St. Francis School News – January 5, 2018

Before School Daycare:  Parents, it has come to our attention that students are being dropped off before school and are wandering the halls in the morning, or in the restrooms until they are allowed in the cafeteria at 7:55 AM.  This is a safety concern for our school.  All students must be supervised at all times.  If you need to drop your child off earlier than 7:55, they must be enrolled in Before School Daycare for their safety.  Please make every effort to support this policy.  Thank you!

Pringles Cans: If you have any empty cans, please bring them to the school office for Mrs. Slough. Thanks!

It’s not too late to join PMO Choir Rehearsals begin Wednesday, January 10.  7-8 graders rehearse from 3-4 pm, and 4-6 graders rehearse from 4:10 – 5 pm in the QND Choral room. For more information, or to be emailed a registration form, contact Monica Scholz, [email protected].

LUNCH BILLS/SERVICE HOURS: Please note that all Lunch Bills should be paid in full or at a positive balance.  And if you have any service hours that need to be logged other than Playground duty, please let the school office know so they can be counted.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Winter weather: If the wind chill is 34 or above, the students will go outside for recess.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the cold weather.  Thank you.

FOUND Winter/Spring 2018 for 7th, 8th and 9th Grades: All events are from 6:30pm-8pm and meet in the Martha Jane Room at St. Peter School unless otherwise noted

January 7th Dodgeball Meet in MJ Room, will head to gym for dodgeball and end in MJ Room

21st– Laser Tag at Scotties- Drop off and Pick up there! Please bring money for extra snacks and games- 1 game laser tag and pizza provided

February 4th– 2 x 4 for HOPE, bring $3 donation for a 2×4 to decorate

18th– Cassano’s Pizza Party- Drop off and Pick up there!

March 11- Photo Scavenger Hunt- Drivers Needed!!

18- Encounter (Adoration)- open to all, Meet in the MJ room, will go up to church and conclude in MJ Room

April 15- Jesus, Ninja Warrior         April 29- Fear Factor

 No May event due to First Communion, Mother’s Day, Graduation, and Memorial Day!


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 for only $7.00? A delicious meal consisting of a pork chop, vegetable, potato and roll will be available for Carry-Out only, in the Parish Center after Mass.  Please take a moment to stop by the Parish Center on your way home, and pick up your dinner!  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!

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).

HSA meeting Tuesday January 9th at 7:00. We will be taking nominations for a new president and secretary. Thanks Heather

Dates To Remember   

Jan. 15th : No School –Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan. 18th:  6th Grade to QND –Wild About QND

Jan. 26th: Skate Night

Jan. 28th:  Catholic Schools Week begins

Feb. 2nd: Grandparent’s / Special Person’s Day

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

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