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Athletic News – 3/22/19

Softball’s, Hope Jenkins, is the GoTroubies.com Athlete of the Week for the Week

Freshman, Hope Jenkins, is the GoTroubies.com Athlete of the Week for March 10-17, 2019. Jenkins pitched seven innings for St. Francis, leading them into a 2-0 shutout against Davis on Friday afternoon during their first Delta League game. Jenkins struck out 11 Blue Devils, had no walks during the game, and kept the game scoreless for the Troubies. Read the complete release HERE.

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Last Minute Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Art & Theater Events

  • Take Down Set for “Quilters” on Stage – March 31st, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Show Choir Lunch Supervision - April 30th, 11:45 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Student Activities

  • Mother Daughter Ball Set Up - April 5th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Mother Daughter Ball Clean Up - April 5th, 10:00 p.m .- 12:00 a.m. (Double Hours!!)

Booster Club BBQs

  • Lacrosse- Saturday, March 30
  • Diving – Saturday, April 6

No substitutions for volunteers.  The volunteer that signs up must be the one who is physically present. Sign up for shifts on MVP

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Chamber Singers Take FIRST PLACE

We are thrilled to share that our SF Chamber singers were awarded FIRST PLACE today at the Golden State Women’s Choral Festival featuring the top women’s choirs in Northern California! A HUGE congrats to our Troubies, to Mrs. Harris,and to Mr. Rheault for his amazing piano accompanying! We are so excited for the opportunity to host next year! Be sure to congratulate our SF Chamber Singers!!

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NĀ WĀHINE O ‘OLU HULA AUDITION
Audition Date Change - TUESDAY, 5/7/19

Have you always been interested in hula and the Hawaiian culture? Here is your opportunity.  This year-long course enables students to learn basic Hawaiian language, Polynesian dance, and history.  Through hula basics and choreography, the students will learn discipline, grace, teamwork, and commitment to reach each dancer’s full potential in hula.  Students learn techniques to dance hula gracefully through hand gestures, body movement, and facial expression, in addition to learning basic Hawaiian language and Hawaiian history.  This class performs in many of the school events, as well as some outside events. 

Nā Wāhine O ‘Olu Hula is a year-long, PE hula class in which you receive 5 PE credits after completing the course.  This would take the place of your regular PE class if you make it through auditions. Classes are every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. If you have any other extra-curricular activities that would coincide with this day and time, please do not try out as attendance is essential.  Prior to auditions, we have two workshops.  One is a hula basics, and one is hula choreography.  Attendance in both workshops are required to audition.  Hula experience is not required.  Come join us, and embark on this journey of hula and the Hawaiian culture. 

Hula Basics Workshop: Monday, April 29th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 407

Hula Choreography Workshop: Tuesday, April 30th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 407

Hula Auditions: TUESDAY, MAY 7th instead of Friday, May 3rd beginning at 5:00 pm. in Room 407 

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Parent Service Hours Due 4/30/19

Parent Service Hours are due April 30, 2019. The website does not automatically submit your hours for you, so you must send a copy of your “Hours and Feedback Report.” The report shows your hours are complete. Send the report to cleavitt@stfrancishs.org.

Please check the report to ensure that no more than half of the required hours are from the “Donations” category.

The total hours due are 25 per family or 12.5 for single parents (sole support).

Check MVP for remaining volunteer opportunities.

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Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony & Dinner
April 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

St. Francis Catholic High School will induct its inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame Class at a ceremony and dinner on Saturday, April 6, 2019, in the Gymnasium. The Athletics Hall of Fame reflects the proud history of our community, highlighting the long-standing athletic success of the institution and recognizing the importance of developing well-rounded individuals. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

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Weekly Wellness
By:  Chyrissee Lee & Kym Weinandy, SFHS Wellness Counselors

Today’s Wellness topic deals with the dangerous on-line and social media challenges teens are participating in.  Please talk to your daughter about the dangers not only of these challenges, but also of allowing others to manipulate them into doing something they really don’t want to do.

DANGEROUS ON-LINE AND SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGES: These are viral challenges that are popular with students on almost every social network.

Viral challenges like these encourage teens to do dangerous things just for likes, views, attention, and subscribers. These challenges usually target students across several social networks and require them to perform dangerous activities. Students have to post proof of themselves partaking in the dangerous challenge on social media. Often, these challenges have serious repercussions and encourage students to behave in a way we have never seen before.

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Mother Daughter Ball 2019 – Fashion Week Edition
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Come dance the night away with the special women in your life!

Join us for music, dancing, dessert, games, photos, and lots of love.

  • Location: St. Francis High School Armory
  • When: Friday, April 5th 2019 – 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Submit your favorite Mother Daughter pictures for our slideshow HERE
  • Purchase Tickets HERE for $25 per mother/daughter and $5 for each additional daughter, aunt, grandma, or guest.
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Reminders from the Business Office

All returning families should have received the 2019 – 2020 Re-enrollment email to their family’s “household” email address on March 14th.

If you have not received it, please contact (please look in spam folder before contacting) Michael Gallo at mgallo@stfrancishs.org or 916.737.5042.

This year we will be using TADS for the online re-enrollment process and tuition collection.  Please note that in order to reserve your daughter’s space in her class, it is essential that you follow the instructions in the email that was sent on March 14th. To complete the online Student Enrollment and Tuition Agreement, you will need to pay the $725 registration fee by March 22, 2019.  For seniors, the $150 graduation fee is added.  You may select to pay the fees by e-check or credit card (an additional fee will be applied by TADS for credit card use). Tuition for the 2019 – 2020 school year will be $14,400.

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Ghana Trip 2019

A select group of students from St. Francis Catholic High School are invited to attend the 60th Anniversary Celebration of our sister school, St. Francis of Assisi Senior Girls School in Ghana, Africa, in November of this year. The students will pay their own way. In addition, they will represent the school at this event. The trip will cost each student about $3,200 (+/-). The trip will depart on or about November 10 and return on or about November 20. The application process includes the application, approval from the Office of the Dean, the Guidance Department, and an interview with the Campus Ministry team. Applicants should have a solid 3.0 GPA and be able to miss these school days without endangering their GPA. Interested students should check with their teachers and coaches to make sure they can miss these days. Apply HERE.

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Parent Volunteers Needed for the Boosters

Looking to finish up your volunteer hours and have fun doing it? Then sign up to help at our upcoming Booster BBQs! We still need volunteers for Lacrosse (Sat., March 30) and Diving (Sat., April 6). The Booster Club is a FREE, FUN, and a FULFILLING way to strengthen our Troubie community, and boost the spirit of our school through athletics. Click HERE to sign up. For more information, contact Karen Perkins at (916) 212-0549 or email boosters@stfrancishs.org.

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Arts Events: BBQ/Show “Quilters” & Arts Recognition Ceremony

"Quilters"

BBQ/Show “Quilters”

Come to a BBQ and show: “Quilters” Friday, March 22. Put on your best western wear! 

In the American West, pioneer women face the joys and challenges of frontier life. Based on the book The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art , this musical play veers away from a traditional storyline and instead presents itself as a series of short tales and tableaux matched with musical numbers. Each piece presents an aspect of frontier life or womanhood, from girlhood to marriage, old age, natural disasters, and, finally, death.  The patches are ultimately put together to form one dramatic tableau.  

Get your tickets for that night or any of the other dates below HERE

Friday, March 22 - 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday, March 23 - 7:00 p.m. 
Thursday, March 28 - 7:00 p.m. 
Friday, March 29 - 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday, March 30 - 2:00 p.m. 
Saturday, March 30 - 7:00 p.m. 

Arts Recognition Ceremony

Seniors have been emailed a Arts Recognition Ceremony form. If they are majoring in an Art Form such as architecture, interior design, dance, music, theatre, sculpture, they will be honored at the Arts Recognition Ceremony on May 15 at 8:00 a.m. They must fill out the form sent to them ASAP, even if they don’t know what University/Jr. College they will be attending. 

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Resource Outreach: Top Ten Tips – The Practice of Self-Compassion

Top Ten Tips - The Practice of Self-Compassion

  1. The practice of Self-Compassion is scientifically researched to decrease anxiety and depression. (Learning & the Brain Conference, S.F. 2/15/19)
  2. Self-compassion is scientifically researched as having a positive correlation with learning outcomes and long term retention of academic material.  (Learning & the Brain Conference, S.F. 2/15/19)
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New Booster BBQ Volunteer Opportunities & Next Meeting
Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 12 from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in the old faculty lounge (next to the old cafe)

New Booster BBQ volunteer opportunities for Swimming, Lacrosse, Track & Field, and Softball are now available on MVP. Sign up today. Join us as we support our Troubie athletes and provide a much-appreciated free meal to fans and athletes alike! Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 12 from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in the old faculty lounge (next to the old cafe). The Booster Club is a FREE, FUN, and a FULFILLING way to strengthen our Troubie community, and boost the spirit of our school through athletics. For more information, contact Karen Perkins at (916) 212-0549 or email: boosters@stfrancishs.org.

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SFHS Dads’ Club Meeting
Thursday, March 21st, Dining Hall

The February Dads’ Club meeting will be held on Thursday, March 21st, in the Dining Hall. Social time and dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Our speaker will be St. Francis Athletic Director, Mark McGreevy. Grandparents and single moms are always welcome to join us. Should you have any questions about this meeting, or St. Francis Dads’ Club in general, please feel free to contact us at dadsclub@stfrancishs.org. We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!

