Dear St. Francis School Families,
4th Grade Class Prayer
Lord, we thank you for the many blessings you have given us
our faith, our families, and our friends. You have given us enough,
remind us to be satisfied with what we have. Amen
Please join us in prayer for our 4th Grade Class
We all need to seek God in prayer with our joys, worries, and thankful moments. Thank you for being a prayer partner for our school. This week we will be lifting up our 4th Grade Class in prayer ~ Nora Feuerhelm, Connor Flanigan, Jianna Jean, Alexis Marks, Maggie McHardy, Lori Moldenhauer, Ian Nelson, Maggie Pechacek, Carter Plummer, Evie Puhrmann, Oliver Truttman and Daniel Vogel.
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:12
PRAYER PARTNERS: Next week, we will join together in prayer for our St. Francis 3rd Grade Class.
HOME & SCHOOL MEETING MINUTES: The meeting minutes from last week’s Home & School Meeting are included in your weekly envelope today. We also enjoyed listening to Bill Uelmen’s, Director of Advancement for Regis Catholic Schools, presentation after the meeting adjourned. It was quite an opportunity to learn from him and the school is excited to apply some of this ideas and programs in the coming months.
GR. 5 - DARE GRADUATION - APRIL 20: Fifth grade parents are asked to reserve the afternoon of Friday, April 20 to attend their child’s D.A.R.E. graduation, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the parish hall.
UWRF FARM DAY - APRIL 20: Our second and third grade classes will have the opportunity to participate in the UW-RFFarm Day at the UW-River Falls Lab Farm (Mann Valley Lab Farm) Friday, April 20. Students will leave at 8:15 and return by 11:30. Students will eat lunch as usual. Parent chaperones are asked to check-in with me in the office by 8:05.
Thanks to these parents who have offered to help with our UWRF Farm field trips.
Maria Dopp (pending schedule)
John Shafer (pending schedule)
GR. 4 & 5 - CARPENTER NATURE CENTER – APRIL 20: Fourth and Fifth Grade students will take their field trip to the Carpenter Nature Center Friday, April 20. Students will leave at 8:30 and return by 11:30. Parent chaperones, listed below in this newsletter, please come to the office to check-in by 8:20.
CARPENTER NATURE CENTER PARENT CHAPERONES: Thanks to these parents who have offered to help with our Carpenter Nature Center field trips. Chaperones are listed in order of event.
Grade 4 - Friday, April 20th (Office check-in 8:20)
Gabe or Katie Feuerhelm
Gary Nelson (Ian’s Grandpa)
Bob or Angie McHardy
Grade 5 – Friday, April 20th (Office check-in 8:20)
Grade 2 – Tuesday, May 1st (Office check-in 11:35)
Gabe or Kate Feuerhelm
Vicki Nelson (Kate’s Grandma)
Grade 3 – Tuesday, May 1st (Office check-in 11:35)
Caitlin Turner (with Vincent)
4YK – Tuesday, May 8th (Office check-in 8:05)
Kindergarten – Friday, May 25th (Office check-in 12:20)
Gabe or Katie Feuerhelm
Grade 1 – Friday, May 25th (Office check-in 12:20)
Caitlin Turner (with Sophia)
TEACHER INSERVICE - NO CLASSES - APRIL 25: St. Francis students will not have classes on Wednesday, April 25 as our teachers will be attending a diocesan teacher in-service in Chippewa Falls, WI.
GR. 5 BAKE SALE – APRIL 27: Our fifth grade class will hold a bake sale Friday, April 27. Items will be sold for 50 cents each. The proceeds of this sale will be used toward the cost of the fifth grade class trip to Valley Fair on May 18.
GR. 5 - DAY OF REFLECTION - MAY 1: Fifth grade students will participate in a Day of Reflection on Tuesday, May 1.
This day is held at St. Francis and provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their time at St. Francis prior to their departure to the Ellsworth Middle School next fall.
Fifth grade parents are asked to watch for a letter that I mailed last Thursday regarding something needed for the Day of Reflection.
GR. 2 & 3 - CARPENTER NATURE CENTER – MAY 1: Second and Third Grade students will take their field trip to the Carpenter Nature Center Tuesday, May 1. Students will leave at 11:45 and return by 2:45. Parent chaperones, listed below in this newsletter, please come to the office to check-in by 11:35.
FR. BILLY DODGE TO SPEAK ON VOCATIONS - WEDNESDAY, MAY 2: Fr. Dodge is an alumni of St. Francis School, now in charge of Vocations Recruitment for the Diocese of La Crosse. He wants you all to know that this presentation is
for everyone. He finds there are so many young people with so much anxiety because they just don’t know what they are supposed to do with their lives. He will offer advice on; how we can help our children, as well as ourselves, discern what we were made for and where God is calling them, and us, so we can all lead happy and fulfilled lives. Please join us on May 2 at 6:00 pm in the St. Francis Church. The Wednesday Evening Supper will be served prior to the presentation in the Parish Hall. All are welcome! Please see the flyer included in your weekly envelope today.
