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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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Troubie Connect- Boston Edition

While you carry a piece of St. Francis Catholic High School with you always, we carry our alumnae in our hearts and prayers always. And there’s nothing we like more than connecting with alumnae near and far.

We’re bringing a taste of St. Francis to Boston this summer. Come and spend some time with SFHS President, Theresa Rodgers, and Director of Advancement, MaryAnne Kelly P ’09, for a hosted reception on:

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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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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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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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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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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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Class of 2019 Chromebooks

The Class of 2019 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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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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 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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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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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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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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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.

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Summer School and Summer Reading Bookstores Are Open!

The Summer School and Summer Reading bookstores can be found HERE.  St. Francis partners with MBS for our online bookstore, but remember that you can purchase books from any site, just make sure the ISBN is exactly the same.  Also, please note that some books must be purchased new.  All details can be found in our online bookstore.  Books for the 2019-2020 school year will be available online in early July.

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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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Schedule Change – May 16 (Early Release)

There is a schedule change for May 16th.  It will be an early release day.  The schedule is as follows:

E – 8:00-9:10
F – 9:15-10:25
Break – 10:25-10:40
G – 10:40-11:50
Lunch – 11:50-12:30
H – 12:35-1:45

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Tickets Junior Prom & Senior Ball

Juniors

Junior Prom tickets on sale HERE 
Theme: A Night on Cloud 9
Date: May 10th
Time: 7:00 – 11 00 pm
Place: Haggin Oaks Golf Course
Guest Passes Here

 

Seniors

Senior Ball tickets on sale HERE  
Theme: Under the Stars
Date: May 11th
Time: 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Place: Haggin Oaks Golf Course
Guest Passes Here

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Athletic News – 5/03/19

Get an early start on your 2019-20 parent hours!  Volunteers needed to help out at Sports Physical Night (6/5/19). Check out links below:

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SFHS Dads’ Club Meeting
Thursday, May 16th, Dining Hall

The May Dads’ Club meeting will be held on Thursday, May 16th, 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. Please join us as we celebrate our last meeting of the 2018-2019 school year, and prepare for 2019-2020! Please know grandparents and single moms are always welcome to join us at our Dad’s Club meetings and events. 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 16th!

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Baccalaureate Mass
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - Prelude at 4:30 p.m., Mass at 5:30 p.m.

The Class of 2019 and their families are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass on the eve of their graduation. The Baccalaureate Mass (Mass of Thanksgiving) is the first of two ceremonies that make up the graduation experience from St. Francis Catholic High School. The Class of 2019 will process into the transformed SFHS gym in their graduation gowns (no caps). Students may place an item at the base of the altar which represents their time at St. Francis (sports, drama, dance, service, retreats, clubs, etc.). The seniors will sign up, in advance, for the item they wish to present at the altar.  

The Mass is open to people of all faiths. You are encouraged to come early. The doors open at 4:15 p.m. with senior prelude performances starting at 4:30 p.m. and Mass begins at 5:30 p.m.

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Eucharistic Adoration

On Thursday, May 9th, throughout the entire school day, we will have Eucharistic Adoration take place in the SFHS Chapel. As we live out the Easter Season, think about spending some quiet time in prayer with the Blessed Sacrament. Please check in at the front office prior to heading to the chapel.

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Booster Club – Volunteer Hours Available

If you want to get a jump on your parent volunteer hours for the 2019-2020 school year, then check out the opportunities just posted on MVP under “Athletics/Booster Club.” Lots of volunteer slots are available for Sports Physical Night on Wednesday, June 5, including set-up on June 4 (the day before the event), clinical helpers (MDs and RNs to administer testing and physicals), non-clinical helpers (to check-in athletes, process payments, etc.), ice cream servers (Leatherby’s for everyone!), and break down/clean-up (after the event).

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Senior Painted Parking Spots

Senior Parents – Please share with your daughter.

This is a reminder that if you purchased a senior painted spot, it needs to be completely painted over no later than May 11 (you will need to provide the black exterior house paint). Please make sure not to get paint on white border lines. If the space is not painted by the end of the day on May11, there is an additional $100 fee to be paid.  Many students last year chose to do it after 3:30 p.m. (less traffic). It takes approximately 15 minutes to cover the area completely.  Please put it on your calendar.  Thank you, Mrs. Cost

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AP Exams -May 6 – 17, 2019

AP Exams began on Monday, May 6th, and will run throughout Friday, May 17th. If your daughter is signed up to take an AP Exam, please encourage her to check the schedule so she knows the date, time, and location of her exams. A copy of the attached schedule has been emailed to your daughter. Your daughter is also encouraged to check her Troubiemail daily for exam details and any changes that may occur. AP scores are generally available in July, and your daughter has been told the steps required in order to access her scores on-line. If you have any questions regarding AP Testing, please call the Guidance Office directly. We’ll be glad to help, and we wish your daughter the best.

