Homeroom Announcements 10/10/19

News

Blazer Distribution for Freshmen & Transfer Students

Thank you for your patience.  The blazers have finally arrived!  If you ordered a blazer, we will be distributing them to students in the gym foyer immediately following PSAT tests on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

  • Transfer Students:  Please pick up from the Troubie Store on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Blazers ARE REQUIRED for All Saints Day Mass on Friday,  November 1, 2019


The Tempest

Get your tickets for “The Tempest” now! It’s a play about magic, betrayal, love and forgiveness. Show opens Friday, October18th. Only 5 performances! General seating, no reserved seats.

  • Cheap tickets for students! Buy at the door or online!

We Need You!

Join the Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change at the High School Student Climate Change Summit. 

West Sacramento Mayor Cabaldon and Sacramento Mayor Steinberg invite you to share your vision of what a sustainable future looks like. Learn how climate change is affecting your community, meet high school students from the region, and brainstorm actions you can take to reach the mayors’ goal of carbon zero by 2045!

Participation is free and lunch will be provided. Students must register at this link to attend the event (youthclimatesummit.eventbrite.com).

  • Date: October 19, 2019
  • Location: River City High School, 1 Raider Lane, West Sacramento

For more information see Mrs. Benson or Mr. Arns and visit https://www.lgc.org/climatecommission/.


The SELFe Event returns on Sunday, October 20th

Last year’s inaugural SELFe Event featuring Rachel Hollis was a huge hit and many Troubies got to experience it firsthand.  (Enjoy this 15-second recap video). That’s why we want you to join us for this year’s SELFe Event featuring nationally renowned author, speaker and life coach, Valorie Burton

Join your fellow Troubies on Sunday, October 20th for a great afternoon of shopping, dining and listening to Valorie as she shares tips to help you be more resilient, curb stress, and create time for the things that really matter. Grab your Mom, aunt or other special women to join you and your friends.

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

Current St. Francis students receive half off the ticket price (that’s a $25 savings!).  Enter the code SFHSStudent and hit the apply button to receive your discount.


**CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS**

Freshmen

Freshmen – you are taking the PSAT 8/9 next Wednesday, October 16th

Students will begin testing at 8:00 am and will be released at approximately 11:30 pm. 

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

On test day, students should bring:

  •  Student ID Card
  •  Two No. 2 pencils
  • Approved calculator (one you use in your math class)

Students may be in different rooms than their homerooms.  Check your emails regarding where to report on test day. 

Breakfast: Hot breakfast choices

Lunch: Chicken Burrito Bowl with all the fixings for $5.75, Hot and Cold Grab n Go’s. 


Sophomores

Sophomores – you are taking PreACT next Wednesday, October 16th

Students will begin testing at 8:00 am and will be released at approximately 12:30 pm.

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

On test day, students should bring:

  • Student ID Card
  • Two No. 2 pencils
  • Approved calculator (one you use in your math class)

Students may be in different rooms than their homerooms.  Check your emails regarding where to report on test day. 

Breakfast: Hot breakfast choices

Lunch: Chicken Burrito Bowl with all the fixings for $5.75, Hot and Cold Grab n Go’s.


Juniors 

Juniors – you are taking the PSAT next Wednesday, October 16th

Students will begin testing at 8:00 am and will be released at approximately noon.

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

You need know the college email you have created so that you can write it on your testing paperwork on that day.

On test day, students should bring:

  • Student ID Card
  • Two No. 2 pencils
  • College Email Address they created (not required for PSAT 8/9).  They will digitally receive their PSAT results via this email. 
  • An approved calculator (see page 31,32 of the Student Guide which was provided to you in homeroom). 
  • Electronic version of the Student Guide:

Students may be in different rooms than their homerooms.  Check your emails regarding where to report on test day. 

Breakfast: Hot breakfast choices, Lunch: Chicken Burrito Bowl with all the fixings for $5.75, Hot and Cold Grab n Go’s. 


Junior Retreat 

Junior Retreat is a great way to get away and spend some time in reflection and have some fun with your fellow classmates.  Junior is one extra day longer, than Sophomore, there is free time during the retreat and you do not want to miss out on this experience.  Juniors, if you are thinking about Kairos in the spring, please make sure to sign up for a Junior retreat. Those girls will get priority.  Registration is available online through the link below or the one sent to your Troubiemail. https://stfrancisretreats.campbrainregistration.com/


Seniors

College Apps/Essays 

Next Wednesday (October 16th) you have the opportunity to come to Guidance to work on your college applications and essays (while underclassmen are testing).  We will have Mrs. Ferrara and Mrs. Harrity from the English department here to help you edit and craft your personal statements.  Guidance will be open from 8:30 to 11:00.


