Jesus is alive! He has risen from the dead! What amazing news we have to share!
Dear Lord, We thank you for loving us and keeping us safe and healthy.
Please watch over us, our families, our pets and all the things we love.
We pray for our world to be a more beautiful and peaceful place for us to grow up in. In your name, we pray. Amen.
PRAYER PARTNERS: Please join us as we lift up Mrs. McHardy and our preschool students in prayer during the month of April. Samuel Behnam, Sophia Behnam, Odin Bergman, Nettie Brunner, Tristan Field, Brindalyn Hager, Kayden Hager, Colton Hannegraf, Teagan Harter, Ila Hoyer, Ruston Huggett, Kaden Koch, Kamille Leonard, Lucy Mewes, Zoey Molberg, Mariella Petersen, Ruby Schultz, Finley Thibault, Benson Wesser.
Don’t worry about anything: instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6
During the month of May, we will be lifting up Mrs. Koch and our 2nd grade students in prayer.
FOLLOWING IN JESUS’ FOOTSTEPS
VIRTUE AWARDS FOR FORGIVENESS:
Forgiveness – When we forgive, we choose to love and forgive others.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
Cedrec LaFave, Trystan O’Neil
3YK and 4YK – CAUGHT SHOWING CHARACTER:
Forgiveness - Nettie Brunner, Ruby Schultz, Alton Matzek
DRESS CODE REMINDERS: As the warmer weather approaches, please remember our school dress code. Many students have grown significantly since last fall and their summer shorts are now too short for school attire.
Shorts may be worn but the length must be at least fingertip length.
Spaghetti straps may be worn only if a t-shirt or tank top is worn underneath.
Bare midriffs, halter tops, excessively open tank tops, off the shoulder tops, very tight clothing or sheer clothing may NOT be worn. Please use good judgment for your child.
Torn clothing may not be worn, especially clothing torn at the knees.
Tennis shoes, with a closed back, that tie or fasten are required for all recesses and phy-ed classes. Students will be allowed to change into tennis shoes before recess and phy-ed, if needed.
Flip-flops should not be worn for school.
REGISTRATION FORMS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR: Thank you to everyone who has returned the registration forms for the 2022-2023 school year. We are so glad your student(s) will be learning with us.
ST. FRANCIS PRESCHOOL: St. Francis School will be offering three, 3-year-old preschool class options next year; 3 day class M/W/F, 2 day class T/Th or a 5 day class M-F. Classes are held from 8:30-11:00 AM with Wrap-Around Care options for the morning and afternoon. Registration is now open. More details can be found on our website! If you’d like more information please contact our school office at 715-273-4391. Choice of days will be honored on a first come basis so please register early. Enrollment numbers will be capped in order to ensure adequate staffing and programming to meet student needs. Currently there are no openings in the MWF/M-F section and 3 openings in the TTH section.
SACRAMENTS: 2nd grade students will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion this school year. There will not be a Parent Reconciliation Meeting but parents will be receiving a parent guide for Reconciliation. First Reconciliation will be held on March 31, 2022. There will be a First Communion Family Meeting on April 20, 2022. First Communion will be on Sunday, May 1, 2022.
SCHOOL COLOR DAY - FRIDAY, APRIL 1 AND FRIDAY, MAY 6: Students are encouraged to dress in school colors, blue and white, on Friday, April 1 and Friday, May 6. Show your school pride!
SCREENING DAY - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6: Our 4YK students will not have class on Wednesday, April 6 due to District Screening that day.
SPRING PICTURES - THURSDAY, APRIL 7: Students will have an opportunity to have a spring photo taken on Thursday, April 7. PLEASE NOTE: ALL STUDENTS WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED THIS YEAR! Younger brothers/sisters who are not in school yet may be photographed with older siblings beginning at 8:00 a.m. If you wish to have a group photo taken of your children, please send a note indicating that by Monday April 4. The flyer with background choices is included in your monthly envelope today. You may also order online @ http://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/EVTGGZTH3
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 15 AND EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 18 (NO SCHOOL): St. Francis Students will not have classes on Good Friday, April 15 and Easter Monday, April 18. Ellsworth Public School will have class on Monday, April 18 as a make-up day for the State Football Game.
GR. K-5 ROLLER SKATING TRIP – FRIDAY, APRIL 22: Our skating party has been set for Friday, April 22 for Kindergarten–Fifth Grade at Vision Quest in Menomonie! As always, we need the help of many parents to make this activity possible! The sign-up sheet for parent chaperones and the student permission slip are included in your monthly envelope today and are due back by Wednesday, April 6.
WALK FOR VIRTUES PLEDGE FORMS: Our Walk for Virtues pledge forms, permission slips and request for parent volunteers are included in your monthly envelope today. This provides an opportunity to request pledges from family & friends when getting together for Easter celebrations. Please see the letter with the pledge form for more information. Please complete and return by Wednesday, April 13.
