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e-News February 11 2016
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2/12/2016
President's Day Break - NO SCHOOL

2/15/2016
President's Day Break - NO SCHOOL

2/16/2016 » 2/19/2016
International Week

2/17/2016
Foreign Language National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

2/17/2016
Advance Registration Payment Due for Next Year - Class of 2019

2/18/2016
In-Service Day: Special Schedule - Students Dismissed at 12:05 pm

2/20/2016
Turnabout Dance

2/21/2016
Incoming Freshmen Liturgy and Registration - Class of 2020

2/23/2016
Advance Registration Payment Due for Next Year - Class of 2018

2/24/2016
Blood Drive

2/26/2016
Advance Registration Payment Due for Next Year - Class of 2017

2/26/2016
Music Ensemble Acoustic Night at 7:00 PM
Note from the Principal 
Congratulations to Liam and Max Kurland who recently signed letters of intent to row at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA.
Blessings,
Raeann Huhn Principal
St. Francis High School
Auction Update
Need some great ideas for music? Well look no further than the ALL THAT JAZZ auction. We have some exciting music themed packages this year.  Check this out:

Say Hello to ADELE on Sunday July 10.  Be the envy of your friends when you sit in a Theatre Box, a four-person suite, which provides a reserved table in an all-inclusive lounge at the United Center.  Don't say goodbye to the chance to win this fabulous package.

Lollapalooza debuted 25 years ago. Be prepared for a 4-day extravaganza at this 25 year anniversary concert. Bigger names, more fun, and an extra day of music await the winners of these Lolla passes!

Concerts at Wrigley Field just keep getting better. You can enjoy tickets to Pearl Jam, James Taylor, and/or Billy Joel all in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.

The ultimate Jazz trip awaits the winners of the New Orleans Jazz & Dining getaway. Enjoy four days in the BIG EASY delighting in jazz clubs, staying at the Hyatt French Quarter hotel, and partaking in Cajun cuisine.

All these packages can be yours at the Ensuring Our Future, ALL THAT JAZZauction on March 5. RSVP today! Get all of the details on the auction website.
Click Here for Information
Tuition Raffle Tickets; The Best
Bet Around
Wouldn't it be nice to toss out that tuition agreement? Well one lucky winner will be able to win a voucher for next year's tuition - which is $11,500. Is your student a senior? This is your chance to get $11,500 in tuition credit for college. Buy now, buy often. One chance for $20, 6 chances for $100 or the best deal, 15 chances for $200. May the odds be in your favor! Return your stubs with payment to the school office or purchase online at www.sfhscollegeprep.org/auction.  
Microsoft AC Power Cord Recall for Surface Pros
We are aware of the Microsoft AC Power Cord Recall for Surface Pros.
Please see the link below as well as the attached Microsoft SP3 Power Cord Safety Recall Notice.
https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/warranty-service-and-recovery/powercord

Please note the following: this does NOT apply to any of our student devices IF they are using the original power cord they received because all of our student devices were purchased after March 15, 2015. We have verified this with our vendor.

However, IF your child received a replacement power cord from the IT Department because they lost or broke their power cord, please have your child stop by Lab 1105 so that we can check their power cord.

If you want to double check that your child has the correct power cord, please refer to the pictures below:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via jgerdeman@sfhscollegeprep.org or 630-668-5800, x1119.

Thanks,
Jeff
Jeffrey K. Gerdeman
Director of Technology
Registration Collection Notification
During the month of February, the Guidance Department will begin the collection of registration materials for the 2016-2017 school-year. The registration and collection of materials will take place during the school day as follows:
  • Class of 2019 - February 17
  • Class of 2018 - February 23
  • Class of 2017 - February 26
The following paperwork is due on the day of registration:
  • Signed Course Selection Sheet (sent home with student February 2),
  • Signed Goldenrod Tuition Payment Form (mailed home week of January 25)
  • $500.00 Advanced Tuition check
Students who do not hand in the required paperwork on the day of their registration will be placed on HOLD until the paperwork is completed. Students placed on HOLD will jeopardize their placement into elective courses for the 2016-2017 school-year.
All School Blood Drive - 2-24-16
Our annual all school blood drive will be Wednesday, February 24th. Giving blood is a contribution to the entire community; it's the right thing to do. At this time of year donations are typically down due to the cold and flu season. Therefore, we are asking parents and friends of St. Francis to please consider donating. Your donation could save a life. Contact Mike Lynch mlynch@sfhscollegeprep.org or 630-668-5800 ext.1193 if you wish to schedule an appointment; drop-ins welcome too.
Parents, please consider encouraging your student to donate.
A few facts:
  • 1 unit of blood can help 3 people
  • Only 5% of eligible people donate
  • Every 3 seconds someone needs blood
If your student will be donating they need to:
  • Be 16 years or older.
  • Have a permission slip signed in ink by a parent.
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds.
  • Eat a big breakfast the morning of the drive.
  • Bring a photo ID.
  • Sign up with Mr. Lynch in Room 1107.
Please contact me at dhoscheit@sfhscollegeprep.org if you have any questions or click here for a link to Heartland Blood Centers. (www.heartlandbc.org)
Donna Hoscheit BSN RN
Notes from the Nurse:
New Exclusion date for students who do not have physicals or vaccinations as required by the State of Illinois.
  • As written in the school code, schools are to exclude students who do not have either the health exam or vaccines by Oct. 15 or an earlier date, if established by the local school board.
St. Francis High School will be changing the exclusion date beginning with the new school year, 2016-2017 from October 15 to September 15.
School Immunizations-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

