St. Francis Update
Week of September 6th to September 9th
Dear St. Francis of Assisi students and families,
Rise to blessing. Rise to gratitude. Rise to potential. Rise to goodness. Rise to generosity. Rise to appreciation. Rise to hopefulness. Rise to new life. Rise like Jesus did, for God has blessed you with a day too beautiful to miss. Amen.
Our first couple of weeks back at school with all our learners went quite smoothly. Students are now settling in to their routines, and the school has an atmosphere of positive energy and excitement for learning. It has been wonderful to re-connect with our returning students and to welcome many new students to our school.
A reminder to parents and students regarding parking, morning drop offs and afternoon pickups. The drop off loop is on the north side of the building; the first turn off when travelling on Duke Rd from Lewes Blvd. We are asking everyone to use this location to ensure safety (the staff parking lot is not designed for drop offs). We would also like to remind students to park their cars in the student parking lot. Thank you all for your cooperation in this matter.
Teachers are planning many Off-site experiential activities for this semester. Please look out for any field trip forms that students may bring home, and promptly fill them in, sign them and return them to the school. Thank you.
Outstanding School Materials
There are many students who have not yet returned textbooks, library resources and English novels which were used last year. These items remain on a student’s record and may prevent them from having access to new resources. We ask for your help in having these items returned ASAP.
The Saint Francis Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club meets every Thursday at lunch in Mr. Willoughby’s classroom, Room 20. The GSA Club creates a safe space and fun activities for students of all genders. Everyone is welcome!
All St. Francis students can receive tutoring from other students for assistance in course work, assignments or organizational skills. The students requesting tutors are self-identified, or identified by their parents or teachers. To receive tutoring the student simply needs to fill in an application in the Skills Room (Room 3).
Students in Grade 10, 11, or 12 can apply to be a tutor. Tutors can earn either service learning hours or an hourly wage. Peer tutors are paid on a graduated scale, which increases with grade level and number of hours tutored. Potential tutors need to come in person to the Skills room and fill in an application. Students will be matched one on one by the Learning Assistance Teachers.
A reminder that there is Professional Development for all Yukon schools on September 28th and 29th, therefore there will be no school for students. September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. There is no school on that day either.
School Council will be holding the first meeting of the school year on September 6th. The meeting will take place in the evening at 7:00 pm in the school Learning Commons.
Terry Fox Run
Permission forms are going home, please complete them and have your student return them to their period 5 teacher.
X-Block Dates-Semester One
Aug. 31st x-block = 3
Sept. 14th x-block = 7
Oct. 5th x-block = 2
Oct. 19th x-block = 5
Nov. 2nd x-block = 3
Nov. 16th x-block = 3
Nov. 30th x-block = 1
Dec. 14th x-block = 5
Students who are looking for volunteer hours or opportunities to earn some money through sporting events can contact Executive Director Kristen Johnston at YSAA. You may contact her through Teams, text 867-332-7081 or email email@example.com.
Please do not hesitate to call the school at 667-5901 if you have any questions or concerns.
The St. Francis of Assisi Admin Team,
Alethea Wallace, A/Principal; Mia Ouellette, A/Vice-Principal; Janet Clarke, A/Vice-Principal
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