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Positive Mindset, Positive Results Assembly

St. Francis welcomes speaker Roger Crawford at our student assembly on Monday, November 25th.  Named “One of the most accomplished physically-challenged athletes in the world” by Sports Illustrated. Mr. Crawford will help students understand how powerful their mindset is, and that the better they choose to think, the better results they achieve. We’re delighted to share his story and powerful example that “challenges are inevitable, defeat is optional!” with our Troubies!

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Important Reminders from the Business Office

Clearance Cards

On Thursday, November 21, 2019, Clearance Cards were distributed in Homeroom. Clearance Cards are required for students to take their semester final exams. Please ask you daughter if she received her clearance card.  If your daughter has not received her clearance card, it may be due to unresolved items such as:

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Thanksgiving Prayer Service

Parents and Grandparents, please join us on November 26 at 10:35 a.m. in the gym for our Thanksgiving Prayer Service and grandparent blessing. Immediately following the service, the SFHS Grandparents’ Club is hosting a coffee, tea, and treats social for all grandparents. Please, sign in at the front office.

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Athletic News – 11/22/19

ATHLETICS UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

  • Winter Photo Days, Monday, December 2, 2019 (JV Gold BB/JV Red BB/Varsity Soccer), 4:00 p.m.
  • Winter Photo Days, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 (Varsity BB, JV Gold Soccer, JV Red Soccer), 4:00 p.m.
  • Cross Country Banquet, Wednesday, December 4, Dining Hall
  • Water Polo Banquet, Thursday, December 5, Dining Hall
  • Golf Team Banquet, Wednesday, December 11, Dining Hall

Winter Sports Photo Days

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Senior Parents – Opt Out of Cal Grant & Middle Class Scholarship Consideration

Every year, SFHS uploads information to the California Student Aid Commission so that students can be considered for Cal Grants and UC/CSU’s Middle Class Scholarships (families with incomes up to $177,000 might be eligible).  In years past, we obtained student and parent permission to upload the student’s social security number and Cal Grant Grade Point Average.  This year, the California Student Aid Commission is no longer asking for social security numbers, so the student’s name, address, and date of birth will be matched with information on the FAFSA to determine eligibili

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Principal’s Newsletter 11/22/19

Dear St. Francis Families,

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday next week, it’s important to pause and reflect on the many blessings we have in our lives. Sometimes we take for granted all that we have and don’t appreciate those things we cherish the most until they are gone.

As an acknowledgement of our patron saint and the life of humility and service he led, remember that our gratitude should be expressed in more than just words. It should be demonstrated by the actions and the life we live. 

I would like extend a heartfelt invitation to our annual Thanksgiving Prayer Service on Tuesday, November 26th from 10:30-11:45 a.m. It will be a great way to begin the holiday season.

Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza
Principal

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LLS Students of The Year

We recently heard some fantastic news from seniors Kate Fitzgerald and Marisa Christopulos! This past year they competed in the Student of the Year campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and were recognized as one of the top 5 student fundraising teams in the nation – out of thousands of teams! They along with their team raised more than 182,000 in just seven weeks.

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Lunch with Bishop Soto

Our Student Body Officers (SBOs) had a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Bishop Soto, and other Diocesan High School Leadership teams. They discussed important topics such as how catholic education prepares us for the future, and what initiatives we bring to our campus to support our own community and future Troubies

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Congratulations to the National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars

We are proud to recognize SFHS seniors Ciara Colgan & Gabriela Parish as National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars! The National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) invites students from schools that scored in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in their region to become National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars. An awesome accomplishment- Way to Go Ciara & Gabriela

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SELFe 2019

We had a fantastic day at our 2nd Annual SELFe Event with Valorie Burton learning all about how to live with purpose, and make time for the meaningful! Thank you again to all of the vendors, supporters, volunteers and of our generous sponsors for partnering with us to uplift, inspire and support women! What a great day!

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Dad’s Club Volunteers with Windows To My Soul

 34 Father-Daughter pairs from our Dads Club volunteered at Windows To My Soul. It is a center for equine-assisted psychotherapy where individuals and groups build the emotional and mental health skills necessary to live connected, empowered, and purpose-filled lives through healthy relationships and involvement in their communities.

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MUN Competes at Stanford Model UN Conference

The 16 members of the Model United Nations team attended the Stanford Model UN Conference over Veteran’s Day Weekend. Over three days students from across the country debated topics such as water safety, mental health, and refugee resources, demonstrating their knowledge of and passion for international affairs. 

Additional congratulations to:
Bella Dondershine 2020 – Verbal Commendation
Kim Riley 2020 – Verbal Commendation
Samantha Kemp 2022 and Bailey Pavelchik 2021 – Verbal Commendation

 

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Dads’ Club – Windows To My Soul Event

Yesterday, 34 Father-Daughter pairs volunteered at Windows To My Soul. It is a center for equine-assisted psychotherapy where individuals and groups build the emotional and mental health skills necessary to live connected, empowered, and purpose-filled lives through healthy relationships and involvement in their communities. #DadsClub

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One Act Show and Dance Show Combined

Streaming - ”St. Francis Live: Girls Aren’t Funny”  AND  ”(DIS) • CONNECT • ED” - A take-off on SNL skits full of sketches interspersed with commercials about Fake News, Mom’s Groups, and “Motivational Speakers.”

Dance Companies focus on teens and their experiences with technology. How has technology impacted their social and emotional relationships with friends and family?

Only 2 performances: January 16 and 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Get your tickets TODAY HERE

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The Music Man – Audition and Production Information for Actors

“The Music Man” play will be performed at St. Francis High School on March 20 and 21 and March 28 and 29. Click HERE for more information.

The book, music, and lyrics are by Meredith Willson. This production will be directed and choreographed by Kiera Anderson. The music direction will be conducted by Tina Harris. 

Audition Workshop: 12/2/19 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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Principal’s Newsletter 11/15/19

Dear St. Francis Families,

I can’t believe that we are already halfway through the month of November! Thanksgiving break is only seven school days away, and I know your daughter(s), and my staff, are probably ready for a little respite after the busy Homecoming activities. 

Please remind your daughter(s) that when she returns from Thanksgiving break, it will be December, and final exams will be three weeks away. This is the opportune time to meet with teachers, ask clarifying questions, and submit all assignments to ensure she finishes the first semester strong.  

I look forward to the coming Advent season, and I pray that God continues to bless each and every one of you abundantly.

Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza
Principal

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Music Man Audition Information
Audition and Production Information for Actors

The Music Man at St. Francis High School March 20 – 28, 2020
Book, Music & Lyrics by Meredith Willson 

Directed and Choreographed by Kiera Anderson 
Musical Direction by Tina Harris 

  • Audition Workshop: 12/2/19 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Children’s Audition: By appointment 12/9/19 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm 
  • Audition Dates: By appointment 12/10 & 12/11  from 3:30pm – 7:30pm 
  • Callback Date: By appointment 12/12/19 from 3:30pm - 7:30pm 

*For appointment, please attend the Audition Workshop or email kanderson@stfrancishs.org*

Rehearsal Dates & Times: 1/7/20 -3/10/20 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm 

Monday through Friday
*Actors will not be called to every rehearsal* 

Tech Week Dates & Times: 3/12/20 & 3/13/20 from 5:00pm - 10:00pm 

3/14/20 from 9:00am – 8:00pm 
3/16/20 – 3/19/20 from 5:00pm-10:00pm 

*Technical rehearsals are MANDATORY for ALL cast and crew* 

Performance Dates & Times: 3/20/20 7pm 3/21/20 2pm/7pm 

3/27/20 7pm 3/28/20 2pm/7pm 

*All performances are MANDATORY for ALL cast and crew* 

Audition Information 

  • Prepare ONE 32-BAR SONG in the style of the show *or* the 32-bar ENSEMBLE selection that will be taught at the audition workshop. You may sing from the show if you are interested in a principal role. 
  • Prepare the dance combination (taught at the audition workshop or posted online December 2, 2019)
  • Please wear audition/interview attire that you can dance/move in
  • Actors will sign up for a 1-hour audition time slot. You will sing individually, and then attend a group dance call. 
  • For callbacks, you will be given sides to read: be prepared to read, sing and dance at the callback. 
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Resource Outreach – Top Ten Tips: How to Succeed in Math
Supported in Collaboration with SF Mathematicians, Jordan Pare and Kore Zimmerman.

