Your Weekly School Update
March 16, 2018
This week's adventures...
The wild winter weather resulted in a very quick week here at St. Francis! I am so thankful that even amidst the stories of power outages, shoveling mishaps and snowblower snafus, that our school family made it through another crazy storm. God is good!
Once again, our students and staff rose to the occasion today, extending a gesture of generosity for the benefit of others. As we live out our school mission statement, students not only perform acts of service, they also give from the heart. Students and staff donated a dollar (or more) today, to not only wear green in honor of St. Patrick, but also to offer a message of hope to those who will benefit from Stem Cell Research conducted at the John Paul II Medical Research Institute . A total of $320 was raised for this life giving cause! Thank you to the NJHS for encouraging us to focus on almsgiving this Lenten season.

Second trimester report cards will be making their way into your homes next week. Please praise your children for their efforts, and/or help them make a plan for improvement, if necessary. If you have any questions regarding your child's report card, or if you would like to speak to their teacher, please either call the office, or email your child's teacher directly.

Thank you, God bless and have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs. O'Russo (everyone is Irish this weekend!)
The ADVENTURE is coming quickly...
only 42 days remain before our Gala event is here!
Save-the-Date: April 27th
 Gala Family Challenge entries continued this pa st week.
Your participation is greatly appreciated!
Thank you to those who've already sent in their entry!
Donation Deadline for Drawing is Friday, March 23rd!
Lunches
at-a-glance next week:

MONDAY (Mar 19) --Spaghetti with meat sauce
TUESDAY (Mar 20) --Chicken Patty
WEDNESDAY (Mar 21) --Meatball Sub
THURSDAY (Mar 22) --Shepherd's Pie
FRIDAY (Mar 23) --Pizza Wedge

Be on the lookout:
2nd Trimester Report Cards will be sent to parents of students in Grades 1-8 by email next Tuesday, March 20th. 
(Kindergarten will receive a hard copy)
EXTENDED CARE...
Please note: Cupcake club rescheduled below
Our current CLUB SCHEDULE:

  • Gr. 4-8 ART CLUB with Miss Wilson new session started up last MONDAY
  • Grades 5-8 STEM MIni-Golf with Mrs. Bentley starts MONDAY
  • UPPER GRADE CHORUS with Miss Cournoyer is on TUESDAYS from 2:55-3:30pm
  • NJHS Tutoring both WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY after school!
  • TEA-OLOGY WITH MISS KETSCHKE (Gr. 3-5 girls) on FRIDAYS
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MARCH K-3 CUPCAKE CLUB, RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28TH.... 2 spots left!!
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KEEP YOUR EYE OUT FOR MORE INFO COMING SOON ON THE FOLLOWING CLUBS:

  • Silly Science Extended Offering (for Grades 1-4)
  • TRACK Club (Grades 3-8) will be up and running starting on Thursday 4/5! Looking for Thursday HELP! Contact aferreira@sfxacushnet.com
Don't miss the chance to order a YEARBOOK! 
Return the order form sent home to pay by cash or check
or order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com
 (and pay by credit card)

SFX Yearbook ID code: 13055618
Take the time to ORDER NOW. 
All orders are DUE by March 28th!


Send in your sheets!

Our Leader Board for the class tallies will be started next week to see which class is in the lead!

"Do not be afraid when LOVE requires SACRIFICE."
 ~St. John Paul II
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Next Friday, March 23rd:
Fr. Williams will share a reflection on the "7 Last Words"
in the gym @ 1:40pm.

If you can, come a little earlier and join our school community in special devotions on the Friday's of Lent throughout March.
You will notice purple veils at the church and school...  
With all the snow on the sidewalks we are unable to get to Mass, but we will have a special prayer service in honor of the Feast of St. Joseph!

Monday, March 19, 2018
@ 1:30pm

Please join us if you are able!