School Notes for Week of November 16-20

  • Parents’ Night Out for Lower School!  For the third year, the We Act group is sponsoring this popular event for JK – 4th grade.  On Friday, December 11th from after school until 8:00 p.m., the High School and Middle School We Act groups, along with Suzanne Gorman and Shelly Jones, will entertain Lower School students with games, crafts, dinner and more!  Funds raised support the We Act groups’ goal of building a school in Haiti.  Please click HERE for more information and to register!
  • We are excited to announce a service-learning trip to Peru for SFS students during Spring Break. This trip is open to grades 8-12 (7th graders are also welcome with a parent). Adventure awaits! Students will fly to Cusco and to Lima, then on to Machu Picchu. Please email Danielle Tracey or Callie Gray with any questions. An informational meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 30th at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Campus.
  • Host Families Sought for Visiting Chinese High School Students. St. Francis School will again welcome 10 Chinese high school students for a week, from January 23rd – 31st. The Sino-American Youth Ambassador Program, sponsored by the Ameson Foundation of Washington, D.C., promotes educational and cultural exchange between the United States and China. Students will stay with host families for the week, attending classes at the High School campus and giving cultural presentations to the school. One of the criteria for students’ selection is their superior English skills.  St. Francis needs only to offer host families that can provide room and board, a separate bedroom, daily lunches, internet access and transportation to and from the High School.
    Despite some adverse weather conditions, last year’s visit was very successful. If you are interested in hosting a student, please contact Chinese language teacher Bob Jones.