Principal’s Newsletter 5/25/18

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Dear St. Francis Families,

This past Wednesday was our Commencement Ceremony at Memorial Auditorium, and it was a beautiful and holy event where we honored the graduating Class of 2018!  It was the culmination of an amazing four years of faith, excellence, leadership and service. Our 247 graduates, crossing the stage in their white robes, was validation for all of their hard work and perseverance. I am proud of all they have accomplished, and know they will leave St. Francis being models of Pax et Bonum, as they embark on new adventures. Congratulations to the Class of 2018 and their families!

While this may be my last newsletter for the academic year, the entire St. Francis faculty and staff look forward to welcoming your daughters when they return in the fall. 

Whatever your summer plans may be, and wherever your travels take you, may God watch over you and bring you safely home.

St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!

Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),    

Elias Mendoza
Principal 

News & Announcements

See Athletics News HERE.

Important Final Transcript Information for Parents of Seniors

A final transcript showing the date of graduation is required by colleges and universities. To ensure SFHS sends your daughter’s transcript to the appropriate college or university on time, please ask your daughter to log into her Naviance Family Connection account, and confirm that the correct school is listed as her college of attendance. She needs to follow these simple steps:  

  • Log in to Naviance
  • Choose the “Colleges” tab
  • Click on “Colleges I’m applying to”
  • Confirm or select her college in “College that I am attending”

Please confirm this information as soon as possible but no later than Friday, June 8.
Additionally, you will receive a final transcript mailed to your home in July.

Summer School and Summer Reading Bookstore 

Our summer bookstore is open for purchases.  Students can search for their required summer school textbooks and summer reading books through the MBS site (click here).  Want to get a start on purchasing books for the 2018-2019 school year?  Students have been emailed the full textbook list.  The regular school year bookstore will open in early July.

2018-2019 Senior Parking Space Painting FAQ

We look forward to building more school spirit, beautifying the campus, and continuing the new senior tradition here at St. Francis Catholic High School.  SFHS is designating only 125 special parking spaces for members of the senior class to purchase.  These seniors will be allowed to creatively paint their individual parking space for the 2018-2019 school year. This spot will be reserved for the individual student (this space is only reserved for the student during regular school hours.  It is not for parents or anytime outside of the regular school day).  The proceeds will benefit the St. Francis Fund.

Cost:    

For reserved parking permit and painting option = $200.  
For a regular parking permit, no reserved space, no painting = $60

For the process and more information regarding the 2018-2019 senior painted parking spaces, click HERE.

St. Francis Photo Albums

View our ”SFHS Media & Galleries” page to see photos albums from the 2017-2018 school year! We just added albums from all events in May: Spring Music Concert, Awards Ceremony, Arts Recognition Ceremony, Junior Prom, Senior Ball, Farewell Mass, Junior Commissioning Mass, Senior Family Reception, and Baccalaureate.

Troubie Store - Dates to Remember 2018 

The Troubie Store is closed for the school year.  However, listed below are a few summer shopping opportunities should you need anything before school resumes in August.
                                           
Sports Physical Night              June 6th              Wednesday        5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.    
Summer Session #1                June 19th            Tuesday             11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.    
Summer Session #2                July 10th             Tuesday              11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.    
Last Chance Shopping            August 9th           Thursday            5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.    
First Day of School                  August 14th         Tuesday             10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    
PE Uniform/Lock Sales            August 16th        Thursday            1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.    
 

Summer 2019 College Tour

In June 2019, members from our school will be taking students to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City on an immersive college orientation program where we will visit campuses, meet admissions representatives, participate in workshops, talk with current college students, explore a new part of the country, and more!

Tour Details:  
D.C., Philadelphia, and NYC College Tour
June 2 – 7, 2019  
Round-trip airfare, ground transportation, hotels, breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, 10 campus visits, workshops, evening activities, travel gear and overnight security are all included.

Campuses we will visit:
American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, University of Maryland, John Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University, Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, and NYU.

A follow up email will be sent soon.  Please note that Early Enrollment will be open for one day only on May 31st, 2018. It is first come first serve, and there are currently only 12 spots reserved for St. Francis students. Please take the next few days to decide if you would like to join then be prepared to enroll with your $95 deposit on May 31st.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Nora Anderson, Class of 2020 Guidance Counselor, at nanderson@stfrancishs.org.

ACT Prep Class – leading up to the June 2018 ACT for the Class of 2019
 
Mr. Chen is offering an ACT Prep class in preparation for the June ACT.  Registration forms and payments must be turned into the Guidance office. The ACT class will meet on the following dates: Tuesday, May 29, Wednesday, May 30th, and  Monday, June 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, June 5th to Thursday, June 7th from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The cost for the prep class is $200. Due to class size limitations, registration will be on a first come, first served basis. Register HERE!

New Grandparents’ Club – Launching Fall of 2018

We love having our grandparents involved on campus!  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 school communications and receive updates about club meetings and events.All grandparents of our students and alumnae are welcome!

Visit here to sign up and learn more about future Grandparents’ Club events. For more information, please contact Ann Gregory; agregory@stfrancishs.org, 916-737-5016. 

Interested in Carpooling Next Year?

Is your carpool situation changing for the 2018-19 academic year? Fill out the carpool interest form! All families who complete the form will receive a spreadsheet of all participating families, sorted by zip code. Whether you want to join a carpool or you anticipate having room for additional students in your current carpool, this is a great way to make connections with other St. Francis families in your area. 

Important Dates for 2018-19 Academic Year

Here are some important dates for you to consider, as you make plans for the upcoming academic year.  We hope that by providing you with these dates in advance, you will be able to schedule family vacations and college visits, while minimizing missed days of instruction.

First Day of Classes: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Thanksgiving Break: November 21 – 25, 2018

Christmas Break: December 21, 2018 – January 7, 2019

Easter Break: April 15 – April 28, 2019

Graduation:  May 23, 2019

Sports Physical Night (6/06/18 at 5:00 p.m.)

The Boosters would like to announce the return of our popular Sports Physical Night, complete with guest speakers and FREE Booster Que BBQ for all!  Over 70 volunteer positions are now in MVP for parents who would like to get a jump on their 2018/2019 commitment.  MD/RN volunteers earn TRIPLE HOURS at this annual event. Participants may enter at 5:00 p.m. through the front gates of the school, where they’re checked in, given a number, and then sent to the gym. Volunteers can enter through the Gym lobby.

  • Summer Programs 2018
  • Summer Programs 2018 (June 11-July 20) 
  • Camp Troubie 
  • Musical Theatre (June 11-July 6)
  • Sports Camp 
  • Registration is still open!  Register here
  • All Upcoming Parent Volunteer Opportunities

 

Parent Volunteer Opportunities – click HERE.

Costa Rica Field Trip 2019

This is a 9-day trip touring the country of Costa Rica. Students will be immersed in the language, culture, and nature of this beautiful country.  We will travel by private bus, zipline, and boats to see the rain forests, volcano, rivers, Caribbean and Pacific Oceans, local villages, schools, churches, and Costa Rican people. The trip will be from April 22 – 30, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Sra. Diver, idiver@stfrancishs.org.

Athletic News 5/25/18

Athletics to Host Annual Sports Physical Night on June 6

St. Francis will be hosting Sports Physical Night for the 2018-19 school year on June 6, with registration starting at 5 p.m. The cost of the physical is $25 per student. It is payable with credit card, 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.
 
For more information, click HERE.

Online Link HERE.