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Athletic News – 3/08/19

Soccer’s, Lindsey Piatanesi, Named the GoTroubie.com Athlete of The Week

Junior, Lindsey Piatanesi, was named the GoTroubies.com Athlete of the Week for the week of February 25 – March 3, 2019. Piatanesi won the game for the St. Francis Troubadours at their CIF Northern California Soccer final on Saturday. Read the complete release HERE.

Soccer Wins CIF State Northern California Regional Title on Golden Goal

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2018 AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

St. Francis has been awarded the College Board’s prestigious AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award. This honor is given to schools whose AP Computer Science program promotes female representation in the Computer Science field. St. Francis is one of only 28 schools, of the 18,000 AP programs worldwide, to receive this distinctive award for both AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A. Through these programs, St. Francis High School is helping to pave the way to greater gender parity in the Computer Science industry, promoting high-paying, in-demand jobs for women, and driving innovation, creativity, and competition.

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Mandatory AP Exam Pre-Administration for Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores

There is a mandatory AP Exam Pre-Administration session for those who will be taking an AP Exam in May.  It is scheduled for Friday, April 5th. All students taking an AP exam (with the exception of those ONLY submitting an AP Studio Art portfolio and not taking any other AP exams) must attend the appropriate session in order to complete necessary paperwork. Students must bring their student ID and #2 pencils.  

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Junior Parents – SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, May 15, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Save the Date! The Junior Commissioning Mass will be on Wednesday, May 15 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. We will officially bless the Class of 2020 to be the seniors and leaders of 2019-2020 school year.  The students will also receive a special Four Pillars Pin that represents the foundation and mission at St. Francis. All family and friends are invited to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Murray in Campus Ministry at mmurray@stfrancishs.org.

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Booster Club Meeting – Board Seat Nominations
Tuesday, March 12 from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in old Faculty Lounge

Wondering what the Booster Club is all about, and how you can get involved? Now is the time! We are accepting nominations for our three Board seats (President, Vice President, and Secretary) for the 2019-20 year. Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, March 12 from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in the old faculty lounge (next to the old cafe). The Booster Club is a FREE, FUN, and FULFILLING way to strengthen our Troubie community, and boost the spirit of our school through athletics. For more information, contact Karen Perkins at (916) 212-0549 or email boosters@stfrancishs.org. We look forward to seeing you on March 12!

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Lent 2019

CRS Rice Bowl is a Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program for faith communities in the United States who want to put their faith into action. SFHS is invited to learn about our brothers and sisters in need around the world, and devote our Lenten prayers, fasting, and resources to change the lives of those who suffer in poverty. As a community, Troubies observe the Lenten pillars of praying, fasting, and giving in the following ways:

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Athletic News – 3/01/19

Freshman, Cate Joaquin, named GoTroubies.com Athlete of the Week

Freshman, Cate Joaquin, is the GoTroubies.com Athlete of the Week for week of February 17-24, 2019. Joaquin won the 1600 meters at the Pitman Distance Wars on Friday night. She helped the Troubies win the Distance Medley Relay with a time of 12:38.54, the fourth best time in St. Francis history. Read the complete release HERE.

Basketball Lands Three on All-Delta League Squad

The St. Francis basketball team placed three players on the All-Delta League team as selected by the league’s coaches. Seniors, Nika Bagatelos and Lauren Pank, joined junior, Mia Fleming-Mullins, on the first team. Read the complete release HERE.

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Graduation Announcements and Class Rings

If you have not yet ordered your daughter’s custom graduation announcements, please click the link below and do so now! Additionally, if your daughter never ordered a sophomore class ring or would like to order a new one, please go to the Jostens website HERE

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Paris in Bloom: Saturday Night!


The entire St. Francis campus is being transformed before our eyes in anticipation of tomorrow evening’s Paris in Bloom!  It takes an army and we are so grateful for our chairs, committee leads and the myriad volunteers that have been here morning til night. Many parts of the evening can be enjoyed by all, including:

All silent auction bidding will be entirely online through Gesture mobile bidding. Bidding is open now and will close at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 9. You can start bidding now here 

Commemorate your love of a favorite Troubie, Alumna or Staffulty member by purchasing a new SF Love Lock! This engraved heart lock will live forever more in St. Francis’ Canticle Garden. These can be purchased here.

The Spirit of San Damiano Award will be presented to two exceptional women: alumna Marion Slakey ’48 and St. Francis’ first president, Marion Bishop.

The capstone of the event is our Fund-a-Vision. The entire community is encouraged to participate in this giving opportunity to empower the next generation of smart leaders, creative thinkers and global citizens. Every gift has a direct impact on our students, empowering them with the tools they need to become the leaders and givers of tomorrow. 

Contact Mari Parisi, Special Events Associate, at 916-737-5015 mparisi@stfrancishs.org, if you have any questions. 

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Ghana Trip

Our sister school in Ghana, Africa, St. Francis Senior Girls High School, has invited members of our community to join them for the 60th Anniversary celebration of their school. Campus Ministry is putting together a small group of students (4) and faculty (2) to travel to Jirappa, Ghana, Africa in the fall (November – students will miss a week of school) of 2019. The students will need to pay their own travel expenses. More details and an application form will be coming soon. More information will be forthcoming in a future Principal’s Newsletter.  

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Freshman One Day Retreats

Freshman One Day Retreats are March 12, 13, and 14, and are part of the Theology Curriculum. The teachers and blocks assigned to each day are below.  The retreat is held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 660 Florin Road.  A pizza lunch and snack will be provided, but please make sure your daughter eats breakfast before arriving.  More detailed information will be sent out in an email, so have your daughter check her email account.

Schedule:

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Sophomore Family Mass This Sunday
February 24th at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Francis Gym

The Sophomore Family Mass is THIS SUNDAY, February 24th at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Francis Gym.  During the Mass, class rings and other sentimental rings/jewelry will be blessed. Each student will receive a Pax et Bonum Pin. Following Mass, a reception will be hosted by the Parent’s Guild. All family members and friends are invited to attend. Attendance will be taken before Mass by homeroom teachers.  See you there!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maggie Murray at mmurray@stfrancishs.org.

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Campus Ministry Leadership Applications

It’s finally here! The Campus Ministry Leadership application is now OPEN (Christian Service Leadership, Big Sister Leadership, and Retreat Team Leadership for the 2019-2020 School year)!

If your daughter is interested, please have her submit the application by February 25th at 11:59 p.m.

Before your daughter applies, be aware that she MUST be able to attend an interview sometime from March 25th- April 5th. This is a requirement to be considered for a position. Also, she may apply for multiple positions, BUT she is only allowed to accept one. For any other questions you may have, please come by or email Campus Ministry. We are so excited to read your daughters’ applications! Link can be found HERE.

 

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Accessible Seating for the Baccalaureate Mass

If you or someone in your family requires accessible seating for the Baccalaureate Mass, please complete the form HERE

Each individual requiring accessible seating may have one guest sit with him/her. Please complete the form before May 17, 2019.

If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Poarch, Campus Ministry Administrative Assistant, at 916.737.5027. 

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Attendance Tip

Some of you are having trouble with the extension (150) for the attendance line when you call into the main line for the school.  

Certain cell phones do not have a “pure” tone to activate our system, so the dial tones do not correctly route the call.

Please use the direct number, which is (916) 737-5050, in order to circumvent this problem. Remember to call before 8:00 a.m. regarding your daughter’s attendance. 

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Graduation Tickets and Accessible Seating Needs

Each family is allotted 12 tickets for the Graduation ceremony. If families require more tickets, seniors need to exchange among themselves. Tickets will be distributed immediately following Baccalaureate Mass. 

If you require accessible seating for a member of your family, please complete the attached form HERE no later than Friday, May 10th, 2019. If you have additional questions, please contact Dyan Cwynar at 916.737.5076. For each individual requiring accessible seating, one guest may sit with them. For additional graduation information, please go to the graduation page on the St. Francis High School website under Quick Links.

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Weekly Wellness: Kevin Hines Resources
By: Chyrissee Lee & Kym Weinandy, SFHS Wellness Counselors - 2/08/19

Kevin Hines, Lifetime Achievement Award-Winning, speaker, author and mental health advocate spoke on Monday, February 4, at Jesuit High School.  Thank you to our St. Francis families who were able to attend.  As promised, Kevin has shared with us his own everyday practices in “The Art of Wellness” and has graciously provided his “Resources for Parents” booklet.  We are thankful for Kevin’s time in supporting our campus communities and providing us with up-to-date mental health resources.

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SFHS Dads’ Club Meeting
Thursday, February 21st, Dining Hall

The February Dads’ Club meeting will be held on Thursday, February 21st, in the Dining Hall. Social time and dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Our speaker will be St. Francis Principal, Elias Mendoza. Should you have any questions about this meeting, or Dads’ Club in general, please feel free to contact us at dadsclub@stfrancishs.org. We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!

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Retreat for High School Students – Echoes of Worth

Parents, if you are interested in your daughter/s attending a retreat with other high school youth from the Diocese of Sacramento, Reno, Santa Rosa, Stockton, and the Bay Area, please click HERE for additional information. 

Echoes of Worth begins Friday, March 29th at 5:30 p.m. The retreat concludes on Sunday, March 31st at 1:30 p.m.  

