Adopt a Class is a program in which community organizations partner with classrooms to mentor students. The students and mentors write letters to each other, and the mentors visit the classroom once a month to help students with various academic projects.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
Through a partnership between St. Francis Seraph and Big Brothers Big Sisters, mentors are now available to visit with your children for one hour each week to provide extra attention and help with school work. During their weekly visit, your child and his Big Brother or her Big Sister may play games, engage in recreational activities, or read a book together. We make sure that the time spent at the program does not interfere with classroom learning.
Big Brothers Big Sisters are people from your community-local high schools or college students, senior citizens, employees who visit on their lunch hour. Each Big Brother and Big Sister is trained by our professional staff, and they agree to visits on consistent, regular basis during the school year.
Every child can benefit from extra support and attention. Our school and the Big Brothers Big Sisters program are pleased to offer this opportunity to you and your child.
Contact: Julie Knutson
MINISTRIES FAMILY DINNERS
St. Francis Seraph Ministries hosts The Healthy Family Dinner Program teaches families nutrition, meal planning, and cooking skills, as well as the benefits of sitting down together for dinner.
ST. X COMPANION SCHOLARS
The Companion Scholars Program works with twenty-five students from four urban schools throughout the year providing them with academic and social preparation to succeed at St. Xavier High School and make their potential a reality.
Dominican novices come from St. Gertrude Parish. They help in classrooms and special projects once a week.
Destination Imagination is a program run by Mike Beumer. It is for the 5th, 6th and 7th grades. The students must use critical thinking to solve problems, use teamwork, and create props. This is a national program.
“Bacon Buddies” is a monthly after-school program for third, fourth, and fifth grade students at St. Francis Seraph School. It a joint venture with Roger Bacon High School. Roger Bacon students come to our school to mentor students. Each month students meet in small groups for mentoring and then participate in a fun large group activity.
Coordinator: Anne Niehauser
Friar’s Club is an organization that provides sports. St. Francis Seraph has basketball coaches for the boys and girls through the Friar’s Club. The students have competitive teams that compete with other schools in the area.
St. Francis Seraph School has joined with the Ohio Department of Education Office for Nutrition, to offer the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. This grant allows us to serve a fresh fruit or vegetable snack three times a week to all of our students. The goal of the program is to promote healthy eating and snacking. Students get a chance to try a fruit or vegetable that maybe they haven’t had before, such as kiwi, plums, blackberries, raspberries, sugar peas, etc.
Did you know???
People who eat more fruits and vegetables are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.
Children may need to try new fruits and vegetables up to ten times before they accept them into their regular diet.
Eating fruits and vegetables every day helps children grow and develop.
Coordinator: Anne Niehauser