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H&S Newsletter

We hope you have adjusted well into your summer after an incredibly successful year of school thanks to all the teachers, staff, students and you, the parents. Thank you everyone for all that you do for our school and for keeping our SFdS family thriving! Below you will find a wrap-up of our 2020/2021 financials...
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Tuesday News – June 8, 2021

Report Cards will be public on Option C on June 11, 2021. If you need your PARENT login please email tracvavrina@sfdslg.org
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Summer Reading Program

This year for summer reading we will be using AR, Accelerated Reader to practice and encourage reading. Students can read throughout the summer and take quizzes each week on Wednesdays. We will open quizzes to be taken anytime on Wednesdays between 8 AM and 4 PM throughout the summer. This will assist in monitoring the...
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H&S Newsletter

Congratulations to all of our students that participated in last weekend's play, Shrek Jr. So many teachers and parents to thank for helping with this year's production and a very special thank you to Mr. Dean. You outdid yourself and we are so thankful for all that you do for our kids. With school coming...
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SFDS State of Our School – May 2021

SFdS has had a memorable year. Covid has changed many thingsin our lives but SFdS remained focused, safe and fortunate due to our collective community efforts. We closed in-person learning for only one week all year to be extra cautious after Thanksgiving. We are committed to the upcoming school year with students in- person, without...
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Newsletter – May 25, 2021

TADS –Angel Fund NOW OPEN for 2021-2022 Our TADS tuition assistance enrollment is now open. You can log in to your TADS account and apply for angel fund. If you need assistance please contact tracivavrina@sfdslg.org https://www.tads.com/
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Newsletter – May 18, 2021

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, the CDC released updated guidance that fully vaccinated people can resume activities they did before the pandemic, including participating in indoor and outdoor activities – large or small – without wearing a mask or physically distancing. One of the important exceptions to this updated mask guidance was K-12 Schools. As...
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Newsletter – May 11, 2021

There is still time to donate. Visit the school website sfdslg.org/school, on the home page there is a big red support SFDS button. When you select that make your selection to donate to the school! Let’s get some teacher desks!
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Tuesday News – May 3, 2021

To all of our friends and family at SFDS, thank you for your generous donations and support of the SFDS Annual Benefit “Furnishing Our Future.”  We reached our goal of $50,000 in order to purchase new desks and chairs for the classrooms!  We are truly grateful for this wonderful community we have here at SFDS! ...
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Volunteers Needed for the 5K Run

Our first social event of the year, the 5K, is just a few weeks away! I hope you can all participate in the event in some way- whether it be walking, running, or VOLUNTEERING! We do not need a lot of your time, but if you can give a little of your time that day...
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H & S Newsletter – April 30, 2021

We did it! We reached our goal to help Furnish our Future! Total today is almost $55,400.00! Thank you to all who donated and were able to join us the night of the auction to see our kids and staff in action! We can’t thank enough Home & School, Clare Rudd, Traci Vavrina, Terry Maus,...
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Tuesday Newsletter, April 27, 2021

“Furnishing Our Future” Auction To all of our friends and family at SFDS, thank you for your generous donations and support of the SFDS Annual Benefit “Furnishing Our Future.” We reached our goal of $50,000 in order to purchase new desks and chairs for the classrooms! We are truly grateful for this wonderful community we...
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Tuesday Newsletter, April 20, 2021

“Furnishing Our Future” Auction Silent Auction bidding is underway for items totaling over $55,000! Register TODAY and invite your family and friends to do the same. https://events.readysetauction.com/sfds/auction2021 Buy a $10 viewing ticket to see our auction show. Many staff and students have prepared skits and entertainment for the evening. Join us Saturday 6-7pm (pre show...
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Tuesday Newsletter – April 13, 2021

Sign up to sell before or after at a mass! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4BA8AD2FABF5C61-5050 The family who sells the most tickets will earn a tuition credit of $500 and for the class that sells the most tickets will earn a private viewing of a movie at the Geneva Theatre! Tuesday update: 1st grade is still in the lead,...
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Friday Updates

A few updates for you: Today we are sending home the results of the ITBS test taken in grades 3-7 the first of March. Please note we did not review these results with your child at school. Take time to go over the results with your child and discuss how they felt they did in...
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Tuesday Newsletter – April 6, 2021

