St. Francis School Newsletter – March 3, 2017

Congratulations to our Mardi Gras King Mitchell Brecht and Queen Abby Reed. This celebration was a great success once again. Thank you to all our teachers and volunteers for all their hard work, help, and planning.

REGISTRATION: Please make sure you have your lunch account 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.

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.

Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools (QCES) Foundation to Host 2017-2018 Tuition-Assistance Application Information Sessions:

The QCES Foundation invites and encourages all QCES families, who wish to apply for tuition assistance for the 2017-2018 school year, to attend one of the two Tuition-Assistance Application Information Sessions to be held on Wednesday, March 8th, and Thursday, March 9th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Church Gathering Area. The Gathering Area, can be accessed from the Blessed Sacrament Church/School parking lot located off 8th St. QND families are invited and encouraged to attend one of the two information sessions, as well. Private School Aid Service (PSAS,) the previous tuition-assistance assessment provider for QCES & QND, was purchased by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment this past summer. As a result, the application form and the application process have changed. The two information sessions have been arranged by the QCES Foundation to help QCES & QND families feel more comfortable and confident when filling out the new FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Application. For more information about the Tuition-Assistance Application Information Sessions, please contact Paul Rittof, executive director of the QCES Foundation, at 217-779-3157 or [email protected]

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 locationsnow.  Seating is limited and shows fill up quickly – order yours today!  For more information, contact Monica Scholz, [email protected]

8th Grade Girls: Q.N.D Cheerlearders will be at school on Monday, March 6th around 2:30 to talk to anyone interested in trying out.

Parent Survey: DO NOT FILL OUT THE SURVEY SENT AT 5:01 A.M. THERE IS A NEW LINK FOR THE CORRECT SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sfs2017parentsurvey Thank you!

Parent /Teacher Survey: Parents will be receiving an email soon with a link to this year’s “Parent Teacher Survey”. This is the first year the School Board is conducting the survey entirely online. The website that the link will send you to is called Survey Monkey. You will only fill out one survey for all your children’s teachers for the current school year. You will be prompted through the survey to select each of your children’s teachers. Please take time to complete the survey. It should be quick and easy and is completely confidential. No person at St. Francis Solanus School will see your email attached to your completed survey. The data collected will be a valuable tool for the administration to enhance every aspect of your children’s education here at St. Francis Solanus School. Please contact School Board member Tanya Sparrow (217-242-4894) with any questions about the survey

5th Annual Benefit Dinner to support the Mission Trip to Peru for St. Rose Parish. February 26th from 11 to 2 at St. Rose on 8th and Chestnut. $5.00 per person all you care to eat. (5 kinds of soup with coffee or tea).

Dates To Remember:

  • Mar. 4th: Chess Tournament at St. Peter School 9:00 to 3:30
  • Mar. 8 & 9th: FACTS (previously, PSAS) meeting at Blessed Sacrament 6:30 -7:30 pm.
  • Mar. 10th: Kindergarten Round Up 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Mar. 13 to 17th: Spring Break : NO SCHOOL
  • 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