The Weekly Howl

St. Francis Catholic School - Sunday, March 7th

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Dear Parents & Friends of SFCS,

I hope everyone has enjoyed this beautiful weekend in the Lowcountry!

Our teachers had a great day on Friday participating virtually with the Diocese of Charleston Teachers' Education Conference. We hope the students enjoyed their day off!

Please join me in prayer for our 2nd Grade students who will be having their 1st Holy Reconciliation this Wednesday before mass! Mrs. Gaherty and Mrs. Schoeppe have done a great job in preparing our 2nd graders!

Attention all altar servers!!! If your child has been trained to altar serve then I ask you to please contact Colleen Rzeczycki in the parish at to see about getting on the schedule. Currently there has only been a handful of our school students that regularly serve. I know there are more students able to serve. Please encourage your child to get back on the schedule for weekend masses. If they want another training then please let us know.

Good luck to our soccer players this week as they play their season openers at John Paul II Catholic School one Tuesday. Go Wolves!!!

Check out the FSA section below. There is some important information about saving the date for a fundraising event and the SFCS Island Discount Cards.

I hope everyone has a great remainder to their weekend!

Sincerely in Christ,

Brian Pope


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Week of 3/7 - 3/13/2021

Sunday, March 7th

Monday, March 8th

  • PE Uniform for 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Grades
  • 3:00 - 4:00pm: Yearbook Club in Library

Tuesday, March 9th

  • PE Uniform 3rd Grade
  • 3:00 - 4:15pm: Bake Club Group C in Fine Arts Building
  • 4:00pm: Girls Soccer Game at JPIICS
  • 5:30pm: Boys Soccer Game at JPIICS
Wednesday, March 10th
  • 9:00am: 2nd Grade 1st Reconciliation
  • 10:00am: School Mass
Thursday, March 11th
  • PE Uniform for 5th, 6th & 7th Grades

Friday, March 12th

  • PE Uniform for 3rd, 4th & 8th Grades
Saturday, March 13th
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Check out all the great things happening in our PreK program with Mrs. Burke's weekly newsletter below.


Kindergarten had an exciting full week of learning. They read a book by a famous author (who happens to be a classmate’s dad!), explored rhymes and author’s craft through Dr. Seuss, grew their brains with a new type of math puzzle, walked through the Stations of the Cross with the BETA Club and so much more!

1st Grade

The first graders enjoyed celebrating Dr. Seuss‘s birthday with many activities. They read Dr. Seuss books. They wrote about what would happen if the Cat in the Hat came to school one day. First graders enjoyed doing a stem challenge activity building things from paper disks with Dr. Seuss characters on them. They also used goldfish crackers to create bar graphs and pictographs. They ended the day celebrating Dr. Seuss‘s birthday with a cookie.

Science - 8th Grade

The 8th Grade Honors Physical Science students did an awesome job in the annual Science Fair yesterday! They enjoyed having the opportunity to share their hard work.


1st place: Avery Halloran for "How Does the Immune System Use Its Memory?"

2nd place: Matei Porcelli for "Separating Spheres".

3rd place: Tag Graziani for "The Great Golf Ball Drop".

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SFCS Basketball Developmental League

It was another great day at the “Wolf Den!”

Although it was a lighter crowd than past weekends, these young hoopsters had a blast on “Competition Day!” In addition to drill work and small-sided games, the kids participated in three different challenges....Swishhh, Layup King/Queen and the ever popular, the Slalom Pole Obstacle Course Time Trial.

It is absolutely amazing how far everyone has come along in just seven Saturdays! One more Saturday to go....Great job!!

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Thank You National Junior Beta Club

Thank you the members of the Beta Club for leading the Kindergarten in Praying the Stations of the Cross.
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10:00am School Mass for Wednesday, March 10th

March 10th - SFCS Mass - 10 a.m.

Myrtle the Turtle

Myrtle the Sea Turtle has arrived in our Fine Arts Department Lobby! She is a statue that will be painted by local artist Mira Scott along with our Eighth Grade Class.

This turtle is the third installation on Hilton Head Island. They have been put here to remind us all that we must protect them as well as all sea life. Mira paints each Loggerhead Turtle with a theme about its life. This one will portray eggs being laid at sunrise.

More information on how to volunteer and help our sea life will be coming soon. Stay Tuned!

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Save the Date!!!

Come set sail aboard the Salty Dog cruise boat Saturday, May 15, 2021! Enjoy a beautiful sunset, dolphins, live music, full bar, food, and drawings for prizes you won’t want to miss! Seating is limited, so don’t wait! You can pay by cash or check in the school office. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Drescher at or Julie Pavlick at

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SFCS Discount Card

St. Francis Island Value discount cards are still available in the school office. $20 each. Support local businesses while getting a discount!
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Parish Updates and Info

Reminder that this weekend is Sharing Thy Bounty. For a list of items, please click on this link.

If you have apprehensive about returning to Mass, you might want to try a Daily Mass. A Daily Mass is a great way for you to come back and see what we have done to make sure everyone stays safe while they are attending a liturgy with us.

St. Mother Teresa's quote of the day: "God is joy. Joy is prayer. Joy is a sign of generosity. When you are full of joy, you move faster and you want to go about doing good to everyone. Joy is a sign of union with God - of God's presence."

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