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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

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School Breaks for 2019-2020
No classes will be held on the following dates

School Holiday:  Monday, October 14, 2019 

Veterans Day: Monday, November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Break:  November 27 through November 29, 2019

Christmas Break: December 23, 2019 through January 6, 2020

School Holiday: Monday, January 20, 2020

President’s Day: Monday, February 17, 2020

School Holiday: Monday, March 9, 2020

Easter Break: April 6, 2020 through April 17, 2020

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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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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

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2018-2019 Senior Parking Space Painting

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 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 (only during regular school hours).  It is not reserved for parents or anytime outside of the regular school day.  The proceeds will benefit the St. Francis Fund. Painting Day is scheduled for Saturday, August 11th

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Junior Commissioning Mass 2018

The Junior Commissioning Mass will be on Wednesday, May 16, from 6:00-7:30 p.m., where we will officially bless and commission the Class of 2019 to be the seniors and leaders of the 2018-2019 school year.  The girls will also receive a special Four Pillars Pin that represents the foundation and mission of St. Francis. All family and friends are invited to attend. Any questions, please contact Maggie Murray in Campus Ministry at mmurray@stfrancishs.org.

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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.