Fall National Signing Day Celebration

We are making preparations for the Fall Signing Day event to be held on campus next month. It will be held in the CLC on Wednesday, November 13 at 8:30 a.m. This day coincides with the early signing date of the National Letter of Intent program (offered to prospects that will receive an athletics scholarship from an NCAA Division I or II institution) and includes all sports. We will recognize all college commitments (Walk-ons, Ivy League schools) not just scholarship-offered student-athletes. If you plan to accept an offer to participate in collegiate athletics, at any level and in any sport, we are interested in including you in this event. Please see Mr. Shaff in the athletics department to confirm your participation.

We understand that some prospects have yet to come to an agreement with a school and/or have yet to decide where to commit. We will hold an identical event with the late signing date in April.

If you are interested in participating, please confirm with Mr. Shaff your intent.


Graduation Information: 

Senior Portraits: If you have not yet taken your senior portrait, please schedule with Lifetouch’s Prestige Portraits today! The deadline to have a photo sitting completed is October 26th, 2019, and there are very few appointments left. Every student must book a sitting for a senior portrait in a black drape. The photo is used at the graduation ceremony and in the yearbook. Please call to book your appointment 916-535-7797 or online at one of the studios below. 


Happy Birthday to those students celebrating a birthday during the month of October! 

Freshmen:    Lucille Phillips, Ella Bisbiglia, Ella Tilson, Isabella Davis, Brooke Castro, Aanika Javagal, Margaret Waltz, Camille Olsen, Mia Hamerton, Ava Hawkinson, Amelie Dobbins, Donna Valizadeh, Mikayla Jarvis, Sophie Valdez, Ally Hauteman, Isabella Rojas, Amara Sabarillo, Kate Fobes, Audrey Piccardo, Claire Salter, Michaela Gunn, Jazlyn Basquez, and Havannah Fresques. 

Sophomores:  Alexis Leon, Anne Weeden, Alyssa Harmon, Abigail Malek, Caroline Smith, Caroline Sorrells, Tara Batt, Madison Marshall, Molly Zak, Gianna Geisler, Maci Riffle, Kathleen Collier, Mia Cunningham, Katriel Lorenzo, Maryam Gutierrez, Emma Houle, Lauren Paulline, Isabela Tuazon, Alexa Gomez, Saralynn Kue, Sofia Incaudo, Thalia Bower, Erin Ayotte, Ella Borchers, Audrey Sterling, Claire Whitman, Arianna Ross, Rory Peters, Samantha Snapp, Amelia Abueg, Isabella Austin, Jada Johnson, Lauren Wieser and Gabriella Moore. 

Juniors:  Madeline Aguirre, Sophia Bachli, Sage Davis, Izabella Taylor, Audrey Fry, Elizabeth Hansen, Lauren Cannon, Sophia Lucas, Victoria Lucas, Katherine McGuirt, Izabel Quackenbush, Chinh Chinh Nguyen, Cheyenne Wagner, Maya Jones, Emma Simmermon, Drusilla Bowden-Iniguez, Kayla Dillie, Annabella Hagyard, Kaya O’Connor, Sarah Cloninger, Gianna Wall, Grace Siozon, Libby Slater, Gabriella Brunner, Jane Gregory, Georgia Koerwitz, Jacqueline Lambert, Clare Epolite, Alina Girardot, Petra L’Ecuyer, Samantha Guerrro, Anna Skinner and Ella Reginato. 

Seniors:  Abigail Glime, Emily Pu, Katelyn Jurschak, Jahnavi Mehta, Avery Hoyt, Olivia Walbeck, Marli Berry, Isabella Acosta, Kristina Cordano, Hannah Grehm, Emma Peters, Sophia Jenkins, Madeline Wagner, Micayla Ratukalou, Elyse Schoenig, Rachel Cabral, Gabriella Frisch, Katelyn Fitzgerald, Marisa Christopulos, Jeannette Sullivan, Emily Billena, Elisa Amador, Madison Parks and Juliet Sasaura.