Dear St. Francis School Families,
Lord Jesus, help us do frequent acts of kindness for others each day.
May we seek to do everything with love. We desire to be people of hope,
believing that what we do builds up your kingdom,
so that all people can live in love , harmony, and peace. Amen
Thank you for being a Prayer Partner for our school!
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 4YK Class in prayer ~ Samantha Augustine, Adeline Dopp, Sawyer Francis, Ryland Hines, Theodore LaFave, Lillian Martin, Cooper Moldenhauer, Ella Murphy, Ellyse Nelson, Trystan O’Neil, Walter Rewolinski, Kate Rohl, Lyla Soley, and Griffin Thompson.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14
PRAYER PARTNERS: Next week we will join together in prayer for our St. Francis Staff, Volunteers, and Families.
FOLLOWING IN JESUS’ FOOTSTEPS
VIRTUE AWARDS FOR KINDNESS:
Kindness – You treat others with respect just as you would want to be treated
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32
Anna Puhrmann, Emmie Pechacek, Aubrey Marks, Reese Matzek, Lillie Rewolinski
VIRTUE AWARDS FOR PATIENCE:
Patience – You wait and have a good attitude while waiting.
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. Proverbs 14:29.
Aaron Riester, Taelyn Hines, Evelyn Peterson, Evan Beissel, Maggie McHardy
4YK – CAUGHT SHOWING CHARACTER:
Kindness – Sawyer Francis
Patience – Theo LaFave
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Students will participate in The Stations of the Cross during Lent which will be led by our
Seminarian Joe Richards.
SERVICE PROJECTS FOR LENT: St. Francis students will be participating in several special service projects during Lent.
These projects will focus on reaching out to our community and sharing God’s love with others.
SPRING PICNIC LUNCH – MARCH 20: Mrs. Brooks has planned a spring picnic lunch for us on Tuesday, March 20.
Students are encouraged to bring a beach towel to sit on!
ST. FRANCIS HOODED SWEATSHIRT SPECIAL: Please see the St. Francis Hooded Sweatshirt Special Flyer in your
weekly envelope today. Orders are due by Friday, March 23. Please make checks payable to St. Francis School.
END OF THIRD QUARTER – MARCH 23/NO SCHOOL – MARCH 26: Our third quarter ends Friday, March 23. There is no school on Monday, March 26.
EASTER VACATION SCHEDULE: There are no classes on Good Friday, March 30.
GR. 2 - FIRST COMMUNION PRACTICE & BANNER MAKING - APRIL 3: Second grade families whose child will receive their First Communion at St. Francis Parish this year are reminded of our practice and banner making evening on Tuesday, April 3, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall.
SPRING PICTURES – APRIL 5: Students will have an opportunity to have a spring photo taken on Thursday, April 5. Watch for more details soon.
SCHOOL COLORS DAY - APRIL 6: Students are encouraged to dress in school colors, blue and white, on the first Friday of the month, April 6. Mark your calendar and get in the spirit!
GR. 2 FIRST COMMUNION – APRIL 8: Our second grade students will receive their First Communion Sunday, April 8 at the 10:30 p.m. Mass. Please keep these students in your prayers as they continue to prepare for this important day!
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.
2017-2018 YEARBOOK ORDERS: Orders are being taken for this year’s yearbooks. As in the past, the yearbook will be delivered next September, allowing us to include photos through the last day of school! The price for the all-color, 28 page, soft-cover yearbook is $20.00. You can order your yearbook online at YBPay.lifetouch.com with the Yearbook ID Code: 1934618. You may also send your payment to school. Please make checks payable to St. Francis
School. You may write one check for all of your children.
From our St. Francis Religious Education:
VBS - SAVE THE DATE: Last week’s VBS - Save the Date announcement had the wrong dates, sorry about that! The 2018 St. Francis VBS will be the mornings of July 16 - 20. Children who will have completed any of the grades 4YK through 4th Grade are invited to participate. Students currently in 5th grade and up are needed for decorating, skits, serving as a group leader, or helping with games, crafts, music, snacks, or Bible Center. High school students can earn Community Service hours at VBS. Save the dates! More information and registration forms will be coming later.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Mar. 20 - Spring Picnic Lunch ~ bring a beach towel to sit on!
Mar. 23 - End of 3rd Quarter
Mar. 23 - Sweatshirt Orders Due
Mar. 26 - Teacher In-Service (No School)
Mar. 28 - Forgiveness Virtue Awards following Mass
Mar. 30 - Good Friday (No School)
Apr. 1 - Happy Easter
Apr. 3 - First Communion Banner Making and Rehearsal (2nd Grade)
Apr. 5 - Spring Picture day
Apr. 6 - School Color Day ~ wear blue and white!
Apr. 8 - First Communion after 10:30 Mass
Apr. 12 - Home and School Meeting (6:00)
Apr. 18 - Perseverance Virtue Awards following Mass
Apr. 25 - Diocesan Teacher In-Service (No School)
As spring approaches and the end of school draws near there are many special school events planned. Please note the events and the dates listed above. We hope that this will help keep you informed.
With Easter approaching please take the time to discuss the real meaning of Easter. Let them know that this holiday is more than egg hunts and chocolate bunnies. May God Bless you All, and thank you for your support of this school and parish. If you have and questions please call or e-mail me: 715-273-4391 or firstname.lastname@example.org
God’s Grace be With You