Your Weekly School Update
June 1, 2018
A final journey through the halls...
Please pray for our 8th Grade Class as they celebrate their Baccalaureate Mass together this Saturday, June 2nd at 4pm at the church and then graduate this coming Monday, June 4th.
This week's adventures...
The school tradition (pictured above) of our soon to be graduates "walking the halls" is one of my favorite moments. As our robed 8th graders process through the corridors for their last time, cheers and congratulatory "shout outs" can be heard throughout the school building. Some of our teachers (and students) have been known to shed a tear or two as we think about our years together and realize just how quickly time passes. The class of 2018 has ventured to Lake Compounce today for a final field trip, before their Baccalaureate Mass tomorrow, and graduation on Monday. Congratulations to both Samantha Gonsalves, this year's Valedictorian and Ryan Martins our Salutatorian, as well as the entire Class of 2018 for a job VERY well done.

The level of excitement in the building was stretched to new heights this week, as Ms. Cordeiro's preschool class experienced the joy of new life with hatched chicken eggs! The "oohs and aahs" and squeals of delight were heard very clearly on the first floor, making way for a wonderful teaching moment on the precious gift of life! Lots coming in the next few weeks, with trips to the creamery, the Grade 2 Wax Museum (another favorite tradition), and a few final field trips. Welcome, June!
Have a great weekend!
~ Mrs. Russo
Calendar dates for the 2018-2019 school year coming soon!
"Life with Christ, is a wonderful adventure!"
~St. John Paul II
at-a-glance next week:
MONDAY (June 4) --Hot Dog
TUESDAY (June 5) -- Chix Nuggets
WEDNESDAY (June 6) --French Toast Sticks
THURSDAY (June 7) --Pizza Square
FRIDAY (June 8) --Chix Drumstick

June 18th-
Please note the t-shirt colors for your child's grade:

Grade 1 BLUE
Grade 2 PURPLE
Grade 3 PINK
Grade 4 GREEN
Grade 5 Tie-dye
Grade 6 ORANGE
Grade 7 RED

SEC Announcements-- Final meeting of the school year is Monday, June 11th
Only $10 per family!

You can click here for a reservation form , but it also went home in Friday Folders in hard copy!
We are still collecting SEC surveys into the dropbox in the foyer.
Please keep them coming...if you've misplaced the hard copy click here for another survey form ...we want your feedback!
Attention Preschool 4 families:
If you have any gently used uniforms (especially the PS girls knit jumper) please consider donating them to the school's swap shop for incoming families. Thank you!
Milestone moments to note...
Mr. Colin Duane enjoyed being PE Teacher-for-the-Day this past Wednesday with Mr. Amaro. When asked on a scale of 1 to 10 how his day was, he said "a 10!"
Important dates for your calendar in the coming month: 

Last Day for PS3/Small Wonders:
Monday, June 11th 1pm celebration

Last Day for PS4:
Tuesday, June 12th 9am end of year celebration

Last Day for Kindergarten:
Wednesday, June 13th celebration @ 9am

Field Day (Grades 1-7) @ Pope Park
Monday, June 18th (rain date: Tuesday June 19th)

Last Day of School Grades 1-7:
Wednesday, June 20
(dismissal at 11:30am-- NO Extended Care)
Only a few weeks left to register for
Summer Fun at St. Francis!

Open to students in
Preschool through age12.
Fun weekly adventures planned!