Falcon Newsletter
January 15, 2020
Principal’s Message
After coming out of a very busy season of our lives, it is important to take some time to slow down, to be still, and to breathe. Lord, we ask you to help us in this regard today.
Please join us for our Dine and Donate at Panda Express today. On Thursday, the second grade will lead us in a prayer service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The prayer service will be held in the gym beginning at 8:10. We hope you are able to join us for this special moment. Thursday is also our third Prepay Event when we will show our support for our world’s oceans. Students who have prepaid or who bring in $2 may have Oceana-themed free dress.
On Friday, our faculty and staff will join with the other schools in our Diocese for an In-Service Day. This is a wonderful opportunity for our teachers to learn, share, and come together in prayer. We hope that you enjoy your four-day weekend.
Please join the faculty and staff of Saint Francis as we wish a fond farewell to Mrs. Mires:
It is with significant sadness yet positive excitement that I am telling you I am leaving
SFA. I have thoroughly cherished my 8.5 years here. It was a blessing from God, no
doubt. But, now I am hearing another message from God that is telling me to move on
somewhere else.
I thank Mrs. Vanderklugt for her support and understanding. SFA is lucky to have her
and will continue to flourish under her.
I thank my fellow coworkers. I have enjoyed my time here because of them. Some have
become to feel like family members. We’ve had a lot of fun and I have learned so much
from them.
And finally, I want to thank the SFA families and students who have enriched my life
here incredibly. You have become a part of my life in a big way which is what makes
this so hard. I will miss you all a lot! Biggest understatement of the year.
Much love and many thanks,
Kensey Mires
The Saint Francis community wishes you well and hopes you attain all the success you so richly deserve. Your dedication and work ethic have been an inspiration to us all.
6th Grade is starting a research paper for Black History Month about a prominent figure who made a change. They will begin researching this week.
7th Grade is working on narratives. They are in the revision and editing stage, and look toward their final draft.
….listen to me, be silent, and I will speak…Listen to me, be silent t, and I will teach you
wisdom- Job 33:31-33
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Coming Events
Thursday, January 16
MLK Prayer Service
presented by 2nd Grade
8:10 a.m.
Friday, January 17
Teacher Inservice – No School
Monday, January 20
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
No School
Tuesday, January 21
5th-8th Grade Mass
8:30 a.m.
Clicking on the image above will allow you to open a Google Calendar and, if you wish, add it to your own calendar.
Panda Express Fundraiser
Come celebrate Chinese New Year early at our Panda Express Dine & Donate Fundraiser on Wednesday, January 15, 2020! This event will last ALL DAY from 10am to 9:30pm at the Panda Express location inside the Citrus Shopping Center.  Why not invite your family and friends to join us or consider sharing the flyer on your social media accounts. Our school will earn 20% back of total sales generated during this event.
Please remember to present a copy of the fundraising flyer (digital copies accepted) with your order!
Great news! Online orders will also count toward the fundraiser as long as you include the promo code 306763 in the box during online checkout.
Even better news! Panda Express SCRIP purchased using the BENEFT mobile app can be used to pay for your meal.
See you there!
Volunteer Hours
Please see the attached updated volunteer hour sheet. This update includes hours for Wheel-a-thon, Breakfast with Santa, the International Festival and the Book Fair, along with any hours that have been received for volunteering in the classroom or for field trips.
If there is a discrepancy, please email [email protected] and copy the teacher or event coordinator for the event you worked.
Thank you all for volunteering your time for our kids and for working to fulfill your contract commitments.
Baked Goods Donations Needed
Baked Goods Donations Needed for Two Upcoming Events:
  • Open House – Sunday, Jan 26th
  • VIP MASS – Friday, Jan 31st
Would you like to earn easy service hours?
PACE could use your help!
Donations of baked goods are needed for the upcoming Back to School Night.
Receive 1 service hour for
4-dozen home baked cookies
4-dozen home baked muffins
3-dozen home baked cupcakes
$20 worth of purchased baked goods
(Receipts need to be submitted for purchased baked goods)
If you would like to donate items, then please contact Grace Hernandez at [email protected] to make arrangements.
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St. Francis Annual Auction
Our Annual Auction will take place Saturday, April 4 at the Garaventa Center at Carondelet High School.
Make sure to “LIKE ” our SFA Annual Auction Facebook Page to stay up to date on the latest information about this event! You won’t want to miss it!
Nut-Free School
Due to the severe, sudden, and life-threatening nature of peanut & tree nut allergies, St. Francis of Assisi School is a NUT-FREE school environment. No peanuts or nuts are allowed on campus at any time nor at any school-sponsored events- on or off campus. Thank you for supporting our proactive policy.
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Our Mission Statement
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.

St. Francis of Assisi School

866 Oak Grove Road
Concord, Ca. 94518
(925) 682-5414