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e-News April 21 2016
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Upcoming Events
4/23/2016
One Acts; 7:00pm

4/24/2016
White and Blue Band Concert; 3:00pm

4/28/2016
All School Liturgy - Transition Mass

4/28/2016
Senior Institute Day

4/30/2016
Hour of Code; 10-11:30am
(Rosmonowski Room) 

5/1/2016
Spring Choral Concert; 3:00 PM (Kuhn CAC)

5/6/2016
Student Government Elections - PM Assembly

5/6/2016
Seniors Only - Early Dismissal at 1:11pm

5/6/2016
Rock Concert: 7:00pm (Kuhn CAC)

5/7/2016
Prom
Note from the Principal
Congratulations to our seniors who were recently selected to receive the American Legion School Award for St. Francis Class of 2016. These students were nominated by the faculty and selected by a vote of the members of the senior class. These students are honored for demonstrating the qualities of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, service and scholarship. They will receive their awards at our Honors Night program on May 12. Our American Legion Medal Winners are: Madison Barella and Kevin Killian. Receiving Honorable Mention recognition are: Timothy Pisarski, Caroline Makauskas and Nicole Popow.

Congratulations to Sloane Baumgartner '16 who recently committed to play lacrosse at Ohio Wesleyan University and to Fiona Summers '16 who has committed to play softball at Kalamazoo College.

Congratulations to sophomore Bridget Killian, member of the Legacy Elite Gymnastics team in Carol Stream, who recently qualified to compete at the Women's Junior Olympic National Championships in Fort Worth, Texas on May 7, 2016. Link to more information.

Blessings,
Raeann Huhn Principal
St. Francis High School
Mid Quarter Progress Checks
Friday, April 22, marks the end of the first four and one-half academic weeks of the fourth quarter. Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to check the academic progress for their child by clicking on the STI InformationNow link found on the Student or Parent page of the St. Francis High School website. Once logged-in, click on the "A+" icon, to view the course activities and "D" icon, to view the course details. Students are encouraged to contact their teacher if there is a question concerning a specific grade or activity. At the close of each quarter, Quarterly Report Cards are mailed to parents /guardians.
Prom Information
Now's the time to think about what you're wearing to prom, and Men's Wearhouse can help you find the look that's right for you. Become a Prom Rep and earn a free tux rental and suit to keep, plus you could win $25,000! Sign up for their free rewards program and save $30 on your rental. You can also help earn money for your school! When you rent your tux from Men's Wearhouse, your school gets cash back for each rental. Last year SFHS earned over $500 from the Men's Wearhouse Cash 4 Schools program!

Visit your nearest store or check out www.menswearhouse.com for all the details.Link to promotional flyer

Other Prom information can be found on our website
From the Business Office
There are still some individuals with remaining balances due for the 2015-2016 school year. All student fees and tuition must be current each year. Invoices have previously been sent out. Please make the necessary payments in order to avoid setbacks at the start of the next school year. Unpaid fees or tuition will result in a financial hold on your registration and your classes will not be guaranteed. Graduating seniors must have all tuition and fees paid. If you have any questions, or need an additional invoice, please contact Chris Konchel in the Business Office at extension 1135.
A Spring Choral Concert
St. Francis High School presents
A SPRING CHORAL CONCERT
Featuring
The Mixed Choir
The Concert Choir
The Swing Choir &
The Chamber Choir
Singing favorites from across the decades
Sunday, May 1, 2016
3:00pm
Kuhn Cultural Arts Center
Admission is Free - Please bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Neighborhood Food Pantries
Tee Up for a new Spyglass SCOREBOARD!
Kick off the golf season at the White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville! The 7th annual Spirit & Pride Golf Outing will be held on Monday, May 23rd. Gather your golf buddies to enjoy a day on the links while supporting St. Francis High School and the Spyglass Athletic Center.

Golf begins with a shotgun start at 12:00pm. The $210 golf package includes a buffet lunch and dinner, on-course beverages and hole events. Discounted registration pricing available before 5/6/16.