  1. You are a natural  mathematician. This morning, your heart is beating in a mathematical sequence. You are breathing in and out in a ratio. You estimate how long you can stay in bed after the snooze button, calculate the arc you need to turn into a parking space, and walk through the coordinate grid of SF to your classes.
  2. Mathematical capacity is inborn; reading capacity is culturally introduced. If you are currently more proficient at reading, it is because you took/take a mean of 88% more classes that require reading than mathing.
  3. Balance the equation.
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Principal’s Newsletter 11/08/19

Dear St. Francis Families,

For the past three years, I’ve been impressed with the talent, dedication, and work ethic that all of our Troubies bring to Homecoming week.  They’ve been working on their Homecoming class themes for the past three weeks now, and the final products displayed today showcase their collective vision for Homecoming 2019. 

Tomorrow is our last Homecoming activity, and I look forward to seeing our Troubies and their dates celebrating at the Homecoming Dance. I also know that our Troubies will represent St. Francis as they always do, with class, dignity, and positive behavior.

Additionally, as we prepare for the three-day weekend in observance of the Veteran’s Day Holiday, please remember the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect our country. Honor their memory, and also pray for those currently serving in harm’s way.

If you have a family member, neighbor, or friend who has served or is serving, thank them for their service, personal sacrifice, and unwavering dedication to preserve our freedoms and the ideals of this great country.  

Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza
Principal

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Christmas Music Concert: A Journey to Christmas
December 6 & 7, 2019

Show Choirs, A Cappella, SF Concert, and Chamber Choirs will perform a Christmas Music Concert with two performances.  Our guests, Jesuit Chamber Choir will perform during the Saturday matinee only.  Children can come in their PJ’s, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies with Santa after the show!

  • Friday, December 6, 7:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, December 7, 2:00 p.m. matinee

Tickets available now HERE

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Emergency Alert Test 2

We will have a second Emergency Alert test on 11/11/19 at 9:00 a.m.  We noted that some individuals did not receive the information due to a system glitch in the last notification.  All information appears to have been corrected.  Please contact us after 11/11/19 if you do not receive any type of notification at all.  Thank you.  Mrs. Cost

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Athletic News – 11/08/19

ATHLETICS UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

  • NCAA Signing Day Celebration, November 13, 8:30 a.m., CLC
  • Soccer Program Parent Meeting, Wednesday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m., Dining Hall
  • Winter Photo Days, Monday, December 2, 2019 (JV Gold BB/JV Red BB/Varsity Soccer), 4:00 p.m.
  • Winter Photo Days, Tuesday, December. 3, 2019 (Varsity BB, JV Gold Soccer, JV Red Soccer), 4:00 p.m.

Winter Sports Photo Days

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McKinley Park Rose Garden – Closed Saturday, 11/09/19

McKinley Park Rose Garden will be closed for a wedding on Saturday, 11/9/19, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Persons not associated with the wedding will not be allowed to be in or take photos in the garden during this time.  We were informed ahead of time and wanted to share the information with you, so you wouldn’t show up and be disappointed.  Please adjust your plans accordingly.  

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Final Exams

SFHS does not offer early finals. A student who needs to make up finals due to one-time extraordinary circumstances (death in the family, illness with a medical note, school-related events) must use the school scheduled make-up exam dates.  If make-up finals are needed, please contact your daughter’s Assistant Principal (grades 9-10, Dr. Javier-Watson, or grades 11-12, Mrs. Castellano) to make arrangements.

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November Dads’ Club Meeting – Thursday, November 14th

The November Dad’s Club meeting will take place on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in the St. Francis High School Dining Hall. Social time and dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m.

Our guest speaker will be Principal, Elias Mendoza, who will lead a Dads’ Club Roundtable Conversation. The Dean, Cynthia Cost, will also join us at the meeting to answer your questions concerning her talk at our recent October meeting.

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Homecoming Dance Drop Off/Pick Up and Parking Procedures

Below are the drop-off/pick-up and parking procedures for the Homecoming Dance this Saturday, November 9th. Please read through these procedures carefully to help ensure a smooth entrance and exit. 

DANCE HOURS

  • Entrance: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with no entry after 8:30 p.m.
  • Exit:  juniors and seniors can leave from 9:45 - 10:30 p.m.
  • Freshmen and sophomores can leave from 10:00 – 10:30 p.m.

PARENT DRIVERS 

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Principal’s Newsletter 11/01/19

Dear St. Francis Families,

For the past two weeks, our students have been actively involved in planning and executing their Homecoming Class themes.  As we transition into Homecoming week, there will undoubtedly be a lot of excitement and anticipation for all of the planned events, but please remind your daughters to plan ahead and get some rest (sleep is recommended). 

Looking ahead to a busy fun-filled Homecoming week and the celebration of this right of passage, I share with you the following prayer:

Heavenly Father,

May everything we do begin with your inspiration and continue with your saving help. Let our work always find its origin in you, and through you reach completion. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza
Principal

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SMILE & Make Your Holiday Shopping Count!

Your holiday 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.

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Principal’s Newsletter 10/25/19

Dear St. Francis Families,

In the coming weeks, we have two major events taking place; Homecoming and Halloween. The energized anticipation of these two events is almost palpable.

Since Halloween will once again fall on a school night, and some early celebrations may be taking place this weekend and the next, please encourage your daughter(s) to be safe and to remain vigilant of her surroundings wherever she may be celebrating this popular holiday. Also, discuss with your daughter(s) the dangers of alcohol, drugs, and vaping. These substances have become too common place, and sometimes parents are surprisingly unaware of the choices their children are making regarding these controlled substances. 

I know some of you have heard this message before, but please talk to your daughter(s) about saying “no”, and don’t be afraid to ask the questions that will keep them safe: Who are you hanging out with? What are your friends’ phone numbers? Who are their parents? Will there be adults supervising? Where do they live?  Sometimes as parents, we have to be the “bad guys” and do things that aren’t considered “cool,” but we do those things out of love and for the well-being of our children.

Let us pray that all of our children will be safe this upcoming weekend (and always).

 St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us! 

Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza
Principal

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November Grandparents’ Club Meeting

Grandparents’ Club invites you to the November Meeting on Wednesday, November 20, in the SFHS Dining Hall. Breakfast treats and coffee will be offered at 9:00 a.m., and the meeting will run from 9:15 to10:45 a.m. Join other grandparents for a no-host lunch immediately following the meeting at Selland’s Family Restaurant (54th and H Street). Visit HERE to sign up and learn more about the Club. For additional information, contact Ann Gregory at agregory@stfrancishs.org or call 916-737-5016.

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Athletic News – 10/25/19

ATHLETICS UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

Soccer and Basketball Practice Starts on November 4

  • Final forms and Athletic Physical must be complete and turned prior to start of tryouts.

NCAA Signing Day Celebration on November 13, 8:30 a.m.

Fall National Signing Day Celebration

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Christmas Tree Lane Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets are on sale now for Jesuit High School’s Christmas Tree Lane, being held on Sunday, December 1. Join your friends for fun holiday shopping and entertainment! This timeless tradition features a festive fashion show with Jesuit students and their parents as well as our very own St. Francis seniors and their parents, delicious dining, and specialty boutiques. At the boutiques, you can find one-of-a-kind Christmas decorations, gourmet foods, and delightful treasures. This year’s event is being held at Jesuit High School. Tickets are available for both the Madonna Luncheon and the Dinner Gala. For reservations, visit jesuithighschool.org/CTL.

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PSAT / PreACT / PSAT 8/9 Scores

PSAT Scores for Juniors

PSAT results will be emailed to juniors sometime in December or January from College Board.   The Student Score Report has helpful interpretive information about your daughter’s performance.  There will be numerical and content-based interpretations of student performance, which will define what she knows and can do, and also helps her identify the knowledge and skills to focus on next to increase achievement.

