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Wolf Watch Weekly E-News

Wolf Watch

Wolf Watch is St. Francis’s weekly e-newsletter to our parent and grandparent community that shares announcements for each grade level and updates on school activities and events. Wolf Watch is updated weekly throughout the school year, so check back every Sunday for the latest on St. Francis happenings.

For this week’s news, please select the appropriate section below:

News for the Week of April 22

All School

Reminder: Name Tags Are Required on Campus
As a reminder to parents, please wear your name tags to special events, as well as during day-to-day visits to the school. Grandparents and other visitors should bring their driver’s license to sign in for name tags. If you have lost your permanent name tag, please let your division office manager or Rose Ann Gregory, administration office manager at the front desk, know that you need a new one. Thank you!


Expect Detour Along North Piney Point Road (Main Campus)
The City of Piney Point Village announced that the repaving of North Piney Point Road from Memorial Drive to Greenbay Street will begin on Monday, April 23. Traffic will be one-way, southbound only on North Piney Point Road from Greenbay Street to Memorial Drive during the first phase of construction.

We recommend allotting extra time for morning and afternoon carpool during this process. While these changes will not prevent you from entering the north and south entrances to our Main Campus, drivers will need to turn right upon exit and head southbound toward Memorial Drive.

To view the detour map provided by the City of Piney Point Village, please click here. Detour signage will be placed along North Piney Point Road starting this week.

As always, we greatly appreciate your patience as the city continues to make road improvements near our Main Campus.


Annie: Eighth-Grade Play Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow
Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations . . . and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks; his personal secretary, Grace Farrell; and a lovable mutt named Sandy. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts—and she is sure to warm yours, too!

  • Come see our eighth graders perform this family-favorite musical on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center.
  • Tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 23.
  • Click here to purchase tickets online.


Remember: Tuition Payments Are Due May 1
Annual tuition payments for the 2018-19 school year are due on or before Tuesday, May 1. Please bring/send your check to Chanda Hutton in Accounts Receivable, or log into My BackPack and make an online payment by credit card or e-check (for non-ACH annual tuition payers only). Note: A convenience fee is added to online tuition payments.

If you chose the Annual by ACH tuition payment plan option on your 2018–19 enrollment contract, the school will draft your bank account on Tuesday, May 1.

If you chose the Monthly by ACH tuition payment plan option on your 2018–19 enrollment contract, the school will draft your bank account on Tuesday, May 1, for the first monthly tuition payment for the 2018–19 school year. Moving forward, the monthly ACH tuition drafts will occur on the first business day of each month from June 2018 through January 2019.


Grab Your Summer Read at the Book Fair!
Whether it’s by the pool, in the hammock—or in the great indoors—nothing says summer like curling up with a relaxing read on a hot Houston day. Help your student get a head start on summer favorites at the book fair on Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4! We’ll open the doors to our Main Campus Crum Library from 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and to our South Campus Crum Library from 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

  • Primary School students visit the book fair with their parents and are welcome at both campuses. Stop by to take a stroll with your little Wolf!
  • Lower and Middle School students will attend the book fair with their classes—and parents are invited to join them or browse on their own!
    • Lower School parents, please check your homeroom teacher’s web page for times.
    • Middle School parents, please check your English teacher’s web page for times.
    • Don't forget to create a prepaid student account for your Lower and Middle School students to use for purchases at the book fair. The process is paperless and quick, and you can even donate a book to the library at the same time! The deadline for creating student accounts is Wednesday, May 2, at noon.


Art a la Carte Currently Accepting Docent Applications
If you will have a student in kindergarten through eighth grade in the 2018–19 school year, please note that Art a la Carte (AALC) docent applications are being accepted through Friday, May 4.

  • Each AALC docent works with students in a Lower or Middle School grade.
  • To access the application, please sign in to your My BackPack account and click “My Forms.”
  • Once you have submitted your form, you will be redirected to the AALC introductory meeting page. If you have never been an AALC docent before, you MUST attend one of the Introduction to AALC meetings to complete your docent application. With questions, please e-mail AALC@StFrancisHouston.org.