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Arts Recognition Ceremony
May 15, 8:00 a.m. on the Theatre Stage

This award ceremony honors those seniors who have committed to majoring in the arts in college. This year, the students from SF are majoring in Dance, Technical Theatre, Film and Television Productions, Theatre, Acting, Musical Theatre, Music Industries, Design, and Music Business. Meet the students, and hear their stories during this 45-minutes recognition. Families, friends, and instructors are invited to attend.  Continental breakfast will be offered for all attendees. There is no ticket or entrance fee.

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Athletic News – 4/12/19

Spring Signing Day Event on Wednesday, April 17

Come support your Troubie sisters at the Spring Signing Day event on Wednesday, April 17, at 8:30 a.m.

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Junior Prom/Senior Ball Dance Dress Rules

Dance attire rules for Junior Prom and Senior Ball:

  • Girls should wear semi-formal dresses to Senior Ball.  
  • Dresses must be no more than three (3) inches above the knee.
  • Girls may wear a strapless dress; however, no skin may be exposed on the stomach, back or chest. 
  • The male dates for semi-formal dances should wear dress shirts, dress pants, or Docker-style pants.
  • The male date for formal dances could wear a tuxedo or a suit and tie.
  • All other rules as stated under open dance dress code will be enforced.
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See the Final Presentation on the SFHS Master Plan on May 10

As you know, St. Francis embarked on a master planning process last fall. Current parents and our alumnae community were sent a survey to weigh in and share their thoughts about the needs and the vision for our school. The feedback was reviewed, along with input from the administration, faculty and staff. A thorough assessment of all the existing facilities was completed as part of the process.

The architects that led us through this process, Habeeb and Associates, will be returning to campus on Friday, May 10th, to present an overview of their findings and recommendations.  We invite the entire St. Francis community to participate in this presentation and discussion about the vision for our future.

Please join the St. Francis Administration and our master planning architects on Friday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall. Please RSVP here.

While it’s always great to be an SF Troubadour, it’s particularly exciting now as we plan for the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s Troubies. We look forward to seeing you on the 10th! 

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Message from the Dean of Students

Dear Parents,

As we enter the final weeks of classes, your daughter/s may need extra help both at home and at school.  We know this can be a busy time, so we are asking you to help us to help your daughter. If you don’t know where to start, simply ask her about her projects and assignments, and if she is preparing for the fast pace that the last month of school naturally brings. Does she have a plan on how to study and complete all of her coursework?  She may be feeling inundated, especially if she has put off assignments or projects. You can remind her that she doesn’t need to pull all nighters. She needs good food, good sleep, limited electronics time, and a good success plan to get her through.  Please let her know that our teachers, guidance counselors, and wellness personnel are here to help and support her.  Attached is a letter I recently sent to the students as a simple reminder (concerning academic honesty). You may find the information helpful. If there is anything we can do to help you, please let us know. 

Many blessings for you and your family. – Mrs. Cost

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Clearance Cards – Reminder from the Business Office

On Thursday, May 2, 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. If you have a past due balance, please contact Michael Gallo at mgallo@stfrancishs.org or (916) 737-5042. The status of your account could also affect your daughter receiving her semester report card. Additionally, the following unresolved items will also delay your daughter receiving her clearance card:

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

Hello! My name is Katherine Sheahon and I am a senior at St. Francis High School. I have been part of the Choral Program since my freshman year. As a part of the Honors Chamber course, I record and post videos and photos of choral rehearsals and performances on the SFHS social media pages. The short questionnaire, linked below, is to learn how aware our community is of our Choral Arts program prior to August 2018 as compared to now. If you have some spare time, please consider filling it out.  Click Here to Complete

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Resource Outreach: Top 10 Tips to Increase Reading Comprehension, Part I

Preface: if your daughter is reading for comprehension, she will be tested. There are two categories of reading for exams: literature and textbook. Your daughter should alter the way she reads according to the type of test she will take. This outreach focuses on strategies to use when reading literature. Please share this article with your daughter.

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Jesuit’s UC College Information Night & Fair

Jesuit will be hosting a UC College Information Night + Fair for junior families on April 17, 2019.  There will be a presentation at 6:00 p.m., followed by a mini fair.  Your daughter was sent a flyer with more information.  We realize it’s spring break, but if your family is around that week, feel free to attend!

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SFHS Dads’ Club Meeting
Thursday, April 11th, Dining Hall

The April Dads’ Club meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11th, 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 special guest speaker will be St. Francis Athletic Director, Mark McGreevy. Please join us for an interesting update and conversation led by our good friend, Mark! Please know grandparents and single moms are always welcome to join us at our Dads’ Club meetings and events. 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 11th!

