The Weekly Howl

St. Francis Catholic School - Monday, January 18th

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Dear Parents & Friends of SFCS,

Happy MLK Day!

I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend!

St. Francis had another successful last week! In regards to COVID-19 cases in our school community we are doing very well compared to our greater community. As of right now we have 3 students quarantining because of being classified as a close contact. We continue to have no evidence of any transmission between students and faculty in our school. Thank you to all our faculty, students and parents who are working so hard in following our safety guidelines at this time. Following them at school and at home will continue to allow us at SFCS to keep "business as usual." Let's all work together in keeping our community healthy and let us pray for all the families, friends and community members that have been impacted by this pandemic.

3rd Quarter Report Cards will be email to you after school on Wednesday, January 22nd.

This week we will have a Spirit Day on Thursday hosted by our Junior BETA Club in support of Catholic Charities of the Lowcountry. Please see the flyer for more details and check out our uniform policy for the guidelines for Spirit Days.

Beginning Sunday, January 31st is National Catholic Schools Week. This annual tradition will be scaled back this year because of our current safety guidelines but we still look forward to celebrating Catholic school education with all other Catholic schools across the nation. Below is a current copy of the list of activities for CSW.

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Sincerely in Christ,

Brian Pope


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Week of 1/17 - 1/23/2021

Sunday, January 17th

Monday, January 18th

  • School Closed - MLK Day

Tuesday, January 19th

  • PE Uniform 3rd Grade
  • 4:00pm: Jr. Girls Home Basketball Game vs. SGGCS - Cancelled
  • 5:30pm: Jr. Boys Home Basketball Game vs. SGGCS - Cancelled
Wednesday, January 20th
  • 10:00am: School Mass
  • 4:30pm: Sr. Girls Home Basketball Game vs. Holy Trinity
  • 6:00pm: Sr. Boys Home Basketball Game vs. Holy Trinity
Thursday, January 21st
  • Memorial of St. Agnes
  • Spirit Day for Catholic Charities of the Lowcountry
  • PE Uniform for 5th, 6th & 7th Grades
  • 4:00pm: Sr. Girls Home Basketball Game vs. SPM
  • 5:30pm: Sr. Boys Home Basketball Game vs. SPM

Friday, January 22nd

  • Day of Prayer of the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
  • PE Uniform for 3rd, 4th & 8th Grades
Saturday, January 23rd

  • Happy Birthday Betty Fick!!!
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Check out all the great things happening in PreK by clicking on Mrs. Burke's newsletter below.


We had a fabulous week in kindergarten! God is so good and He continues to bless us with amazing learning opportunities as our brains grow! This week we used playdoh to make human bodies that could stand-up. After a few attempts we added Q-tips to our playdoh people. The kindergarteners noticed the Q-tips acted like bones and helped our playdoh humans stand-up. The students love hands-on Science! Our sight word wall continues to grow. We took out our rainbow colors and playdoh again to help us practice words both new and old.

2nd Grade

Wishing everyone peace in the new year...

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Dear MS Basketball Parents Friends and Family,

Good morning! Thank you for always being so cooperative and being our partner this year to ensure safety within our athletic program. I would like to ask for your help with regard to our mask wearing policy in the gym during basketball games.

This week, we have been informed that some parents are not diligently wearing a mask in the stands during basketball games. In the name of health and safety, this cannot continue. Even if you are socially distanced from other spectators, or your own family members, the policy is that you must have your mask on. This is a law on Hilton Head, and so therefore, we are following that law as well. By abiding to the law and wearing a mask, parents act as positive role models for our young atheltes. We need your help to reinforce the importance of mask wearing with our young people. Now more than ever, it is imperative that none of us give into “mask fatigue" by becoming complacent.

We are proud that SFCS has done an excellent job in reducing the COVID virus from spreading in our school community, and we want to continue to assure that all of our athletes and spectators, the young and the elderly, are safe when they are at our school. Again, I am asking for your support and compliance to our mask wearing policy during basketball games. Also, please make sure that any child over the age of 2 that is brought to the basketball games remain with a parent or guardian and the child must wear a mask. With cases of COVID on the upswing, we need to be extremely vigilant to protect the health of our school family and friends.

Thank you for your understanding and support moving forward so that we can continue to reduce the number of COVID risk factors and transmissions to our SFCS family members. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Be well and stay safe.

Pax Christi,

John A. Taormina, M.A.

Athletic Director/MS Math

Saint Francis Catholic School

45 Beach City Road

Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

SFCS Basketball Developmental League

It was another great weekend for the Developmental Basketball League!
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10am School Mass - Wednesday, January 20th

Click the following link or embedded video below to access a live streamed school Mass for Wednesday, January 20th.
January 20th - SFCS - 10 a.m. Mass
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Catholic Schools Week 2021

Imbedded below is a copy of the list of activities for Catholic Schools Week.
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Parish News and Updates

The parish office will be closed on Monday, January 18th observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Knights of Columbus Council 10668 Virtual Silent Auction site is ready for your viewing of the items being offered. Official bidding will begin on January 9 and end on January 17,2021. All funds raised will be through Columbus Hope Foundation for the benefit of Programs for Exceptional People (PEP). Instructions for bidding are detailed on the site This year we need your participation more than ever. We appreciate and thank you in advance for your participation.

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2021 - 2022 JPIICS Admissions Season - Important Dates

Important Dates

  • January 31 Virtual Open House at 12:00pm
  • February 1 Tuition Assistance Applications Open
  • February 15 New Student Application Deadline (anyone after the 15th will be placed on a waiting list and admitted as space becomes available)
  • March 15 Tuition Assistance Applications Close

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