St. Francis School Newsletter – September 1, 2017

New Décor at St. Francis

We are so proud to unveil 2 new banners that will grace the hallways of our school!  As you enter the North doors, a large banner displays our new Mission Statement, which was the work of our fantastic marketing team.  We appreciate Maggie Strong, Kia Hamann, and Matt Mueller for their time, talent, and treasure to contribute to this project.  We would also like to celebrate the creative energy of Mike Staff, who designed a banner for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade hallway!  It incorporates an image of St. Francis, Academics, the Fine Arts, and Athletics.  What a great way to include all aspects of our wonderful school and brighten the hallways at the same time.  Thank you, Mike, for sharing your time and talent with us!

Lori Shepard, Principal

PAPERWORK FROM TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS DAY:  ALL paperwork needs to be turned into the office no later than Thursday, August 31st. Please call with any questions (222-4077). Thanks.

PERMISSION SLIPS: Each student must have their own permission slip for a school event, please do not put all your children’s name on one slip.  Teachers must keep these records for the school year.

LUNCH MONEY: Please put your child’s first AND last name on the envelope along with the teacher’s last name.

We have had several payments come to the office (in cash) with no last name on the envelope. Thank you.

MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT: will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 6th, beginning with the following schedule:

Kindergarten : 6:15 to 6:45 in your classroom

Grades 1 – 3 :  6:50 to 7:05 in your classroom

Grades 4 – 5 :  7:10 to  7:25 in your classroom

Grades 6 – 8 :  7:30 to 8:00 in the cafeteria

We invite you to join us and find out more about your child’s teacher for the year, and what expectations they have.

SERVICE HOURS: Each family is required to do 10 service hours a school year.  These hours can be completed in many fashions.  Playground, Scouts, Room Parent/Party Helper, Mardi Gras, Home and School, School Board and coaching a CYO sport are several examples of how hours can be completed.  Please track your hours and turn them into the school office EACH QUARTER.  If you have any questions, please call the school office.  Hours not completed will be subject to $10.00 fee per hour by May 15th.  Thank you for giving your time to the students and the school. It is greatly appreciated.

Head Cook Position Opening

St. Dominic School is seeking to fill an immediate opening for a Head Cook/Cafeteria Manager. The person must have a sanitation license or work towards getting one.  Experience is preferred.  Resumes may be sent to:   Sue Kelley, St. Dominic School, 4100 Columbus Rd., Quincy, IL 62305 or emailed to [email protected].

The Parochial Music Organization Choir is  registering students for the 2017-18 school year. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 6 in the QND choir room.  Students in grades 7-8 rehearse from 3:00-4:00 pm, and students in grades 4-8 rehearse from 4:10-5:00 pm.  A flyer and registration from have been sent home with the students.  For more information, contact Monica Scholz, PMO Choir Director, at [email protected].

Statement on Non-Discrimination:  In accordance with the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois St. Francis Solanus School admits students of any race, color, sex, or national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally available to students.  Appropriateness of educational programs, students in good standing, and/or the availability of space may be legitimate factors affecting admissions.  A student’s enrollment status may be changed or discontinued at any time during the year, as determined by the Principal and the Pastor.  It is a privilege, not a right, to attend St. Francis School.  Transfer students must be in good standing as indicated on our records transfer form to continue enrollment. Furthermore, we do not discriminate against immigrant children lacking in legal status.

 After School Art class. Class starts Wednesday, Sept. 13 and goes until Wednesday, Dec. 13th.  Class meets right after school from 2:30-3:30pm. Cost for the semester of classes is $112, member price is $107. Scholarships are available for students who qualify. For more information or to register, please call the Art Center at 217.223.5900 or click on the link below to register online.


When: September 8, 2017

Where: QND grounds  Time: Registration begins at 4:45 – Camp begins at 5:30

Ages: 3 years – 8th Grade  Cost:  $25 per child. Additional siblings after 1st child $20.00

Pre-Register by September 1st and receive $5.00 off the registration fee. Pre-registration is not required, but recommended. You can still show up that night and attend!For question please reach out to Tracy at 217-257-2524

Dates To Remember

September 1th : Fall Regional for teachers – NO SCHOOL

September 4th : Labor Day – NO SCHOOL


September 6th : Meet the Teacher Night

September 11 -15th : Book Fair

September 26: City Wide Mass at QND at 10:00 (pack a cold lunch)

October 5th and 6th : NO SCHOOL : Quincy Conference