St. Francis School Newsletter – May 28, 2017

Pre-School:  There are still openings in the 3 year old P.M. and 4 year old P.M. classes.  Please call the school  office, extension 204, for Mrs. Spohr for more information.  Thanks!

COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER CHAIRPERSON NEEDED: Please contact the office as soon as possible if you would like to take over this fundraiser.  This is our biggest money maker for the school.  Donna Brecht has been gracious to do this over the years and is happy to give all information to the new chairperson.

DARE Assembly– Congratulations to Jacob Schisler, who won the DARE Essay Writing Contest.  His award was presented at the recent DARE Graduation that was held in the Parish Center on Thursday, May 18th.  Local dignitaries Mayor Kyle Moore, Chief Rob Copley, and Quincy University Campus Minister, Ray Heilmann were the guest speakers.  All shared valuable advice with the 6th grade students to help prevent poor decisions with drugs and alcohol.  We would like to thank Officer Kelly VanderMaiden for her instruction and dedication to our students.

Lori Shepard, Principal

12 Little Angels Poster Contest– Congratulations to Delaney Beard, whose design was selected to be printed on several t-shirts.  The t-shirts will be given to students and faculty as a way to remind donors to generously give to the 12 Little Angels Tuition Assistance Fund.  Delaney won a top prize of $50.00 and Mrs. Stuckman’s class will have a $250.00 prize to use for classroom supplies!

Lori Shepard, Principal

Opening for 2017-2018 School Year:  St. Peter School will have an opening for a teacher who has strong knowledge in teaching technology (computers, media, iPads) to grades K-8 for the upcoming school year.  Interested applicants must have an Illinois teaching license.  Resumes may be sent to Cindy Venvertloh, St. Peter School, 2500 Maine Street, Quincy, IL or [email protected].

Morning Day Care Position available at Blessed Sacrament for the 2017-2018 school year.  Hours 630 a.m-7:45 a.m. each day school is in session. Contact Christie Dickens, principal, at [email protected] or call 217-228-1477.

SAINTS ALIVE STUDENT ICONOGRAPHY PROJECT, EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION

Students in the Catholic schools have been busy this spring in anticipation the QFest weekend visit by Joseph Malham, Father Augustus Tolton’s iconographer. Father Tolton, an escaped slave who grew up in Quincy became  America’s first African American priest and is now being considered for Canonization.

Students at various grade levels of area Catholic schools chose a saint to study in advance of creating a painted icon of that saint. With the help of Quincy Art Center instructors, over two hundred and fifty students created icons and completed icons will be displayed at The History Museum, 332 Maine, Quincy, the weekend of   June 2-4. A selection of student work will be chosen for special display, but all completed work will be on hand for the Saints Alive Student Iconography Exhibit on June 3 from 11am until noon. Joseph Malham will greet the students and their families. The public is welcome.

School Picnic Information:  This year’s picnic will be held Thursday, June 1st, at the Tangerine Bowling Alley.  All students meet at the bowling alley to check in for attendance. Doors will be open at 8:00 a.m. with a prayer service at 8:20 in the lower level.   Following the service, the students will be put into their groups and receive their bowling shoes. K thru 2 will bowl from 9-10; 3 – 5 will bowl from 10:30 to 11:30; and 6-8 will bowl from 12 to 1:00.  We will dismiss at 1:15.  There will be activities from 9 to 1 in the lower level for students that are not bowling.

QND 150th Celebration June 11

Quincy Notre Dame High School will host their 150th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Mass with Bishop Paprocki will be 1:00 p.m. in the QND gymnasium.  An Open House will follow the Mass, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  All are welcome!

Missing Car Key: A key was found in the church after 8th Grade Graduation. Please call the office if you are missing this car key.

Thank you, Parents! :  We greatly appreciate all that you do to support our students and our school.  The many hours that you volunteer for playground duty, library, classroom room mothers, and countless committees can never be repaid.  Your dedication to Catholic Education has made a difference in the lives of so many children! We couldn’t do it without you!  Lori Shepard

LOST AND FOUND: PLEASE COME CLAIM YOUR ITEMS BY MAY 31ST. ALL ITEMS WILL BE DONATED AFTER THIS DAY.  THANK YOU.

Dates To Remember

May 26th: ALL OUTSTANDING LUNCH BILLS ARE DUE                                                

June 1st:  School picnic at Tangerine Bowl  (students meet at bowling alley)                   

SUMMER HOURS FOR SCHOOL OFFICE FOR JUNE

Monday to Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

CLOSED THE MONTH OF JULY