PreACT Scores for Sophomores

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Clearance Cards

On Thursday, November 21, 2019, Clearance Cards will be distributed in homeroom. Clearance Cards are required for students to take their semester final exams. Students will not receive a Clearance Card unless tuition accounts are current as of November 15, 2019.

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Career Day 2020

 

Without a doubt, St. Francis cultivates successful, impactful and capable alumnae – women who are changing their world.  

Alumnae, would like to invite you to participate in the 2020 St. Francis Career Day to be held on Friday, March 13, 2020. This experience allows our alumnae to share their professional experiences with our current students. It’s an excellent opportunity to share your talents, spend time on campus and have lunch in the new dining hall (new to those of you who graduated before 2014)! 

We’ve had a great response from our alumnae so far! When we surveyed our students to see some of the careers they would be interested in, we realized we could use some more alumnae in these careers:

  • Law enforcement
  • Psychology
  • Fashion 
  • Military
  • Architecture
  • Aviation
  • Real Estate

Students will have an opportunity to sign up for two career sessions hosted by alumnae that morning (event time will be 9:00 am – 12:00 pm with lunch provided after). If you would like to participate, please complete the following interest form HERE

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Financial Aid Application Process for the 2020 – 2021 School Year is Open

The St. Francis Catholic High School Financial Aid application process for the 2020 – 2021 school year is open.

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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PSAT – PreACT – PSAT 8/9 Scores

PSAT Scores for Juniors

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

PreACT Scores for Sophomores

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Dangerous Internet Stunt – Fire Challenge

This viral internet stunt we want you to know about is NO Ice Bucket Challenge!

Some kids across the country are lighting themselves on fire – or letting their friends ignite them while recording it for social media. Yes, unfortunately, you read that correctly.   

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Principal’s Newsletter 10/18/19

Dear St. Francis Families,

As we approach the end of October, you will undoubtedly see an uptick in excitement as your daughter anticipates the Homecoming builds. Please encourage her to stay on top of her academics, to prioritize, and to plan ahead in order to minimize stress levels and anxiety during this busy time of year.

After-school Homecoming preparations will begin next week, and will continue for the next two weeks, culminating with a late build night on Thursday, November 7th. This time of year provides a great opportunity for students to get involved and build lasting memories with their Troubie sisters. I’m looking forward to Homecoming week and know our Troubies will do a fantastic job in celebrating our school spirit.

Also, a reminder that our fall production of William Shapespeare’s, The Tempest, opens this Friday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. Please come support our theater program and our dynamic Troubies. 

 St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us! 

Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza
Principal

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Earthquake Preparedness

October is National Earthquake Awareness month. Our faculty, staff, and students participated in the Great American Shake out drill on 10/17/19.  We have asked our students to remember, as with all of our drills, it’s not just about learning what to do here at school, but how to use the various trainings in all avenues of their lives.  Please talk to your daughter about what she learned.

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Supervision of Students on Campus

School office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The campus is opened at 7:00 a.m. with a member of the maintenance staff and a school administrator on campus. SFHS does not provide organized supervision before or after school, with the exception of school-sponsored activities. When classes are in session, faculty and staff are assigned to supervise students at lunch. Students who are not part of an after-school activity or event must leave campus by 4:30 p.m.

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Last Weekend to Enjoy The Tempest – by William Shakespeare

The Tempest

This is the last weekend to enjoy the fall play, “The Tempest”, by William Shakespeare, on October 25 and 26.

Come see this stormy edition of “The Tempest” – about an exiled ruler who uses magic to restore his daughter to power and argues that the powerful must show mercy. This is a must see show!

Tickets are available HERE.

Ushers and box office attendees are needed for “The Tempest.” See MVP for opportunities. The show is this weekend October 25 & 26!

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Fall Used Uniform Sale

Our cupboards are full. We will hold a fall used uniform sale at lunch on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  This sale is for students ONLY! Bring cash or checks and get great items at fire-sale prices.  Shirts will be sold for $1.00 each and other uniform items for $5.00 each.  The sale will be held in Serra Court, beginning at 11:10 a.m.  This is the time to stock up!

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SELFe Sponsor provides fitness benefits to SFHS community

California Family Fitness wants you to FALL in love with fitness!  Their 19 locations offer a wide range of classes—from aqua aerobics to Zumba—plus personal training, state-of-the-art equipment, climbing walls, high quality childcare, and amazing amenities like HydroMassage, sauna, pools, and more.  Best of all, FALL is FREE at Cal Fit for SFHS families!  Join now HERE .

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The SELFe Event Earns Prestigious Award

On Thursday night, the St. Francis team and Porter Co. attended the Public Relations Society of America’s 2019 Influence Awards event.  The SELFe Event was nominated in the special events category and received the 2019 Influence Award. Good Day Sacramento visited campus this morning to feature that award. 

Don’t miss your chance to see what all the buzz is. You can still get tickets for Sunday’s event!  SFHS Students are half price:  use promocode: SFHSStudent

Get Your Tickets Here

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All Saints Day Mass – November 1, 2019

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 these names or pictures in the All Saints Day Mass. Please have them submit the names and pictures no later than October 29, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. Click here to submit.  (To be able to submit, the girls must use their troubie email account.)

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The SELFe Event: Sunday, October 20th

Winner of the 2019 Public Relations Society of America Influencer of the Year award. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy an inspirational afternoon at St. Francis Catholic High School’s 2nd Annual SELFe Event, featuring Valorie Burton, on Sunday, October 20, 2019!

A bestselling author, speaker, and life coach, Valorie uses her voice to inspire others to live more fulfilling lives. She has written dozens of books, including Successful Women Think Differently, Happy Women Live Better, and her latest book, It’s About Time, The Art of Choosing the Meaningful Over the Urgent. Here’s a clip from Valorie!

  • SELFe Event Featuring Valorie Burton
  • Sunday, October 20th
  • $50 per person ($25 for students: use promo code SFHSStudent)
  • Doors & Marketplace open at 11:00 a.m. You’ll be able to grab lunch and peruse some fabulous artisan vendors in the Marketplace.
  • Event starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • St. Francis Catholic High School, 5900 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento, CA 
  • Tickets HERE

Returning SELFe emcee, Cristina Mendonza, interviewed Valorie on her podcast “A Fresh Agenda.” Listen to it here.

St. Francis’ legacy of empowering women, coupled with Valorie’s transparency, passion, and wisdom, will leave you motivated to be your best SELF!

Get your tickets today!

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Resource Outreach: Top 10 Tips to Learn a Modern or Classical Language

  1. Practice is NOT optional. 
  2. Practice DAILY. 
  3. Practice 3x DAILY. Research suggests 3 “touches” of material to transfer short-term knowledge into long-term. Suggestion: practice before you get up in the morning, as you are walking to classes, and as you are going to sleep.
  4. Practice VERBALLY. Your brain is hard-wired to receive and transmit verbally. When you learned your primary language, you listened to your family, and spoke to them. Do not practice reading silently.
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Father Daughter Dance – Snow Ball – 11/22/19

Tickets on sale now HERE.

Celebrate this annual tradition and enjoy a wonderful evening with your dad/daughter for a night full of dazzling dancing, fun games, playful competitions, delicious appetizers, dessert and candy bar, and unlimited non-alcoholic specialty drinks. 

Kick off the Holiday Season and let us transport you….

Our very own St. Francis Gym will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland. 

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Important Testing Information for All Classes  (Except Seniors)

Testing times on October 16, 2019

PSAT 8/9 (freshmen)

Students will begin testing at 8:00 a.m. and will be released at approximately 11:30 p.m. 

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

On test day, students should bring:

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Athletic News – 10/11/19

ATHLETICS UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

  • Tennis Letters to Dad, October 15, 2019, 6:00 p.m., Rio Del Oro RC
  • JV Water Polo Letters to Dad, October 15, 2019, 6:00 p.m., St. Francis
  • Golf Booster Que/Letters to Dad, October 16, 2019, 6:00 p.m., St. Francis
  • Cross Country Booster Que/Letters to Dad, October 18, 2019, 6:00 p.m., St. Francis

Fall National Signing Day Celebration

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Principal’s Newsletter 10/11/19

Dear St. Francis Families,

Yesterday we celebrated our 8th Annual Day of Giving, Thankful Thursday. The donations collected provides scholarship assistance to the more than 30% of our students who rely on financial support in order to attend St. Francis Catholic High School.  