From the Business Office
Student Fees
As you are aware, registration for next year's classes is around the corner.  As a part of the policy regarding registration, all student fees and tuition must be current in order to register for the next school year. Invoices have previously been sent out. Please make the necessary payments in order to avoid setbacks with your registration. Unpaid fees or tuition will result in a financial hold on your registration and your classes will not be guaranteed.  If you have any questions, or need an additional invoice, please contact Chris Konchel in the Business Office at extension 1135.
Financial Aid Information
Any family interested in applying for financial aid for 2016-2017, should apply online at www.factstuitionaid.com. To better serve you, FACTS has updated the financial aid process to make it more user friendly. All upperclassmen wishing to receive financial aid must apply annually.Please contact the Business Office for further information at (630) 668-5800, Ext. 1135. 
THE DEADLINE FOR FINANCIAL AID
APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 1, 2016.
Happy Asian New Year
Happy Asian New Year! Year of the Monkey! This past weekend we celebrated New Year with our International Students and host families. We started off this Lunar new year with good food, great company, fireworks and red envelopes, an Asian New Year tradition. We wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

Cyber Safety Seminar
Sponsored by Catholic Education Foundation-Diocese of Joliet
For any interested parents who missed the Cyber Safety Seminar that was held at St. Francis, it will be offered again at Benet Catholic Academy Cafeteria / 2200 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7pm. Link to pdf of flyer.
Glenbard Parent Series Presentation
Thursday, Feb. 18 - The Grownups Guide to the Human Teenager 7:00pm - Glenbard North High School, 990 Kuhn Rd. In Carol Stream presented by the Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families.
Have you ever wished for the secrets to successful communication with your student or the tools to help your teen open up? Please join us when Josh Shipp author, speaker and television personality - provides the strategies parents need to engage, support and motivate their children. Shipp has earned an international reputation as a recognized teen expert. His inspiring personal story and life-changing message have reached parents, educators, mental health professionals and millions of teens. As the author of "The Teen's Guide to World Domination" and "Jump Ship: Turn Your Passion into a Profession," Shipp helps young people learn valuable life-skills. Shipp combines laugh-out-loud humor and real-world experience to reveal five mistakes parents unknowingly make and offer practical strategies to drive positive changes in teens. It's a message from someone who's been there and wants parents to feel empowered and teens to succeed. All adults welcome. A 6:30 pm pre- meeting presentation entitled Parents, Teens and the Law: Teen Safe Driving Laws and Their Related Penalties with Sergeant Brian Cooper, of the Carol Stream Police Department precedes the 7pm program. Shipp will address Glenbard Students during the day as part of Live Life Well Week. This year's Live Life Well Week theme is, Be Your Own Best Self- see the attached. We hope you can join us for these important events and thank you for sharing this information with others.
Link to pdf of flyer
Turn-About Dance
The Turnabout Dance will be held on Saturday, February 20th. Ticket cost is $15 and will be on sale next week during lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday, and after school at 12:05 on Thursday. Tickets will not be on sale on Friday February 19th. If you forget your money on the previous days, there will be a $5 upcharge per ticket on Friday.

All dresses must be longer than the fingertips when (with shoulders relaxed) they are placed at their sides. The dress may not be skin tight and may not "ride up" when moving around. If your daughter has to pull down her dress to meet this guideline, please choose another dress.  Dresses should not be low cut and should cover midsections. Students not wearing a proper dress will be escorted to a classroom in order to call home and have proper clothing brought to them. They will wait in this classroom until proper clothing arrives or 9:30 p.m. (dance officially ends at 10 p.m., but students can leave at 9:30) whichever comes first. Additionally, shoes must be worn at all times during the dance. If needed, please bring a second pair of more comfortable shoes to change into after pictures.
Students wishing to bring a guest from outside of the St. Francis community must submit a Guest Request Form. Guests must also bring an ID and follow the dress guidelines.
Spring Sports Registration Now Open 
Spring Sports registration is now open online. If your student is interested in trying out for a spring sport, you must register online at https://sfhs.8to18.com/accounts/login. Tryout information is located on our school and athletic websites. If you have any questions, please contact Janet Thelen at jthelen@sfhscollegeprep.org.
Homework help Available at C2Education
C2Education, which has centers in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn and Naperville, offers homework help in addition to ACT/SAT prep. To register for homework help go to the link  below and click on Academic Tutoring.  https://www.c2educate.com/

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