The Weekly Howl

St. Francis Catholic School - Sunday, October 11th

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10 11 2020 Weekly Howl
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Week of 10/11 - 1017/2020

Sunday, October 11th

  • Happy Birthday Sister Kathleen!!!

Monday, October 12th

  • Happy Birthday Mrs. Anderson!!!
  • PE Uniform for 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Grades
  • 3:00pm: Jr. Girls Volleyball Practice
  • 3:30pm: Cross Country Practice at Jarvis Creek
  • 4:15pm: Sr. Girls Volleyball Practice

Tuesday, October 13th

  • PE Uniform for 3rd Grade
  • Hot Lunch - Healthy Culinary Concepts
  • 3:00pm: Jr. Girls Volleyball Practice
  • 3:10pm: Cross Country Team Picture in Gym
  • 4:15pm: Sr. Girls Volleyball Practice
  • 5:00pm: Cross Country Meet at Hilton Head Prep
Wednesday, October 14th
  • School Pictures for 3rd through 5th
  • 10:00am: School Mass
  • 1:30pm: PreK & K Hilton Head Fire & Rescue Visit
  • 3:00pm: Jr. Girls Volleyball Practice
  • 3:30pm: Cross Country Practice at Jarvis Creek
  • 4:15pm: Sr. Girls Volleyball Practice
Thursday, October 15th - Spirit Day!!!
  • Spirit Day - Bring 2 canned goods or non-perishable items for the Sharing Thy Bounty Ministry
  • Memorial of St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
  • PE Uniform for 5th, 6th & 7th Grades
  • Hot Lunch - Healthy Culinary Concepts
  • 10:15am: The Great American Shake Out
  • 3:30pm: Cross Country Practice at Jarvis Creek
  • 3:45pm: Volleyball 8th Grade Senior Night Ceremony
  • 4:00pm: Home Sr. Volleyball Match vs. Holy Trinity
  • 5:00pm: Home Jr. Volleyball Match vs. Holy Trinity

Friday, October 16th

  • PE Uniform for 3rd, 4th, 8th Grades
  • FSA Hot Lunch - Salty Dog Cafe
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Pre - Kindergarten

Check out all the great things happening in PreK!!!


Kindergarten had a fun Fire Safety Week filled with learning! They used their candy corn counters, learned about fire safety, worked in guided reading groups, observed and graphed the weather, did a sun experiment, worked through the first 4 days of Creation, celebrated a birthday and so much more. The class even got “Boo’d” this week, with a special basket of surprise treats just for us!

1st Grade

The first graders were busy this week. They made scarecrows for our fall bulletin board. We are learning about parts of plants in science. The first graders did an activity in which they compared trees to umbrellas. They were trying to solve the problem of beach umbrellas blowing away in the wind. They made models of umbrellas and tested them in the wind. After watching a mystery science video about how trees can blow in the wind, they redesigned their umbrellas. Then they tested them again. First graders also worked in their interactive notebook and labeled parts of the plant.

5th Grade

5th grade celebrated St. Francis’ Feast Day by bringing home dog treats for their furry friends.

6th Grade - Religion

The 6th graders enjoyed reading scripture passages that show how the Old Testament foreshadows Jesus and the New Testament whole enjoying the beautiful outdoors!

7th Grade - Math

The 7th grade safely cooperatively creating their own quiz games for our chapter review on Operations with Rational Numbers in Accelerated Pre-Algebra.

7th Grade - Science

The 7th grade students started the week creating 3 dimensional models of cells in science. Ask them how to pronounce Endoplasmic Reticulum. Great job 7th grade!!!
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Senior Night - Thursday, October 15th at 3:45pm

Our 8th Grade Volleyball Athletes will be honored before their match on Thursday, October 15th at 3:45pm. Come to cheer for and celebrate our Lady Wolves as they play in their last home game at SFCS!

Cross Country Team Picture and Meet Update

Runners need to bring their cross country uniforms to school on Tuesday, Oct. 13 for yearbook pictures at 3:10pm. SFCS will compete against Hilton Head Prep at 5pm that day. As a result, we are limited in the number of runners that can be sent to that meet. Coach Rich will let your son know today if he will compete on Tuesday, so please ask him tonight so you can arrange appropriate pick up procedures for Tuesday.

Volunteer Coaches

WE NEED YOU! SFCS Basketball is undergoing program changes and currently looking for volunteer coaches for both of our Junior (6/7th graders) teams. Some coaching experience is preferred but not necessary. We would also consider qualified high school students that are looking for a fun way to build up a college application while getting community service hours. Practices are generally 2-3 times a week from 3:15-4:30 beginning in mid-November with games starting in January and the season runs until mid-February.

If interested, please reach out to our school’s Director of Basketball, Mike Weaver, at for more information. Go Wolves!
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Spirit Day - Thursday, October 15th

We will have our next Thursday, October 15th. Students may come to school in his or her Spirit Wear for two canned goods or non-perishable items for the St. Francis By the Sea Sharing Thy Bounty Ministry. Below are the guidelines for Spirit Days as outlined in the SFCS Uniform Policy.

