Dear St. Francis School Families,
An Irish Prayer
May God give you....
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.
I hope you and your children had a refreshing spring break!
4YK REGISTRATION FORMS: If you haven’t turned in your 4YK registrations, please do so to secure your spot at St. Francis. A 4YK screening will be held Wednesday, March 15th at the Lindgren Early Learning Center.
PROJECTS FOR LENT: As a school we will be making cards for kids in the hospital as part of the
Cards for Hospitalized Kids Program. Hospitalized kids often feel lonely and forgotten. An uplifting card can help With these challenges and brighten their day! Our cards will be sent in and distributed around the USA.
Also during Lent, St Francis will be collecting diapers to benefit First Choice Clinic. In 2016 First Choice Clinic distributed more than 6,500 diaper to those in need.
MITE BOXES: Your children's mite box will go to the mission in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Students will participate in The Stations of the Cross with their class during Lent.
HOME & SCHOOL NEW OFFICER NOMINATION FORM – DUE WED. MAR. 15: It is time to nominate and elect three new Home and School officers for the 2017-2018 school year. The three open positions that need to be filled for the coming school year are Secretary, Vice-President, and Treasurer II. Each position is a for a two-year term. The Vice-President will advance to president the second year, and the Secretary will remain as Secretary the second year. The Treasurer II will advance to Treasurer I the second year. A nomination form was sent home last week. Please return by Wednesday, March 15th. Thank you!
HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION MEETING: The minutes from the previous Home and School Association meeting that was held on Feb. 23rd are now available online and are in the weekly envelope.
GR. 2 - FIRST COMMUNION LEARNING CENTERS - MAR. 15 OR MAR. 29: Second grade families are reminded of the two nights that the First Communion Learning Centers will be available: Wed., Mar. 15 or Wed., Mar. 29. The centers will be available from 3 - 6 p.m. on both dates.
END OF THIRD QUARTER - MAR. 30/NO SCHOOL – MAR. 31: Our third quarter ends Tuesday, March 30. There is no school on Friday, March 31.
SPRING PICTURES – APR. 6: Students will have an opportunity to have a spring photo taken on Thursday, Apr. 6. Watch for more details soon.
HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION MEETING - APR. 6: Our last Home & School Association meeting of the school year will be held Tues., Apr. 6 at 6 p.m. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend!
EASTER VACATION SCHEDULE: There are no classes on Good Friday, April 14 or Easter Monday, April 17. Thursday, April 13th is a school day, as it is the first snow make-up day from January 17.
BOX TOPS, AND UPC LABELS: We will continue to collect Our Family UPC labels, General Mills Box Tops, and Village/Country Hearth UPC labels. Remember, these are opportunities to help our school with products you have already purchased! Coke products have discontinued their incentive for schools so we will not be accepting caps or cards from cases of Coke products.
LENTEN STUDY: Our St. Francis Lenten Bible Study titled "Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother" began Monday, Feb. 27, and Tuesday Feb. 28. Everyone is welcome to choose between 2 times and locations:
• Mondays, Feb. 27 thru April 10, from 10:00 - 11:30 AM to take place at Preferred Senior Living 429 W. Wayne, Ellsworth. (All are encouraged and invited to come and join with the Preferred Senior Living Residents in their large activity room.)
• Tuesdays, Feb. 28 thru April 11, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the Knights of Columbus Room off of the St. Francis Parish Hall.
If interested please contact Joan Foley 715-338-1199 or firstname.lastname@example.org or just come to either of the studies. Study guides are optional at $25.00 each.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL- SAVE THE DATE: The 2017 St. Francis Summer Vacation Bible School will be held Monday - Friday mornings July 10th through 14th, 2017 for children who will have completed any of the grades 4YK through 4th Grade this school year. Students who are currently in 5th grade and up - we will need your help with leading, teaching and helping these young people! Save the dates! More information will be coming later!
Have an awesome week! Please call or e-mail if you have questions: 715-273-4391