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e-News September 8, 2016
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Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting; 6:30 p.m. (Rosmonowski Room)

Senior Parent Coffee with the Counselors; 9 a.m. (Rosmonowski Room)

Parent Clubs' Social and Activities Fair (Lacy Gateway Bldg)

College Financial Aid Parent Program; 7 p.m. (Kuhn CAC)

Powder Puff Game

Special Schedule; Dismissal at 12:10 p.m.

Homecoming Game vs. DeLaSalle; 5/7:30 p.m.

Pep Rally; PM Assembly Schedule

College Application and Essay Writing; 7p.m. (Kuhn CAC)

Free Practice ACT; 8:30 a.m. (North Wing)

All-School Liturgy - Feast of St. Francis 8 a.m.

27th Annual Alumni Golf Outing (Prairie Landing Golf Club) 9:00 a.m.

Columbus Day - No School

Choral Concert; 7 p.m. (Kuhn CAC)

Fathers' Club Spirit Rally (after the football game)

Alumni Association All-School Reunion - Oktoberfest
Note from the Principal
Student Government would like to remind all parents of the following:
  • Homecoming Week starts on Monday, September 19 and ends with the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, September 24. The theme for the 2016 Homecoming Week and Dance is "Tropical - Let's go to the Beach." A schedule with the dress and activities for each day will be released next week. 
  • Homecoming tee-shirts are ready to order! Our tee-shirts this year were hand illustrated by Monique Broqueza '19, and fit with our tropical theme for the week. If you are interested in ordering a tee-shirt, please go to this link and complete an order form. Tee-shirts are $8. If tee-shirts are ordered by 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 9, students will receive their shirts on the Thursday of Homecoming Week. All other orders are due by Friday, September 16 at noon, and will be delivered several weeks after. 

 An image for the tee-shirt can be found below

  • DRESS GUIDELINES: All dresses must be longer than the fingertips (with shoulders relaxed) when hands are placed at the 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 chose another dress. The dress may not have any cut outs on the front or sides, and may not be too low cut. The dress may have an open back, but it should not dip below the natural waistline. Additionally, shoes must be worn at all times during the dance. Students may bring a second pair of more comfortable shoes to change into after pictures if they prefer! 
  • Be sure to check whether your daughter can sit, walk, and dance in the dress and of an appropriate length and cut). The dance is a lot more fun when the dress fits comfortably! 
  • If bringing a guest from another school you must complete a Homecoming Dance Guest Form
Raeann Huhn Principal
St. Francis High School
Lunch & Lit in the Library
This year the library is hosting a "Lunch & Lit" book discussion. Students are invited to bring their lunch to the library and share in a discussion of a selected book. The first "Lunch & Lit" is in September. All freshmen were invited to participate in a discussion of "To Kill a Mockingbird," today, September 8 during A lunch. And, all sophomore, junior, and senior students are invited to join us in the library on Thursday, September 15 during either C or E lunch for a discussion of "Fahrenheit 451." Students must sign-up by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday in the library to attend the following day's discussion. See Mrs. Rath with any questions.
Arts & Crafts Club
The Arts & Crafts Club is up & running and ready for another fun year of creativity, time to relax and make new friends. If your child is interested in joining any of the activities this semester, please have him/her contact Mrs. Rupp in Guidance.