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Graduation Tickets and Accessible Seating Needs

Each family is allotted 12 tickets for the Graduation ceremony. If families require more tickets, seniors need to exchange among themselves. Tickets will be distributed immediately following Baccalaureate Mass. 

If you require accessible seating for a member of your family, please complete the attached form HERE no later than Friday, May 10th. 2019. If you have additional questions, please contact Dyan Cwynar at 916.737.5076. For each individual requiring accessible seating, one guest may sit with them. For additional graduation information, please go to the graduation page on the St. Francis High School website under Quick Links.

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Athletic News – 2/15/19

Spring Student-Athletes and Parents Adidas Sale Information

Here are the remaining spring sports Adidas order information. Note the tight deadlines. No exceptions will be made for late orders.

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Grandparents’ Club Meeting – NEW Date 2/27

Grandparents – please join us Wednesday, February 27 at 9:00 a.m for our next Grandparents’ Club Meeting. Come early at 8:30a for coffee/tea and donuts!  Immediately following the meeting, all are invited to a no-host lunch at OBO Italian Table, 3145 Folsom Boulevard. 

For more information, click HERE or email us at GPClub@stfrancishs.org.

2019 Dates – all Meetings will begin at 9:00 a.m.

  • Wednesday, February 27
  • Tuesday, April 4
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Summer School Registration Now Open

Summer Registration is Open! 

What we will offer this summer….

  • Geometry and Algebra 2B
  • Chemistry and Physics
  • Economic and Civics
  • Drivers Education
  • Health
  • SAT Prep 
  • Junior and Senior College Workshops
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AP 2019 Exam Information

The AP Parent Information letter and calendar was emailed Monday, 1/28/19. Please review the letter if your daughter will be taking an AP Exam this May. The letter includes important dates, requirements, and payment information.  Also, be sure to note that all AP Exam takers must attend a mandatory pre-administration meeting scheduled for Friday, April 5th at 8:00 a.m. in the Dining Hall.  More information about this meeting will be forthcoming and will be sent directly to your daughter’s troubiemail this spring.  

AP Parent Letter AP Calendar 

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Congrats to SF Players at Lenaea 2019

This last weekend St. Francis was honored to participate in the 2019 Lenaea High School Theatre Festival! We are elated to share our students took home the Gold for our One-Act play, “Girl”, as well as Outstanding Original Script Award.

We also had students receive individual awards! Special shout-outs to Aurora Giacobbe ‘20, who received Bronze for ‘Secret Service’ from ‘Mr. President’ and to Kelsi Towle ‘21, who received Silver for her role in ‘The Whispers Of Saints’.

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SFHS One Acts ‘girl’ take Gold!

This last weekend St. Francis was honored to participate in the 2019 Lenaea High School Theatre Festival! We are elated to share our students took home the Gold for our One-Act play “Girl” as well as Outstanding Original Script Award.

We also had students receive individual awards! Special shout-out to Aurora Giacobbe ‘20, who received Bronze for ‘Secret Service’ from ‘Mr. President’ and to Kelsi Towle ‘21, who received Silver for her role in ‘The Whispers Of Saints’.

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Prayer Request

Please pray for comfort for Mary Ellen Davis, grandmother of Abigail Palko. Mary Ellen is currently on hospice care.

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Resource Outreach: Top Ten Tips for Taking Notes – 1/28/19

1. Note Taking Improves Student Learning.

Note taking is shown to improve student learning from reading (Rahmani & Sadeghi, 2011; Chang & Ku, 2014) and lecture (Kiewra, 2002).

2. Take More Notes.

The number of notes you take is directly correlated with how much information you retain (Nye, Crooks, Powley, & Tripp, 1984). Caution: this does NOT mean writing more words. Take bullet point notes of critical information.

3. Take Quality Notes.

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Athletic News – 2/01/19

Golden 1 Game Tickets on Sale Now

The St. Francis Varsity Basketball team will play a game against Delta League rival, Davis, on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Golden I Center, as part of a high school doubleheader with the Jesuit Marauders. The Jesuit-Davis boys contest tips off at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the double-header are $20 for lower level general admission and can be purchased on line or in person from the St. Francis Athletics Department. Tickets must be picked up at school or at will call on game day.

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Run to Feed the Hungry Kudos

Run to Feed the Hungry Kudos Picture

Thank you to all those who participated in the Run to Feed the Hungry.  Our SFHS Troubies Team has been recognized as the largest team for the second year in a row.  Each year, we put this team together to do something bigger than ourselves for the Sacramento community. Thank you! Sign ups for the 2019 SFHS Troubies will begin in September! 

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SFHS Dads’ Club Meeting
Thursday, February 21st, Dining Hall

The February Dads’ Club meeting will be held on Thursday, February 21st, in the Dining Hall. Social time and dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Should you have any questions about this meeting, or Dads’ Club in general, please feel free to contact us at dadsclub@stfrancishs.org. We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!

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SWAP DAY PARENT SURVEY

Switch With A Parent (SWAP) Day is a unique St. Francis High School experience, providing parents the opportunity to get a glimpse of their daughter’s world for a day. Our hope is that parents gain greater understanding of their daughter’s school experience, build relationships with other parents, and deepen engagement in our community.  That said, we’re always seeking ways to improve and remain relevant, and ask for your feedback to help us in these efforts.  

Please complete this surveyregardless of whether you attend SWAP day or not, by Sunday, February 3rd. Thank you in advance!

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SFHS Safe and Sober Grad Night 2019

Schedule of events

March 15, 2019

Deposit of $175 due. Deposit is non-refundable. After March 23rd students who have not paid the deposit will be put on a waiting list to attend. Link to purchase ticket HERE.

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Athletic News – 1/25/19

Golden 1 Game Tickets on Sale Now

The St. Francis varsity basketball team will play a game against Delta League rival Davis on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Golden I Center as part of a high school doubleheader with the Jesuit Marauders. The Jesuit-Davis boys contest tips off at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the double-header are $20 for lower level general admission and can be purchased online or in person from the St. Francis Athletics Department. Online tickets must be picked up at school or at will call on game day.

For more information, please contact: Steven Shaff / sshaff@stfrancishs.org / 916-757-5038.

Golden 1 Center Game vs. Davis Online Ticket Information HERE.

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Calling all Volunteers – Crab Feed & Revelry!

We need set-up help, crab feed servers, and many more to make this year’s Crab Feed and Revelry events a HUGE success!  Come join in the fun and be a part of our amazing group of Crab Feed and Revelry volunteers.  These events would not happen without you!  We have MANY shifts/times (before-during-after), so you can volunteer and still enjoy the event. View all Crab Feed and Revelry volunteer needs under the “Advancement” section on MVP.  Contact Special Events Associate, Mari Parisi at mparisi@stfrancishs.org for more information.  

We are also accepting Dessert Auction Donations for Crab Feed and Wine donations for Revelry. Please see these opportunities under the “Donations” section.

VIEW OPEN SHIFTS / SIGN-UP VOLUNTEER: 
SIGN INTO MVP OR CREATE MVP ACCOUNT

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International Night 2019

The Annual International Night, now in its 28th year, is a celebration that showcases the various cultures of the St. Francis family. We invite you to join us for an evening of food, music, and song on Thursday, February 7, 2019.  

Selections from Chando’s Food Truck will be available from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Your admission ticket also includes a choice of dessert available in the St. Francis Theatre foyer before the program begins. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

The theater opens at 6:30 p.m. All seats are non-reserved.  There is no late seating. Doors will remain closed during the performances. 

Parents volunteers are needed. If you are willing to help, click HERE to sign up.  If you have any questions, contact Corrine Littles at corrinelittles15@gmail.com.

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College Planning Presentation for Parents of Juniors has been re-scheduled!

  • Friday, February 1st, 1:00 -2:00 p.m. in the St. Francis Dining Hall.
  • A light lunch will be provided – please RSVP HERE.

Note: This is also SWAP Day for parents, and with respect for your time, we re-scheduled this activity on a day that you may already be on campus. We look forward to seeing you there!

We will send out the presentation in an upcoming Principal’s Newsletter for those who are unable to attend.

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2018 Donation Receipts

Tax season is upon us!  Individual gift receipts are mailed throughout the year within a short time of receiving the gift. Those who gave in 2018 through regular donations, or who gave five or more separate donations in the year, will be mailed a consolidated receipt by January 31, 2019. If you don’t receive a consolidated receipt by January 31st or need a new copy of a previous receipt, please contact Christina Evey in the Advancement Department: cevey@stfrancishs.org or call (916) 737-5023. 

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TUITION FOR A YEAR or $10,000 - Senior class is in the lead!!!  

Raffle Ticket

The Revelry raffle drawing grand prize is $10,000 or TUITION FOR ONE YEAR! (You do not need to be present at Revelry to win!).  Your daughters are in the middle of a three-week class competition to see which class can sell the most tickets (and, of course, win fabulous prizes). It’s a win-win; you get a chance to win $10,000 or tuition for one year, and your daughter’s class inches closer to taking home a fabulous prize.  Tickets are only $5 each or a book of 10 for $50.  Ask your daughter to bring you home a book or two, or stop by the St. Clare Building to purchase your tickets.  Anyone can purchase or win….

Everyone wants to win FREE TUITION or $10,000, right?  Contact Mari Parisi at mparisi@stfrancishs.org to find out more. 

