Greetings and from the Office of the Dean of Students and Director of Students Activities:

Greetings and from the Office of the Dean of Students and Director of Students Activities:

Dear St. Francis Community,

April is here and I would like to thank all parents for working together with staff and faculty to ensure that we provided an enjoyable, positive, and meaningful learning experience for all of our students. This month will offer many events that will create community among our young people, so please read below for a list of April’s events.

The following are updates for Student Activities and Office of the Dean.

Student Activities

Last Saturday, 4/9, was VITA and it was great seeing many of our freshmen there! As always, I would like to thank all members of Animas for all their leadership during this event. Our Animators have taken the joy and excitement of our events and activities to a new level! I would also like to thank Mr. Dan Dewig for serving as a chaperone. I am sure he had fun too!

Here is the complete list of activities for April:

April 9

VITA: In the last VITA, students enjoyed movie night, capture the flag, and a friendly competition of dodgeball.

October 8

Junior/Senior Prom: Prom is here and your student is formally invited to attend at Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History April 23, 2016. This first-time venue will offer a unique and memorable experience. Prom bids are now on sale, so be sure your student purchases her/his bid at the main office today! There will be a discount rate for bids purchased by April 15.

At prom, students will enjoy great music at ground level, a beverage bar, photo booth in the board room, and three stories of art and exhibits. They will also get to enjoy a delicious entrée followed by dessert, and here is the menu:


For Dinner:

o   A delicious Oven Roast Chateaubriand Carving Station (GF)

o   A tantalizing Chicken Cordon Blue with Mustard Sauce  

o   Tasty Pasta Primavera (V)

o   Mashed Potatoes  (V/GF)

o   Oven Roasted Seasonal Vegetables (V/GF)

o   Caesar Salad (V)

o   Summer Fresh Salad (GF/V)

o   Rolls with Butter (V)  


        For Dessert: An Assorted Dessert Bar

o   Lemon Bars

o   Fruit Tarts

o   Napoleons

o   Chocolate Eclairs

o   Irish Cream Puffs

o   And Espresso Brownies

Please have your student see Mrs. Madrigal to purchase her/his prom bid, and to request a guest pass!

Office of Dean

The end of the year is here and this is the time when students are feeling the challenge of adhering to the dress code guidelines as defined by the Student-Family Handbook. I would like to thank all parents and students for continuing to support the school’s policies regarding dress code, and I am optimistic that the positive trend will continue. Let’s continue to support our students as they make their way to the finish line.

While we are noticing adherence with grooming and dress code in certain areas, the two themes that still require improvement are facial hair and skirt length. Our staff and faculty are on board with the support of your students in regard to the dress code policies, and with your support, we can make great strides in providing positive, enjoyable, and meaningful school climate for all students.

Like I mentioned in my previous newsletter, I am here to serve all St. Francis High School students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members. Together, we can ensure a meaningful learning experience and success in all facets of student life for your student!

Thank you for all your support, and I wish you a purposeful and enjoyable April!

Vince D. Monroy

Dean of Students | Director of Student Activities

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