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This year we are excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!
Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!
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There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out shoparoo.com to learn more about this awesome app!
Thank you for your support!
Hi! Just a heads up on what is going on at St. Francis School.
We have a new Principal, Mrs. Melissa Wood. Melissa knows St. Francis School inside and out as this is where she went to school during her elementary and middle school years. Melissa has been a teacher here at St. Francis since 2008. She has taught 5th grade, 4th grade and most recently 1st. grade. She will continue to teach first grade in the morning and will be in her Principal’s office in the afternoon. She is eager and excited to be our new Principal. Her main goal is to ensure that every student is provided the highest quality of education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment. Working together as a team with staff and parents, she is committed to helping each student achieve their very best. Her door is always open and she welcomes your input. Please feel free to stop in or call (341-5512) to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!
Our teachers are as follows: Mrs. Cathy Rohde & Mrs. Ellen Walters, PK-3 & PK4; Mrs. Amberly Segerstrom, Kindergarten and Grade 1 (Grade 1 will be for ½ day in the afternoon); Mrs. Melissa Wood, Grade 1 (1/2 day in the morning); Mrs. Laurie McKinney, Grade 2; Mrs. Edith Erickson, Grade 3; Miss Auna Oman, Grades 4 & 5; Mrs. Laura Carlson, Grade 6; Mr. Don Erickson, Grades 7 & 8; Mr. Jon Bintner, Art, Computer & Gym; Mrs. Mary Halpin, Music & Title I.
Our 4th & 5th grades and our 7th & 8th grades are combined this year due to the number of students in each grade. It was not practical to have individual grades. St. Francis de Sales has had combined classes in the past and they have been very successful. We are confident the students will have a successful learning experience. If you would like the specifics on how the teachers will conduct a two-grade class, please feel free to contact Mrs. Amber Segerstrom at email@example.com and Mrs. Melissa Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our first day of school is WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th. All students are to report to the gym. It will be a full day of school starting at 8:05am (class begins) and ending at 3:00pm for students who ride the school bus, 3:05 for transit students, and 3:10pm for students who walk to their destination or are picked up by their parents. We do offer free breakfast starting from 7:30am until 7:55am. At 8:00am the teachers will come to the gym and pick up their class to bring them to their classroom. The gym is supervised from 7:30am until 8:00am.
Again this year we will have lunch cards for you to purchase for your child(ren). Lunch cards are $55.00 for 20 lunches and if you qualify for reduced lunches, the lunch card is $8.00 for 20 lunches. Our lunch price for students is $2.75 per meal and $3.50 per meal for adults. If you qualify for reduced lunches, the cost is 40 cents per meal.
We have a new Head Cook—Mrs. Sara Michalik. Sara has 3 children here at St. Francis School. Danny in 7th grade, Michael in 4th grade and Mila in Pre-K. Sara is excited and ready to start cooking. We are excited to have her on our staff.
There will NOT be free dress for the first two weeks of school. All students in Kindergarten through 5th grade are required to come in uniform (black or navy pants, red or white shirts/blouses with a collar, red or white turtlenecks, black or navy blue skirts or jumpers and white or navy blue cardigans or sweaters) on the first day of school and thereafter. Pre-K3 & 4 and 6th through 8th grade students have free appropriate dress. Please remember no flip-flops--all shoes must have a back on them and no jeans with holes in them. If we feel a child is not wearing appropriate dress, you will be called to bring other clothing for your child.
Also, every Thursday throughout the school year our students attend Mass at 9:00am. Please make sure your child wears appropriate dress on these days. PLEASE NO JEANS OR SHORTS. Dress pants such as khakis, a nice shirt or blouse, dress or skirt. This dress code for Mass is for all grades from kindergarten through 8th grade.
Our extracurricular activities include Drama, Lego Robotics, Builder’s Club, Basketball, Volleyball, Track, Cross Country and Children’s Choir. Along with our extracurricular activities we will be offering electives for students in grades Kindergarten through 8. These electives will give students new experiences and will be different each marking period. The electives are: Childcare, Creative Writing, Reading Club, Kindergarten Readiness, Recycle Art, Cooking, Woodworking, Gardening, Maker Space, Video Magic, Running, Sign Language, Poetry, Dance, Basketball, Drama/Public Speaking, Yearbook, Photography and Writing Club. Some of the electives are geared toward certain grades.
We will have our before and after school daycare. Our daycare is open at 6:30am until school starts at 8:05am and our after school daycare starts right after school at 3:10pm until 5:30pm.
St. Francis School is devoted to inspiring students to achieve their academic potential while demonstrating a desire to continue Jesus' mission, by applying Catholic morals, beliefs, values and practices in their everyday lives. We are committed to motivating students to sustain a lifelong love of learning.
If you have any questions, please just give Barb a call at 341-5512 or stop by the office.
We are so excited for the new school year to begin and also to show off our new website! We are all hard at work preparing our classrooms and can't wait to see you all next week at the open house! It is Thursday, August 27 from 3:00-6:00 pm at our school. Be sure to stop by to meet your teacher, pick up your packet, and tour your new classroom. See you soon!
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 faith through Jesus.