News By: Chyrissee Lee & Kym Weinandy, SFHS Wellness Counselor

Weekly Wellness: “Cracked Not Broken – A Night with Kevin Hines”
Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Jesuit High School

St. Francis High School is pleased to invite you to “Cracked Not Broken – A Night with Kevin Hines.”   "Cracked Not Broken - A Night with Kevin Hines"

Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Jesuit High School

Kevin Hines is a Lifetime Achievement Award-Winning Speaker, Author, and Mental Health Advocate.  He has spoken on numerous occasions here at SFHS encouraging those dealing with mental health issues or thoughts of suicide to ask for help. 

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Athletic News – 1/18/19

St. Francis Basketball Team to Play Davis at Golden 1 Arena on February 7

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity basketball team will play a game against Delta League rival Davis on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Golden I Center, as part of a high school doubleheader with the Jesuit Marauders. The Jesuit-Davis boys contest tips off at 7:30 p.m.

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Revelry Decoration Needs

A few items are needed either as a donation or on loan to help us transform our St. Francis campus into Paris:

  • Umbrella stands
  • An offset umbrella stand
  • Cruiser/City bikes
  • Bistro table and chairs
  • Portable lampposts 
  • Hoping to have someone build 

We are also looking for some building help. Our amazing decor crew could use some help in creating our magazine stand, attaching stands to sheets of plywood to cover the lockers by the CLC, and a street post for street signs. Click HERE to sign up. Get your power tools ready, and contact Tanya Bell, Decor Chair, at chilib@pacbell.net for any additional info. 

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SWAP Day
Friday, February 1, 2019

Don’t miss your chance to become a St. Francis Troubadour for the day!

SWAP (Switch With A Parent) Day will be held on Friday, February 1st, and is a great opportunity for parents to experience their daughter’s classes in a fun and memorable way. Join us between 8:00 and 8:45 a.m. for a coffee reception in the Dining Hall. School “starts” at 8:45 a.m. with a welcome by the President, Theresa Rodgers, and the Principal, Elias Mendoza. Then you are off to enjoy all of your daughter’s classes. Ask your daughter to text you her schedule, and print a copy to give to you so you know where you need to be and when. You don’t want to get a tardy!

We will be raffling off a pair of Crab Feed Tickets during the welcome reception. You must be present to win. This will give two lucky people a final chance to attend the Crab Feed on Saturday, February 2nd (always a sell-out event). If you bring a bottle of wine for our Revelry event valued at more than $20, you’ll get an extra ticket for the Crab Feed raffle! Parents will also have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win tuition for a year during SWAP day.

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Upcoming Guidance Parent Nights
Wednesday, January 16th

Guidance Parent Night will be held Wednesday, January 16th, and is designed specifically for freshman, sophomore, and junior parents.

Course Scheduling Night – Freshman Parents - Parents receive an overview of the course scheduling process and learn how to prepare for sophomore year. 

Location: Dining Hall
Date & Time: January 16th, 6:00 -7:00 p.m.

Course Scheduling Night – Sophomore Parents - This evening will cover academic and college requirements, the scheduling process, and those things that every sophomore parent should know for the coming junior year.

Location: Theatre
Date & Time: January 16th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

College Planning Night - Junior Parents - This presentation will cover college admission requirements, standardized testing, college options, the cost of college, and the application process and timelines.

Location: Dining Hall
Date & Time: January 16th, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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Patrons of the Arts Meeting – February Meeting Changed to 2/12/19

  • The February meeting has been changed to February 12, at 5:30 p.m., in Room 401 in the theatre building. The February date has changed, and the room number has changed. 
  • Everyone is welcome to join us. 
  • The guest speaker for our February meeting is Adan Romo, one of our 5 visual art teachers, who will talk to us about his sculptures on campus, the SFHS garden design, and his artwork in Sacramento area. 
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Senior Parent Service Hours Due Now

Just a reminder that all parents of seniors (with no younger daughters at St. Francis) must report their volunteer hours by February 6, 2019.* 

Please plan wisely, and sign up for your parent volunteer opportunities soon.  You can create a new account, or log into an existing account, and access the available opportunities at MyVolunteerPage.com.  

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Athletic News – 1/11/19

  • Holy Hoop Tickets
  • St. Francis Basketball Team to Play Davis at Golden 1 Arena on February 7
  • Spring Sports Informational Meetings
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Resource Outreach: Top 10 Oral Presentation Tips for Students

  1. Speaking in public is a “Top Ten” fear. Knowing this, realize that the majority of your audience empathize with you. Instead of imagining them criticizing you, imagine them encouraging you.
  2. Prepare effectively. Identify main ideas as bullet points on flashcards. Write in your favorite color, in caps. List additional points in your second favorite color, in lower case. Any fear you may have is based on the feeling of being out of control.
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One Act Show by the SF Players
January 30, 31 (Wednesday, Thursday) at 7:00 p.m.

One Act - Girl

Come to the theatre and see the performance of: Girl – A Devised Ensemble Project

What is it like to be a girl in America? In this dynamic, original one-act, 50 young women unpack this question through text, movement, and multimedia. Using an ethno-drama approach, students conducted individual interviews, wrote poetry, and shared their real-life stories to uncover their reactions to the challenges adolescent girls face, and the impact the actions of their peers and adults have in their lives. These artists make meaning of their collective experiences, and show us the beauty, resilience, and strength it takes to be a girl today.   

One Act Show by the SF Players
Shows:
January 30, 31 (Wednesday, Thursday) at 7:00 p.m.
Where: SF Mainstage Theatre
Appropriate for: Age 14 +
Price: $5.50
Tickets: www.stfrancishs.org/tickets

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Planned PG&E Work on Elvas Avenue

PG&E has informed us that on Friday, January 18, 2019, they will be doing some work on the natural gas pipeline and other PG&E-owned natural gas infrastructure near our school. For your information, they will be using some heavy machinery and doing excavation work that may interfere with the daily traffic flow. The work will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., barring any weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.  We will make every effort to notify you in advance of any cancellation or a change in schedule.  Due to the effect this will have on our regular drop-off/pick-up traffic flow, we will be opening the 58th Street entrance (the gate leading into the Armory cell phone lot) during morning drop-off. In the afternoon, we will be opening the M St. and 58th St. gates to allow our students to exit the parking lot so as not to congest the pick-up line.

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Spring Early Dismissal Passes – ALL PARENTS MUST RE-APPLY FOR THEIR DAUGHTER (even if she has a fall pass)

Attention Troubies

Parents can now access the Early Dismissal Pass form for spring semester. Students are eligible for an EDP for a free block(s) at the END of the school day only (no morning passes). Students are not allowed to leave campus with an EDP if they have community lunch, class, liturgy, Mass, assembly, or other designated school event later in the day. There are no in and out privileges; the EDP is only to leave campus. Students needing to return to campus must do so after 3:00 p.m.

Click HERE for the link to the Early Dismissal Pass for the spring semester.  If you are requesting a pass for the first time or updating for the spring semester, all pass information must be submitted by January 7, 2019 in order to leave campus for early dismissal.  If you have any questions, email Mrs. Cost at ccost@stfrancishs.org.

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Athletic News – 12/21/18

Spring Sport Student-Athlete Registration Reminder

Spring Sports begin on February 4. Now is the time to take care of all your pre-season paperwork and physicals. St. Francis Catholic High School has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your daughter. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for your daughter, saving you time.

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K-75 Pre-Reservation

Registration for K-75, (open to Juniors), is now open. All juniors interested in attending K-75 will have to sign up for Kairos 75 using the Pre-Reservation form. By signing up, your daughter will be given first preference behind the students of the Class of 2019.  Spaces will be granted first to those who have attended Junior Retreat by the end February. Sign up HERE. For more information, contact Stephen Tholcke at Stholcke@stfrancishs.org

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Important Dates for 2019-20 Academic Year

  • First Day of Instruction – August 13, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Break – November 27 – 29, 2019
  • Christmas Break – December 23, 2019 – January 6, 2020
  • Easter Break – April 6 – 17, 2020
  • Graduation – May 28, 2020
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Stocking Stuffers from the Troubie Store

Making a list……checking it twice.  So many goodies that are sure to entice.

Stop by the Troubie Store on Tuesday, December 18th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Guaranteed to make your Troubie happy. This is the last shopping opportunity before Christmas break.

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2019–2020 School Year Financial Aid Application Process Deadline 12-21-18 / Upcoming Costs

2019–2020 School Year Financial Aid Application Process Deadline is December 21, 2018

St. Francis Catholic High School provides Financial Aid for families who qualify based on a demonstrated financial need. Financial aid enables St. Francis to assist students who could not otherwise afford to attend. Although total financial need always exceeds our resources, St. Francis helps as many families as possible.  Read more HERE about the process.

Upcoming Costs to be Aware of – Please Budget for the Following:

  • AP Exam fees will be due in February 2019 for those students taking AP courses. The fee this year will be $94 per exam. Additional information will be sent out in January 2019.
  • Re-enrollment for the 2019 – 2020 school year will take place in March 2019. The registration will be due at that time, along with the graduation fee for Seniors.
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Paris In Bloom Gala & Auction: Tickets & Sponsorships Now Open

Join us this spring for the Paris In Bloom Gala & Auction: Tickets & Sponsorship are now open.

