Homeroom Announcements 12/5/19

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Mother-Daughter Retreat 

Mother Daughter Retreat Online registration will be open December 10th at 9:00 a.m. If you have attended summer school or registered for a retreat this year, log-in with existing account information. Please do not create a new account. It is open to students and families of all faiths and the cost is $310 per pair ($155 per additional child). 

Space is limited and fills up quickly. No commuters. Participants must commit to attending the entire retreat. We offer payment plans for the retreat (no financial aid). 

Please contact Lizzy Fahey in Campus Ministry with any questions lfahey@stfrancishs.org, or 916-737-5065. Link to register is below:

https://stfrancisretreats.campbrainregistration.com/


Come to the Christmas Music Concert

A Journey to Christmas
Show Choirs, Concert and Chamber Choirs, A Cappella/Blue Skirts,  and Jesuit’s Choir sing in the season on a sleigh ride with Santa’s elves through songs of the season.  
Children, come in your pj’s and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies with Santa after the show.
Jesuit’s Chamber Choir will be our guests at the Saturday matinee only.
  • Get tickets online or at the door!
  • Friday, December 6th evening, and Saturday, December 7th, matinee.

**Summer School Registration Opens February 18th at 7:00 am**  


Library Invitation

Would you like to be a library intern for spring semester? Help your fellow Troubies, learn how the library works, and have fun!  See Ms. Walker or Mrs. More in the library before finals if you are interested.  


Feeling a little overwhelmed with your upcoming finals? In addition to studying, offer your concerns up to God. Invite others to pray for you while you’re taking your final exams. Starting next week, you can write a petition and place it in a prayer envelope, and all those prayers and concerns will be privately placed in our chapel and prayed for by grandparents, staff and faculty, and other students during finals week. Your Theology teachers and Campus Ministry have more information. Let St. Joseph of Cupertino, the patron saint of test-takers, pray for your success.


If you have any special intention(s) you would like the St. Francis community to lift up in prayer, please include it in the Prayer Basket located in the chapel.

If you would like to participate in the sacrament of Confession, or to simply talk Father Arnold is on Campus Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 am-12 pm.


    **CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS**

    Freshmen

    PSAT 8/9 Scores for Freshmen

    On December 10th, PSAT 8/9 results will be available.  You can contact your counselor (Mrs. Doyle) or Mrs. Rivera in Guidance for an Access Code in order to view your scores.  


    Sophomores

    Pre-ACT Scores for Sophomores

    The Pre-ACT score reports are being returned to you in homeroom today.  If you have any questions about them, see your counselor. 

    Sophomore Retreat

    Reminder: January Sophomore Retreat is just around the corner! It’s less than 3 school weeks away. So if you are signed up for that retreat and need to change or cancel for any reason there will be a $50 fee is you cancel before this Friday, December 6th. If you change or cancel after Friday, December 6th, you will still be responsible for the full cost of the retreat. Talk to Lizzy Fahey in Campus Ministry if you have any questions or concerns.

    Sophomore Retreat is a great way to spend time with your fellow Classmates. Join us for this amazing time to get away to Auburn and spend time with some amazing people. Retreat registration is available online through the link below or the one sent to your troubiemail. Most retreats are full but we still have a few spots. If you have any questions, please stop by the CLC. 

    https://stfrancisretreats.campbrainregistration.com/

    Service Trips!

    Service trip registration is now open, click here to submit an application. Please do not create a new account, use the same one that you/your parents use when registering for retreats– it will save time for both you and your parents. 

    The 2020 service trips are to New Orleans, The Bronx, and San Diego. All trips cost $1450. Financial aid is not available, but payment plans are.   

    There is an information meeting this Tuesday, December 3rd, at lunch in the CLC; the meeting is not mandatory but it is very helpful. You may eat your lunch during the meeting. 

    When submitting an application, please be aware of the following:

    • Juniors are given priority for trip placement since they only have one chance to participate
    • Your first choice is considered but you are not guaranteed a spot on that trip
    • You must be in good-standing to participate (financial obligations up to date; you may not on academic probation; candidates should have no major discipline issues on their record)
    • Trips count toward 2021 service requirements 

    If you have any questions, after the information meeting, please email Ms. Villanueva or stop by the CLC. 


