Hello. I am Mrs.Francis (previously Miss Whited), the music and gym teacher here at St. Francis. I am a 2014 graduate of Westminster College, and a 2010 graduate of Clearfield Area High School. I have been a resident of Clearfield all my life. I teach all music classes at the school, including band and choir. I also teach phys. ed. for K-8. Just this summer, I married my best friend. Both the students and I are still getting used to my new name.
I will once again be offering private music lessons this year. Lessons are available for all band instruments for students going into grades 5-8. Piano and violin are offered for all students beginning at age 5. I am not currently accepting new students, as my schedule is full. If you are interested, please email me for more information and I can make a waiting list for slots.
The 2017 Christmas concert is planned. We will have a great show of traditional and contemporary Christmas music.
Band lessons will be scheduled during the first week of school. Lessons will begin ASAP. 4th grade will be eligible for band later this school year.
Phys. Ed. Announcements
Students in grades 1-8 will need the required gym uniform. Kindergarten does not wear uniforms for gym. The uniform consists of the yellow St. Francis School gym shirt, matching red shorts, and clean gym shoes. Uniforms are available for purchase from Jim's Sport Center in Clearfield. There also may be some in the uniform closet here at the school.
Kindergarten should have good, clean sneakers for class.
Having gym clothes is required, and part of the grade for the class. The first time students forget clothes, they may still participate (provided their shoes are suitable for playing). The second incidence of forgotten clothes will result in a note sent home to be signed and returned. The student may not participate in the class activities, but must walk. The third incidence will also include walking, as well as an unmet expectation sheet. Further incidences will result in more expectation sheets.
In the event that a student is injured or ill, and will not be dressing or participating for class, a note is required. A parent note is suitable for one class per marking period. Any exclusions beyond one week require a doctor's note.