Our premier event, Revelry Gala & Auction, is scheduled for Saturday, March 9th, 2019. Our guests will stroll through cobbled passages, quintessential Parisian streets, and tree-lined avenues, as the campus is transformed into Paris in Bloom! Come celebrate with us for an evening that brings the school community together and offers a robust silent auction, live student entertainment, delicious food and drinks and a rousing live auction. Stick around after all the excitement for libations and dancing at our soirée post-fête.  Book your travel arrangements HERE

Please contact Mari Parisi, Special Events Associate, at 916-737-5015 mparisi@stfrancishs.org, or view and complete your sponsor pledge at www.stfrancishs.org/sponsor

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Parent Contact Information

Parents: Please keep your contact information current (address/phone/email)

If you or your spouse need to update your contact information (home or business), please click HERE.

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St. Francis High School Summer Programs

Registration for St. Francis’ Summer Programs is only available online and is now open. High school level courses are offered in academic subjects for female and male students in grades 9-12. Courses are offered in 3 week sessions. Year-long courses require attendance of both sessions.

High School Summer Sessions are:

June 10- 28 2019 (Session 1)  &  July 1-19 2019 (Session 2) 

NEW this Summer: Camp Troubie Jr.:

  • For Rising 1st-4th Grade Girls
  • Session is July 8-July 12, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Cost $125

Click HERE for more information about summer school at St. Francis.

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Healthy Snack Donations Needed for Placement Test 

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) for the St. Francis Class of 2023 takes place on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Our visiting 8th grade student test takers are given a short break during the HSPT to have a healthy snack. Parent volunteer hours can be earned by providing snacks.

Items needed include individually wrapped granola bars (no nuts), fruit roll-ups or fruit snacks, individual bags of crackers (Goldfish, Wheat Thins, Cheese-Its, etc.) and bottled water. Parents will earn one volunteer hour per $5 spent. Healthy snack items need to be delivered Monday, December 17th or Tuesday, December 18th, between the hours of 8:30 am and 2:30 pm. in the front office.

Please click HERE to sign up to donate snacks for the HSPT, and thank you for your support of future Troubies!

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Mother/Daughter Retreat is Full
March 28-29, 2018

Thank you for all the families that signed up for Mother/Daughter Retreat. The retreat is now FULL. We look forward to seeing everyone on retreat in March. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Mrs. Murray at mmurray@stfrancishs.org. If you have not paid your fees in full please, please click HERE to complete your payment. 

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Booster Club Meeting
Tuesday, December 11th from 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Please join us for our special December Booster Club meeting on Tuesday, December 11 from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in the old faculty lounge (next to the old cafeteria). We’d love to hear your ideas about  how to strengthen our Troubie community and boost the spirit of our school through athletics. Bring a bottle of wine and/or your favorite book for our annual holiday gift exchange! For more information, text/call Karen Perkins at (916) 212-0549 or email boosters@stfrancishs.org. We look forward to seeing you!

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CSF Tutoring For Finals

If your daughter needs a peer tutor or a study-buddy for finals, please remind her to use the CSF (California Scholarship Federation) Tutor List that was emailed to her at the beginning of the school year.  There are many CSF Tutors ready and willing to help! If you have any questions, please contact Naomi Lee at nlee@stfrancishs.org or Debbie Austin at daustin@stfrancishs.org in our Guidance Department.

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Service Trips 2019 Application Due Date Extended

The Service Trip Application due date has been extended. We still have spots left for all four locations. Interested students should apply no later than January 6th, 2019. Applications can be found on the link HERE.  Please use the same account previously used for retreat sign ups. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Villanueva at svillanueva@stfrancishs.org.

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St. Francis Key Club – Project Eliminate

St. Francis Key Club is supporting Project Eliminate! Project Eliminate is a global fundraiser aimed to put an end to maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a life-threatening bacterial infection often found in newborns and their mothers. Luckily, this disease is vaccine-preventable, meaning there is a cure! UNICEF has paired with Kiwanis International in order to put an end to this disease that takes the lives of 34,000 newborns and mothers around the globe annually.

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Athletic News – 12/07/18

Soccer Ties Christian Brothers to Retain Holy Cup

St. Francis and Christian Brothers battled to a 0-0 tie in the annual Holy Cup match up between the schools at Hughes Stadium on December 6. Read the complete release here.

Tennis Coach, Kristi Spector, Named Coach of the Year

St. Francis tennis coach, Kristi Spector, was named the Delta League Coach of the Year for the third consecutive season after leading the team to the best finish in school history for the second consecutive season.  Read the complete release here.

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Revelry Amazon Wishlist
Donate an Item Today!

Shop our Amazon wish list HERE, and select an item to purchase for our events. The item will be mailed directly to the school and your tax-deductible donation supports our Troubies, now and into the future. Remember to use smile.amazon.com and select St. Francis as your non-profit.  A percentage of all sales on smile.amazon.com come back to the school.  What a great way to support our main events by providing wonderful auction items for the bidders (which may be you this spring!).  For more information regarding sponsorship, volunteering or item donation, contact Mari Parisi, Special Events Associate, at 916-737-5015 or at mparisi@stfrancishs.org.

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SFHS Town Hall Meeting 12/4/18
6:00 pm in the Dining Hall

St. Francis embarked on its master planning process this fall with Habeeb and Associates. Many of you participated in the survey you were sent, as did more than 1,000 alumnae, who sent in their surveys. We have lots of feedback to share, including the Facility Condition Assessment, which has been completed. We encourage you to participate in our Town Hall meeting on Tuesday evening to review results and preliminary options, and to have a robust discussion. There are two ways to participate: in person or via live stream.

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Therapy Dogs During Finals

We are very lucky to have the dogs and their handlers from Lend a Heart coming again during our fall finals this year.  They will be stationed in the Rec Room during most of the finals. Please take the opportunity to stop by and enjoy their company.  Paws up! We look forward to seeing our students on the 17th.

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Spring Play Workshop
Thursday, December 13th, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Come see what we are going to do for the play this spring! Learn about the show, the set, auditions, the music, and more!

The workshop is Thursday, December 13th in the Choir Room from 3:15-4:30 p.m.

All actors, musicians, and techies who are thinking about being in the show should attend.

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Revelry Raffle Tickets – $10,000 Grand Prize or Tuition for a Year!

In conjunction with Revelry and back by popular demand, we will hold a raffle with the grand prize being $10,000 or a year’s tuition! Tickets are $5 each.

All tickets submitted will be eligible for the grand prize drawing at Revelry on Saturday, March 9, 2019. We accept cash or checks made payable to St. Francis High School. Tickets will be available for pickup in the Front Office or Advancement Department (St. Clare Bldg). Winners need not be present to win. For questions regarding the raffle, please contact Mari Parisi at mparisi@stfrancishs.org.

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Stocking Stuffers from the Troubie Store

The Troubie Store will have stocking stuffers available for purchase during the Christmas Music Concert on Saturday, December 1. We will be open from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.,  and from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the theater foyer.

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Crab Feed and Revelry Ticket Sales Open This December – Donate an Item for our Silent Auction and Crab Feed Raffle

Our premier event, the Revelry Gala & Auction, is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2019. Our guests will stroll through cobbled passages, quintessential Parisian streets, and tree-lined avenues, as the campus is transformed into Paris in Bloom! Our Crab Feed, renowned as the best in the area, is set for Saturday, February 2, 2019. Wear your denim and dancing shoes at the always sold-out Crab Feed, and then celebrate “Joie de vivre!” at the Revelry Gala & Auction.

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CALLING ALL SPONSORS: Revely & Crab Feed Sponsor Benefits, Underwriting Opportunities, and More!

We invite you to partner with us at this year’s Revelry Gala and Auction and at our annual Crab Feed!  Sponsorship comprises more than one-third of the total earnings. It is through the generosity of our sponsors that we will ensure the success of our two special events.  Sponsor benefits include special seating at one or both events, VIP parking or complementary Uber/Lyft transportation, name or business recognition, an invitation to our Sponsors’ Cocktail Reception, and more.  Our goal is to get all sponsorship pledges in by the end of the year, even if you are planning to pay in 2019.  We greatly appreciate and anticipate your support.  Please contact Mari Parisi, Special Events Associate, at 916-737-5015, or email: mparisi@stfrancishs.org, or view and complete your sponsor pledge at www.stfrancishs.org/sponsor.

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Athletic News – 11/30/18

14 St. Francis Seniors Make Collegiate Commitments

St. Francis Catholic High School has 14 seniors from the Class of 2019 who have made commitments to play sports at NCAA schools across the country. They officially can sign with their schools starting November. 14. The original school celebration was postponed due to the poor air quality. Read the complete release here with links to features on each student-athlete.

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PSAT Scores for Juniors

Your daughter received an email from her counselor regarding accessing her PSAT scores on-line.  It also has several links where she can get information about her test results, how to interpret those, and ways in which she can access on-line test preparation. She should plan on clicking the “download report” button, and downloading and printing out the pdf of her full report (it’s 4 pages). It is easier to read than the on-line version and has a lot of valuable information, including a detailed report on the actual test questions, the answer to each question, whether or not the student answered the question correctly, the level of difficulty, etc.  Your daughter can see her counselor with any questions.   

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SF Parents Guild Announces Spiritual Enrichment Opportunity for Advent

Advent begins this weekend. The SF Parents Guild is inviting the entire SF community to join together to participate in the Best Advent Ever, the popular online program from Dynamic Catholic.  It is a FREE, video-based, daily email program designed to help us slow down and focus on what matters most during this busy season.  

You can learn more and sign up HERE.