First Semester's Arts & Crafts Club activities:
8/29  Decorate your own School Supplies
 Crafty Crayons & Cool Ducted tape Projects
 Candle Making & Decoupage
 Jewelry Fun & Bead Projects
 Halloween Craft Party together with Culinary Club
 CLAY Projects & Stone Art
 Fleece Blanket Making
 Needle Point Crafts & Origami
 Christmas Craft Party together with Culinary Club
Culinary Club
Attention Culinary Club members,  our September event is making mug cakes after school on Monday, September 19. Sign up in Ms. Fairhead's room or Mrs. Holinger's room by Friday, September 16. See either teacher for further details.
Adventure Club
Adventure Club invites students to go mini-golfing followed by ice cream after school on Tuesday, September 13. Transportation is provided and students will be back at school by 5 p.m. For more information or to pick up a permission form, please see Ms. Fairhead in room 1110.
Coffee with the Counselors
for Senior Parents
A Coffee with the Counselors for Senior Parents will be held on Thursday, September 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  in the Rosomonowski Room. During the program, Mrs. Rigney and Mr. Lindley will assist senior parents in understanding the college admission and college application process. Topics will include: steps for completing a college application, using Naviance, requesting recommendations and transcripts, the Common Application, scholarships, and time for questions and answers. If you wish to attend, please RSVP Michele LeBeau, Guidance Administrative Assistant, at   
Back to School Parents' Social
We hope that you will join us for a casual evening of fun, food and beverages with fellow St. Francis parents. For planning purposes, please REPLY to the Evite NO LATER THAN Monday, 9/12. This event is hosted by the Mothers' and Fathers' Clubs and will provide an opportunity for you to learn about the social events that each club offers throughout the year. If you have not received the Evite or are unable to attend but would like additional information about either club, please contact Debbie Quirk at
Come on out for a night of fun!
The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS)
Presentations Offered to SFHS Parents 
Navigating Healthy Families will present Coping Strategies to Regulate Anxiety: An Introduction to Distress Tolerance with Laura Koehler Psy.D. on Thursday, September 15 at noon at the Community Consolidated School, District 93 Administration Center at 230 Covington Drive in Bloomingdale. Click here for more information.

Navigating Higher Eduction will present, Conquering the Challenges of College Costs with Frank Palmasani on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10:30-noon at Glenbard West. Click here for more information.

Navigating Healthy Families, will present Temple Grandin in a special event, Different Not Less: Different Kinds of Minds. Presentations on Wednesday, Sept 21 at 3:00p.m. and repeated at 7:00p.m. at Glenbard East High School, 1014 S Main St. in Lombard. Students are encouraged to attend. Participants for the 3pm event are welcome to park in the Enchanted Castle lot (just south of the entrance to the Enchanted Castle).
Upcoming College Fairs 
September 24
NACAC Performing Arts College Fair at DePaul University, 1:00-3:00 PM
October 1
NACAC Chicago National College Fair at McCormick Place 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
October 3
College Fair at Waubonsee Community College 6:00-8:00 PM
October 4
College Fair at Elgin Community College 6:00-8:00 PM
October 18
College Fair at College of DuPage, 6:00-8:00 PM
Executive Functioning Skills Workshop at SFHS
Wednesday, October 5, from 5:30-7:30  p.m., Nurturing Wisdom will present an interactive workshop on Executive Functioning Skills for students and parents in the Rosmonowski Room. Many young people need help developing executive functioning skills like organizing, time management, studying and notetaking. Those skills are often the missing link to success. This practical and hands on workshop will give students and parents a chance to:
  • Be introduced to executive functioning skills
  • Organize binders and school materials
  • Learn study and note-taking skills
  • Build effective homework routines
  • Get tips and tricks for managing time effectively 
Sign up online by clicking Here. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Angelika Rupp at 630-668-5800 ext. 1104 or or Jeanne Rerucha at Nurturing Wisdom at 312-260-7945 ext. 7 or visit
ACT Prep Courses Offered
St. Francis High School is teaming with Kaplan Test Prep to provide ACT prep courses on the St. Francis High School campus this winter and spring. The winter course will start on December 15 and lead up to the February 11, 2017, exam. No classes will be held during final exams or over Christmas vacation. The spring course starts on February 8 and leads up to the April 8, 2017, ACT test. St. Francis students receive a course discount for a total cost of $649 by using the following promo code at checkout: KAS150.
Kaplan will also offer a free ACT practice test at St. Francis High School on Saturday, October 1, at 8:30 a.m.. Students can sign up for either the courses or the practice test by going to the following link which is just for St. Francis High School students. Because our events are not open to the general public they are not posted on the regular Kaplan website. To register, copy and paste the following web address into your browser: 
Father's Club Service Project at Northern Illinois Food Bank 
Need Service Hours? Please join us on Saturday, October 1 from 9:00AM until Noon at the Northern Illinois Food Bank for our first serve of school year. 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
Wendy's Scholarship
This year, Wendy's® is giving away 100 scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $10,000.

Since 1994, Wendy's High School Heisman has been supporting education and celebrating the successes of top performing high school scholar-athletes. We've awarded nearly $2 million to support education across the country, and we've recognized the achievements of more than 600,000 of the nation's most esteemed high school seniors, including students from YOUR SCHOOL.

The deadline to apply is October 3, 2016.

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