A Note From the Parents Association: Faculty Appreciation Gift
Twice a year, the Parents Association asks each family to contribute toward faculty and staff appreciation gifts. Both at Christmas and the end of the school year, the PA provides monetary gifts to each and every person employed by St. Francis. This means that administrators, coaches, and sextons are all included with the teachers in being recognized. The funds raised are distributed evenly to all employees, including those working part-time, as a Christmas and end-of-year bonus.

Not only does this help the entire parent community show their appreciation, but it honors the School Handbook policy that prohibits the giving of individual gifts.

While the timing of this ask, particularly before Christmas, comes at a time when parents are also being asked to give to the St. Francis Fund, the two are totally separate fund-raising initiatives. One (the Faculty Appreciation Gift) directly benefits the faculty and staff, while the other (St. Francis Fund) directly benefits our students and children. Thank you for thoughtfully considering supporting both.

As the end of the year approaches, please be on the lookout for information from the PA on how you can make your contribution to this year’s Faculty Appreciation Gift.


A Special Thanks From Our Festival Chairs
Festival Fiesta 2018 was amazing! Our loving community came together, and we were blessed with glorious weather for a fun-filled day of entertaining booths, tasty treats, and games galore.

We’re still calculating the proceeds from this One Community Fund event, so watch for word soon.

In the meantime, we’re sending a shout-out of thanks to all our amazing Festival in-kind sponsors, underwriters, booth supporters, and volunteers. Without you, this event wouldn’t have been possible!

Festival Underwriters and In-Kind Sponsors:

  • The Alan Taghdisi Family
  • Bee Well Pediatrics/The Thompson Family
  • Cadence Bank
  • Megan & John Lovoi
  • The Shah Family
  • Silver Eagle Distributors
  • Clark Law Firm, P.C.
  • Doreen Mayhew
  • Magness Orthodontics
  • Blackwell Design, LLC
  • The Deverka Family
  • The Group Family/Global Healing Center
  • The Parker Johnson Family/Silver Eagle Distributors
  • The Huggins Family/Houston Distributing Co.
  • The Mariner and Womble Families
  • St. Francis Sports Association
  • The Dad’s Club
  • Doug Durkee Photography

And Our Fabulous Volunteers:

  • Erin Fowler—Data Entry
  • Ashley Ball, Patti Barletta, Nicole Hodge, and Jennifer Wells—Pick-a-Chop
  • Joelle Derrick, Ashley McTaggart, and Kristen O’Pry—Volunteer Chairs
  • Kathryn Adkins and Leigh Williams—Bake Sale
  • Leigh Williams—Communications
  • Neal Meyer, Melanie Miller, Dawn Persia, Danielle Ryan, and Tiffany Slataper—Primary School Area
  • Kandi Handel and Laura Hutcheson—Carnival Snacks
  • Mary Catherine Hudgins—Dunk Tanks
  • Alette Morch, Jennifer Stringer, and Ali Williams—Donut-Eating Contest
  • SFSA/Nick Livingstone and Dad’s Club/Dave Knowles—Soda Booth and Grill
  • Laurie Mariner and Marissa Womble—Iced Tea and Lemonade
  • Nikki Newell and Anna Goodman—Hairspray / Silly String
  • Dawn Persia and Lauren McCulloch—Promotions
  • Michael Settle—Speed Pitch
  • Jennifer Moore, Lacy Price, and Kathryn Spinelli—Setup
  • Kristi Robishaw—Cleanup

A special shout-out to the sextons, the faculty members—and all the wonderful Festival volunteers in between! Our volunteers truly are the heartbeat of this event, and we are so grateful for your donation of time and energy.

It has been a privilege to be a part of this awesome St. Francis tradition!

Sincerely,

Marjorie Dale and Megan Tipton
2018 and 2019 Festival Chairs


Summer Camp Notes from Father Wismer and Mrs. Heinemann
Summertime is almost here—and that means summer camp! As your children head off toward adventure, help us send them a bit of St. Francis love by completing this form. Father Wismer or Mrs. Heinemann will send them a special note.


The Tellepsen Challenge: Put Some Swing in Our Playground Renovation!
The Tellepsen family doesn’t play around. That’s why we’re so pleased to roll out the Tellepsen Challenge, a matching gift opportunity that pairs the generosity of one of Houston’s most philanthropic families with the giving power of the St. Francis community. When the Tellepsen family learned of our plans to renovate our Main Campus playground—complete with installation of all-new equipment and the eventual addition of a soccer field and outdoor basketball court—they jumped in with an offer to match kickoff donations dollar for dollar up to $150,000.

