Dear St. Francis Families,
Welcome back, and I hope you all had a blessed Easter!
The week after Easter break can be a bit stressful and intimidating for some of our students, as the realization of the semester and academic year is quickly coming to an end. Please reassure your daughter/s there is still time to meet their goals and finish the year strong. If there are any major stressors, please encourage them to speak with their teachers directly and avoid waiting until the last minute to submit major assignments and/or projects. It is also a perfect time to begin preparing for final exams.
Looking ahead on the calendar, keep in mind there are only 20 calendar days left until graduation, and nine school days left before final exams. Additionally, AP Exams begin on Monday, May 2nd, and I ask that you keep our Troubies in your prayers as they approach the end of the 2021-2022 school year.
We also ask that you keep Athletics Director, Mark McGreevy, in your prayers. He has accepted a position with Sierra College. We thank him for his time and dedication to the athletes and families of St. Francis.
Also, as we prepare for Junior Prom, Senior Ball, and graduation parties, I would encourage having a frank conversation with your daughters about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. It is also important to discuss the negative impact on their health and safety, if they are vaping. Unfortunately, in my experience, many parents are often unaware of the choice/s their daughters are making with regards to these substances. At this time of year, we are asking for your assistance in reminding your daughters about saying “No” to these substances. This is not only for their safety today, but to protect them from repercussions that may affect their future.
Let us pray that with all of us working together as a team in support of our Troubies all our children will be safe during this prom, ball and graduation season.
St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!
St. Clare of Assisi, pray for us!
In the spirit of Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),