Dear St. Francis School Families,
Kindergarten Class Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for watching over our kindergarten class. We pray that our families, friends, and teachers continue to guide us as we grow and learn. We also want to ask God to support us in learning self-control as we work on using kind words and kind voices with each other. We also want to thank you, God, for the gift of friendship. Throughout this school year we have been growing and learning about what it means to be brothers and sisters in Christ. We are thankful for the time spent together as we grow in our faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Please join us in prayer for our Kindergarten 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 Kindergarten Grade Class in prayer ~ Levi Acker, Arie Christensen, June Feuerhelm, Tate Francis, Ben Johnson, Walker Loberg, Markus Lorentz, Anna Puhrmann, Aaron Riester, Lane Rohl, Zachary Shafer, and Grace Turvaville.
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 4YK Class.
WALK FOR VIRTUES UPDATE: We have a few more students who need to turn in their Walk for Virtues money, then we will have our all-school assembly to distribute the feet and announce top mile and top dollar students!
Our total, as of last Wednesday, is $10,449!!
HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE SIGN-UPS: Enclosed you will find a sign-up sheet for next year’s committees. We ask each family to sign up and actively participate in at least one Home & School Committee. Please return forms by Wednesday, May 16. Thank you!
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. Please place your order by Friday, May 18. Included in your weekly envelope today is a list of families that have already ordered a 2017-2018 yearbook. (This list also includes Program DVD orders.)
PICNIC LUNCH - MAY 15: Mrs. Brooks and Mrs. Place have planned a picnic lunch for us on Tuesday, May 15. Students are encouraged to bring a beach towel to sit on as we plan to eat outside! (weather permitting)
GRADES 4YK - 5 - ELLSWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY FIELD TRIP - MAY 17: 4YK through grade 5 students will have the opportunity to take a field trip to the Ellsworth Public Library Thursday, May 17 to learn about summer reading programs.
GR. 5 CLASS TRIP TO VALLEY FAIR - MAY 18: 5th grade students will take their class trip to Valley Fair on Fri., May 18.
STAFF APPRECIATION BRUNCH: Our Home & School Association will sponsor a light brunch for the staff of our school Tuesday, May 22. There are some ways parents could help with this! Please see the enclosed request for help from
Katie Feuerhelm, Vice-President. Thank you!
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 are asked to please come to the office to check-in by 12:20.
Kindergarten Grade 1
Katie Acker Megan Hines
Evie Christensen Adriana Holst
Gabe or Katie Feuerhelm Angie McHardy
Amy Loberg Andy Murphy
Amanda Lorentz Tom O’Neil
Scott Riester Caitlin Turner (with Sophia)
Shari Turvaville Thia Rewolinski
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.
ORDER FORM FOR LAST DAY PICNIC LUNCH: An order form were sent home last week for those families who
would like to order food for the last day of school, June 1, rather than bringing their own picnic lunch. Please include payment with your order form and return no later than Wed., May 23. Make checks payable to St. Francis Youth Group.
GRADES K-5 - LAST DAY OF CLASSES/MASS/AWARDS CEREMONY - JUNE 1: Our last day of classes for
kindergarten through fifth grade students will be Friday, June 1. This day will include our all-school Awards Assembly in our church immediately following the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Our fifth grade class will take on their parents in the annual softball game, and we will have our usual picnic lunch (bring your own or order in advance from the St. Francis Youth Group). Students will be dismissed at 12:30.
We will use the following schedule:
8:05 Classes begin, as usual.
8:30 Mass, and Awards Ceremony
10:00 Recess (approximate time, 15 minutes of recess will follow the awards ceremony.)
10:15 Return to classrooms for cleaning, final projects.
11:00 Annual softball game. Fifth grade students versus their parents.
11:45 Picnic lunch
12:25 Return to classrooms for report cards & summer farewells
12:30 Dismissal for those students going home with parents
1:00 Dismissal for those students riding a bus.
WORLD YOUTH DAY: Sign up now for World Youth Day – Ellsworth, Friday July 20/21st! Join friends 4th to 12th gr. at St. Francis for less than 24 hours of outdoor water fights/games, mission work, Family Feud, James Bond, bonfire, camping and outdoor movie, lighted pilgrimage/adoration, right here in Ellsworth! You’ll find the permission slip and flyer enclosed or visit the parish website at https://www.stfrancisellsworth.com/ Friends DO NOT need to be St. Francis parish members to attend – ALL ARE WELCOME!
Contact Cheryl Kaufer email@example.com for questions or if you would like to volunteer your help!!! WE NEED YOU!
ST. FRANCIS VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS): VBS will be held from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday, July 16 - 20, 2018. VBS is for children who will be completing 4YK through 4th Grades. The cost is $35 per child with a $55 family maximum. Each child will receive a VBS T-shirt. Each day will include crafts, games, snacks, music and Bible centers as well as large assemblies and skits. Registration forms were sent home last week.
5th grade Volunteers Needed: Youth who have completed 5th grade and up, and adults, are encouraged to sign up to volunteer for various jobs for VBS. All volunteers will receive a free VBS T-shirt. Sign up sheets can be found on the back of the VBS Registration Forms. Registration, Payment and/or Volunteer forms can be returned to the school office until the school year is finished. Forms can also be found on the St. Francis Website, at each entrance to the church and on the wall near the Rel. Ed. Office in the Parish Hall. Any questions contact Joan Foley, 715-338-1199 or Colleen Belland, 715-273-4279.
TASTE OF TUSCANY – JUNE 1:: The Ellsworth Community School District Foundation will be holding their annual Taste of Tuscany Fundraiser on Friday, June 1 starting with a 4:30PM social half hour followed by a buffet from 5:00-8:00PM at Vino in the Valley. The Foundation has been very gracious in awarding grants to our students and staff at St. Francis (3rd Grade was awarded $500.00 for the science of hatching eggs, 4th Grade was awarded $1000.00 for educational robots that teach programing, Kindergarten was awarded $315 for STEM engineering kits and Technology was awarded $1000.00 for a projector and robots). As you can see from what they have awarded us over the last couple of years, attending this fundraiser would be great way for us as parents and parishioners to show the Foundation how much we appreciate their support. Tickets are $35.00 a piece and include a buffet dinner that is amazing, music, wine tasting, school art exhibit, a silent auction, hay rides and an amazing atmosphere. Tickets may be ordered by sending your payment to the school office. Checks can be made payable to the Ellsworth Community School District Foundation.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
May 15 - Picnic Lunch! (Remember to bring a beach towel)
May 16 – All School Picture (Remember to wear school colors!)
May 16 - Home and School committee sign-ups due
May 17 - Library Visit (Grades 4YK - 5)
May 18 - Valleyfair Trip (Grade 5)
May 18 - Yearbook Order due
May 22 - Staff Appreciation Brunch
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
God’s Grace be With You