Falcon Newsletter 10-27-21
The Sisters of St. Joseph wall has been completed! Thank you to the many hands that gave of their “time and talent” to make this possible. Thank you to all the families who created a tile for the wall – it is perfect! We look forward to sharing with the Sisters and our school community later in the year.
Please see the following message from Father Ismael:
As pastor of Saint Francis of Assisi parish, my primary responsibility is to help you grow as disciples of Jesus and to equip you to go and make disciples of others. I am excited to share with you that our parish is going to participate in a parish survey conducted by Catholic Leadership Institute. The Disciple Maker Index (DMI) Survey allows parishioners to reflect on their own spiritual growth and discipleship and identify the ways in which the parish effectively supports that growth.
The web-based survey will be accessible online and in paper form from October 14 through November 15, 2021. Instructions for picking up and submitting Paper Surveys will be communicated to parishioners.
I have appointed Elena Camilon as our Parish Point of Contact for this survey. She will be presenting the DMI Survey in the upcoming daily and weekend masses as well as in our upcoming Parish meetings and various Ministry meetings. If you are a Ministry Coordinator and you haven’t connected or responded to her request for a meeting with you and your Ministry, please do so by contacting her at [email protected]. Our goal is to get the highest response rate possible so please stress the importance of responding to this survey to your ministry members.
Soon, everyone will receive a communication from us inviting them to participate in the survey. If parishioners or your ministers ask you about the survey, please:
  • Remind them about the dates the survey will be live October 14 – November 15, 2021
  • Encourage them to respond as soon as they can. We want to hear from as many people as possible
  • Assure them that the parish leadership will receive a summary report of the aggregate data and that no one at our parish will have access to individual survey responses.
We will NOT have access to individual survey responses. This survey offers us a unique and important opportunity to learn about issues of importance to families in a confidential and professional way. We will use these results to 1) look at opportunities to support parishioner growth in discipleship and 2) create goals and action plans to achieve that growth.
Thank you in advance for the encouragement that you will provide to the community when we solicit feedback. Meanwhile, if you have any questions or ideas about good ways to boost the response rate, please feel free to approach me directly.
Thank you for your help with this!
Father Ismael Gutierrez
***Here is the link to complete the survey. Father would like 100% participation whether you attend church at Saint Francis of Assisi or not. Once you have completed the survey, please print out the last page, put your child’s name and grade on it and send it to the office. https://portal.catholicleaders.org/d/kg2x02
HALLOWEEN COSTUME GUIDELINES:
Costumes may be worn to school on FRIDAY, October 29th! Please follow the guidelines below:
  • all costumes MUST follow school free dress
  • policy (neckline, straps, length)
  • no masks/props (except during judging at the beginning of the day)
  • no weapons at any time
  • hair dye/make-up must be washed out by the next school day
  • Nothing gory allowed
  • shoes must follow school policy
12:30 Dismissal
We hope that you will join us for our Halloween Party on Saturday from 12:00-3:00
FROM THE DESK OF MRS. LAUER:
Lost and Found: If your child is missing anything, please let them know that they should check the benches outside of the drop-off/pick-up line on Thursday. All lost and found will be placed on the benches beginning at recess until 3:15.
If your child is sick, please be sure to email their teacher(s) and include the office.
LOOKING FORWARD
Monday, November 1- All Saints Day Mass 8:30
Wednesday, November 3- World Drawing God Day; Shelter in Place Drill
Click on the image above to open the presale flyer!
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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