St. Francis Catholic School
SFCS celebrates 26 Years of Growing Together in Faith & Knowledge
Dear SFCS Parents & Friends,
We have officially sprung forward! It is so hard to believe we only have 49-1/2 school days left in this academic year, but time marches on and we continue to prepare for many academic, spiritual, and athletic activities. Soon, we will be preparing for the end of year activities honoring our 8th grade class.
This past week I participated in a 3-day retreat for all the Diocesan principals. It was a wonderful time of spiritual growth, fellowship, and learning. Since this year's retreat was hosted on the Island, we were able to have a special Mass for the principals at St. Francis By the Sea Catholic Church, celebrated by Fr. Mike Oenbrink. Mrs. Sweeney organized a wonderful group of students to sing, and beautifully they did! Thank you to all the students who volunteered to be a part of this special Mass, and to the parents who encouraged and supported the students to participate in the choir, and serve during the Mass. These young people showcased our school so well. The principals were very impressed and complimented the students over and over. I am extremely proud of them too!
On Friday night the Middle School had their annual dance. What a wonderful time the students had! It was amazing to see the students come together and dance like no one was watching. Scroll down to see photos of this fun event.
As a reminder, this Friday, March 17, is an early dismissal day for students. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. No lunch or aftercare. Also, our third quarter is ending this Friday. Report cards will be available during the week of March 20. Please mark your calendars for the 3Q Awards Presentation which will be held on Friday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. Parents, family, and friends are invited to attend.
Wishing you a peace-filled week of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
Andrea Smith, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Magnanimity: Recognizing the good in others, even when it is difficult.
Help me to love others with all my heart.
⭐ Registration for SFCS 2023-2024 is Open! ⭐
Open Enrollment is here! Please contact the School Office if registration forms or information is needed.
8th Grade Science Fair - March 14
Join us on March 14 at 12:45 p.m. to view this year's 8th grade Honors Science, Science Fair projects. Parents, family, and friends are invited to come by the Family Center to look over the projects and speak with the students about their presentation.
Early Dismissal on Friday, 3/17/23
Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 17 for Staff Development. No lunch or aftercare available.
Luck of the Irish! - St. Patrick's Day Dress Up Day - Friday, March 17 ☘️
Students should plan to get out their favorite green shirt, socks, and hat, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Friday, March 17. Students may wear their favorite St. Patrick's Day gear with jeans or uniform bottoms. Jeans may not have any holes, rips, or tears. Tops may have a St. Patrick's Day motif or a solid holiday color. Apparel should not feature any alcohol advertising.☘️
Women of St. Francis Scholarship Applications are Now Available!
"The Reverend Monsignor Martin T. Laughlin Scholarship Application" sponsored by the Women of St. Francis is now available to all currently enrolled SFCS students in grades PreK through 7th. This is a need-based scholarship. Please contact the School Office for an application if interested in applying. The application deadline is March 24, 2023.
School Office Closing at 3:00 p.m. on Mondays
Beginning January 9, the School Office will close every Monday at 3:00 p.m. for a staff meeting. Please make note of this change.
School Family Mass Dates
Join the St. Francis Catholic School community at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church for School Family Sunday Mass on the following Sundays:
March 19, 2023
April 16, 2023
May 21, 2023
We hope to see our families at each monthly Family Sunday Mass! Students should wear their Mass uniforms and dress code shoes. If your student would like to sing in the choir, please meet Mrs. Sweeney by the piano no later than 8:40 a.m. We'd love to have your student participate!
Grandparents/Grandfriends Day is April 5!
Save the date for our annual Grandparents/Grandfriends Day on April 5, 2023. This annual event will begin with Mass at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, followed by breakfast, and tours of the campus and classrooms. Don't miss this wonderful tradition! Please be on the lookout for the SFCS Grandparents/Grandfriends Day invitation.
SAVE THE DATE! - SALTY DOG CRUISE - APRIL 29
Tickets will go on sale soon!
St. Francis Catholic School Facebook Page
Our official Facebook page is "St. Francis Catholic School". In an effort to consolidate communication, and have one central Facebook page for SFCS families to find announcements and learn about upcoming school events, the "St. Francis Families (St. Francis Catholic School, Hilton Head Island)" Facebook page is now inactive. As a reminder, the use of St. Francis Catholic School, or St. Francis by the Sea names, logos, etc., must be approved before associating any group with either name or SFCS. We appreciate your cooperation and partnership with this important policy and ask you to contact Mrs. Smith for school related requests, and the SFBTS Parish office for church related requests. Please join our school Facebook page! (scroll down to the bottom of the newsletter and click on link)
The School Calendar for 2023-2024 is now available! Please click on the link below to view:
Stations of the Cross
Mrs. Brewster’s 5th grade class walks with Jesus each Friday during Lent at the Stations of the Cross. “We adore you O Christ, and we bless You, because by Your Holy Cross you have redeemed the World.”
Ministry Outreach-Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country
As part of our Ministry Outreach program, Mrs. Brewster’s 5th Grade class welcomed Mrs. Sullivan and Dr. Rohr from the Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country. Please continue to pray for the sanctity and protection and dignity of all human life…..From beginning to end and all the moments in between.
Middle School Dance
The Middle School celebrated their annual dance on Friday night. The students had a great time dancing the night away!
Bake Club - Cannoli
Last week, the Bake Club made cannoli! The bakers had to whisk their sweet cream into a thick whipped cream. To test the whipped cream, you must be able to put the bowl above your head without one drop spilling out!
3/14 @ JPII – 4G / 5B
3/16 @ Lowcountry Montessori – 4G / 5:15B - 12 Lupo Drive Beaufort Sc Meadowbrook Baptist Church
3/21 @ Bolden – 4G/ 5:15B
3/23 @ Cross – 4G / 5B
3/28 @ HHP – 4G / 5B
3/30 @ HHCA – 4G / 5B
4/17 @ JPII – 4G / 5B
4/18 @ Bolden – 4G / 5:15B
4/20 @ Cross – 4G / 5B
4/24-4/27 - Middle School Championships @ Cross
SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
THANK YOU TO OUR BUSINESS SPONSORS SUPPORTING SFCS ATHLETICS!
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ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL IS ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
Community Forum on Child/Adolescent Mental Health and Wellness - 3.27.23
The Lowcountry Alliance for Healthy Youth is sponsoring a Community Forum on Child/Adolescent Mental Health and Wellness on March 27 at Bluffton High School Auditorium. Please see details below.
St. Francis Catholic School
Location: 45 Beach City Rd, HHI, SC 29926