St. Francis School News – August 31, 2018

Taking Care of Business Paperwork: Please turn in your paperwork to the office as possible.

FOUND YOUTH GROUP: Last week’s newsletter stated 6 thru 8th grades are invited but should have said 7th thru 9th grades.  We apologize for the error and confusion. 

YEARBOOKS: This year we have changed companies to LifeTouch.  The yearbooks will be in color and will be sold SEPARATELY from photos.  A flyer will be sent home for ordering.  And a different flyer will be sent home for picture orders.  Any questions, please call the school office.

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.

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.

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 trying to start a boys league as well.  Games will most likely begin the week of Sept. 10.

The Parochial Music Organization Choir is  registering students for the 2018-19 school year. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 5 in the QND choir room.  Students in grades 7-8 rehearse from 3:00-4:00 pm, and students in grades 4-8 rehearse from 4:10-5:00 pm.  A flyer and registration form is being sent home with the students or emailed depending on your school’s protocol.  For more information or a registration form, contact Monica Scholz, PMO Choir Director, at [email protected].


We invite all parents to come to St. Francis Solanus to meet our teachers and find out important information about your child’s upcoming school year.  Teachers will share their academic expectations, how much homework will typically be given, what is the best way to contact the teacher.  They will discuss behavior expectations, classroom management, and will allow time for general questions.  We want to thank so many of you who came to our “Blessing of the Back Packs” prayer service, and encourage you to attend this very important night as well. It is a great way to establish a relationship with a new teacher and create a supportive network with other parents.  We are blessed and honored to have your children at St. Francis Solanus, and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 4th.  Please see the schedule below for the individual classes.

My Best,

Lori Shepard, Principal

KINDERGARTEN:  6:15- 6:45 in your classroom

GRADES 1-3:           6:50-7:05 in your classroom

GRADES 4-5:           7:10-7:25 in your classroom

GRADES 6-8:           7:30-8:00 in the cafeteria


Dates To Remember

  September 3rd: NO SCHOOL Labor Day

    September 4th:  Meet the Teacher Night 6:15 to 8:00 (schedule to follow)

    September 10-14th: BOOK FAIR  (volunteers needed)

    September 18th: Picture Day for the Yearbook

    September 18th : Prayer Walk for School

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