The Weekly Howl
St. Francis Catholic School - Sunday, March 20th, 2022
25 Years of Growing Together in Faith & Knowledge
Dear SFCS Parents & Friends,
It was a beautiful evening last night until the rain arrived last night for the FSA's annual fundraiser/ gala. Thank you to Megan Drescher and Julie Pavlick for leading the committee and organizing the event! Also thank you to Mrs. McVey and Mrs. Markey for assisting. Thank you to all the parents, faculty and community members that assisted in many ways and donating items or purchasing sponsorships. Lastly, thank you to the Salty Dog Café for the delicious food and much more! Pictures from the event are below.
Thank you to all the families that attended the School Family Mass this morning and for all the students that dressed in uniform. Send Mrs. Markey a picture of the students at mass in uniform or next to the Hearts Will Rise Yard Sign in uniform for a NUT Card!
This week the 3rd Quarter Report Cards will be emailed home on Thursday after school. It is an automated email from FACTS SIS that provides a link for you to access the Report Cards. If you do not see the email then please check your Spam folder.
I hope everyone is able to enjoy this beautiful Sunday afternoon!
Sincerely in Christ,
Week of 3/21 - 3/27/2022: Virtue - MAGNANIMITY
Monday, March 21st
1pm Zoara the Comfort Dog
3-4pm Yearbook Club
Beta Club Meeting
4pm Girls Soccer AWAY vs HHCA
5:30pm Boys Soccer AWAY vs HHCA
Wednesday, March 23rd
- 10:00am School Mass
- 4:30 pm Girls Soccer AWAY vs Riverview @Lady's Island Middle School
5:30pm Boys Soccer AWAY vs Riverview @ Lady's Island Middle School
Thursday, March 24th
Report Cards Sent Home
4pm Girls Soccer AWAY vs Cross
5:30pm Boys Soccer AWAY vs Cross
- 9:15 - 10:30am: Confession in Library
Saturday, March 26th
- Coach Weaver's Birthday!
Kindergarten had a lucky week celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! We learned that St. Patrick is the patron saint of engineers! We prayed for his intercession as we designed our leprechaun trap and tackled a STEM project. Our STEM project challenged both our math and engineering brains. First the students had to solve addition problems to earn their materials. Then they came up with a plan using their given materials to build a rainbow. We learned to not give up and “try try again” to complete the challenge!
Strong start to the soccer season! Both SFCS teams traveled to Cross for their season-openers and battled hard against a traditionally tough opponent. The Lady Wolves came out on fire and dominated, winning 5-0. The team has a great mix of young talent and veteran leadership and will be tough to beat. The Boys’ showed tremendous improvement and are much more athletic than a year ago. After a scoreless first half, the game got away from them late as Coach Perrine cleared the bench. As Coach said afterwards, it’s “payback time” when the two schools meet again this week! Love the confidence and enthusiasm!!
Save the Date…The annual SFCS Sports Celebration Night will be on Tuesday, May 17th from 6-8pm in the gym. It’s a special evening to celebrate all our school teams, student-athletes and coaches including a slideshow picture montage and coaches’ award presentations. Everyone is welcome to come join the fun!!
Thank you to this year’s SFCS Athletic Department Sponsors! Without continued assistance from our school families and local community, we would not have the resources to grow the Athletic program. Last year, every school team was directly impacted by the generosity of our sponsors. In addition, we were able to add an Equestrian Team, as well as bring back the Cheer and Girls’ Cross Country Teams after a brief hiatus. Finally, we were able to use some of our funds to execute the first stage of the school’s new “Ninja Warrior” area, which benefits all SFCS students. Exciting new things are “in the works” for next year and we hope that you’ll consider joining the Booster Club. More details will be coming soon!
Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
Moss Creek Equestrian Center- Upcoming Camps
Friday March 18th from 8am-Noon
Friday April 15th from 8am- Noon
Friday April 22nd from 8am-noon
Last summer our camps were a huge success! This year we have opened up 6 weeks of summer, please sign up for these as soon as possible, as these get filled to the max by the time summer comes around. Camps are from 8am-Noon $500 per rider for five days, on the following weeks:
Don't forget we offer lessons year round, from beginners to advanced and adult only classes.
Birthday parties are always a favorite amongst our riders! These can be accommodated to most days, please call to arrange. If your rider is part of a girl scout/boy scout group and needs a horseback riding badge/pin, we are more than happy to assist! For any other random horse needs, call to inquire.
Moss Creek Stables
Middle School Student Volunteer Opportunity
The parish is hosting Alpha on Wednesday evenings which is an adult program exploring the basics of Christianity. In order for young families to participate, they need child care volunteers and are asking our middle school students for help. Please sign your middle schooler up for an evening to help supervise children in the Family Center using the link below. They will be fed dinner and receive 2 service hours per evening. Thank you!
Virtue of the Week - Magnaniminity
Magnaniminity- Doing great things for God
Sacred Heart of Jesus, You loved us even to the point of death.
Help me to love others with all my heart. Amen
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25 Years Howling at the Moon
Paddle Call Extension - Teacher Wish List
For the Gala this year, the paddle call was for Teacher Wish Lists. Each teacher was asked if there was anything that they'd like for their classroom. The responses included new rugs, seating, globes, a greenhouse, and so much more.
We know not everyone was able to attend the Gala, so we wanted to reopen the paddle call until Friday, March 25, in case other people wanted to make a pledge.
Pledge checks can be dropped off into the office or call the office to pay over the phone.
Thank you for your support. We are so thankful for our teachers, so I hope we are able to help fill some of the items on their lists!
Contact Julie.Pavlick@gmail.com with any questions.
Gala Donation Class Contest Update
- Well Done St. Francis! We reached 91% participation for Gala donations. This 91% was reached thanks to quite a few students bringing in multiple donations, which helped to make up the difference. We will schedule your Movie and Popcorn afternoon very soon.
- There was a 3 way tie for the classroom with the most participation, so congratulations to 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade for winning a classroom pizza party. The FSA will reach out to your teachers and coordinate your party.
We still have time…the deadline for responses for the Synod on Synodality (or journeying together) has been extended to April 1, 2022. The Synod is about discerning together where God’s Spirit is leading us and listening deeply to each other so that we can discover how God’s people can best serve and love each other. Please go to the link below to take the survey:
Women of St. Francis Scholarship
Student Help Needed
- April 13th (after Grandparents Day) to help set up chairs in the gym
- April 14th – Holy Thursday – Time to be determined. We will be putting the flowers in the gym and church.
Email Colleen at email@example.com if you are able to help.
Where Can I Find That?
Sunday March 13: Letter from Mr. Pope, Opening for 3rd Grade Teacher, Moss Creek Camps, Alpha Babysitting, Gala Info, Grandparent's Day T-Shirts, New Bible Study, Synod Survey, WOSF Scholarship, Student Help for Easter Mass Set-up
Sunday, March 6: 2022 - 2023 Reregistration, Opening for 3rd Grade Teacher, March Aftercare Projections Form, Moss Creek Camps, St. Patrick's Day Parade Sign-up, Gala Info, Grandparent's Day Address Form, Grandparent's Day T-Shirts, New Bible Study, Synod Survey, WOSF Scholarship, Parish Family Movie Night, Help for Easter Mass Set-up
Sunday, February 27: 2022 - 2023 Reregistration, Opening for 3rd Grade Teacher, March Aftercare Projections Form, Moss Creek Camps, St. Patrick's Day Parade Sign-up, Gala Info, Grandparent's Day Address Form, New Bible Study, Synod Survey, WOSF Scholarship, Soup for Scholarships Parish Family Movie Night, Help for Easter Mass Set-up