Weekly School Newsletter – January 20, 2012

THE GYM IS RESERVED – MARK YOUR CALENDARS

The gym will be reserved and closed as follows:

  • Saturday, February 25, 2012, all day.
  • The 1st and 3rd Sundays of March, April & May.
  • Saturday, March 24, 2012, all day.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hoffman.

ALEX SHIRT FOR ALL SCHOOL MASS

Please have your children wear their Alex’s Wish shirts, with dress code bottoms, for the All School Mass held at QND during Catholic Schools Week on Tuesday, January 31st.

QND CHEER CAMP

QND Winter Cheer Camp (3 yrs old – 8th grade) will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at QND from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Registration is from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Campers will perform with the QND Cheerleaders at half time during the Raider basketball game. For more information call Tracy Grant at 217-257-2524.

RIGHT TO LIFE POSTER CONTEST

Grades 4-8 participated in the Right to Life Poster Contest. “Be an Advocate for Human Life” was this year’s theme. Congratulations to our semi-finalist Right to Life Poster Winners! Each Catholic School is asked to participate in the Right to Life poster contest for Adams County. We submit three winners from our school in each category and those posters are sent on for judging to Right to Life of Adams County. The poster winners are as follows:

3 & 4 Grade:

1st Place – Brennan Briddle / 2nd Place – Hailey Skinner / 3rd Place – Hannah Hutmacher

5 & 6 Grade:

1st Place – Aaron Hea / 2nd Place – Sarah Steinkamp / 3rd Place – Sydney Doellman

7 Grade:

1st Place – Emily Gower / 2nd Place – Renee Cafun / 3rd Place – McKenzie Foley

WESTERN CATHOLIC UNION CATHOLIC GRADE SCHOOL GRANT

Western Catholic Union is offering twenty $500 grants for the 2012 – 2013 school year. If you would like to apply, the student must currently be in K-8th grades, must attend a Catholic grade school, must be a WCU life or annuity member, at least one parent of the student must be a WCU life or annuity member. For applications, please contact the St. Francis School Office. The form is to be completed and either mailed to WCU or dropped off at their office by March 1, 2012. At the Membership Activities Committee April meeting, twenty winners will be drawn. All monies are paid directly to the school. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the WCU office at 1-800-223-4928.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

Please look for the schedule being sent home today with all the activities planned for Catholic Schools Week. We hope you all can join us for the Open House on Friday. Parents are also welcome at the All School Mass at QND!

UPCOMING EVENT

  • January 30 – February 3 – Catholic Schools Week
  • January 31st – All School Mass
  • February 2nd – Market Day Orders Due
  • February 7th – Market Day Pick Up
  • February 17th – Mardi Gras
  • April 29th – 1st Communion