We received a surprise visit from Good Day Sacramento, and they were able to capture some of the great energy and enthusiasm early Thursday morning during student drop-off. Please follow the link to see the short 3 ½ minute video. It’s great to be an SF Troubadour!

 St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us! 

Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza
Principal

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Thankful Thursday – Still time to give

Thankful Thursday is in just SIX days, and your support is crucial to the success of our 8th Annual Day of Giving! 

ALL funds raised on Thankful Thursday support the tuition assistance needs of our students. For more information about this incredible day, visit our webpage.  Be a hero, and help us to top $250,000!

P.S. All gifts will be matched by an incredibly generous past teacher!

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Principal’s Newsletter 10/04/19

Dear St. Francis Families,

We had another fantastic week at St. Francis! Today we celebrated St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day, and our Troubies had an amazing time interacting with one another and our faculty. Thank you to all the parent volunteers that came out and made the event possible. It takes a small army to put on this school-wide event, and we couldn’t have done it without your help.

Also, as we slowly transition into autumn, let’s embrace the early setting sun, the crisp morning air, the golden, amber hues of foliage, and the realization that even Mother Nature needs some time to replenish her flora.  As we prepare ourselves for the months ahead, remember to make time to rest and thank God for all the majestic beauty that surrounds us.

As a reminder, next Thursday, October 10th, is our 8th annual day of giving, Thankful Thursday!   

Please support our mission and give opportunities to those who seek the St. Francis experience.

 St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us! 

Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza
Principal

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AP/Honors Parent Letter

October 1, 2019

Dear AP/Honors Parents,

As the new school year is well underway, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with updated information regarding the Advanced Placement (AP) testing scheduled for May 2020 at St. Francis High School.

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Used Outdoor/Indoor Pillow Donation

Stop – don’t throw out those pillows just yet. As the seasons change, and the weather becomes cooler, many of us are switching out our pillow decor. Please consider donating your used indoor/outdoor (ACCENT) pillows to the 2020 Revelry Committee. Our Decor Committee plans to convert your donated pillows to accent their magical transformation of SFHS during 2020 Revelry. 

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October Dads’ Club Meeting – Thursday, October 10th

The October Dads’ Club meeting will take place on Thursday, October 10, 2019 in the St. Francis High School Dining Hall. Social time and dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m. Our speaker will be Dean, Cynthia Cost, who will lead a very important conversation about the challenges our daughters face in today’s society. We are grateful to have Dean Cost join us, and we appreciate the work she does supporting our daughters.

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“What to Expect When You’re a Senior Parent”
Tuesday, October 1, 7:00 p.m. - Dining Hall

Emotions run high for both students and parents as they navigate the “push pull” of emotions during their daughter’s senior year. Just as our Troubies are preparing to complete one part of their education, they are beginning the transition into their new life as a college student. That’s why we want to gather as a community and acknowledge and celebrate these transitions and offer insight.

Senior parents, please join our President, Theresa Rodgers, and our Wellness Counselors for an inspirational session to learn how to navigate (and enjoy) your daughter’s senior year.  Must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for figuring out the social/emotional dynamics of a 12th grade Troubie, and all the fun and memorable things YOU can look forward to during your daughter’s senior year at SFHS will be offered at this important meeting on Tuesday, October 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall. Please RSVP HERE.

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Parent Volunteer Needs for Arts

The Arts Department has parent volunteer needs for the following:

  • 2019 Christmas Music Concert – Usher/Box Office
  • 2019 Christmas Music Concert – Collect Cookie Donations
  • 2019 Christmas Music Concert – Cookie Donations

  Click HERE to sign up.

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Weekly Wellness – Parent Night “Girl World”
By: Chyrissee Lee & Kym Weinandy, SFHS Wellness Counselors

Mean stares. Hurtful whispers. The cold shoulder. Being a girl is harder than it looks. In a world where gossip, drama, and rumors seem to be never ending, it’s not easy to navigate the halls of middle school or high school without earning a few battle scars.   But what if you could change all that? With practical advice for how to fearlessly stand your ground, hold your own, and dictate your own happiness, Girl World will help you move beyond the bad attitudes and will transform your insecurities into strengths.

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Principal’s Newsletter 9/27/19

Dear St. Francis Families,

In the upcoming week, we will be closing out the 1st Quarter of the fall semester. It is a good time to check in with your daughter(s) to ensure they are caught-up and submitted any work or assessments that need to be completed by Thursday, October 3rd. Keep in mind there’s still time left in the semester to improve a final course grade/s.  This is also the perfect time to realign priorities, and set new goals for the remaining weeks of the semester. If you have any questions or academic concerns, please reach out to your daughter(s) Guidance counselor.

Also, in the next three weeks, you will be receiving additional emails and seeing more social media traffic around our 8th annual day of giving, Thankful Thursday, which is on October 10, 2019.  This is incredibly important because all the funds raised on Thankful Thursday support the tuition assistance needs for 30% of our Troubies.

At St. Francis, our commitment as an institution is to educate young women to live full, responsible, and meaningful lives, and to inculcate a love for God’s creations, while helping to create a better and more peaceful world. We obviously could not do what we do without your support, involvement, and dedication to sustain this wonderful educational experience for our Troubies. 

Please support our mission, and give opportunities to those who seek the St. Francis experience.

 St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us! 

Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza
Principal

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Blazer Distribution for Freshmen & Transfer Students

Thank you for your patience.  The blazers have finally arrived! Transfer Students:  Please pick up from the Troubie Store on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Please note: Blazers ARE REQUIRED for All Saints Day Mass on Friday,  November 1, 2019.

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Dads’ Club – Windows To My Soul Event

At the September Dads’ Club Meeting, Rick Clements shared our plan for the SF Father-Daughter Service Project, Windows To My Soul.

Windows To My Soul is a center for equine assisted psychotherapy where individuals and groups build the emotional and mental health skills necessary to live connected, empowered, and purpose-filled lives through healthy relationships and involvement in their communities.

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Message from the Dean of Students – 9/27/19

In an ongoing effort to help educate parents on the various situations teens face in regards to drug usage, SFHS has partnered with 3rd Millennium Classroom. This easy parent course (Parent Wise) is a thumbnail view of various drugs and the consequences of using these drugs, along with some of the pressures and stresses students face in today’s society. We would suggest using it as a conversation enhancer for you and your daughter.  This overview of these topics has had positive response from the parents who have taken the course so far. 

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Show your Parents’ Guild Pride!

Custom swag – in the form of t-shirts, vests, and a tote bag – are now available for Parents’ Guild board members and enthusiasts. This offer won’t be around for long. Log into our SFPG Swag Site to buy your Parents’ Guild gear. The due date has been EXTENDED to Monday, October 7th. This is the only time this year to take advantage of this offer, so don’t wait. Join us at our next monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 8 at 8:15 a.m., in the Teachers’ Lunchroom.

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Volunteers Needed for Archive Project

We are continuing with establishing our archive collection to preserve nearly 80 years of Sacramento and SFHS history! We need volunteers to help us. Shifts are open through October. Parents can sign up on MVP.   

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Calling all Law Enforcement/Fire/Emergency Service Personnel

We will need your assistance on 10/12/19 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (for double hours) on campus as part of the our Safety Review Committee work. Please sign up on the designated MVP account.  This event is restricted and is only open to persons with this specific training, due to the specialized needs of the campus.  If you have any questions, please contact Dean Cost at CCost@stfrancishs.org.

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St. Francis Day, October 4th

Our school’s St. Francis Day theme this year is “Unsung and Everyday Heroes!”

Freshman and sophomores get to dress up as those people in our communities that aren’t always recognized for their great contributions; garbage truck drivers, teachers, school cooks, janitors/maintenance workers, tow truck drivers, etc.

