St. Francis Catholic School
SFCS celebrates 26 Years of Growing Together in Faith & Knowledge
Dear SFCS Parents & Friends,
We had many opportunities to practice our virtue of "patience" this past week with the stream of unexpected inconveniences we faced at school. From the news in Nashville, to the power outage, followed by the fire alarm going off, we prayed for patience and peace throughout the week. With the short week ahead of us, we will continue to pray for smooth sailing as we prepare for the Holy Days leading to Easter Sunday. Since this week is a shortened one, our virtue of "patience" will continue to be the focus.
Wednesday is Grandparents'/Grandfriends Day. It is also an early dismissal day for students. An email outlining the protocol for this special day was sent yesterday. Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions. We are looking forward to welcoming our students' grandparents and/or grandfriends.
There will be a special Howl sent on Wednesday. This will be a Lenten edition. It is important for you to see the journey of our students while at school, during the season of Lent. It has been a beautiful season which has been highlighted in the hallways, in the classrooms, and on the faces of our students.
I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing spring break. I know our students, faculty, and staff have been working hard this quarter. Everyone is ready for this much needed upcoming break.
Please note that the School Family Mass originally scheduled for Sunday, April 16, has been cancelled due to spring break. We will have only one School Family Mass remaining in this school year, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 21.
Finally, there will be an important FSA meeting on Tuesday, April 18 at 8:15 a.m., which is the day after we get back from spring break. We hope to see you there!
Wishing you the most blessed of Holy Days ahead. Happy Easter to all!
Andrea Smith, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Patience: Bearing present difficulties calmly.
Let Your grace enter this moment so that I may not lose my patience.
This calendar is subject to change. Please check this space weekly.
- Monday, April 3 - Gardening Club - after school 🌻
- Tuesday, April 4 - Bake Club - after school 🧁
- Wednesday, April 5 - Grandparents/Grandfriends Day - early student dismissal ❤️
- Sunday, April 9 - Easter Sunday! ✝️
- Thursday, April 6 - Sunday, April 16 - Spring Break 🌞
- Monday, April 17 - School resumes 🍎
- Tuesday, April 18 - FSA Meeting - 8:15 a.m. 📆
- Wednesday, April 19 - - Spring MAP Testing begins - grades K-8 📊
- Saturday, April 29 - Salty Dog Sunset Cruise ⛵
⭐ Space is available in select classes at SFCS for the 2023-2024 year! ⭐
Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information or an admissions packet.
School Family Mass Dates
Join the St. Francis Catholic School community at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church for School Family Sunday Mass on the following Sundays:
May 21, 2023
We hope to see our families at each monthly Family Sunday Mass! Students should wear their Mass uniforms and dress code shoes. If your student would like to sing in the choir, please meet Mrs. Sweeney by the piano no later than 8:40 a.m. We'd love to have your student participate!
Grandparents/Grandfriends Day is April 5!
We look forward to welcoming our Grandparents and Grandfriends to campus on April 5! Grandparents and Grandfriends, please head straight to the Church to begin this special day with our 8:30 a.m. Mass. A breakfast reception for you as our special guests will follow in the gym. Golf carts will be available to transport those in need of assistance from Mass to the breakfast reception.
SALTY DOG CRUISE - APRIL 29- TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
On Saturday, April 29 we will be setting sail on the Salty Dog Sunset Cruise! All proceeds from the cruise will go directly to the St. Francis Catholic School Annual Fund. The cruise will feature: passed hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, live music, beautiful sunset and dolphin views, and a drawing for gift baskets. Purchase your tickets by clicking on this link: https://sfcshhi.hometownticketing.com/embed/event/4?access_code=b5d811f95ce9f78f279d765be97525c5293165bf
Tickets are limited, so purchase yours today!
We need your help with donations for the themed gift baskets! Please click on the link below to sign up for a donation. All donations may be dropped off to the school office and must be in on or before Friday, April 21. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054BACA72CA1F49-donations
Thank you to those who have dropped items off.
