SFA Cougar Connection

January 15, 2020

We are the Body of Christ Living Like Francis

St. Francis of Assisi School

St. Francis of Assisi School is a Christ-centered community dedicated to the development of knowledge, compassion and acts of service.

2020-2021 Registration (Preschool - Eighth Grade)

You should have received a registration packet last week. If you did not receive one, please contact the school office. If you have a child who is new to SFA, please call or email the school office and we will send home a "new student" packet. Our ALL DAY PreK and 4 AM Morning Preschool Programs fill up quickly. All applications will be date and time stamped when they are turned into the school office.

SCHOOL TARDIES

Just a reminder...Students are considered tardy if they are not in their classrooms at the 7:55a.m. bell. Any student coming into the building at the bell or after the bell should report to the school office for a tardy slip. We understand that the drop off line is long but we ask that you keep that in mind and plan accordingly. Please expect delays during the winter months and plan to leave home earlier to arrive at school on time.

OUR NEXT BOX TOP DRESS DOWN DAY IS TOMORROW, JANUARY 16TH.

Congratulations!

Several of our current eighth graders have received scholarships from their prospective high schools. We are so proud of them that we will be sharing with you information on the awardees.


Joey Colosi scored in the 99% on his high school placement test! He received 4-year renewable a scholarship from NDCL.

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Black & Red Ball - February 1, 2020

The grade level with the highest ticket sales by Friday, January 18 will win a pizza party donated by Georgios Pizza! If you do not know many parents at our school, this is a great way to get to know them!


All individuals who sponsor a teacher will be entered into a drawing for 4 tickets and a parking pass for the January 25th Cleveland Monsters Game at 1:00 p.m. If you are interested, send a check for $50 made out to St. Francis of Assisi School to the attention of "Cara Sulzer" with a note indicating it's to sponsor a teacher.


If 225 tickets or more are sold, we will have a Dance Party for the students and staff.

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Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Black and Red Ball on February, 1. Please contact Cara Sulzer for details, cmazzoccasulzer@gmail.com.

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SPELLING BEE

St. Francis of Assisi Spelling Bee contestants invite you to attend our annual Spelling Bee on Monday, January 27th, at 1p.m. in the school gym. The winning contestant will represent our school at the Northeast Ohio Media Group Cuyahoga County Spelling Bee on March 7th.

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP

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BOARD GAME CLUB WITH MRS. VALENTI

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JOIN BOOK CLUB WITH MRS. BIATS

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CALLING ALL BAKERS!

Calling all bakers! SFA Drama Club will be hosting a bake sale during the evening open house on Thursday, January 30, and we need your help providing delicious treats! We are looking for donations of baked goods (no nuts!), cans of pop, bottles of water, juice boxes, snack bags, and pizza. All proceeds benefit Drama Club and our production of Bye Bye Birdie performed this March. Donations can be dropped off to Mrs. Sefcik in the music room the morning of Thursday, January 26 or, for items that need to be hot/cold, dropped of a few minutes before open house begins to Mrs. Sefcik in the cafeteria. Any questions, email Mrs. Sefcik at rsefcik@sfaschoolgm.org.

KINDERGARTEN SCREENING

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YEARBOOK ADS

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SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATIONS BEGINS JANUARY 15TH

Registrations for spring sports will begin January 15th and run through February 15th. To register, go to http://www.stfrancisboosters.org/Athletics/Registration. Available spring sports include track for boys and girls all grades, baseball for boys 3rd - 8th grade, and softball for girls grades 3rd - 8th. Questions can be directed to SFA athletic director, Eileen Klear - eklear@sfaschoolgm.org.

PTO OFFICER POSITIONS OF PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY OPEN FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Nicki Macauda had decided to step down as PTO President earlier this week. The PTO Board will operate with three officers until elections are held in May.


PTO officer positions of President and Secretary will be open for the 2020-2021 school year.

An election will be held at May's meeting and an individual must attend 3 meetings in order to vote.


Anyone interested in either PTO President or Secretary positions should submit their name to Sandy Colosi via email:

colosi.sandy@gmail.com

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI 8TH GRADERS ARE HOSTING THE ANNUAL SFA CAVATELLI DINNER

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ST. FRANCIS SPRING CRAFT FAIR 2020

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BYE BYE BIRDIE WISHLIST

Elvis like costume

Cat glasses

Saddle shoes

Straight leg boys/mens jeans

Poodle skirts

Peter pan collared blouses (old uniform blouses)

Fur coat

Pill box hat

Old large pocketbooks 1950s

Sponge curlers

Canes

Keds or converse high and low top tennis shoes

Penny loafers

Rolodex

Small wooden desk and chair

1950s luggage

Old 1950s phones

Small hand held American flags

Garden hose

Dark dreary colored coats or jackets

bow ties

sweater vests

hangers

trench coat

briefcase

Volunteers During Lunch and Recess

SOS: We need lunchroom volunteers to supervise in the Cafeteria during lunch periods and during recess. Please contact Chris McCreight at christinaann479@gmail.com. if you are able to help.

Looking Ahead...

Thursday, January 23-Geography Bee @ 8a.m.

Friday, January 24-School Mass @ 9a.m.

Report cards sent home

Sunday, January 26-Catholic Schools Week Mass @ 10a.m.

Catholic Schools Week Mass @ 11a.m.

Gr. 8 Cavatelli Dinner from 1-6p.m.

Monday, January 27-Spelling Bee @ 1p.m.

Tuesday, January 28-Gr. 5 DARE Program

CLUB-Damascus Mission Outreach @ 12:30p.m. for Gr. 6-8

Other Events...

THE NATURE CAMP IN THE VILLAGE OF GATES MILLS

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CAMP INVENTION-SPARK IMAGINATION THROUGH STEM

St. Francis of Assisi School will be taking a break from offering Camp Invention this summer. We're happy to share information about camp being offered at three schools in our area. Please see the flyer in the newsletter pack for more information.


Thank you!

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INTENTIONS FOR PRAYER

As a community of faith, let us pray for the following intentions...


  • For Bob Hilbig, who is in the hospital
  • For Philip Wayner, who has leukemia
  • For Israel Cox
  • For Eileen Read
  • For Judy Stofan, who is healing from shoulder surgery
  • For all cancer patients especially Vivian Zaratzian, Dennis Barrett and Norahann O'Neill
  • For Mrs. Negrelli
  • For our St. Francis family, that we may be like St. Francis who lived a life dedicated to serving God and the needs of others
  • For the men and women who serve our country in the armed forces
  • For all those who are called to vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of the particular vocations.


If you have any prayer intentions, please email Mrs. Boothe