What's the Buzz?!?

December 6, 2015

December is flying by!

Wow! I cannot believe we only have 2 weeks left until Christmas break! I think we can all agree that last week flew by and we had some fun along the way. A big thanks to Carly and Nicole for planning a painting night out- it looks like everyone who was able to attend had a great time. Thanks, also, to Carly and Nicole for all they have done in the first half of the year to make each one of us feel special as well as add some fun to our days :) I would also encourage each of you to thank Mrs. Bruni when you see her. She has put a lot of time and effort into all that she does with our students, especially when it comes to the pep rally. What an awesome display of spirit for St. Francis. Although I spoke with our 5 and 6 graders on Friday after the rally, I would encourage each of you in your classes to reinforce positive school spirit as well as building each other up!

Speaking of spirit- Catholic Schools Week is fast approaching!! This is an exciting time to help students become aware of how blessed they are to be in a school where both educating the heart and the mind are important! It is also a time to recognize all of the people that make that possible; our Parish community, our Priests and religious, our teachers, and of course all of the students and their families! I would like to ask that anyone who would like to be a part of the plans for this send me an email tomorrow. I would like to know how many people would like to be a part of the planning before I schedule a meeting time. Falcon Family Network would like to know how they can help. We have an FFN meeting this Wednesday, so, I would like to present them with a shell of what we would like to do as a school. I look forward to hearing from all those who would like to help plan!

I hope you have a wonderful week (and that your Secret Santas are being good to you :) )!!

A peek at our week!

We have got another fun filled week on deck!

  • This Tuesday, December 8, we will celebrate Mass. Please reference the schedule for specials classes that Colleen created. Lunch periods and recess will remain the same.
  • This Thursday, December 10, we will enjoy Emmanuel's Song. Please remind your students that they should wear their uniforms. Individual classes have chosen whether or not students should wear white or red polos. I would encourage teachers in grades 5-8 to have their students wear mass attire.
  • The Polar Express will be coming to St. Francis this Friday. Since it is not a mass day students in grades K and 1 are permitted to wear their PJ's to school. Thanks to all of the teachers who help this special memory come to be for our students!
  • We will be administering our Student Surveys for OCSAA this Monday and Wednesday. 7/8 grade will take them on Monday, December 7 and 5/6 grade will take them on Wednesday, December 9. After this is completed the steering committee (Mary Alice, Stephanie, Kathy Ott, Mark and myself) will meet to do a preliminary overview of the results as well as draft some potential goals. We will meet as a staff after the break to solidify goals for year 2 of the Accreditation plan. If you would like to know more about this process before our next faculty meeting, please see me!
  • I hope that all of you were able to edit your teacher pages with ease and enjoyed having some freedom to make them your own. I am always open to suggestions on what might make it more functional for you or your students so please offer up any feedback you may have. Additionally, please do not hesitate to use Shelly Ivy as a resource, but remember that she has many things she does during the day so please try to give her a heads up if you are having trouble!
  • Please remember that lesson plans are due to me, electronically or on paper, on Mondays by 5:00 pm.
  • Formal Observations will begin when we return from break. Next week I will send out a Sign Up Genius for you all to sign up for Pre and post observations as well as the formal observation itself!