Dear St. Francis School Families,
Dear Jesus we know that you called people
who others thought were least likely to be called.
May we show similar dignity and respect to all people.
May we not seek power and popularity.
Instead, may we seek goodness, kindness and love. Help us walk in the path of virtue.
FATHER ERIC IS IN GHANA: Father Eric left for Ghana Sunday, November 12 and he will return Friday, December 15. Please keep him in your prayers. Father Eric will say Mass for all the weekly intentions in Ghana. During this time there will not be daily Mass so our St. Francis students and staff will be participating in a special service in the Parish Hall on Wednesday mornings at 8:30. Parents and grandparents are always welcome!
ST. FRANCIS GALA COMMITTEE: Wrap up meeting tonight 6-8pm at the St. Francis Parish Hall.
HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION MEETING – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30: The Home and School Association will hold its second meeting of the year at 6:00 pm this Thursday, November 30 in the parish hall. Please join us and invite a fellow school parent to come with you! The agenda for this week’s meeting is enclosed. It’s sure to be an informative and fun meeting! Child care will be provided in a classroom, refreshments will be served and by attending you’re eligible for a door prize!
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 is not 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, 2018, 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!
2017-2018 YEARBOOK ORDERS: Orders are now being taken for this year’s yearbooks. As in the past, the yearbook will be delivered next September, allowing us to include photos through the last day of school! The price for the all-color, 28 page, soft-cover yearbook is $20.00. You can order your yearbook online at YBPay.lifetouch.com with the Yearbook ID Code: 1934618. You may also send your payment to school. Please make checks payable to St. Francis School. You may write one check for all of your children.
SCHOOL COLORS DAY - DECEMBER 1: Students are encouraged to dress in school colors, blue and white, on the first Friday of the month, December 1. Show your school pride!
NO SCHOOL - DECEMBER 8: Students will not have classes Friday, December 8 as we observe the holy day, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - DECEMBER 14: Grades K-5 will present our annual Christmas Program on Thursday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. (please note time change) 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 13 at 1 p.m. This is open to anyone who would like to
If you would be willing to help launder and press program costumes after the Christmas program, please complete and return the enclosed form. Thanks, in advance, for your help!
ATTENTION, ATTENTION, ATTENTION: I would like to draw your attention to the change in start time for the 2017 Christmas Program. As stated in the above memo the Christmas program will start at 6:00 pm. Since the program is on a school night and all of our children will have been in school all day I thought it would be good to have the start and the ending time earlier. I hope this meets with your approval and understanding. If you have any questions please feel free to call me.
4YK WINTER PROGRAM - DECEMBER. 19: Our 4YK students will present a Winter Program to their parents and guests on Tuesday, December 19. 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 8:10 and 8:15. 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 9:30.
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 Dec. 14.
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 20. Students will complete these letters/lists in their classrooms.
CHRISTMAS VACATION: Students will be dismissed at 2:45 on Wednesday, December 20 for Christmas vacation. Classes will resume on Thursday, January 4 at 8:05 a.m.
HOLIDAY SCHWAN’S CAMPAIGN: Looking for a great Christmas gift or some holiday treats? St. Francis School is starting a Schwan's campaign in time for the holidays. Buy a $25 gift certificate for someone special and the school gets $10! Any food and treat orders between now and Christmas gives back 20% to the school (GC give back $40). Thank you for your support!
1. Visit www.schwans-cares.com/c/34856
2. Click "Shop to Give"
3. Select team member, if applicable
4. Start shopping!
ORDER BY PHONE: Call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID: 34856 and Team Member ID, if applicable.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Nov. 27 - Gala Committee wrap up meeting
Nov. 28 - 2nd - 5th Grade Vision Screening
Nov. 29 - Attentive Virtue Awards following our special Service in the Parish Hall
Nov. 30 - Home and School Meeting
Dec. 1 - School Color Day
Dec. 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception (No School)
Dec. 13 - Dress Rehearsal -1:00 p.m.
Dec. 14 - Christmas Program - 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 19 - 4YK Winter Program
Dec. 21 - Jan.3 – Christmas Vacation
Jan. 4 - Classes resume at St. Francis at 8:05
I hope you have a blessed week! Please call or e-mail if you have questions: 715-273-4391 firstname.lastname@example.org