Daily Announcements

Thursday, February 13, 2020 Announcements



               Announcements for Thursday,
                February 13, 2020
              Today is a Gold 1 Day Schedule

  • Here is today’s Street Eats Update!  Today’s Kitchen Table Meal is Rotelle Pasta in Bolognese Sauce with Garlic Bread and Steamed Broccoli.  Today’s Global Adventure Meal is Indian Butter Chicken with Naan Bread, Steamed White Rice, and Roasted Mixed Vegetables.  Homemade Potato Leek is today’s soup.  Today’s Vegetarian Option is Veggie Burgers and Curly Fries.  The Special Table is serving Mexican Pudding.
  • Our next meeting for "A Light in the Darkness" which is the student grief support ministry, is next Thursday, February 20, at 8:30 a.m. in Mr. Brown's Office, next to the Chapel. All are welcome to an opportunity to receive support, understanding and compassion for whatever loss you are experiencing. We welcome you, and encourage you not to be alone in your grief.
  • Any student interested in taking the Chemistry Olympiad exam in March should email Ms. Jennifer Thomas by February 28 with your interest.  The exact date for its administration will be determined based on how many students want to take the exam.  
  • The Black Student Union is hosting a Black History Month Speaker event with Dr. Brett Solomon, Associate Professor at Santa Clara University on Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cassin Family Library. All are welcome to attend this free event. Feel free to contact Mrs. Cassandra Jackson with any questions.
  • It’s REAL, Lancers! The SFHS Filipino-American Student Union is up and running! Our next meeting is in exactly a week: Come through on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 during collaboration 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. in the Little Theatre. All are welcome!!
  • Campus Ministry is looking for students who want to help host next year's Interfaith/Interreligious Prayer Service. This is open to all Freshman through Juniors. We would love to hear about your faith experiences and how they can benefit other Lancers. Please fill out the Google Form and we'll be in contact with you. All faith traditions are welcome!
  • Attention all students interested in taking AP CS Principles or AP CS A next school year. Regardless of your CS background, you must submit the AP CS Courses Application by using the link included in the digital announcements by TODAY to Mrs. Vollucci in Room 507. Email Mrs. Vollucci with any questions about the application.  Additionally, if you are interested in taking AP CS A concurrently with an AP lab science course, fill out this additional form by using the link included in the digital announcements by TODAY.
  • Mindframes is a student-led publication showcasing student artwork and writing. Our editors are hard at work making pages—but they need your help! We have some amazing art, but we don’t have enough! If you have artwork or creative writing that you’d like to submit, please submit them to mindframes@sfhs.com. You’ll get a free copy of the magazine in May with your work published inside.
  • Tickets for the first-ever TEDxSaintFrancis are live! The event is on Saturday, February 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the PAC. Tickets are $15 online or at the door, or $10 at lunch TODAY and the 20, and 21. Visit tedxsaintfrancis.com to learn more about our 13 student speakers and their talks. Bring your friends for a great evening you won’t want to miss!
  • Signups for the 2020 Annual International Showcase are taking place!  The events are on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.  Signup using the International Showcase Signup Form.  The deadline to signup is Friday, February 28, 2020.
  • Attention Graduating Seniors: Applications for the 2020 Summer School Teachers Assistants are available online at Summer Programs Employment Opportunities. The links to the instructions & job description and the application are included in the digital announcements.  A Teacher's Assistant acts as the primary assistant to the teacher in the classroom, helping with all administrative and curricular needs. Therefore, we are looking for individuals who are interested in teaching, who enjoy tutoring high school and middle school age students, and collaborating well with instructors and peers. Applicants who have academic expertise in the particular subject area opening, will be given priority. Applications will close March 2, 2020. If you have any questions email Mr. Benjamin.
  • Are a junior girl interested in political science and civic engagement? Take a look at Girls State, a program hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. Our local American Legion Auxiliary Post will sponsor one student to attend Girls State at Claremont McKenna College from June 22-27, 2020. The cost to attend is only $75 (plus transportation costs) and the American Legion Auxiliary will cover the remaining program fees. If you're interested in applying, complete the Girls State Application (including the "My Qualifications" writing section) by February 19. You can email your completed information back to Ms. Guerra (christineguerra@sfhs.com) or submit it in-person to the 200 Building Counseling Office.
  • Attention Sophomore Students: Interested in attending a 3-day Leadership Conference this summer? Take a look at EDGE Youth Leadership, an amazing, high-energy experience where students gather with their peers and with leaders in the community to engage in leadership and team-building activities. Selection requires a nomination from the school. If interested contact Ms. Guerra by February 20 for an application.
  • The SFHS Programming Club is hosting the third annual twelve-hour hackathon, LancerHacks, on Saturday, February 29, from 7:15 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on campus. We will have guest speakers, workshops, food, prizes, and more! Admission is free and all skill levels are welcome. Email us with any questions at hello@lancerhacks.com  and sign up today at lancerhacks.com!
  • Attention Class of 2020 - For all of you who have completed four semesters in CSF, please complete the California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Lifetime Membership Application - Class of 2020 form by Friday, March 27 in order for your name to appear in the Commencement Program for this year’s graduation. 
  • Animal Welfare Club is collecting mascara tubes until the end of the month for the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge. They use mascara wands to clean dirt and debris from the fur and feathers of wild animals that come to them injured or sick. Bring in any old mascara tubes to 621 or the counseling office for club credit.
  • Applications are now open for HopperHacks II, a hackathon for female, non-binary, or genderqueer students hosted at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park by the Saint Francis Girls Who Code club. The event will be held on April 18, 2020 and all coding experiences are welcome. Sign up by using the link located in the digital announcements. Feel free to email Mila Hong with any questions, comments, or concerns.
  • Know a friend that has gone through a bad breakup? Been in a situation where you feel ignored or bullied? Come to Maitri Teen Convention to hear a student panelist recount their experiences about gender inequality, toxic masculinity, and healthy relationships. The convention will take place on February 23 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and will include an expert guest speaker and Lancer skit performers. Email Alisha Gupta for details. 
  • Justin Shen and Rahul Verma made it to the semifinals in policy debate at the Stanford Invitational last weekend.  They earned 3rd place among some of the best competition in the western United States.  They also earned a bid to the Tournament of Champions, the first such achievement in the last 6 years for Saint Francis High School.  Incredible job Justin and Rahul!
  • The Girls’ Varsity Soccer team beat Sacred Heart Cathedral 2-0 last night as we celebrated our seniors. Thank you to all those who came out and supported the team!  Congratulations Girls!
  • Boys’ JV Soccer tied Sacred Heart Cathedral 0-0 yesterday.  Great job boys!
  • Here is your Intramural Update!
  • There are no Intramural games scheduled today.
  • Congratulations to our Early Lunch "Super Six" Championship team, "Optimus Dime" for their 4-1 Best of Seven triumph over The Closers.  Optimus Dime team members, please go to the Activities Office to claim your award!  Congratulations!
  • Hey Ultimate Frisbee fans!  Signups will now begin for our Ultimate Frisbee team tournament.  Get six friends of both genders to get involved in our upcoming Frisbee tournament.  Pick up an application from the Activities Office or see Mr. Dinneen in the Quad or Room 622.  Ultimate Frisbee is an awesome non-contact sport utilizing both brain hemispheres and natural creative talent. Get involved!