New Planned Giving Newsletter Posted
St Frances of Rome Celebrates Advent
In addition, the lighting of an Advent wreath is a long-standing tradition. The wreath symbolizes Christ’s unending love and light in our lives. The circular shape of the wreath has no beginning and no end, and parallels God’s eternity and the everlasting life that is found in Christ. The evergreen from which the wreath is made is also a symbol of immortality. The four candles, three purple and one rose, represent the four weeks of Advent. The purple candles signify hope, love, and peace. The rose candle, lit during the third week of Advent, shows our joy. We light one candle each week of Advent, and display our expectant hope as we draw closer and closer to Christ’s light in the world.
Third Grade studies El Dia de los Muertos traditions
In preparation for The Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos, the third grade gathered with the third grade classes from Our Lady of Charity and St. Anne schools to learn about the significance of this important Mexican holiday. Together they created many crafts including painting skulls and constructing an altar for a deceased loved one. On All Saint's Day, the students dressed-up as a saint that they had been researching and shared their findings with their classmates.
Catholic High School Information Night
Fifth Grade Pen Pals
Congratulations, Ms. Kelly!
On October 13th, our seventh grade teacher Ms. Kelly received quite the surprise when representatives from Office Max came into her room with $500 worth of classroom supplies. Her students erupted in applause. Overwhelmed with joy, Ms. Kelly learned that she had been chosen as a Day Made Better award winner from Office Max. As an award recipient, Ms. Kelly joins a select group of deserving teachers from across the nation who have been recognized for their tireless dedication to education.
Ms. Kelly is an excellent teacher who continually demonstrates a strong commitment to her students and the school. She volunteers her time and many talents on several committees that strengthen our school community and make Saint Frances of Rome a great place for children. Last year she won the "Heart of the School Award" in the "Rising Star" category. . We are thankful for Ms. Kelly for her dedication and steadfast faith in God. Our school benefits tremendously by having such a caring, committed, and talented teacher instructing our junior high school students.
Fourth Graders Raise Monarch Butterflies
Our fourth graders are currently engaging in an exciting inquiry-based learning unit on monarch butterflies. The students have learned about the butterflies' life cycle, their adaptations and migrations, and the challenges they face. They've learned that monarch butterflies spend the winter months in the mountains of Mexico and that there are current threats to their habitats. Each day, our students care for their caterpillars and record their observations in their scientific journals. By working collaboratively and sharing scientific observations, the students have seen the value of teamwork and cooperative learning first-hand. Once the caterpillars have grown into adult monarch butterflies, they will be tagged and released to begin their migration.
Saint of the Month
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, is the Saint for the month of October. As a family read her biography and pray together her prayer. May her example and prayers help us to follow “the little way of trust and love” in spiritual childhood, abandoning ourselves completely to the love of God and the good of souls. St. Therese of the Child Jesus... Pray for us.
Wish List Updated
Eucharistic Adoration / Prayer for Peace
Student Council Elections
Juan Ruiz Mendoza
Nayelli Baca Juarez
International Day of Peace
Share peace with those around you by being kind and loving. With Jesus’ help, each one of us has the power to bring peace to our world.