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SFHS Christmas Tree Lane Models Wanted

Applications for this year’s Christmas Tree Lane are due August 28 and 29, during lunch in upper Serra Court. Completed apps will be numbered in the order received. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications may be found on the Jesuit website or via the link below.

Modeling questions, please contact Jen Peters (916) 996-6488, or email peterskj@winfirst.com

Application link HERE.  Christmas Tree Lane Flyer HERE.

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Join Science Olympiad!

Science Olympiad is an academic team of 15 that competes in 23 events. Each team member competes with a partner in 3 events. We spend our year preparing for our regional competition in March. Events include build events such as Gravity Vehicle where a car goes down a ramp and stops on a spot and  study events in topics such as circuits, forensics, earth mapping, and fossils. Students get to dive deeper into topics that they may have studied in classes and some topics that don’t get taught at the high school level. LEARN MORE

Meetings are on Fridays from 3:15 to 4:30pm. Students are expected to study and work on their build event in between meetings also independently. There is also one required Saturday meeting per semester. Informational meetings will be held on Tuesdays Aug 20 and 27 at lunch in Room 343. Our first official meeting is Friday Sept 6 after school. If you have questions, email Mrs.MacDonald at jmacdonald@stfrancishs.org. Parents, If you have engineering or medical expertise that you could share and can make the Friday meetings, we would love to have you!

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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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Gerwigs’ latest film coming to theaters soon!

Coming soon to a theater near you: SFHS Alumna, Greta Gerwig ‘02, brings Little Women to life on the big screen as only she can do! Another well directed and cast film, Gerwig has Saoirse Ronan playing the heroine Jo March; Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, and Eliza Scanlen playing the sisters; Laura Dern is Marmee, and Meryl Streep plays their forbidding, rich Aunt March. Timothée Chalamet (another Lady Bird carryover) plays heartthrob Laurie, the literal boy next door who develops an intense friendship with Jo.

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Olivia Nice (‘10) is returning to California to perform the lead in the musical ONCE

After almost a decade of performing around the world, SF Players alumna Olivia Nice (‘10) is returning to California to perform the lead in the musical ONCE, playing at the 42nd St Moon Gateway Theater from June 12-June 30th, 2019. She has been playing this role around the nation for over a year now, picking up a BroadwayWorld nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical and a win for Best Female Performance of the Year from Ashland, OR Sneak Preview Magazine.

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UNPLANNED, the movie

“Unplanned” is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation.

This is the true story of Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood clinic director, and her journey to become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America today.

This movie is rated R and requires adult accompaniment for those under 17. For more information, go to https://www.unplannedfilm.com/.

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NĀ WĀHINE O ‘OLU HULA AUDITION
Audition Date Change - TUESDAY, 5/7/19

Have you always been interested in hula and the Hawaiian culture? Here is your opportunity.  This year-long course enables students to learn basic Hawaiian language, Polynesian dance, and history.  Through hula basics and choreography, the students will learn discipline, grace, teamwork, and commitment to reach each dancer’s full potential in hula.  Students learn techniques to dance hula gracefully through hand gestures, body movement, and facial expression, in addition to learning basic Hawaiian language and Hawaiian history.  This class performs in many of the school events, as well as some outside events. 

Nā Wāhine O ‘Olu Hula is a year-long, PE hula class in which you receive 5 PE credits after completing the course.  This would take the place of your regular PE class if you make it through auditions. Classes are every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. If you have any other extra-curricular activities that would coincide with this day and time, please do not try out as attendance is essential.  Prior to auditions, we have two workshops.  One is a hula basics, and one is hula choreography.  Attendance in both workshops are required to audition.  Hula experience is not required.  Come join us, and embark on this journey of hula and the Hawaiian culture. 

Hula Basics Workshop: Monday, April 29th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 407

Hula Choreography Workshop: Tuesday, April 30th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 407

Hula Auditions: TUESDAY, MAY 7th instead of Friday, May 3rd beginning at 5:00 pm. in Room 407 

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SFHS One Acts ‘girl’ take Gold!

This last weekend St. Francis was honored to participate in the 2019 Lenaea High School Theatre Festival! We are elated to share our students took home the Gold for our One-Act play “Girl” as well as Outstanding Original Script Award.

We also had students receive individual awards! Special shout-out to Aurora Giacobbe ‘20, who received Bronze for ‘Secret Service’ from ‘Mr. President’ and to Kelsi Towle ‘21, who received Silver for her role in ‘The Whispers Of Saints’.

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School Open on Monday, November 19

Dear Families,

School will be open on Monday, November 19.  However, all outdoor activities are canceled.  If you are concerned about air quality and your daughter’s health, please be sure to call the attendance office to excuse her:  916-737-5050.

Should air quality conditions worsen dramatically overnight, we will assess in the morning and communicate any changes to you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation.  Please continue to pray for all those affected by these tragic fires.

Sincerely, 
Theresa Rodgers
President

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Update: Campus will remain Closed Friday, Nov. 16

Dear St. Francis Families,

Due to continued poor air quality in the Sacramento region, we will be closing school on Friday, November 16.  Please check your emails and our website for further information and updates over the weekend.

We continue to pray for all those affected by these terrible fires.  

Sincerely,
Theresa Rodgers
President

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School Closed Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dear St. Francis Families,

Due to terrible air quality today and continued poor air quality forecasted for tomorrow, we will again be closing school on Thursday, November 15.  All employees have been directed to stay home as well, and all activities are canceled.

Please continue to monitor your email tomorrow for further updates.  Thank you for your understanding and continue to pray for all those who are suffering from this tragic fire.

Sincerely,
Theresa Rodgers