Welcome back to all of our returning families, and welcome to our new families! We are looking forward to this school year!
Something new this year are Mrs. Wood's Friday Focus memos. This will be a snapshot of the upcoming week so check here for reminders and upcoming events. Below, you will see the first two weeks. Enjoy!
Also attached are some monthly Catholic family activities. Look for these to come home at the beginning of each month to share our Faith with your families!
In past years, St. Francis students have completed a reading project over vacation. We are trying something different this year, and are including the WHOLE school!
Students will receive paper crayons to take home this summer. Each class will be given a certain color. After your child completes 30 minutes of reading, they can fill out the crayon with their name and the book title(s) (extra books can be written on the back).
In September when we return to school, please send in all of the completed crayons. We will use them to make a rainbow in our gym. The class with the highest minutes per student average will win a prize!
In addition to the class prize, we are offering an incentive for individuals as well! Every student that reads 1,000 minutes or more will be rewarded with a movie showing at Cedar Street Cinemas in the fall! All minutes must be completed before the first day of school.
During the summer, if you run out of crayons, you can stop by the school office and get more from Mrs. Weber. Another option is to print them from home. An email will be sent home and they will also be available on the school website (attached below). They can just shade in the color of their crayon if you print it on white paper.
Mrs. McKinney will also be available on Wednesdays during her summer reading program if anyone is interested in borrowing books or spending extra time practicing their reading. She will be available for all St. Francis students from 9:00-11:30 on June 15th, 22nd, and 29th, July 13th, 20th, and 17th, and August 10th, 17th, and 24th. Contact Mrs. McKinney for more information. (This would be a great chance to get your reading time in and fill in your crayons!)
Can you believe it is already almost the end of the 3rd quarter! That means that it is time to register for our last marking period electives. The choices are found below. You can register online or with the paper being sent home today.
Today I will be sending home with each child a short newsletter along with a copy of our Catholic Schools Week Agenda, a Grandparent/Special Persons Luncheon letter and 2 invitations to the luncheon. If you need more invitations, please just let me know.
Also, during Catholic Schools Week kindergarten through 8th grade will be going skating at Little Bear West Arena on Wednesday, February 3rd. I know some children do not know how to skate or just prefer not to skate, so I am planning other activities for those children who do not want to partake in skating.
If your child does not want to participate in skating, please let me know as I want to get a ballpark figure of how many students will be staying at the school for the other activities. Thank you!
We, the members of St. Francis de Sales School Family, believe that education is an expression of the mission entrusted by Jesus to the Church He founded. Therefore, our mission is: "Bringing together learning, living and values in the light of our Catholic faith through Jesus Christ."