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Falcon Newsletter
October 16, 2019
Principal’s Message
I hope that everyone enjoyed the Holiday. It is always nice to break away from the daily routine, and be able to spend extra time with our families and friends. This week we will take time to recognize National Cancer Awareness Week. Each class has chosen a certain color to wear which represents a different kind of cancer. It is so wonderful to see our school community reach out in support of so many. Together, we are “Rooted in Heart.”
Please be sure to join us this coming Sunday, October 20 for our Family Mass at 10:00. Our 7th and 3rd graders will host the mass, but we would love to see everyone there. Coming together as a school family for mass is always a great way to end our week together, and begin a new one.
Today, our 5th graders participated in a retreat on being themselves. It was a great day for reflection and talking about who they truly are. Our classes also continue to work on learning about “Respect.” Please be sure to have a conversation with your child/ren about what they are learning in class and especially in their Religion classes.
Tomorrow, we will take part in National ShakeOut Day. Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. 2019 is the 12th ShakeOut (which began in Southern California in 2008) and the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake here in the Bay Area.
PE- The 6th – 8th graders are going to be running the mile. Grades 3-5 will run the half mile, and grades K-2 will be running the quarter mile.
SPANISH – Included in this blast is a newsletter from Señora Blum which gives a “snapshot” of what each class is focusing on. Be sure to read it!!
Have a great week,
Mrs. VanderKlugt
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.
Coming Events
Thursday, October 17
Prepay Event #2
Sunday, October 20
Family Mass for All
Sponsored by 7th and 3rd Grades
October 21-25
Red Ribbon-Drug
Awareness Week
Tuesday, October 22
All-School Mass
8:30 a.m.
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Dine & Donate at Chipotle
It was so great to see so many of you at our October Dine & Donate fundraiser at Chipotle! Thanks to your amazing support, we successfully raised $611.90!!! That is incredible!
Be sure to save the date! Our next restaurant fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6th at Yalla Mediterranean. Be on the lookout for further details.
SFA Halloween Festival
The SFA Halloween Festival is coming! Please help make this an awesome event by volunteering to help out or donate candy. Sign up using the forms here:
Photo by 8th grader Linh Nguyen
Wheel-a-Thon 2019 Update
The big event may be over, but we’re still fundraising! Please be sure to turn in pledge money by Friday, October 25th to qualify for prizes! No cash, please—checks only, made payable to St. Francis of Assisi PACE. Or, give online at
Thank you again for your support! Please email with any questions.
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!
Family Donation Intent Forms Due 10/31
A reminder that Family Donation Intent Forms are due by October 31. Each family is required to make a minimum $50 donation to help support our biggest fundraiser of the year. You may donate by check, gift cards and certificates, use of a vacation homes or timeshares, sign-up party host, sporting and concert tickets, gift baskets, exclusive tours and much more! Donations will be used in our silent and live auctions. Please fill out the attached donation intent form and return to the school office no later than 10/31.
Questions? Contact the Auction Chairs:
Bay Area Science Festival
Cal State East Bay is hosting a Science Festival – Discovery Day on Saturday, October 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at its Hayward campus. Lots of hands-on activities, demonstrations, and much, much more are planned for the day. Admission and parking are free.
For more information, visit their website: Bay Area Science Festival.
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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 | (925) 682-5414
866 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA. |

St. Francis of Assisi School

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