Crusader Chronicle

September 2022

Dear Crusader Families,

The students looked so nice in their Picture Day outfits today! If your child missed today, there will be a School Picture Retake Day on Wednesday, October 26.

Today, the students will be bringing home the 2022-2023 Family Directory. There will be one directory per family.

Thank you to all the parents who took time to complete the Accreditation Parent Survey. Your thoughts were truly appreciated!

Just a friendly reminder, tonight is the New Family + Mentor Gathering. It will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the School Cafeteria. We look forward to seeing you tonight!

If there are any questions related to any of the information listed below, please let me know.


Sarah Bitzer


Upcoming Events

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Spirit Wear Friday Update

On Friday, September 23, the students may wear any of the following to show their school or team pride:
  • Crusader Spirit Wear
  • Sports team jersey
  • Bengals gear

In the next Chronicle, I will discuss some options that the students can wear for Fridays in October.

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First Trimester Interims

On Wednesday, September 28, the First Trimester Interims will be sent home with the students. Inside the envelope will be following information:
  • Interim
  • STAR Reading Report
  • STAR Math Report

Please take time to review the information with your child. Please sign and return the Interim by Thursday, September 29.

Please bring any questions you may have to Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, September 29.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Please make every effort to meet with your child's teacher. A positive school-family relationship is integral in the success for your child.

The K-4 schedule still has spots available. The Middle School (5-8) schedule is full.

Teachers and Staff would like to take time to meet with everyone, so if you were unable to schedule a time on September 29, please make arrangements to meet with the Teacher/Staff on a different day or time that works the best for you and the Teacher/Staff.

If there are specific questions related to Parent-Teacher Conferences, please contact the classroom teacher and/or the school office.

Staff Work Day- No School

On Friday, September 30, there will be No School due to a Staff Work Day.

School will resume on Monday, October 3.

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October 7 is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The 2nd grade class has the Prayer Service for Friday, October 7.

In honor of the Feast Day, Miss Rounds, and the 2nd grade class, will be preparing a Living Rosary Prayer Service. Grades 2-8 will be participating in the Living Rosary.

Kindergarten and 1st grade will attend the prayer service to pray the rosary with the school.

The Prayer Service will be in the Church on Friday, October 7, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Prayer Service will end around 9:30-9:45 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend and pray the rosary with us.

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If any 6th-8th grade students are interested in participating in the Parish Family Youth Group for St. Francis de Sales-St. Philip the Apostle, please contact PJ Ehling, Director of Faith Formation, at

Youth Group meetings will be every Wednesday in the St. Francis de Sales Cafeteria from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Yearbook Co-Coordinator Needed

Kathy Treml has graciously agreed to continue in the role of Yearbook Coordinator. She is in need of a co-coordinator.
  • There is no prior experience with yearbook needed.
  • The kids do a majority of the work, but coordinators are needed to help run the meetings, facilitate getting photos, and edit the final product.

If interested, please contact Kathy Treml at

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If you would like to participate in the Trunk-or-Treat event on Monday, October 31 during the afternoon Halloween Celebration, please take time to sign up. More information will be coming home closer to the event.
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Deck the Halls Planning Committee is in need of several Co-Chairs to make this a successful event for 2022.

Date of event: November 12 from 9am to 4pm.

Adults only for Co-Chairs.

Student Volunteer signups will be available closer to the event.

If you have questions, please contact Laurie Markwell at 803-370-5761 or

Grandma's Attic Update

The committee has received several things that would be better sold on Facebook Marketplace. They would like to find someone who has experience selling items on Facebook Marketplace. The committee will provide pictures, dimensions, and descriptions, as well as handle delivery of the items. It would be a great way to get volunteer hours.
If interested in helping, please contact Melinda Robinson. Her phone number is 337-661-9757 and email is
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The Fish Fry Committee is looking to add volunteers who are interested in helping to organize + plan the Fish Fry events. The Fish Fry events will occur in February and March. The money raised from the Fish Fry goes to support the Athletic programs at St. Francis de Sales.

Parent Resources

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