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Support SFHS By Shopping!

We are doing some unique and fun things this year at our 2019 premier event, Revelry Gala & Auction, and we want to involve you. This holiday season, while you are shopping for your family and friends for Christmas, you can also shop for your St. Francis Family. Go to our Amazon wish list and select an item to purchase for our event.

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Employment Opportunities

St. Francis Catholic High School is looking for qualified applicants for the positions of Registrar and Technical Director.  Please see the full job descriptions and application process on our Careers page, linked HERE.

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Resource Outreach: Top Tips to Prepare for Finals

  1. Preparation is related to a realistic understanding of what you can control and what you cannot. You can control eating, sleeping, attitude, work ethic, organization, and time management for finals.
  2. Eat brain foods including those high in omega 3 fatty acids (ex. salmon), foods that are high in antioxidants (ex. blueberries), and foods with choline (ex. eggs).
  3. Do not drink excessive caffeine. This creates dehydration. The brain must remain fully hydrated to function fully. Side effect: what goes up must come down.
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Senior Parents- Please Read

Just a reminder that all parents of seniors (with no younger daughters at St. Francis) must report their volunteer hours by February 6, 2019.  Please plan wisely, and sign up for your parent volunteer opportunities soon.  You can create a new account, or login to an existing account, and access the available opportunities at MyVolunteerPage.com.  Senior parents are obligated to perform 10 volunteer hours.

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Athletic News – 11/23/18

Important Upcoming Athletic Department Dates

  • Cross Country Banquet, November 26, 6:00 p.m.
  • Fall National Signing Day, November 27, 8:30 a.m.
  • Golf Banquet, November 27, 6:00 p.m.
  • Water Polo Banquet, November 28, 6:00 p.m.
  • Tennis Banquet, November 29, 6:00 p.m.

Cross Country Wins Third Straight Section Title, Advances to State Championships

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Regional Dessert Reception
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Invite your neighbors to our Regional Dessert Receptions!

We are holding an Admissions Regional Dessert Reception to reach out to public school families who may have questions about attending a private high school. Please invite current public school families who may be interested in learning more about St. Francis High School in an informal setting! The receptions are hosted by current St. Francis families whose daughters attended public schools before coming to St. Francis, and there will be St. Francis students there who can answer questions as well.

12/04/18
7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Arden/Sacramento:  Cathay Way, Sacramento 95864
RSVP Here

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SFHS Dads’ Club Meeting
Thursday, November 29th, Rec Room

The November Dads’ Club meeting that was postponed due to the air quality issues last week has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 29th, in the Rec Room. Social time and dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Chyrissee Lee, SFHS Wellness Counselor, who will have a very compelling conversation with us about our daughters’ wellness. This is a great opportunity for dads to learn about how we may best serve and support our daughters. Should you have any questions about this meeting or Dads’ Club in general, please feel free to contact us at dadsclub@stfrancishs.org. We look forward to seeing you on the 29th!

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School Open on Monday, November 19

Dear Families,

School will be open on Monday, November 19.  However, all outdoor activities are canceled.  If you are concerned about air quality and your daughter’s health, please be sure to call the attendance office to excuse her:  916-737-5050.

Should air quality conditions worsen dramatically overnight, we will assess in the morning and communicate any changes to you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation.  Please continue to pray for all those affected by these tragic fires.

Sincerely, 
Theresa Rodgers
President

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Camp Fire Donations

Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate the challenges presented by the wildfires. 

Please continue to keep in your prayers all those affected by the catastrophic fires, especially the residents who have had to evacuate and are now displaced, or who have lost their homes. 

Please consider donating through our ONLINE PORTAL between now and Friday, December 7th. 

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Thanksgiving Prayer Service Postponed to Friday, December 7
Friday, 12/07/18, 10:00 a.m.

The Thanksgiving Prayer Service has been moved to Friday, December 7th, 10:00-11:10 a.m. We encourage everyone to bring a donation. Donations will go to those affected by the Camp fire through Northern California Catholic Charities. Thank you for your generosity. All are welcome! There will be a special blessing for our grandparents and granddaughters, who are welcome to sit together.  

Schedule 5 (December 7)

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Changes to Finals

This year, students will be taking their finals during their scheduled block, with their teachers.  Students will only be taking finals in the following subjects: English, Math, Social Studies, Theology, Modern and Classical Languages, Science.  If your daughter has an elective, Arts course, PE course, or Internship, she is not required to be on campus for that block.  As a reminder, per the Student-Parent Handbook, St. Francis does not offer early finals.  

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Schedule Changes: 11/19 & 11/20

Due to the school closure this week, next week’s schedule will be as follows:

Schedule 2 (November 19)

  • E              8:00 – 9:30
  • F              9:35 – 11:10
  • Lunch      11:15 – 11:55    
  • G            11:55 – 1:25
  • H             1:30  – 3:00

All Blocks (November 20)

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Hall of Fame Postponed to Spring

Dear St. Francis Community,

After a review of the air quality conditions both outside in East Sacramento and inside our facilities, we have decided to postpone our inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner for a later date.  While we were very much looking forward to celebrating our first class this weekend, we recognized that we need to do so in an environment that is both safe and comfortable for our guests and for our workers.

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Christmas Music Concert
Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. matinee and 7:00 p.m.

Come ring in the holiday season with lovely seasonal music from St. Francis and Jesuit’s Choirs and Orchestras. 

Get your tickets HERE.

Parent Volunteers Needed:

Ushers are needed for theatre events. Please sign up on MVP for easy and fun parent hours. 

Volunteers are needed to STRIKE the set of “Chicago” on January 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Double hours will be awarded. Come for a minimum of a 2-hour shift. Sign up on MVP HERE

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December 14, Early Red 5

As a reminder, students are dismissed at 12:55 p.m.  The campus will be closing immediately after the last block of the day for the Staff Christmas gathering. Please make arrangements to have your daughter picked up by 1:15 p.m.

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Update: Campus will remain Closed Friday, Nov. 16

Dear St. Francis Families,

Due to continued poor air quality in the Sacramento region, we will be closing school on Friday, November 16.  Please check your emails and our website for further information and updates over the weekend.

We continue to pray for all those affected by these terrible fires.  

Sincerely,
Theresa Rodgers
President

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School Closed Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dear St. Francis Families,

Due to terrible air quality today and continued poor air quality forecasted for tomorrow, we will again be closing school on Thursday, November 15.  All employees have been directed to stay home as well, and all activities are canceled.

Please continue to monitor your email tomorrow for further updates.  Thank you for your understanding and continue to pray for all those who are suffering from this tragic fire.

Sincerely,
Theresa Rodgers

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St. Francis Grandparents’ Club Meeting
Wednesday, November 14 at 9:30 a.m.

We love having our grandparents involved!  The St. Francis Grandparents’ Club is a growing group of grandparents who want to get more involved, get to know each other, learn more about St. Francis, and enrich the granddaughter/grandparent relationship.  As a member, you will be added to regular Grandparents’ Club communications, and you will receive updates about club meetings and events. All grandparents of our students and alumnae are welcome!

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Athletic News – 11/09/18

Important Upcoming Athletic Department Dates

  • Fall National Signing Day, November 14, 8:30 a.m.
  • Golf Banquet, November 15, 6:00 p.m.
  • Hall of Fame Banquet, November 17, 6:00 p.m.
  • Cross Country Banquet, November 26, 6:00 p.m.
  • Water Polo Banquet, November 28, 6:00 p.m.
  • Tennis Banquet, November 29, 6:00 p.m.

Hall of Fame Banquet Registration Open

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Senior Parents:  Submit Cal Grant GPA Information Release Form

If you would like to be considered for a Cal Grant or Middle Class Scholarship (available at UC and CSU), please complete and submit the Cal Grant GPA Information Release Form to Guidance as soon as possible (the form was emailed to your daughter; you MUST include a valid Social Security Number).  We are already uploading Cal Grant GPA’s to the California Student Aid Commission, and will continue through the March 2 final deadline; however, it is most beneficial to submit the Cal Grant GPA at the same time as the FAFSA so you will know whether or not you have qualified for a Cal Grant earlier in the process.  Note:  Your FAFSA MUST include at least one California college or university in order to be eligible for a Cal Grant.

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Club Tee Shirts Available for Purchase

Club Tee shirts are available on our WEB-STORE now. Students can place their online orders between now and November 18th. All shirts will be delivered to campus the first week of December and will be distributed through Club Presidents. 

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Parent Math Night
Thursday, December 6 - 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the CLC (Campus Life Center)

The Math Department, along with Administration, is offering a Parent Math Night on December 6th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the CLC. This presentation will discuss the school’s transition to the Integrated Math program for the 2019-2020 school year, as well as address questions regarding how the school will support students currently in traditional math courses. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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National Practice Test Weekend
November 17 & 18

Kaplan, a test prep company, will be hosting a free National Practice Test Weekend on November 17th and 18th. 

This is a great opportunity to help your daughter decide which test is the right choice for her.

How it works:

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Lost and Found Policy

Effective 11/7/18, we have changed our lost and found policy. We will no longer be sending out school-wide emails to students.   

