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e-News October 29th 2015
Principal's e-Newsletter
October 29, 2015
In This Issue

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Upcoming Events
10/26/2015 » 10/30/2015 
Red Ribbon Week
link to more info

10/30/2015
Wear your Spartan Spirit and Pride! (Out of Uniform Bottoms)
11/1/2015
Alumni Memorial Mass; 10:00am

11/2/2015
All School Liturgy - Feast of All Souls Day

11/3/2015 » 11/6/2015
Boy's Kairos

11/3/2015
Jostens Sophomore Class Ring Order Information Assembly
11/4/2015 
Faculty In-Service - Students Dismissed at 12:10 p.m. (Periods 1-4)
Parent Teacher Conferences - Afternoon & Evening hours

11/5/2015
Faculty In-Service - Students Dismissed at 12:10 p.m. (Periods 5-8)
Parent Teacher Conferences - Afternoon hours

11/5/2015
Junior Retreat

11/9/2015
School Board Meeting - Rosmonowski Room - 6:30pm

11/10/2015
Jostens Sophomore Ring Order Collection - Lunch Periods & Family Night - 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

11/10/2015
Jostens Make-Up Senior Cap, Gown & Graduation Announcement Orders Collection - Lunch Periods

11/12/2015
Time-Out-For-Reading
11/13/2015 » 11/14/2015
Fall Play

11/17/2015
Jostens Make-Up Sophomore Ring Order Collection - Lunch Periods

11/17/2015
NCAA Eligibility Information Program for Student Athletes & Parents - 7:00 p.m. - Spartan Theater

11/18/2015
Open House Program begins at 6:00 pm

11/18/2015
Parents' Organization Meeting - Rosmonowski Room - 6:30 p.m.

11/22/2015
Fashion Show sponsored by the St. Francis Parents' Organization

11/25/2015 
Father's Club Boxing Night Event

11/25/2015 » 11/27/2015
Thanksgiving Vacation - NO SCHOOL
Note from the Principal
Congratulations Boys' Soccer Team - Class 2A Regional Champs!
Good Luck Spartans in the Post Season!
Girls' Volleyball Team - Regional Finals on 10/29; 6:00pm vs. Wheaton North at SFHS
 
Boys' Soccer Team - Sectional Finals on 10/30; 5:00pm vs. Boylan Catholic at Hampshire High School
 
Boys' Cross Country Team - Sectionals on 10/31; 11:00am at Kress Creek Farms
 
Girls' Swim Team - Sectionals on 11/14; 1:00pm at Neuqua Valley High School
Blessings to you and yours...GO SPARTANS!!

Raeann Huhn
Principal
St. Francis High School
St. Francis Students Recognized
Congratulations to the following St. Francis students: 
  • Madison Barella and Nicole Popow were nominated for the Daily Herald All Area Leadership Team. Finalists will be announced in January. 
  • Jonathan Burke was nominated for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for his service project which involved collecting shoes and other clothing items for children in Africa.
  • Alejandro Monzon was nominated for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship. 
  • Madison Barella was nominated by the faculty and voted by the senior class to receive the DAR Good Citizen Award. Madison will continue in the DAR scholarship competition.
  • Kevin Killian was nominated by the faculty and voted by the senior class to receive the SAR Good Citizen Award.
  • Several St. Francis seniors applied for the Wendy's Heisman Scholar Athlete Award. Connor Buckley was chosen by the Wendy's program as our School Winner and will progress in the competition. 
  • Faith Power was nominated for the Kane County Chronicle Achievement Program Student of the Month for October. 
  • Timothy Pisarski was nominated for the Suburban Life Scholars Program for September
  • Daniel Freund was nominated for the Suburban Life Scholars Program for October
Fall Play
"A Complete History of America: Abridged." 
On November 13, 14 and 15, St. Francis High School theatre students will perform, "A Complete History of America: Abridged." The play is a breathless, ninety-minute look into America's past and covers everything from the discovery of the new world to the presidency of George W. Bush. The audience will find their heads spinning from the non-stop barrage of historical fact and hysterical farce.

