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e-News March 10 2016
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Third Quarter Ends

Daddy Daughter Dance; 7:30pm (Slant Dome)

Early Dismissal: 1:11pm (students)

3/23/2016 » 4/3/2016
Easter/Spring Break Begins- End of Day; 2:30pm

School Resumes - End of Easter/Spring Break
Note from the Principal
Congratulations to Jonathan Burke who was honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award by the Prudential Spirit of Community Program.  Jon was recognized for collecting over 600 pairs of shoes for three orphanages in Ghana, Africa, and for his work with the children in Ghana during his seven service trips in Africa.

Congratulations to Antwainette Walker '18 and Mia Mazza '17 (Honorable Mention) who were named to the Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Girls' Basketball Team.

Congratulations to the February Student of the Month Recipients!
Business & Technology - Nicholas King; English - Alex Szewczyk; Mathematics - Alex Preusser; Performing & Visual Arts - Nick Rueth; Phys Ed & Health - Becca Fernandez; Religion - Nicole Popow; Science - Kelly Keough; Social Studies - Brook Roback; World Languages - Mabel Reynolds

Raeann Huhn Principal
St. Francis High School
All That Jazz Success!
We are happy to share with you the results of last Saturday's All That Jazz!

Your generosity enabled us to raise $219,805 for the operating fund to help close the gap between the cost to educate a student and the charge of tuition. You also helped us raise an additional $58,645 funds to implement new building security systems through the "Fund-a-Cause." Total earnings yielded over $278,450.

Your generosity as attendees or remote bidders made it possible to enhance the St. Francis experience that we all value so dearly. Thank you very much!

All who attended were impressed by the labor, imagination, and zeal of our many hard-working volunteers from the Parents' Organization. We would especially like to thank the auction chairs, Linda Griffith, Maria Reda '88 Gulli and Deb Hodgett for their work with Debbie Quirk, Coordinator of Special Events and Parents' Organization, and the chairs and members of the multiple committees as well as the members of the Development Team; they all worked heartily to plan this wonderful event.

May God continue to bless you in all of your endeavors.

Thomas V. Bednar - President
Ray Reid - Chairperson, Board of Directors
Raeann Huhn - Principal
New SFHS Mobile App
We're pleased to announce the release of the mobile app for St. Francis High School. The app features easy access to news & announcements, event & athletic calendars, information for parents, students and alumni, and online donations. The app also provides useful information for prospective students. And, of course, the app features the ability for the staff to send push notifications directly to the user's phone or tablet.

To download the app on your phone, search SFHS Wheaton.
Spring Musical "Godspell"
Online Tickets On Sale Until Midnight Sunday, 3/13 
The St. Francis High School Performing and Visual Arts Department invites you to attend our production of the revised 2012 version of "Godspell." Performances will take place in the Kuhn Cultural Arts Center:
Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 pm
Friday March 18 at 7:30 pm
Saturday March 19 at 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 20 at 1:30 pm
"Godspell" is a modern-day version of the gospels, which opens with John the Baptist calling a disparate group of young adults from their workaday lives to follow and learn from Jesus. They form a roving acting troupe that enacts the parables through song and dance, comedy, and mime.

Tickets are available online through March 13, during lunch, March 15, 16 & 17, and at the door at each performance. Pricing is as follows: students/seniors, $8.00 and adults, $10.00
Please click here to visit our online ticket sales
Online ticket sales end at midnight on Sunday, March 13th.
Service Hour Opportunities
Marian Park Seniors
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the neighbors on Monday, March 14from 3:00 to 4:15 pm. Join Laura Payne and Elli Pointner for a fun afternoon of crafts, games and food. Mandatory sign up on the Pastoral Ministry door.

Marian Park Tutoring
On-going weekly tutoring, every Monday and Wednesday, 4:00-5:00 pm at Marian Park.Meet Nicole Popow and the student leaders in the atrium at 3:45 and walk over together. To sign up or for more information, grab a permission slip on the Pastoral Ministry door.You can also join the Facebook group "SFHS MP" to find out about special events.

Catholic Charities Food Truck
Help supply a meal on Saturday,March 19 from 2:00 to 7:00 pm. Catholic Charities serves meals Monday-Friday to those in need. St. Francis will fill the gap on Saturday by providing brownbag dinners. Meet at St. Francis at 2:00 pm, cook and wrap hotdogs, and pack brown-bags with chips, fruit, cookie and drink.  We then travel by SF van to Catholic Charities on LaSalle Street in Chicago to distribute the food. This is a unique opportunity to really do some direct service to those in need.  Ideally, we would like volunteers who can work the entire event, Information and permission slips available in Pastoral Ministry office.

