Spirit Day: September 27, 2019

What is Spirit Day?

St. Francis de Sales School will celebrate our 13th annual Spirit Day on Friday, September 27th, 2019. Miss Gerbatsch 4A Homeroom (2017-18 Academic Year) won the slogan competition and set our theme for the 2019-20 Academic Year: Faith Opens the Door and Helps our Eagles Soar!

Spirit Day is a time for students, parents, teachers, and community members to come together with Father Ryan and Principal Schmitt and to celebrate our amazing school. A lot goes into Spirit Day: many volunteers and many business sponsors contribute to making this our school’s largest PTO fundraiser. Spirit Day is an important source of funds for school improvements and programs for our students: technology updates and PTO programs as well as strategic investment goals determined every year in collaboration with the School Board and administration.

Fundraising Goals

Like last year, our goal is to get 100% participation for each student to raise at least $75 by selling raffle tickets or gathering tax-deductible donations. Also like last year, our business sponsorship team is soliciting renewal sponsorships and new sponsorships from local businesses. This year the Knights of Columbus are hosting our 2nd annual pasta dinner on Saturday, September 21st!

All proceeds from Spirit Day 2019 will be applied to ensure students:

  • benefit from computer lab improvements and technology resources

  • develop problem solving and critical thinking skills via STEM initiatives

  • deepen relationships through a variety of community and family-oriented events