The Weekly Howl

St. Francis Catholic School - Sunday, October 18th

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10 18 2020 Weekly Howl
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Week of 10/18 - 10/24/2020

Monday, October 19th

  • Memorial of Saints John de Brebeuf, Isaac Joques, Priests, Companions & Martyrs
  • PE Uniform for 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Grades
  • 8:15am: FSA Board Meeting at Starbucks
  • 3:00pm: Sr. Girls Volleyball Practice
  • 3:30pm: Cross Country Practice at Jarvis Creek

Tuesday, October 20th

  • PE Uniform 3rd Grade
  • Hot Lunch - Healthy Culinary Concepts
  • 9:00am: Fire Drill with HHI Fire & Rescue
  • 3:00 - 4:15pm: Bake Club Group A in Fine Arts Building
  • 3:00pm: Sr. Girls Volleyball Practice
  • 5:00pm: Cross Country Championship Meet
Wednesday, October 21st
  • School Pictures for 6th through 8th grades
  • 10:00am: School Mass
  • 10:00am: School Pictures for Virtual Students (Family Center)
  • 6:00pm: Sr. Volleyball Match vs. Holy Trinity at HHCA (Championship Tournament)
Thursday, October 22nd
  • PE Uniform for 5th, 6th & 7th Grades
  • Hot Lunch - Healthy Culinary Concepts

Friday, October 23rd

  • PE Uniform for 3rd, 4th, 8th Grades
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The PreK students had a special guest this week for snack, Msgr. Laughlin!!!


The Kindergarten students had a another fun week learning!!! Observing a tree removal, a visit from HHI Fire & Rescue, sight word bingo were just a few of the many activities this week. Great job Kindergarten!!!

2nd Grade

Mrs. Schoeppe, the Science guru, made magnetic compasses with the 2nd grade class! Each student had the chance to watch the needle on their homemade compass turn to true north! Oohs and aahs all around!

4th Grade

The 4th grade students students were practicing the steps of the scientific method with an investigation of how many drops of water will a penny hold. Also, Sargent Washington accepted the 4th grades challenge to take our states and capitals of the west test. He did pretty good!!!

6th Grade - Religion

The 6th grade religion class partnered up to explore various writing styles of the books of the Bible.

6th Grade - Social Studies

Nothing like an outdoor Egypt Quizizz, an online game competition, to review the week’s work!

Middle School Math

The Middle School students are working hard using the IXL program to sharpen their skills in math, pre-algebra and algebra. Check out their accomplishments with the program with their certificates of achievement posted in Mr. Taormina's room.
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Volleyball Senior Night

The 8th grade Volleyball players were recognized this week for the annual Volleyball Senior Night. Thank you to these young women who have represented SFCS so well over the years!!!
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Attention Middle School Basketball Players

Please complete the following form if your child(ren) plans on participating in basketball this year. We also need a current Sports Physical completed by a physician prior to the first practice.

Cross Country Championship on Tuesday!!!

Best wishes to the members of the Cross Country Team that will be representing Saint Francis Catholic School at the Cross Country Championship Meet next Tuesday, October 20th. Please note the following:

  • The runners and parents need to follow SCISA COVID guidelines. All runners must wear face coverings at the start and finish of races and when not socially distanced. Spectators are also asked to wear masks to the venue.
  • Each runner is responsible for bringing his own water.
  • Restrooms will be available at Sgt. Jasper Park (limit of 4 people in the building at once with face coverings worn.
  • Restrooms are located inside the park (not near the start). Runners should plan to use the restroom upon arrival as there may not be time to get there and back closer to the start of the race.
  • Parking will be along the road in front of St. Jasper Park and will be marked. Please do not drive onto the course when dropping off runners.
  • The Meet starts at 5pm with a staggard start to help with spacing.

Good luck and Go Wolves!!!

Volleyball Championship Tournament Wednesday!!!

Good luck to our SFCS Sr. Volleyball Team that will be competing the Lowcountry Middle School Volleyball Championship Tournament. SFCS is scheduled to compete against Holy Trinity Academy at 6:00pm. The Championship Match will take place at 7pm. with the winner of the 5:00 game competing against the winner of SFCS vs. Holy Trinity.

There will be designated seating for each school in the tournament

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students

Snack and concession stand will be open

Go Wolves!!!

SFCS Basketball Hoodie Sweatshirts

Check out the new SFCS Basketball Hoodie Sweatshirts that will be available for purchase to support the SFCS Athletic Department. Keep an eye out for more information on how to order a SFCS Basketball Sweatshirt.

Volunteer Coaches - WE NEED YOU!

SFCS Basketball is undergoing program changes and currently looking for volunteer coaches for both of our Junior (6/7th graders) teams. Some coaching experience is preferred but not necessary. We would also consider qualified high school students that are looking for a fun way to build up a college application while getting community service hours. Practices are generally 2-3 times a week from 3:15-4:30 beginning in mid-November with games starting in January and the season runs until mid-February. If interested, please reach out to our school’s Director of Basketball, Mike Weaver, for more information. Go Wolves!
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Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Visit

The Prekindergarten and Kindergarten students were treated to a visit from the HHI Fire & Rescue Department to talk about fire safety. Thank you Mrs. Burke for coordinating this opportunity for the students again!!!