If you are interested in donating any portion of the food, contact It would need to be at SF on Friday, March 18.
200 Hotdogs
200 Buns
100 bags of chips
100 treats (cookies?)
100 waters
100 apples or oranges

Gentle Reminder: Service Hours are due Friday, April 15!
Students should contact their Religion teacher with questions or concerns.
Save the Date

The 7th annual Spirit & Pride Golf Outing will be held on Monday, May 23rd at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville. GOLFERS WANTED!

Watch your mail and enews for further details on how to SPONSOR, REGISTER and VOLUNTEER for this event.
Report Cards and Student-Parent Portal Transcript
Report cards are scheduled to be mailed the week of March 14, 2016. Listed on your child's report card, are two GPAs: "Cumulative GPA", which reflects all semester grades earned and "Quarter 3 GPA," which reflects the grades earned for quarter 3. If you have any questions concerning your child's grade for a specific course, please contact that teacher. 
Daddy Daughter Dance

The 2016 Daddy Daughter Dance is to be held on Saturday, March 12 from 7:30-9:30pm in the Slant Dome. 

After you submit the online form, you will be forwarded to the online store where you can purchase tickets for this event. If you have any questions, please email Susan Fairhead. (
Father's Club Service Project at Northern Illinois Food Bank
Need Service Hours? Please join us on Tuesday, March 22nd from 6-8:30PM at the Northern Illinois Food Bank for our first serve of 2016. A core value we have at St. Francis is to live out the gospel and serve those that are the "least of these" as Jesus calls us to do. The NIFB serves over 70,000 people each week and over 590,000 people per year! In Northern Illinois, 1 out of 5 children face hunger and need assistance. NIFB has a major need to fill volunteer slots and we are committing to provide 50 volunteers. Hope to see you there!

To sign up, contact Mark Petersen at
Attention Sophomore Parents:
A reminder that March 15 is the registration deadline if your son/daughter wants a specific time and campus in our summer course, "Intensive English and Math: Preparing for the College Boards." After March 15, we open the course to students at other schools. Until the course begins in June, you may still enroll your son/daughter, but may find that some times on both campuses are closed. If you have any questions, feel free to call Mr. Kolodziej, the class coordinator, at 708-651-4356.
Spring College Fairs
Several spring college fairs will be held in the months of March and April providing a great opportunity for juniors to get a start on their college search. A regional college fair will be held at North Central College in Naperville on Monday, March 21, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.  Nearly 200 educational, military and technical institutions will be represented at this fair.  A list of colleges attending the North Central College Fair can be obtained by going to

In addition to the college fair at North Central College, DePaul University will host a fair on March 30, 5:00-7:00 PM and the College Fair at St. Charles North High School will be held on April 14, 6:30 -8:30 PM.
Notes from the Nurse 
While many welcome the change from winter to spring, there are others who are less enthusiastic. Probably 20% of us have seasonal allergies. Spring is coming and now is the time of the year to be proactive. If your student gets symptoms at the same time every year, talk with his or her healthcare provider. Some people can prevent symptoms by starting their medicine a week or two before that time of the year. If you want to try over-the-counter (nonprescription) medicines for your child, be sure to read the directions carefully.

Allergies begin when trees, flowering plants, grasses and weeds release pollen. Molds which grow in soil, vegetation and rotting wood can cause allergic symptoms when they become airborne.
Symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, congestion, cough, sinus pressure, watery eyes, as well as itchy eyes, nose and throat. These are the primary symptoms.

Additionally people with severe allergies can experience other systemic complaints such as fatigue, irritability, and inability to think clearly. For those with asthma these allergens can trigger typical asthma symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing and cough.

FYI--you can now buy Nasacort or Flonase (nasal steroid spray) over-the-counter.
Let's get ready.
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Hats For Hope
Hats For Hope will be collecting NEW socks and NEW OR GENTLY USED hats, gloves, and scarves. These items will be donated to local PADS shelters to be given to the homeless. The collection will run from February 29 until March 11. Please consider donating to help those who live in the cold this winter by putting your donations in the box in the atrium.
March Coffee with the Counselors
for Junior Parents
A Coffee with the Counselors for Junior Parents will be held on Tuesday, March 15, at 9 AM in the Rosmonowski Room. Please enter door # 4. Junior counselors, Mr. Adam Lindley and Mrs. Trudy Rigney, will speak with parents on pre-college admission tasks such as ACT/ SAT Testing, Career Options, the College Search, College Visits, How to Use Naviance, and other junior year challenges.  Please RSVP for this event by contacting Michele LeBeau, Guidance Administrative Assistant, at or call ext. 1142.
Summer Camp Registration Open
2016 Summer camp registration is now open. Please register online at If you have any questions, contact Janet Thelen at or call 630-668-5800 ext. 1145.

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