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Principal's Message-October 20, 2022

October 20, 2022

Good Afternoon, Falcon Families!

It has been a great week so far here at SFdS and the excitement is surely building for next week's Halloween festivities!

A big congratulations goes out to last week's and this week's Falcon Five AwardRecipients. These students have served as exemplary peers to their classmates and have been recognized by several of our staff members. Way to go, Falcons!

Tonight is our next Marco's Pizza Night! Last month our school earned over $200 from Marco's pizza purchases. This money is being used to send some of our Student Council students to a leadership conference at St. Albert the Great in January. Please consider ordering tonight in order to support our school- directions can be found in today's Thursday folder.

Here are some updates and reminders:

  • If your child is interested in joining Youth Choir and is in grades 3-8 please click here to see the details from Mrs. McVicker and fill out the permission form.
  • All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to join us on Monday, October 24 at 7:00pm in the Memorare Center for the Culture Project's discussion on Human Dignity.
  • Our Mom/Son outing is taking place on October 23. Please click here for more information.
  • MAP results are coming home next Thursday, October 27.
  • Our Fall Book Fair and Uniform Swap will be taking place November 7-10. If you have uniforms you would like to donate please drop them off at the school office between now and then. Also, please check out the information below regarding the Book Fair. If you are able to sign up to help with the Book Fair please click here.
  • We are so excited for the return of Grandparent's Day! Please save the date for Tuesday, November 22. More information to come!

End of 1st Quarter 
Our 1st Quarter will be ending next Friday, October 22. Please be sure to check Gradelink to be aware of the grades your child is earning. Conference signups will come out in next Thursday's blast and conferences will take place on Wednesday and Thursday November 6 & 7.

Quarter Change Schedule for grades 5-8 for Specials:
5A- Art- PE day is MONDAY
5B- Music- PE day is TUESDAY
6A- Computer- PE day is THURSDAY
6B- Spanish- PE day is WEDNESDAY
7A- Art- PE day is MONDAY
7B- Music- PE day is TUESDAY
8A- Computer- PE day is THURSDAY
8B- Spanish- PE day is WEDNESDAY

Halloween Parade
It is our St. Francis de Sales tradition to have our entire student body parade outside in their Halloween costumes at 1:30pm, before parties begin. All parents are invited to join us for the parade. Please arrive in the parking lot NO LATER than 1:00pm. Entrances will be blocked off after this in order to make our parking lot safe for all.

Students should bring their costumes to school and will have time to change into them. They should arrive to school in MASS ATTIRE. All costumes must be Catholic school appropriate. Questionable costumes will be left up to the discretion of Administration and students will be asked to change back to Mass attire if a costume is deemed inappropriate. If you have a question about a costume please email me ASAP. Student Council will hold it's annual costume contest again this year.

Halloween Parties
Our Halloween parties will take place on Friday, October 28 from 1:45-2:45pm. Your child's HR teacher will communicate with you about what will take place and needs for the parties. Your child's teacher will also let you know what time to arrive if you are volunteering to help with the party. Preschool students (Mrs. Twigg's class) will celebrate their party on Thursday, October 27. Please be on the lookout for more information from Mrs. Twigg.

Halloween Dress Down Day
Since our Halloween parties fall on the Friday before Halloween we will have a Halloween dress down day on Monday, October 31. Students may dress out of uniform, not in costume, in Catholic School Appropriate clothing. Distressed denim and leggings are not permitted. If a student chooses to wear sweatpants they must be their PE sweats (red or navy).

Thanksgiving Lunch
We have an awesome tradition each year where our whole school gathers to enjoy a Thanksgiving Lunch together. Our all school Thanksgiving Lunch will take place on Thursday, November 17. This year we are in need of a volunteer coordinator to help gather volunteers to set up and serve the luncheon. If you are interested in taking on this very important role and keeping this tradition alive please reach out to me as soon as possible!

The October Lunch calendar is included below.

I pray you have a wonderful weekend!


Mrs. Dougherty

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