St. Francis School News – September 20, 2019

Meet the Teacher- On Thursday, September 5th, we had an Open House and invited parents to come and meet their child’s teacher.  Expectations were shared regarding curriculum, homework, behavior, and classroom procedures.  The night was very informative and parents were given the opportunity to share comments about the first few weeks of school and how their child was adjusting.  I would like to thank the students that volunteered to meet and greet, and serve refreshments.  I also want to thank the teachers for being so prepared with a wealth of valuable information.  And finally, a special thank you to all of the parents who attended!  A great night was had by all!

Lori Shepard, Principal

Free or Reduced Lunch Applications:  If you have would like information on this application, please call the school office at 222-4077.  Each family should have received an application for this school year.  If you qualify, this also includes our new breakfast program.  All applications are due by September 26th, 2019.

PTO GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Sept. 21st from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. No admission fee to shop. Held in the school parking lot.

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.

Tryouts for 5th and 6th grade boys ACES basketball teams will be held on the following dates and times at Q.N.D.:

5th grade: Monday, September 30, and Wednesday, October 2, from 7-8 pm

6th grade: Monday, September 30, and Wednesday, October 2, from 8-9 pm

ACES (Association of Catholic Elementary Schools) is the precursor of the IESA basketball program for 7th and 8th graders.  Most games are held on weekends beginning in late October/early November, and the season finishes in February in most years.  Boys will play games normally in Barry, Macomb, Galesburg, Quincy, and other locales .  Normally a season will consist of 25-30 games, with multiple games being played on the same day many times.Cost is $150 per child and is intended for those boys who currently plan to attend QND.  Please contact Tom VanderBor with any questions at [email protected].

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.

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

Sept. 21st: PTO Garage Sale in the west parking lot

Sept. 22nd: FOUND Amazing Race event 6:30 -8:00 (7th & 8th grades) at St Peter

Sept. 24th:    All City Mass at QND (Hot lunch is a sack lunch, see menu)

Wear Alex’s Wish shirt and dress code bottoms

Sept. 25th: NO CHILDREN’S MASS

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

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