“Furnishing Our Future” Auction Only 3 days left to register and bid for the Tristan Crist experiences! Give your child the experience of a lifetime....To be elevated by Tristan Crist OR assist with an illusion! Bidding ends THIS Saturday, April 10th, at 9am! Register for our auction and take a look at the many gifts...
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Tuesday Newsletter – March 23, 2021

On Thursday, March 25th the delicious and generous MOD Pizza (213 S. Edwards Blvd.) is donating back 20% of Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders to support a great cause -- St. Francis de Sales Parish School! On behalf of St. Francis de Sales Parish School you’re invited to join us and eat out, not...
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“Furnishing Our Future” Auction

Join us for a night of fun during our virtual auction "Furnishing Our Future" on Saturday, April 24, and help us raise money for new classroom furniture for our school! Become a sponsor or register for the event today! https://events.readysetauction.com/sfds/auction2021
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Wisconsin Private School Choice Program

Please watch our short video regarding St. Francis de Sales Parish School's involvement in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program or statewide program (WPCP). These programs allow eligible students to attend a participating private school in grades four-year-old kindergarten (K4) to 12.
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Tuesday News – March 16, 2021

Hopefully, you all received your invitation yesterday to our virtual auction on Saturday, April 24. If you didn't receive your electronic invite yesterday, please check your junk folder or you can view the auction website here -https://events.readysetauction.com/sfds/auction2021. Two magical auction items are already open for bidding with opportunities to be a part of the live...
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Tuesday News – March 9, 2021

St Patrick’s Day Dinner Orders are due NOW: Our Parish is providing a true Irish dinner on Saint Patrick's Day All orders must be in by tomorrow, March 10th. Please click here to order. You can pick up your children and your dinner on 3-17 at the same time!!! We will have a day where...
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Tuesday Newsletter – March, 2021

FRIDAY, MARCH 26th THERE WILL BE NO AFTER CARE IN THE PM AVAILABLE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE!! Any questions please contact Kim Donahue at aftercare@sfdslg.org Thank you!!
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H&S Newsletter – February 26, 2021

What a great week of fun activities and school projects being held during Catholic Schools week. While it was a little different this year we were still able to have some of our favorite Catholic Schools week activities. The pancake lunch was a hit and the 8th grade class was able to have their Volleyball...
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Tuesday Newsletter – February 23, 2021

For the safety of the students we must know if there is a change on who will be picking up your child at dismissal. Notify the teacher and office of the change. This includes all sports. The notification must come to the office through the parent. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Tuesday Newsletter – February 16, 2021

We sent home re-registration information. St. Francis de Sales Parish School is growing and changing every day! We are excited for a new year! To hold your space for the upcoming year we need your registration form and fee. We have several classes close to capacity. We will open seats to new families on March...
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Tuesday Newsletter – February 9, 2021

We sent home re-registration information. St. Francis de Sales Parish School is growing and changing every day! We are excited for a new year! To hold your space for the upcoming year we need your registration form and fee. We have several classes close to capacity. We will open seats to new families on March...
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Tuesday Newsletter – February 2, 2021

Saturday, April 24th 5pm SFDS virtual auction "Furnishing Our Future" Our mission is to raise $50,000 for classroom furniture through live and silent auction items, sponsorship opportunities for sets of furniture or an entire classroom and generous donations from family and friends. Spread the word as all are welcome to join the bidding fun!
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Catholic Schools Week Essays & Pictures

Below are essays from our students reflecting on Catholic Schools Week
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H&S Newsletter – January 29, 2021

Catholic schools week starts Sunday January 31st with students sharing their thoughts through essays on Catholic Schools at each mass. The week will be filled with fun dress up days and faith filled activities. Tuesday Mass will be streamed for those who cannot make it. Wait for more details to come from Principal Maus. Home...
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Tuesday Newsletter – January 26, 2021

Saturday, April 24th 5pm. SFDS virtual auction "Furnishing Our Future" Our mission is to raise $50,000 for classroom furniture through live and silent auction items, sponsorship opportunities for sets of furniture or an entire classroom and generous donations from family and friends. Spread the word as all are welcome to join the bidding fun!
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Newsletter – January 19, 2021

Save the Date! Saturday, April 24th 5pm. SFDS virtual auction "Furnishing Our Future" Our mission is to raise $50,000 for classroom furniture through live and silent auction items, sponsorship opportunities for sets of furniture or an entire classroom and generous donations from family and friends. Spread the word as all are welcome to join the...
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Tuesday Newsletter – January 12, 2021

