St. Francis School News – March 2, 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.

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.

Olympic Day shirt orders: all orders are due by Monday, March 5th.  Any questions, please call the office or contact Mr. Miller.  Forms must be turned in a.s.a.p.  Students that do not have a shirt for Olympic Day will NOT be able to participate.

6th,7th,&8th Grade Dance: all students will be asked to stay and help clean up the Parish Hall before leaving.  If all contribute to the effort, it should not take long.  Students should dress up and wear appropriate clothing for a school dance.  It will be held in the Parish Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9th

  6th Grade: chips   7th Grade: dessert 8th Grade: drinks

School Safety: Parents, we have implemented a safer plan to drop off your children in the mornings, but a plan is not foolproof, unless everyone follows it.  We were notified at a Board Meeting this week that parents are dropping off children in the West parking lot and allowing them to walk through the parking lot without supervision.  One child was almost hit by a car that was backing up.  The main reason we do not allow any cars to park near the building is for that very reason.  We have a fence in place to funnel children to the safe area- the crosswalk- so that they may walk in front of passing cars with supervision by a teacher who will stop the traffic. If your child is dropped off in the West parking lot, in the alley, or on the street across from the school and allowed to walk alone through traffic, we have a serious concern.  Please take the time to escort them to the fenced area so they are not walking alone where the traffic is moving.  We realize everyone is in a hurry to get to work, but your child’s safety is more important than anything else.  Please take the extra few minutes to follow the plan that is in place and do not put your child in danger.  We cannot always prevent an accident, but by being proactive, we can do our very best to protect your precious children.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this urgent matter.

Lori Shepard

QND Spring Show:  The QND music students will present their annual Spring Show, CINEMANIA on  Friday, March 16 at 7:00 and Saturday, March 17 at  2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. in the Orr Auditorium at JWCC.   All five QND Choirs, Jazz Band, Comedy Ensemble, “Mixed Nuts”, and student specialty acts will be highlighted. Tickets are on sale now! Ticket prices are $15 for adults in advance and $18.00 at the door. Student tickets are $6. To reserve tickets in advance, contact Roberta Hutson at [email protected] or 217-617-6654. Tickets are also available for purchase at both Quincy County Market locations and will be sold at Quincy Notre Dame during school lunch periods, 11:05-12:35 p.m. the week of the show, March 12-16.  A preview performance will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. All seats are $6 and can be purchased at the door, no ticket required.  For more information, contact Monica Scholz, QND Choral Director, at 217-223-2479, ext. 328.

St. Peter’s Chess Tournament: Saturday, April 14th at 8:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. at St. Peter School cafeteria.  This tournament is for grades K – 8 and cost is $5.00 per child. If interested, you must register by Friday, April 6th.  For more information, contact Chris Gill at 217-228-3278 or [email protected].

CYO Karate: Next 8 week session dates: March 7 – April 27, 2018 and May 7 – June 20, 2018

 Sessions on Monday and/or Fridays at 6:00 pm at St Dominic School $40 for one day a week and $60 for two days a week 

Box Tops: Please keep sending in your labels and Box Tops.  This is a great opportunity for our school to receive free money/supplies.

GYM SHOES: Please have your child bring a change of shoes for P.E. class. The students may NOT wear outside shoes in the gym.  A pair of tennis shoes should be left at school for this class time.  The gym floor is getting scuffed by outside shoes and we would like to prevent further damage to the floor. This will also be implemented as a supply list item for 2018-2019 school year.  Thank you.

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program

The deadline for the Six Flags Read to Succeed program is almost here! As a reminder, this program is for all children in Kindergarten through sixth grades. 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). The children who meet the requirements of the program will receive a FREE Six Flags ticket closer to the end of the school year. If you have any other questions, or are in need of a new reading log, please contact Mrs. Marshall for more information prior to Monday, February 26th. 

Dates To Remember

March 5th – 16th : IOWA Testing

March 9th: 6-8th Grade Dance in the Parish Hall 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

March 26 – April 1st:  EASTER BREAK

April 9th – 13th : BOOK FAIR