  • Lunch boxes/bags without names will be thrown away after 48 hours due to health and safety concerns.
  • Books and uniforms without a name will be donated after 48 hours to the library or uniform closet.
  • All remaining items will be donated on a weekly basis to Goodwill or other appropriate sites.
  • Items with names will be brought to the office and returned by office interns to students.
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Athletic News – 11/09/18

Important Upcoming Athletic Department Dates

  • Fall National Signing Day, November 14, 8:30 a.m.
  • Golf Banquet, November 15, 6:00 p.m.
  • Hall of Fame Banquet, November 17, 6:00 p.m.
  • Cross Country Banquet, November 26, 6:00 p.m.
  • Water Polo Banquet, November 28, 6:00 p.m.
  • Tennis Banquet, November 29, 6:00 p.m.

Hall of Fame Banquet Registration Open

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ARTS Tickets on-sale Now!

Theatre Play “Quilters” 
 Mar 22, 2019 – Mar 30, 2019
Tickets: $5-$10 Children [under 19] & $7-$12 Adults 

Friday, March 22 • 7:00pm 
Saturday, March 23 • 7:00pm 
Thursday, March 28 • 7:00pm • $5 Under 19/ $10 Adults • Weeknight Discount Price
Friday, March 29 • 7:00pm – Ma Sarap Food Truck 3:00-6:30pm
Saturday, March 30 • 2:00pm • $5 Under 19/ $10 Adults • Matinee Discount Price
Saturday, March 30 • 7:00pm
 

The Final Works
Dance Showcase 2019 
Thursday Apr 11, 2019 | 7pm
Tickets: $5-$10 Children [under 19] & $7-$12 Adults 

Spring Music Concert
Saturday May 04, 2019 | 4pm
Tickets: $7 Children [under 19] & $12 Adults 

PURCHASE ARTS TICKETS

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Athletic News – 11/02/18

Important Upcoming Athletic Department Dates

  • Basketball Jersey Ceremony, Nov. 5, 6 p.m.
  • Fall National Signing Day, Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m.
  • Golf Banquet, Nov. 15, 6 p.m.
  • Hall of Fame Banquet, Nov. 17, 6 p.m.

Fall National Signing Day Celebration

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Class Rings and the Sophomore Family Mass 

Each year, sophomores, who are interested, are invited to order a class ring through Josten’s. On Sunday, February 24, 2019, these rings, or other personal sentimental rings or jewelry the sophomore student selects, will be blessed and presented at the Sophomore Family Mass (SFHS Gym). This class Mass is a sign of unity for the Class of 2021. All the sophomores and their families are invited to this special event. The Parents’ Guild will host a reception after the Mass, and the Class Historian will present a short video montage chronicling the life of the Simbas here at SFHS.  

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Master Planning Survey

All families were emailed a Master Planning survey this week. Your input will provide us with information about what future facilities you’d like to see at SFHS.  Thank you for your time!

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Make Your Shopping Count!

Amazon

Your everyday shopping can benefit St. Francis Catholic High School. To support our school while shopping on Amazon, always shop at smile.amazon.com (bookmark the site to make it easier to return to). You’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com. You can even use the same account on AmazonSmile as Amazon.com.

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St. Francis Grandparents’ Club Meeting
Wednesday, November 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Dining Hall

We love having our grandparents involved!  The St. Francis Grandparents’ Club is a growing group of grandparents who want to get more involved, get to know each other, learn more about St. Francis and enrich the granddaughter/grandparent relationship.  As a member, you will be added to regular grandparent club communications and receive updates about Club meetings and events. All grandparents of our students and alumnae are welcome!

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Prayer

If you have any special intention(s) that you would like the St. Francis community to lift in prayer, please include it in the Prayer Basket located in the chapel or click HERE. Those prayers that are marked “public” will be added to the Principal’s Newsletter.

On Tuesdays at 7:20 a.m., all Troubies are welcome to start their day with a few minutes of quiet, contemplative prayer in the Chapel. Join us!

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Athletic News – 10/26/18

Important Upcoming Athletic Department Dates

  • Fall National Signing Day, November 14, 8:30 a.m.
  • Hall of Fame Banquet, November 17, 6:00 p.m.

Hall of Fame Banquet Registration Open

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Toiletries

After a trip, many of us find that we have a small collection of hotel toiletries. We are partnered with different organizations that could really use those tiny, travel-size bottles. If you find you have any in your homes that you would like to donate, please have your daughter bring these to the CLC, so we can share with those in need in our communities.

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Fr. Arnold

Our Chaplain, Fr. Arnold, is on vacation for a month. He will return to us at the end of November.

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Volunteers Needed for Sewing, Ushers/Box Office, and Strike

Sewing Volunteers for Dance Concert

Do you sew? We need seamstresses of all levels to help the costumer for the Dance Concert. You will be given the materials that you need to cut, assemble, sew, mend, or alter. 

Usher/Box Office Volunteers  for Dance & Christmas Music Concerts, and Strike Volunteers for Musical/Dance Concert

We also are in need of ushers and box office volunteers for shows. What a great way to get parent hours completed!

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All Saints Day Mass
Thursday, November 1 - 10:35 a.m.

As a community of faith, we remember and honor those who have gone before us. We give thanks to God for their presence in our lives, and the memories and life lessons they have given us.

We invited our Troubies to share with us the names and pictures of their loved ones who have died so that we may place their picture at the All Saints Day Mass. Please have your daughter submit these no later than October 29, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. through the link HERE. (Students can only submit pictures using their St. Francis email account) 

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Final Week for After-School Homecoming Prep

Students are invited to stay after school to help with decorations, plan the skits, and practice the dances. This is a great opportunity to build friendships, and make memories with your Troubie sisters.

Schedule:

  • October 29 – October 31, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • November 1, 3:00 – 10:00 p.m.
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Prayer Opportunities

Ministry Coordinators invite all Troubies to join them in prayer.  Please share the following information with your daughter. There are a number of different styles of prayer.

  • On Mondays at lunch, we offer Lectio Divina style reflection. On those days, there will be Gospel readings in the Chapel.
  • On Tuesdays at 7:20 a.m., Troubies are welcome to start their day with a few minutes of quiet, contemplative prayer in the Chapel.
  • Next week on Thursday the 25th & Friday the 26th, we will have Adoration available for all students and staff. This is an opportunity for our Troubies to disconnect from the stresses of school and sports, and focus on the quiet with the chance to sit with our Savior, Jesus Christ. Adoration will be available throughout the entire day, including during lunch.
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Summer 2019 College Tour

In June 2019, members of our school will be taking students to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City on an immersive college orientation program where we will visit campuses, meet admissions representatives, participate in workshops, talk with current college students, explore a new part of the country, and more!

Tour Details:  

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Urgent Volunteer Needs for SELFe Event

St. Francis’ new SELFe event featuring Rachel Hollis is in desperate need of volunteers next week!  There are shifts available beginning Monday all the way through Sunday evening, October 28th. Weekend shifts offer double and triple hours. This is a great opportunity to be part of the excitement surrounding this new event.  View opportunities here:  MyVolunteerPage.com or contact Mari Parisi at mparisi@stfrancishs.org or call 916-737-5105.

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Senior Parent Reminders

Announcements and Keepsakes

If you missed the initial order for announcements and keepsakes through Jostens this week, there is still time to place your orders online or by mail. Please go to Jostens.com. Graduation gown, cap, and tassel orders have already been prepared for all students. Families do not need to order those items. 

Senior Portrait Deadline Saturday, November 17th, 2018

The deadline for seniors to be photographed by Prestige Portraits, Lifetouch, is November 17th, 2018. Please contact their studio at 916-535-7799 to make an appointment. A black drape, provided by the studio, is worn for the photograph which will be used in the yearbook and for the graduation ceremony.

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Retreats

If you have a sophomore, junior, or senior daughter, please take time to speak to her to find out which retreat fits best into her schedule.  The remaining retreat dates for each grade level are below. Please follow the direct link below. If you have any problems, please contact Mrs. Poarch at spoarch@stfrancishs.org. Please be aware that there is a fee of $50 to change or cancel your retreat date once you have registered. If you cancel less than two weeks away from your retreat date, you forfeit the entire fee.

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Epicurean’s Promotion – World Pasta Day – 10/23/18

This weeks promotion in Serra Café will be “World Pasta Day” on Tuesday, October 23rd; and we will be serving Free Range Chicken Scampi with Fettuccine Noodles, Roasted Garlic Sweet Potatoes & Le Boulanger Herb Focaccia Garlic Bread. We will be hosting “Whats Hot - Whats Not” on Wednesday, October 24th, in the cafe after school from 3:00-3:30 p.m. Please come down and share your thoughts. Receive a treat after giving Epicurean Group some feed back on what you like and do not like. Don’t forget our famous Troubie Taco Tuesday!

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Financial Aid Application Process for the 2019 – 2020 School Year – Now Open

The St. Francis Catholic High School Financial Aid application process for the 2019–2020 school year has opened.

St. Francis Catholic High School provides Financial Aid for families who qualify based on a demonstrated financial need. Financial aid enables St. Francis to assist students who could not otherwise afford to attend. Although total financial need always exceeds our resources, St. Francis helps as many families as possible. 

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Updates from the Troubie Store

We just received notification from our vendor that the long sleeve white polo’s will not arrive until the end of November.  We will post on social media when they arrive.

The new and very popular tie-dye shirts are back in stock!  Stop by the Troubie Store on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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Athletic News – 10/19/18

Important Upcoming Athletic Department Dates

  • Fall National Signing Day, Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m.
  • Hall of Fame Banquet, Nov. 17, 6:00 p.m.

