St. Francis School News – April 27, 2018

LUNCH BILL ACCOUNTS:  All lunch bills must be at a positive balance by May15th. 

SCHOOL PICNIC: Students must have a permission slip to attend and MUST have a parent/chaperone for the event. All service hours must be completed or fulfilled and all outstanding fees MUST be paid in full or at a positive balance before a student will receive report cards or have records transferred.  Thank you for your cooperation. This is a day of required attendance for K through 7th grades.

MEGA RAFFLE: 3,193 have been sold so far.  The deadline for the Early Bird drawing is 4:00 on Tuesday, May 1st.  All tickets must be turned into the Foundation Office at QND before this time in order to be eligible for this drawing.

Olympic Day Prize Donations: each participant (from all four schools) will receive a prize and we are asking for prize donations consisting of the following: candy (no chocolate), small packs of chips, water bottles, Gatorade, small toys, snacks of any kind. The Olympic Day committee thanks you for your help.

MAX DOLLARS FOR EDUCATION: In our commitment to education, County Market is pleased to present St. Francis Solanus School  with a check in the amount of $1000.00. County Market has now given more than $1.3 million to local schools over the past 23 years.  As an Associate-owned company, County Market understand the need to give back to the communities it does business in. County Market is happy to help our schools in the all-important task of educating our youth.  This year, County Market is donating nearly $75,000

To more than 40 area schools.  For more information on Max Dollars for Education, please go to: www.myCounty We would like to thank Brad Niemann and the Niemann family for their continued support!

Karate -A new 8 week session will begin on May 2, 2018. CYO Karate is offered on Wednesday and/or Fridays at 6:00 p.m. in St Dominic gym. Cost for 1 day a week is $40, and $60 for 2 days a week. Please contact John Wellman at 217-430-1399217-430-1399 for more information or visit

Class Rosters for 2018-2019

As a reminder, we do not take teacher requests for your child.  We have a systematic objective process that will balance the gender and skill set of the children in the class.  Teachers do have input to resolve any potential conflicts, and I value their expertise in this area.

Thank you for your support in advance,

Lori Shepard


School Play:  Tied to the Tracks will leave you in knots of laughter!  Come and watch Sheriff Billy Bold and Dakota Melody resist the evil Professor Silas Scavenger and Wild Prairie Rose as our heroine is bound to the tracks and helplessly watches a locomotive race toward her! Friday and Saturday, April 27th and 28th at 7:00 p.m. in St. Francis School gym.  Free Will donations welcomed.

Service Hours:  All service hours must be completed by May 1st.  Please stop by the office or check RenWeb (under parent name) to make sure how many hours are completed.  A $10.00 per hour will be charged if not completed and report cards/ records will be held until paid in full or fulfilled. In other words, your child will not get their report card at the school picnic unless all fees are paid in full / positive balance.  Let the office know if you have completed hours that go beyond playground duty. Thank you for your cooperation!


The St. Francis Home & School Association: Teacher Appreciation Week Committee will be collecting money from any families willing to donate to purchase gift certificates to the Gene Grawe Fund for the St. Francis Teachers & Staff for Teacher Appreciation/”End of the Year” gifts this year!  If you would like to contribute, please send cash or check (of any denomination you prefer) to the school office no later than Monday, April 30 in an envelope marked HSA – Teacher Gifts.  Checks may be made payable to St. Francis Home & School Association.  The total amount of donations collected will be divided equally between the 34 teachers/staff and presented to them in the form of a Gene Grawe Fund Gift Certificate at the Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Monday, May 7 hosted by Home & School Teacher Appreciation Week Committee.

For those of you that are also donating gift cards & raffle items for this event as well, thank you!  Any one is welcome to donate a raffle item to be raffled off to our teachers & staff after the luncheon.

Thank you for participating in this special gift to those who do so much for our children!

Dates To Remember


April 27th & 28th : School Play at 7:00 p.m. in the gym

April 29th: 1st Communion at 2:00 p.m.

May 8th: Olympic Day (Rain out date May 10th)

May 11th: 8th Grade class trip

May 15th: Confirmation 7:00 p.m.

May 18th: Graduation 7:00 p.m.

May 30th: School Picnic at Upper Moorman Park


Our last after Mass meal of the year on May 19 after 4:30 mass. 

Menu will be:

8oz Ribeye steak

Baked potato



Price will be $10. Will have 100 available.