Events & Activities

One of the best things about St. Francis is our warm and welcoming community. We have many involved parents who share of their time, talent and treasure for our school, students and teachers.

In addition to our volunteer leadership Boards, SFS parents organize events and activities throughout the year. Please review the list below and reach out if you would like to get more involved.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Community Events
Back to School Pool Party
Plan and host free summer event for families at the Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center, including providing water and snacks. Contact: Karen Doyle and Jessie Gullo 
 
Father/Daughter Dance
Committee will setup, decorate, serve food and drinks and assemble gift baskets for raffle. Contact: Shayna Magnone  and Patricia Pissios 
 
Ladies’ Night Out
Coordinate and promote this social event for the women of our school. Contact: Teri Dodds 
 
Luxe Warehouse
Coordinate and promote event at local store. Contact: Mollee Johnson and Alison Badal 
 
Men’s Night Out
Coordinate and promote this social event for the men of our school. Contact: Jason Van Puymbroeck 
 
Mother/Son Bowling
Plan and host this event for mothers and sons of St. Francis and coordinate with the bowling alley, setup, sell raffle tickets, and assemble prize baskets. Contact: Lisa Romano 
 
Roller Skating Party
Coordinate a fun family evening of roller skating. Contact: Sheila Ulbrich
 
In-School Events
Book Fair
Setup, the sale day, clean up and paperwork for both Usborne and Follett Book Fairs. Contact: Karen Muir and Megan Roscoe
 
Career Day
Coordinate, organize, and confirm at least nine or ten speakers from Spirit Day sponsors and local community to speak to groups of students about their selected field. Contact: Karen Muir 
 
Candy Cane Corner
Coordinate a fun holiday event which gives students an opportunity to buy Christmas gifts for members of their family. Contact: Heather Kinsey and Paula Armstrong
 
Cultural Arts
Schedule up to four school cultural programs in the areas of dance, drama, art, music and science or math as well as helping on the days of the scheduled assemblies. Contact: Alison Badal 
 
Fundraising Events
Spirit Day
Our largest fundraiser and a special day filled with prayer, a community walk, pep rally, cultural arts presentation, and competitive Eagle Games to benefit our school and students. Many volunteers needed! Contact: Anelia Schmitt 
 
Bingo Night
Coordinate and host Bingo night, including food and drink, raffles, Bingo prizes, as well as cards for this second largest school fundraiser. Contact: Karen Muir and Julia Santner
 
Effortless Fundraising
Amazon Smile
Promote and track the Amazon Smile program. Contact: Lisa Romano
 
Box Tops
Counting and bundling labels for credit and promoting electronic submission and school contests. Contact: Karen Doyle and Jessie Gullo
 
Dining for Dollars
Coordinate dates with local restaurants in which the school earns a percentage of funds. Contact: Lisa Romano
 
Ink Cartridges
Collecting used printer ink cartridges and taking them to sources that will reimburse for donations including Staples and OfficeMax. Contact: Kristin Tarrant and Cheri Glover 
 
SchoolStore.com (code 116778)
Online portal for various online retailers including Walmart, Kohls, Bed Bath and Beyond. Contact:Jason Van Puymbroeck
 
Activities
Caring Hands
Set up support and coordinate efforts to help school families experiencing illness or other special needs. Contact: Anelia Schmitt 
 
Hospitality
This committee organizes hospitality (food and drinks) for all special events. Contact Holly Moorman 
 
New Family Welcome
Coordinate and assist new families into our community, including partnering with a buddy family and helping with events. Contact: Melissa Larson
 
Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night Out
Host a fun night for families, pick something new every year. Contact: Carissa Wheeler and Christy Sikorski 
 
Red Ribbon Week
Coordinate and promote the week’s activities. Contact: Amy Ribordy and Katya Bukowski 
 
School Supply Packets
Sort and label school supply kits for distribution during Registration Day. Sort loose school supplies (Bibles, Journals, etc.) to prepare for sale. Contact: Nichole Alivia 
 
Spirituality
Lead and coordinate all efforts regards to faith-based activities, including parade of saints on All Saints Day. Contact: Melissa Larson 
 
Spirit Wear
Take orders and distribute Spirit Wear, including sweats, sweatshirts, and jersey shirts. Contact: Ann Marie Kasprzak and Sarah Kleeman 
 
Teacher Appreciation
Coordinate and promote the week’s activities for our wonderful teachers and staff. Contact: Ann Marie Kasprzak and Sarah Kleeman 
 
Used Uniform Sale
Collecting school family used uniforms and selling the uniforms at Back-to-School Night and during the last week of school. Contact: Tina Bernardi and Mollee Johnson 
Wednesday, 2/26 – Ash Wednesday
Saturday, 2/29 – Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance
3/10 - Culver's Day in the Lunch Room and Teacher Trilogy Lunch Hosted by Second Grade
3/13 - St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance in Valker Hall
3/15- Mother-Son Bowling at Bowlero Deer Park
3/16 - March PTO Meeting with Guest Speakers from the Parish Judy Reilly and Pam Lynch 
3/19 - Speech Contest Hospitality in Fr. Valker Hall
3/19 - NCAA Tourney Watch Party in Knights Hall