Dear St. Francis School Families,
Thank you for being a Prayer Partner for our school!
This week, we would like to lift up the St. Francis Parish in prayer.
Prayer for our Parish
Heavenly Father, we are so very grateful and thankful for our friends
and family that are the parishioners of St. Francis.
Shower them with your love and grant them abundant blessings as they
endlessly support our school with their time, talent, treasures and prayers. Amen
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 Catholic Schools Week.
REGISTRATION UPDATE FOR NEXT YEAR: Registration forms for our present students will be sent home after the parish finance committee meeting on January 24.
FIRST RECONCILIATION: Congratulations to our second grade students who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on Wednesday, January 16.
REPORT CARDS/CONFERENCES: Report cards will be sent home with students today. Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, January 22. Conferences for this quarter are optional unless requested by your child’s
teacher, or requested by you as a parent. Please follow the link http://signup.com/go/FgZCpTO at signup.com and find your grade level if you would like to request a conference with your child’s teacher, or if the box was checked by the teacher indicating that they would like to meet with you on the request form sent out last week.
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. A complete schedule of activities and dress themes for Catholic School Week is included in your weekly envelope today.
SERVERS FOR MASS ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 27:
Servers - Bethany, Gavin, Amelia
Readers - Dan Lexi, Evie (welcome)
Greeters - Adeline and June
Petitions - Lori, Carter, Maggie M.
Cantors - Maggie P. and Jianna
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. Please see the Book Fair Packet in your weekly envelope.
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 email@example.com.
VISION SCREENING: On January 15, the district nurse came to St. Francis and held a vision screening for our 2nd - 5th grade students. If your child was present that day and a concern was noted a form will be included in your weekly envelope.
HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATAION MEETING – TUESDAY, JANUARY 29: The third Home and School Association meeting of the 2018-19 school year is Tuesday, January 29. The meeting will be held in the Parish Hall and begins at 6:00pm. There will be a meal served starting at 5:30 and childcare provided during the meeting. Please send any items that you would like added to the agenda to Katie Feuerhelm. All families are welcome. Thanks! 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 Wednesday, February 20 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 Raffles: We have 9 more Grand Raffle tickets that are available to be sold in the office at this time. We have 116 tickets that are home with families. Thank you for continuing to sell these! Please attempt to find a buyer for your tickets and turn them in by Feb. 1st. After that date, a committee member will reach out to each family to confirm that they have the tickets and have the intention of selling them. We’d like to avoid the issue of having missing tickets when it comes closer to the actual Carnival date. Thanks again for helping to raise funds through this Carnival event! Your support means a lot to the school and students.
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. 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
May Gods Graces Be With You! Please call or e-mail if you have questions: 715-273-4391 or email@example.com
Chuck Buckel - Principal