7th Grade Book Club - Reading the Classics with Msgr. Laughlin!!!

The 7th grade students started their Book Club with Msgr. Laughlin this week in reading classic literature works.

Spirit Day!!!

Thank you to all the students that participated in Spirit Day last week! We did an excellent job collecting for the Sharing Thy Bounty Ministry. Great job SFCS!!!

The Great American Shakeout

The SFCS students and faculty participated this Thursday in the Great American Shakeout. On 10/15 at 10:15am we joined millions of other students around the country in practicing our earthquake safety procedures and drills.

Pottery Jam 2020!!!

The St. Francis Fine Arts Department is thrilled to once again host our Annual Pottery Jam Fundraiser on Friday, November 6th - Sunday, November 8th. All funds raised directly benefit the continued growth of our Fine Arts Department. To maintain the safety and health of all members of the St. Francis community, this year's event will have slight changes which include a mask requirement and sign-ups for specific times to attend. Look for sign-ups, along with information for class sessions later this week! Mrs. Sweeney will also have sign-ups for Middle School student volunteers, so have your child be on the lookout! If you are a parent, and would like to volunteer or have general questions please email

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School Family Mass

Thank you to all the students that wore his or her school mass uniform to mass this weekend! Thank you for representing SFCS to our church community!!!

Halloween Trunk o' Treat - Friday, October 30th

On Friday, October 30th St. Francis Catholic School will be having our infamous Trunck o' Treat Halloween Parade. The parade will begin at 1:00pm sharp and will begin with PreK. Classes will be spaced out more on the schedule so the parade may take a little longer this year.

It will be a new path this year since we will not be visiting the residents at Bloom. We still have many spots available for parents to decorate a trunk. If you would like to participate by decorating a trunk this year then please email Mrs. Markey at Parents that will be handing out candy at a trunk must wear a mask.

It will be a dress down day for the students prior to the parade. Students need to wear the portions of their costume that would require them to change privately in the bathroom to school that day. All other portions may be brought to school in a bag and may be put on in the classroom. Students will need to wear a face covering during the parade. As always, costumes must be appropriate and modest. Nothing too gory or revealing.

Parents will be able to watch the parade at a designated area this year from the church parking lot. Parents may not walk with the classes. Parties will also be closed to the students and teachers only.

We will send more information about the parade route and other information as it becomes available.

10:00am School Mass - Wednesday, October 21st

Click the following link to our 10:00am School Family Mass.

SFCS - October 21st - 10 a.m. Mass - English
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New Partner Program

Check out this new FSA Partner Program from Arbonne. Arbonne offers many health and wellness products. 10% of sales comes right back to the FSA. Check out more info with the document below.

Thank You Salty Dog Cafe!!!

The students loved another FSA Hot Lunch Fundraiser Friday with delicious pasta from Salty Dog Cafe!!! Thank you!!!

The next FSA Hot Lunch Date is Friday, October 30th. Keep a look out next week for ordering information!

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Annual Fund 2020

The 2020 Annual Fund Appeal has begun. Help SFCS reach it's goal of raising $100,000.00 to assist families in making a quality Catholic education more accessible. Please see the official appeal letter below that was sent to parishioners last week. Also below is a copy of the pledge cards. Donations are accepted all year long and can be dropped off or mailed to the School or Parish Offices. Thank you for supporting SFCS and the families we serve!!!

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Parish Updates

  • For those of you who are still a little hesitant to come back to a weekend liturgy, Father Mike would like to give you a special dispensation to attend a daily mass once per week. Daily Masses are 8:30 and 11:30, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 8:30 only on Wednesday and Saturday.
  • If you are still unable to attend Masses because of health reasons, please Mrs. Rzeczycki know at We are trying to come up with a idea for you all to come back to a Mass safely. We realize that watching the Mass on the TV is just not the same for you.
  • We will not be bulk ordering the Little Blue Books for Advent this year. However, you may purchase them on Amazon for $4.00, either a hardcopy or a Kindle download. Ah technology!
  • The Bishop has provided us with some information in regards to voting. If you would like to view the letter and also the video, please click on this link.
  • We are in the process of planning for Christmas. We have decided that reservations will be taken for the 4:00 and the 5:30 (yes Father has changed this time) Vigil Masses on Christmas Eve. We will let you know when reservations will be open. Masses will be held in the Church and the Gym simultaneously. Reservations will begin mid-December.
  • The Knights of Columbus will be out in the Plaza this weekend before and after each Mass taking orders for Christmas Cards. "Keep Christ in Christmas".
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  • Sunday, October 11th - Volunteer Coaches, Spirit Day, School Family Mass, FSA Hot Lunch,
  • Sunday, October 4th - Athletic Booster Information, Dir. of Basketball, Healthy Culinary Concepts, Bible Study, Community Info,
  • Sunday, September 27th - Halloween, School Pictures, Extended Care Projection, FSA Hot Lunch Opportunities