Juniors and seniors get to dress up as those people in society who we recognize as heroes; first responders and the other people in society who save lives, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, nurses, and doctors. 

Please encourage your daughter to be creative and participate. There will be team and individual costume contests going on that day as well. Please be aware that October 4th is a short day. The girls will be dismissed by 1:00 p.m. For any questions, please contact the Campus Ministry Department.

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Doctor Needed – Epi Pen Request

SFHS participates in a nationwide program where schools can receive two free EPI pens to have on campus in case of a medical emergency.  We must submit a request, that is signed by a doctor, for the pens.  We no longer have our previous participating doctors available. If anyone is interested in assisting us, please email Cynthia Cost at CCost@stfrancishs.org. We do all the paperwork except for your signatures.  Thank you for your consideration.

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Important Messages from Guidance

Class of 2023 – Important Message from Guidance

The PSAT 8/9 will be given to freshmen on October 16, 2019.  It is a practice test. More specific information will be provided in the coming weeks. 

Class of 2022 – Important Message from Guidance

The Pre-ACT will be given to sophomores on October 16, 2019. It is a practice test. More specific information will be provided in the coming weeks.

Class of 2021 – Important Message from Guidance

The PSAT will be given to juniors on October 16, 2019. More specific information will be provided in the coming weeks.

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Big Sister/Little Sister Meeting

We will have a Big Sister/ Little Sister Gathering on Wednesday, September 25th, at 8:00 a.m. Thank you for continuing to support and encourage our Big Sister/Little Sister events, as they are created to foster sisterhood and inclusion among our Troubies. 

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Senior Chromebooks

Seniors can retain their Chromebooks. We will release all Chromebooks after Graduation. At that point, the graduates will need to follow the steps in this LINK to remove St. Francis restrictions.

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Where There Is Darkness Movie

Don’t miss the Sacramento Premiere Screening of the award-winning film “Where There Is Darkness” on September 23 at the Tower Theatre. Showtimes are at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. To purchase your tickets, click on the links below for the desired time. Click HERE for the link to the trailer and for more information about the film. Proceeds to benefit vocations through the Laboure Society.

For tickets for the 11:00 a.m. showing, click HERE.

For tickets for the 6:30 p.m. showing, click HERE.

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Principal’s Newsletter 9/13/19

Dear St. Francis Families,

I want to provide you with an additional reminder that tomorrow, September 14, 2019, is the date for this year’s Holy Bowl. This is an annual tradition in which we support almost five decades of respectful athletic competition between Jesuit High School and Christian Brothers High School.  It is a family event, and I welcome you all to attend with your daughter(s) to celebrate our Sacramento area Catholic high schools.

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Dean’s Message – Vaping Dangers

Vaping/Juuling = Hazards to your daughter’s health. 

This is an urgent epidemic that is causing severe illness and death in young people around the nation.  This past weekend, a young man from the Sacramento region was placed into a medically induced coma as a result of Vaping.  See local news report HERE.

Excerpts from a recent article in Kids Health Magazine:

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Guidance Parent Night – Junior, Sophomore and Freshmen Presentations

We had our Guidance Parent Evening on Wednesday, September 4th.  For those of you who were able to attend, we hope it was helpful. We have included the PowerPoint presentations. 

Feel free to contact your daughter’s counselor with any questions.

  • Class 2021 Joe Poggi
  • Class 2022 Lauren Williams
  • Class 2023  Nancy Doyle
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Athletic News – 9/06/19

ATHLETICS IMPORTANT DATES

  • Water Polo Booster Que, September 26, 2019 vs. Granite Bay, 7:00 p.m., Jesuit HS
  • Tennis Booster Que, October 3, 2019 vs. Sheldon, 4:00 p.m., Rio del Oro Racquet Club
  • Volleyball Booster Que, October 10, 2019 vs. Elk Grove, 4:00 p.m., St. Francis

VOLLEYBALL WINS HOLY COURT

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SFHS Booster Club Meeting
Tuesday, September 10

The SFHS Booster Club invites you to the September Booster Club Meeting next Tuesday, September 10 in the dining hall. Drinks and snacks will be offered at 5:45 p.m. The meeting starts promptly at 6:00 p.m.

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Get Involved- Revelry Volunteer Info Meeting

With the start of the new school year comes the start of some fun for all St. Francis Parents.

  • Do you like to dream up enchanting décor? 
  • Do you have a special knack for soliciting fabulous items to ‘sell’ at auction?
  • Do you have strong muscles for setting up or cleaning up props, dishes, and visions? (Hey, TONS of pedometer steps are in it for you!)
  • Does staging a decorative vignette or display get your creative juices flowing?
  • Do you enjoy meeting new people?
  • Would you like to earn your requisite parent volunteer hours doing something gratifying that benefits your daughters?

If you answered “YES! That’s me!” to any of the above, then the Revelry Committee wants YOU to come join US for some entertaining gala goings-on.

We are hosting two informational meetings about this year’s Revelry Gala, St Francis High School’s premier event. Come learn about the many different volunteer opportunities we offer. Earn your parent hours, while making new friends and having some communal fun!

  • Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m.:  We are serving wine and snacks at this meeting.
  • Thursday, September 19 at 8:15 a.m.:  We are serving coffee and snacks at this meeting.

Please RSVP for the meeting time you can make. We want to be sure to fuel your imaginations and excitement!  RSVP HERE

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Principal’s Newsletter 9/06/19

Dear St. Francis Families,

We have had a busy start to the school year. I’m happy to report that our Troubies are quickly acclimating to their daily routine. Some of the feelings of angst that may have been experienced initially should be subsiding. If they are not, please have your daughter/s reach out to the Guidance and/or Wellness Department. 

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Retreats

If you have a sophomore, junior or senior daughter, please take to speak with her to determine which retreat best fits into her schedule.  The Retreat dates for each grade level are below. Follow the direct link below and if you have any problems, please contact Mrs. Poarch at spoarch@stfrancishs.org.   Please be aware there is a fee of $50 to change or cancel your retreat date once you have registered.

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Big Sister – Little Sister Gathering
September 5 at 8:00 a.m.

The Big Sisters are hosting their Little Sisters at a gathering in the gym on September 5 at 8:00 a.m. This event will allow the Little Sisters time to continue to form bonds with their senior Big Sisters and their classmates, plus find out valuable information about Club Rush. There will also be a special little gift and doughnut holes for all who attend.

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2020 Career Day for all Students
Friday, March 13, 2020

Many of our Troubie Alumnae will be coming to campus on Friday, March 13th, to provide your daughters with an opportunity to learn more about their careers and to help your daughters to begin to build their professional networks. We want to make sure we have a strong representation of your daughter’s top career interests. Your daughter was sent a survey the week of August 28th. Please help us make it a great day for her by encouraging her to complete that survey. The survey was sent to her St. Francis email account.

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Grandparents’ Club

Join us Wednesday, September 18th, from 9:15-10:45 a.m., in the St. Francis Dining Hall. Come early at 9:00 a.m. for coffee and donuts social time!  Meeting discussion topics will include membership, upcoming events, family service hours, and more. Visit HERE to sign up and learn more about the Club. For additional information, contact Ann Gregory at agregory@stfrancishs.org or call 916-737-5016. Save September 23rd (A-L) and 24th (M-Z) for Meet-A-Parent/Grandparent for Lunch!

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Meet a Parent/Grandparent for Lunch

Meet a Parent/Grandparent for Lunch is THIS MONDAY, September 23rd from 11:15-11:55 a.m. (for last names A-L) , and Meet a Parent/Grandparent for Lunch is Tuesday, September 24th from11:15-11:55 a.m. (for last names M-Z) . Parents or Grandparents can sign in by the front entrance, and bring or buy lunch in the dining hall to eat with their daughter/granddaughter on campus on these days.

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Father Daughter Spirit Day
Friday, 9/27/19 at the Sac State Ropes Course

Father/Daughter Spirit Day is Friday, September 27th (it is a no class day) at the Sac State Ropes Course from 4:00-7:00 p.m., and includes dinner.  This event is a great way for fathers and daughters to spend time together, have some fun, and meet other great families of the SF community.  Registration will be available September 10th at 9:00 a.m., through the retreat registration link.  Cost is $80 a pair, and there is a limited number of spots.  This event fills up quickly, so get those forms in, and we promise you will not be disappointed!

