The Weekly Howl

St. Francis Catholic School - Sunday, May 23th

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Dear Parents & Friends of SFCS,

Happy Pentecost!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and this Pentecost Sunday! Happy Birthday to our Church!!!

This will be the last week with our Class of 2021!!! Our 8th Grade students will be graduating this Friday and beginning a new chapter to their lives. This week we will be celebrating our graduates with the traditional 8th Grade "Send Off" in our courtyard at 2:30pm. Also the graduation is an open mass so if you or your family would like to attend you may. Mrs. Sweeney is also in need of student volunteers to sing in the choir. Please let her know if your child is interested.

There are also many other activities occurring this week. This Tuesday the Middle School students will have a presentation from the Lowcountry Alliance for Healthy Youth. On Wednesday the 6th Grade will be performing their play in combination with the 7th Grade International Festival. Also on Wednesday, the 2nd Grade will be preforming our traditional May Crowing. So as you can see it will be another busy week at SFCS.

I hope everyone has a great remainder to their weekend!

Happy Pentecost!

Sincerely in Christ,

Brian Pope


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Week of 5/23 - 5/29/2021

Sunday, May 23rd

  • Pentecost Sunday
  • 4:00pm: Confirmation

Monday, May 24th

  • PE Uniform for 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Grades
  • 9:30am: Zoara the Comfort Dog
  • 1:45 - 2:45pm: Graduation Rehearsal
  • 3:00 - 4:15pm: 3rd Grade Garden Club
Tuesday, May 25th
  • PE Uniform 3rd Grade
  • 1:45pm: Lowcountry Alliance for Healthy Youth Middle School Presentation
  • 3:00 - 4:15pm: Bake Club Group A in Fine Arts Building
Wednesday, May 26th
  • 10:00am: School Mass - 2nd Grade May Crowning
  • 11:15pm: 7th Grade International Festival in Gym
  • 11:45am: 6th Grade Play in Gym
  • 12:45pm: 7th Grade International Festival in Gym
  • 1:45pm: 6th Grade Play in Gym
  • 3:15 - 4:00pm: Faculty Meeting
Thursday, May 27th
  • Spirit Day
  • PE Uniform for 5th, 6th & 7th Grades
  • 12:09pm: Beta Club Meeting in Library
  • 1:30 - 2:30pm: Graduation Rehearsal
  • 2:30pm: Graduate Send Off in Courtyard

Friday, May 28th

  • PE Uniform for 3rd, 4th & 8th Grades
  • 3:15 - 5:00pm: Voluntary Volleyball Conditioning
  • 6:00pm: Graduation in the Church
Saturday, May 29th
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Check out all the great things happening in Prek with Mrs. Burke's newsletter below.


They had a busy fun-filled week in Kindergarten! They began their week watching the outstanding outdoor performance by the 5th graders, the students loved the play! They viewed the 3rd grade baby chicks, learned all about the importance of praying the rosary, worked on a STEM bubble experiment, listened to many of our friends read and celebrated the Solemnity of Pentecost! They are so grateful to be filled with the Holy Spirit and love their hats Mrs. Gloven helped them create as a reminder. Kindergarten wrapped up the week with a special birthday celebration for their friends who they will not be able to celebrate this summer at school. It was a fantastic week to be a St. Francis Kindergartner!

2nd Grade

The Second Grade released the butterflies that they had raised (and named!) this past week. It was not only part of the Science curriculum but also a wonderful correlation to the Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord. The students are hoping that the butterflies will stop by to visit when they are outside at recess next week.

3rd Grade

The 3rd Graders had fun watching their chicks being born this week! They also were treated to a lesson about fire safety from Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue.

5th Grade

The 5th Grade did an amazing job this week with their performance of Alice in the Land of Idioms.

7th Grade - Social Studies

7th graders are VERY busy prepping for their International Festival Wednesday. Parents are welcome to walk through 11:00-11:30 and 12:45-1:45 Wednesday in the gym. (The 6th grade play, Twist of the Tongue, will be performing at 11:45 and 1:45, so we will pause our Festival for those two performances.

8th Grade - Social Studies

8th graders enjoyed learning more about the War in Iraq with guest speaker, Greg Summa. We are so grateful for his service as a marine fighter pilot in the war in Iraq and all of his years of service beyond! His knowledge and experience allowed the students to personally see the importance of history, our military’s role, and the true dedication of our military.

8th Grade - Social Studies

This 8th grade family started their last Friday with donuts and playground time. This group has taken on virtual school last year and COVID social distancing this year and still smiling! Mrs. Freisen is super proud of them!

Kindergarten & 3rd Grade Religion

Student's in Kindergarten and 3rd Grade wore red on Friday in celebration of our Church's birthday, Pentecost! They also were on fire with the Holy Spirit with Mrs. Gloven's lessons.
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3rd Grade - PE

Congratulations to all of our 3rd graders for finishing the One Mile Time Trial this week in PE Class!!

With local legend, Jack White taking a personal day, Noah Dorshimer took advantage of the wide-open competition and a favorable cool breeze to win the boys’ division with a blistering time of 8:17.

As for the girls, it came down to the final lap between Emily “Flash” Campos and Isabella “Annoying” Heitman. With the Eye of the Tiger and the extra motivation of winning a giant lollipop, “Flash” Campos found another speed and cruised to the win with a personal best time of 9:12.

The big winner was DC “Daisy” Collett. She won big box candy from Coach’s Black Bag by dropping over 3 minutes from her previous best time. Miss Daisy has shown unbelievable improvement in her running and conditioning over the past 6 weeks! Today’s performance officially moves DC out the “Grandma Slow Poke” Division and makes her eligible to run with the “Big dawgs” next year! Great Job, 3rd Grade!!

Middle School Faculty

Some of our Middle School Faculty had fun clowning around this Friday. They called this picture, Irony.
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Coach's Corner

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone that attended the SFCS Sports Celebration! It was great to see such a big crowd here to support our amazing student-athletes, coaches and teams after such a crazy year. We say good-bye to the following 8th grade athletes and wish them all best of luck as they move on to various high schools next year.

Ian Acuna-Carranza

Makena Allen

Abby Ames

Piper Basciano

Henry Boatright

Sam Bocian

Isabella Boretti

Danayara Cortes

Tyler Edgar

Kety Gomez

Liam Hegarty

Anna Claire Lemire

David Palacio

Campbell Perrine

Molly Phalen

Matei Porcelli

Ci Ci Rougeux

Mia Ruxton

Finn Sweeney

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Calling All Singers!!!

Mrs. Sweeney is in need of students who would like to sing in the choir for Graduation on Friday, May 28th at 6:00pm. Please let Mrs. Sweeney at if your child is interested.

10:00am School Mass for Wednesday, May 26th

May 26th - SFCS - 10 a.m. Mass
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Parish Bulletin

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