    Juniors 

    PSAT Scores for Juniors

    On December 10th, students who provided their email address on their PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet will receive an email with instructions to create a College Board account (unless you already have one) and then use an access code to view your scores.  You can see your counselor with any questions.   

    Junior Retreat

    Reminder: January Junior Retreat is just around the corner! It’s less than 3 school weeks away. So if you are signed up for that retreat and need to change or cancel for any reason there will be a $50 fee is you cancel before this Friday, December 6th. If you change or cancel after Friday, December 6th, you will still be responsible for the full cost of the retreat. Talk to Lizzy Fahey in Campus Ministry if you have any questions or concerns.

    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 to spots.  Registration is available online through the link below or the one sent to your Troubiemail. https://stfrancisretreats.campbrainregistration.com/

    Service Trips!

    Service trip registration is now open, click here to submit an application. Please do not create a new account, use the same one that you/your parents use when registering for retreats– it will save time for both you and your parents. 

    The 2020 service trips are to New Orleans, The Bronx, and San Diego. All trips cost $1450. Financial aid is not available, but payment plans are.   

    There is an information meeting this Tuesday, December 3rd, at lunch in the CLC; the meeting is not mandatory but it is very helpful. You may eat your lunch during the meeting. 

    When submitting an application, please be aware of the following:

    • Juniors are given priority for trip placement since they only have one chance to participate
    • Your first choice is considered but you are not guaranteed a spot on that trip
    • You must be in good-standing to participate (financial obligations up to date; you may not on academic probation; candidates should have no major discipline issues on their record)
    • Trips count toward 2021 service requirements 

    If you have any questions, after the information meeting, please email Ms. Villanueva or stop by the CLC. 


    Seniors

    ·       It’s December and ELEDEF is over.  Feel free to email us with questions or stop by before finals. 

    ·       Reminder:  Guidance is closed over break and we won’t be checking emails.  So, get questions answered before that.  Also, the 2020 Class Documents folder in Google Drive has tons of information (Mrs. Austin emailed you about it).

    ·       You may want to verify you have filed the FAFSA and that you have added all of the schools you are applying to on it. 

    ·       Check your college portals often!  They may need information from you.

    ·       Make sure you send ACT &/or SAT scores to colleges if they require it.  It is your responsibility.


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

    Freshmen:  Maya Iniguez, Lily Kilgore, Paulina Castaneda, Isabella Hernandez, Ashley Monahan, Anna Harrison, Jenna Partington, Lily Jenkins, Teresa McGreevy, Nysa Sarkari, Zunaira Ahmed, Sarah Ranlett, Samantha Stern, Anastacia Garza, Sophia Marquez, Olivia Mlikotin, Blaise Ruggles, Sarah Charles, Paige Quigley, Evelyn-Marie Traore, Makena Adams, Laila Eldin, Miranda Sellers, Isabella Vela and Mia Sullivan. 

    Sophomores:  Regan McGhee, Lauren Jones, Reese Murray, Grace De Leon, Audrey Felsted, Crystal Roddy, Polina Greenberg, Alexandra Davis, Chloe Brown, Angeline Tran, Gabrielle Neach, Sarah Paquette-Magana, Victoria Cao and Samantha Kemp. 

    Juniors:  Sofia Schumaker, Claudia Daponde, Malia Lee, Emmajean Bernardi, Kendra Corbray, Reyna Johnson, Isabel Asker, Tara Azarm, Lauren Patella, Madeline Fahey, Emma Kristsepis, Kayla Stephens, Natalie Czabaranek, Ashley Ensign, Kirandip Jagait, Carmen Selles, Jenna Fratus, Margaret McGreevy, Corrine Roddy, Kiley Kane, Emma Halloran and Julie Soohoo. 

    Seniors:  Sophia Breslau, Aurora Giacobbe, Jasmine Lee and Aracely Vela, Shelby Simmons, Amy Kiyama, Holly Grenke, Meghan Ladd, Nicole McBride, Kayla Mison, Vivienne Owen, Katherine Gourley, Juliana Vanacore, Brooke Borrego and Ana Calderon.