When:
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 14, 2015 -7:30pm
Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 1:30pm
Tickets: $8 - Seniors and Students
$10 - Regular Admission
Available online (sfhscollegeprep.org) through Nov. 8 or at the door
Please Click Here for Tickets 
In conjunction with this production, the cast and crew are asking for donations to "Operation Support Our Troops-America," an organization working to provide help and support to active and wounded military and their families. Donations will be collected at all three performances.
For more information about "Operation Support Our Troops-America," visit the St. Francis High School website at sfhscollegeprep.org.
St. Francis students joined Joliet Catholic Academy to Feed the Hungry
On Saturday October 24th, students and faculty from St. Francis traveled to Joliet Catholic Academy to pack meals to distribute at Catholic Charities in Chicago. After wrapping the hotdogs, packing brown-bags with chips, fruit, cookie and drink we drove together to  the city to distribute to the needy.  This is a unique opportunity to meet and provide for those in need and St. Francis will be volunteering one Saturday a month this school year. The upcoming Saturday dates are: November 7th December 12th, January 30th, February 20th, March 19th, and April 16th. For more information or to participate in the Food Wagon, interested students should stop by the Pastoral Ministry Department.

Service Opportunities
Marian Park Tutoring
Students are invited to an information meeting about tutoring and recreation with our neighbors at Marian Park.
Meeting: Monday, Nov. 2nd in Room 1207  with student contact, Nicole Popow and graduate, Mark Schmitt.
Come hear how you can be involved! 
Food Wagon
Students are invited to travel on the SF van to Catholic Charities in Chicago on Sat., Nov. 7th to hand out sack meals to those in need.
We will leave SF at 2:30 and return by 7:30pm. For more information, stop by Pastoral Ministry.
8th Grade Leadership Conference
8th Grade Leadership Conference hosted by our National Honor Society
There will be a leadership conference for 8th graders November 7th at St. Francis High School. During the conference, St. Francis high school students who are part of the National Honors Society will conduct activities and workshops that focus on teamwork, character, communication, and goal setting. This event will be a great activity for students who would like to become better leaders in their school, learn how to prepare for high school, and reflect on the importance of attitude and character. We invite 8th graders to register today for the Rise Up conference at sfhscollegeprep.org/rise. Pre-registration is required. 
 
Rise Up - 8th Grade
Leadership Conference
When: Saturday November 7 , 2015
Check-in: 9:30-10:00a.m. at St. Francis
Pick-up: 1:30p.m. at St. Francis
Cost: $10 includes a Leader T-shirt and lunch, online registration is required to ensure we have a t-shirt and lunch for you.
Uniform Resale
The Uniform Resale will be held for ONE DAY ONLY, during conferences on Wednesday, November 4th. Sales will be available from noon until 7:30pm in the Atrium, cash or check only. This will be the last sale of the 2015-16 school year. With the change of season, this is the perfect time to pick up pants or an extra shirt. Prices on uniform pieces range from $15 for a skirt or a fleece, $10 for pants, shorts and sweaters, and $5 for uniform polo shirts. There are also great prices on gym clothes and spirit wear. Please stop by the Atrium on November 4th. All proceeds go to a Scholarship Fund.
Time Out For Reading
The 2nd Quarter Time Out for Reading topic for discussion is "Anything Harry Potter." The discussion will take place during the Time Out for Reading period on Thursday, November 12. We are anticipating an overwhelming response to this discussion, therefore in order to provide an equal opportunity for all students we will employ a new sign-up procedure. Sign-up will begin on Wednesday, November 4 and continue through Wednesday, November 11 with a limit of 10 students per grade level. Any additional students who wish to participate in the discussion will be encouraged to sign-up for an after school meeting on the same day. Student should see Mrs. Rath with any questions.
The Sweetest Thing - St. Francis Fashion Show
Registration is underway for our annual St. Francis Fashion Show on Sunday, November 22 at Bobak's in Woodridge. Register by 11/6 for Early Bird pricing and your chance to purchase the Sweet Serendipity experience, including your chance to win the "sweetest" seats in the house at our VIP table.

Can't make it but would like to support the Fashion Show? We're collecting $5 gift cards for use in our mint raffle - cards can be sent to the school office marked "Fashion Show."

College Preparation Programs for Students and Parents
The Wheaton Public Library is hosting two College Preparation Programs for college bound students. The first is Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 -8:30 pm. Entitled, "How to Prepare for the Rising Cost of College," the program includes strategies designed to breakdown the cost of college, understand the financial aid/ scholarship aspect of the college search process and tips on how to maximize your dollars for college. The presenter for the program is Thomas J. Jaworski, M.A., founder of Quest College Consulting. This program is designed for both students and parents.
The second is an opportunity for students to take free ACT Exams. These will take place at the Wheaton Public Library on Saturday, November 7, 1:00-4:30 pm and at C2 Education, Rice Lake Square in Wheaton on Saturday, December 5, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm. On-line registration is required for all College Prep Programs. Visit www.wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or call 630-868-7520 to register.

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