Falcon Newsletter 10-6-21
Thank you for joining us on Monday for the blessing of the pets. Our 7th-grade students were asked, “What are some ways we can be more like Saint Francis?” and “What do you admire about Saint Francis?” Here are some of their responses:
  • We can be like St. Francis by caring for animals, caring for the planet, and caring for people. We can care for animals by feeding them when they look hungry, we can care for the planet by picking up trash, and we can care for people by doing random acts of kindness.
  • Some ways we can be more like St. Francis in our daily lives is to take care of sick and weak animals that are either homeless or you think an animal is weak in a shelter so you adopt them. We can also take in sick birds, squirrels, or just smaller animals that you may find in your backyard that have been found there sick.
  • Some ways that we can be more like St. Francis are to always find the light in the vast darkness, reflect God in our actions towards others, and care about everyone and everything.
  • We can be more like St. Francis in our daily lives by keeping our community clean, St. Francis is most known for his care of plants and animals, we can also not abuse animals and could keep them in their natural habitat.
  • Some ways we can be more like St. Francis is turning to God, helping people, or just use God’s teachings to solve problems. It’s not complicated. Anyone can be like St. Francis. You don’t need to be lead by God to do it. You can be like him in simple ways like helping a homeless man or an elder. It doesn’t matter your age or status, you we can all be like St. Francis if we just try.
  • We can be more like St. Francis in our daily lives by just being kind. For example if you see someone sitting alone at lunch, sit with them.
  • I admire how he started out rich and popular, but because of only a dream he decided to follow God.
  • I admire that St. Francis lived a life of poverty to spread the word of God and also helped people get on the right path in life.
  • What I admire about St. Francis is that he loved and respected all living beings, and cared for others.
  • I admire that he was not scared to go against what other people around him thought was good and wanted to do what he wanted to do.
  • What I admire about St. Francis is that he didn’t turn down anyone. He let a girl be one of his followers, he welcomed lepers instead of turning them away, and he had open arms to all animals and humans.
  • I admire that St. Francis gave up his rich life for god. He could have kept his nice clothes and not have to beg on the streets but instead he chose to be poor and preach about God.
It has been a wonderful week thus far with the Wheel-A-Thon coming on Friday. Please be sure to read the information below for all you need to know about this event.
We’re gearing up for the Wheel-A-Thon this Friday, October 8th!
Cycling safety: Bike helmets are required for all participants. Please make sure your child’s bike is in good working condition (air in tires, chain oiled, seat adjusted to their current size). As a reminder, students may not use scooters, skateboards, skates, or blades. Only bikes and tricycles are allowed in the Wheel-A-Thon.
Commitment & Authorization Form: If you have not already done so, please forward your child’s form to the school office this week, and no later than this Thursday, 10/7.
Sponsorship Form: Keep collecting those pledges! Sponsorship forms were due last Friday, 10/1/21, to your child’s homeroom teacher. Please turn them in ASAP! Following the Wheel-A-Thon, sponsorship forms with total laps completed will be returned to each participant. All pledge money is due on Friday, 11/5, to qualify for prizes!!
Online Pledging: Online pledging is an easy and convenient way to help your child fundraise. Visit this website to get started: https://sfacncrd.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/2021SFAWheelAThon/PledgeHere/tabid/1252323/Default.aspx
Order your lunch by 10/4/21.
Order your Wheel A Thon Snack Bag! Bring $5 to your teacher by Thursday 10/7.
For $5 Each snack Bag includes:
  • Mini Gatorade
  • Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Chips
  • Fruit roll up
  • Starbursts
Volunteers:
Thank you to all who signed up to help out! Volunteers are asked to arrive at 7:30 am on Friday morning and gather near the computer room. There is a lot to do in the first hour (bike numbers, course layout, tables, pop up tents, and more). Feel free to jump right in and help!
Volunteer Requirements:
Please be sure to have all three school volunteer requirements completed before the day of the event.
1. Volunteer Form- Contact the office if you need another copy.
3. Fingerprinting- Watch announcements for fingerprinting opportunity on campus, or pick up form in office and complete at PostalAnnex near Trader Joe’s. Volunteers will not be allowed to participate if all three items are not complete before the event.
Cycling Schedule: PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO TK/Kinder schedule
9:00 – 9:30 TK
9:30-10:00 Kinder
9:00 – 10:00 1st and 2nd
10:05- 10:25 Recess
10:30 – 11:30 3rd and 4th
11:45 – 12:45 7th and 8th
12:50 – 1:20 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 5th and 6th
WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW
  • Please park cars in the morning and drop off their child/ren’s bike outside the classroom-in the quad and park in the afternoon to pick up bikes
  • Parents and grandparents are invited to watch their child/ren ride during their classes allotted time but must leave after their child is finished riding. Please park in the church lot if you wish to watch the WAT.
  • All students must have their own helmet in order to ride
  • All parents that come to campus MUST wear a face mask at all times
Thank you for your support of this wonderful event. It’s a fun day for everyone involved! If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
COVID UPDATE:
Please see the attached letter from our Superintendent regarding vaccines.
LOOKING FORWARD
  • Monday, October 11- School Holiday
  • Tuesday, October 12-15- College Week
  • Friday, October 15- Progress Reports Home
  • Saturday, October 23- SFA Day at the Earthquakes
  • Friday, October 29- Halloween Rally/Costumes/ 12:30 Dismissal
  • Saturday, October 30- Halloween Carnival/Trunk or Treat
It’s Oktoberfest, so let’s go to Germany… Saint Francis Grill, Fresh Dinners from the Knights of Columbus’s latest addition to the Parish, the “Saint Francis Grill.” We have some of the finest local chefs, recipes, and cooks in the area that will prepare dinners. All served fresh in a convenient drive-through format, just circle around Saint Francis Gym/Family center.
Slow-cooked Hackbraten (german meatloaf), Roasted beer Bratwurst Sausage, Spaetzle (Traditional German Egg Pasta -Farmer Style) topped with Rich Brown Gravy complimented by Finely Chopped Cabbage Sauerkraut. Finished with Fresh Baked Apple Strudel.
The next Serving is Saturday 10/23;  PRE-ORDER – Today, this will sell out. at sfgrill.org PAY by Check at pickup. Invite friends over with our New Party Size Serves 8 for $78.00 (see the link on sfgrill.org limited offer)
We are looking for your favorite Strudel recipe sharing as a fresh-made Strudel. Would like to spread your love as food? Please signup today to bake a strudel and share it with your community. Prepared size is 10 servings, delivered 4-5:30 pm 10/16 Saint Francis Grill kitchen (the Gym Kitchen)
Must sign up in advance. Click Here to review sign up  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D49A4A62DA2FE3-octoberfest
Scrip Orders
If you are interested in purchasing SCRIP please contact Mrs. Del Prete at [email protected].
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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