2013-14 Kickoff

The new school year will be here before you know it! To start off the new school year, please plan to attend the 2013-14 Kickoff meeting. Again this year, Kickoff will include all staff from all levels at the same time. All staff (teachers required) are encouraged to attend Kickoff. We realize this is a busy time of year for all, but it is important to our culture to take the time visit with our fellow workers from across the District. This is a once a year event that is unique to FHSD, and we are hopeful that you will be able to attend.


Location
:            Francis Howell Central
The Friends of Children Raffle and 403B Vendors will be in the Cafeteria and the formal program will be in the Gymnasium. 


Date & Times:     August 5, 2013
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Friends of Children Raffle – Cafeteria
9:00 –10:30 a.m. Kickoff Program – Gymnasium


Parking
Again this year we will be holding one Kickoff for all staff, so parking could be a challenge.  Parking will be available at Saeger Middle and Francis Howell Central on a first-come, first-served basis. However, reserved parking will be available for the Teachers of the Year and Howell of Fame winners; passes will be sent to their schools. For those parking at Saeger/FHC, carpooling is strongly encouraged; three to four people per car would be appreciated.  The more people who carpool, the less people who will have to be shuttled.

Additional parking will be available at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at
1355 Motherhead Road in Cottleville.  Shuttles will begin transporting from St. Joseph’s beginning at 7:45 AM.  Staff will be shuttled back to their cars at the conclusion of Kickoff. 

Additional parking will be available at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 1355 Motherhead Road in Cottleville. Shuttles will begin transporting from St. Joseph’s beginning at 7:45 AM. All staff being shuttled from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church should meet near the traffic light at the main entrance of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for bus pick up. Staff will be shuttled back to their cars at the conclusion of Kickoff. 

*Please park in designated areas only. Help us remain good stewards of the community by not parking in surrounding neighborhoods as it creates safety issues for those subdivisions.


Friends of Children
The Friends of Children Fund supports children and families of the Francis Howell School District during difficult financial times.  Their mission is to make sure that students are able to come to school ready to learn and succeed in the classroom.  The biggest source of revenue for the fund is the annual Friends of Children raffle held during the district meeting days at the beginning of each school year.

Some great items have been donated to the raffle. Make sure to get your tickets for your chance to win.  If you are interested in preprinted raffle tickets (in any amount $25 and over) please send your check made out to Friends of Children to Dana King at
ECFEC-Meadows Parkway by July 25th. The tickets will be ready for you at the ticket table on raffle day.  

*Please note - donuts will not be served.  However, coffee will still be available.