Each student needs a signed permission slip and at least one pledge to be able to participate in our Walk. Student pledge forms (not the money) are due on Wednesday, May 4. The Committee will copy them that evening. A copy will be sent home with students on May 6, after the Walk, so that they are able to collect their pledges and turn in their money on Monday, May 9. (Inclement Weather Date - Friday, May 13)
WALK FOR VIRTUES - FRIDAY, MAY 6: We’re very excited to walk together for this great fundraiser. This year’s goal is $13,000! We will gather at school to begin our walk at 8:30 am. We will walk from school to the Ellsworth High School Track. All students grades 4K-5 will be walking. 3YK students will not be officially walking but will be going over to the track at 8:30. They will return to school no later than 10:30. All parents and siblings are welcome. Younger siblings need to be under the direct supervision of a parent at all times. While strollers may be used for younger siblings walking to the track, strollers of any kind are not allowed on the High School track. 4K-Grade 2 will walk from 8:30-11:00 and Grades 3-5 will walk from 8:30-11:30. There are MANY more details about this wonderful annual event included in the forms enclosed in todays’ monthly envelope. Thanks for making this family event a successful fundraiser!
SPRING PROGRAM/ART SHOW - THURSDAY, MAY 12: We will present our Spring Program & Art Show on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. in the parish hall. Our 4YK students will present their songs at the beginning of the program, and will then be invited to join their parents in the audience for the remainder of the concert.
Each family is asked to bring some type of food (cookies, bars, cheese & crackers, veggies & dip, etc.) for the reception that will follow. Weather permitting, we will hold the reception outside!
We will have a K-5 dress rehearsal Wednesday, May 11 at 1:00 p.m. This is open to anyone who would
like to attend.
CARPENTER NATURE CENTER: Each class will take a field trip to the Carpenter Nature Center this spring as part of our science curriculum. Permission slips and requests for parent chaperones are included in the monthly envelope for our K through 3rd Grade students. Please return the forms with appropriate fees by Wednesday, April 6. The cost is $10.00 per student. There is no cost for parent chaperones. Permission slips for our 4YK will be sent home closer to the dates of their field trip.
The schedule is as follows: Please mark your calendar!
4YK – Monday, May 23 (Turtles)
Second & Third – Monday, May 9 (Food Chains)
K & First – Tuesday, May 10 (Flowers & Pollination)
5TH GRADE TRIP TO VALLEYFAIR: Our Fifth grade students will take their class trip to Valley Fair on Thursday, May 26. Permission slips for our fifth grade students are included in the monthly envelope today.
MEMORIAL DAY – MONDAY, MAY 30 - NO SCHOOL: Students do not have classes Monday, May 30, due to our observance of Memorial Day.
GR. 5 - RELEASE OF STUDENT RECORDS: Fifth grade families are asked to sign and return the enclosed Release of Student Records by Wednesday, April 6. This form provides permission to send copies of your child’s records to the Ellsworth Middle School.
IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED FOR NEXT YEAR - AFFECTS CURRENT GRADE 5 AND GRADE 4YK STUDENTS: Parents of students currently in Grades 5 and 4YK are reminded of Wisconsin State Immunization Law which requires additional immunizations before next school year.
YEARBOOK: Yearbook Online Ordering is open! Visit https://ybpay.lifetouch.com to order. Our ID code is 1934622.
HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION NEWS
The next Home and School meeting will be held Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. Please note there will be no daycare or meal available. Hope to see you there!
Thank you to all the people so far that were nominated who have agreed to be placed on the upcoming ballot for the 2022-2023 Home and School Board Association. The ballot is included in your monthly envelope today. Please return ASAP but no later than Wednesday, April 6.
FYI- there will be a change in pick-up on Friday, April 22 and drop off on Monday, April 25 to accommodate GALA activities. More information will be coming as the time gets closer.
ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL GALA – APRIL 23
Do you have your lederhosen and dirndls?! The “Ein Prosit” Oktoberfest Gala is just around the corner! We hope you are making plans to join us for live German music, a biergarten, an authentic soft pretzel bar, and a German buffet. Try your luck at raffles, partake in a game of hammer-shlagen, and place your bids on the silent auction, class projects, fund-a-need, and premier auction.
While preparations for the event are in full swing, here are some reminders for our school families:
Thank you to all our school families for your contributions to our school’s largest fundraiser!! We can’t wait to celebrate in das bierzelt with you. Prost!
TASTE OF TUSCANY: The Ellsworth Community School District Foundation is hosting its annual Taste of Tuscany on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Vino in the Valley. You are invited to enjoy live music, wine tasting, wagon rides, a silent auction, and buffet meal. Social hour begins at 4:30 pm and dinner is served from 5-8 pm. Tickets cost $40 and are available to purchase in the St. Francis School Office. Proceeds from the event fund the Foundation’s EXCEL grants, which St. Francis is eligible for and has been awarded in the past.
May God Bless Our St. Francis Families!!
Please call or email if you have questions: 715-273-4391 or
Mary Cormican - Principal email@example.com