October 15, 2018
Jesus our teacher we pray to you for the virtues we need to avoid temptation.
We pray for courage to be strong in the face of fear, we pray for strength when we feel weak, we pray for wisdom when our thoughts are filled by the temptation of pleasure. Help us to live faith-filled lives today and always. Amen
Dear St. Francis School Families,
A case of head lice has been detected in our Kindergarten classroom. Anyone can get head lice mainly through direct head-to-head contact but also from sharing hats, brushes and other personal items. Please do your part to prevent the spread of lice by checking your child(ren) daily for the next few weeks, and on a regular basis thereafter. If you should discover a case of head lice, be sure to follow a recommended treatment plan and notify the school office. Please read through the informational sheet included in your weekly envelope (this information was also emailed to parents last Friday) from the District School Nurse. Also, Lice Avengers in Glenwood City specializes in lice treatment and there is helpful information on their website. http://lice-avengers.com
ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL GALA – TICKETS ON SALE! Thank you to those of you who already purchased your tickets to the upcoming Gala! Did you forget to turn in your ticket order form? No worries, tickets are still available for purchase at the school office or online at http://www.stfrancisellsworth.org/gala.html. We’re working towards a sold-out event and still have over half of the tickets remaining! Please encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to join you for a fun evening at the Ridgetop Pavilion on November 3, 2018. Doors open at 4:30 pm for our adult community event that includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live music, and silent and live auctions.
ST. FRANCIS GALA ~ CLASSROOM THEME BASKETS: Just a reminder to please send your donation to your child’s teacher by Thursday, October 25. Thank you in advance for your support!
ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL MARKETING VIDEO: The Diocese of La Crosse has chosen to create marketing videos for all the schools in the La Crosse Diocese. On Tuesday, October 30, The Post House from Eau Claire will be at St. Francis School filming scenes for our marketing video. This video will be posted on our school and parish websites and Facebook pages and will also be used in marketing opportunities for our school. Last week a Talent Consent and Release Form was sent out in the weekly envelopes. Please sign and return this form by Wednesday, October 17 in order that your child be approved to be included in our school’s video. Please contact me with any questions you may have about the marketing video.
2018-2019 STUDENT DIRECTORY: Please add the following information to your 2018-2019 Student Directory.
Huppert, Michael & Tiffany W6613 570th Avenue, Ellsworth, WI 54011
STANDARDIZED TESTING: Starting this year St. Francis will no longer be using the Iowa Test of Basic Skills as its student assessment tool. Instead we will be using the Renaissance Star Reading and Star Math program. This assessment is in line with the test used by the public school. Teachers in grades 1-5 will be allowed to use the assessment periodically throughout the school year to monitor growth of students instead of a onetime snap shot. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
GR. 5 BAKE SALE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19: Our fifth grade class will hold a bake sale Friday, October 19. 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
GR. 1 - FINGERPRINTING – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23: The Ellsworth Police Department, along with Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services, will complete fingerprint kits for first grade students on Tuesday, October 23. The fingerprinting will be done by a police officer at school, and then the kit will be sent home for parents to complete and keep in a safe location. In the event of an emergency, the kit would help parents provide vital information to emergency personnel.
PICTURE RE-TAKES – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23: Our picture re-take day is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23. Students who did not have their picture taken during our Back-to-School Night will need to have theirs taken on
October 23 so that we have a photo for the student permanent records and the yearbook.
FIRST RECONCILIATION PARENT MEETING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24: Please plan to attend this parent meeting at 6:00pm if you have a second grader who will receive the sacrament this year.
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26: Parent-teacher conferences are required at the end of first quarter for all students grades 4YK through grade 5. This year conferences are scheduled for Friday, October 26. You will be scheduled for a 15 minute conference with your child’s teacher between the hours of 12:00pm and 7:00pm Please use the following link to sign up for conferences: Conference Sign Up Link: http://signup.com/go/UqGTBRN
MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE: We will be participating in Mass on Tuesday, October 30 instead of Wednesday, October 31 due to The Post House marketing team being here that day. This will allow them to film our students participating in Mass, our Virtue Awards presentation and our 4th grade students receiving their Bibles.
SPECIAL HARVEST BREAKFAST - OCT. 31: We will have a special Harvest Breakfast for students on Tuesday, October 31, complete with pumpkins carved by our fifth grade class.
ST. FRANCIS “TRUNK OR TREAT”: Please join us for “Trunk or Treat” on Wednesday, October 31st from 5-8 pm in St. Francis School Parking Lot. Please bring your kids to trick or treat while youth and adults dress up like the Saints and hand out treats!!! All are welcome!!! Questions, please contact Cheryl Kaufer at 651-308-8576 or firstname.lastname@example.org
END OF FIRST QUARTER: The first quarter ends on Wednesday, October 31.
ALL SAINTS DAY – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (NO SCHOOL): There will be no school on Thursday, November 1 in honor of All Saints Day.
TEACHER IN-SERVICE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (NO SCHOOL): Students do not have classes on Friday, November 2. This is a district-wide in-service day.
NEW ST. FRANCIS HOME AND SCHOOL SCHWAN’S CAMPAIGN: Just in time for the Holidays! Please show your support for St. Francis School by adding our new Schwan's Campaign Code (#42263) to all your purchases. If you buy a $25 gift certificate, $10 automatically comes back to St. Francis School, plus 20% of all purchases! This is for both new and existing customers. If you've used before, just switch to the new code. All of your purchases will give back to the kids! We appreciate your support! Thank you!!
1. Visit https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/42263-st-francis-school
2. Click "Shop Now".
3. Select team member (if applicable).
4. Start Shopping
ORDER BY PHONE:
Call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID: 42263
The Campaign Started October 1, 2018 and runs until February 1, 2019.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Oct. 19 - Fifth Grade Bake Sale
Oct. 23 - Child ID Fingerprinting (Grade 1)
Oct. 23 - Picture Retake Day
Oct. 24 - First Reconciliation Parent Meeting at 6:00pm (Grade 2)
Oct. 26 - Parent-Teacher Conferences from 12:00-7:00pm (No School)
Oct. 30 - Gentle and Diligent Virtue Awards following Mass
Oct. 30 - Fourth Grade students receive their Bibles
Oct. 30 - St. Francis Marketing Video Filming
Oct. 31 - Harvest Breakfast and Lunch in a Pumpkin
Oct. 31 - End of 1st Quarter
Oct. 31 - St. Francis “Trunk or Treat” from 5:00-8:00pm
Nov. 1 - All Saints Day (No School)
Nov. 2 - Teacher In-Service (No School)
Nov. 3 - St. Francis School Gala
God’s Grace Be With You and please call or e-mail if you have questions: 715-273-4391 email@example.com