St. Francis School News – October 4, 2017

AFTER CARE: Any child going to after care on Monday, Oct. 16th and Tuesday, Oct. 17th will need to be picked up NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Each Friday in October, the 8th Grade Class will be selling color-changing straws and bottles of water for $1.00 each.  Small snacks will also be available for 50 cents.  We will be set up in the parking lot from 3:00-3:30.  Stop by and support the 8th graders and take home a COOL straw!!

PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Please make sure to turn in your time slips as soon as possible. Schedules fill up quickly and we would like to accommodate each family as much as we can.

Smoke House– After our official Fire Drill on Tuesday, October 3rd, the Fire Department offered an opportunity for our 3rd and 5th grade students to learn more about Fire Safety in the home.  Students heard many valuable pieces of advice during an informative presentation, and then were instructed to go through the simulated Smoke House.  Students learned the proper procedure to exit a burning building, how to call 911 and what information to give, and finally to gather at a designated meeting place once they were outside safely.  We are most grateful for the Fire Department for taking time out of their busy schedule to share this important information with our students!

Lori Shepard, Principal

Dropping off items:  if you have an item to be dropped off for your child (lunch, iPad, etc.) please drop it off in the office for the staff to deliver.  This helps keep disruption of the classroom to a minimum and our building secure. If you need to meet with a teacher, please make an appointment.  Many teachers are not available before school and are busy preparing for the day.  Thank you!

PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST: will be held in the Parish Hall on Sunday, October 29th from 7:30 to 11:00

All you can eat for a great price!

PICTURE RETAKE DAY/ CLUB PICTURES:  Thursday, Oct. 19th if you would like a re-take please return the other photos to the photographer on this day.  Please have your child bring any uniform or instrument for club pictures on Friday, October 20th.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser: It is time for our annual cookie dough sale. Please support our school for another year!  Cookie dough is always a big help heading into the holiday baking season. This fundraiser is one of the best as our school receives at least 50% profit.  All orders must be turned in by Monday, October 16th.  The top three (3) salespersons will receive a Gene Grawe Gift Card.  Thank you for your support!

RAIDER PRIDE DAY: Thursday, October 12th the students are allowed to wear a Q.N.D. shirt with dress code pants in honor of homecoming week.  The homecoming parade is also that evening.

Crusader Basketball

The 7th IESA Crusader boys’ basketball team will host tryouts on Monday, October 16th, Wednesday, October 18th and Thursday, October 19th at Quincy Notre Dame High school.  The time of the tryouts will be 5:30-7:00 pm each night.  Head Coach is Scott Phillips for 7th Grade

8th graders tryouts and practices will begin the following week on Sunday, October 22nd.   That will be held at QND 4:00-6:00 pm.

Head Coach for 8th Grade is Chuck Venvertloh

Dates To Remember

October 9th: Columbus Day: School is in sessionNO Bus Service

October 19th: Picture Re-Take Day

October 20th: Picture Day for all clubs, band, sports, etc.

October 26th : ½ day school, Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 27th: NO SCHOOL: Parent /Teacher Conferences

October 29th: Pancake and Sausage Breakfast in the Parish Hall