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Resource Outreach: Top Ten Tips: How to Move from Compassion into Community
By: Joan Biller - Resource Specialist

  1. Compassion begins with  the ability to move beyond your perspective to the perspective of another. As you drive (are driven) to school, look at four persons along the route. Imagine experiencing their lives.
  2. Did you imagine suffering?  Chances are you did - suffering is a human condition. We have empathy for those in our community who suffer because we understand this state of being.
  3. Compassion is a different emotional state than empathy. Empathy is passive. Compassion is the desire to relieve the suffering of another.
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Weekly Wellness – Stress
By:  Chyrissee Lee & Kym Weinandy, SFHS Wellness Counselors

Welcome Back Troubie Parents. Everyone experiences stress. Stress is how the body handles life’s challenges. Chemicals are released to increase certain bodily processes and decrease others, so we can react quickly and effectively during dangerous or high-pressure situations. Sometimes being under stress can lead to good results for your child or teen, even if it makes them uncomfortable at the moment. For instance, cramming for a test can be stressful, but lead to a better grade. Or the stress of being down a few goals in a soccer game can cause a surge in performance to score more points.

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Epicurean Promotions for the Week

Epicurean will be selling Hawaiian BBQ plates in Serra court Thursday at lunch. Students can purchase their plate at the register, and then go through the servery outside. On Friday after school, house-made ice cream sandwiches will be available for purchase. View the flyers on the Related Links on the bottom right of the screen.

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Specific Parent Volunteer Needs

Parents’ Guild

The Parents’ Guild is requesting dessert donations for Back to School Night. Check the donation opportunities on MVP.  Please order directly from the links provided on MVP. $5 in spending = 1 service hour…only half of total hours may come from the donations category.  Order your donations by Tuesday, August 27th.

Boosters

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Additional Traffic Impact Due to Start of Schools

The first day of school for Sacramento State is on August 26th, and for Phoebe Hearst Elementary School, it is August 29th.  The start of school for both of these schools will impact traffic for a week or so, as drivers adjust to traffic flow in the general vicinity. Please allow extra time for possible delays.

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New Guidance Counselor for the Class of 2022

Lauren Williams recently moved to the Sacramento area from Cincinnati, Ohio, and she is thrilled to join the St. Francis community. Mrs. Williams completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati and graduate school at Xavier University in Ohio. After working as a college advisor and licensed school counselor at Saint Ursula Academy for the last 8 years, Lauren will now serve as the Class of 2022 Guidance Counselor at St.Francis. Mrs. Williams is married with 3 sons, ages 14, 12, and 5. She enjoys traveling, playing sand volleyball, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.

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Back to School Night Schedule – Thursday, 8/29/19

Parents: Please remember to ask your daughter to print off her schedule with the classes, blocks, and room numbers, and then give it to you for Back To School Night.  This is the perfect opportunity for you to chat with her about her classes as well.  Below is the schedule for the evening.  We hope to see you there.

5:00-5:40 p.m.    Reception in Serra Court

5:45-6:00 p.m.    Formal Welcome in the Gym

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Wine Donation Drop-Off at Back to School Night

Get a head start on your family Revelry Donations!  Come visit the Advancement table to drop off your wine donations.  We’ll be in Serra Court at Back to School Night on Thursday, August 29th! Bottles should have a value of at least $25 and will be used in our Silent Auction section at the Revelry Gala and Auction on March 7th, 2020. Parents can earn two (2) hours for each bottle with a value of $25 or more!  Provide your name at the table, and we’ll log your hours.

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Specific Parent Volunteer Needs – Theatre Build and Boosters

Theatre Set Build on Stage

Come to the theatre to help construct the set for our upcoming show!  Please wear long pants, shirts you don’t much care about, and closed-toe shoes. The work varies each Saturday, but overall it is your chance to be a part of the show.  We’ll do work such as carpentry, painting, prop making, lighting, and sewing.  

Come for a 2-hour minimum. Click HERE to sign up. Be sure to have your SFHS parent volunteer requirements (fingerprints and Safe Haven certification) completed before you arrive. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday 9/21/19. Any questions, please email Jeremy Toy at jtoy@stfrancishs.org.

SFHS Boosters

There are MVP opportunities for Volleyball Snack Bar on September 26, and also Water Polo Booster BBQ on September 26.  Click HERE to sign up.

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SFHS Christmas Tree Lane Models Wanted

Applications for this year’s Christmas Tree Lane are due August 28 and 29, during lunch in upper Serra Court. Completed apps will be numbered in the order received. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications may be found on the Jesuit website or via the link below.

Modeling questions, please contact Jen Peters (916) 996-6488, or email peterskj@winfirst.com

Application link HERE.  Christmas Tree Lane Flyer HERE.

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From the Dean’s Office

Please put your daughter’s name in her blazer, clothing, backpack, books, and lunch bag. It is especially important to etch her name into her hydroflask/water bottle.  Lost and found is already full of items, which will be donated every two weeks.  If there is a name on an item, we can get it back to your daughter. Thank you.

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Athletic News – 8/23/19

HOLY COURT TICKET INFORMATION

The annual Holy Court volleyball game vs. Christian Brothers will take place Tuesday, September 3 at CB.  Game times are 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Get your tickets fast as the games will sell out. Tickets are $7 with a $1 service charge.  Tickets go on sale for SF students and general public on Friday, August 23 at midnight. Click HERE for tickets.

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Frosh/Soph Dance Drop Off and Pick Up – Friday, 8/23/19

Dance Pick Up and Exit Routes - 8/23/19

We have a very exciting and large dance tonight, so it is critical that everyone knows and follows the traffic rules. Please CARPOOL!  We can’t emphasize this enough.

Both drop off and pick up tonight will be via the cell phone lot entrance.  The cell phone lot opens at 7:00 p.m., and will be open until after the dance ends. 

Drop off will be as normal at the gym, after being routed through the cell phone lot.   

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Parent Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking to fulfill your parent volunteer hours, click HERE to view available opportunities, and to sign up. There will be many opportunities available throughout the year for you to complete your parent hours.  Thank you for involving yourself in our St. Francis community.

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Today is the perfect day to share the love!

No matter how you first experienced St. Francis — whether as a student, parent, family member or friend, employee, employer of a St. Francis graduate or neighbor — you were changed for the better by that experience. 

We invite you to invest in the mission of St. Francis Catholic High School to continue making a difference in the lives of our Troubies and the larger community.  We also offer Planned Giving opportunities and gratefully accept Vehicle Donations and/or donations of Stocks and Securities.

St. Francis Catholic High School
Tax ID: #46-2101392

 

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Calling All Proud Grandparents!

For a limited time, we are offering apparel for all grandparents!  Orders can be placed online through this LINK and many colors are available! The title “Grandparent” will be embroidered below the St. Francis logo. All orders are due by Monday, September 2nd and will be available early October. Perfect holiday gifts!

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SMILE & Make Your Back-to-School Shopping Count!

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.

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Live Scan

A Live Scan station will be available in the staff dining hall for fingerprinting during Back To School Night from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  If you have not had your fingerprints done at a Diocesan school in the past, this is a convenient and easy way to get this MVP requirement taken care of.

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Frosh Soph Open Dance – The Big 80s Party

Frosh Soph Parents: Please share with your daughter.

  • Theme: The Big 80s Party
  • Date: August 23rd, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: St. Francis Dining Hall
  • Purchase your tickets HERE 

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with no admittance after 8:30 p.m. The dance ends at 10:00  p.m. with no exiting before 9:30 p.m.

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Attendance Procedures

Please call the attendance line before 8:00 a.m. on the day of the attendance issue. The number is (916) 737-5050. This is a 24-hour line, so you can call the night before.

The attendance line is used to communicate any absence to the school.  You can leave a message regarding late arrival, leaving early, or missing school altogether. 

 In order to insure that your daughter’s attendance is correctly entered, please call before 8:00 a.m. and speak clearly, spelling out her last name.

