St. Francis School News – January 19, 2018

GRANPARENTS’ DAY: Lunch reservations and money ($3.00 per grandparent) were due by Wednesday, January 17th.  PLEASE return it as soon as possible to the office so we can get a count.  Student mass will be   at 10:00 a.m. with activities and lunch following.

Service Hours:  RenWeb has been updated as of today.  Please take a look and make sure the office has all your service hours accounted for.  If you have a question, please call the office.

Right to Life Poster/ Essay Contest:

Posters: Essays:

3rd/4th Grade Honorable Mention: Lauren Miller 2nd Place : Jack Staff

5th/6th Grade Honorable Mention: Sydney Reed

7th/8th  Grade Honorable Mention: Evan Hirstius 3rd Place: Megan Chezum

Congratulations to these students and to everyone who participated.

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program

St. Francis is again participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program. This program is for all children in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Each child who chooses to participate is asked to read a total of six hours and return the reading log back into their teacher NO LATER than Monday, February 26th, 2018 (late entries will NOT be accepted). After turning in their log, the child’s name will be submitted and they will receive a FREE ticket to Six Flags for this summer (tickets are handed out towards the end of the school year)! If your child is in one of the relevant grades, they should have brought their reading log and information sheet home already. If you have not received this, or if you misplace your log anytime prior to February 26th, please have your child request a new one. If you have any other questions, please contact Mrs. Marshall for more information. 

WINTER CARNIVAL is coming soon! This year it will be at the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. Mark your calendar and join in the fun on Sunday, January 28th, 2018, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. New games added every year! More information coming home next week. IF you would like to help that afternoon, please contact Jane Gregory at 242-5302.

WCU CATHOLIC SCHOOL GRANT: If you are interested in applying for this $500 grant, please stop by the office for an application.  At least one parent of the student must be a WCU life or annuity member. The deadline for the application is March 1st, 2018.

QCES Foundation to Honor Western Catholic Union at the 2018

“Friend of Catholic Education Award” Dinner

Western Catholic Union has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools (QCES) Foundation’s Friend of Catholic Education Award for their many years of support for Catholic education in Quincy, as well as in 20 other communities. The WCU

will be honored at the Tenth Annual “Friend of Catholic Education Award” Dinner to be held on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, at the Quincy Quality Inn & Suites at 201 S. 3rd St. Dinner will be catered by “Drake’s Steak & Ale.” A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards program at 7 p.m. 

Tickets for the dinner are $100 per person. Individual and corporate table sponsorships are available for $1,000 and include 8 dinner tickets. The deadline for individual and corporate table sponsorships is Tuesday, January 16th. The preferred deadline for individual dinner reservations is Friday, January 26th. Revenue from the dinner is designated for the QCES Foundation’s Tuition-Assistance Fund for students enrolled in one of Quincy’s four Catholic elementary schools. Since 2009, the QCES Foundation has awarded nearly $775,000 in tuition assistance to families with students enrolled at Blessed Sacrament, St. Dominic, St. Francis, and St. Peter schools.

Those interested in purchasing dinner tickets or wishing to sponsor an individual or corporate table for the dinner honoring WCU, as well as those wishing to donate to the QCES Foundation’s Tuition-Assistance Fund

in honor of WCU, may contact Paul Rittof, executive director of the QCES Foundation, at 217-779-3157 or [email protected]. The mailing address for the QCES Foundation office is: 2223 St. Anthony Rd., Quincy, IL 62305.

School Support Carry-Out- How would you like to have a hot meal ready for you to take home after the 4:30    Mass on January 20th . The price will be $7.00 (CASH ONLY) Please take a moment to stop by the Parish Center on your way home, and pick up your dinner! There will  only be 100 meals available.  All proceeds will be given to the school.  We greatly appreciate the stewardship and generous talents of Matt Mueller, Ray Genenbacher and others, who are willing to provide this service once a month.  The menu will vary, but the food will always be amazing!    (Feb. 24th will be a Chicken Dinner.)

Thank you, Lori Shepard

Catholic Heart Work Camp Fundraiser: Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at QND on Sunday, Jan. 21st from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Adults $7.00 and Children 6-12 $4.00 (5 and under are free).

Dates To Remember           

      Jan. 26th: Skate Night at Scotties 6-8 p.m.

      Jan. 28th:  Catholic Schools Week begins

      Jan. 28th : Winter Carnival from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

      Feb. 2nd: Grandparent’s / Special Person’s Day (turn in your RSVP)

      Feb. 16th: ½ day school  dismiss at 11:30 with bus service

      Feb. 19th : No School : President’s Day