St. Francis School News – November 7, 2019

Cold Weather:  Please have your child dress appropriately for the cold weather.  The students will go outside for recess if the wind chill is 34 degrees or higher. 

FALL BAZAAR: Saturday, December 7th, in the Parish Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers needed.  Raffles, homemade goodies, food and lots of vendors. 

Crazy Quarters Auction Items: Items are needed for this fun event.  All donations are asked to have a value of $15.00 or more.  If any local businesses donate two or more $15 items, you may set up a FREE

Vendor booth.  Auction bidders will likely be Christmas shopping.  This fun event will be held on Friday, Dec. 13th at 6:00 in the Parish Hall.  If you would like to be a vendor or donate, please call or text  Marsha Collins at 217-430-2828. Or email [email protected].  Thanks!

Gym Class:  please make sure your child wears gym shoes or brings the appropriate shoes for P.E. This will keep your child safe and protects the gym floor. Thank you, Coach K.

St. DOMINIC SCHOOL IS SEEKING candidates for the secretary position at the school. This position performs secretarial duties; handles designated clerical responsibilities (correspondence, reports, students’ records, appointments, lunch and tuition accounts on FACTS, etc.) related to school and the office of the principal; keeps the office running smoothly; greets visitors; and represents the principal in telephone and personal contact with the public. Please send a letter of interest and resume to Carol Frericks at [email protected] or 4100 Columbus Road, Quincy, IL 62305. Thank you.

The School Store: will be open again for holiday shopping starting Nov. 1-Nov 25 with delivery on Dec 18.  Great time to stock up on gifts and cold weather gear for students, siblings, parents, and grandparents.  Please use this link to log on and check out the merchandise available.  Contact Heather Bryan at 217-617-1162 or [email protected] with any questions.

PTO meeting on Thursday, November 14 at 6:00 in the parish hall.

The Family Dinner Project meal is Thursday, December 5. It begins at 5:30 in the parish hall. This meal will be a free traditional Christmas dinner, a singalong with the S.O.C.K.S. and Miss Payne, door prizes, and more! There will be a short presentation on The Family Dinner Project. Reservation sheets went home this week. Reservations are Due Friday, Nov. 15.

Cookie dough fundraiser orders are to be picked up Wednesday, November 13 after school in the game room.

Please make plans to have your order picked up this day. If you cannot, please contact the school office to make arrangements.

QND Extravaganza – Get your Tickets Today!

The QND Extravaganza “Raider Luau” will be held on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at the Ambiance, 5225 Koch’s Lane.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm as well as the Silent Action will begin at 6:00 pm.  Dinner begins at 7:00 pm.  Enjoy an evening with dinner and drinks (both beer and wine) and both live and silent auction items to benefit QND.  The raffle grand prize is $3000.00 in cash, or 1 year QND tuition or 2 years Catholic grade school tuition.  Raffle tickets cost $50.00  Tickets for the event are $60.00 each if purchased through November 1st or $65.00 after this date.  Event tickets and raffle tickets are both available online at, in the Gene Grawe Office in the front of St. Peter’s Church, in the main office at QND, or by contacting Jeanne Anderson at [email protected].  Thanks to all of those who contribute their time, talent and treasures to this important event which benefits QND in a number of ways!

                                                                      DATES TO REMEMBER


Nov. 11th: Veteran’s Day:  SCHOOL IN SESSION-Full bus service

Nov. 12th: Pep Assembly with QND at 9:00 a.m. –Students may wear

Jeans and a QND or gold top

Nov. 15th: RSVP due for Family Dinner Night event

Nov. 18th: Skate Night at Scotties 6:00 to 8:00

Nov. 27-29: Thanksgiving Break: NO SCHOOL