Dear St. Francis School Families,
4YK Class Prayer
Dear God, We pray for babies, our pets, that mom’s and dad’s stay safe, and those who are sick. We would also like to thank God for Moms and Dads, pets, family, grandmas and grandpas, and friends. Thank you God for the special gifts in our lives. Amen
Please join us in prayer for our Kindergarten 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
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
1 John 5:14
PRAYER PARTNERS: Next week, we will join together in prayer for the St. Francis Parish.
REGISTRATION UPDATE FOR NEXT YEAR: Registration forms for our present students will be sent home after the parish finance committee meeting on January 24.
BOX TOPS: Please keep saving those box tops! We just received a check for $786.70!!
***Attention 5th Grade Parents: In today’s weekly envelope, you will find a permission slip for your child to travel by bus to Ellsworth Middle School this Thursday, January 17. They will be picked up at 9:55 and return at 10:30. Please return the permission slip no later than Tuesday, January 15th. Thanks so much! Mrs. Swanson
FIRST RECONCILIATION FOR SECOND GRADE – JANUARY 16: First Reconciliation will be at 6:00 pm in the church.
END OF SECOND QUARTER – THURSDAY, JANUARY 17: Our second quarter will end Thursday, January 17. Report Cards will be sent home on Monday, January 21. Parent-teacher conferences will be held Tuesday, January 22 starting at 4:00. This conference is by teacher or parent request. Teacher request forms were sent out last week. Please use the following link to sign up for a conference: http://signup.com/go/zZDOBGO Please remember that you can view your child’s grades (Grades 3-5) in our JMC program.
NO SCHOOL – FRIDAY, JANUARY 18: Students will not have class on Friday, January 18. This is an in-service day.
WINTER PICNIC LUNCH – THURSDAY, JANUARY 24: Mrs. Brooks has planned a winter picnic lunch for us on Thursday, January 24. Students are encouraged to bring a beach towel to sit on!
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK OPEN HOUSE - JANUARY 27: We will join in the national observance of Catholic Schools Week January 27 – February 2, and kick off the week with an Open House on Sunday, January 27. Students in grades 1-5 are asked to sing in the choir for the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Our Open House will begin at 9:15, following the 8:30 Mass, close during the 10:30 Mass, and continue again after the 10:30 Mass until 1:00 p.m. The Knights of Columbus will serve a pancake breakfast on this morning as well.
BOOKS FOR BREAKFAST: Parents and grandparents are invited to join us for Books for Breakfast in the parish hall on Wednesday, January 30 following Mass. Light refreshments will be served.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR JANUARY 25 – JANUARY 31: It’s Scholastic Book Fair Time! We will be having a book fair starting Friday, January 25 and ending Thursday, January 31. The book fair will be available to students daily and during our open house on Sunday, January 27 and Books for Breakfast on Wednesday, January 30.
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Parent volunteers are needed to run our book fair at our Open House on Sunday, January 27. All information and training will be provided and a flexible schedule will be available. Please contact Mrs. Sandy Karlstad at school or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NO SCHOOL - FEBRUARY 15: Students will not have class on Friday, February 15. This is a district-wide in-service.
GR. 5 PARENT & STUDENT MTG - “GROWING IN LOVE” - FEB. 20: Wonder how you’ll talk with your child about his/her body changes as he/she approaches puberty? Alice Heinzen and Jeff Arrowood, of our diocesan Office of Family
Life, have a presentation, entitled “Growing in Love”, for fifth grade parents and their child that conveys the information children need to know, integrated with appropriate humor and a deep respect for God’s gift of sexuality. Fifth grade
students and their parents will meet for this presentation on Monday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Because of the sensitive nature of the puberty topics that will be covered, no child may attend without his/her parent present.
GR. K-5 ROLLER SKATING TRIP: Our skating party has been set for Friday, February 22 for Kindergarten–Fifth Grade at Wooddale Recreation Center in Woodbury! As always, we need the help of many parents to make this activity
possible! The sign-up sheet for parent chaperones and the student permission slip will be sent home closer to the date.
CARNIVAL NEWS FROM OUR CARNIVAL COMMITTEE:
Carnival Tickets: Carnival planning is in full swing and we appreciate all the hard work everyone is doing to sell tickets! We have 20 Grand Raffle tickets that are available to distribute to be sold. If you have sold your tickets, please turn them into the office ASAP so we have a better count of what is available. Just a reminder there are 2 types of Raffles going on with the Carnival. The Grand Raffle and the Traditional Raffle. Both came home in your envelope before Christmas. Again- we REALLY appreciate all the time and effort going into selling both kinds of raffle tickets.
Carnival Donations: If anyone has any new toys laying around the house that you'd like to donate for a prize we are taking donations. Please drop them off in the office or send them with your child to school. Books, toys, gift cards... we use a lot of donations for BINGO and door prizes.
Carnival Advertising: The office as Carnival Flyers available to get hung up around town and other surrounding areas. If you'd like some please reach out to Amy and she can send some home with your child. Church, 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, daycares, anywhere you can think to post them, please do! If you'd prefer this is a pdf format, let Amy know, we can get that to you too.
Carnival Decorating: We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming activity. Please sign up for CAMP OUT! Carnival Decorating Help 2019! Please see the carnival flyer in your weekly envelope for more information.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/login/entry/627017465948378013
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
ST. FRANCIS HOME AND SCHOOL SCHWAN’S CAMPAIGN: We are sad to inform you that this will be our FINAL Schwan’s Cares Campaign. Schwan’s will be ending their Schwan’s Cares Fundraiser Program effective April 30, 2019. Our current Campaign, (Campaign Code #42263) will continue to run until February 10, 2019.
So, please, show your final support for St. Francis School by adding our Schwan's Campaign Code (#42263) to all your purchases. All of your purchases will give back to the kids! Thank you!! We appreciate your support!!
ORDER ONLINE 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 runs until February 10.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Jan. 15 - Vision Screening for Grades 2 -5
Jan. 16 - 2nd Grade First Reconciliation at 6:00
Jan. 17 - End of Second Quarter
Jan. 18 - Teacher In-Service (No School)
Jan. 21 – Beginning of 3rd Quarter
Jan. 22 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (by request only)
Jan. 24 - Winter Picnic Lunch
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31 – Scholastic Book Fair
Jan. 27 - Catholic Schools Week Open House 9:15 - 1:00 (Students in Grades 1-5 will sing at 10:30 Mass)
Jan. 29 - Home and School Meeting at 6:00pm
Jan. 27 - Feb. 2 – Catholic Schools Week
Jan. 30 - Virtues Awards for being Honest and Helpful (4YK awards will be given out on Thursday)
Jan. 30 - Books for Breakfast (following Mass)
Jan. 30 - No School for 4YK only
Feb. 6 - First Communion Parent Meeting
Feb. 8 - Fifth Grade Bake Sale
Feb.15 - Teacher In-Service (No School)
Feb. 20 - “Growing in Love” Grade 5 and parents (6:30 - 8:30)
Feb. 22- Roller Skating Trip (Grades K – 5)
Feb. 24 - St. Francis School Carnival
Happy New Year to you and your family! Please call or e-mail if you have questions: 715-273-4391 or email@example.com
Chuck Buckel - Principal