We are thinking ahead to the 2021-2022 school year! Coming soon! We will be providing you with re-registration information. St. Francis de Sales Parish School is growing and changing every day! We are excited for a new year!
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Bulletin – January 5, 2021

Welcome Back. I hope you all had a great break and enjoyed your family time. We are excited to be on campus and continuing to have students in the classroom. Thank you for all your good wishes and thoughtful gifts over the holiday. I was lucky enough to spend my break in Florida with my...
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Virtual Christmas Concert

If you missed our student Christmas Concert online tonight, please take a few minutes to enjoy some Christmas music sung by our very talented students. Thank you to all of our courageous singers and to Mr. Deane for their hard work to prepare for our concert this evening.
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Tuesday News – December 21, 2020

The virtual Christmas concert is scheduled on Dec. 22 at 7:00pm We wish our SFdS community, students, families, staff and parish a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. Be safe and enjoy our break with your family. Looking forward to seeing you on January 4th.
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Home & School – Christmas Newsletter

What a great start to the year we have had with all things considered. An unbelievable fundraising event that would not have been possible without the help of our SFdS families and parish members. Our grand total for the Soles event is $66,823!! Just incredible! We want to send out a special thank you to...
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Tuesday Newsletter – December 15, 2020

With the upcoming cold/flu season approaching please remember to practice the daily morning home checks. If your child does not feel well nor has a fever, please keep them home. Thank you for cooperation in helping keep us all safe and healthy!
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Important Christmas Break Update

Just an update on the many things that are SFdS. We continue to be very fortunate that we have had little disruptions to our on campus learning during COVID. We are missing our Christmas celebrations in the classrooms and the time we spend together as a community at this joyous time of year. But I...
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Tuesday Newsletter – December 8, 2020

With the upcoming cold/flu season approaching please remember to practice the daily morning home checks. If your child does not feel well nor has a fever, please keep them home. Thank you for cooperation in helping keep us all safe and healthy!
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Tuesday Newsletter – December 1, 2020

Virtual Learning Days: Virtual learning will continue through December 4th. In person learning will resume on December 7th. Home Check REMINDERS: With the upcoming cold/flu season approaching please remember to practice the daily morning home checks. If your child does not feel well nor has a fever, please keep them home. Thank you for cooperation...
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Important Reminders/Virtual Learning

All Surveys are due before November 25th. This survey is a part of our re-accreditation process. Here is the link to complete the Parent/Family SURVEY: https://forms.gle/MCjyPkh52Uvboawh6
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H&S Newsletter – November 20, 2020

Just a reminder that Spirit Wear is back! Order forms went home last week. If they have been misplaced or you’d like to get a better look at your color options we’ve attached the forms to this email. Reminder that these items are not uniforms and can only be worn on spirit wear days and/or...
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Tuesday Newsletter – November 17, 2020

Please take the time to review your student’s report cards on Option C. We still show quite a few families that have not viewed them. If you need assistance email tracivavrina@sfdslg.org; www.optionc.com school code 7128
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H&S Newsletter – November 13, 2020

Happy Friday! It’s starting to get cold out there so don’t forget to load up on some new and warm uniform clothes and spirit wear items coming out today! Thank you to all the parents who reached out to be a representative for your child's classroom. Below you will find more information on what’s going...
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Join Our SHOP WITH SCRIP Program!

What is Scrip? It is a gift certificate OR Gift card that is used just like cash for personal shopping. It is sold to you at face value. A $10 card, costs you $10. SFdS earns a percentage of each card sold. Money raised is used for upgrading textbooks.
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Veteran’s Day Tribute Video

Below is a video from our students, Pre-K through 8, honoring our veterans.
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Tuesday News – November 10, 2020

To view Report Card and confirm you have seen the report card: Once you are in Option C, click “student” in the top left corner. Under the student, choose Report Card, it will say “Archdiocese of Milwaukee 2018”. Once you open the Report Card, it will ask you to “confirm” that you are the parent...
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SFDS Parish School Survey

Every seven years our school goes through a reaccreditation process. We will have a formal accreditation visit on site in 2021. In preparation of that visit, we take time to reflect and evaluate where we are as a school and what we plan to accomplish in the future with short-term and long-term goals. It is...
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Tuesday News – November 3, 2020

