St. Francis School News – October 4, 2019

Curriculum Mapping Update

Last school year the teachers from the four Catholic elementary schools collaborated on writing a common science curriculum.  The prekindergarten through eighth grade teachers wrote curriculum aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards that all four schools will implement over the next two years.  Curriculum maps can be found on the schools’ websites.  This school year the teachers are working on social studies.  They have started meeting in grade level groups to look what is currently being taught in social studies and aligning to the Illinois Learning Standards for Social Sciences.

FIRE UP ABOUT READING: Come to this family fun event Wednesday, Oct. 9th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the school.  Quincy Fire Department will be here, fun activities, prizes and snacks. All ages welcome!

PLAYGROUND DUTY: If you are unable to make your scheduled day, please send in $10 to pay for the substitute that will cover the shift.  If you can switch with another parent for your shift, please call the office and let Judy know. Thank you for your cooperation.

Substitute Teaching:   If you are interested in substitute teaching, please call the school office.  Requirements for subbing include: Protecting God’s Children, background check, finger prints, and a college degree. Any questions, please call the school office at 222-4077.

2019-2020 YEARBOOK SALES:

Books on sale now for $12.00 each and are in color. These are sold separately or with yearbook photo packages. Order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com with ID code 13535220.  Order by December 20th.  Fliers were sent home last week.  Any questions, please call the school office.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser: Forms went home this week.  All order forms need to be turned into the school office by Tuesday, October 15th.  Delivery date is Wednesday, Nov. 13th and all payments in full are due by Tuesday, Nov. 19th.  Thank you for supporting St. Francis School.  This is one of our best fundraisers for the school year.  St. Francis will receive 51% of the profits.

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 https://quincynotredame.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/Extravaganza2019, 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!

School Mall booklet: turn your booklet in by Oct. 9th and get a jean day with an out of dress code top that is appropriate for school on Oct. 25th.

Lunch Bills: lunch account bills will be emailed monthly.  Please be sure to keep your account in a positive balance. If you are not getting an email, please contact the school office.

PARENTS: PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE BARRICADE THAT BLOCKS OFF COLLEGE STREET EVERY MORNING.  DO NOT GO AROUND THIS BARRICADE, IT IS IN PLACE TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE PER QUINCY POLICE DEPARTMENT.

DATES TO REMEMBER                                                       

Oct. 10 -11th: NO SCHOOL:  Quincy Conference

Oct. 14th: COLUMBUS DAY: SCHOOL IN SESSION: NO BUS SERVICE

Oct. 15th: Cookie Dough order forms due

Oct. 18th: RAIDER PRIDE DAY : QND shirt / jeans or dress code pants

Oct 24th: Picture Re-Take Day / Clubs and Sports Photos: uniform/instruments

Oct. 27th: Trunk or Treat in the West parking lot

April 14th, 2020: Confirmation for 3rd and 8th grades at 6:30 p.m.