October 8, 2018
Creator God, help us as we learn.
May we have the discipline to devote ourselves to our academic studies.
Help us take what we learn and apply it to our lives.
May our knowledge be used to serve you, dear God,
as we reach out to others and make the lives of those
who struggle around us a little better. Amen
Dear St. Francis School Families,
ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL GALA – TICKETS ON SALE! Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the St. Francis School Gala! Ticket order forms are due back to school by this Friday, October 12. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate our school at the Ridgetop Pavilion in Prescott, WI on November 3, 2018. Doors open at 4:30 pm for our adult community event that includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live music, and silent and live auctions. Tickets can also be purchased through the school office or online at http://www.stfrancisellsworth.org/gala.html.
ST. FRANCIS GALA ~ CLASSROOM THEME BASKETS: Just a reminder to please send your donation to your child’s teacher by Thursday, October 25. Thank you in advance for your support!
ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL MARKETING VIDEO: The Diocese of La Crosse has chosen to create marketing videos for all the schools in the La Crosse Diocese. On Tuesday, October 30, The Post House from Eau Claire will be at St. Francis School filming scenes for our marketing video. This video will be posted on our school and parish websites and Facebook pages and will also be used in marketing opportunities for our school. You will find a Talent Consent and Release Form in today’s envelope. Please sign and return this form by Wednesday, October 17 in order that your child be approved to be included in our school’s video. Please contact me with any questions you may have about the marketing video.
4-H AWARDS – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10: Ann Webb from the Pierce County 4-H office will be at St. Francis School on Wednesday, October 10 starting at 12:30 to distribute and cash checks for premiums that 4-H members earned at the Pierce County Fair.
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL FLU CLINIC INFORMATION – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11: The Pierce County Health Department will be providing a flu clinic on Thursday, October 11. Information was emailed with our weekly newsletter last week. Please return the consent form before Thursday, October 11 if you want your child to receive this vaccination. Also, please send a note allowing a St. Francis staff member/volunteer to walk your child to EES that day.
GRADE 5 - FIELD TRIP TO THE MN ZOO – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12: Fifth grade students will take a field trip to the MN Zoo on Friday, October 12. The following parents have offered to help chaperone.
Katie Feuerhelm, Jim Flanigan, Angie Marks, Angie McHardy, Drew Pechacek, and Jessica Puhrmann
Chaperones are asked to check in at the office by 8:50am
GR. 5 BAKE SALE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19: Our fifth grade class will hold a bake sale Friday, October 19. Items will be sold for 50 cents each. The proceeds of this sale will be used toward the cost of the fifth grade class trip to Valley Fair.
GR. 1 - FINGERPRINTING – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23: The Ellsworth Police Department, along with Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services, will complete fingerprint kits for first grade students on Tuesday, October 23. The fingerprinting will be done by a police officer at school, and then 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.
PICTURE RE-TAKES – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23: Our picture re-take day is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23. Students who did not have their picture taken during our Back-to-School Night will need to have theirs taken on October 23 so that we have a photo for the student permanent records and the yearbook. Let me know if you need another copy of the picture form which illustrated your background and pose choices. This was originally mailed to you in August. If you wish to have your child’s photo re-taken, please return the complete original package to the office by Wednesday, October 10.
FIRST RECONCILIATION PARENT MEETING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24: Please plan to attend this parent meeting at 6:00pm if you have a second grader who will receive the sacrament this year.
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26: Parent-teacher conferences are required at the end of first quarter for all students grades 4YK through grade 5. This year conferences are scheduled for Friday, October 26. You will be scheduled for a 15 minute conference with your child’s teacher between the hours of 12:00pm and 7:00pm Please use the following link to sign up for conferences: Conference Sign Up Link: http://signup.com/go/UqGTBRN
MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE: We will be participating in Mass on Tuesday, October 30 instead of Wednesday, October 31 due to The Post House marketing team being here that day. This will allow them to film our students participating in Mass, our Virtue Awards presentation and our 4th grade students receiving their Bibles.
SPECIAL HARVEST BREAKFAST - OCT. 31: We will have a special Harvest Breakfast for students on Tuesday, October 31, complete with pumpkins carved by our fifth grade class.
ST. FRANCIS “TRUNK OR TREAT”: Please join us for “Trunk or Treat” on Wednesday, October 31st from 5-8 pm in St. Francis School Parking Lot. Please bring your kids to trick or treat while youth and adults dress up like the Saints and hand out treats!!! All are welcome!!! Questions, please contact Cheryl Kaufer at 651-308-8576 or email@example.com
END OF FIRST QUARTER: The first quarter ends on Wednesday, October 31.
ALL SAINTS DAY – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (NO SCHOOL): There will be no school on Thursday, November 1 in honor of All Saints Day.
TEACHER IN-SERVICE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (NO SCHOOL): Students do not have classes on Friday, November 2. This is a district-wide in-service day.
NEW ST. FRANCIS HOME AND SCHOOL SCHWAN’S CAMPAIGN: Just in time for the Holidays! Please show your support for St. Francis School by adding our new Schwan's Campaign Code (#42263) to all your purchases. If you buy a $25 gift certificate, $10 automatically comes back to St. Francis School, plus 20% of all purchases! This is for both new and existing customers. If you've used before, just switch to the new code. All of your purchases will give back to the kids! We appreciate your support! Thank you!!
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 Started October 1, 2018 and runs until February 1, 2019.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Oct. 10 - 4-H Fair Premium Distribution
Oct. 11 - Flu Clinic
Oct. 12 - Fifth Grade Field Trip to the MN Zoo
Oct. 12 - Gala Ticket Sales Due
Oct. 19 - Fifth Grade Bake Sale
Oct. 23 - Child ID Fingerprinting (Grade 1)
Oct. 23 - Picture Retake Day
Oct. 24 - First Reconciliation Parent Meeting at 6:00pm (Grade 2)
Oct. 26 - Parent-Teacher Conferences from 12:00-7:00pm (No School)
Oct. 30 - Gentle and Diligent Virtue Awards following Mass
Oct. 30 - St. Francis Marketing Video Filming
Oct. 31 - Harvest Breakfast and Lunch in a Pumpkin
Oct. 31 - End of 1st Quarter
Oct. 31 - St. Francis “Trunk or Treat” from 5:00-8:00pm
Nov. 1 - All Saints Day (No School)
Nov. 2 - Teacher In-Service (No School)
Nov. 3 - St. Francis School Gala
God’s Grace Be With You and please call or e-mail if you have questions: 715-273-4391 firstname.lastname@example.org