St. Francis School News – May 18, 2018


LUNCH BILL ACCOUNTS:  All lunch bills must be at a POSITIVE balance by May15th.  All bills are emailed to the families.     If you are not receiving these monthly, please call the school office.

ALL AFTERCARE BILLS: Due by Friday, May 25th as well.  Thank you!

SCHOOL PICNIC: Students must have a permission slip to attend and MUST have a parent/chaperone for the event. All service hours must be completed or fulfilled and all outstanding fees MUST be paid in full or at a positive balance before a student will receive report cards or have records transferred.  Thank you for your cooperation. This is a day of required attendance for K through 7th grades. **All students and their chaperones will meet at Upper Moorman Park at 8:30 for the picnic**

For the 2018-2019 school year, St. Francis Solanus is seeking applicants for two available positions; a K-8 music teacher and head of maintenance.  Applicants must have current Illinois certification for the teaching position, and experience is preferred for the maintenance position.  Resumes and inquiries may be sent to Lori Shepard, Principal, St. Francis Solanus School, 1720 College Avenue, Quincy, IL 62301 or [email protected]

The 17th Annual Raider Challenge is on Saturday, June 23rd.  This is a 5k and 10k combination road race/cross country race or walk that begins and ends at Quincy Notre Dame High School.  The races will take you through one or two of Quincy’s beautiful and historic river-bluff parks.  There is also a 1 Mile Youth Fun Run.  Each participant will be given a goody bag, which includes a performance t-shirt!  All proceeds go directly to fund both the boys’ and girls’ Cross Country Teams at Quincy Notre Dame.   You can register for the race by visiting  More information is available at    Running Wild in Quincy is also hosting a Registration Day at 3502 Broadway on June 2nd.  Register for the Raider Challlenge at their store from 11am to 2pm and they will pay $5 of your registration! PLUS, they will give you a $5 Running Wild gift certificate!   I hope to see you all there Saturday June 23, 2018!!

Kristin Sturhahn

QND Head Cross Country Coach

[email protected] 

Umbrella Fundraiser:  The current 7th Grade (future 8th graders) are selling umbrellas to kick off their fundraising for their class trip next year.  There are two styles: compact size that is khaki for $20 and golf size that is black and white for $27.   Each umbrella will have the school logo and school name on it.  If you are interested in purchasing one, please call the school office at 222-4077 for more information.  Thank you for always supporting the students! (samples in the school office to view)

JUNIOR OLYMPICS: Junior Olympics for grades K – 4 will be Tuesday, May 29th.  More information to come!

Class Rosters for 2018-2019

As a reminder, we do not take teacher requests for your child.  We have a systematic objective process that will balance the gender and skill set of the children in the class.  Teachers do have input to resolve any potential conflicts and I value their expertise in this area.

Thank you for your support in advance,

Lori Shepard, Principal

Six Flags Read to Succeed 

Tickets are in! If your child qualified earlier in the school year for a free Six Flags ticket, they should have come home with it this week. These tickets are good for the St. Louis Six Flags Park only. If you misplace or damage your ticket over the summer, I can email you a copy of the ticket. You can reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions. Thank you- Mrs. Marshall 

Service Hours:  All service hours must be up to date by May 1st.  Please stop by the office or check RenWeb (under parent name) 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. In other words, your child will not get their report card at the school picnic unless all fees are paid in full / positive balance.  Let the office know if you have completed hours that go beyond playground duty. Thank you for your cooperation!

Dates To Remember

            May 18th: Graduation 7:00 p.m.

            May 30th: School Picnic at Upper Moorman Park 8:30 to 1:00

Our last after Mass meal of the year on May 19 after 4:30 mass. Menu will be:

8oz Ribeye steak

Baked potato

Vegetable, Dessert

Price will be $10. Will have 100 available.