Dear St. Francis School Families,
As we continue to journey through this season of Lent
we remember the great sacrifice that Jesus made for each of us.
He offered himself to show his love for us,
so that we could be people of joy,
knowing that we have the promise of eternal life.
For this we give great thanks to God and
prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. 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 please join us as we focus our prayer on Holy Week.
PRAYER PARTNERS: Next week, April 2-7, we will join together in prayer for our St. Francis Parish and Community.
REPORT CARDS: Report cards for all students will be sent home today. After reviewing your child’s report card, parents
are asked to sign and return the envelope to school by Wednesday, April 4. Report cards do not have to be returned.
WALK FOR VIRTUES PLEDGE FORMS: As in the past, our Walk for Virtues pledge forms will be sent home before Easter vacation. This provides an opportunity to request pledges from family & friends when getting together for Easter celebrations. See the letter with the pledge form for more information; these will be included in the weekly envelope today. The remaining Walk forms (permission slip, request for parent helpers, etc.) will be sent home closer to the date.
HOME & SCHOOL OFFICERS NOMINATION FORM: A nomination form was sent home in your white envelope last week. If you have not already done so, please return by this Wednesday, March 28. Thank you.
HOME & SCHOOL MEETING – APRIL 12, 2018: The Home and School Association will hold its last meeting of the year at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 12 in the parish hall. The meeting minutes from the January meeting are attached to your newsletter email today, please review before the April 12 meeting so we do not need to read them during the meeting prior to approval. Thank you.
ST.FRANCIS PARISH FELLOWSHIP: We're holding a St. Francis Parish Fellowship to thank the Parishioners for supporting our school. This will occur after each mass the 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 - email@example.com. Thank you for your help! Http://signup.com/go/XPCYzmd.
ST. FRANCIS ADULT HOODED SWEATSHIRTS: St. Francis Adult Hooded Sweatshirt Order Forms were sent out via email last week. Orders are due by tomorrow, March 28. Please make checks payable to St. Francis School. Thank you!
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.
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY THE STUDENTS WHO HAVE PREPAID OR RETURN THEIR ORDER FORM BY OR ON 4/5 WILL
BE PHOTOGRAPHED! This is a change from previous years. Younger brothers/sisters may be photographed, beginning at 8:00 a.m. If you wish to have a group photo taken of your children, please send a note indicating that by Wednesday, April 4. We plan to take pictures in this order for families that have prepaid: individual photos of younger siblings, any group photos, then individual photos of St. Francis students. The flyer with background choices was sent home last week. Each child needs one form with your choice of background marked for that child. You may also order online @ http://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/MI427987Y0
Questions should be directed to Lifetouch at 1-866-955-8342.
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!
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 will be sent home next
CARPENTER NATURE CENTER: All grades will be going this spring. More information will be sent home next week.
The schedule is as follows:
4YK – Tuesday, May 8
K & First – Friday, May 25
Second & Third – Tuesday, May 1
Fourth & Fifth – Friday, April 20
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.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Mar. 28 - Forgiveness Virtue Awards following Mass
Mar. 28 - Home & School Nomination Forms Due
Mar. 28 - St. Francis Adult Sweatshirt Orders Due
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. 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)
May 1 - Carpenter Nature Center (Grades 2 and 3)
During this Easter Season may your heart and soul be blessed with the Holy Spirit. May God fill your home with peace, hope and love. May God Bless you All.
I would like to thank you for your support of this school and parish. 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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