Hall of Fame Banquet Registration Open

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Run To Feed the Hungry
Thursday, November 22

Run to Feed the Hungry is the largest Thanksgiving Day Race in the country.  St. Francis is helping to make it great by having a team, SFHS Troubies.  The Run to Feed the Hungry benefits the Sacramento Food Bank to ensure that everyone can get food when they need it. This year, invite your friends, family members, and of course your fellow Troubies to join our team.  Benefits to joining the SFHS Troubies Team: parking for the race at SF, a special location with coffee and donuts before the race for all Teams, and packet pick up at St. Francis the week before the race. Race registration for teams closes November 5th. Sign up now, and join us this Thanksgiving! Want to sleep in or plan to travel that week, sign up as a virtual runner. Remember, students can wear their Run to Feed the Hungry shirts on Fridays with their skirts. This year all team members get a special headband with their race shirt. Just follow the link below. During registration, make sure you join a team, follow the prompts, and click on SFHS Troubies. Register HERE.

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You don’t have to miss out: Watch Rachel Hollis on Live Stream from your home!

Our first SELFe Event, featuring Rachel Hollis, sold out for the onsite, in-person, experience. However, due to overwhelming demand, St. Francis is presenting an exclusive LIVE STREAM of the inaugural SELFe Event.

This is A MUST SEE for women of all ages. You don’t want to miss out on the Live Stream. Access to the Live Stream is just $30.  St. Francis students and families can receive a 30% discount with the code:  troubie18. 

Grab a few girlfriends and your daughters and experience St. Francis’ SELFe event featuring Rachel Hollis in the comfort of your own home.

Purchase Access Here

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Chicago: High School Edition

In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover, and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream” - fame, fortune, and acquittal.  

This popular show will surely sell-out -….and all that jazz.  Tickets are available now HERE.

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Free Advanced Driving Lesson – Ford Driving Skills for Life

Attention SF Parents! Please don’t miss this opportunity to enroll your daughter in a free, advanced driving lesson offered through Ford Driving Skills for Life. This event will be held on October 20th and 21st.  There will be 400 lessons offered to those who register. This experience will provide your teen daughter with the practice needed to become a safe and distracted-free driver.

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Athletic News – 10/12/18

Important Upcoming Athletic Department Dates

  • Fall National Signing Day, November 14, 8:30 a.m.
  • Hall of Fame Banquet, November 17, 6:00 p.m.

Hall of Fame Banquet Registration Open

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SFHS Dads’ Club October Meeting
Thursday, October 18th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The October Dads’ Club meeting will take place on Thursday, October 18th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the Dining Hall. Social time and dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Jason Javier-Watson, SFHS Assistant Principal, who will update us on key activities at St. Francis and hold a roundtable with our Dads. It should be a fun and interesting conversation.  Please check us out on the St. Francis website by clicking HERE or contact us via email at dadsclub@stfrancishs.org should you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

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Attendance Alert System

We are excited to announce that we have implemented an attendance alert system.  Our new system will alert parents with phone call, text, and email when a student is marked absent for class.  Parents will be instructed to call our attendance line at (916)737-5050 with an attendance update. 

The attendance line will capture the phone number the parent is calling from as well as the voice message.  This system will enable us to communicate quickly with parents regarding attendance issues.

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Serra Café

Come on down to Serra Café, and enjoy our Harvest meal, which we will be serving on Thursday, October 18, 2018, for one of the October promotions offered by Epicurean Group. There will be Free-Range Maple Roasted Chicken, and Acorn Squash with Herb Butter Carrots available. Next week, Epicurean Group will be introducing Boba Tea after school. Don’t forget our famous Troubie Taco Tuesday!

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PSAT Scores for Juniors / PreACT Scores for Sophomores / PSAT 8/9 Scores for Freshmen

PSAT Scores for Juniors

PSAT results will be emailed to juniors sometime in December or January from the College Board.   The Student Score Reports have helpful interpretive information about student performance.  There will be numerical and content-based interpretations of student performance which will define what students know and can do, and which also help students identify the knowledge and skills to focus on next to increase achievement.

PreACT Scores for Sophomores

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Weekly Wellness: Safety Assembly
By: Chyrissee Lee & Kym Weinandy, SFHS Wellness Counselors

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Dean, Cynthia Cost, in conjunction with the Wellness Counselors will host a Safety Assembly for the students.  In the assembly, we will be viewing, discussing, and practicing “RUN – HIDE – FIGHT – Surviving an Active Assailant” protocols.  In addition, Wellness Counselors will be discussing personal boundaries and grooming.  The students will be shown a video discussing the topic. This video is utilized in the Diocesan training of our teachers, staff, coaches, and volunteers.

Below are links to references for your review and discussion with your daughter.

Run Hide Fight – Quick Reference PDF

Grooming Behaviors – PDF

We believe these are very important and necessary topics of discussion.   However, we understand that it may be tough for some students.  If you daughter cannot participate, she must remain in the front office during the training.  Please contact the Dean of Students, Cynthia Cost, at CCost@stfrancishs.org if you wish to have her opt out of the training. Thank you.

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Our 7th Annual Day of Giving was our Best Yet!

Our seventh annual Day of Giving – Thankful Thursday – was our best one yet and we couldn’t reach our goals without YOU!  Our community joined together in support of our current and future Troubies.  Thankful Thursday raises vital funds to support more thank 30 percent of our students who benefit from financial aid.  Thanks to your generosity, these young women benefit from a life-changing St. Francis experience and quality education.   

554 students (52% of the student body) gave $7,304.50

670 individuals contributed to our Thankful Thursday appeal – up from last year hurray!

St. Francis devoted Staffulty gave $11,190

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Integrated Math in 2019-2020

St. Francis High School Math Department is excited to announce that we are transitioning to Integrated Math in the 2019-2020 school year! A summary of these changes is attached HERE. Please join us in November for our Parent Math Night, as we explain these changes, and how they will benefit our students.  

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Athletic News – 10/05/18

Important Upcoming Athletic Department Dates

  • Junior Varsity Water Polo Letter to Mom, October 8, 6:00 p.m., Room 324
  • Tennis Letter to Mom, October 9, 6:00 p.m., Rio del Oro Racquet Club
  • Varsity Water Polo Letter to Mom, October 10, 6:00 p.m., Room 324
  • Fall National Signing Day, November 14, 8:30 a.m.
  • Hall of Fame Banquet, November 17, 6:00 p.m.

Hall of Fame Banquet Registration is Open

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Thankful Thursday is next week on October 11!

We are so excited for St. Francis’ 7th Annual Day of Giving – Thankful Thursday!  Get ready to hear from so many grateful groups of people over email to let you know why this day is so important! Next week on October 11, 2018, our community of students, parents, alumnae, grandparents, past parents, and countless others will come together for a day of unprecedented giving to support St. Francis Catholic High School. Last year, we had more than 1,500 donors and raised nearly $210,000 to support our students.  We are counting on you to help us reach our goals. Your support is critical to the success of Thankful Thursday. We couldn’t change so many students’ lives without you!  

All money raised on Thankful Thursday supports the tuition assistance needs of our students. Your gift will go even further thanks to a very generous matching donor! For more information, visit our webpage HERE.

Please join us for Mass on Thankful Thursday at 7:00 a.m. in the Chapel!

Feel free to contact MaryAnne Kelly at mkelly@stfrancishs.org or 916-737-5033 with any questions.

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Weekly Wellness: Disconnect and Reconnect
By: Chyrissee Lee & Kym Weinandy, SFHS Wellness Counselor

It’s time to disconnect and reconnect!

Our Community lunch on October 12 will be an electronic free day (no lap tops, no phones, no computers etc…).  This is the Friday before a homework free weekend, so we are taking this opportunity to have the students really personally connect with each other, by talking.  Who knew that communications didn’t have to include electronics? 

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Sophomore Retreat
Monday , 10/01/18

On Monday , October 1st, we will have our  next Sophomore Retreat. If you have a daughter going on retreat, please be sure to drop her off before 7:30 a.m., or if she has the first block free, drop her off after schools starts. This will allow for a safe drop off when getting all the bags and items out of the car. Thank you for your help.  

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Resource Outreach: Top Ten Tips When You Do NOT Understand Course Material

  1. Go back to the course syllabus. Highlight Student Learning Objectives. Determine which objectives you understand and which you do not.
  2. Organize your handouts. Highlight the title and write the learning objective above it. Restudy.
  3. Go to your course homepage. Access all videos and online materials.
  4. Restudy.
  5. Go to SF Quizlet Library. Find a quizlet or create one.
  6. Study.
  7. Time to evaluate what you know and what you do not know.
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Important Testing Information for All Classes  (Except Seniors)

Testing times on October 10, 2018

  • PSAT 8/9 (freshmen) - Students will begin testing at 8:00 a.m. and will be released at approximately 1:00 p.m. 
  • PreACT (sophomores) - Students will begin testing at 8:00 a.m. and will be released at approximately 12:30 p.m.
  • PSAT (juniors) - Students will begin testing at 8:00 a.m. and will be released at approximately 1:00 p.m.

Please note that these are just approximations.  Issues can arise that make the testing time longer. 

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Athletic News – 9/28/18

St. Francis Catholic High School Launches Athletics Website GoTroubies.com on October 1

St. Francis Catholic High School will launch a new dedicated athletics website to highlight the accomplishments of the Troubadour Athletics program and its student-athletes on October 1.