What this means for you is double the giving power of your Tellepsen Challenge donation! What it means for our Lower and Middle School students, however, is even more powerful. Outdoor play on fantastic updated and expanded facilities can only be made more special by the social, emotional, and physical boost that comes from time spent in nature among friends.

To help make this long-held dream a reality, please contact Head of Development Kelly Cliburn by e-mail or at 713.458.6172. And please join us in thanking the Tellepsen family for their game-changing kindness!


A Note About the Withdrawal Deadline
Wednesday, April 18, was the deadline for withdrawing from and cancelling the enrollment contract for the 2018–19 school year without penalty (except forfeiture of the nonrefundable enrollment deposit).

Saturday, June 30, is the last day to withdraw or cancel the 2018–19 enrollment contract and be liable only for the nonrefundable enrollment deposit plus a cancellation fee.

  • The cancellation fee is the equivalent of what would be paid for the months of May, June, and July under the Monthly by ACH tuition payment option. Please refer to your enrollment contract for the exact amount of the cancellation fee.
  • To be obligated for only the nonrefundable enrollment deposit and cancellation fee for the 2018–19 school year, electronically complete, sign, and submit the online “Nonenrollment/Withdrawal Form” by 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. That form is located in the Resources section of the Parent Portal on the school’s website.
  • For enrollment withdrawals after June 30, the parent(s) will be obligated to pay the entire enrollment contract amount for the full 2018–19 academic year.


Parent Community Bible Studies
Please join us for upcoming Bible studies aimed at our parent community:

MOMS’ PRAYER DEVOTIONAL WITH MRS. HEINEMANN

  • Monday, April 23, at 8:40 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Clare
  • This is a peaceful time of scriptural reflection, prayerful meditation, and supportive fellowship.
  • All moms are welcome!

DADS’ BIBLE STUDY WITH FATHER WISMER

  • Thursday, April 26, at 7:15 a.m. in the Christian Education Rooms (at the end of the Middle School hallway)
  • This study explores faithful obedience in the Gospels and helps us uncover and develop practices of faithful obedience.
  • All dads are welcome!


‘Lost Boy of Sudan’ to Speak at St. Francis on April 26 and 27
When Salva Dut left his war-torn home with the other “Lost Boys of Sudan” in 1985, he faced an incredible journey of pain, peril, and promise. Join St. Francis on Thursday, April 26, as we welcome Mr. Dut, who will speak about his lost years and how he found himself through his nonprofit, Water for South Sudan, which today provides lifesaving water wells to the remote villages of his homeland.

The VIP Reception with Mr. Dut is sold out, however general admissions tickets are still available for online purchase here. Doors to the Fine Arts Center will open at 7:00 p.m. for Mr. Dut’s talk, which will begin at 7:15 p.m.

Linda Sue Park’s New York Times best seller A Long Walk to Water, which recounts Mr. Dut’s story of survival, will be available for sale. All proceeds will benefit Water for South Sudan.

Mr. Dut will return to St. Francis the morning of Friday, April 27, to speak to our Middle Schoolers and visiting students from area schools.

Primary School

From the Division Head
It was good seeing so many of you at last Sunday’s Festival! Your children have talked about it all week long.

We’ve heard from those who:

  • Loved the Ferris wheel;
  • Didn’t love the Ferris wheel, but thought the slide was the best;
  • Liked having their hair and face painted;
  • Dined on cotton candy, churros, and popcorn for dinner;
  • Rode ponies and the train;
  • Enjoyed cracking confetti eggs on the heads of their friends and teachers; and
  • Had fun making their own rainbow snow cones.

When I asked one of our students what rainbow flavor tasted like, the response was, “cold.” Good to know!

A common theme that we’ve heard repeatedly from the children is how much they enjoyed seeing and spending time with their friends at this event. It is traditions like Festival that are etched into the memories of children who spend their childhood at our school. It was heartwarming for me, at my first Festival, to be a part of this beginning for the children in our Primary School. I can see why they love it so much!

I am grateful for the many hours that parent volunteers and the faculty and staff spent planning, preparing, baking, setting up, and cleaning up (that’s a lot of confetti and snow cone syrup!), in addition to the actual hours they invested at the Festival. It may look magical, but real people did all of that work. It’s a testament to how much you care about our school and this beloved tradition. Thank you!