Thank you also for your continued support of SFCS! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Megan Drescher, email@example.com
March Madness "24" Tournament
March Madness 24 Tournament for grades 5th-8th. "24" is a game where a group of students are given a card with numbers on it and they must figure out how to add, subtract, multiply, or divide the numbers to get 24. Brackets are set up similar mimicking March Madness basketball. Congratulations to our "24" School Champion for 2023.... Michael B. (7th grade)!
3Q Awards Assembly
On Friday, SFCS celebrated the 3Q achievements in both academics and athletics. Special thanks to the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, who awarded a St. Patrick's medal to Vivienne W. (1st grade) and the St. Patrick statue to Jack S. (5th grade). Many athletes were also recognized for their participation in winter sports. Congratulations to all the students recognized!
PIZZA AND ICE CREAM PARTIES!
The Pre-K class and the 5th grade class enjoyed a pizza and ice cream party during lunch on Friday! Both classes celebrated with their treats which were made possible by donors purchasing the party packages during the live auction at the SFCS Gala - Sapphire Ball 2023. Thank you for supporting our fabulous school! The students had a blast. 💙🤍💛
Coach Weaver Finishes in 2nd Place in the Pulseology Golden Egg 5K
On Saturday morning, Coach Weaver ran in the Pulseology Golden Egg 5K race and to his surprise, came in 2nd place in his age division! With so many kids apprehensive about running, Coach Weaver leads by example and shares with the SFCS students his journey with running. Today and tomorrow are the Mile Time Trials in all of our PE classes. The students have been "training" for this run for a couple of weeks. The goal is for students to beat their individual mile times from October, since they are now six months bigger, faster, and stronger! Congratulations to Coach Weaver, and good luck to our students as they try to beat their time.
St. Francis Catholic School Facebook Page
Our official Facebook page is "St. Francis Catholic School". In an effort to consolidate communication, and have one central Facebook page for SFCS families to find announcements and learn about upcoming school events, the "St. Francis Families (St. Francis Catholic School, Hilton Head Island)" Facebook page is now inactive. As a reminder, the use of St. Francis Catholic School, or St. Francis by the Sea names, logos, etc., must be approved before associating any group with either name or SFCS. We appreciate your cooperation and partnership with this important policy and ask you to contact Mrs. Smith for school related requests, and the SFBTS Parish office for church related requests. Please join our school Facebook page! (scroll down to the bottom of the newsletter and click on link)
The School Calendar for 2023-2024 is now available! To view the most recent calendar, please click on the link below. Please note the revision date on the bottom right corner for the most up-to-date calendar as the calendar is subject to change.
3rd Grade - Science
Students in third grade have been studying animals, their habitats, and ecosystems. After completing a report on a specific animal, they created a 3-D project from recycled materials of an animal, and its habitat.
4th Grade - Ministry
The 4th Grade Class visited with the residents of The Pines and spent time together creating spring door decorations.
7th Grade - Religion - Making Rosaries
The Women of St. Francis Rosary Makers visited the 7th Grade Religion class to lead the students in crafting rosaries. We are grateful for the Women of St. Francis and their consistent support of our school!
4/17 @ JPII – 4G / 5B
4/18 @ Bolden – 4G / 5:15B
4/19 @ Chaplin vs HHP - 4G
4/20 @ Cross – 4G / 5B
4/24-4/27 - Middle School Championships @ Cross
SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
THANK YOU TO OUR BUSINESS SPONSORS SUPPORTING SFCS ATHLETICS!
If you would like to be a part of the FSA community, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you may get involved!
FSA Meeting - April 18 - 8:15 a.m.
The FSA will meet on Tuesday, April 18 at 8:15 a.m. in the lunchroom, to discuss Teacher Appreciation Week and the end of year happenings. Please plan to join us!
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