Dear St. Francis School Families,
4YK Class Prayer
Dear Lord, We pray for the special intentions of the 4YK students. We pray for healthy babies and pets. We pray that sick people feel better. We pray that people are nice. We pray for our families and those who have died. The 4YK students would like to thank God for Moms and Dads, dogs, puppies, fish, cats, family, neighbors, cousins, places to live, our clothes, and friends. Amen
Please join us in prayer for our 4YK 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 4YK Class in prayer.
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 a blessed Easter season.
2019 - 2020 HOME & SCHOOL OFFICER BALLOTS: Thanks to all who have agreed to be on the ballot for an officer position for our Home & School Association! We are electing a Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer ll. Each position is a for a two-year term. Please indicate your choices on the ballot and return it by Wednesday, April 10. Thank you!
WALK FOR VIRTUES - MAY 3: The permission slip and request for parent volunteers are included in today’s packet. Please complete and return by Wednesday, April 17. The initial letter and pledge sheet were sent home last week.
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.
SERVICE PROJECTS FOR LENT: St Francis School is collecting items to benefit First Choice Clinic now through Wednesday, April 10. Thank you for your generosity!
Though all items are appreciated, our greatest needs at this time are Baby monitors, Outlet covers, Toddler beds, Preemie clothes, Size 9 mo. pajamas, Size 4 diapers, and Overnight diapers.
END OF THIRD QUARTER WAS APRIL 4: Our third quarter ended Thursday, April 4. Report cards will be sent home in your child’s daily folder on Wednesday, April 10. Please sign and return by Monday, April 15.
LENTEN MITE BOXES DUE PALM SUNDAY: The student mite boxes should be returned to church on Palm Sunday weekend, April 12 - 13. This almsgiving for the poor is one element of our Church’s recommended Lenten practices.
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
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. 10 - Home and School Officer Ballots due
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 email@example.com