School Notes for Week of January 9 – January 13

Join us January 19th at 8:30 a.m. on the Downtown Campus for the Parent Group and Webinar Seven Transitions Into Adulthood with School Counselor Terri White. Terri will be showing the recent ISACS Webinar Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through The Seven Transitions Into Adulthood, presented by Dr. Lisa Damour, psychologist and author of the book (She will have a copy of the book on hand for anyone interested). Trends are showing that young adults are struggling more than ever with transitioning to adulthood and launching successfully. Learning the best ways to help our children navigate adolescence and early adulthood is important to their growth as individuals. Parenting adolescents is hard work, so join us in discussion and connect with other parents who are encountering similar experiences. This is for all parents, not just parents of girls. RSVP to Terri White is not required, but is appreciated.

St. Francis is hosting the Winter LISC Dance for 6th – 8th graders Friday, January 20th from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. and we are looking for “winter” decorations! If you have inflatable snowmen, white lights, snowflakes, or anything else “wintry” you can let us borrow, we’d greatly appreciate it! Our faculty will be in charge of chaperoning, but if you’d like to come (if your child lets you), you are welcome, too. We will be decorating in the gym from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. prior to the dance. If you can help, please get in touch with Reed Gabhart ASAP.

IMG_4169Interested in taking art classes in Italy? Join Goshen Campus art teacher Alex Taylor for a Plein Air Landscape Workshop in Tuscany July 17th – 21st. Alex has been invited once again to conduct a one-week drawing and plein air landscape painting workshop with Tom Ruggio in Tuscany, Italy. The experience is a truly memorable one, as you experience art classes, art history, local history, Tuscan cuisine, and living in a delightful Italian town. The workshop is limited to six participants, so if you are interested, visit the website and apply early. Please contact Alex Taylor with any questions or for additional information.

Don’t miss the opportunity to reserve your copy of the 2016-17 yearbook! We are able to offer a reduced price of $50 until March 1st; after that, the price will be $57. Similar to last year, the yearbook will come out BEFORE the end of the school year so that students can sign copies and have them for the summer break. We will mail a spring supplement full of great photos from end of the year activities, graduations, etc. to each of you who purchase a yearbook. The spring supplement comes with an adhesive strip to insert into your yearbook. Also, all yearbook ordering and purchasing is done through our yearbook company, Herff Jones.​

Click here to purchase the SFS yearbook now. Please contact Rosanne Conlan or Trisha Amirault for any additional questions.