St. Francis School Newsletter – December 7, 2018

Support for Soldiers

We would like to thank all of those families that donated the many items for our soldiers overseas during this holiday season. We have collected valuable supplies such as socks, food, candy, small games, Clorox wipes, and Christmas Decorations to brighten their spirits. We would also like to thank Paul Stegeman from Illinois School Supply for donating the brown paper and tape for the shipping process!! And, Gary Stuckman and the teachers for packing the items.This is just another way that the students and teachers of St. Francis can share their stewardship talents.  God bless you all for your generosity!

Lori Shepard, Principal

Christmas Ornaments

The 8th grade is selling ornaments as part as a fundraiser for their trip in May. They are gold with a brown logo and year.  Each ornament is $5.00. Limited quantities.  Please call the school office if you would like to see a sample or purchase one. Ornaments sold after Masses. Thank you for your support!

QND/PMO Christmas Choral Concert

The  choirs of Quincy Notre Dame High School and Parochial Music Organization invite you to share in our holiday joy!  Join us for “Christmas With Friends” on Monday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Peter Church.  Choristers in the PMO Concert Choir, Cadet Choir, QND Concert Chorale, Mixed Chorus,Madrigals and Women’s & Men’s Glee will fill you with Christmas spirit, singing a wide variety our favorite holiday music, including Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus”.  We gratefully accept your free-will donation at the door. The Choruses are directed by Monica Scholz and accompanied by Robert March.

Lunch / After Care

Bills for these accounts are emailed or given out each month.  These are two different accounts in our system.  These bills must be paid separately and not combined into one check. The office does not have any way to divide these bills. Thank you for your understanding.  All lunch bills should be at a positive balance by the Christmas break.  If you need a balance, please call the school office. Thank you.

Daycare Opening Position

St. Francis Solanus has an opening in our Before and After School Daycare.  The candidate must have a balanced personality, love children, and be willing to have flexible hours.  If hired, the applicant will need a background and fingerprint check, and complete the Protecting God’s Children Program.  If interested, please send resumes to St. Francis School, 1720 College Avenue, Quincy, Illinois, 62301, or email Lori Shepard at [email protected].

Getting in the Spirit!!

Our Pre-School had a wonderful time this week getting into the holiday spirit while making gingerbread houses!  This is a long-time tradition that will bring lasting memories to them years down the road.  What a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family while getting ready for the birth of Jesus!

Lori Shepard, Principal

Papa Murphy Coupon Codes

These cards are for sale in the school office if anyone is interested in purchasing one.  They are $5.00 each and have 8 peel-off coupons.


Yearbooks are for sale until March 22, 2019.  Order forms are in the office. Please note, yearbooks are sold separately from picture orders. They are $12.00 each and in COLOR.  They can be purchased on line through LifeTouch at YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM.

Substitute Teaching

If you are interested in subbing, please call the school office for more information.

Dates to Remember

  • December 13th: Christmas Program at church at 6:30 p.m.
  • December 13th & 14th Kiddie Bazaar in Game Room
  • December 21st: full day of school with bus service
  • December 21st : Classroom Christmas parties 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • December 22nd to January 6th : Christmas Break
  • January 7th: School resumes