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St. Francis Safe and Sober Grad Night 2020 – Disneyland

UPDATE 4-21-20 We regret to inform you that due to Covid-19 the SFHS Safe and Sober Grad Night trip to Disneyland has been cancelled. Families that have already made a payment will be receiving an email from the Director of Student Activities, Cassy McGreevy, with information about refunds.We are sorry for the loss of this experience for our Seniors and wish you all well!

Join us for a fun-filled trip to Disneyland with your Troubie sisters to celebrate Graduation.

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Parent Service Hours Information and Requirements for 2020-2021 School Year

Why we have parent service hours.

Parent volunteers are an essential part of the St. Francis Catholic High School community. Volunteers are needed throughout the year for many events, including Admissions, Advancement, Academics, Arts, and Athletic events, as well as administrative tasks. St. Francis offers parents a multitude of opportunities to participate in the life of the school, working alongside faculty, staff, and other committed parents for the good of our students and school. 

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The Flu and Other Contagious Diseases

If your daughter is exhibiting any signs of the standard flu, mono, or strep, please keep her home (mono/strep will need a doctor’s note to return to school). Students who fail to stay home may cause the spread of illnesses to other students, thus creating a bigger pool of infected students.  Students that come to school sick do not do well in classes or on tests, and they may potentially harm their grades. All students who report they are ill will be immediately sent home.  

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Athletic News – 2/28/90

ATHLETICS UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

  • Diving Cap Ceremony, March 2, 6:00 p.m., Capital Divers
  • Swimming Cap Ceremony, March 5, 6:00 p.m., Dining Hall
  • Swimming/Track & Field Booster Que, March 11, Jesuit HS

Soccer Advances to Section Finals – Playing Ponderosa on Saturday at Noon.

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Principal’s Newsletter 2/28/20

Dear St. Francis Families,

Our philosophy as a Catholic preparatory school is based on our belief in God and our commitment to the values of the Catholic Faith.  Inherent in this philosophy is the development of our young women to become a force for “peace and goodness.”  

It was a pleasure seeing parents and grandparents at our Ash Wednesday Mass this past Wednesday, helping our Troubies enter Lent in the proper spirit. As we end the month of February, we look ahead to the coming weeks of the Lenten Season.

In preparation for the Lenten Season, I leave you with this closing prayer:

Dear God, you sent your Son, Jesus, into the world that we might always enjoy your peace. Give us the strength to live as your children and to be makers of peace and unity. Grant that all people might put aside their differences and seek the unity of your Kingdom. We make this prayer to you in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza
Principal

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Course Registration 2020-2021 – Monday, March 2nd – Friday 6th

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are required to enter their course selections the week of March 2nd- 6th for the 2020-2021 school year in PowerSchool, using the parent/student portal . Once your daughter has entered all her course selections in PowerSchool, she has been instructed to bring in the course request form with the parent signature to the Guidance office March 10th through 12th for course verification.  A detailed email was sent this week to each student from her class counselor explaining the process.

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Service Hours

There are a number of service logs and related emails still pending. The deadline is tomorrow, Friday. We ask for your patience as questions are answered, and problems are resolved in the order they were received. Most questions can be answered in the email that Ms. Villanueva sent on Sunday.  If you are not likely to meet the requirement by the deadline, the timeline for contracts is also in her email. Please refer to the email for the times she’s available for drop ins. 

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Friday Schedule/Assembly

Remember that tomorrow, Friday, February 28th, is a regular start Schedule 5. Mr. Thomas Awiapo will join us for an assembly about the CRS Rice Bowl program. Thomas is also the person who helped us establish our sister school relationship and guided our group on November’s trip to Ghana.

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Lent Shirts

If you did not pick up your Lent Shirt yesterday after Mass in Serra Court, you may do so today during lunch in the CLC. Students will sign that they have received their shirt; therefore, students may only pick up their own shirt. Students who wear this year’s shirt on Fridays during Lent can go straight to the front of the line. Thank you to everyone who ordered a shirt, proceeds from this sale benefit CRS Rice Bowl. 

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Career Day Survey: Complete by Friday, 2/28/20!

All students need to complete the Career Day survey by this Friday,2/28/20!

We are excited to welcome more than 65 alumnae back to campus for the first annual St. Francis
Career Day on Friday, March 13, 2020! 

All students must complete the Career Day Survey identifying their top five (5) choices for a
career session to participate in. You will be assigned to two (2) sessions, and you will receive notification the week of the event. You must attend the sessions you are assigned to.

