Crusader Chronicle

October 22, 2020

Upcoming Events for the week of October 26

This coming week will be the start of the Second Quarter and students will no longer be able to wear shorts to school as part of the uniform, at least until Fourth Quarter. Report cards will be printed and distributed on Tuesday, October 27th, barring any technical difficulties!

School Masses next week will continue to be celebrated on Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 AM. The 5-8 Mass on Wednesday will be led by the Sixth Grade while the K-4 Mass will be led by Second Grade.

As a reminder, Friday afternoon will be the time for Halloween festivities. Students will come dressed in uniform and bring a simple costume to change into after lunch and recess. The morning will remain academic while afternoon will be for the costume parade, Trunk or Treating, and homeroom parties. Many thanks to all of the parents that have helped in the organizing of this day.

Lastly, we are seeing a big increase in students asking for a bottle of water and a mask here at the office. While we are able help out, our supplies are limited. Please continue to send in a refillable water bottle and an extra mask. Thank you!

Conference Information for Fall 2020

In order to facilitate the most useful and effective conferences, while still being attentive to practical COVID-19 guidelines, this years conferences will be phone call based. Grades K-4 will access a sign up tool, distributed on October 27th, whereby families will sign up for a telephone conference with their child's teacher.

With the nature of grades 5-8 and students accessing 3-5 teachers in a given day, conferences will be initiated by the subject area teacher based on classroom performance and other factors. Families are always welcome to initiate and request a teacher conference.

Thank you for your support!

St. Francis de Sales School - Open House Info

Open Houses; Preparing for 2021-2022

It can seem a bit early but it is that time of year to begin planning our Open House schedule for the this Fall and Winter. We will be hosting our information sessions on Thursday November 19, 2020; Tuesday December 2, 2020 and Sunday January 31, 2021.

Our hope is that you will take a moment, review your social network, and considering recommending St. Francis de Sales School to a new family. While we have only been at school for about forty days, my kindergarteners (Elsie and Payson) have made new friends, are learning more about their faith as well as their studies. So, I ask that you make that recommendation so that other families can experience what a special place St. Francis de Sales is!

In addition, I will be reaching out to families that have some connections to the area pre-schools and can assist in setting up some informal coffee chats at Lot 1 Coffee.

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Looking for Volunteer Hours? Join us in the Library or for Deck the Halls!

We are in need of some great parent volunteers to help us in the school library. If you are interested and able, please click of the following link for more information and sign up!

We are also looking for parents to help during the Deck the Halls Christmas Bazaar. This will also count towards the volunteer hours needed for participating parishioners.

Adjustment to Spirit Wear Days

As a result of students going to Mass on Fridays for grades K-4, all Spirit Wear Days have been moved to Mondays. Please see the new listing of Spirit Wear Days!

11/9, 11/23, 12/7, 12/14

Thank you!

Resources Available on our Website

The school office is continuing to work hard in preparing for the next academic year. This includes updates to the school website, with next year's academic calendar, supply lists, the Parent/Student Handbook as well as the Crusader Care Information and Registration. The restart plan for this fall can be found here and the face mask order here.

Catholic High School Information

Archbishop Moeller Open House Registration

Badin High School

Open House, Sunday October 25 1-7 PM registrations available and more information at

Bishop Fenwick will be hosting Virtual Tours, available

Mount Notre Dame Open House Registration

Ursuline Academy shadow registration information available

Shadow Days – dates available October 2 – December 2, schedule on our website at

Yearbook Photo Submissions!

SFDS Yearbook Photo Submissions Great photos of our students, staff and school events are the building blocks needed to design a beautiful yearbook. We are asking parents and staff to email any awesome photos they take throughout the year to our yearbook website. To make it as easy as possible, each grade will have a unique email for submitting any pictures related to that class. Another unique email will be used for miscellaneous photos or whole school events. You can use the subject line of the email to describe the event or student’s names.

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Friday, Oct. 23rd, 8:30am

20 Desales Avenue

Lebanon, OH

Halloween Festivities

Friday, Oct. 30th, 1:15-3pm

20 Desales Avenue

Lebanon, OH

Students are to bring their costumes to school. We will have classes in the morning and change into costumes after lunch. Then a parade of students, trunk or treat followed by homeroom parties.

No School, Set up day for Deck the Halls Christmas Bazzaar

Friday, Nov. 13th, 8:30am

20 Desales Avenue

Lebanon, OH

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you! As friends of SFDS School your input matters and it helps us to become the best school possible.