Dear St. Francis School Families,
A Prayer for our Veterans
God of peace,
we pray for those who have served our nation
and have laid down their lives
to protect and defend our freedom.
We pray for those who have fought,
whose spirits and bodies are scarred by war,
whose nights are haunted by memories
too painful for the light of day.
We pray for those who serve us now,
especially for those in harm’s way.
Shield them from danger
and bring them home.
Turn the hearts and minds
of our leaders and our enemies
to the work of justice and a harvest of peace.
Spare the poor, Lord, spare the poor!
May the peace you left us,
the peace you gave us,
be the peace that sustains,
the peace that saves us.
Christ Jesus, hear us!
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer!
- Concord Pastor
Let us remember in grateful prayer all who have served our country
as Veterans Day is observed in our nation on Saturday.
FOLLOWING IN JESUS’ FOOTSTEPS
VIRTUE AWARDS FOR BEING DILIGENT:
Diligent – I start fast, work hard, and finish strong.
The hand of the diligent will rule. Proverbs 12:24
Walker Loberg, Vander Truttman, Gretta Rewolinski, Bethany Kaufer, Gavin Wittenberg, Lori Moldenhauer, and Karli Gutting
VIRTUE AWARDS FOR BEING GENTLE:
Gentle – I speak quietly and touch softly
The Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22
Eian Murphy, Sophia Oricchio, Amelia Dopp, Jordyn Paider, Rose Shafer, Connor Flanigan, and Sam Hines
4YK – CAUGHT SHOWING CHARACTER:
Diligent - Ryland Hines
Gentle - Samantha Augustine
4YK NO SCHOOL – NOV. 8: 4YK will not have school on Wednesday, November 8 due to Child Development Screening.
REPORT CARDS: Report cards for all students will be sent home last Monday. After reviewing your child’s report card,
parents are asked to sign and return the envelope to school by Wednesday, November 8 or at conferences on
Thursday, November 9. Report cards do not have to be returned.
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES – NOV 9: Parent-teacher conferences are required at the end of first quarter for all students grades 4YK through grade 5. There is still conference time available on Thursday, November 9 between the hours of 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. Please use the following link to sign up for your conference: Conference Sign Up Link: http://signup.com/go/5gM1Vz
2017-2018 YEARBOOK ORDERS: Orders are now being taken for this year’s yearbooks. 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: 1934618. You may also send your payment to school. Please make checks payable to St. Francis
School. You may write one check for all of your children.
GR. 1 - FINGERPRINTING HAS BEEN RESCHECULED – NOV. 9: The Ellsworth Police Department, along with Pierce
Pepin Cooperative Services, will complete fingerprint kits for first grade students. The fingerprinting will be done by
a police officer at school. The kit will be sent home for parents to complete and keep in a safe location. In the
event of an emergency, the kit would help parents provide vital information to emergency personnel.
STANDARDIZED TESTING: Second through fifth grades will participate in the diocesan standardized testing program beginning on October 20th and continuing through November 17th.
2018 CARNIVAL: All carnival committee members are invited to attend a planning meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16th at
6:30 PM. It will take place in the school library in the basement.
K – GRADE 2 - FIELDTRIP TO THE MINNESOTA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM – NOV. 17: Our Kindergarten through Second grade students will be taking a field trip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum on Friday, November 17. The permission slips were included with the October 23 newsletter for these students. Please complete and return with payment by Wednesday, November 8. The bus will depart from school at 8 a.m. and return at 2:15 p.m. A bag lunch will be needed, and will be eaten at the Children’s Museum. Thank you to the following parents and grandparents who will help chaperone. Chaperones are asked to check in at the office by 7:45 a.m. *means Safe Environment paperwork is needed
Dick Treptow (Arie’s Grandpa), Adrianna Holst, Lori Treptow ( Jens’ Grandma)*,
Ron Francis, Angie McHardy, Maria Dopp, Holly Johnson, Dan McMahon, Ashley Halverson, Amy Loberg, Lisa Murphy, Tony Huppert (Shawn’s Grandpa),
Donna Lorentz (Markus’s Grandma), Ladonna O’Neil, Cassie Huppert
Jessica Puhrmann, Caitlin Turner (Sophia’s Nanny), Angie Marks, Emily Rohl, Katy Truttman*,Renee Peterson, and Shari Turvaville.
ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL CLOTHING ORDERS: We will be placing an order for clothing with the St. Francis School logo.
Delivery will be made prior to Christmas vacation. Order forms were sent out last week. Please make checks payable to
St. Francis School. Order forms and payment are due by Friday, November 17.
THANKSGIVING VACATION - NOV. 22-24: There will be no school on Wednesday, November 22 through Friday,
November 24 for Thanksgiving Vacation. Classes will resume again on Monday, November 27.
HOLIDAY SCHWAN’S CAMPAIGN:
Looking for a great Christmas gift or some holiday treats? St. Francis School is starting a Schwan's campaign in time for the holidays. Buy a $25 gift certificate for someone special and the school gets $10! Any food and treat orders between now and Christmas gives back 20% to the school (GC give back $40). Thank you for your support!
1. Visit www.schwans-cares.com/c/34856
2. Click "Shop to Give"
3. Select team member, if applicable
4. Start shopping!
ORDER BY PHONE: Call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID: 34856 and Team Member ID, if applicable.
EASY FUNDRAISING: Have you tried Shoparoo?? It is an app that takes pictures of your receipts…any receipt. It is so simple. Just download the app and follow the prompts to set up an account connected with St. Francis.
Other easy fundraisers:
The following can be brought to school:
General Mills Box Tops for Education
Village or Country Hearth Bread
Our Family UPC Codes
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Oct. 20 - Nov. 17 - Standardized Testing (Grades: 2-5)
Nov. 8 - 4YK No School - Child Development Screening
Nov. 9 - Child ID Fingerprinting for 1st Grade (Rescheduled)
Nov. 13 - Hearing Screening (4YK – 2nd Grade)
Nov. 16 - Carnival Meeting
Nov. 17 - St. Francis Clothing Order Due
Nov. 17 - K- 2nd Grade – Fieldtrip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum
Nov. 22 - Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving Vacation
Nov. 29 - Attentive Virtue Awards following Mass
Nov. 30 - Home and School Meeting
I hope you have a blessed week! Please call or e-mail if you have questions: 715-273-4391 firstname.lastname@example.org