St. Francis Catholic School
SFCS celebrates 26 Years of Growing Together in Faith & Knowledge
Dear SFCS Parents & Friends,
I hope all of our moms and grandmothers in the SFCS community had a wonderful Mother's Day!
Yesterday, 52 candidates for Confirmation received this special Sacrament during a beautiful Mass celebrated by Bishop Fabre-Jeune and priests from St. Francis by the Seas, Holy Family, and St. Gregory's. Congratulations to all the students, including those from our 8th grade class!
Tonight, is an informational meeting for parents of current 6th and 7th grade students regarding next year's trip to Washington, DC. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Library.
This week will close out both Bake and Garden Clubs for the year. It has been a wonderful time for students to learn and grow. Thank you, Mrs. Sweeney, for your expertise shared during both clubs.
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!
Andrea Smith, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
This calendar is subject to change. Please check this space weekly.
- Monday, May 15 - Last Garden Club meeting of the year; Parent Informational Meeting - DC Trip
- Tuesday, May 16 - Last Bake Club meeting of the year
- Wednesday, May 17 - Talent Show Auditions; Athletic Awards
- Thursday, May 18 - Second Grade Musical - 1:00 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. lunchroom - Parents please choose one performance to attend. Classes will also attend.
- Friday, May 19/Monday, May 22 - Celebration of Catholics in Science and Math - Stem Days
- Wednesday, May 24 - May Crowning
- Thursday, May 25 - 5th Grade Musical 1:00 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. lunchroom - Parents please choose one performance to attend. Classes will also attend.
- Friday, May 26 - 8th Grade Graduation
- Tuesday, May 30 - Talent Show
- Wednesday, May 31 - Last Day of School - half day - early dismissal; 4Q Awards Presentation; Move Up Day!
⭐ Limited Space is available in select classes at SFCS for the 2023-2024 year! ⭐
Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Kelly (email@example.com) for information or an admissions packet.
Do You Have Talent? - Auditions are coming up!
Student auditions are scheduled for May 17 for our upcoming Talent Show. The Talent Show is scheduled for May 30.
Washington, DC Trip Informational Parent Meeting - May 15
On Monday, May 15th at 6:00 p.m., there will be an informational meeting for parents regarding the trip to Washington, DC, scheduled for April 2024, for SFCS students who will be in 7th and 8th grade in the '23.24 academic year. The meeting will be held in the library. If you are interested in having your rising 7th and/or 8th grade student participate in the Washington DC trip in April 2024, please plan to attend. The meeting will be less than an hour.
Our Last School Family Mass for '22.23
Join the St. Francis Catholic School community at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church for our last School Family Sunday Mass on:
May 21, 2023
We hope to see you there at 9:00 a.m.! 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!
CELEBRATION OF CATHOLICS IN SCIENCE AND MATH - STEM DAYS! - May 19 and 22
Fr. Albertus Magnus is the patron saint of the natural sciences and a Doctor of the Church because of his great work in in physics, logic, metaphysics, biology, and psychology
Please mark your calendars for the first annual "Celebration of Catholics in Science and Math" - STEM Fair! On Friday, May 19, students in Middle School will present on Catholic scientists and mathematicians. Students in grades PreK-5th will create and play with STEM projects. On Monday, May 22, students will interact outside launching and watching stomp rockets, and participating in the Rain Gutter Regalia. Please save and bring in empty and clean 2-liter bottles to help the students with their stomp rocket projects. We are also in need of tape, both scotch and masking. Please bring these items to the School Office. Thank you!
SFCS Talent Show - May 30
Get ready for the SFCS 2023 Talent Show! The students have been working hard on their auditions for this fun evening showcasing the student community's talents. The Talent Show will take place on May 30 with more details to follow!
