Dear St. Francis School Families,
“Every noble life
leaves its fiber
in the work of the world.”
PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOKS: The 2016-17 Parent/Student handbook is enclosed in your weekly envelope. Please sign the compliance form on the last page and return it to the school by Friday, October 21st. Disregard the due date on the form because there were delays in completing and printing the handbook.
JMC INFORMATION: JMC information was sent out last week with our newsletter. Please have your information updated by Wednesday, October 12. There will be a test call and text on Friday, October 21.
STUDENTS AT WEEKDAY MASS: Included in your weekly envelope you will find a list of all of the Mass parts that students (Kindergarten - 5th grade) will have on Wednesday’s until Christmas vacation. We will compile another list for January sometime in December.
HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION: Please see the Fundraising and Sub Committees 2016-2017 sheet included in your weekly envelope.
NO SCHOOL: There will be no school on Friday, October 14th. This is an in-service day for teachers.
4H AWARDS: Ann Webb from the Pierce County 4H office will be at St. Francis School on Wednesday, October 12th from 12:00 to 12:45 to distribute and cash checks for prizes students received at the Pierce County Fair.
WATKINS: Watkins pick up will be on Saturday October 22 from 8 -10 a.m. in the parish hall. The Parish Hall will also be open for 15 minutes following each Mass that weekend. Thank you for all of your support with this fundraiser! If anyone would be willing to help pack on Friday October 21, I would greatly appreciate it!! I only have a few that have committed to help, and I need at least 6 to make this happen. Thank you for considering volunteering a few hours of your time. If you can help, could you please contact Tina Hallock.
ALL-SCHOOL ASSEMBLY - OCT. 27: The Windy City Players will perform at St. Francis on Thursday, October 27th.
PICTURE RE-TAKES - OCT. 28: Our picture re-take day is scheduled for Fri., Oct. 28. If you wish to have your child’s photo re-taken, please return the complete original package to the office by Wed., Oct. 12.
SPECIAL HALLOWEEN BREAKFAST - OCT. 31: We have a tradition of celebrating Halloween with a special breakfast for students, complete with pumpkins carved by our fifth grade class. More information will be sent as the date nears! The wrong date was included in last week’s newsletter which has now been corrected.
HALLOWEEN CANDY COLLECTION: Our school is excited to participate in Allina Health’s Halloween Candy Collection, an event that promotes healthy living, including candy in moderation, exercise and proper dental care. On Tuesday and Wednesday, November 1 and 2, we will have a collection box at our school to collect candy donations (store-bought and individually-wrapped) from our students. The collected candy will be donated to a program that sends gift boxes to troops overseas. For each pound of candy collected, Allina Health will donate $1 to local food shelves, up to a total of $1,000.
If our school collects the most candy (a “pounds per student” comparison based on the number of students at each school) of the participating schools in our area, we will win $250 to be used towards equipment to help improve the health of our school along with other health and wellness prizes from Allina Health. We hope you will use this as an opportunity to talk with your children about the importance of eating candy in moderation, and to help them get excited about donating their surplus candy in a way that will benefit others. Thank you in advance for encouraging your children to participate in this program.
WINE & WISHES: Run for the Roses with Wine & Wishes!! The excitement continues to build as we prepare to Run for the Roses brought to you by the Wine & Wishes committee of St. Francis School. Please mark your calendar for Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 and join us at our adult community event that includes wine & beer tasting, hors d'oevres, beverages, entertainment and live and silent auction items. Help us make this our biggest and best one ever and we can't wait to share our enthusiasm with you. Visit our website for more details.
We are still in need of many volunteers, please visit our Volunteer Sign Up page on our website, and please donate what you are able. We are so appreciative! New volunteer opportunities added each week! Thank you!
LIBRARY PROGRAMS (Kindergarten – 5th grade) : Please see attachments for all the details: Make and Take Halloween and Lego Block Party.
Have an awesome week!
Please call or e-mail if you have questions: 715-273-4391
Mary Gardas Jim Streifel
Head Teacher Administrator