St. Francis School Newsletter – January 11, 2019

Morning Drop Off

Please remember that students should not be dropped off before 7:55 a.m. unless they are going to Morning Care. Due to the safety of the student, they must be supervised. 


Parents, I highly commend our cafeteria staff for the outstanding job that they do on a regular basis for our students and teachers. We often take for granted the delicious lunches that they provide for us. In an effort to be more efficient and cost effective, we are preparing only extra food in case a child may drop a tray, for example.  Teachers are working to provide an accurate lunch account every day so that the proper amount of food is being prepared and we are not wasting resources.  We are asking that if your child arrives after 9:00 am, to please bring them a cold lunch, unless you have called in prior and told the office otherwise,  as our lunch count will have been submitted by that time, and the cooks will already be preparing food for the day.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Lori Shepard, Principal

12 Little Angels Tuition Assistance Fund

We are so very thankful to everyone who has invested in our needy students and have contributed to the 12 Little Angels Fund to offer tuition assistance.  At this present time, we have collected over $10,000 and will be helping families during the registration process in March!  In the past, our tuition has been $2,600 per child, and this money will go to help several children attend our school that may not be able to do so without assistance.  If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, envelopes may be found at the back of the church.  God Bless you all!

Lori Shepard, Principal

Cough Drops

If your child brings cough drops to school, please send a note to the teacher that your child has permission to have them as needed.

Lunch / After Care Bills

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 If you need a balance, please call the school office. Bills are emailed monthly, please let the office know if you are NOT receiving an email.  All balances must be paid in full by May 20th.  Thank you.

Financial Aid

Parents, if you are interested in Empower Illinois, part one of the application process will be available on-line at on January 15th at 7:00 PM.  Out of 64 applicants from our school families, we did have 2 students who were awarded some financial aid for the 2018-2019 school year.

Papa Murphy Coupon Cards

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.

Dates to Remember

  • January 17th: PTO Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall
  • January 21st: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day : No School
  • January 25th: Skate Night at Scotties
  • January 25th: Report cards distributed
  • January 27th – February 2nd: Catholic Schools Week (details soon)
  • February 1st Grandparents’ Day
  • February 4th: ACRE testing begins (5th and 8th Only)
  • February 15th: dismissal at 11:30 Teacher In-Service (full bus service)
  • February 18th: NO School : Presidents’ Day
  • February 28th: Buffalo Wild Wing night 5-8p.m. (must have flyer)