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 prayers on Holy Week.
PRAYER PARTNERS: Next week, we will join together in prayer for our Kindergarten Class.
SUMMER EAGLE’S NEST PROGRAM: We are excited to offer a summer care program for our St. Francis Families. Please watch for more information soon!
SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION: The Ellsworth Community School District will hold Summer School classes Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 28 from 8 am - noon. Registration information was sent home with your child last Wednesday per request from the district. Registration will be online. If you have questions, please contact Claudine
Claflin at Claflinc@ellsworth.k12.wi.us or 715-273-3900.
ST. FRANCIS PRESCHOOL: St. Francis School will be offering 3-year-old preschool starting this fall 2019. More details coming soon! If you’d like more information please contact our school office at 715-273-4391.
GR. 2 - FIRST COMMUNION PRACTICE & BANNER MAKING - APRIL 24: 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 Wednesday, April 24, beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the parish hall.
GR. 2 FIRST COMMUNION - APRIL 28: Our second grade students will receive their First Communion Sunday, April 28 at the 10:30 p.m. Mass. Please keep these students in your prayers as they continue to prepare for this important day!
GR. K & 1 - CARPENTER NATURE CENTER – APRIL 29: Kindergarten and First Grade students will take their field trip to the Carpenter Nature Center Monday, April 29. Students will leave at 8:30 and return by11:00. Parent chaperones are asked to please come to the office to check-in by 8:20.
Kindergarten: Maria Dopp, Ron Francis, Elise Gregory, Megan Hines, Sandra Loew (Griffin), Lisa Murphy, Ashley Nelson
Grade 1: Ron Francis, Amy Loberg, Scott Riester, Shari Turvaville, Jenny Tweet
WALK FOR VIRTUES - MAY 3: The permission slip and request for parent volunteers were sent home last week. Please complete and return by Wednesday, April 17. Each student needs a signed permission slip and at least one pledge to be able to participate in our Walk. Student pledge forms (not the money) are due on Wednesday, May 1. The Committee will copy them that evening. A copy will be sent home with students on May 3, after the Walk, so that they are able to collect their pledges and turn in their money on Monday, May 6. (Inclement Weather Date - Friday, May 10)
SPRING PROGRAM/ART SHOW - MAY 9: We will present our Spring Concert & Art Show Thursday, May 9 at 6 p.m. in the parish hall. Our 4YK students will present their songs at the beginning of the program, and will then be invited to join their parents in the audience for the remainder of the concert.
Each family is asked to bring some type of food (cookies, bars, cheese & crackers, veggies & dip, etc.) for the reception that will follow. Weather permitting, we will hold the reception outside!
We will have a K-5 dress rehearsal Wednesday, May 8 at 1:30 p.m. This is open to anyone who would like to attend.
2018-2019 YEARBOOK ORDERS: Orders are being taken for this year’s yearbook. 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: 1934619. You may also send your payment to school. Please make checks payable to St. Francis School.
A TASTE OF TUSCANY: The Ellsworth Community School District Foundation will once again be hosting their largest fundraiser of the year, A Taste of Tuscany, at Vino in the Valley on May 31st from 4:30-8pm. The evening includes a buffet dinner, wine tasting, live music, school art exhibition, and a silent auction. Tickets are $35 and are available to purchase at the St. Francis School Office, the Ellsworth School District Office, Nilssen’s Foods, Vino in the Valley and from any Foundation member. A portion of the funds raised at this event are used to finance the EXCELLS grant. St. Francis School is eligible for this grant and has been awarded it in the past to purchase materials, supplies, and equipment to implement innovative projects.
SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGES:
EASTER VACATION SCHEDULE: There are no classes on Good Friday, April 19.
MONDAY, APRIL 22 IS NOW A SCHOOL DAY: St. Francis students will now have class on Monday, April 22 (due to the many snow days this winter.)
JUNE 5 & 6 ARE NOW SCHOOL DAYS: St. Francis Students will now have class on Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6. June 6 will be a half day of school. Tuesday, June 4 will now be a full day.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Apr. 19 - Good Friday (No School)
Apr. 21 - Happy Easter!
Apr. 22 - Regular School Day (Snow Make-up Day)
Apr. 24 - Perseverance Virtue Awards following Mass
Apr. 24 - First Communion Banner Making and Rehearsal (2nd Grade)
Apr. 28 - First Communion at the 10:30 Mass
Apr. 29 - Carpenter Nature Center (Grades K and 1)
May 1 - Screening Day (No School for 4YK ONLY)
May 2 - Home & School Association Meeting (6:00 p.m.)
May 3 - Walk for Virtues
May 8 - Dress Rehearsal for our Spring Program (1:30 p.m.)
May 9 - Spring Program (6:00 p.m.)
May 17 - Valleyfair Trip (Grade 5)
May 20 - Carpenter Nature Center (4YK)
May 22 - Self-Control Virtue Awards following Mass
May 23 - 5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation
May 27 - Memorial Day (No School)
May 29 - 5th Grade Mass of Completion and Tree Planting
May 31 - Carpenter Nature Center (Grades 2 and 3)
June 6 - Last Day of School K - 5 (Half Day)
May God’s Grace Be With You! Please call or e-mail if you have questions: 715-273-4391 or firstname.lastname@example.org