Your Weekly School Update
May 4, 2018
We were blessed to have Sr. Agnes Therese, TOR come to speak with our 3rd-6th graders about Religious Vocations this week. Our very own Miss Ketschke will be joining her order in the Fall.
This week's adventures...
     One week ago this evening, many of our school parents and SFX parishioners attended the fundraiser of the year! Together we embarked on an adventure , and raised bid cards to generate the necessary funds for our amazing school! While the night was rainy and dismal outside, the inside of the Century House was filled enthusiasm and energy exuded by supporters of our school and its mission. We are so blessed to have so many people willing to participate, support, and give generously to our school.  The Adventure raised our $35,000 goal for general operation, as well as another $14,500 for this year's Call of the Heart. This year's Call of the Heart proposal was a plan to completely renovate our playground to provide a safer space for our children to play. More details of this year's Call of the Heart, and opportunities to contribute will be forthcoming. Thank you for your continued support of our school!

This weekend, we are thrilled to celebrate many of our second grade students, as they receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the very first time! It was such a joy to see their excitement to be united with Our Lord in this sacrament! Congratulations to all of our First Communicants and their families!
The month of May is dedicated to Our Blessed Mother, and we have many opportunities to demonstrate our devotion to the Mother of Our Lord. Each day we will be praying a decade of the rosary, and students will also have the opportunity to pray a rosary during their recess time on Thursdays. Please join us if you are able on Monday, May 14th, immediately following Mass, as we crown Our Blessed Mother here at the school.

Please stay informed of all events and celebrations on the horizon by visiting our school website often! While the end is certainly in sight, we have miles to go before we rest, and have a great deal left to accomplish with your children. Please join us in our efforts to finish the school year strong, and maintain an academic atmosphere for as long as possible!
Have a wonderful weekend and God bless you and your families.
~Mrs. Russo
Grade 8 Progress reports went home this week.
Progress reports will be sent home next Wednesday, May 9th for Grades 1-7.
at-a-glance next week:
MONDAY (May 7) --Hot dog
TUESDAY (May 8) --Chix Nuggets
WEDNESDAY (May 9) --French toast sticks
THURSDAY (May 10) --Pizza square
FRIDAY (May 11) --Chix drum stick

  • Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11)
  • May 7th - Kindergarten screening day for current preschoolers and Donnelly's measurements 8:30am-11:30am  (*There is no school for current Kindergarteners on MONDAY.)
  • May 9th - Progress reports for Gr 1-7 
  • May 14th - School May crowning
Our current CLUB SCHEDULE:

  • Grades 5-8 STEM MIni-Golf with Mrs. Bentley continues on MONDAYS
  • Silly Science Extended Offering (for Grades 1-4) 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

Please turn in this form and payment before first day of club!

4 weeks; 14 students per section; 3:00-4:00pm

Tuesdays: Gr. 6-8
Fridays: Gr. 3-5

$20 per child
May 8th and May 11th
SEC Announcements
Next meeting Monday, May 7th @ 7pm!
Great memories...great community of support!
Financial details coming soon.......

If you are willing to be a JUDGE   
for our upcoming  
Middle School History Fair  
on Friday, May 18th,  

Judging of projects takes place from 
9:00am-12:00pm on that day .
Spring portraits went home last week.  
Please return any unwanted picture packages or sheets by May 11th, or you will be charged.   Thank you!
Fly on the wall...
Spring Picture returns were being delivered to the office.

Mrs. Reis to a preschooler: "Wow these pictures are all so cute! Did you like yours?"
Preschooler: "A T-Rex ate mine!"
#TALLtales #don'tletithappentoyou #sendthemback
Set up your order online and be sure to send in your child with the appropriate paperwork and deposit on Uniform Fitting day ,
MONDAY, May 7th from 8:30-11:30am.

20% OFF orders made before June 15th!

"We are an EASTER people, and ALLELUIA is our song!"
 ~St. John Paul II
The gift of prayer is powerful..and Our Lady hears us!
Thank you to those who came kick off the parish evening rosary for the month of May. You are welcome to come to pray at the church any May evening at 6pm.

Save the Date: the school will once again lead the rosary on the last day (May 31st) at 6pm , in thanksgiving for all the blessings we enjoy!
Please pray for our 2nd graders who will receive Our Lord as a part of First Holy Communion at our parish this weekend, Sunday, May 6th at 2pm.
Please join us for
our next School Mass if you are able.
(PS3-Grade 8 attending) 
Feast of the Ascension
Thursday, May 10, 2018
@ 9am
(As it is a Holy Day of Obligation, should weather not allow, we will celebrate Holy Mass at the school at 10:30am)
1st Reading: Amber Engel (6)
2nd Reading: Rebecca Antonio (7)
Prayers of the Faithful: Brooke Moreira (8)
Click here for the Novena of the Holy Spirit which starts that day...leading us to Pentecost!
Attention Parents:

It suddenly feels like SUMMER! Please remember to send your son/daughter with a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated, especially on these warmer days! Also, please remember to apply sunscreen in the morning , as there is plenty of outdoor play as a part of recess and extended care. Also check your children for ticks...'tis the season.
Thank you!
Open to students in
Preschool through age12!
Regular pricing fees apply now.
FYI: The Grocery Card program
ends June 1st!
A message from Mrs. Baptiste, our Box Tops Coordinator:
"Hello St. Francis families! We had BLAST OFF on the leader board.. .
Kindergarten and Grade 5 rockets have the early lead!  This is our final Box Top collection drive.. .please send in any additional Boxtops no later than May 31st . There will be a prize for the winning class on each floor - Rocket popsicles and a Rocket goodie bag for each student, filled with all sorts of little surprises! Keep on clipping those box tops!"