All the best,

Amy Whitley, MA
Head of Primary School

Faculty Transitions
At the end of the school year, we will bid farewell to three of our faculty members. We appreciate all they have done for the children and families in the Primary School, and we wish them the very best. They will be missed.

Deidre Brooks
After joining us for a year as a Primary II teacher, Deidre says, “I have one year left to complete my EdD at the University of Houston, so I plan to knock it out and also moonlight as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Houston. As a teacher new to St. Francis, I would like to thank everyone who reached out to me and offered kind directions, guidance, and encouragement. St. Francis is a dynamic and thriving community, and my class of children and families were the absolute best! I want to wish all of St. Francis the best in the years to come and trust our paths may cross again.”

Gesa Muxfeldt
Completing her 42nd year as our treasured Motor teacher, “Mrs. M” will retire at the end of this school year. Our children have enjoyed special activities for Pajamarama, Rodeo Day, Motor Celebrations—and many, many days in between—under Gesa’s guidance. We are grateful to her for making a career out of caring for our Primary School children. If you know Gesa, you can imagine that her retirement will be another great adventure! Godspeed, “Mrs. M!”

Candi Robinson
Following four years teaching our Pre-Primary students, Candi says, “While I will miss the students and families I have grown to love at St. Francis, I am excited about being able to spend more time with my children. Since Ron will still be here, we will continue to be a part of the St. Francis family.”


Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences Are This Thursday
Reminder ... If you haven't already done so, please sign up for spring conferences by clicking on the name of your child's teacher:

Pre-Primary

Primary I

Primary II


Primary School Dining Hall Menu
To view the Primary School Dining Hall menu for April, please click here. The May menu is available here.


Mark Your Calendar

Monday, April 23

  • Tom’s Fun Band Performs for Primary School: Students only


Tuesday, April 24

  • Chapel: 9:30 a.m.; Primary I sings (Capasso and Scriber)


Wednesday, April 25

  • Chapel: 9:30 a.m.; Primary I sings (Bruckner, Hughes, and Porter)
  • Primary I and Primary II Students: Wear uniforms today


Thursday, April 26

  • PS Parent/Teacher Conferences: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Student Holiday/No School Today!
  • Parents: Please enter through the front office, then proceed to your child’s classroom.
  • Salva Dut VIP Reception (Sold Out): 6:00 p.m. in the Crum Library (Main Campus)
  • Salva Dut General Admission Event (Same as MS Assembly on April 27): 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center (Main Campus); tickets are $10 and may be purchased online here


Friday, April 27

  • Primary I Motor Celebration: 9:30 a.m. in the Motor Room; Primary I parents, please join us in the Motor Room according to the following schedule:
    • 9:30 a.m.Hughes
    • 10:00 a.m.Porter
    • 10:30 a.m.Capasso
    • 1:00 p.m.—Scriber
    • 1:30 p.m.—Bruckner

Tuesday, May 1

  • Chapel: 9:30 a.m.
  • T/Th Pre-Primary Mothers & Others: 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 2

  • Chapel: 9:30 a.m.; Primary I and Primary II students wear uniforms
  • MWF Pre-Primary Mothers & Others: 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 3

  • Spring Book Fair (South Campus): 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Primary School Library
  • Primary II Mothers & Others: 1:15 p.m.

Friday, May 4

  • Spring Book Fair (South Campus): 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Primary School Library
  • Primary II Step-Up to Kindergarden: Students only
  • Primary I Mothers & Others: 1:30 p.m

Lower School

From the Division Head
We have loved having you on campus for each grade level’s Declamation and Grade-Level Preview meetings. The students were so excited to share their work with you! We look forward to Kindergarten’s Celebration of Literacy tomorrow, wrapping up the week of Declamations.

On Tuesday, May 8, we will be hosting a discussion for parents of students in grades 1–4 on “Avoiding the Summer Slide.” (I know I talked about this meeting last week, but it’s so important that I wanted to mention it again!) We will share some great ideas you can use and activities you can do over the summer to keep your child plugged in and actively learning.

Additionally, on Friday, May 11, we are inviting Primary II and kindergarten parents to discuss “Engaging Your Child in Summer Reading,” as reading to and with little people looks different than reading with older readers.