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Athletic News – 4/05/19

Sports Physical Final Forms Notifications

Many of you have received a 60-day expiration notice for your daughter’s physical. This is a reminder that physicals must be completed yearly, and most will expire on June 1st (at the end of this school year). There’s good news though. June 5 will be Sports Physical Night on campus for the 2019-20 school year. Take this opportunity to save the date for this event. We will have more information released just after spring break. 

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Make Your Shopping Count at Amazon, Escrip, and Other Stores!

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 you do on Amazon.com.

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Athletic News – 3/29/19

Lacrosse’s, Sophia Gorona, Named the GoTroubies.com Athlete of the Week

Sophomore lacrosse player, Sophia Gorona, was named the GoTroubies.com Athlete of the Week for the week of March 17-23, 2019. Read the complete release HERE.

Volleyball Open Gym Information

Volleyball Open Gym is open to all St. Francis High School students.  Students must have a current 2019-20 St. Francis High School Physical Form on file and have Final Forms registration updated or completed with the Athletic Department in order to participate. For a list of complete dates, click HERE.

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End-of-Year Grandparents’ Club Meeting
Thursday, April 4th from 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Please join us Thursday, April 4th from 9:00-10:30 a.m. for the End-of-Year Grandparents’ Club Meeting!  Following this meeting is Meet-a-Parent/Grandparent for Lunch starting at 11:15 a.m.  Don’t miss this special opportunity to have lunch with your granddaughter on campus.  Please sign in at the front entrance, and you may bring lunch or purchase food in the dining hall.  Spread the word, and invite other grandparents of current students to join! 

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Booster Club Meeting
Tuesday, April 9 at 5:45 p.m. in the old faculty lounge (next to the old cafe)

Looking for a fun way to get your hours, support our Troubie athletes, and boost the spirit of our school? Then join us at our next Booster Club Meeting this Tuesday, April 9 at 5:45 p.m. in the old faculty lounge (next to the old caf). We are now accepting nominations for three of our board seats: President, Vice-President, and Secretary. Whether it’s hosting Booster BBQs for each sport, handing out ice cream, or helping with special school events like Freshmen Registration Night and Sports Physical Night, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved! For more information, contact Karen Perkins at (916) 212-0549 or email ”boosters@stfrancishs.org.”

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Last Minute Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Art & Theater Events

  • 2019 Spring Play – Strike the Set – Double Hours! – March 31, 8:00 a.m. – 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

  • 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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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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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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Athletic News – 3/15/19

St. Francis Leads Girls Delta River League and Commissioner Cup Standings

The St. Francis athletics department leads the Delta League All-Sports and Sac-Joaquin Section Commissioner’s Cup Standings after the Winter Sports schedule. Read the complete release HERE.

Swimming’s, Victoria Cao, and Track and Field’s, Reyna Johnson, are the GoTroubies.com Athletes of the Week

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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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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; $5 for each additional daughter, aunt, grandma, or guest.
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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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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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Spring Play – “Quilters” & Arts Recognition Ceremony

"Quilters"

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 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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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 HEREApplication due April 15th by 11:59 pm. 

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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” 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, to 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Accessible Seating Needs – Deadline Extended

If you require accessible seating for a member of your family, please complete the attached form HERE no later than Wednesday, May 15th. 2019. If you have additional questions, please contact Dyan Cwynar at 916.737.5076. Each individual requiring accessible seating may have one guest 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 

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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. 

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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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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Parent Opportunities in the Arts

Take Down Set for “Quilters” on Stage

Come to the theatre to help take down the set. Wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and closed-toe shoes. The work varies each Saturday, but overall it is construction work such as carpentry, painting, and cleaning. 

Come for a 2-hour minimum. Sign up on MVP HERE. Be sure to have your SFHS parent volunteer requirements (fingerprints and Safe Haven certification) completed before you arrive.

  • 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • March 31- Taking down the set from the play

Click HERE to sign up on MVP.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Troubie Latin Camp

This is a co-ed week-long camp for students interested in Latin and classical culture. Led by Dr. Briggs and students in the St. Francis Latin program, participants will have fun learning basic Latin phrases, the foundations of Latin grammar, Roman history, mythology, and interesting ways in which Latin continues to affect our modern world. We will learn about how Latin has given us many of the words in English and in the romance languages, such as Spanish. We will also use games and hands on activities. When we learn about food, students will taste some of the foods of ancient Rome. When we learn about the Roman military, students will be able to test catapults. This camp is open to rising 6th -8th graders. No prior Latin experience is required, just an eagerness to learn and an interest in the ancient world.

For any questions email: Dr Brian Briggs (bbriggs@stfrancishs.org)

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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