Homeroom Announcements 1/9/20


Attendance Reminders

  • Be sure to have your ID out and ready whenever you need to visit the attendance office.  Do not leave it in your backpack, classroom, or car!  
  • Also, remind your parents to call the attendance line before 8:00 a.m. to report any absences or early dismissals.  The number is (916) 737-5050, and is available 24/7. 

Revelry Raffle Ticket Sales!

Don’t forget! This Thursday is our first Raffle Ticket “Turn-It-In-Day”!!! On Thursday, January 9th you may turn in your raffle ticket stubs at lunch. The class with the most raffle tickets turned in will receive special private access to the Rec Room all day on Friday, January 10th! We will provide your class with your favorite movies and popcorn all day! These next four Thursdays in January will be exciting! Every week you will have the opportunity to compete as a class, as well as win individual prizes by spinning the prize wheel at lunch.

Come on Troubies! Who will it be? Maries? Winnies? Simbas? Or Pearls?

Benefits of Your Donations

The school year theme of “Our Journey from Compassion Into Communion” is a call to act, a challenge to learn more about or get involved in alleviating the suffering of our brothers and sisters. Most recently we did this through our community’s Advent Giving. Your donations benefited Mustard Seed School and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern California (RMHC). Mustard Seed is a safe, welcoming, and encouraging school for kids who are experiencing homelessness. RMHC sent us a thank you letter for the clothes and toys that help families staying with them to feel more at home while they navigate the ups and downs of emergency crisis care and long term cancer treatments. When we serve others and support organizations like these, we are helping families “turn trauma into triumph, despair into determination, and fear into courage every single day.” 

Kudos to Mr. Norman’s theology students, they brought in the most gifts and are being rewarded with lunch fast passes. 

One Act Show and Dance Show Combined

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

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

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

Get your tickets TODAY HERE


  • Holy Hoops: Saturday, January 11, 2:30/4:00/5:30 p.m.
  • Soccer Letters to Dad: Tuesday, January 13, 2020, 6 p.m.
  • Basketball Letters to Dad: (V/JVG), Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6 p.m.
  • Basketball Letters to Dad: (JVR), TBA

Holy Hoops

The Holy Hoops game against Christian Brothers is scheduled for Saturday, January 11 at CB. Game times are 2:30 (F), 4:00 (JV) and 5:30 p.m. (V). Holy Hoops tickets will be available for St. Francis families, students and staff starting Friday, January 3 online. Tickets are $7 each with $1 service charge and are print-at-home. Tickets must be shown at the door. Limit four tickets per person.

Link will be sent to all SF student email accounts prior to the availability.

Summer School Registration Opens February 18th at 7:00 a.m.

Classes available:

  • Civics and Economics (for Rising Seniors)
  • Integrated Math 2
  • College Application Workshop for Rising Seniors 
  • SAT Prep (for rising Juniors and Seniors)
  • Drivers Education
  • Health
  • Chemistry
  • Physics 

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 ASAP if you are interested.  


STEM Week is coming! You may think you are not a computer person, but if you like music or art, there will be demonstrations you won’t want to miss in the Computer Lab in Room 323 during the week of January 21st through 24th. On the more technical side, there will also be a variety of robots, virtual reality goggles, and a drone! Stop by before school, during lunch, and after school to get a chance to play with the fun side of computers.

Prayer Requests

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.

Fr. Arnold’s Schedule

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 a.m. to12 p.m.



If you are interested in taking AP World History for the 2020-2021 school year, please attend one of the following informational meetings: Lunch (11:25) on January 17th in Room 300 or after school (3:00) on January 17th in Room 300.  Please contact Mr. Arns or Dr. Briggs if you have any questions.


If you are interested in taking AP U.S. History for the 2020-2021 school year, please attend one of the following informational meetings: Lunch (11:15) on January 13th in Room 301 or after school (3:00) on January 13th in Room 301.  Please contact Mrs. Hilts or Mrs. Van Houten if you have any questions.


If you are interested in taking AP U.S. Government & Politics for the 2020-2021 school year, please attend one of the following informational meetings: After school (3:00) on January 14th in Room 303 or lunch (11:25) on January 16th in Room 303.  Please contact Mrs. Moloney if you have any questions.


Happy New Year!

  • Important – today in Homeroom you will be receiving a Mid-year Transcript Request and Survey to complete and return to Guidance by January 13th.  It lets us know where you need transcripts sent with your Fall 2019 semester grades.
  • If you still have applications due, we are here to help!  Email Mrs. Austin, Ms. Lee, or Mrs. Anderson with any questions.
  • Also, if your parents have not yet filed the FAFSA, now is a good time to get it done!
  • Make sure to keep checking your college portals often.
  • As you learn your college decisions, please update your results in Naviance.  Scholarship awards also need to be entered into Naviance.  Make sure to keep a copy of your scholarship award letters so that we can accurately report this in the graduation program.  (Scholarship amounts are recorded in Naviance, but not published.)
  • Community College Workshop – January 23rd at lunch in Guidance – for information regarding applying to community college.

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

Freshmen:  Antonia Demas, Isabelle Kull, Kathryn Leonard, Madison Hawk, Sofia Ceballos, Makena Gatlin, Kayla Hussey, Olivia McFarland, Madeline Welch, Zoe Brandon, Gwyneth Doyon, Madeline Molls, Alana Saeltzer, Ashley Brown, Charlotte Gregson-Synhorst, Jaycee DeFazio, Giada Distefano, Kyla Escalante, Sofia Bacsafra, Isabella Mastagni, Laurent Riley, and Madeline Ching. 

Sophomores:  Isabella Makarewicz, Kayla Cavazos, Carolina Ingenito, Chloe Bonagura, Kayleen Hewitt, Andrea Kustic, Olivia Simon, Delaney Dougherty, Ruby Marks, Adrina Milan, Christiana Dominguez, Marisa Kamin, Alexandria Breen, Janicya Atwood, Safaa Umar, Alexa Hurd, Naymel Munir, Aiden Groen, and Kiera Ault. 

Juniors:  Molly Chambers, Meg Christian, Isabelle Chan, Victoria Gonzalez, Sara Annane, Kayla Sanders, Audrey Loehr, Angelina Santillan, Peyton Sievers, Lindsay Soloaga, Alexandria Desmond, Sydney Suggs, Chloe Henning, Juliana Penheiro, Bailey Pavelchik, Bianca Santillan, Hannah Hickman, and Makayla Hill-Cook. 

Seniors:  Taylor Earle, Camryn Smith, Sara Hadigian, Nicole Rivera Arce, Grace Paynter, Audrey Lindroos, Marisa Petersen, Violet Appelsmith, Riley Adair, Allison Semon, Samantha Davis, Katherine Dowdell, Brooke Lippi, Bridget Kemp, Maria Quintana, Juliana Gianulias, and Isabella O’Neal.