We hope you will join us for some great discussions!

Faculty Transitions

At this time of the school year, our focus does shift a bit to planning for next year. Along with that comes faculty changes. We would love to say that our Lower School family will never change, as we are like a family. But we know that people grow, move away, have to attend to family members, and have other reasons for needing to leave a position.

I am highlighting departing faculty this week and will highlight new faculty for next year in next week’s Wolf Watch.

Emily Arnot
Emily Arnot is retiring after eight years of dedicated service to St. Francis. She has enriched the lives of countless children in the area of visual arts. Emily will spend more time with her grandchildren and traveling with her husband. In addition, she will be taking commissions for animal portraits, a passion of hers. We wish her well in her retirement!

Hayley McLaughlin
Hayley McLaughlin has decided to spend more time focusing on her tutoring business, so she will not be returning to the classroom next year. She has promised to visit often and possibly even substitute teach for us occasionally! We are happy for Hayley as she explores additional opportunities to help children learn and grow!

Amanda Heidemann
Amanda Heidemann is exploring a new opportunity after teaching math in Lower School for six years. She is moving to another independent school in the city to teach middle school math. We wish her well as she expands her experiences in a new grade level, division, and school!

It is always hard to say goodbye to faculty at the end of the year. We wish everyone well as they explore new horizons!

Have a blessed week!

Warmly,

Carol Christ, MEd
Head of Lower School


Fourth-Grade Parents, You’re Invited!
Fourth-grade parents, mark your calendars! Our fourth graders will be performing The Best School Year Ever in the Wheatcroft Parish Hall at 11:40 a.m. on May 8, 9, 10, and 11. A different homeroom class will be performing each day.

Check your My BackPack account for your invitation, which was sent this past week and contains more detailed information about the performances.


Mark Your Calendar

Monday, April 23

  • Dress Uniform Day
  • Birthday Chapel: Students with a birthday between April 15-28 will receive a birthday pencil in Chapel today
  • Kindergarten Declamation and Incoming First-Grade Preview: Please see e-mailed invitation for details on locations and times


Thursday, April 26

  • Salva Dut VIP Reception (Sold Out): 6:00 p.m. in the Crum Library
  • Salva Dut General Admission Event: 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center; tickets are $10 and may be purchased online here

Friday, April 27

  • Thyme for a Rhyme Spring Concert: Featuring Joyful Sounds Choir and introducing PULSE Instrument Ensemble; 8:05 a.m. in the Fine Arts Center; parents of performing choir and ensemble are welcome

Monday, April 30

  • Dress Uniform Day
  • Birthday Chapel: Students with a birthday between April 29-May 5 will receive a birthday pencil in Chapel today

Thursday, May 3

  • Spring Book Fair (Main Campus): 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Crum Library

Friday, May 4

  • Spring Book Fair (Main Campus): 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Crum Library

Monday, May 7

  • Dress Uniform Day
  • Birthday Chapel: Students with a birthday between May 6-12 will receive a birthday pencil in Chapel today


Tuesday, May 8

  • Grades 1-4 Parent Coffee: “Avoiding the Summer Slide” from 8:15-9:00 a.m. in the Crum Library
  • Fourth-Grade Play (Mrs. Hall's Homeroom): 11:40 a.m. in the Wheatcroft Parish Hall

Wednesday, May 9

  • FAC Chapel: 8:05 a.m.
  • Fourth-Grade Play (Ms. Heidemann’s Homeroom): 11:40 a.m. in the Wheatcroft Parish Hall


Thursday, May 10

  • Fourth-Grade Play (Mrs. Price's Homeroom): 11:40 a.m. in the Wheatcroft Parish Hall

Friday, May 11

  • Primary II and Kindergarten Parent Coffee: “Engaging Your Child in Summer Reading” from 8:45-9:30 a.m. in the Crum Library
  • Fourth-Grade Play (Ms. Schwabenland’s Homeroom): 11:40 a.m. in the Wheatcroft Parish Hall

Middle School

From the Division Head
Happy Sunday, Middle School families. I hope this finds all of you well today.

This week, we welcome Salva Dut, a true person for others, to campus on Thursday and Friday. The meaningful project-based learning opportunities that have blossomed as a result of Salva’s story (as told by Linda Sue Park in her best-selling book A Long Walk to Water) represent the continuum of great project work begun in our outstanding Primary and Lower schools.

