Your Weekly School Update
May 11, 2018
Thank you for helping us show appreciation to our teachers and nurses this week!
This week's adventures...
    Finally the weather actually feels like spring is here to stay, and our students have certainly been enjoying the outdoor time that gym class and recess has provided! We were very pleased to be able to walk to Mass yesterday to celebrate the Feast of the Ascension. Our second graders were so thrilled to receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time together at a school Mass! They were adorable.. and elated!

Thank you to our School Events Committee representatives and to all of the parents who took the time to appreciate our teachers this past week. The daily dose of love and support was greatly appreciated by our staff! The "around the world adventure" theme was a creative approach to celebrating our teachers and the connection made to the saints of each country that was "visited" was a great touch! We have such an incredibly dedicated and amazing staff here at St. Francis, and I am as grateful for them, as I am for all of you who took the time to validate and appreciate their efforts.

Third trimester progress reports surfaced this week, making the final stretch a complete reality. While the end is nigh, we have miles to go before we can completely rest! We appreciate your support in encouraging your child(ren) to finish the year strong, and to give their personal best until the very end.
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mothers Day to all our mothers!
~ Mrs. Russo
Don't Forget
to PRAY in thanksgiving for the gift of life that your mother chose for you!
at-a-glance next week:
MONDAY (May 14) --Mozzarella Sticks
TUESDAY (May 15) --BBQ Pulled Pork
WEDNESDAY (May 16) --Creamed Turkey
THURSDAY (May 17) --Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
FRIDAY (May 18) --Taco Salad

Progress reports  

were sent home 
on Wednesday, May 9th, 
for students in Grades 1-7.
Please sign and return to school on Monday.  Please email your child's teacher directly with any questions you may have.
Our current CLUB SCHEDULE:

  • Grades 5-8 STEM MIni-Golf with Mrs. Bentley continues on MONDAYS
  • MONDAYS 3-4pm
  • UPPER GRADE CHORUS with Miss Cournoyer is on TUESDAYS from 2:55-3:30pm
  • NJHS Tutoring both WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY after school!
  • TRACK Club (Grades 3-8) on THURSDAYS---Note: GNBCS Track Meet: Sunday, May 20th
  • Ultimate Frisbee with Miss G. TUESDAYS Gr. 6-8; Fridays Gr. 3-5
Come to our Mini-Golf Night at the school:

EVERYONE IS INVITED to come play the mini-golf holes created by our STEM Club students!

Mini-Golf Night
Friday, May 18th
Daddy Daughter Dance
Saturday, June 9th
Raise the Roof!!
 Our school families reached the goal during our Boosterthon of securing pledges from at least 25 of the 50 states, and so next Monday, Mrs. Russo and Mrs. Shaughnessy will be working from the rooftop as promised! The future is so bright, we'll have to wear shades! Thank you for your support!
We're looking forward to the
Middle School History Fair
Friday, May 18th

 OPEN VIEWING begins at 1:00pm with awards at 2:00pm
Last call!

We need 100% photo returns of any non-purchased photo sheets!!
 Please send in any photos you are not purchasing, or full payment, by
MONDAY, May 14th. 

Thank you to many of you who have already turned your photos in!
Please join us for
our next School Mass...
(PS3-Grade 8 attending) 

Monday May 14, 2018 @ 9am
1st Reading: Madeline P. (5)
Psalm: Thomas C. (5)
Prayers of the Faithful: Nathaniel M. (5)

...followed by our 
May Crowning at the school 
where our 2nd Graders will "do the honors" of crowning Mary and leading us in song and prayer of the Most Holy Rosary.

"We are an EASTER people, and ALLELUIA is our song!"
 ~St. John Paul II
Bishop Stang High School invites families to be a part of Summer 2018 camps and clinics.  Visit to register online . The programs come in all forms: academic, athletic and performing arts. Join us for great learning experiences and for a whole lot of fun throughout the summer!

Open to students in
Preschool through age12!
Regular pricing fees apply now.

FYI: The Grocery Card program
June 1st!
Congratulations to our eleven 6th and 7th graders who qualified and are being inducted into the National Junior Honor Society this coming Wednesday, May 16th at 6:30pm.