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Our Summer Reading Program for grades K-5th will kick off on May 31! Here is the link to the reading log:
Read 20 or more books before August 14, 2023 and draw a picture of your favorite book, including the title and author on the back of your reading log. Turn in your reading log with the titles of 20 or more books and drawing on the first day of school, August 14, 2023. Please contact Mrs. Amanda Keefer with questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
St. Francis in our Courtyard
A heartfelt thank you to St. Francis by the Sea parishioner, Ms. Patty Soltys, for the donation of the St. Francis statue which has been placed in our courtyard.
Mrs. Smith's Birthday
The students, faculty, and staff celebrated Mrs. Smith's birthday last week. Students made cards and "Happy Birthday" was sung many times throughout the day. Everyone enjoyed cupcakes as a birthday surprise. Mrs. Smith felt the love of the SFCS community and was grateful for all the love!
International Day 2023
The students in the 7th grade class did an amazing job hosting International Day 2023! Our students had the opportunity to "travel around the gym" and learn about different countries, sample foods, and see the presenters dressed in the country's native costumes. The 6th grade then followed with a fantastic performance of "Rapping in America". It was a wonderful tribute to the 50 states in our great country!
7th Grade World Showcase
6th Grade "Rapping the USA"
A beautiful celebration of Mass by Bishop Fabre-Jeune and priests from St. Francis By the Sea, Holy Family, and St. Gregory's took place Sunday evening for 52 candidates for Confirmation. Congratulations to all the students confirmed including many from our 8th grade class!
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.
The Week in 1st Grade
The first graders had a busy week! A visit from Coastal Discovery in the classroom offered the opportunity for students to learn about marsh critters. Students saw periwinkle snails, fiddler crabs, transparent shrimp, mussels, and the skull of a dolphin. The first graders also enjoyed learning about different countries at the International Fair. They ended the week by painting flower pots for their mothers for Mother’s Day.
2nd Grade - Coastal Discovery Museum visits SFCS
The 2nd grade had an amazing experience when they had the opportunity to learn about the different marine life that call the Low Country home. The class especially enjoyed the opportunity to hold a periwinkle snail in the palm of their hands.
MS Science - STEM Fair Prep
Rockets, and catapults, and boats, oh my!
5th Grade Partners with 8th Grade for STEM Fair Prep
The 5th graders have been enjoying their time with the 8th graders in developing various STEM projects to round out the school year. The 8th Graders are serving as mentors in designing Stomp Rockets, Regatta Sailboats, and Catapults. The class is grateful to Dr. Burckart for extending this opportunity.
8th Grade - STEM Fair Prep
Eighth grade students are busy putting final touches rollercoasters and STEM presentations. SFCS students have been diligently working to share the close connections between our Catholic faith and STEM contributions for the betterment of all God’s creation.
SFCS Alumni Win Big at NJROTC National Competition!
The Drill Team of the Hilton Head Island High School NJROTC recently went to a national competition in Daytona Beach, FL and brought back four trophies! Five of the members which are SFCS alums, were part of the competition. Congratulations to Honora Mayers ('20), Constanza Martinez ('20) Mario Martinez ('22) Hayley Richardson ('21) and Sophie Safe ('22). We are so proud of you! 💙🤍💛
Do You Have Alumni News?
We love our SFCS Alumni! If you have alumni news to share with the SFCS community, please contact Andrea Smith email@example.com with your story and photo(s).
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!
Teacher Appreciation Week
💙🤍💛Thank you for celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with us! The FSA coordinated a wonderful week for the faculty. Thank you to our parents, family, and friends, whose generosity was appreciated by the SFCS teachers this week with wonderful gifts and special treats from Corner Perk, Guiseppe's Pizza, Hilton Head Island Coffee Roasters, Island Nutrition,
Oak & Olive, the Social Bakery, Tio's Mexican, and the Yoga Co-Op.
A big thank you to the FSA Co-Chairs, Rileigh Knight and Heather Quinn, for spearheading this special and much appreciate weeklong event. 💙🤍💛
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St. Francis Catholic School
Location: 45 Beach City Rd, HHI, SC 29926