Sixth-grade math teacher Lisa McDermott has been working hard with our students on financial literacy, and it shows! Congratulations are in order to Owen Stout and Maddy Lou for placing first in region in The Stock Market Game’s Spring 2018 middle school competition (155 teams total). In addition, these students placed second in state against middle and high schools (674 teams total). For more about the benefits of financial literacy in educating our youth and enhancing math programs, please see this interesting New York Times article. We are fortunate to have a math department that implements real-world skills into our program.

Please join us for our Choices Assembly for Parents this Wednesday, April 25, from 8:15–9:15 a.m. in the Hogan Board Room. We welcome Dr. Crystal Collier back to discuss “digital dangers” and how our students’ lives intersect with the Internet. Dr. Collier always relates her topics to Mind, Brain, and Education Science research, which speaks to our school’s focus on our children’s developing brains.

Don’t forget that Quarter 4 Community Service Hours Request Forms are due in the Middle School office by Monday, April 30. You can download the form here.

Finally, I am grateful to say that we have no faculty departures to announce. My current expectation is that all of our Middle School faculty will be returning for the 2018-19 school year.

It’s a beautiful day, and we are Wolves!

Sincerely,

Connor Cook, EdD
Head of Middle School


Mark Your Calendar

Sunday, April 22

  • Annie Costume Fittings/Run-through: 1:30-5:30 p.m.


Monday, April 23

  • Regular Schedule/Dress Uniform Day
  • Chapel: 10:45-11:15 a.m.
  • Student Council Sign-ups: 12:10-1:40 p.m. in the Dining Hall


Tuesday, April 24

  • Regular Schedule/Regular Uniform Day
  • Honors English Literature Test Day
  • Bible Study for Eighth Graders: 7:15-7:45 a.m. in the Christian Education rooms at the end of the Middle School hallway
  • Student Council Sign-ups: 12:10-1:40 p.m. in the Dining Hall


Wednesday, April 25

  • Regular Schedule/Regular Uniform Day
  • Bible Study for Seventh Graders: 7:15-7:45 a.m. in the Christian Education rooms at the end of the Middle School hallway
  • Choices Assembly for Parents: 8:15-9:15 a.m. in the Hogan Board Room
  • Chapel: 10:45-11:15 a.m.
  • Student Council Sign-ups: 12:10-1:40 p.m. in the Dining Hall (last day)
  • MS Student Council Pledge and Speech Submissions Due: 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 26

  • Special Schedule/Regular Uniform Day
  • Bible Study for Fifth and Sixth Graders: 7:15-7:45 a.m. in the Christian Education rooms at the end of the Middle School hallway
  • Choices Assembly for Grades 5 and 6: 8:10-9:10 a.m. in the Fine Arts Center
  • Choices Assembly for Grades 7 and 8: 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Fine Arts Center
  • New WEB Leader Spring Playday (Grade 7 Only): 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Wheatcroft Parish Hall
  • Salva Dut VIP Reception (Sold Out): 6:00 p.m. in the Crum Library
  • Salva Dut General Admission Event (Same as MS Assembly on April 27): 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center; tickets are $10 and may be purchased online here


Friday, April 27

  • Special Schedule/Regular Friday Uniform Day
  • NJHS Meeting (Grade 7 Only): 7:15-7:45 a.m. in Dr. Bedard's classroom
  • MS Assembly With Salva Dut: 10:45-11:45 a.m. in the Fine Arts Center
  • Annie Tech Rehearsal #1: 2:35-9:00 p.m.


Saturday, April 28

  • PSIA State Tournament: Fort Worth
  • Annie Tech Rehearsal #2: Noon-6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 29

  • School of Music Spring Recital: 1:30-5:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center


Monday, April 30

  • Regular Schedule
  • Dress Uniform Day for Grades 5-7
  • High School T-shirt Day for Grade 8: Wear uniform bottoms with your high school T-shirt
  • Q4 Community Service Hours Request Forms Due: This is a hard deadline; download the form here
  • MS Council Election Posters Go Up
  • Honors Decisions E-mailed to Parents
  • KOBI Photo Contest: April 30-May 4 on Main Street
  • Eighth-Grade High School T-shirt Reception: 2:30-3:00 p.m. in the Wheatcroft Parish Hall; students only
  • Honor the Wolves (End of Spring Season): 3:00 p.m. in the gym, Fine Arts Center, and classrooms


