SFR News for Parents

Each day, the students pray the following prayers. We encourage the students to continue these prayers at home during the weekend.

MORNING OFFERING - Pray in the Morning before breakfast

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you myprayers, works, joys, sufferings of

this day, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the

intentions of your Sacred Heart; the salvation of souls, the reparation for sin, the reunion of Christians; and in

particular for the intentions of the Holy Father.  Amen

THE ANGELUS - Pray at 6am, 12 noon, 6pm

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, 

R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary …

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord,

R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.

Hail Mary …

V. And the Word was made Flesh,

R. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary …

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the

promises of Christ.

V. Let us pray. Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that, 

we to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His passion and cross, be brought to the glory of His resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord.

All. Amen.

Save the Date
Spring Dinner Dance May 20th.

Eighth Grade Parent Meeting

There will be an Eighth Grade parent meeting next Wednesday, March 29th to discuss the students 8th grade field trip. I want to explain and discuss the options available to make this trip a memorable one for the students. We will meet

at 6:30 pm in the After Care room.


To help with the costs of before and after care, check out if you qualify for the Illinois Action for Children Grant. Contact for more information at:

1340 S. Damen Ave., Chicago (312) 823-1100

American Heart Association - Jump Rope For Heart
Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart are national education and fundraising events sponsored by the American Heart Association and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).

Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart Help Students Grow!
  • Kids learn the value of community service and become empowered to contribute to their community's welfare.
  • Children join together in helping other kids with special hearts.
  • Students learn how to develop heart-healthy habits while being physically active
  • Participants learn jump rope and basketball skills they can use for the rest of their lives.
  • Students help your school earn gift certificates for free P.E. equipment!

Roman Girls are Healthy Girls
Do you want your girl to work on her endurance, flexibility and core strength? Do you her want to get physically stronger?  Well, then have her come join Roman Girls Are Healthy Girls.

Who:    3rd - 8th Grades

When:  March 20th - May 25th  

Days:    Monday and Thursday 

Time:    2:40 P.M. - 3:45 P.M

$30.00 Registration and Participation fee payable by check or cash to Saint Frances of Rome. 

Spring Pictures

Your child is bringing home the pictures taken recently. These pictures are not prepaid, but are being sent home today for your approval. You are not required to purchase any pictures, but you must return any pictures not purchased. If the pictures are not purchased or returned, you will be charged the full packet price of $45.00.

Before and After Care

To help with the costs of before and after care, see if you qualify for the Illinois Action for Children Grant by calling or visiting the AFC Office below for more information: 1340 S. Damen Ave., Chicago (312) 823-1100

Parent Ambassador Program

You can be part of the great Parent Ambassador Team for St. Frances of Rome. This team of parents is designed to help promotethe school to others in our community. Do you have family members, friends or neighbors that are looking for a great learning environmentfor the children? Then you can help grow our school. Call the school office for more information.

Tuition Discount
If you are parishioner of parish other than St. Frances of Rome, you need to submit to the school office documentation from the Pastor that you are active in your parish to receive a tuition discount. Please submit to the school office as soon as possible to receive the discount. Also, look for early registration incentives for current families.

Mass Reflection Sheets
Living out our Catholic faith is the greatest gift we can give our children. The best way to model for our children is to attend weekend Mass and have a discussion of the readings or experience during Mass, depending on the age of the child. To help in this process, a Mass Reflection Sheet will be given to each student this week. Please help your child fill out the sheet for the Mass you attend. Their teacher will be discussing the Mass readings and/or experiences that occurred during Mass. These will be given each week to your child.

Bread Of Life Series

If your child is receiving a Sacrament this year, 2nd grade: First Eucharist, 6th grade: Confirmation, the following dates are:

April 8, 2017

Important Upcoming Dates

March29     Eighth grade Parent Meeting @ 6:30

March 31    Cheese Pizza Day

April 7         Stations of the Cross

                   Movie Night


April 13          Yearbook Order forms are due.

                      Holy Thursday - Earrly Dismissal @ 2:10

April 14           Good Friday - No School

April17 - 21     Easter Vacation - No School

April 24           School Resumes

Volunteer Requirements

To volunteer, all adults 18 and older must meet the Protecting God's Children Requirements.

1.  Attend a VIRTUS Session   Click here

2.  Complete online Background check  Click here

3.  Complete Code of Conduct Form- Return signed to school you are volunteering.  

     Code of Conduct English          Code of Conduct Spanish

4.  Complete CANTS form and return to the school you are volunteering (Please do not send to DCFS)  To be completed every year

     CANTS English                          CANTS Spanish

             Thursday 2:45 - 4:00

Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Practice  
             Tuesday 2:45 - 4:15
             Friday    2:45 - 4:15  
SFR Girls are Healthy Girls
             Monday     2:45 - 3:45
             Thursday  2:45 - 3:45