School Notes for Week of April 11-15

On Saturday, Goshen Campus teachers Salema Jenkins and Joanne Brock and 2nd grader Piper Kuhn will be representing St. Francis School on Team Fighting Irishman at St. Baldrick’s at Our Lady of Lourdes at 6:00 p.m. There are 223 participants and 22 teams who will be shaving (or cutting) their hair to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Team Fighting Irishman has raised close to $11,000 of its $16,000 goal. The team stands for Patrick McSweeney, a local 16-year-old hero and close friend of Joanne Brock, who has been battling leukemia for 12 years. He is currently in a cancer trial at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia that is funded by money from St. Baldrick’s. The team welcomes anyone to come out and cheer the Wyverns on Team Irishman on Saturday, make a donation here, or join the  team and help be a hero to kids with cancer!!

IzzyGrassBird6th grader Izzy Grass won the middle school division of the Louisville Zoo’s Earth Day art contest. Izzy made a sculpture of an eagle out of found materials. Izzy will receive her award this Saturday, April 16, at 11:00 a.m. as part of the Zoo’s Earth Day celebration.

The 6th Grade Class and the We Act Club are collecting the following personal care items to donate to Kentucky Refugee Ministries: toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, deodorant, soap, hand sanitizer, shampoo, and gallon-size ziploc bags.  Bins will be placed in the Middle School Amp. Collection ends on Thursday morning, April 21, when the students will deliver the items to We Day Kentucky.

The High School We Act Group is also collecting personal care items to donate at We Day Kentucky.  Please send in hand sanitizer, shampoo, and/or feminine hygiene products by next Thursday, April 21st!

The 6th grade, the Goshen We Act Club, and the High School We Act Group are excited to attend We Day Kentucky at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts next Thursday! The students “earned” their tickets to We Day, a day celebrating service and compassion, through their service learning projects. The 6th grade helped our global citizens arriving in Louisville as refugees by sponsoring a coat drive for Kentucky Refugee Ministries. The Goshen We Act Club donated to the Louisville Zoo to help feed the lemurs. They also raised awareness of the needs for education and clean water in Haiti through skits they performed at Middle School Morning Meetings.  Together, the Goshen and High School groups raised money to help build a school in Haiti via snack cart and hot chocolate sales (Goshen), cookouts and an upcoming car wash (High School), and Lower School Parents’ Night Out (both).  The High School group also volunteered with the nonprofit My Dog Eats First to assist homeless and low-income people with caring for their pets.  
(**Details for Goshen students attending the event: Students will leave school just after morning check in and travel via SFS bus  will be provided at the event, but event organizers are asking all students to bring a refillable water bottle to cut down on plastic waste. Students should also dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes, as the event will conclude with a Walk for Compassion outdoors. We will return to school around 2:30. Event organizers will also be selling T-shirts, bracelets, water bottles, etc. this year. If your child would like to bring extra money with them to purchase a souvenir, they may do so.  Should you have any questions about the event, please contact Shelly Jones)