Not a golfer? Plan to join us for dinner when we celebrate the IHSA 2nd Place Boys' Golf team. The $50 dinner package includes a one-hour open bar and buffet dinner. There'll be plenty of raffle prizes and a variety of silent auction items for your enjoyment.

Proceeds generated from this event will purchase a new scoreboard for the Spyglass Athletic Center!

Visit WWW.SFHSCOLLEGEPREP.ORG/GOLF for further details on how to
REGISTER for, or SPONSOR this event. Please direct any questions to Larry Rutkowski at Rutkowski.larry@gmail.com or 
Dan Donati at ddonati@sterserv.com.
School Immunizations Reminder
New Certificate of Religious Exception Requirement Mandate
Parents or legal guardians who object, for religious reasons, to their child being immunized for school entrance must submit a Certificate of Religious Exemption form, which must be signed by a health care provider. Signed into law in August 2015, this new legislation requires a health care provider to sign the certificate confirming they have provided education to the parents/guardians about the benefits of immunizations and the health risks of not vaccinating students. (Click here for the form). Please call the nurse with questions.
Source: IDPH
Reserved Parking Spots
Please note that the reserved parking spots are for the families designated on the sign. These spots are reserved for all school activities at all times during the school year. Please respect their space. Your vehicle may be towed if you park in these spots, especially after school hours.
Practice Test Available at C2Education
At C2 Education in Rice Lake Square, Wheaton, you can register for a FREE Practice Exam and Academic Consultation. To schedule call(630) 517-8292.
Glenbard Parent Series Info
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 The Power of Joy in the Home 7:00 PM, Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Rd, Glen Ellyn.
Our children are sensitive to the moods of their parents. If parents are optimistic and hopeful about their future at work, this can translate into being vibrant, encouraging parents at home. In this talk, Richard Sheridan will discuss what it takes to create a joyful culture at work and will discuss how parents can bring this same joy to their home lives.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 The Mask You Live In 7:00 PM, Glenbard East High School, 1014 S Main Street, Lombard.
"The Mask You Live In" explores how a cultural definition of masculinity is harming boys, men, and society at large due to an emphasis on power, dominance, and aggression, and unveils what can be done about it. Jennifer Siebel Newsom is the director and writer of this thought provoking film. Newsom also produced the award-winning documentary "Miss Representation." An important discussion will follow the film screening lead by Dr James Garbarino Emeritus Professor of Human Development at Cornell University and the founding Director of the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago. All those age 15 and above are welcome to this free event and no registration is required.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 Calming The Nerves: Everything You Need to Know About the College Admission Process7:00 PM,
Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Rd, Glen Ellyn.
Featuring the wise counsel of more than 50 deans of admission, journalist Christine VanDeVelde co-authored "College Admission from Application to Acceptance Step by Step" with Robin Mamlet, the former dean of admission to Stanford University. Join us to hear clear, comprehensive and compassionate advice regarding the college application process. The focus of the presentation will be on finding a college that's the right fit and much more. Don't miss this definitive event for sophomores, juniors and seniors and their families.

GPS is generously sponsored by theCebrin Goodman Center, Cooperative Association for Special Education, College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation and the Trust Company of Illinois. For more information, visit facebook.com/glenbardparentseries or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 942-7668 orgilda_ross@glenbard.org.
Hour of Code with Microsoft
 
Hour of Code with Microsoft
April 30, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
For students in grades 5-7 
Join us for this free, 90-minute camp to explore a Minecraft world through code and to take part in the global Hour of Code movement.  Use blocks of code to take Steve or Alex on an adventure through a Minecraft world.  Students will use kid friendly programming to learn how creativity and problem solving come together to make something all their own!  Students will need to bring their own Internet-capable devices.
Summer Camp Registration Open
2016 Summer camp registration is now open. Please register online at https://sfhs.8to18.com. If you have any questions, contact Janet Thelen at jthelen@sfhscollegeprep.org or call 630-668-5800 ext. 1145.

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