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Safe Driving Assembly on 8/28/19

The Impact Teen Drivers committee has been actively planning, developing, and delivering this safety awareness program to California students for several years. The program is partnered with the California Highway Patrol to deliver the teen safe driving message. This has been done through educational materials and presentations on teen safe driving, with emphasis on the dangers of distracted and reckless driving. 

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Safety Reminder from the Dean’s Office

This is an annual reminder that we have no formal extended care program at St. Francis. There is no direct supervision of students after school, and we ask that all students be picked up by 3:30 p.m. 

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Athletic News – 8/16/19

FALL ATHLETICS PARENT MEETINGS

The Athletics Fall Parent Meeting will be held at Tuesday, August 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the Gym for the sports of cross country, tennis, and volleyball. Water Polo and Golf will have separate parent meetings on Monday, August 26, at 6:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall.

ATHLETICS IMPORTANT DATES

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For Senior Parents

As we all know, students will be completing college applications in the coming months.  There will be a College Planning Night for senior parents on September 4th.

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Join Science Olympiad!

Science Olympiad is an academic team of 15 that competes in 23 events. Each team member competes with a partner in 3 events. We spend our year preparing for our regional competition in March. Events include build events such as Gravity Vehicle where a car goes down a ramp and stops on a spot and  study events in topics such as circuits, forensics, earth mapping, and fossils. Students get to dive deeper into topics that they may have studied in classes and some topics that don’t get taught at the high school level. LEARN MORE

Meetings are on Fridays from 3:15 to 4:30pm. Students are expected to study and work on their build event in between meetings also independently. There is also one required Saturday meeting per semester. Informational meetings will be held on Tuesdays Aug 20 and 27 at lunch in Room 343. Our first official meeting is Friday Sept 6 after school. If you have questions, email Mrs.MacDonald at jmacdonald@stfrancishs.org. Parents, If you have engineering or medical expertise that you could share and can make the Friday meetings, we would love to have you!

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Urgent Message from the Dean – Emergency Form Completion Required 

All parents must complete the Emergency Medical Authorization in Final Forms prior to the start of school on Tuesday, August 20.  Students will be unable to attend classes until the form in completed.  Click HERE for the link to Final forms. Please register with the email address you provided to the school.

If you need technical assistance, please contact Lori Ansell at lansell@stfrancishs.org.

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Booster Club Meeting
Wednesday, August 21st at 5:45 p.m. in the Dining Hall

Any interested parent is welcome to attend to the first Booster Club meeting of the year, which will be held on Wednesday, August 21 at 5:45 p.m. in the Dining Hall. All SFHS parents are automatically members of SFHS Booster Club. There is no additional cost. Typical meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Also, here is the link to our Parent Volunteer Progam - MVP

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Grandparents’ Club – First Meeting of the Year

Join us Tuesday, August 20th, from 9:15-10:45 a.m., in the St. Francis Dining Hall. Come early (9:00 a.m.) for coffee and donuts social time!  Meeting discussion topics will include membership, upcoming events, family service hours, and more.  All are welcome for a no-host lunch following the meeting at 11:15 a.m. at OBO’ Italian Table and Bar (3145 Folsom Boulevard, 95816). Visit HERE to sign up and learn more about the Club.

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Welcome Parents from Epicurean 2019-2020

Welcome from Epicurean, our café food vendor. Epicurean Group is the team behind the meals your daughter/s enjoy at St. Francis High School. Click HERE to learn about the nutritious meals Epicurean makes each day.

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SFHS Dads’ Club Kickoff Meeting – Thursday, August 15th

The first Dads’ Club meeting of the school year will take place on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in the St. Francis High School Dining Hall. Social time and dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m. At this first meeting, we will overview Dads’ Club and our plan for the 2019-2020 school year. After the meeting, Dads’ Club members will be on hand to share their experiences, explain how you may get involved, and answer any specific questions you might have.

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Back-to-School Fun for Parents!

We not only want your daughter excited to come back to school and re-engage with faculty, staff, and old friends, we want you to jump right back into the St. Francis community and reconnect with all the wonderful people that make this community so special.  Whether you’re a returning parent or a new parent that wants to jump in and meet new people, we have two great sign-up parties you will not want to miss:

Beautiful Lucchetti Ranch Vineyard Dinner: Saturday, August 17th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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A Message from the Parents’ Guild

Welcome back Troubie families!

Whether you’re returning for a final year with your Pearl or embarking on a new adventure with your freshman (mascot TBD), the community here at St. Francis welcomes you with open arms and open hearts. From athletics and arts to mathletes and ministry and everything in between, a great way to get connected is to join other parents with hearts to serve!

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​Guidance Parent Meetings – Wednesday, September 4th 

Freshmen – Class 2023 Guidance Parent Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday, September 4th
  • Location: Theatre
  • Time: 7:00 – 7:50 p.m.
  • Overview of the 2019-2020 Academic year, transcript, tutoring, testing, Naviance, and upcoming Guidance Department events.

Sophomore – Class 2022  Guidance Parent Meeting

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Costa Rica Trip – Spring Break 2020

Join classmates and teachers as we explore beautiful Costa Rica: the language, people, culture, and biodiversity.  This nine-day trip takes us to Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast, Arenal Volcano, and Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific Coast.  Activities include boat tours with a naturalist, zip lining, hikes to waterfalls, swimming in the ocean and natural thermal pools, seeing wildlife close-up, and interacting with local people.  While you will be immersed in Spanish, there is no language requirement and the trip is open to all students.

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Message for Freshmen & Transfer Parents

Freshmen and transfer students:  Unfortunately, blazers have not arrived as anticipated.  They are not required for formal dress until October.   Please follow us on social media (Instagram, Twitter, FB) for updates on arrival and distribution dates.  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

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Athletic News – 8/09/19

WATER POLO INTEREST MEETING

Head Coach, Emily Whalen, will hold an interest meeting for all levels of water polo following school on Thursday, August 15 at 3:15 p.m., in the Dining Room. The Zumo suit website is up and running for the returning athletes to order suits. Newcomers can try on samples at the interest meeting. Click HERE.

FALL ATHLETICS PARENT MEETINGS

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Volunteers Needed Now

Volunteers needed Monday, August 12, and Wednesday, August 14, to help with student ID cards. We need parents to help stick dismissal passes on the ID cards as these are being printed.  This job is simple, does not require lifting, and you can do it sitting down!  If you want to sign up for two shifts a day, you can get an easy 8 hours done.  However, you can volunteer for only one shift if that fits your schedule better.  Please sign up through MVP HERE.  

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Make Your Back-to-School 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.

Through Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your total purchase is donated to a designated nonprofit. On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Type in St. Francis High School in the charitable organization search and then select the school in Sacramento, CA (founded in 1940). The site will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. This will put a smile on your face and our faces!

eScrip

St. Francis participates in the eSrcip program.  Visit www.escrip.com and set up your account (select our school by School Name/Address, or School Id 6569209). Escrip has something for everyone from grocery, restaurants, entertainment and travel! Over 150 national retailers are contributing up to 20%! 

Other stores that provide a contribution

Don’t’ forget Rally’s, Nugget, Office Max and a variety of other local stores allow you to allocate donations to St. Francis Catholic High School.

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Fall Sports Tryout Information

Here is the information for the five St. Francis Fall Sports teams and their respective tryout information.  All student-athletes must have a physical on file with the Athletic Department and Final Forms Registration completed prior to the start of participation. Questions contact Assistant AD Steve Shaff at sshaff@stfrancishs.org or go to the St. Francis Athletics website GoTroubies.com for more information.

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Calling All Loretto , Mercy and Bishop Armstrong & Manogue Alumnae

St. Francis High School would like to include legacy families from all the Sacramento all-girls Catholic schools.

If a member of your family attended Loretto, Bishop Armstrong, Bishop Manogue, or Mercy and you have a current student at St. Francis, please update MaryAnne Kelly at mkelly@stfrancishs.org.

