St. Francis School News – September 29, 2017

St. Francis Holy Name Society

The Holy Name Society is sponsoring a golf outing to raise money for St. Francis School.   All are invited to join us at Westview Golf Course, Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 12 Noon with a shot gun start at 1:00 p.m. It costs $65 per person which covers 18 holes of golf (holes 1-18), cart fees, hot dogs, soup and chips before we play, Subway sandwiches afterwards, free refreshments and prizes.

You do not have to be an avid golfer to experience a great afternoon of fun. This day is for FUN!!!! There will prizes and games at each hole. Create your own teams:  family members, husbands and wives, all women teams, couples, coworkers, friends, or just come out, and we will find you a team.

To sign up, contact Dan Hoffman at 217-617-3537 or email [email protected]

City Wide Mass– We were blessed on Tuesday, September 26, to be able to come together as a school community in the city of Quincy, at Quincy Notre Dame, and Celebrate the Liturgy.  Father Chris Comerford from Blessed Sacrament shared an enlightening homily, and reminded us that we are all a part of the family of God.  “He is the vine, we are the branches.”  A special thank you to Isaac Hinkamper, who helped serve, and Addie Zanger, who read petitions during the Mass.  Both students represented our school in the best way possible.

Mega Raffle– After the City Wide Mass on September 26, all principals were presented with a check from the QCES/QND Foundations from the proceeds of the Mega Raffle for all of the tickets that the individual schools sold.  We were blessed to have earned $7,621.15 for our school.  A special thank you to the QCES and QND Development Offices for their organization of this valuable event.  We would also like to thank our wonderful school parents for their continued support of our school!

Lori Shepard, Principal

Mr. Zanger’s 7th grade Geography classes are doing local history reports.  

The topics are: the St. Francis Solanus fire in 1899, the history of Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools and local veterans.  We would like to collect any information on the fire and the local Catholic Elementary schools our families have.  If you have information on those topics, please contact the St. Francis School office at (217)-222-4027 ext 220, and ask for Mr. Zanger.  Seventh Grade students will be interviewing local veterans in the coming weeks and hope to highlight them at Grandparent’s Day this year.   Thank you from the seventh grade class.


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!!   

The CYO is looking for applicants interested in being League Coordinator for the upcoming Winter Basketball league.  This is a paid position.  Basketball games will be held January through early March.  Please submit your interest ASAP to [email protected]

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!

SCHOOL MALL: Envelopes have been sent home with your student.  Please fill out the information and turn it back into the school sometime next week.  This is a great fundraiser for Home and School.  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!

Boys ACES Basketball Tryouts:

Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3 at Quincy Notre Dame

5th Grade Boys:  5:30-6:30 p.m. each night

6th Grade Boys:  6:30-7:30 p.m. each night

ACES is a basketball organization for 5th & 6th grade boys who would eventually like to play high school basketball at Quincy Notre Dame.  Teams play primarily on weekends from November through February.  Because it is a “traveling” team, ACES plays mostly out of town in such cities as Macomb, Palmyra, Galesburg, Hannibal, and sometimes in the metro St. Louis area.  The cost per player is $150. There is no guaranteed playing time in games as there is in leagues such as the YMCA or CYO.   We play approximately 25-30 games per year, often getting more than one game per travel date. Boys should make every effort to attend both nights of tryouts if possible. 

 Please direct any questions to Tom VanderBor at 653-8377 or [email protected].

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 on 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!

Dates To Remember

      October 5th and 6th : NO SCHOOL : Quincy Conference

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

      October 19th: Picture Re-Take Day, Club Pictures: students bring uniforms,

                            band instruments, 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