St. Francis School News – September 27, 2019

Grandparents/ Special Person’s Day

We would like to thank the many grandparents and special persons that came to our event on Friday, September 20th.  We began the day with a beautiful Mass and then headed outdoors for a variety of fun activities.  We enjoyed refreshments, games, balloons, and even a petting zoo!  Thank you for supporting your grandchildren and our school!

My Best, Lori Shepard, Principal

City Wide MassOn September 24, 2019, the Catholic Schools in the area came together to celebrate the Eucharist at Quincy Notre Dame, and as a way to open the school year with blessings.  The gym was filled with songs of praise and worship during the Mass, and Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield celebrated the liturgy with priests from our surrounding parishes.  It is an annual occasion in our diocese and we are so thankful that we have this opportunity to share our faith!

My Best, Lori Shepard

Free or Reduced Lunch Applications:  If you 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.  If you applied last year and qualified but did not re-apply, charges per lunch will be full price as of Monday, Sept. 30th.

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.

FALL CHORAL CONCERT:

The QND Choirs will present a Fall Choral Concert on Monday, September 7 at 7:00 pm in Blessed Sacrament Church.  The Concert Chorale, Mixed Chorus, Women’s and Men’s Glee and Madrigal Choir are directed by Monica Scholz and accompanied by Robert March. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend!

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.

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 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.