Tuesday, May 1

  • Regular Schedule/Regular Uniform Day
  • KOBI Photo Contest: April 30-May 4 on Main Street
  • Bible Study for Eighth Graders: 7:15-7:45 a.m. in the Christian Education rooms at the end of the Middle School hallway
  • MS/LS Spring Fine Art Gallery Reception: 7:15-8:00 a.m. in the Hogan Board Room
  • Annie Dress Rehearsal and Photo Call: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Grades 6-7 Fall Preview/Grade 8 Activities: 3:00-3:45 p.m.; fields, gym, and Outdoor Activities Center


Wednesday, May 2

  • Regular Schedule/Regular Uniform Day
  • KOBI Photo Contest: April 30-May 4 on Main Street
  • Bible Study for Seventh Graders: 7:15-7:45 a.m. in the Christian Education rooms at the end of the Middle School hallway
  • Annie, Run Act One: 9:30-10:40 a.m. and 2:35-6:00 p.m.
  • Chapel (Grades 6 and 8 Community Service and Religion Awards): 10:45-11:15 a.m.; students only


Thursday, May 3

  • Regular Schedule/Regular Uniform Day
  • National Day of Prayer
  • Spring Book Fair (Main Campus): 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Crum Library
  • KOBI Photo Contest: April 30-May 4 on Main Street
  • SF101 New Parent Brunch: 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Fine Arts Center
  • MS Class Meeting (Student Council Office Elections): 9:15-10:00 a.m. in the Chapel
  • Annie, Run Act Two: 2:30-6:00 p.m.


Friday, May 4

  • Regular Schedule/Regular Friday Uniform Day
  • Honors Appeal Letter Deadline
  • Spring Book Fair (Main Campus): 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Crum Library
  • KOBI Photo Contest: April 30-May 4 on Main Street
  • NJHS Induction Ceremony: 7:15-7:50 a.m. in Chapel
  • WEB Farewell Activity (Grade 8 Only): 10:45-11:15 a.m. in Mr. Duran’s classroom
  • Annie Opening Night: Actors arrive at 5:00 p.m.; play begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center


Saturday, May 5

  • New Student Honors Testing: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Crum Library
  • Annie Performance: Actors arrive at 5:00 p.m.; play begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center


Sunday, May 6

  • School of Music Spring Recital: 1:30-5:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center
  • Washington, DC, Summer Travel Meeting (Parents and Students): 2:00 p.m. in the Hogan Board Room
  • Iceland Summer Travel Meeting (Parents and Students): 3:30 p.m. in the Hogan Board Room
  • Costa Rica Summer Travel Meeting (Parents and Students): 5:00 p.m. in the Hogan Board Room

Church

Honoring Mothers and Their Graduates
On Sunday, May 13, we will honor our mothers and our graduates during Sunday services. If you are graduating from eighth grade, high school, or college and would like to be recognized in the bulletin, please e-mail Cindy Huteson.


Day of Pentecost Baptisms Are May 20
Sunday, May 20, is the Day of Pentecost, a Principal Feast Day celebrating the birth of the church—and an especially appropriate day to offer the Sacrament of Baptism. To schedule a Pentecost baptism, please contact Amy Homer at 713.458.6307.


Join Us for a Pentecost Party!
Since we celebrate the birth of the church on the Day of Pentecost, what better way to rejoice than with a party? Mark your calendars for food, fun, and festivities on Sunday, May 20, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Wheatcroft Parish Hall.

For additional details and to RSVP, please click here.


SCENES Summer Theater Camp
Registration for SCENES, one of the highest-quality theater camps in Houston, is open! Visit our website for more information and to register.

Camp #1: Urinetown
July 9–13
Grades 7–12

Camp #2: Honk
July 16–27
Grades 2–High School

Camp #3: Musical Review
July 30–August 3
Songs from Disney, Matilda, Annie, and Classic Musical Theater
Grades K–6


Fall First Communion Classes

First Communion classes begin Sunday, September 16. This is an eight-week course designed to prepare second-grade students to receive Holy Eucharist. To sign up or for further information, please contact Nichole Hilgert.

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