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St. Francis Area Schools

March- 2019



 SFMS thanks our PTO


90-minute late start

March 20


SFMS Registration



SFMS Registration

St. Francis Middle School 6th and 7th grade students will be receiving their registration forms on March 12 from their Saints Time teacher. Our school counselor's, Ms. Rynda and Ms. Costley will be available to help students register on March 18 for our current 6th grade students and March 19 for our current 7th grade students.   Please help your student fill out their form and return it by registration day or if you want to register on your own, you can do so by following the directions on the registration form.

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment

St. Francis Middle School MCA testing is coming up soon in April. MCA Reading will be the week of April 8-12, MCA Math will be the week of April 22-26 and our eighth grade students will be taking the MCA Science test the week of April 29-May 2. Look for more information to come home as it is available.


Beginning Band Night 

Please join us on May 29 at 7:00 pm to sign your rental contract so your student is ready to start their instrumental training for 6th grade.    

Coffee with the Principal

Mark your calendars and join Principal LaCoursiere for coffee and conversation. This is a great time to discuss anything that is on your mind that is happening at our school or in the district. Our last opportunity to attend is April 4. We will start at 7:30 a.m. and go until 9:30 a.m. 



St. Francis Middle School (SFMS) established a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) to support students and staff. Objectives are achieved through monthly meetings that involve parents, school staff and community members. The success of this organization depends on parent involvement. If you would like to help plan activity nights, address the needs of the school and plan fundraisers, please join us for a meeting. Our meeting dates are as follows:  March 12, April 9, May 14. Meetings are 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the SFMS Media Center.

When do our bells ring? 

SFMS wants to make sure that parents and guardians know what time their students' classes start and end or what time they have lunch. Click here for your convenience. Our class schedule can be found in our parent/student handbook that is on our web page and also under Forms & Publications.

Spring Conferences

We will be having spring conferences on April 15 from 3:00-7:00 pm. We look forward to see you there.

Track Registration for 7th and 8th Grade Students

Co-Ed Middle School Track and Field is now open for online registration. Our season runs April 1 to May 30. Practice will be Monday through Thursday from 2:20-4:00 p.m. The activity fee is $115.00, and students must have a current Sports Physical on file in order to participate.Track meets are both home and away throughout the season. Our after school activity bus is available Mondays and Wednesdays, you must sign up through transportation in order to use the bus service.


Sign up now at http://fightingsaintsregistration.registryinsight.com/


Is it a Day 1 or Day 2

We have had a few of our families ask for our Day 1/Day 2 rotation calendar. We have now put it on our SFMS webpage (under Forms & Publications) and included the link here for your convenience.

Resources for parents & students

At St. Francis Middle School we offer a Caring Closet that has many items to help families in need. Items needed include food items, gently used clothing, school supplies, some household supplies and hygiene products. If you and your family are currently in need, don't hesitate to contact Lindsay Rynda, 763-213-8535


We ID!
Remember to bring your picture identification when requesting access to the building during school hours (7:15 am-3:40 pm). District policy requires an ID be shown to our camera in the entryway. Additionally, you will be required to state your name and the purpose for your visit before being allowed entry into the building. If you are picking up a student during school hours, your picture identification must be shown to our office professional staff before your student will be released. 


Please note: Beginning Band Night Instrument Preview @SFMS scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 and Tuesday, April 2 has been cancelled. Please see the Beginning Band Night information above. 


Sandhill Event

February 12, at 11:00 a.m., Lunch Bunch, Tres Mundos - Music of Three Worlds.
Click here to register.


  • March 11            | First day of Third Trimester
  • March 12            | PTO Meeting
  • March 20            | 90-Minute Late Start
  • March 29            | Beginning Band Night
  • April 15               | Conferences, 3:00-7:00 pm
  • April 17               | 90-Minute Late Start
  • April 19               | No school


Our mission is to equip all students with the knowledge and skills to empower them to achieve their dreams and full potential while becoming responsible citizens in a dynamic world.

St. Francis Area Schools