Family School Association

January 2020

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A Message from the FSA President

Dear SFCS Parents and Friends,

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Now that the holidays are over, its officially Gala Season! This year we are not only having a Gala, but also our first St. Francis Golf Tournament. Both events will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The golf tournament will be held at Palmetto Hall and the Gala will be in the St. Francis Multi Purpose Building. This year’s gala theme is Casino Night. We will have a live and silent auction, music and dancing and all your favorite Vegas games. The Salty Dog will be catering the event and Meeting Dynamics will be transforming our Multi Purpose Building into a Vegas Casino! Tickets are on sale now. More information about tickets, sponsorships and donations is included below. If you have any questions about either event or would like to volunteer your time, please let me know. Thank you for all your help and I look forward to seeing you all at both of these awesome events!

Megan Drescher

FSA President

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Megan Drescher

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Christmas Festival

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Megan Drescher

Annual Gala & Golf Tournament!!

Hello Families and Friends of St. Francis Catholic School,

It is that time of year…..GALA Season! Hopefully you have all heard by now that the gala will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020 in the St. Francis Multi Purpose Building. The gala theme this year is Casino Night! We are working with Meeting Dynamics to transform the Multi Purpose Building into a Vegas Casino! In addition to our annual gala we have included a golf tournament at Palmetto Hall. The golf tournament will begin at 1pm with the gala following from 6:30-11pm.

Tickets for both events went on sale Monday, January 13, 2020. We have 100 spots available for the golf tournament, so don’t wait! You can purchase tickets in the school and parish office or the Greater Giving website.

Golf Tournament:

Single golfer: $100

Foursome: $380

(Gala tickets are sold separately)

Gala Tickets:

Early Bird Special​ until February 14th : $65 per ticket

After February 14th : $80 per ticket

With each purchased ticket you will receive "$5000" in chips to play your favorite casino games.

We will be unable to sell additional chips at the Gala.

If you would like to purchase additional chips they are available for purchase anytime beforehand.

Additional Chips:

$30 for “$5000” in chips

With the purchase of your golf ticket, each golfer will receive a goodie bag and the chance to win prizes and awards at the awards ceremony after. You will also be able to purchase mulligans and participate in other fun contests the day of.

As always, we need your help with auction items and sponsorships. A packet was sent home with the students on Friday, January 10th, containing this year’s sponsorship levels, donation letter and receipt, and letters to potential and previous sponsors. You can also find each of those documents in the Weekly Howl or in the FSA Newsletter. If you have any questions regarding auction items, please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to another great St. Francis Gala and our first Golf Tournament. I hope to see everyone at both events!

Megan Drescher

2020 Gala Committee Chair

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Family Faith

Blessings Bags Project

It’s now time for our 2nd (of three) community service project for St. Francis families this year. The goal of these projects is to give our families a hands-on way to give back to the community. We will put together BLESSINGS BAGS FOR THE HOMELESS AND NEEDY in Savannah, and we will deliver the bags in person. This project will have three steps, and your family can participate in any or all of them!

Step 1: Collection of Items. During Catholic Schools Week, we will be collecting items for the BLESSINGS BAGS, including socks, bandaids, individual packs of wipes, Clif bars or similar, individual applesauces, peanut butter crackers, and bottled water. Mr. Pope will send out details regarding the day of this collection.

Step 2: Assemble the bags. All ages can help assemble the Blessings Bags, and we will do this at our Family Faith Night on Saturday, February 15 in the school cafeteria. More information about this event below.

Step 3: Deliver the bags. One of the greatest things we could do for the homeless and needy community is to let them know we haven’t forgotten about them. See them. Talk to them. Listen to them. We invite you and your family to step out of your comfort zone, and deliver the Blessings Bags in person, on Sunday, March 1, to the homeless and needy in and around Forsyth Park. Kids must be accompanied by their parents. We will meet in the parking lot of St. Francis church after the 10:30 Mass.

Family Faith Night: Game Night Edition!

You are invited to Family Faith Night at St. Francis Catholic School on Saturday, February 15 from 5:00 – 7:00 in the school cafeteria! This is a free fellowship event for all families!

This night will include:

- Assembly of Blessings Bags for the Homeless and Needy in Savannah!

- Guest Speaker to inspire us all on our family’s faith journey!

- Dinner featuring Mr. Pope’s “famous” Chicken Enchiladas! (You do NOT want to miss this)

- And of course… GAMES, GAMES, GAMES! We will have fun games that the entire family can enjoy, complete with PRIZES!

Please RSVP to for this event!

Many blessings to everyone!

Laura Wolf and Carolina Rozo, Co-Chairs of the Family Faith Committee

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Partners Programs

amazonsmile * Publix * Harris Teeter * Kroger

Please remember to put the Power of the Consumer to good use! When you shop Amazon, start your search at and link your Amazon account to our school. Amazon will donate a percentage back to SFCS every time you shop. Also when you do your grocery shopping, make sure your phone number and store cards are linked to the school. Need help signing up? Email Tina at

Check out the Partner's Programs newsletter Here!

Bottle Cap Drive

Please help collect plastic bottle caps for the Bottle Cap Campaign! The drive is going on now through March. Save every cap and bring them in to school. Each class has a container for bottle cap drop off. The classes are also competing to see which grade can collect the most. The grade to do so, will win a fun day with Mr. Pope and it's for a great cause!

St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Join us for the St. Patrick's Day Parade!

Mark your calendars to show your support and walk with SFCS at the St. Patrick’s parade on Sunday, March 15th at 2pm! We will meet and begin walking from the Coligny Beach parking lot.

If you would like to volunteer to help decorate the bus and hand out candy, please email Bertha Camposano:

Grandparent's Day 2020

Grandparent’s Day - Save the Date

April 8th, 2020, 11:30am (*Note - this is now a full day, not a 1/2 day as noted on the school calendar)

We are looking for a golf cart for grandparents who are unable to walk. Anyone who is willing to donate their Golf Cart and/or if you would like to volunteer at the event, please contact Christi at or 843-422-6164