Crusader Chronicle

Thanksgiving 2021

Dear Crusader Families,

Great job to the 6th grade class who led us in the Thanksgiving Prayer Service today. The students in grades K-8 all took time to write what they were thankful for on a leaf, prior to the prayer service. As the students were walking in to the prayer service, the 6th grade students took the leaf and made a school tree with all of the leaves. Below is a picture of the 6th grade class and the Thanksgiving Blessings Tree.

Amazing work to all of the 5th-8th grade students who made Honor Roll for the First Trimester! Below are the students on Honor Roll.

I pray that everyone has a fun, safe, and relaxing Thanksgiving and Break.

As always, thank you for all you do to support the school.


Sarah Bitzer


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Turkey Day Donation Totals

MANY, MANY THANKS to everyone who brought in donations!

Our totals increased significantly from last year, so thank you for all of the support!

Below are the total amounts of items brought in to support Turkey Day:

  • Mashed Potatoes- 253 boxes
  • Cranberry + Apple Sauce- 238 jars/cans
  • Corn- 254 cans
  • Green Beans- 332 cans
  • Gravy- 213 jars

TOTAL Amount Donated: 1,290 items

(School Goal was 1,248 items)

Due to the overwhelming support, ALL students in grades K-8 will be out of uniform on the following days:

  • Monday, December 6
  • Tuesday, December 7
  • Thursday, December 9
  • Friday, December 10

Wednesday, December 8, is the Immaculate Conception School Mass. Please wear school uniform.

Help is Needed

Turkey Day is quickly approaching and we could use some help with several tasks - some of which don't require spending most of the day at the event.

For instance:

* Prepping turkeys the night before (good opportunity for service hours)

* Dropping off some breakfast items

* Dropping off some lunch items

* Helping clean up at the end of the day (good opportunity for service hours)

To sign up, go to:

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Upcoming Events


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Parent Volunteer Organization (P.V.O.)

We have listened to your feedback... and back by popular demand!

The mission of the St. Francis de Sales Parent Volunteers shall be to promote the Catholic Education of our children through the effective coordination of social activities designed to enhance communication with our children, educators, and other parents who share a commitment to the quality, faithful education of children and help to finance various education projects. We strive for the betterment of our school and the stated mission and beliefs of St. Francis de Sales School.

For the 2021-2022 school year, the following activities will be added back into the calendar of events to promote fellowship within the school:

  • Father-Daughter Event
  • Mother-Son Event
  • Everybody Counts
  • Career Day

If you would to help organize an event, please click on the sign up and select which event you would like to help organize/plan. At this time, I am asking if parents can only sign up to help with 1 event in an effort to give all parents an opportunity to help and volunteer.

Thank you in advance for your time and ideas!

Make A Joyful Noise

We have had a wonderful start to our new choir year! We will be accepting new members all year long. Any parishioner in grades 3-8 is welcome! Watch the Crusader Chronicle for reminders about our schedule and enroll your student at the church website.

Our next date will be November 27 @ the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

Giving Tree

The Giving Tree will be placed in the lobby of the school with different donation items listed. Please take an ornament (tag) and help to make the wish list become a reality!

Thank you in advance for your help and support!

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Lost and Found Items

As the cold weather has set in, the school office has accumulated a lot of items in the lost and found.

Since the students all wear the same style of jackets, sweatshirts, etc., please take time write your child's name inside on the tag.

If you have any extra sweatshirts, jackets, that may have made it home on accident, please feel free to send them back into school. We have some friends who lost some items and cannot be found.

Please take time to look at the pictures below to see if any of the items look like your child's missing item(s).

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