With the upcoming cold/flu season approaching please remember to practice the daily morning home checks. If your child does not feel well nor has a fever, please keep them home. Thank you for cooperation in helping keep us all safe and healthy!
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Home & School Newsletter – October 31, 2020

Wrapping up our Soles for Education we would like to, once again, say Thank you for your support and generosity with this event. All classes were rewarded with ice cream treats Friday for hitting their fundraising goal! Great Job! Below you will find more information on what’s going on in and around school.
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Tuesday News – October 27, 2020

We have gone above and beyond our goal of $30,000 and reached the awesome amount of $56,029! As of Today! We couldn’t have done this without the amazing, generous friends & family of our school who believe in catholic education and support our school SFDS! We are open for donations until Nov. 1. All winners...
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H&S Newsletter – October 23, 2020

We are thrilled for all of you that helped in reaching our goal for the Soles for Education Fundraiser! Thank you to all the parents and families who supported us in reaching our goal. As of today our grand total is $54,179 (almost $25,000 over goal!)!!! Below you will find some more information regarding Soles...
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Newsletter – October 20, 2020

We have gone above and beyond our goal of $30,000 and reached the awesome amount of $53,229! As of Today. We couldn’t have done this without the amazing, generous friends & family of our school who believe in catholic education and support our school SFDS! We are open for donations until Nov. 1. All winners...
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Pictures From Soles for Education Walk

Thank you to all who walked and donated to support our school. Want to support our school! It's not too late. Donations are accepted until Nov. 1.
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Soles Walk Matching Funds Donors

Do any of your Soles Walk donors work for the following companies? These are just a small number of the companies that offer matching fund donation programs. Don’t lose out on money for your school.
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Soles For Education – Why Should I Donate

Sebastian is attending St. Francis de Sales School where myself and my siblings all graduated from and where my mother currently works. Sebastian is in Kindergarten and loves the sense of family that St. Francis provides. St. Francis de Sales is a special place to our family. Many family milestones have happened here and I...
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Tuesday Newsletter – October 13, 2020

Who's ready to be the top fundraiser at our school and win these brand new Air pods? Keep calling your family and friends, make online videos (we’ve seen some good ones), and be creative in any way you can to help us reach our goal. There are plenty of prizes to be won with our...
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H&S Newsletter – October 9, 2020

What a wonderful week of weather. We hope you were all available to get out and practice walking for Soles for Education to be held next Saturday October 17th, 2020. We encourage everyone to get out and walk your own path next Saturday to support our school and Catholic Education. There will be a path...
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Tuesday Newsletter – October 6, 2020

Did we get your attention? Once again, we are so excited to invite everyone to participate in the 8th Annual Soles for Catholic Education Walk on October 17th at 10am. You can walk in your neighborhood, with a group of friends or at our school (details to follow).
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H&S Newsletter – October 2, 2020

Happy Friday! We hope you all have had time to check out this wonderful fundraiser for our school. Emails have gone out for prizes regarding top earners for Class, Student and Families. Please remember when donating we were not able to have our big Derby Night auction, 5k, Jog - a- thong and so on...
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Soles Walk Matching Donations

Your donation will do even more to help our school. Generous Soles Walk sponsors have stepped up to match a proportion of donations St. Francis de Sales receives.
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Tuesday Newsletter – September 29, 2020

What: 8th Annual Soles for Catholic Education Walk Where: At SFDS school or a place of your choice to walk When: Saturday, October 17th at 10:00am Why: to celebrate Catholic schools, build community and raise funds that stay at our school. The impact of your donation will do even more for our school. Generous Soles...
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H&S Newsletter – September 25, 2020

Happy Friday! Please see below information regarding Soles for Catholic Education. This is our only fundraiser of 2020! Money raised will stay right here at St. Francis de Sales and Soles walk sponsors have stepped up to match a proportion of donations! We will be walking around the school Saturday October 17, at 10:00am. We...
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Tuesday Newsletter – September 22, 2020

Join us for the 8th annual Soles for Catholic Education Walk on Saturday, October 17, 2020. We are “virtually” walking to celebrate Catholic schools, build community and raise funds that stay at our school. Help us reach our school’s fundraising goal of $30,000! This is our only fundraiser for 2020. Help keep our school strong...
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Soles for Education

Step up to support St. Francis de Sales by registering and donating to the Virtual Soles for Catholic Education Walk on October 17, 2020. Text SOLES56 to 71777 or visit www.catholicschoolswalk.org. #SolesWalk
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Home & School Newsletter – Sept. 18, 2020

