St. Francis School Newsletter – March 10, 2017

OLYMPIC DAY T-SHIRT ORDER: Forms/fees are due on March 20th. Any late forms/fees will not be accepted. If your student does NOT have a shirt, they CANNOT participate in this fun day. If you have any questions, please call the school office. If your student needs a new shirt, please call the office as well for a form.

SICK CHILD: If your child is ill or going miss school for other reasons, please call the office even if you have contacted the teacher through other means. Please note that if your child has a fever, they cannot return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication. If your child is sick for 3 days or more, a doctor’s note will be required on letterhead. Thank you for your cooperation.

Lunch Bills: If you are NOT receiving a bill through your email account, please contact the school office. All lunch bills are sent through RenWeb. Please check your spam/junk mail folder as well. Thanks!

REGISTRATION: Please make sure you have your lunch account, extended care, and outstanding tuition paid in full in order to re-register for the 2017- 2018 school year. Also, if you would like to know how many service hours you have completed please call the school office.

We were delighted to have the Muddy River Opera Company at St. Francis School for a live performance of “Little Red Riding Hood” on Monday, March 6th. Our students in grades K-5 enjoyed the show and learned a tremendous lesson “Mother Knows Best!” We would like to thank the Home and School Association for contributing funds to help make this opportunity available to our students.

BINGO PRIZE DONATION: Parish Picnic Bingo is in need of prizes. If you would like to donate a prize, please drop it off in the school office. Anyone who donates will be allowed to have a jean day on March 31st. Any questions, please call the school office. Thanks for your help!

QCES Running Club 2017: For the FOURTH year, Running Club is BACK!  It is time again to begin training for the Bridge the Gap 5K!  BTG is Saturday, May 20.  Training begins on TUESDAY, March 7.  It will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.  WALKERS and RUNNERS welcome!  GRADES 4-8 (younger students welcome WITH individual parent supervision at ALL times).  We are in need of supervising ADULTS as well, so please join us!  Deadline to sign up is Friday, March 3.  Please email Denise Sangoi at [email protected] with the student’s NAME and GRADE.  Please indicate if YOU are planning to participate with the group as well.

Come join the fun at our “Parents Night Out” in the St. Francis School Gym, Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7-11 p.m. This year will be a Red, White and Blue Rendezvous! Bring your own beverages and snacks, dance and play some games. Cost $25 per couple/ $15 single at the door (must be 21 to enter). New this year, drawing for 2 tickets to a Cardinals/Cubs game May 14th, 1:15 p.m., in the all-inclusive UMB Champions Club Room! For additional tickets, please contact Jane Gregory (242-5302). This is a large HSA fund raising event for our school. The HSA provides gifts for First Communion, Confirmation, Graduation, and allocates money for extra school activities, just to name a few current items but the list goes on! The HSA does a LOT for our school and working together makes it better! Need not be present to win, but it’s SO much more fun to share in the excitement together! See you there!

QND Spring Show tickets now on sale! March 24 at 7 pm & Saturday March 25 at 2 pm and 7 pm in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium at John Wood Community College.  Tickets are $15-adults in advance, $18.00 at the door.  Student and preview performance tickets are $5.  To reserve tickets in advance, contact Roberta Hutson at [email protected]  or 217-617-6654.  Tickets can also be purchased at both Quincy County Market locations now.  Seating is limited and shows fill up quickly – order yours today!  For more information, contact Monica Scholz, [email protected]


Parent /Teacher Survey: The School board would like to thank the parents who have completed this year’s teacher survey. We would encourage those who haven’t completed it yet to please take a few minutes of your day to fill it out.  You will find a link to the website survey monkey in your email from March 3rd. (Please use the second email sent that morning from Gary Clayton, not the first one you may have received at 5:00am.)  The survey is user friendly, strictly confidential and allows you to survey all of your children’s teachers on one survey.  The data collected will be a valuable tool for the administration to enhance every aspect of your children’s education.

The 2017 QND Pep Band Festival will be held on Saturday, March 18th at 6:30 in the Quincy Notre Dame Gymnasium.  This year’s festival commemorates the 25th anniversary of the event.  Pam Potter began the festival 25 years ago and it was later named in memory of her husband, Wayne Potter.  The funds from the festival are used in a scholarship fund awarded to a QND junior or senior each year.  This popular event is open to the public and admission is $5.00 for adults and $2 for children ages 6-12.

The Quincy Senior High School Pep Band, Quincy Notre Dame High School Pep Band and an Alumni Pep Band, which includes Mr. McDowell, will all perform music that represents the pop music scene of the past five decades.  The festival is a favorite activity for the musicians because it provides an outlet to perform pop music.   It is also a very popular event for audiences as the upbeat music and energetic performers provide a musical electricity experienced throughout the gym.Thanks, Keith Wiemelt

Dates To Remember:

  • Mar. 13 to 17th: Spring Break : NO SCHOOL
  • April 1st: Parents’ Night Out in the gym
  • April 6th: 4th Grade Culture Day at QND
  • April 14 to 17: No School: Easter Break
  • April 18th: NO SCHOOL : NCEA Conference for teachers
  • April 28 & 29th: School Play in the gym
  • April 30th: First Communion at 11:00 Mass