Dear St. Francis School Families,
Good and Gracious God,
we know that with faith and trust in you all things are possible.
During this new beginning help us each feel your presence
and your calming influence in our lives.
May the knowledge and awareness of your power
assist each of us when we learn during this year.
NEW THIRD GRADE TEACHER: I am pleased to inform you that a third grade teacher has been hired. After interviewing several fine applicants the position was offered to Tessa Davis, a graduate of Ellsworth Senior High School and recently the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Please take the time to stop by her room and introduce yourself. Her email address is email@example.com
THANK YOU: I would also like to thank Mrs. Kathy Swanson for helping out as the search for a new teacher was conducted. A big “Thank You” to Mrs. Swanson.
HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION MEETING – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14: The Home and School Association will hold its first meeting of the year at 6:00 pm this Thursday, September 14 in the parish hall. Please join us to learn how you can be a part of the excitement of our school. Invite a fellow school parent, or one of our new families to come with you! The agenda for this week’s meeting is enclosed. It’s sure to be an informative and fun meeting! All parents or guardians are encouraged to attend. Child care will be provided in a classroom, refreshments will be served and by attending you’re eligible for a door prize!
ELLSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING WEEK: This week is Homecoming week which will culminate with the game on Friday night. Students are encouraged to show their Panther Spirit by dressing in Purple and White Friday, September 15.
CUB SCOUTS: The representatives from the local Cub Scout troop will visit St. Francis Catholic Elementary School on Tuesday, September 19. They will do a short presentation to our students.
DIOCESAN TEACHER INSERVICE - NO CLASSES - FRI., SEPT. 22: St. Francis students will not have classes on Friday, Sept. 22 as our teachers will be attending a Diocesan Teacher In-service that day.
FIRE DEPARTMENT PROGRAM: The Ellsworth Fire Department will be at St. Francis at 8:00 am on Monday morning September 25 for the annual Fire Safety presentation to our 4YK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade classes. We ask that your permission slip be returned by Wednesday, September 20 to allow your child to ride the fire truck.
GR. 4 - PIERCE CO. FARM & RURAL SAFETY DAY - THUR., SEPT 28: Fourth grade students will have the opportunity to join with other fourth grade students in Pierce County for Farm & Rural Safety Day, held at the Pierce
County Fairgrounds on Thursday, September 28. The permission slip is included in today’s newsletter for fourth grade families. Please return the permission slip by Wednesday, September 20. Thanks.
FALL DANCE CLINIC: The EHS Dance Team will be hosting a Fall Dance Clinic Sept. 30th for all students K-4th grade. Registration forms were sent home last week and are due back by Wednesday, September 13.
SCHOOL COLORS DAY/CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS/PET BLESSING - OCT. 4: The feast day of our school and parish patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi, is Oct. 4. This day is always one of great celebration for our
entire parish! We will attend the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Wednesday and students are encouraged to show their school spirit by dressing in school colors: blue and white. We do not permit face paint or hair color on any school color days.
We will have a special blessing of animals, following the Mass, on the grassy area east of our church. This will include our 4YK students. There is a special sign-up sheet included with this newsletter asking for parents or grandparents who would be willing to bring an animal or pet to be blessed after Mass and taken home again immediately following. Please, no pets or animals in classrooms. Please return this form by Wednesday, Sept. 27th.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Sept. 14 - Home and School Meeting
Sept. 15 - Homecoming Dress Up Day
Sept. 19 - Cub Scouts visit St. Francis
Sept. 22 - No School (Teacher in Service)
Sept. 25 - Ellsworth Fire Dept. Fire Safety presentation
Sept. 28 - Pierce County Farm and Rural Safety Day
Sept. 30 - EHS Fall Dance Clinic
Oct. 4 - Feast of St. Francis
Oct. 16 - Teacher In-Service (No School)
Oct. 24 - Picture Retake Day
Have an awesome week! Please call or e-mail if you have questions: 715-273-4391 firstname.lastname@example.org
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