St. Francis School News – October 26, 2018


Morning drop off protocol has not changed.


**Students may wear a Halloween top with out-of-dress code pants on Oct 31st**

Since there will not be a Haunted House this year for Trunk or Treat in the school, the building will be locked.  Please encourage your children to use the restroom before coming to the event.  There will not be supervision in the school.  Thank you, the PTO Committee.

Positions Open:  We have an open position for a part-time Kindergarten Aide as well as a part-time Librarian.  Interested applicants should have a Para Educator License.  Applications may be sent on line to Lori Shepard at St. Francis Solanus ([email protected]) or mailed to St. Francis Solanus School, 1720 College Avenue, Quincy, Il. 62301.

Daycare Opening

We have an immediate opening in our after school daycare.  Candidates should have a balanced personality and love to work with children.  Applicants may send resumes to Lori Shepard at or St. Francis School, 1720 College Avenue, Quincy, Illinois.  Hours may vary depending on the number of children each day.

Playground Duty: this list is printed on the back of each lunch menu.  If you cannot make your “shift” please find a sub, or pay the $10 for the sub and let the office know as soon as possible.  Up to 6 volunteers are needed daily.  Thank you for your help.

Papa Murphy Coupon Cards:  are for sale in the school office if anyone is interested in purchasing one.  They are $5.00 each and have 8 peel-off coupons. Thank you.

Parent/ Teacher Conferences: please make sure you received the email to sign up for your child’s time.  If you have any questions, please contact their teacher.  Thank you!

YEARBOOKS: are for sale until March 22, 2019.  Order forms are in the office. Please note, yearbooks are sold separately from picture orders. They are $12.00 each.

First Reconciliation Practice: will take place on Sunday, November 4th at 4:00 p.m. in the Parish Center

EMPTY PRINGLE CANS WITH LIDS: 4th grade is collecting this for a class project. Please drop them off in the office if you have some to donate.  Thank you. 


  “St. Francis Solanus School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in Administrator of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and school administered programs.”

CHIRSTMAS ORNAMENTS:  The 8th grade is selling ornaments as part as a fundraiser for their trip in May. They are gold with a brown logo and year.  Each ornament is $6.00. Limited quantities.  Please call the school office if you would like to see a sample or purchase one.  Thank you for your support!


On Tuesday, October 23, Lady Hawks Basketball Team Members shared their thoughts on leadership with our Kindergarten through 5th grade students.  They talked about the importance of being kind, helping others out, and caring for others. Not only do they use these skills on the basketball court with their teammates, but off the court as well with their classmates and friends.  They were here to help promote “Hoopin’ With the Hawks” Benefit Basketball Games to support Special Olympics.  This event will be held on Saturday, October 27 at Pepsi Arena at Quincy University.  They have donated 25 free tickets to our students for this event.  Congratulations to our local ticket winners!

Lori Shepard, Principal