Dear St. Francis School Families,
so loved the world
that He gave His only Son,
so that everyone who believes in Him
might not perish
but have eternal life.
- John 3:16
It is hard to believe but we are starting our second full week of school already. We had a wonderful start to the school year. I would like to thank both students and staff for all of their hard work. Thanks to the parents for the prompt return of all the many forms. As you will note in this week’s newsletter Homecoming 2017 is upon us. As you will see there are many fun activities planned for our students.
THIRD GRADE TEACHER: A new third grade teacher should be hired by the end of the week. There was a lot of interest in the position with many applications. I would like to thank Mrs. Swanson for her help the past two weeks as she stepped in and took over the teaching duties.
2017-2018 STUDENT DIRECTORY: We will be sending a directory home soon. If you haven’t already, please return your 2017-2018 Student Directory Form by Wednesday, September 6th.
MASS SERVING SCHEDULE: Our Mass Serving Schedule is included in your weekly envelope today for K – 5th grade.
YEARBOOK SIGNING – SEPTEMBER 8: Our 2016-2017 yearbooks have arrived! We will have a yearbook signing
activity on Friday, September 8. If your family ordered a yearbook last spring, I’m sending the payment envelope back to you in today’s newsletter as a reminder that you ordered a yearbook. No payment envelope means no yearbook was ordered. The yearbooks will be given to students on Friday. We’ll have some autograph sheets available for those who do not have a yearbook to be signed.
We have several extra yearbooks on hand for anyone who would like to purchase one at this time. Cost is $20, and checks should be made payable to St. Francis School.
HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION DUES: Please see the enclosed letter from Home & School President Becky
Beissel regarding our Home & School Association and Home & School dues. An envelope is included in today’s packet for
this. Please return by Wednesday, September. 13. Thanks.
ELLSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING ITEMS FOR SALE – TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Ellsworth High
School will celebrate homecoming Friday, September 15. Several EHS students will come to St. Francis during lunch on
Tuesday, September 5 through Friday, September 8 to sell Homecoming items. Homecoming items included t-shirts, pom-
poms, tattoos, beads, buttons, etc. A price list was sent home with each student last Friday. This year they will have
everything with them to give to the students immediately! Please make checks payable to The Panther Den.
ELLSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING - SEPTEMBER 15: Students are encouraged to show their Ellsworth spirit
by dressing in Panther colors (purple and white) on Friday, Sept. 15 for Homecoming. Face paint & hair color are
acceptable, but please no wigs, shoulder pads, cleats, etc
FALL DANCE CLINIC: The EHS Dance Team will be hosting a Dance Clinic September 30th from 1 – 3 pm. A registration form can be found in your weekly envelope. The clinic is offer to students in grades K-4th grade.
FIRE DEPARTMENT PROGRAM: The Ellsworth Fire Department will again be hosting its annual Fire Safety program. As of this writing a date has not been confirmed. As in the past students in grades 4YK, K, and 1st will have the opportunity to ride on a fire truck. Once you receive the permission forms please complete and return the forms to allow your child to ride the fire truck.
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 at McDonnel High School in Chippewa Falls on that day.
HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION MEETING – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14: The Home and School Association will hold its first meeting of the year at 6:00 pm on 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! If you have a question or topic that you would like addressed at the upcoming Home and School Association meeting, please submit it to President, Becky Beissel: email@example.com or 651-231-8698. It’s important to plan the agenda ahead of time, so that the meeting can move along efficiently. 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!
CARNIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We will hold our annual Carnival Event and Fundraiser Feb. 25, 2018. Please mark your calendars!
CARNIVAL PLANNING MEETING: There will be a Carnival Planning Meeting Sept. 7 at 6:00 pm, if you are part of the Carnival Committee please check for an email with more details.
KIDS CHOIR SCHEDULE: The fall schedule for our parish Kids Choir is included in today’s newsletter. Questions
about this opportunity for children should be directed to our parish music director, Missy Kowalchyk, at 715-273–5484 or
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Sept. 7 - Carnival Planning Meeting
Sept. 8 - Yearbook Signing
Sept. 11 – 15 - Homecoming Week
Sept. 14 - Home and School Meeting
Sept. 22 - No School (Teacher In-Service)
Sept. 28 - Farm and Rural Safety Day
Sept. 30 - EHS Fall Dance Clinic
Please keep our school and students in your Prayers!!
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