The Weekly Howl

St. Francis Catholic School - Sunday, November 15th

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Dear Parents & Friends of SFCS,

It was a rainy one this past week for the students and faculty. The students definitely were ready to get outside on Friday and this weekend.


Thank you everyone who donated their leftover Halloween candy to Operation Morale Support last week! Everyone enjoyed dressing patriotically for our heroes that answer the call to service in protection of our national liberties! Thank you to all our Veterans!!! You will see in this edition of the Howl a few activities that the students did in their classes to recognize and show appreciation for our Veterans.


This weekend is our School Family Mass this weekend. We made announcements reminding the students on Friday. I apologize for not getting another reminder out to the parents directly earlier. If your child(ren) wore his or her school mass uniform to mass this weekend please send me the picture via email and we will get them a NUT Card.


Important deadline is coming up for the FSA Reindeer Run. Check out more details below in the FSA section.


There are 7 more school days left until Thanksgiving Recess! I know the students and faculty are looking forward to this time. It has been a long stretch since our last break and everyone has been working very hard. I am thankful that we are in a community that is so dedicated to the intellectual and spiritual formation of our students.


Have a great remainder to your weekend!


Sincerely in Christ,


Brian Pope

Principal

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Week of 11/15 - 11/21/2020

Sunday, November 15th

School Family Mass Weekend

  • 7:30am - Church
  • 9:00am - Church
  • 9:15am - Family Center
  • 10:30am - Church
  • 12:00pm - Church

Monday, November 16th

  • PE Uniform for 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Grades
  • 3:15 - 4:45pm: Sr. Boys Basketball Practice
  • 4:30 - 6:00pm: Sr. Girls Basketball Practice
  • 5:45 - 7:00pm: Jr. Girls Basketball Practice

Tuesday, November 17th

  • Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary
  • PE Uniform 3rd Grade
  • Hot Lunch - Healthy Culinary Concepts
  • 3:00 - 4:15pm: Bake Club Group A in Fine Arts Building
  • 3:15 - 4:45pm: Sr. Boys Basketball Practice
  • 4:30 - 6:00pm: Sr. Girls Basketball Practice
  • 5:45 - 7:00pm: Jr. Boys Basketball Practice
Wednesday, November 18th
  • 10:00am: School Mass
  • 3:15 - 4:45pm: Sr. Boys Basketball Practice
  • 4:30 - 6:00pm: Sr. Girls Basketball Practice
  • 5:45 - 7:00pm: Jr. Boys Basketball Practice
Thursday, November 19th
  • PE Uniform for 5th, 6th & 7th Grades
  • Hot Lunch - Healthy Culinary Concepts
  • 3:15 - 4:45pm: Sr. Boys Basketball Practice
  • 4:30 - 6:00pm: Sr. Girls Basketball Practice
  • 5:45 - 7:00pm: Jr. Girls Basketball Practice

Friday, November 20th

  • PE Uniform for 3rd, 4th & 8th Grades
  • 3:15 - 4:45pm: Jr. Boys Basketball Practice
Saturday, November 21st
  • Memorial of The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Prekindergarten

Check out all the happenings in PreK by clicking on Mrs. Burke's newsletter below.

Kindergarten

The Kindergarten learned all about Veterans of the USA Armed Forces with special pictures from dad Mr. Creighton Stuckart. Thank you Stuckart family for making this possible and for your service! The students tracked the rain caused by Tropical Storm Eta and we even had a special Kindergarten meteorologist.

1st Grade

The first graders celebrated Veterans Day this week by making puppets of the Armed Forces. Some students even brought in pictures of family members that are veterans. We said a decade of the Rosary for all veterans. The first graders want to thank all the veterans for their service.

4th Grade

The 4th grade students made circuits-some students were very creative and built parallel circuits.

5th Grade

5th Grade made Veterans Day cards for our Heroes at Blooms. With gratitude and prayers for those who served to protect our freedom.

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10:00am School Mass - Wednesday, November 18th

Please click the following link for our next School Mass. https://youtu.be/_I5w8ihRQ20
SFCS - 10 a.m. School Mass
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FSA Hot Lunch Updates

The next FSA Hot Lunch will be on Monday, November 30th. Salty Dog's famous chicken tenders and fries with your choice of honey mustard or ketchup. A sign up will be available next week. You won't want to miss this!

FSA Meeting and Member Request

The next FSA meeting will be on Monday, November 23rd. at 8am. We will be meeting at Starbucks again. If you're not currently a member, but would like to be, please join us!

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FSA 2nd Annual Reindeer Run

The Reindeer Run is right around the corner! Registration is limited this year, so don't wait to register! All registration forms and payments are due by Friday, November 20th. Please pay by check or cash to the school office. Your registration will get you a custom Salty Dog/St. Francis Reindeer Run shirt, a pair of reindeer antlers, and an amazing breakfast catered by the Salty Dog Cafe! Come out and support SFCS!


All runners must have a completed liability waiver. You can turn this in to the school office before the race or bring it to the race.


If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with the race, please contact Megan Drescher at mspeca2003@yahoo.com or Julie Pavlick at julie.pavlick@gmail.com

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Annual Fund 2020

The 2020 Annual Fund Appeal has begun. Help SFCS reach it's goal of raising $100,000.00 to assist families in making a quality Catholic education more accessible. Please see the official appeal letter below that was sent to parishioners last week. Also below is a copy of the pledge cards. Donations are accepted all year long and can be dropped off or mailed to the School or Parish Offices. Thank you for supporting SFCS and the families we serve!!!
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Parish Updates

  • Link to the 4:15 p.m. Streamed Mass on Saturday, November 14th.
  • If you missed the Advent Candle and Wreath sale last weekend, candles will be on sale before and after the 7 p.m. Spanish Mass on Saturday, November 14th and they are also on sale in the Parish Office during office hours. Candles are $5 a set and wreaths are $10.
  • If you would like a Little Blue Book for Advent, here are a few ways to purchase one: Little Blue Book website (hard copy), Kindle Edition on Amazon, or Little Blue Books Mobile Apps for both the Android or IOS.
  • As a reminder, please keep your mask on except to consume communion. We are hearing of numbers of COVID19 soaring in other communities. We need to keep each other safe. Remember that you are wearing your mask to protect others. Also, please remember to keep your 6 feet social distance from your neighbor when you enter, sit, and exit the church.
  • If you wish to receive communion on the tongue, please let the priest know prior to the beginning of Mass. He will then know to come back to the altar with his vestments on after Mass is done. Please kneel in the front pews of the Church (socially distanced from others) with your mask on. Please do not come forward to receive communion on the tongue during Mass. We have many, many people who are coming to Mass who have health issues and we do not want to make them feel unsafe.
  • The St. Francis annual Spiritual Adoption Program’s babies are now three months old. During the third amazing month, the baby’s fingernails and toenails form and he has his own unique set of fingerprints. He is sensitive to touch and will tightly grasp an object placed in his hand. He can now squint, swallow and move his tongue. And around nine weeks he begins to suck his tongue. It is not too late to participate to save a baby and his/her parent. Please pledge to daily pray the following prayer: “Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted, who is in danger of abortion”. (Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen)The
  • Women of St. Francis will be holding it annual Fashion Show on Tuesday, December 1st at 11 a.m. at the Country Club of Hilton Head. Tickets are $45. For more information on the Fashion Show, please click on this link.
  • The Women of St. Francis will be hosting an Advent Morning Reflection on Saturday, December 5th after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. The reflection will take place in the Family Center. Sister Kathleen Kane will be the presenter.
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