2015-16 Kickoff

To start off the new school year, please plan to attend the 2015-16 Kickoff meeting. Again this year, Kickoff will include all staff from all levels at the same time. All staff (teachers and administrators 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 to 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.

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

Date & Times:     August 4, 2015
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Friends of Children Raffle – Cafeteria
9:00 –10:30 a.m. Kickoff Program – Gymnasium

Kickoff Date Change
The Board of Education voted to change the date of Kickoff from Wednesday, August 5 to Tuesday, August 4. The change was made so Kickoff will coincide with election day to allow us to communicate important information regarding the recently announced tax levy. We hope that our staff will take advantage of this important voting opportunity.

Friends of Children Raffle Donations
The Friends of Children Raffle will be held in the FHC Cafeteria beginning at 8:00 AM. The Friends of Children Fund supports children and families of the Francis Howell School District during difficult financial times. Their biggest source of revenue for the fund is the Friends of Children Raffle held at Kickoff each year.

This year, Friends of Children has only received about half of the donations for the raffle that they normally do. Please consider donating items to be raffled during this annual event.  If you would like to donate an item please contact Dana King

Make sure to get your tickets for your chance to win. Pre-printed tickets are now on sale. You can purchase tickets in any amount over $25. Tickets are 36 for $25, 42 for $30, 75 for $50, 115 for $75 and 150 for $100.  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 25. The tickets will be ready for you at the ticket table on raffle day.  

Kickoff 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. 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. Two buses will shuttle staff back to their cars at the conclusion of Kickoff.  The first bus will leave immediately after the conclusion of Kickoff, before all cars. The second bus will leave after the cars have had a chance to leave.

*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.