Community Updates


Updated 2/26/2020

 

 Current Volunteer Opportunities

 

Off to the Races – Havana Nights!
Saturday, February 29th

Click below for volunteer sign up

ottr 

 

Donations needed! Click below to sign up

donate

 

Scholastic Book Fair – March 2nd-4th (set up Sunday, March 1st)

Click below for volunteer sign up

book fair

 

Parent Liturgy Team

Seeking volunteers to form a Parent Liturgy Team to assist with Family Masses (upcoming masses: Sunday, February 23rd; Sunday March 15th. Contact LaChon Richardson: l.richardson@stfinnbarr.org 

 

Hot Lunch Service
Tuesdays/Thursdays

Click below for volunteer sign up

lunch

 

SFB Choir Snack Donations

Donations needed! Click below to sign up

snacks

 

Extended Care Snack Donations

Donations needed! Click below to sign up

snacks

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES PAGE


Questions? Contact: volunteer@stfinnbarr.org

 

 

SPOTLIGHT

arrowOff to the Races – Hot Havana Nights 
Saturday, February 29th 
!

Off to the Races - Havana Nights is fast approaching! This is our final mandatory fundraiser of the school year for fully participating families. Minimum participation amount is $100. The buyout is $175. There are four (4) different ways to fulfill your OTTR obligation. Complete the Participation Form to indicate how you will fulfill your commitment. DUE DATE IS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH!
 

Ways to Get Involved

To meet the $100 fundraising requirement: Sponsor Race/Table ($500), Buy/Name Horse/Jockey ($100), Donate $100 Visa Gift Cards for Planning, Buyout ($175)
 
To earn hours: Volunteer, Donate $25 Visa Gift Cards for Race Prizes, Donate Live/Silent Auction Item (min $50 value)
 
Volunteers are still needed (bartending slots are filling up first and fast!). Bonus - double hours offered for clean up crew! - click here to sign up to volunteer
 
Donate Visa Gift Cards to help with planning and race prizes - click here to sign up to donate
 

Auction Items

We are still seeking donation items for the live and silent auctions. Use the Participation Form (p4-5) to provide info on donated auction items.
 
1. 12 Date Nights - we have 4 confirmed restaurants and can use at least 8 more. Any restaurant certificates exceeding the 12th can be bundled into another nice gift basket as a separate auction item.
 
2. Class Auction Items - each grade was asked to contribute a class auction item. Often student-made/created projects are treasured pieces and big sellers. About 3-4 classes have confirmed their class project (these might all be completed or near completion). Please let Christina Sarracino (chair@stfinnbarr.org) know your class auction item as soon as you can. Again, submit p4-5 of the Participation Form with your auction item.
 
3.  Other Donations - activities, tours, hotels/trips, sports memorabilia, etc.
 

**NEW & EXCITING**

 The class with the highest percentage of families that contribute auction items for OTTR will win a class party AND free dress!
 
Click here for full details about this fun event (complete info packet also attached below)! We need your help to make this event a success! ☘️
 

  

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be open from Monday, March 2nd - Wednesday, March 4th during school hours (and half an hour past dismissal) in Goode Hall as part of our Reader's Week celebration. Our Online Fair will run from Wednesday, February 26th through Tuesday, March 10th.
 

 

 

  • SFB Athletics - Clam Chowder SaleFriday, March 13th 

The Spaghetti Feed and the Clam Chowder Sale will replace the World's Finest Candy sale for the upcoming school year 2020-2021. Our goal is to maximize the success of these events in order to refine them as they become the new mandatory sports fundraisers beginning next year.  

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

 

Spread the Love: Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive organized by the 3rd grade class. Please bring jars of PB&J by Friday, March 13th. All donations to benefit Saint Francis Living Room, San Francisco. 

 

SchoolSpeak: Within the upcoming weeks, we will begin using SchoolSpeak for monthly calendars, Registration 2020-2021, and hot lunch orders. We will begin with "Intent to Enroll for 2020-2021" - you will receive an email from SchoolSpeak with a link to your account. You will be asked to select "yes" or "no" if you intend to return next year. Please make this selection by Tuesday, February 18th. It is extremely important that your selection is made by the deadline, so we can plan accordingly for next year. Please contact LaChon Richardson (l.richardson@stfinnbarr.org) if you need assistance logging in to your account.

 

Parent Service Hours: All participating families are required to complete 30 volunteer/service hours per school year. Please contact your respective class Hours Room Parent to submit hours regularly. All families with incomplete service hours will be moved to "Non-Participating Family" status for the following school year. 

 

Mandatory Fundraising: Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, there will be a change in mandatory fundraising. We will have two mandatory financial fundraisers – the Walk-a-thon and Off to the Races. There will still be 30 required service hours, however 2 of these hours will be required donation of time to the SFB Festival.

 

Traffic: To contribute to a safe and efficient dismissal process, please remember that the White Zone is loading only (not parking). If your child is not outside as you approach, please circle around the block. Please do not exit your vehicle in the white zone. Students are not allowed to jaywalk. Thank you for your cooperation!

 

Social Media: If you aren’t following us yet, be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Following us on social media is a great way to stay connected with all the exciting things happening at SFB!

 

Review SFB: If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to write a review for SFB on any of the various websites (e.g. Yelp, https://www.greatschools.org, https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-schools/, https://www.privateschoolreview.com, etc)  

 

 

 

LOOK AHEAD

 

Mother/Son Event: Goode Hall has been booked for Saturday, May 2nd. Please contact Lynda Taschek (volunteer@stfinnbarr.org) if you are interested in helping. 

 

Ladies’ Tea (Date TBD): Volunteer team being assembled to plan and execute this event. Please contact Christina Sarracino (chair@stfinnbarr.org) if you are interested in participating. 

 

Father-Daughter Dance (Men’s Club): Saturday, March 21st.