Dear St. Francis School Families,
5th Grade Class Prayer
Dear God, Thank you for giving us the wonderful opportunity to attend St. Francis School. Please help us to live the virtues that we have learned about and carry them with us throughout our lives. For whatever we may do, and wherever we may be, may the love that we have learned last eternally. Amen
Please join us in prayer for our 5th Grade Class
We all need to seek God in prayer with our joys, worries, and thankful moments. We are hoping you will join us in being a prayer partner. This week we will be lifting up our 5thGrade Class in prayer ~ Karli Gutting, Sam Hines, Delaney Johnson, Nolan Kummer, Noah Matzek, Wyatt McGrath, Austin Peterson, Gavin Puhrmann, Lillie Rewolinski and Lily Vesely.
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 4th Grade Class.
GRADE 2 FIRST COMMUNION: Congratulations to the second grade students who received their First Communion on Sunday. Thank you to Mrs. Koch, Mrs. Foley and their classmates who helped them prepare for their special day!
Ava Acker Marley Halverson Merrick Mason
Ryan Acker Lily Hanson Regan Nelson
Jace Anderson Knox Hines Evelyn Peterson
Coehn Bergh Shawn Huppert Payslee Rohl
Amelia Dopp Edison Langer
Lucy Feuerhelm Aubrianna Marks
WALK FOR VIRTUES - MAY 4: The permission slip and request for parent volunteers were included in last week’s packet. Please complete and return by Wednesday, April 11. The initial letter and pledge sheet were sent home on March 27.
CARPENTER NATURE CENTER: Each class will take a field trip to the Carpenter St. Croix Nature Center this spring as part of our science curriculum. Please return the forms that were sent home last week with appropriate fees by Wednesday, April 11. There is no cost for parent chaperones.
The schedule is as follows:
4YK – Tuesday, May 8
K & First – Friday, May 25
Second & Third – Tuesday, May 1
Fourth & Fifth – Friday, April 20
HOME & SCHOOL MEETING – THURSDAY, APRIL 12: Please mark your calendars and join us for our last Home & School Meeting of the year. We’ll be welcoming special guest speakers, Bill Uelman and Meghan Kulig, from Regis Catholic Schools (the Catholic School System in Eau Claire). Bill is the Advancement Director and Meghan is the Communications Director, both positions geared towards fundraising. This is a great opportunity to learn from the best and we encourage you to attend. Due to our guest speakers, we will keep our actual meeting very streamlined. Included in this week’s envelope is the agenda.
2018 – 2019 HOME & SCHOOL OFFICER BALLOTS: Thank you to Katie Acker and Ryann Bauer who have agreed to be on the ballot for an officer position for our Home & School Association! Each position is for a two-year term. While there are only two names on the ballot, as a formality, we still need to vote. Please indicate your choices on the enclosed ballot and return it by Wednesday, April 11. Thank you!
ST.FRANCIS PARISH FELLOWSHIP – THIS WEEKEND: We're holding a St. Francis Parish Fellowship to thank the Parishioners for supporting our school. This will occur after each mass this weekend of Sat., April 14th and Sun., April 15th. We'll need the help from our school families to make this happen. Please review the attached link and sign up for a spot! Contact Jolene Wittenberg with any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your help! Http://signup.com/go/XPCYzmd.
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-RF Farm Day at the UW-River Falls Lab Farm (Mann Valley Lab Farm) Friday, April 20. Permission slips were included in the weekly envelope last week for those students. Please return the permission slip along with appropriate fees by Wednesday,
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 – 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.
If these dates change we will let everyone know as soon as possible.
SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION: The Ellsworth Community School District will hold Summer School classes Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 29 from 8 am - noon. Registration information is included in your weekly envelope today. NEW THIS YEAR, registration will be online! If you have questions, please contact Mindy Anderson at
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 email@example.com
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Apr. 11 - DUE DATE: Walk for Virtues Forms, Field Trip Permission Slips with payment, and Home & School Ballots
Apr. 12 - Home and School Meeting (6:00)
Apr. 14-15 - St. Francis Parish Fellowship
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 - 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 – 3)
May 18 - Valleyfair Trip (Grade 5)
May 23 - Self-Control Virtue Awards following Mass
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) (Pending decision at the School Board Meeting tonight)
If you have any questions please call or e-mail me: 715-273-4391 or firstname.lastname@example.org
God’s Grace be With You
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