St. Francis Update
Week of October 2nd to October 6th
Dear St. Francis of Assisi students and families,
A Thanksgiving Prayer
O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
And, in remembering,
help me to destroy my complacency,
Bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help,
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.
October is a month that we pause to recognize all the ways we are grateful through prayer and time spent in gratitude. In this month of Thanksgiving, let us make an effort to sit with our families and share what we are grateful for each day. This simple act will help to build connections, help support positive mental health and bring smiles to the ones we love.
Truth and Reconciliation Liturgy
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our Liturgy last Friday. We thank Roger Ellis for sharing his story with us.
St. Francis Feast and Celebration
On Wednesday October 4th, our feast to celebrate St. Francis will be held in our school’s cafeteria. Please join us between 5-7 pm for a spaghetti dinner and some enjoyable music to celebrate. The spaghetti plate is without charge, but you can bring cash if you want to buy dessert from our Senior Volleyball Girls team. Our senior volleyball girls team will be selling baked goods during the dinner.
Picture Day is on Thursday October 5 and Friday October 6. Students with the last name A-L will be on Thursday, and students with the last name M-Z will be on Friday.
Forms and Fees
You should have received forms in the mail regarding school fees. We respectfully ask that you pay fees promptly through cheque, cash or e-transfer email@example.com. In addition, those who return all completed forms by October 6th will be entered into a draw to win a $250 prepaid Visa gift card!
Scent Aware Building
Scent sensitivity…The chemicals used in scented products can affect some people, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma, allergies and other medical conditions. In consideration of others, please avoid using scented products.
A reminder to parents and students that morning supervision does not begin until 8:00 am.
The Whitehorse Schools Food Drive is coming up on Thursday October 12th. This Food Drive provides students TWO opportunities to get service-learning hours, by:
Welding Club at YukonU
Youth Moving Mountains is an after-school club designed for girls and non-binary participants to learn welding techniques while creating their own creative masterpieces. October 19 – December 14, 2023, from 3:30 – 7:00 pm. If you are interested, please click here to see the poster or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
StFA Clothing Store 2023/2024
Order at https://urstore.ca/group/st-francis-assisi-pop-up by October 9th. All items will be shipped to the school, so you won't need to pay any shipping fees. This will be the only clothing sale this year (outside of sport sales) and a portion of sales will go towards supporting St. Francis activities, so get your items now! Orders must be received by October 9th or we will not be able to process any orders after the deadline.
The Grads will be hosting a craft fair on December 16th as a fundraiser. The Christmas Craft Fair will be held here at the school. Grads will also run a hot chocolate/baked goods canteen and a ‘consignment’ clothing pop-up. Please click here for further information if you would like to be a vendor or if you know of someone who may be interested.
The cafeteria is now open. There are breakfast options available and lunch meals are $8. Please click here to see this week’s menu.
Clubs and Athletics
Please visit our school website for club information and schedule of events.
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, Principal and Mia Ouellette, Vice-Principal
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