excitement and anticipation of a new year certainly gets the adrenalin going…

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Head of School Letter — September 2017

October 4, 2017

Dear Parents, It’s all about perspective. As I begin my third year here at FXW, each day continues to bring something new and special. That freshness and constant sense of growth and discovery are what I have loved the…

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Head of School Letter — August 2017

August 11, 2017

Dear Parents, Earlier this week, I turned the page on my calendar with great enthusiasm. Seeing that August has arrived means that school starts soon. I know this sentiment may not be a popular one, but I much prefer it…

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