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e-News January 9th 2014



St. Francis High School

January 9, 2014


In This Issue


Arts & Crafts Club

Adventure Club

SFHS Orchestra

Emerald Evening Auction News

Pot O' Gold CASH Raffle UPDATE

Free ACT Practice Test on January 11

Free ACT Practice Test on January 26

Daddy Daughter Night.

Mother-Son Brunch

2014-2015 Financial Aid Information

Pastoral Ministry Updates

Father's Club Wine Tasting Event

French Travelers




1-10 Spirit & Pride Dress   

1-9,10 & 11 Theater Fest


1-11-14 Entrance Exam

8:00 AM (more info) 


1-12 Spring Musical Auditions for the Wedding Singer (more info)

1-14, 15,16, & 17 Girl's Kairos

1-15 Parents' Organization Meeting - Rosmonowski Room - 6:30 p.m./Auction Meeting - 7:30 p.m.

1-16 & 17 Junior Retreat

No longer an early dismissal

1-17 Time Out for Reading Day (See Bell Schedule)

1-20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL



Quick Links


Arts & Crafts Club

Arts & Crafts Club is ready for another great semester:

Any student  interested in joining the Arts & Crafts Club for 2nd semester, should sign up with Mrs. Rupp as soon as possible. The Arts & Crafts Club meets every other Monday from 2.35 to 3.15 pm . This semester activities will include an "Alice in Wonderland" themed craft party, jewelry making,Tie-Dye, making fleece blankets, pottery, and lots more. For more info, please email Mrs. Rupp at


Adventure Club

Adventure Club is rock climbing on Tuesday, January 14.  See Ms. Fairhead to sign up. 



SFHS Orchestra

Are you interested in joining the SFHS Orchestra? The group has just started in 2014 and is off to a great start. It isn't too late to join and all are welcome. The group meets Tuesday and Thursdays in the Musicroom from 7-7:50am and is under the Direction of Mrs. Rose Armbrust-Griffin Mrs. Armbrust-Griffin is the viola instructor at Wheaton College and  holds degrees from the Julliard School of Music, The Curtis Institute of Music, and Indiana University. 



Emerald Evening Auction News


Welcome Back St. Francis Families-

8 WEEKS, 2 DAYS, 3 HOURS, 46 MINUTES and 12 SECONDS until AUCTION 2014.....THE CLOCK IS ticking! Have you made your contribution to this event?  Your generous support will help ensure the success of the school's MAJOR fundraising event.

We need you to do ONE of the following as soon as possible:

  • DONATE an Item or Service to be auctioned
  • SPONSOR the event by making a Cash donation
  • ADVERTISE your business in the auction catalog
  • PARTICIPATE in your Parish "Group" donation

No item is too big or too small. For planning purposes, please DONATE or PLEDGE your donation before JANUARY 31st. Check out the Emerald Evening auction website for additional event information, to view a donation wish list, purchase CASH Raffle tickets or download forms.

Questions? Contact an auction chairperson. Contact information is listed on the auction website.



Pot O' Gold CASH Raffle UPDATE


Did you sell some CASH Raffle tickets over the holidays? Check your counter, your drawers, wherever you stash your stuff. This is your LAST CHANCE to take part in the CASH Raffle Incentive Drawings. The winner of the third incentive drawing will receive two tickets for the Auction on March 8TH. Sell $100 worth of raffle tickets and return the stubs to the school office by MONDAY, January 20th and you will be entered into the third and final incentive drawing. Help us reach our $30,000 goal! To date over $18,000 in raffle tickets have been sold. If you've misplaced your tickets or need additional tickets, contact John Dauer at




Free ACT Practice Test on January 11

The Princeton Review is offering a free ACT Practice test on Saturday, January 11, from 9 AM to 1 PM in Naperville, Burr Ridge and Oak Park, with score back sessions to be held on January 18.  To sign up for a Test Fest event, students must call 800-2Review (800-273-8439) or visit to register.



Free ACT Practice Test on January 26

The Wheaton area Sylvan Learning Center at 300 E Roosevelt Rd. Suite 300, Wheaton, IL, is offering a free ACT practice test on Sunday, January 26, from 1 PM to 4:30 PM.  Reservations are required.  To reserve a seat email or call 630-665-3456.


Note from the Principal


Congratulations to senior Maria Penas who has been selected to receive the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship.  Maria was nominated last fall for this scholarship program and was selected for her outstanding academic achievement and community service.


Congratulations to sophomore Serena Harnack, who was featured in the Daily Herald Neighbor section on Monday, January 6, 2014, as one of the Faces of 2013. Serena was featured for her skill as a violinist.


Congratulations to the Freshman Cheerleaders who placed first at the ICCA Championships in Springfield this past weekend! 


Blessings to you and yours,


Raeann Huhn 



St. Francis High School




Daddy Daughter Night  

The Daddy Daughter Event will be held on Saturday, January 25th from 7-9pm. We will be having a teambuilding/rock climbing event at Vertical Endeavors in Warrenville. Light refreshments will be served. The cost is $25 per participant. Please print and return the response form by January 18th.



Please print and return the response form below by January 18th.





Mother-Son Brunch


The annual Mother-Son Brunch will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2014at the Hilton Naperville-Lisle.

We encourage all levels - freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior - and their moms to attend. Start as freshman now and make it a yearly tradition!

We are requesting that you respond by Friday, January 17. If you misplaced your copy of the RSVP, you are welcome to print an electronic version and return that to the main office in an envelope marked "Brunch."





2014-2015 Financial Aid Information


Any family interested in applying for financial aid for 2014-2015, should apply online at To better serve you, FACTS has updated the financial aid process to make it more user friendly. This year's application period will run from January 1 - March 1.
All upperclassmen wishing to receive financial aid must apply annually.




Pastoral Ministry Updates:





It's here! This month, St. Francis High School will host a retreat for adults. Living in Christ is a 12 hour retreat over 3 days. No overnights! Join the community for small group sharing, witnesses, Reconciliation, and Mass.

Dates and Times: Thursday January 23 6-10p (includes dinner) Friday January 24 6-10p (includes dinner) Saturday January 25 8am-12pm (includes breakfast)

Register at the link below: 





Father's Club Wine Tasting Event


Please join the Father's Club for our first annual Wine Tasting with proceeds to benefit the St. Francis Father's Club Scholarship Fund.  The event is being held on January 16th at Glen Oak Country Club in Glen Ellyn with festivities beginning at 6:30pm  It promises to be a great night of wine, food and fun with entertainment provided by St Francis's own Chamber Choir and Jazz Band.  For more information and to RSVP please refer to the St. Francis website. We look forward to seeing all of you and your spouses on the 16th.





French Travelers


French travelers, the time is finally here! We will start morning meetings next Tuesday, January 14 at 6:50 am in Room 2308. Can't wait to see you there. We have many exciting plans to discuss so please be a few minutes early and ready to start on time. Merci et à bientôt   



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