WALK FOR VIRTUES - MAY 4: Each student needs a signed permission slip and at least one pledge to be able to participate in our Walk. Student pledge forms (not the money) are due on Wednesday, May 2. The Committee will copy them that evening. A copy will be sent home with students on May 4, after the Walk, so that they are able to collect their pledges and turn in their money on Monday, May 7. (Inclement Weather Date - Friday, May 11)
4YK - CARPENTER NATURE CENTER - MAY 8: Our 4YK students will take their field trip to Carpenter Nature Center on Tuesday, May 8. Students will depart at 8:15 and return at 10:15. Parent chaperones, listed previously in this newsletter, please come to the office to check-in by 8:05.
SPRING PROGRAM/ART SHOW - MAY 10: We will present our Spring Concert & Art Show Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m. in the parish hall. Our 4YK students will present their songs at the beginning of the program, and will then be invited to join their parents in the audience for the remainder of the concert.
Each family is asked to bring some type of food (cookies, bars, cheese & crackers, veggies & dip, etc.) for the reception that will follow. Weather permitting, we will hold the reception outside!
We will have a K-5 dress rehearsal Wednesday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m. This is open to anyone who would like to attend.
GR. 5 CLASS TRIP TO VALLEY FAIR - MAY 18: Fifth grade students will take their class trip to Valley Fair on Friday, May 18. Watch for more information to be sent out soon.
GR. K & 1 - CARPENTER NATURE CENTER – MAY 25: Kindergarten and First Grade students will take their field trip to the Carpenter Nature Center Friday, May 25. Students will leave at 12:30 and return by 2:45. Parent chaperones, listed previously in this newsletter, please come to the office to check-in by 12:20.
MEMORIAL DAY - MAY 28 - NO SCHOOL: Students do not have classes Monday, May 28, due to our observance of Memorial Day.
GR. 5 – MASS OF COMPLETION AND TREE PLANTING – MAY 30: Our fifth grade Mass of Completion will be at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30. After Mass, our fifth grade students will be planting a tree in memory of their class
Following the Tree Planting, we will have a light brunch reception for the fifth grade class with their parents.
SNOW MAKE UP DAY – JUNE 1: Due to our snow day on Monday, January 22, we will now have school on Friday, June 1 (first snow make-up day). This will be a half day for St. Francis and will include an awards ceremony following Mass,
5th grade softball game and all-school picnic lunch. The last day for our 4YK at St. Francis will be Thursday, May 31.
SCHOOL BOARD DECISION: The school board voted to forgive the April 3rd snow day keeping the last day of school on June 1st. School will be released that day at 1:00
SAVE THE DATE: World Youth Day – Ellsworth, Friday, July 20-21, 2018
Less than 24 hrs. packed with Faith filled fun! Anyone 4th-12th gr. is welcome to attend. So bring your friends! Activities include: Raise money for Casa Hogar Orphanage, Lima, Peru. Play James Bond, Water Wars, watch an outdoor
movie and Camp out right here at St. Francis Parish! Any questions contact: Cheryl Kaufer firstname.lastname@example.org
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Apr. 18 - Perseverance Virtue Awards following Mass
Apr. 20 - UWRF Farm Day (Grades 2 and 3)
Apr. 20 - Carpenter Nature Center (Grades 4 and 5)
Apr. 20 - 5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation at 2:30
Apr. 25 - Diocesan Teacher In-Service (No School)
Apr. 27 - 5th Grade Bake Sale
May 1 - 5th Grade Day of Reflection
May 1 - Carpenter Nature Center (Grades 2 and 3)
May 4 - Walk for Virtues
May 8 – Carpenter Nature Center (4YK)
May 9 - Dress Rehearsal for our Spring Program (1:30 p.m.)
May 10 - Spring Program (6:00 p.m.)
May 17 - Library Visit (Grades 4YK - 5)
May 18 - Valleyfair Trip (Grade 5)
May 23 - Self-Control Virtue Awards following Mass
May 24 – Ambulance Visit (Grade 3)
May 25 - Carpenter Nature Center (Grades K and 1)
May 28 - Memorial Day (No School)
May 30 - 5th Grade Mass of Completion and Tree Planting
May 31 - Last Day of School for 4YK ONLY
June 1 - Last Day of School K - 5 (Half Day)
If you have any questions please call or e-mail me: 715-273-4391 or email@example.com
God’s Grace be With You
Chuck Buckel - Princi
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