Dear St. Francis School Families,
Dear God, help each of us rid ourselves of selfish desires and seek only to please you. May we recognize that true peace and happiness are not found in wealth or possessions but in saying yes to your love. Give each of us the faith, courage, and strength to say yes to you. May we work toward building up your kingdom here on earth as St. Francis did. Amen
PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOKS: The 2017-18 Parent/Student handbook was sent to parents at our Back-to-School night. If your compliance has not been signed, an extra form is included in your weekly envelope.
JMC MESSAGING INFORMATION: New families will receive our JMC messaging information in their weekly envelope today. Adding your desired messaging services will ensure that you receive messages (text, voice and/or email) from St. Francis School related to emergency/weather, your student and/or general information. Please complete the form and return by Wednesday, October 11.
Families already receiving these messages are asked to please make any changes needed to your JMC messaging information by Friday, October 13.
We will be sending out a test message (text, voice and/or email) the week of October 16. The exact date will be included in our weekly newsletter. Please let us know if you have any questions.
ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL GALA – TICKETS NOW ON SALE! Tickets are now on sale for this year’s St. Francis School Gala! The theme for this year’s event is 1920’s inspired; All That Jazz! Your $40 ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions. The event takes place Saturday, November 4, 2017 starting at 5pm at the Ridgetop Pavilion. We are asking each family to sell a minimum of two tickets to the event - Please see enclosed letter for more information and your family’s two tickets.
ST. FRANCIS GALA MEETING TONIGHT! Our committee for the St. Francis Gala will be meeting tonight October 2, 2017 - at 6:00pm at the St. Francis Parish Hall. The first hour will be ALL committee members. The optional second hour will be to discuss auction items. We would like all new and existing committee members to attend this meeting. Thanks and see you tonight!!!!!
SCHOOL COLORS DAY/CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS/PET BLESSING - OCT. 4: The feast day of our school and parish patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi, is Wednesday, October 4. This day is always one of great celebration for our entire parish! We will attend the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Wednesday and students are encouraged to show their school spirit by dressing in school colors: blue and white. We do not permit face paint or hair color on any school color days. We will have a special blessing of animals, following the Mass, on the grassy area east of our church. Our 4YK students will also attend the pet blessing that day. The blessing will be moved to the parish hall if it is raining.
GRADE 5 - FIELD TRIP TO THE MN ZOO - FRI., OCT. 6: Fifth grade students will take a field trip to the MN Zoo on Friday, October 6.
The following parents have offered to help chaperone. Chaperones are asked to check in at the office by 7:45.
Melissa Gutting Tricia McGrath
DeAnna Hines Renee Peterson
Jared Matzek Thia Rewolinski
4-H AWARDS: Ann Webb from the Pierce County 4-H office will be at St. Francis School on Thursday, October 12 starting at 12:30 to distribute and cash checks for premiums students received at the Pierce County Fair.
PACKER/VIKING DAY - OCT. 13: In a spirit of friendly rivalry, students are encouraged to dress in either Green Bay Packers or Minnesota Vikings colors on Friday, October 13. Hair color and face paint are acceptable, but please, no pads, wigs, cleats, etc. Go Packers!!!
NO SCHOOL - OCT. 16 & OCT 27: Students do not have classes on Monday, October 16 or Friday, October 27. These are district-wide in-service days.
FIRST RECONCILLIATION MEETING WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 AT 6:00. Please plan to attend if you have a second grader who will receive the sacrament this year. This meeting is for parents only. Child care will be available.
PICTURE RE-TAKES - OCT. 24: Our picture re-take day is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24. Students who did not have their picture taken on August 22 during our Back-to-School Night will need to have theirs taken on October 24 so that we have a photo for the student permanent record and the yearbook. Let me know if your need another copy of the picture form which illustrated your background and pose choices. This was originally mailed to you in August.
If you wish to have your child’s photo re-taken, please return the complete original photo package to the office by Wednesday, October 11.
ALL-SCHOOL ASSEMBLY - OCT. 25: The Windy City Players will perform at St. Francis on Wednesday, October 25.
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.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Oct. 2 – St. Francis Gala Meeting
Oct. 4 - Feast of St. Francis
Oct. 6 - Fifth Grade Field Trip to the MN Zoo
Oct. 12 - 4-H Fair check/cash distribution
Oct. 13 - Deadline to return sold/unsold tickets for the Gala
Oct. 13 - Packer/Vikings Day
Oct. 16 - Teacher In-Service (No School)
Oct. 18 - First Reconciliation Parent Meeting (Second Grade)
Oct. 24 - Picture Retake Day
Oct. 25 - All-School Assembly – Windy City Players
Oct. 26 - End of 1st Quarter
Oct. 27 - Teacher In-Service (No School)
Oct. 31 - Harvest Breakfast
Nov. 1 – All Saints Day (No School)
Nov. 2 and 9 – Regular Classes, Evening P-T Conferences (more information coming soon)
Nov. 4 – St. Francis School Gala at the Ridgetop
Nov. 17 – K- 2nd Grade – Fieldtrip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum (more information coming soon)
I hope you have a blessed week! Please call or e-mail if you have questions: 715-273-4391 email@example.com