It is wonderful to see and hear all the voices of our TK-5th grade students back on campus both in-person and virtually, as the classrooms are buzzing with learning and laughter. I continue to be amazed by our faculty and staff as they embrace our students and all the new safety protocols with grace. I am also grateful for Father Ismael as he continues to walk alongside us on our journey to bring students back into the classrooms.
On Friday, we will have a student holiday as teachers and staff attend an Elementary Staff Day led by the Diocese of Oakland. There is no school on Monday, January 18, and on Tuesday we will welcome our 6-7 and 8th grade students back to campus. Have a wonderful week,
Grounded in Grace,
If your child is not feeling well please keep them home and use the digital learning platform. It is imperative that we work to keep our faculty/staff and community safe.
When entering to pick up your child/ren at the end of the day please note that the color coded grade placards are on the driver’s side of your vehicle. Please form your lines for pick up accordingly.
All children are required to wear masks while in the classroom and while in transit to and from the classroom.
For the safety of both our students and faculty/staff, we are mandating that if a student who has elected to participate in the on-campus hybrid model, and has traveled out of the area, that that student remain home and participate in the digital learning platform for a period of 10 days from the date of their return. Please advise the office if this is the case so that we can advise the homeroom teacher and properly note status for attendance purposes. We are aware of some families who have remained on extended vacations during this break, those families will be receiving an email notifying them of the additional 10 day observation period before returning to campus.
Dine Out & Donate
Please join us next week on Thursday, January 21, 2021, for our Dine Out & Donate fundraiser at Panera! This event will take place from 4pm to 8pm at the Walnut Creek Panera located at 744 Bancroft Rd. St. Francis of Assisi School will earn 20% of total sales.
You can order in person or even use the Drive Thru option. When ordering online, please be sure to enter the code PRFUND to ensure that your purchase will count towards our fundraiser. Panera also offers Rapid Pick-Up, Curbside service or even Delivery. **Please note that third party delivery app purchases will not be included.**
Please be sure to present the fundraising flyer (smartphone copies ok) when ordering!
Gift card sales will not count during this event, but you can use a giftcard as a form of payment. Panera gift cards are available through SCRIP or the Benefit Mobile app.
Thank you for your support!
If you are interested in purchasing SCRIP please contact Mrs. Del Prete at [email protected].
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Inspired by our patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi, in collaboration with the Parish, community, parents, and students, our school celebrates an environment which is dedicated to providing quality faith-based Catholic education in a safe and nurturing environment for students in grades TK-8. Our value-centered academic programs empower the students with the skills to be faith-filled people, life-long learners and problem solvers, globally responsible citizens, and effective communicators.