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Message from the Principal 7/16/19

Dear St. Francis Families,

Just as reminder that Back to School Night will be on Thursday, August 29th, which includes a formal welcome, reception, and class visits.  Meet your daughter’s teachers, and get an overview of each of her classes.  Program representatives will be in Serra Court during the reception time and during your daughter’s free block.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us! 

Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza
Principal

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Troubie Store Training
August 7, 2019 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and August 8 2018 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Do you love shopping and talking to people?  Volunteer your talents in the Troubie Store.  Attend the mandatory two-part classroom training on August 7th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and on August 8th from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.  You’ll get to try out your new skills working the register and helping customers.  It’s a lot of fun!  You’ll earn service hours for both training sessions. To sign up, email Mirjana Nikcevic at mnikcevic@stfrancishs.org.

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Student Emergency Card and Mandatory Forms

An email will be sent out to all current parents by end of July with access instructions for your daughter’s Emergency Card, which includes the mandatory electronic forms (Student-Parent Handbook Agreement, Confidentiality Agreement, Parent Volunteer Agreement, and Medical Release). Thank you to those parents who have already completed the emergency card and signed the forms.

If you have not received that email, please check your SPAM folder before contacting the school. If you’ve checked your SPAM folder and have still not received it, you can contact Lori Ansell at lansell@stfrancishs.org.

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Parking & Drop-off Protocol
Parent & Student Drivers, Please Read:

We ask that you familiarize yourselves with the regular school year drop off and pick up procedures. It is very important for everyone to read, study the maps and follow the  procedures. Morning will be similar to summer, however, all students must be dropped off after the brick wall closer to the gym.  The afternoon is a completely different traffic pattern, please review below.  Thank you for all of your assistance, Dean Cost

Afternoon pick up procedures

Please refer to the map below when reviewing the following instructions: 

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Gerwigs’ latest film coming to theaters soon!

Coming soon to a theater near you: SFHS Alumna, Greta Gerwig ‘02, brings Little Women to life on the big screen as only she can do! Another well directed and cast film, Gerwig has Saoirse Ronan playing the heroine Jo March; Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, and Eliza Scanlen playing the sisters; Laura Dern is Marmee, and Meryl Streep plays their forbidding, rich Aunt March. Timothée Chalamet (another Lady Bird carryover) plays heartthrob Laurie, the literal boy next door who develops an intense friendship with Jo.

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Olivia Nice (‘10) is returning to California to perform the lead in the musical ONCE

After almost a decade of performing around the world, SF Players alumna Olivia Nice (‘10) is returning to California to perform the lead in the musical ONCE, playing at the 42nd St Moon Gateway Theater from June 12-June 30th, 2019. She has been playing this role around the nation for over a year now, picking up a BroadwayWorld nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical and a win for Best Female Performance of the Year from Ashland, OR Sneak Preview Magazine.

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Changes to the AP Exam

The College Board has made significant changes to the AP exam registration process.  Students will now register online in early fall.  Students will also have access to free AP resources to assist them in exam preparation.  More details will be going out to AP students in August.  For more information on the College Board’s changes, click HERE.

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Athletic News – 5/24/19

St. Francis Sports Physical Night – Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:00-8:00 p.m.

St. Francis will be hosting Sports Physical Night for the 2019-20 school year on June 5, with registration starting at 5:00 p.m.  The cost of the physical is $25 per student. It is payable with credit card or check or can be prepaid online. If you have been grandfathered in as a lifetime Booster member, your physical is free if you present your membership card.

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Did You Forget To Sell Back Your Books?

Don’t worry, MBS will take “Guaranteed Buyback” books for the next two weeks.  Just log into your MBS account on the school’s website, and get a sell-back quote.  MBS will provide you with a prepaid label and you can take your books to any UPS store.

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Urgent Donation Opportunities Available in MVP

Get a head start on your volunteer hours for the 19-20 school year!

Snack & canned water donations immediately needed for Shelter in Place kits. 
Log in to MVP to view the opportunities under the “Donations” category. 

These items are needed by Tuesday, May 28th, so please place orders accordingly with Memorial Day.

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Enter to Win a Leslie Hackard Art Piece

Enter to win a custom Leslie Hackard One-of-a-Kind Painting – Raffle Tickets available HERE or at Senior Family Reception.

“This pop art piece is vibrant and fun just like the class of 2019’s journey through high school. Not everything is always precise and on point, much like the way I depicted the target image, but the ultimate goal is to embark on your journey with a focus on your dreams.” A great gift for a graduating senior or fan of Leslie Hackard.  This beautiful piece will be raffled off after the Senior Family Reception on May 21, 2019.  Raffle tickets are just $25, purchase HERE.

  • Stay on Target, Class of ‘19!  
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 36 x 36
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Athletic News – 5/17/19

Student-Athletes Recognized as Booster Club Announces Annual Awards

Seniors, Elise Urkov and Patricia Sweeney, were honored as the Booster Club Scholar-Athletes of the Year, while Myra Anwar and Jade Borg received the Booster Club Leadership Award.

Read the release and complete list of student-athletes recognized at the Awards Ceremony, click HERE.

20 Troubadours Earn All-City Recognition from SportStars and RiverCats

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Donation Opportunities Available in MVP

Get a head start on your volunteer hours for the 2019-2020 school year!

Snack donations currently needed for Shelter in Place kits.

Please only order snacks through the links provided, and follow the shipping instructions carefully.

Every $5 spent = 1 hour. Only half of the total required hours may be from the donation category. Please contact Chloe Leavitt at volunteerhours@stfrancishs.org with any questions.

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Graduation

Graduation is Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Memorial Auditorium. 

Graduation gowns/caps will be distributed on Tuesday, May 21st, between 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the main entrance of the school. 

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 to the students immediately following Baccalaureate Mass. 

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 2019-20 Carpool Interest Form

If you are looking for a carpool next year, please follow the 2019-2020 Carpool Interest Form link HERE. On this link, you can indicate your needs. If you already have a carpool and have room for one or two more students, you can indicate that on the link as well. We will be organizing the responses by zip code. We will send out the results of the carpool list within the first week of June. Please reach out to Admissions at admissions@stfrancishs.org if you have any specific questions.

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A Message From Guidance

This is a reminder of the change to the Schedule Change Policy for the 2019-2020 school year.  

Students will not have the opportunity for schedule corrections this summer as there has been in the past.

It is important that you review, with your daughter, her course requests in PowerSchool.  If you find an error or if she is questioning her current requests, please have your daughter contact her Guidance Counselor by May 22nd.

Once the final schedules are created, this will be the schedule your daughter is committed to.

Schedules will still be mailed at the end of June.

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Used Uniform Sale
May 29, 2019, from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

The used uniform sale will be held at St. Francis Catholic High School, just inside the main gate, on May 29, 2019, from 4:30-6:00 p.m.  There will be NO early-bird sales.

Please bring cash or checks. We will not accept payment cards.

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Clearance Cards – Reminder from the Business Office

Clearance Cards are required for students to take their semester final exams. On Thursday, May 2nd, Clearance Cards were distributed to the students in Homeroom. If your daughter has not received her Clearance Card, it may be due to unresolved items such as:

  • A negative balance in the cafeteria – student’s responsibility
  • An overdue book from the Library – student’s responsibility
  • Athletic uniforms not returned – student’s responsibility
  • Detentions that have not been served – student’s responsibility
  • Outstanding tuition – parents’ responsibility 
  • Unpaid returned checks – parents’ responsibility 

Please ask your daughter if she received a Clearance Card. If not, encourage her to handle any of the above issues so that her clearance card can be released.

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Book Buy Back

Are you looking to have your daughter sell back her books from this year or last? Don’t forget the on-campus MBS BuyBack event on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 in the Dining Hall from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Even if you didn’t buy your books from our online bookstore, you may still be able to get money back.  Additional information can be found HERE.

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Athletic News – 5/10/19

St. Francis Sports Physical Night – Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:00-8:00 p.m.

St. Francis will be hosting Sports Physical Night for the 2019-20 school year on June 5, with registration starting at 5:00 p.m.  The cost of the physical is $25 per student. It is payable with credit card, check, or prepaid online. If you have been grandfathered in as a lifetime Booster member, your physical is free if you present your membership card.