Dear St. Francis School Families,
Jesus is alive! He has risen from the dead! What amazing news we have to share!
Words of Wisdom - Here is another great entry. Please look for the wall display at school of many others too. When the root is deep, there is no reason to fear the wind!
As a St. Francis alumni, I always knew that I wanted my children to attend someday. The education, morals, and values taught at St. Francis are second to none! My education more than prepared me for the transition to middle school and high school which benefitted me greatly! The religion aspect not only taught me about God, but love, honesty, respect for others and myself, and so many valuable life lessons! As scary as it was for me to send my first child to school, I take comfort knowing he is receiving a great education and the morals and values being instilled in him will help him in so many more ways through life!
School Uniform Survey: We are exploring the interest in school uniforms and would like you to complete this survey if you haven’t already done so. Find it at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8BJ6V7W If you have any questions, please contact Thia Rewolinski at 715-456-9977 or email. This is not an official vote, but will be a guide for our future Principal or Head Teacher.
HOME & SCHOOL MEETING MINUTES: The minutes of our April 6 Home & School Association meeting are included in today’s packet.
STAFF APPRECIATION BRUNCH: Our Home & School Association will sponsor a light brunch for the staff of our school Tuesday, May 2. There are some ways parents could help with this! Please see the enclosed request for help from Becky Beissel, Vice-President. Thanks!
SPRING PORTRAITS HAVE ARRIVED! The spring pictures have arrived and were distributed to students today. Ordering information is inside the packet. You are encouraged to pay online following the directions on the Lifetouch website. Remember that the maximum cost for 2 or more students from one family is $70, including any group portraits. Please return any portraits you do not wish to purchase by Wed., Apr. 26. You may also reach Lifetouch at 1-866-955-8342. Make checks payable to Lifetouch.
PROJECTS FOR LENT: Everyone did such a wonderful job making cards for Cards for Hospitalized Kids Program. Our cards will be sent in and distributed around the USA. Also, St. Francis Church and School collected 5025 diapers, 3648 wipes, two Baby Wash and two Baby Lotions. Thank you for your generosity! You have made such a difference in the lives of God's little ones and their families. God bless you!
SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION MATERIALS: The Ellsworth Community School District will hold Swimming lessons and summer school classes Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 30 from 8 am - noon. Registration forms were sent home on March 27. Registration forms may be returned to our school office through Monday, May 1. Please remember that some classes are on a first come first serve basis. Course fees must be paid at the time of registration. Make checks payable to Ellsworth Community School District. If you have questions, please contact Mindy Anderson at 715-273-3900.
GR. 2 - FIRST COMMUNION PRACTICE & BANNER MAKING - TONIGHT: 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 TONIGHT, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall.
GR. 5 BAKE SALE - APR. 21: Our fifth grade class will hold a bake sale Friday, April 21st. 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 Valley Fair on June 2.
GR. 2 FIRST COMMUNION - APR. 23: Our second grade students will receive their First Communion Sunday, April 23 at the 10:30 p.m. Mass. Please keep these students in your prayers as they continue to prepare for this important day!
GR. 4 - PIERCE CO. FARM & RURAL SAFETY DAY - THUR., APR. 27: Fourth grade students will have the opportunity to join with other fourth grade students in Pierce County for Farm & Rural Safety Day, held at the Pierce County Fairgrounds on Thursday, April 27.
TEACHER INSERVICE - NO CLASSES - APR. 28: St. Francis students will not have classes on Friday,
April 28 as our teachers will be attending a diocesan teacher inservice in LaCrosse, WI.
WALK FOR VIRTUES - MAY 5: The permission slip and request for parent volunteers were sent home last week, please complete and return by Wed., Apr. 19.
SPRING PROGRAM/ART SHOW - MAY 11: We will present our Spring Concert & Art Show Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. There will be Dress Rehearsal, open to anyone, on Wed., May 10 at 1 p.m. in the parish hall.
CARPENTER NATURE CENTER: Each class will take a field trip to the Carpenter St. Croix Nature Center this spring as part of our science curriculum. I’ve combined the permission slips onto one page as well as the request for parent chaperones on a second page. Please return the forms with appropriate fees by Wed., Apr. 26. There is no cost for parent chaperones.
GR. 5 - DARE GRADUATION - MAY 17: Fifth grade parents are asked to reserve the afternoon of
Wednesday, May 17 to attend their child’s D.A.R.E. graduation, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the parish hall.
SECOND SNOW MAKE UP DAY – JUNE 8: Due to our snow day on Friday, February 24, we will now have school on Thursday, June 8 (second snow make-up day). This will be a half day for St. Francis and will include the 5th grade tree planting ceremony, Mass of Completion for K-5, 5th grade softball game and all-school picnic lunch. The last day for our 4YK at St. Francis will be Friday, June 2 as originally planned.
IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED FOR NEXT YEAR - AFFECTS CURRENT GRADE 5 AND GRADE 4YK STUDENTS: Parents of students currently in Grades 5 and 4YK are reminded of Wisconsin state immunization law which requires additional immunizations before next school year. I’ve included a letter in today’s packet with more information for parents of students in those two grades. Fifth grade immunization information should be sent to the Middle School.
Have an awesome week! Please call or e-mail if you have questions: 715-273-4391