St. Francis School News – March 23, 2018

FRIDAY, MARCH 23RD: Any outstanding items were due for tuition, fees, hot lunch, after-care, etc. MUST HAVE BEEN PAID IN FULL by Friday, March 23rd, in order to register for the 2018-2019 school year. (Reminder: all balances must be clear by May 25th to get report cards/records).

The St. Francis Holy Name Men are having a Chicken Dinner on Palm Sunday March 25th from 10:30 am till 2 pm in the Parish Center. Price is $7.00 for Adults and $4.00 for kids. Fried Chicken, Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Corn , Cole Slaw, Desserts and Drinks included.

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.

Quincy Track Club meeting on April 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Francis Parish Center.  This is open for all students in both Grade and High schools. Kerry Anders will be there to answer any questions and to get people signed up. This is an AAU program. Website is for more information prior to meeting.

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!

Muddy River Opera Company– We were blessed with a performance by the Muddy River Opera Company on March 12th in our gym.  This event was made possible by a grant from the Quincy Society of Fine Arts, which allowed us to fund this wonderful organization.  Students from Quincy University were a part of the actors that put on the play, Hansel and Gretel. Our Kindergarten through 5th grade students attended and enjoyed the music very much.

Lenten Service Project– Our entire school visited various nursing homes throughout the city on March 20 and shared door decorations that the students created during Catholic Schools Week.  While at the nursing homes, the students visited with the residents, sang songs, and colored beautiful spring and Easter pictures to help decorate their rooms.  As we left Bickford, one resident cried because she was so happy that we shared our time with her!  What a great way to brighten someone’s day!

LOST AND FOUND:  ALL ITEMS WILL BE DONATED AT THE END OF THE YEAR.  Please stop by the school to see if something of yours is lost. There are a lot of jackets and winter items.


Tickets for the 2018 “EVERYBODY WINS” Mega Raffle were 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 21st : Skate Night at Scotties 6-8 p.m.                             

March 26 – April 2nd:  EASTER BREAK

April 3rd: School Resumes

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

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.