SFSS Family Newsletter
August 4, 2023
Don't panic, yet. We still have 4 more weeks, until we are packing lunches, completing homework assignments, and so much more.
Yesterday, we mailed out a paper mailing of the following:
- family/school handbook
- need to know sheet (a.k.a Frequently Asked Questions)
- family event calendar (most events are on there)
- how to order lunches (not open, yet, but stay tuned)
- fundraiser information sheet
I've attached digital copies of these.
We have been slowly working on better utilizing our school website. There is a great webpage that has lots of common information: school supply lists, uniform ordering information, and past newsletters. The link is https://www.stfrancisststephen.org/family-resources/
As in the past, each week there will be a family newsletter full of information and of course good news of our school. Please make sure to look for this and check your spam folders.
Our Theme for the School Year
We grew so much as a school from 84 students in September to 99 students in June. Our staff grew, as well, in adding new teachers and they grew in knowledge to better serve the students. Our students grew in personal development, faith, and knowledge. We are also growing the image of the school inside the building and out in the community. We have just begun our work.
This year, we are expanding on that theme because we want to keep growing using psalm 65:10: The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.
The image above explains a little about what seeds (our mission) are and what we see are the outcomes of our work throughout the year and career of each student. On behalf of the staff, I hope you will join in our efforts to help our school grow in academic knowledge and opportunities, building the kingdom of God through faith formation and stewardship, and develop our students to discover their God given talents to find fulfillment and purpose.
Don't forget the supply drop off and meet the teacher event!
Pardon our mess...
We are still in the works of completing several projects that have been planned since January. These include:
- updated desks and chairs
- 3 additional water fountain filling stations
- new stall dividers in the boys' and girls' bathrooms in the original school
- new pre-Kindergarten room
- new library space
- updated faculty workspace
- new roof
- 6 new smartboards
- new Chromebooks for 2 of our classes
All these projects and donations were made possible by several donors, Harry J. Touhey, Holy Family School, Bison Technology, Proctor Enterprises, Massa Construction, Chuck Bruzee, Pete Liberatore, and Jim Babb. We are so ever grateful for all of these people who made everything possible and completing the work before school starts.