Falcon Newsletter 11-10-21
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. Thank you to our third grade who will lead us in a prayer service tomorrow.
Reminders:
  • The PowerSchool portal is now closed so that teachers can work on report cards.
  • There is no school on Friday, November 12, in honor of Veterans Day. It is also the last day of the trimester.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held next week on November 17,18 and 19. These are all minimum days with a 12:30 dismissal.
  • If your child is attending Falcon’s Nest on November 17, 18, or 19, please be sure to provide them with a lunch. If they do not have lunch, one will be provided for them and parents will be billed.
Are you 16 years old or older?
Do you go to mass, participate in events or activities, prepare for or receive Sacraments at Saint Francis of Assisi (SFA) Parish and/or School?
If your answer is yes to both questions, please take 10 minutes to complete the Disciple Maker Index Survey and help shape the future of our SFA Parish and School.
Paper forms available at the church or parish office. Thank you for your help!
A Message From Choicelunch
As consumers, we’ve all encountered rising food prices in grocery and restaurants in recent months. Choicelunch is no more insulated from these increases than any other business. We do our best to anticipate increases in our costs in the spring when we set prices for our upcoming school year. In typical years, we’re able to predict moderate increases and keep the price to our families steady for the entirety of the school year. This year has been anything but typical.
This school year, our costs have risen far higher than we anticipated. Our wage rates are over 20% higher than pre-pandemic levels, and our food costs and packaging costs are up over 10% and 50% respectively. While we expected increases in all these categories in the spring when we set our pricing, there was no way we could have predicted increases at these levels.
Effective January 3rd, 2022, Choicelunch is increasing the price of our entrees by $0.30 and our a la carte sides by $0.10 to address the rising costs of food, packaging, and labor. The January menu will be published following the Thanksgiving break, and Choicelunch families will be notified via email.
In my 18 years of leading Choicelunch, we have only increased our price in the middle of a school year once – and that was following a year where we actually held our price flat from the prior school year. We’ve been fortunate to operate in a low inflation environment over the past two decades. In the past, even when prices increased in particular categories during the school year, there were either corresponding decreases in other categories, or the impact of the increase was manageable enough that we could absorb it. This year, costs are up – and up dramatically – across the board.
Choicelunch remains committed to delivering a great service to our schools, students, and families. We take our work seriously and appreciate the strong partnerships we maintain with our schools. We’re grateful for the trust you put in our company to deliver on our promise to your community every day.
Thank you for your trust, partnership, and understanding during unprecedented times.
Best,
Justin Gagnon
CEO, Choicelunch
Thank you to Señora Blum and her Spanish classes for creating this beautiful altar for our school community.
Click on the image above to open the flyer!
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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