News and Announcements

Head of School Letter—November 2018

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Dear FXW Community, It is interesting what we remember from our childhood. Recently, while “supervising” six nieces and nephews between the ages of 5 and 12, I was reminded of a time when I was being a pesky little brother. (Okay, maybe there were multiple times, but please keep in mind that the frequency multiplies significantly when one has 10…

Head of School Letter—October 2018

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Dear Families, As you are well aware, we are currently engaged in our five-week FXW Fund campaign. You have already received a variety of communications detailing the importance and impact of the FXW Fund, and we are very grateful to all of you who have donated or made a pledge. Because the FXW Fund is a key component to…

In Support of our Jewish Brothers and Sisters

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In light of the lives lost in Saturday’s mass hate-crime shooting in Pittsburgh, the FXW community extends heartfelt prayers as we stand in solidarity with our families of Jewish faith and the victims and members of Tree of Life Synagogue. As a Community of Faith that is also Purposefully Diverse and Intentionally Inclusive, FXW treasures the gift of…

Taylor Pauken on Livestreaming

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The Low-down on Livestreaming by Taylor Pauken, M.A., Advanced Psychology Extern You may have noticed your child watching videos of other people in real-time, either watching them apply makeup or showing your children how to beat levels in video games, for example. Watching or streaming videos in real-time, as events are happening, is called livestreaming. Livestreaming…

Admissions Information Night

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If you are interested in learning more about the Preschool and Kindergarten programs at FXW, we invite you to join us for our Annual Admissions Information Night. Thursday, October 11 and 25 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 120 S. Desplaines St. This event is designed for parents only. To help us comfortably accommodate our guests, please register here…

Head of School Letter -- September 2018

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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 was for the new school year, but he also noted that summer seemed to fly right by. Then, tongue in…

Head of School Letter -- August 2018

| Head of School Letter

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. Summer is a great time for us to pause and catch our breath, and then put the plans and pieces…

Conan @ FXW in 2012

| In the Loop

Conan ‘Obrien visited the FXW campus in 2012 to sing the blues with some of our 1st graders. Many of the students featured in the video graduated this weekend…

SET at the ATLIS Conference

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In the spirit of cultivating a Culture of Continuous Improvement, maintaining balance in one’s life has been an ongoing objective for FXW students, parents, and faculty and staff. Our SET Program (Social Emotional Development & Technology) is one important way that FXW is partnering with parents to help establish this well-balanced lifestyle in our community. FXW’s SET Program…

Meet the Loyola Basketball Team

| In the Loop

The FXW community is invited to meet the Loyola Ramblers men’s basketball team – fresh off their NCAA Final Four run – on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the YMCA, 2700 S. Western Avenue. The event is a “Healthy Kids Day,” hosted by Louiza (Bo) Williamson, mother of FXW alumnus and Rambler player Lucas…