St. Francis School News – May 24, 2019

Open Position at St. Francis Solanus School-

St. Francis Solanus is accepting applications for the 6-8th grade religion position.  This position could also include 2 classes of 6th grade English, depending on the applicants’ credentials.  Resumes and inquiries may be sent to Lori Shepard at St. Francis Solanus School, 1720 College, Quincy, Illinois, 62301.  Or, applicants may send information to [email protected]  All applicants must have current Illinois certification, or be willing to obtain one.

Online Enrollment– We would like to thank you all for having patience with us through this new process.  We feel that this option will save you all a tremendous amount of time in the future, once the information is in the system.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact either Tabitha Surowiec in the cafeteria, or Gary Clayton, our technical support person.  Both are part of our Online Enrollment Team, ready to help when necessary. 

Thank you, Lori Shepard

LOST AND FOUND IS OVER FLOWING PLEASE STOP BY SCHOOL AND LOOK : all items left after Monday, June 3rd will be donated to charity.

INHALERS, MEDICINES, EPI-PENS ETC: If your child has any of these items in the school office or classroom, please pick them up no later than Friday, May 31st.  All items left after this date will be thrown out.

SERVICE HOURS: There is ALWAYS a need for playground subs if you need to finish up some service hours.  All incomplete hours ($10.00 per hour) must be paid in full by May 31st.  If you have any questions about how many you have completed, please call the school office or check RenWeb.  Thanks!

Pre-School Graduation

Congratulations to the Pre-School children, who graduated on Tuesday, May 21st during a delightful ceremony.  Mrs. Spohr and Mrs. Peters handed out the diplomas and announced what each child hoped to be when they grew up.  Their career goals brought a smile from everyone that attended!

Lori Shepard, Principal

QND FATHEAD Raffle:  Buy a chance or two to win a QND / ND logo fathead for your room (24”x24”).  Chances are being sold for $1 each or 6 for $5. Thanks and Good Luck! (this is a removable sticker that can be used over and over)

NEW LUNCH BILLING BEGINNING 2019-2020:  Lunch bills will be sent via email.  Please make sure your email is correct in RenWeb. All families with a balance of $10.00 or less will be notified.  All lunches are to be prepaid and are not to be charged.  Options to pay online or by check to the school office are available.  Any questions, please call the school office.

St. Francis Holy Name Banquet: Our annual banquet will be held on Thursday, May 30th at 6:00 p.m. in Solanus Hall.  Our guest speaker will be Reginald Ankrom who will speak on the history of Fr. Augustus Tolton, as well as his canonization progress.  We will serve a rib-eye steak dinner with all the trimmings for dinner.  RSVP for the banquet as well as annual dues are indicated in the Holy Name envelope that was recently mailed to you. It is important that you do RSVP for the dinner. You may also call or e-mail President Nathan Koetters at 217 242 9382 or [email protected] with your questions or RSVP. ALL male parishioners are considered members, so please take time to send in your envelope.  What a great way to extend an invitation to your son, grandfather or father, etc. See you there.

SCHOOL PICNIC: will be held at Upper Moorman Park on Monday, June 3rd.  Parents and students are to go directly to the park (not to school).  The picnic will begin at 8:30 and end at 12:00 this year.  Please make sure all bills and service hours are paid in full before the picnic to avoid any issues with report cards and records.

Thank you for your help and cooperation. Volunteers needed !! In case of rain, the event will be held at the school gym. Watch for text or email alerts.

12 Little Angels T-Shirts– will be for sale at the Parish Picnic for $10.00 each, for all who are interested.  As a reminder, the proceeds will go into the tuition assistance fund.  Thank you in advance for your support!

 Lori Shepard, Principal


May 28th : Junior Olympics in the gym (grades K-4)

June 3rd: Last day of school / School Picnic : all bills paid in full

All students meet at Upper Moorman park

June 8th : Parish Picnic