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Alumnae Spotlight Eleni Kounalakis ’85
Troubie. Businesswoman. Activist. Diplomat. Mother. What's Next, Lieutenant Governor of California?

Congratulations to alumna Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis ’85 on her election to Lieutenant Governor of California! If you missed the article on Eleni in the Spring 2018 issue, read it here:

We know Troubadours are women who change the world; we had a chance to catch up with Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis ’85 to hear where her post-St. Francis journey has taken her and what lessons from her alma mater she has taken on the journey.

Always a woman who wanted to experience the world, Eleni spent her sophomore year at a boarding school in Lugano, Switzerland before embarking on her Troubadour education. While transferring schools mid-way through high school can seem intimidating, Eleni found her St. Francis home to be warm and welcoming and affectionately remembers the many friends she made while a student here. Troubies who remember her debate performance as Walter Mondale, alongside Claire Chatfield as Geraldine Ferraro, will not be surprised that Eleni is currently campaigning to be the next Lieutenant Governor of California.

“A part of running for office is reviewing your old files. I pleasantly found a report I had written in high school about the 1984 election. There was no question the work we were doing at St. Francis was very relevant,” Eleni reminisces. Her social studies teacher, Trisha (Garretson) Uhrhammer, had connections at the Capitol through her graduate work in history and government. She was also involved with the League of Women Voters and encouraged her students to be informed and active in government. She made a big impact on Eleni.

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ARTS Tickets on-sale Now!

Dance Concert 
Friday Nov 16, 2018 – Saturday Nov 17, 2018 

Christmas Music Concert 
Saturday Dec 1, 2018 | 7pm

Quilters 
Friday Mar 22, 2019 – Saturday Mar 30, 2019

Dance Showcase 2019 
Thursday Apr 11, 2019 | 7pm

PURCHASE ARTS TICKETS

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You don’t have to miss out: Watch Rachel Hollis on Live Stream from your home!

Our first SELFe Event, featuring Rachel Hollis, sold out for the onsite, in-person, experience. However, due to overwhelming demand, St. Francis is presenting an exclusive LIVE STREAM of the inaugural SELFe Event.

This is A MUST SEE for women of all ages. You don’t want to miss out on the Live Stream. Access to the Live Stream is just $30.  St. Francis students and families can receive a 30% discount with the code:  troubie18. 

Grab a few girlfriends and your daughters and experience St. Francis’ SELFe event featuring Rachel Hollis in the comfort of your own home.

Purchase Access Here

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Chicago: High School Edition

In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover, and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream” - fame, fortune, and acquittal.  

This popular show will surely sell-out -….and all that jazz.  Tickets are available now HERE.

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First Athletics Hall of Fame Class to be Inducted in November
The 2018 class will include the 1993 CIF State Championship basketball team, golf coach Diane Aguer, five standout Troubadours and contributor Dotty Brandenburger.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Catholic High School is proud to announce its inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame Class which will be inducted this fall, President Theresa Rodgers announced. The ceremony and dinner is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the St. Francis Gymnasium.

“On behalf of the entire St. Francis community, we are very excited about the establishment of the new St. Francis Athletics Hall of Fame and the induction of our first class this Fall,” said Rodgers.

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St. Francis Day Volunteers Needed!!!

We are in need of parent volunteers the day before and the day of St. Francis Day.  The volunteers help us set up, run, and clean up the various booths we have for the school celebration. If you would like to help, you can find more details on our volunteer website HERE.

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MobileServe – New Student Service Accounts
All students are required to set up a MobileServe account by Friday, August 17, 2018.

Campus Ministry is pleased to announce that Christian Service hours are now being tracked using MobileServe. The MobileServe app helps organizations like ours more accurately record, manage, and report our impact in the community. Application features allow students to share their service experiences via social media, invite fellow Troubies to volunteer together, and easily sign up for group service events.

All students are required to set up a MobileServe account by Friday, August 17, 2018. Students are required to use their TroubieMail addresses for their MobileServe account.

Download MobileServe Announcement & Instructions (PDF) or view below

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Ivanna Forero Pretto ‘19 Artwork in the Crocker

Congratulations Ivanna, your artwork “Cremes” is wonderful! Everyone should head over to the Crocker Art Museum Kingsley Inspirations show before Sept. 2, 2018 to check out Ivanna’s piece, which drew from Wayne Thiebaud’s “Boston Cremes”. 

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Parking & Drop-off Protocol
Parent & Student Drivers, Please Read:

We ask that you familiarize yourselves with the regular school year drop off and pick up procedures. It is very important for everyone to read, study the maps and follow the  procedures. Morning will be similar to summer, however, all students must be dropped off after the brick wall closer to the gym.  The afternoon is a completely different traffic pattern, please review below.  Thank you for all of your assistance, Dean Cost

Afternoon pick up procedures

Please refer to the map below when reviewing the following instructions: 

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Reanna Klanseck ‘14

What’s new with our 2014 Troubies? Just four short years ago they were accepting their diplomas from St. Francis High School on stage at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium. Now they are graduating from colleges across the nation. Send us your graduation news to Dawn Winston ‘91 at dwinston@stfrancishs.org

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Sisterhood in Seattle!

Alumna Sarah Lewicki ‘09 and  Rebekah Fenton(Lucien) ‘08 discovered they are both working at the Seattle Children’s Hospital; Sarah a nurse in the PICU, and Rebekah is a pediatrics resident! Way to Go Troubies! 

Do you work with your Troubadour Sisters? We would love to feature you – send a photo into our Alumna Director, Dawn Winston ‘91, at dwinston@stfrancishs.org. #TroubieforLife