Feels like Fall has arrived. We hope this email finds you and your family happy, safe and healthy. This year is looking a little different for our Home & School board and we are limited in fundraisers that we can have due to COVID. We are very excited to be involved in the Soles for...
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Tuesday Newsletter – Sept. 15, 2020

Remember to turn in your envelope if you would like to order pictures. The due date for Students who took their picture on picture day is Sept. 17. For virtual students & retake students envelopes are due Sept 22.
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Tuesday Newsletter – Sept. 8, 2020

Just a reminder picture day is on Wednesday September 9th starting at 8:30. Please do NOT wear green. If you need retakes please return the envelope that goes home with your student to your teacher. The photographer wants to see the envelope.
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Mask Etiquette and Health & Safety Measure

Dr. Greenberg informs parents and staff on proper mask etiquette and on health and safety measures.
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Tuesday Newsletter – Sept. 1, 2020

School Improvement and updates: See attached letter from Principal Maus regarding school improvements and updates! Morning Drop off Reminders: When dropping off or picking up in the morning, park as far up as you can closest to the new gate. We need to leave the spaces by the Curtis street entrance open for the bus...
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Updates: Pick up and drop off info and First Day of School Information

This new school year is very different from any other year that I can remember as a principal. I will continue to keep you and your families informed and in our prayers. Here is some updated information for the first day of school. Back To School Night Many parents are asking about a Back to...
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Tuesday Email

We are busy getting ready for our students' return. Here are some reminders and a letter highlighting some of our updates. Keeping communication open. Please be sure you return your signed document from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. I have attached another copy or you can find it on our website. Each family is asked to...
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Letter From Fr. Ray

As St. Thomas Aquinas the Patron Saint of Catholic education stated “The study of truth requires a considerable effort - which is why few are willing to undertake it out of love of knowledge - despite the fact that God has implanted a natural appetite for such knowledge in the minds of men and women.”...
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Updated Information

Today I have attached a letter from our new Pastor Father Ray. I have also attached a document from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee that needs to be signed by each family. You may scan the signed document or feel free to drop it off at our office or mail it to school. Please come to...
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Back to School

We continue to enhance our plan for return to campus every day.  It is still our intent to return to campus on August 31st, offering five days a week instruction on campus.  We will have an orientation for our families the week before school starts. Virtual Learning VL: I have extended the time to choose VL to August 20th. 
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SFdS Updates – August 4, 2020

Our staff met yesterday, and we are preparing for our students’ return at the end of the month. The first task is to review and create a more detailed document for each “cohort” to understand the efforts we are putting forth to provide a safe and healthy learning environment. The expectations continue to change quickly. ...
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SFDS Updates

Dear Parents and Staff I hope you continue to enjoy these summer months and are staying safe and healthy.  I have had the opportunity to spend time with my grandsons and have done lots of research on the best way to prepare for the students’ return to our classrooms. It can be challenging with all the changes...
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Weekly Update

Just a friendly reminder that TADS agreements have been sent out. All families are expected to fill one out. Financial Aid enrollment is also open and available on TADS, if you need assistance please email Traci with any questions regarding TADS.Thank you and stay healthy
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School Update

Dear Parents, As we enter July and celebrate America’s Birthday I want to thank you once more for your continued support and dedication to SFdS parish school. The last quarter of school offered many challenges for our community and the opportunity for us to learn as we move forward looking to our upcoming school year. While...
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Tuesday Newsletter – 06/23/20

Mrs. Maus is aware and continues to work with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and local resources to prepare for opening in the fall. We do plan to open; more updates will be sent out when they are available. TADS tuition agreements will be sent out later this afternoon. All families are required to sign an...
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Updates For Our Return This Fall

Dear Parents and Staff, Please read the attached letter and accompanying Q and A document from Dr. Kathleen Cepelka and Archbishop Listecki regarding what to expect in the fall.   Under the guidance of the Archdiocese, informed by numerous public and private agencies, and in consultation with our new pastor and other school leaders, our leadership teams...
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Final End of the Year Information

We are very excited to announce that SFdS was awarded the Archdiocese of Milwaukee GIFTS grant for $10,000 to start our STREAM curriculum and lab. We are very blessed. Good things are happening here.Some updates and news: Report Cards will be available the morning of June 10th. We have a report card letter attached to...
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