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Falcon Newsletter
November 20, 2019
Principal’s Message
Welcome to the Second Trimester! This week is conference week, and students will be dismissed at 12:30 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Conference time allows you  to spend quality time with your child and teacher in partnership. Take this time to reflect on the year so far, and all that has been learned. Set goals together and share in the good news!  Students should attend their conferences if they are in grades 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8.   This is such a beautiful way to step into Thanksgiving. We are so blessed to have a faculty and staff that is dedicated to each and every one of their students. The teachers are grateful for you and the journey they are on with your family.
Please remember that our Warm Coat drive ends on Friday, November 22. If you are able to share a warm coat, please do so by Friday. Don’t forget your turkey on Friday as well! Our SFA cheer and dance squad will be on campus beginning at 7:15 to take your donations. These turkeys will be sent to the Monument Crisis Center. Thank you for modeling the Student Learning Expectations of being faith-filled, and globally responsible citizens.
There is no school next week, and the Faculty and Staff wish you all a Blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends. School will resume on Monday, December 2.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 7, for the Pearl Harbor Veterans Day. Be sure to check your Wednesday envelope for all the details.
LOOK WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE CLASSROOM
TK – On Friday, they will travel to the premier of Frozen 2. Also, please look for some exciting news coming soon!
Kindergarten – Today they will celebrate each other with a “Friendsgiving” celebration!
Gratefully,
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
Wednesday, November 20 through
Friday, November 22
Parent-Teacher Conferences
12:30 Dismissal
Monday, November 25 through
Friday, November 29
Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 28
Happy Thanksgiving!
Monday, December 2
School Resumes
Tuesday, December 3
All-School 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.
PowerSchool Portal
The PowerSchool parent portal is currently closed so that teachers can work on report cards. The portal will reopen Friday, November 22nd, after conferences.
Click on the image below to download your order form.
See’s Candies Fundraiser
Submit your order now! Orders are due TUESDAY, December 3rd .
Order forms were in last week’s Wednesday envelope. Please make checks payable to SFA PACE. Return completed order forms and check in the Wednesday envelope or drop off at office anytime before December 3rd.
Any questions please contact Jenni Roberts at rbrtsj5@hotmail.com
Don’t forget a couple extra boxes for those unexpected guests!
Fifth Grade Toy Drive
Fifth Grade is hosting a $2 free dress day and a toy drive!
The toy drive will run from Monday December 2nd – December 18th. The boxes will be outside of the front office to drop off NEW, UNWRAPPED toys!
The $2 free dress day will be Wednesday, December 4th! It will be Christmas themed so please wear red, green or anything Christmas related!
We encourage every student to participate in this service learning project. Funds can be brought to your child’s classroom.
** STUDENTS MUST FOLLOW PROPER FREE DRESS ATTIRE**
*** THIS IS NOT A PREPAID EVENT***
News From Carondelet
Carondelet welcomes your family to some wonderful opportunities on campus! Space is limited for some of these events, so please make sure to register as soon as possible. Please reach out to Jessica Mix, jmix@carondeleths.org, with any questions.
HSPT Prep Course (8th-grade boys and girls) – December 14th, 9:00 am ($75 registration) ONLY 20 SPACES LEFT!
We are partnering with East Bay Prep test preparation center of Concord to offer an HSPT prep course for boys and girls. This 3-hour workshop will focus on HSPT tips and test taking strategies and is open to any prospective Catholic High School 8th grade student. Registration available online until max capacity is reached.
Middle School Choral Opportunity (6th-8th grade boys and girls) – December 11th, 7:00 pm Registration will close November 8th
Calling all singers… COME PERFORM WITH US! Carondelet and De La Salle High School’s Choral Program invites current 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to perform with us at our annual Christmas Concert this December. Rehearsal times and registration information available online.
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The Story
Reserve your tickets now for “The Story: God’s Redemptive Design Through Living Art” at North Creek Church. Visit their website here:
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!
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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