Dear St. Francis School Families,
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY
May we draw closer to your Mother Mary through the prayer of the rosary.
In this prayer we meditate on the mysteries of your life and hers.
Mary, we ask through your intercession a greater love for your Son.
Keep us close to him and show us how to imitate him as you did. Amen
JMC MESSAGING INFORMATION: New families received our JMC messaging information in their weekly envelope last week. Adding your desired messaging services will ensure that you receive messages (text, voice and/or email) from St. Francis School related to emergency/weather, your student and/or general information. Please complete the form and return by Wednesday, October 11.
Families already receiving these messages are asked to please make any changes needed to your JMC messaging information by Friday, October 13.
We will be sending out a test message (text, voice and/or email) the week of October 16. The exact date will be included in our weekly newsletter. Please let us know if you have any questions.
ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL GALA – TICKETS NOW ON SALE! Tickets are now on sale for this year’s St. Francis School Gala! The theme for this year’s event is 1920’s inspired; All That Jazz! Your $40 ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions. The event takes place Saturday, November 4, 2017 starting at 5pm at the Ridgetop Pavilion. We are asking each family to sell a minimum of two tickets to the event. A letter with more information and your family’s two tickets were sent home with last week’s newsletter. Response cards from the letter are due this Friday, October 13.
4-H AWARDS: Ann Webb from the Pierce County 4-H office will be at St. Francis School on Thursday, October 12 starting at 12:30 to distribute and cash checks for premiums students received at the Pierce County Fair.
PACKER/VIKING DAY - OCT. 13: In a spirit of friendly rivalry, students are encouraged to dress in either Green Bay
Packers or Minnesota Vikings colors on Friday, October 13. Hair color and face paint are acceptable, but please, no pads, wigs, cleats, etc. Go Packers!!!
NO SCHOOL - OCT. 16 & OCT 27: Students do not have classes on Monday, October 16 or Friday, October 27. These are district-wide in-service days.
FIRST RECONCILLIATION MEETING WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 AT 6:00. Please plan to attend if you have a second grader who will receive the sacrament this year. This meeting is for parents only. Child care will be available.
GR. 1 - FINGERPRINTING - OCT 19: The Ellsworth Police Department, along with Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services,
will complete fingerprint kits for first grade students on Thursday, October 19. 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 - OCT. 24: Our picture re-take day is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24. Students who did not
have their picture taken on August 22 during our Back-to-School Night will need to have theirs taken on October 24 so that we have a photo for the student permanent record and the yearbook. Let me know if your 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 photo package to the office by Wednesday, October 11.
We are also planning to take our all-school picture on Tuesday, October 24.
ROBIN HOOD - ALL-SCHOOL ASSEMBLY - OCT. 25: The Windy City Players will perform Robin Hood at St. Francis on Wednesday, October 25.
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.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Oct. 10 – Vision Screening (4YK – 1st Grade)
Oct. 12 - 4-H Fair check/cash distribution
Oct. 13 - Deadline to return sold/unsold tickets for the Gala
Oct. 13 - Packer/Vikings Day
Oct. 16 - Teacher In-Service (No School)
Oct. 18 - First Reconciliation Parent Meeting (Second Grade)
Oct. 19 - Child ID Fingerprinting (1st Grade)
Oct. 24 - Picture Retake Day and all-school picture
Oct. 25 - All-School Assembly – Windy City Players
Oct. 26 - End of 1st Quarter
Oct. 27 - Teacher In-Service (No School)
Oct. 31 - Harvest Breakfast
Nov. 1 - All Saints Day (No School)
Nov. 2 and 9 - Regular Classes, Evening P-T Conferences (more information coming soon)
Nov. 4 - St. Francis School Gala at the Ridgetop
Nov. 13 - Hearing Screening (4YK – 2nd Grade)
Nov. 17 - K- 2nd Grade – Fieldtrip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum (more information coming soon)
I hope you have a blessed week! Please call or e-mail if you have questions: 715-273-4391 email@example.com
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