St. Francis School News – March 16, 2018

FRIDAY, MARCH 23RD: Any outstanding amounts owed for tuition, fees, hot lunch, after-care, etc. MUST BE PAID IN FULL by Friday, March 23rd, in order to register for the 2018-2019 school year.

FACTS Financial Aid: the site is up and ready. It was sent out in an email and is on the school website.  This is all done on-line now. There is NO paper copy to fill out and mail in.  All applications are due April 6th, 2018. If you need assistance, please contact the school and we can connect you with a mentor who can help.

Facts Tuition Loan Meeting: At St. Peter School on March 19th is now at 6:00 p.m. (originally at 7:00) will be held in the school gym. The meeting at Blessed Sacrament is also at 6:00 p.m. on March 20th.

Service Hours:  All service hours must be completed by May 1st.  Please stop by the office or check RenWeb 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. Thank you for your cooperation!


Tickets for the 2018 “EVERYBODY WINS” Mega Raffle will be sent home on Monday, March 19th, 2018, to nearly 1,000 QCES & QND families. If you do not receive your packet, please check your child’s backpack and/or call your school’s office. Enthusiasm for this year’s Mega Raffle is running very high, which we once again attribute to the “Super Early-Bird Drawing” for a cash prize of $10,000. However, that is just one of the 74 prizes that will be given away in all, totaling $167,750. The Grand Prize is $100,000; 2nd Prize is your choice of a new 2018 Chevrolet Camaro or a new 2018 Kia Sorrento; and Third Prize is $10,000. Only 4,000 tickets will be sold at $100 per ticket, so sell and/or purchase your tickets early, so you and your family don’t miss out on the fun. Last year we sold out before everyone wishing to purchase a ticket could do so. We anticipate that happening again this year.

The “Super Early-Bird” Drawing for the $10,000 cash prize will be held on Friday, May 11th, on Y101 at 8:10 a.m. Both ticket purchasers and sellers will have their names entered into the “Super Early-Bird” Drawing. To be eligible for the “Super Early-Bird” Drawing, tickets must be purchased and returned to the QND

Foundation Office by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1st.

If you have family living out of town, please let them know they can purchase Mega Raffle tickets online at, and they can list you as the ticket seller. Encourage your family, friends, and

co-workers to purchase their tickets by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1st, and both you and they will be eligible for the Super Early-Early Bird Drawing of $10,000 cash on Friday, May 11th.

In addition to the Super Early-Bird” Drawing on Friday, May 11th, there will be 18 “Early-Bird” Drawings. Five $100 “Weekly Wednesday” Winners will be announced live on Y101 at 8:10 a.m. each Wednesday, from May 16th – 30th, and one $500 “Fantastic Friday” winner will be announced live on at Y101 at 8:10 a.m. each Friday from May 18th – June 1st. The remaining 55 prizes, including the top three prizes mentioned above, will take place at the “EVERYBODY WINS” Mega Raffle “MEGA EVENT” on Saturday, June 2nd, from 5 – 11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Grounds on south 36th St.

Proceeds from the “EVERYBODY WINS” Mega Raffle are shared equally between the QCES and QND Foundations, and provide increased tuition assistance for QCES K – 8 students, as well as additional tuition assistance and technology upgrades for QND students. As you may know, Quincy’s five Catholic schools will also benefit from the $40,000 “Ticket Give Back” Program. The purchasers of Mega Raffle tickets can choose if they want $10 of their ticket to be given to one school or divided equally among two or more schools.

All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. You need not be present to win. For more information on the “EVERYBODY WINS” Mega Raffle, please visit, or contact Paul Rittof, Executive Director, QCES Foundation at (217) 779-3157 or Kurt Stuckman, Executive Director, Quincy Notre Dame Foundation at (217) 224-2598. To pick up additional tickets, you may contact the QND Foundation office at the number listed above.

Looking to hire for the St. Peter School After School Program:   We have an immediate opening in our After School Daycare Program.  If interested, please contact Mrs. Judy Domme at 217-224-4265.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is seeking an After School Daycare Program Coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year.  This program operates every full school day from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Interested persons should contact Christie Bliven @ 228-1477 or [email protected].

Dates To Remember

March 23rd : Kindergarten Round-Up  9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (please RSVP)

March 26 – April 2nd:  EASTER BREAK

April 3rd: School Resumes

April 5th : 4th Grade to QND Culture Day 8:45 to 11:45

(Alex’s Wish Shirt and dress code pants)

April 9th – 13th : BOOK FAIR

April 10th: 6th Grade to BIZ Town

April 19th: STEM Night

April 27th & 28th : School Play

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