Dear St. Francis School Families,
2nd Grade Prayer
Dear God, We thank you for Jesus, our Grandparents, parents,
brothers & sisters, friends, pets, shelter, food, water, and air.
Thank you for creating everything we see!
Thank you for the life we live. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Please join us in prayer for our 2nd Grade Class
We all need to seek God in prayer with our joys, worries, and thankful moments. Thank you for being a prayer partner for our school. This week we will be lifting up our 2nd Grade Class in prayer ~Taelyn Hines, Ellie Holst, Oskar LaFave, Bentley McHardy, Charlie McMahon, Carter Moldenhauer, Eian Murphy, Brielle O’Neil, Sophia Oricchio, Emmie Pechacek, Gretta Rewolinski, and Vander Truttman
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
1 John 5:14
PRAYER PARTNERS: Next week, we will join together in prayer for our 1st Grade Students.
SHUTTERFLY FUNDRAISER: Do you purchase items from Shutterfly? By using the following URL at any time during the year to make your purchases, Shutterfly will donate 8% back to our school. Thank you in advance for your support of St. Francis School. stfrancisschoolellsworth.ShutterflyStorefront.com
WEATHER RELATED SCHOOL CLOSINGS: You will be notified by the St. Francis JMC system about school closings. Also, the Ellsworth district will continue to publicize any school closing or delayed starts on these radio/television stations, as well as the district website www.ellsworth.k12.wi.us
KCUE 1250 AM Red Wing
KSTP Channel 5 Mpls./St. Paul WCCO Channel 4 Mpls./St. Paul
KARE Channel 11 Mpls./St. Paul KMSP Channel 9 Mpls./St. Paul
St. Francis School may not be listed separately, but is included when the listing indicates Ellsworth Community School District. In the event of a two hour delay, St. Francis 4YK students will not have classes.
POTENTIAL INCOMING 4YK STUDENTS: We will begin our registration process for next year in early January with a mailing to potential 4YK students. If you have a child who will be 4 years of age by September 1, 2019, and would like
to receive registration materials for St. Francis School, please send me your child’s name and birth date as soon as possible. If you know of a family in our area who might like to receive registration information for any grade, please send or call me with the contact information. Thanks for your help in spreading the good news about our school!
HOLIDAY FOOD AND FUNDS DRIVE: Our 5th Grade Class at St. Francis is sponsoring a Holiday Food and Funds Drive to benefit the Ellsworth Food Pantry. In October alone, our local pantry served 394 of our friends and neighbors. Please give what you can to help everyone in our community have enough to eat during this Holiday Season.
***Please encourage all your friends and family who attend the St. Francis Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 13th to bring a food item to place in the collection boxes at the church.
Thanks so much for your help!
Mrs. Swanson and the 5th Grade Class
INDOOR PICNIC LUNCH – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28: Mrs. Brooks has planned an indoor picnic lunch for us on Wednesday, November 28. Students are encouraged to bring a beach towel to sit on!
HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATAION MEETING – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29: The second Home and School Association meeting of the 2018-19 school year is Thursday, November 29. The meeting will be held in the Parish Hall and begins at 6:00pm. Walking Tacos will be served starting at 5:30 and childcare provided during the meeting. The agenda is included in your weekly envelope today. All families are welcome. Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org
SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING VIDEO – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29: We will be offering the Safe Environment Video Training following our Home and School Meeting on Thursday, November 29 in the Parish Hall. If you are in need of this requirement please plan to attend at approximately 7:00.
CARNIVAL NEWS: There will be a Carnival Committee Meeting on Nov. 29th after the H&S Meeting. Also, we are beginning to gather sponsorships for the Carnival. If anyone would like to be a Saint Level Sponsor for $400, they can have their business name printed on the Grand Raffle Ticket. The deadline for this is Monday, Nov. 26th. Other sponsor levels are available later in December. Please contact us if you're interested Email: email@example.com
SCHOOL COLORS DAY – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7: Students are encouraged to dress in school colors, blue and white, on the first Friday of the month, December 7. Show your school pride!
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13: Grades K-5 will present our annual Christmas Program on Thursday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. in our church. We will have a reception in the parish hall immediately following
the program. Each family is asked to bring some type of food (cookies, bars, cheese & crackers, etc.) for this reception. A dress rehearsal will be held Wednesday, December 12 at 1:30 p.m. This is open to anyone who would like to attend.
4YK WINTER PROGRAM – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20: Our 4YK students will present a Winter Program to their parents and guests on Thursday, December 20. Our 4YK students and their parents are invited to join us for breakfast before the program. Following breakfast, 4YK students will return to their classrooms to get ready for their program. Grandparents and any other guests are asked to arrive between 8:15 and 8:25. The program will be presented in the parish hall, and will last approximately 15-20 minutes. Following the program, parents are asked to join their child in the classroom. We will conclude our activities at 10:00.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHRISTMAS POSTER CONTEST: Students in grades 1-5 have been invited to participate in the annual KC Christmas Poster Contest. First place entries from grades 1-4 are eligible to be sent on to the diocesan level contest. Students will complete these posters at school. Winners will be announced at our Christmas program on December 13.
PIERCE CO. HERALD ACTIVITY - GRADES K & 1: Kindergarten and first grade students have been invited to participate in the Pierce County Herald letters and wish lists to Santa activity. The letters will run in a special edition of the Pierce County Herald on December 19. Students will complete these letters/lists in their classrooms.
CHRISTMAS VACATION: Students will be dismissed at 3:25 on Friday, December 21 for Christmas vacation. Classes will resume on Thursday, January 3.
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 runs until February 1, 2019.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Nov. 28 - Attentive Virtue Awards following Mass
Nov. 28 - Indoor Picnic Lunch ~ bring a beach towel to sit on!
Nov. 29 - Home and School Meeting
Nov. 29 - Carnival Committee Meeting
Dec. 2 - Ellsworth Dance Team Holiday Clinic at the EES (Grades K-8th)
Dec. 7 - School Color Day
Dec. 12 - Dress Rehearsal (Christmas Program) at 1:30pm
Dec. 13 - Christmas Program at 6:00pm
Dec. 19 - Obedient and Content Virtue Awards following Mass
Dec. 20 - 4YK Winter Program at 8:30am
Dec. 24 - Jan. 2 - Christmas Vacation
Jan. 3 - Classes Resume
God’s Grace Be With You and please call or e-mail if you have questions: 715-273-4391 firstname.lastname@example.org
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