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Message from the Principal 2/26/20

Dear Parents,

I am writing to inform you of an upcoming staffing change in your daughter’s Theology class.

Mr. and Mrs. Williams recently welcomed a new member to their family. They will be taking some time to bond with their baby girl.  Mrs. Williams will be on maternity leave from her teaching duties for most of the spring semester but hopes to return sometime in late May.  Mr. Williams will be out for approximately three weeks and will resume his teaching duties once he returns from paternity leave. We are excited for Mr. and Mrs. Williams, and we wish them well as they adjust to having a new baby in their household.

In light of Mr. and Mrs. Williams’ paternity/maternity leave, we have interviewed and secured two highly-qualified long-term substitute, Mrs. Vivian Nabuule, who holds a Master of Divinity from Santa Clara’s Jesuit School of Theology.  She will be covering for Mrs. Williams, and we know she will do an excellent job.

Mrs. Heeyang Hong will be covering for Mr. Williams, and she also holds a Master of Theology from Santa Clara’s Jesuit School of Theology.  She has experience in the classroom, and she has substituted at Jesuit High School as well. 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly.

Sincerely, 

 

 

Elias Mendoza
Principal

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Athletic News – 2/21/20

ATHLETICS UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

  • Lacrosse Jersey Ceremony, February 24, 6:30 p.m., CLC/Room 300
  • Track and Field Jersey Ceremony, February 26, 6:00 p.m., Jesuit HS
  • JV Softball Jersey Ceremony, February 27, 6:00 p.m., CLC
  • Diving Cap Ceremony, March 2, TBA, Capital Divers
  • Swimming Cap Ceremony, March 5, 6:00 p.m., Dining Hall

SPRING SPORTS ADIDAS STUDENT PARENTS SALES

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Junior Parents – ACT Information

Junior Parents:

This is a reminder that your daughter will be taking the ACT with Writing on, Tuesday, February 25th, from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Grades 9,10, and 12 will not attend classes on February 25th. 

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Silent Auction Packaging Needed

We are looking for donations of cellophane, new baskets, and new trays. Please visit MVP HERE to sign up, and donate. Your donations may be delivered to the front office ASAP until Friday, February 28th. For more information, please contact Linda Brida, Special Events Associate at lbrida@stfrancishs.org

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“The Music Man” – Postponed

“The Music Man” is postponed. If you are a ticket holder, you will be given first chance of choosing your dates and seats on the new date. Our actors are staying tuned and excited to perform for big, enthusiastic audiences.

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Christian Service Hours Due February 28, 2020

All student service hours must be served and logged by February 28th. For students to receive service credit in their MobileServe record, they must volunteer at an approved, non-profit organization (501c(3)). If a student decides to work at an organization not on the pre-approved list, she must receive clearance from the Campus Minister for Christian Service prior to serving.

As a reminder, weekly service opportunities are emailed to students. If your Troubie is having a difficult time finding ways to serve, please encourage her to check her email or stop by the CLC. 

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Principal’s Newsletter 2/21/20

Dear St. Francis Families,

This was a short week. It’s hard to believe that we are quickly approaching the end of February, along with the end of the 3rd Quarter on March 6th. We are cognizant that this time of year brings some added stress, as Christian Service hours are due on Friday, February 28th. Please reassure your daughter that there is still time to improve her overall grade/s, and that meeting with teachers now is better than waiting until the end of the semester.  

Also, I would like to remind our sophomore families that this Sunday, February 23rd, is our Sophomore Family Mass.  We prepare our Class of 2022 for the transition to junior year, as they participate in the ceremonial blessing of their pins and/or rings. I look forward to seeing you all there!

Lastly, I have an important reminder for our current junior families.  This coming Tuesday, February 25th, your daughter will be taking the ACT with writing from approximately 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

In order for us to begin the examination on time, it is imperative that your daughter be on campus no later than 7:45 a.m.  Please remember that due to testing security, we will require that all cell phones, smart watches, and other digital devices be turned off until the examination is over. 

Due to the ACT examination, 9th, 10th, and 12th graders will not attend classes on February 25th. 

May God continue to bless your daughters and give them courage to be a force of Pax et Bonum here at St. Francis, and wherever else He may call them to be. 

Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza
Principal

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Ash Wednesday Mass – February 26

Our Ash Wednesday Mass and distribution of Ashes is next Wednesday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m. in the gym. Guests are always welcome to attend our Masses. Please allow sufficient time to park, and be sure to check in at the front office, as this is one of the more popular Masses. We will also have a collection benefiting our sister school in Jirapa, Ghana.  Thank you for your support.