Spirit Days, NUT Cards, Game Day Dress Codes

There are many opportunities throughout the year in which students will be able to come to school “out of uniform”. On these days students may wear pants (jeans, cargo pants, athletic pants) and/or shorts that are not excessively tight, short (shorts must be below fingertips when standing), and/or revealing. Jeans may not have torn holes in them. Yoga pants or excessively tight leggings are not permitted. Shirts and blouses should be modest in coverage as well as in content. The regular policies regarding jewelry, makeup, and hair still apply on days in which the regular uniform is not required.

Student athletes may wear their athletic jersey in place their regular school uniform top on days in which there is a game or match. A plain white t-shirt is acceptable to be worn under the jersey. Students must be in their regular uniform pants, shorts, skirts, skorts shoes, and socks during school on game days.

The final decision regarding the appropriateness of clothing items and the possibility of disciplinary action on non-uniform days is made by the Principal.

Halloween Trunk o' Treat - Friday, October 30th

On Friday, October 30th St. Francis Catholic School will be having our infamous Trunck o' Treat Halloween Parade. The parade will begin at 1:00pm sharp and will begin with PreK. Classes will be spaced out more on the schedule so the parade may take a little longer this year.

It will be a new path this year since we will not be visiting the residents at Bloom. We still have many spots available for parents to decorate a trunk. If you would like to participate by decorating a trunk this year then please email Mrs. Markey at Parents that will be handing out candy at a trunk must wear a mask.

It will be a dress down day for the students prior to the parade. Students need to wear the portions of their costume that would require them to change privately in the bathroom to school that day. All other portions may be brought to school in a bag and may be put on in the classroom. Students will need to wear a face covering during the parade. As always, costumes must be appropriate and modest. Nothing too gory or revealing.

Parents will be able to watch the parade at a designated area this year from the church parking lot. Parents may not walk with the classes. Parties will also be closed to the students and teachers only.

We will send more information about the parade route and other information as it becomes available.

School Family Mass - 10/17 & 10/18

Students may attend any mass for that weekend. All you need to do is take a picture after mass of your student(s) outside the church in uniform, email it to Mr. Pope and your child will receive a nut card for wearing your uniform on Monday.

School Mass - Wednesday, October 14th

Below is the link for the 10:00am School Mass for Wednesday, October 14th.

SFCS - October 14th - 10 a.m. Mass - English
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FSA - Hot Lunch Opportunities!!!

Thank you to our awesome FSA for coordinating some more Hot Lunch opportunities for the students!!! Check out the information below and thank you for supporting your Family School Association (FSA). Orders for the FSA Hot Lunch are due Wednesday, October 14th.

October Hot Lunch

Please order through the link below and pay through Venmo. After ordering, please send payment to: Venmo: @Julie-Pavlick

If you would like to volunteer to help with Hot Lunch, please sign up through the sign up genius link Volunteers must have a completed background screening from the Diocese of Charleston. Check with Mrs. Markery at for details.

Friday, October 16th. – Salty Dog

  • Buttered Noodles with Parmesan (or Marinara) with a side of fruit and a Capri Sun

Friday, October 30th. – Pizza Hut

  • Personal Pan Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni), cookies, and a Capri Sun

If you have any questions, please email Julie Pavlick at or Megan Drescher at

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Weekly Update

  • The new Mass Schedule for Sunday begins this weekend. Sunday - 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. (Family Center), 10:30 a.m., and Noon. The Saturday Mass schedule will remain the same. Please note that in the letter that you received, it states that the 5:30 p.m. Mass is in the Family Center. The 5:30 p.m. Mass is in the CHURCH.

  • On Saturday, October 10th at 12 NOON, the WOSF will be gathering on Beach City Road in front of our St. Francis by the Sea sign to pray the rosary as well as other prayers for the public sins of our nation. We will be taking part in a national event with over 800 rosaries being said across the country. Handouts will be distributed – social distancing will be required. Feel free to bring a lawn chair if needed. For more information on the 2020 Rosary Crusade, please click on this link.

  • Join in the 54 day Rosary Novena for Our Nation Rosary Coast to Coast rallies on the Oct 11, 2020. Join in the simultaneous Rosary across the US at 4 pm Eastern. We look forward to seeing you in the church at St. Francis By The Sea on Oct 11, 2020 at 4 pm Eastern. For more information on the Rosary Coast to Coast, please click on this link.

  • On Monday, October 12th, we will only have one Mass at 8:30 a.m. and the Parish office will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.

  • Communion - if you are seated on Mary's or Joseph's side at the 4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or Noon Masses, please note that the ushers will be taking the ribbons off the unused pews and the Extraordinary Minister will come to distribute communion to you in your pew. If you are seated in the Main aisle, you will receive communion at one of the two communion tables in the front of the Church.

  • Masks must be worn properly (over your nose and your mouth) and must be worn upon entering the Church or Family Center building. Also, shields may be worn, however, they must be accompanied by a mask underneath. If you do not have a mask, please ask for one.

  • Lastly, the Parish would like to welcome a new staff member, Kevin Coriolan. Kevin will be the Assistant to the Director of Religious Education, Deacon Galo Baretto. Welcome Kevin!

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  • Sunday, October 4th - Athletic Booster Information, Dir. of Basketball, Healthy Culinary Concepts, Bible Study, Community Info,
  • Sunday, September 27th - Halloween, School Pictures, Extended Care Projection, FSA Hot Lunch Opportunities
  • Friday, September 18th - Booster Info, Fall Reading Program, School Family Mass Weekend