St. Francis School News – August 24, 2018

Dear Parents,

We are blessed and honored to have your children with us for the 2018-2019 school year.  Welcome to our new families and we hope you feel at home here in no time!  It was wonderful to reconnect with all of you at our “Taking Care of Business Day” in the gym on August 8th as well as the “Blessings of the Backpacks” on August 19th.  We greatly appreciate your involvement and support of our school.  The Lord has provided us with some new teachers that will bring a fresh approach and a wealth of experience to our classrooms and our students.  We have been very fortunate that they have selected our school to continue their academic careers.  We look forward to seeing you this coming year and we thank you in advance for the many volunteer hours that you provide to make St. Francis Solanus the best it possibly can be!

Lori Shepard, Principal

Bussing for 2018-2019 school year: Buses will run at the same time for St. Francis next year.  There are no changes in the schedule per Mr. Roy Webb.  If you have any questions please call the Bus Barn at 224-5910.

RenWeb: Please make sure your email and phone numbers are correct.  This information is used for lunch billing, parent communication, and weather related issues for school.

2017-2018 Yearbooks: we have extras from last school year if you would like to purchase one.

Flowers and Landscaping: if you would be interested in volunteering time and a green thumb, please let the school office know.

Student / Parent Handbook: Please note there have been some updates and changes to some of the school’s policies.


“St. Francis Solanus School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in Administrator of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and school administered programs.”

Parish Picnic 2018: If you volunteered at the picnic in June, these hours are counted towards this year’s 10 hours.  Please let the office know and they will be marked in the book.  Thanks.

Cap Collection:  please collect caps for Nicole Costigan. She is planning on creating Buddy Benches. Please collect the plastic caps from water bottles, soda bottles, etc. and turn them into the school office.   A flyer will be sent home as well to let you know what caps/lids can be donated.

Book Fair: Volunteers are needed to take over this wonderful event.  If you would be interested in helping / running this, please contact the school office. 

Art Center After School Programs:

 Any student interested in attending an after- school Art Center program to be held on Wednesday afternoons should sign up with the Art Center at 223-5900. If there is enough interest, we will again partner with the Art Center to provide that opportunity for our students. 

CYO Volleyball Fall 2018:  Registration will run Aug. 15 – 31.  Please go to to register and make your payment.  Games will be played at K & L Arena.  This year we are tyinig to start a boys league as well.  Games will most likely begin the week of Sept. 10.

Our first FOUND 6-8th youth group gathering will be on August 26th- Slip n Slide Kickball!!! Meet at St. Peter School in the Martha Jane Room at 6:30 pm. We will finish at 8 pm. You will get WET! Bring a towel.

Please Be Watchful:  We have been informed by 2 hair salons in the Quincy area that they have seen an increase in head lice recently.  We are just passing this information along.  Please be proactive and check your children.  Thank you!

    Dates To Remember

  September 3rd: NO SCHOOL Labor Day

    TBA :    Open House

    September 18th: Picture Day for the Yearbook

    September 25th : All City Mass at QND at 9:30