The Weekly Howl

St. Francis Catholic School - Friday, September 11th

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9 11 2020 Weekly Howl
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Week of 9/13 - 9/19/2020

Monday, September 14th

  • PE Uniform for 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Grades
  • 3:00pm: Jr. Girls Volleyball Practice
  • 3:30pm: Cross Country Practice at Jarvis Creek
  • 4:15pm: Sr. Girls Volleyball Practice

Tuesday, September 15th

  • PE Uniform for 3rd Grade
  • 4:00pm: Sr. Volleyball Match at HHCA
  • 5:00pm: Jr. Volleyball Match at HHCA - Cancelled
  • 5:00pm: Cross Country Meet at Habersham
Wednesday, September 16th
  • 10:00am: School Mass
  • 3:00pm: Jr. Girls Volleyball Practice
  • 3:30pm: Cross Country Practice at Jarvis Creek
  • 4:15pm: Sr. Girls Volleyball Practice
Thursday, September 17th
  • PE Uniform for 5th, 6th & 7th Grades
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Cross Country Practice, Jarvis Creek Park
  • 5:00pm: Sr. Girls Volleyball Game vs. Bridges @ Home

Friday, September 18th

  • PE Unifrom for 3rd, 4th, 8th Grades
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Check out the Mrs. Burke's newsletter with all the happenings going on in PreK.


The Kindergarten students worked hard this week on their letter formation and sight words this week. They also enjoyed their time outside with the cooler temperatures early in the week. Great job kindergarten!

1st Grade

1st grade students working hard on their story for the week in their reading series!

2nd Grade

The 2nd graders practicing good hygiene and sanitation using our new hand washing stations after recess this week.

3rd Grade

3rd graders are enjoying PE now in the first year to wear the school's official PE uniform.

5th Grade

5th grade this week had their MAP Assessments this week to identify their growth goals for the 1st semester.

Middle School

The middle school faculty and students are getting into the grove with our new system and all the new technology.
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Go Wolves!!!

It was a great week for SFCS Athletics! The Cross Country Team placed 2nd overall with Makenna Allen placing 1st and Archie Brown 8th individually. The Volleyball team won their first two away matches this week! Go Wolves!!!

Important Cross Country Information

Attached is the updated Cross Country waiver that was sent to us yesterday because our Meet on Tuesday vs Low Country Montessori has been changed to Habersham- 190 Cherokee Farms Road, Beaufort, SC. The start time is 5 pm as usual.

It is extremely important that you print out, sign and return the waiver to me by Monday morning.

If we are missing any waivers, your student-athlete is not permitted to compete on Tuesday.

Thank you and please contact Mr. Taormina if you have any questions.

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Virtual Teacher Meet & Greets

Some of our teachers have already conducted or have scheduled their Virtual Teacher Meet & Greet with you. If you have not received this information from your teacher directly then you should be receiving an email with the virtual meeting information from your child(ren)'s teacher very soon.

Fall Reading Program - Starts Monday!!!

Check out the video below for information about the fall reading program that Mrs. Safe has partnered with the SERG Star Readers Challenge.
SERG Star Readers Challenge

School Mass Link

The link for the school mass next week is
September 16th - 10:-00 a.m. - SFCS Mass
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School Family Mass - There are some changes and opportunities for a NUT Card!!!

Our Sunday School Mass will continue for the weekend masses on September 19th and 20th. During these times of social distancing the students will be encouraged to wear their mass uniforms BUT instead of everyone coming to the usual 9:00am mass, students may attend any mass for that weekend. All you need to do is take a picture after mass of your student(s) outside the church in uniform, email it to Mr. Pope and your child will receive a nut card for wearing your uniform on Monday.

Below is the current mass schedule for St. Francis by the Sea Parish. If you belong or attend a mass somewhere other than St. Francis by the Sea then you still may participate. Just take that picture of your student(s) in their mass uniform outside of the church after mass. Thank you!!!

Washington DC Trip Update - Attention 7th & 8th Grade Parents

The current Diocesan COVID-19 Guidelines from the Diocese has suspended all field trips for the 1st semester. The decision has been made to rebook the Washington DC trip in hopes that we will be allowed to travel by Spring 2021. The new dates are set for departure on April 29 to return on May 3. The Diocese will make a determination in December in regards to field trips for the 2nd semester.

Worldstrides has offered to extend their Refund Policy until October 1st so you have an opportunity to purchase trip insurance. Please see below for more details on Worldstrides trip insurance as well as their standard cancellation policy.

Full Refund Program/Cancellation Policy:

  • The Full Refund Program provides a full refund of all monies paid to WorldStrides, minus the Full Refund Program fee and merchandise purchased, if the participant finds it necessary to cancel for any reason prior to departure. Given our current world situation, families can call the customer service team at 1-800-468-5899 and purchase the full refund program up until October 1st.

  • Standard cancellation policy is based on the individual’s decision to cancel and the date’s proximity to the departure date. Participants who are not enrolled in the Full Refund Program may receive a partial refund of their program costs.

Any other questions regarding your payment to Worldstrides should be directed to the Worldstrides number above. For general travel questions about our trip contact our Trip Leader, Andrea Eddy at or 843-290-2433.

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FSA Fundraiser!!! - Pizza Hut Friday!!!

Since right now there is no Hot Lunch program the FSA will be raising funds by coordinating a Pizza Hut Friday!!!

When: Friday, September 18th, 2020

What: 6" personal pan pizza (cheese or pepperoni) plus a cookie and Capri Sun

Cost: $5.50

The link to order is below. All orders and payments MUST be received by Wednesday, Sept 16th.

After ordering, please send payment to:

Venmo: @Julie-Pavlick


If you have any questions, please email Julie Pavlick at or Megan Drescher at


If you would like to order Spirit Wear, please comment below or email Julie Pavlick at Please include the items you would like, the sizes, your child's name, and grade. Send in your payment to the school office. Your Spirit Wear will be sent home with your child.

If you would like to order a hoodie, please fill out the order form below and send in to the school office with payment by Friday, September 18th.

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Parish Updates

  • Sharing Thy Bounty will be this weekend, September 12th and 13th. You may leave your food items either in the Church Narthex or the Family Center. Our receiving agency will be the Pregnancy Center of the Low Country.

  • Live Streaming Mass - 4:15 p.m. Saturday, September 12th.
  • There will be a second collection next weekend, Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th for the victims of Hurricane Laura and the wild fires out in California. Baskets will be placed in the narthex and in the Family Center. If you are using a check, please make the check out to "St. Francis by the Sea" with "Disaster Relief" in the memo or you may donate online.
  • Mark your calendars for the Rosary Coast to Coast on Sunday, October 11th at 4 p.m. in the Church. For more information on the Rosary Coast to Coast, please click on this link.
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  • Monday, September 7th - Athletic Info, School Mass, Spirit Wear, Altar Servers, JPII Info
  • Saturday, August 29th - Updated Guidelines, 1st School Mass
  • Friday, August 21st - Calendar, Guidelines and Procedures, Welcome Coach Weaver and Mrs. Coriolan, Hair Cuts, Hot Lunch, Sgt. Washington, Drop Off and Dismissal, Barricades, Sinks, Where do I go in the morning?, Mrs. Sweeney Welcome Back