Falcon Newsletter 12-9-20
Principal’s Message
The angels proclaimed “Peace on Earth” when the Baby Jesus was born. Today we wonder as we listen to the evening news, is peace possible? We all need two kinds of peace in our lives. We need inner peace, but we also need peace with others. God addresses both. He tells us what to do to find that peace.
INNER PEACE
Inner peace begins with a relationship with God, and it continues as we focus on His strength and allow Him to fill us. We can exchange our weakness for His strength in any area of life. God’s Word says, “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is focused on You because He trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3).
Personalize that verse with your own name in it: “God will keep me in perfect peace as my mind focuses on Him and trusts Him.” Inner peace hinges on your trust in God.
PEACE WITH OTHERS
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9).
Peace with others begins as we understand that God has called us to be peacemakers in our world. Is there somewhere in your own world where you can be a peacemaker this Christmas? Is there an invitation that needs to be extended to smooth over a fractured family relationship? Is there an apology to be made or a silence to be broken that has stood as a barrier for too long? Don’t miss the blessing God promises in your life as you respond to His call to be a peacemaker in your own circle.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; and Where there is sadness, joy… Divine Master; Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
*Together as a school community we provided 322 letters to Santa to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
*Together as a school community we collected 338 pairs of socks.
SAVE THE DATE: SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW
THURSDAY, DECEMBER, 17, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.
COVID-19 UPDATE
*As we prepare for our return in January we are asking you to fill out the survey that will be sent to you via your homeroom teacher asking for your feedback on returning to on-campus learning. Please fill out the survey by Friday, December 11.
Parenting In Place Master Class is a 9 week series of child experts speaking on important topics for supporting children and provides helpful information during this pandemic. The series started November 17 and once you sign up for the class you can access past recorded sessions and the sessions are available until February 17. It is only $39 dollars.
Ms. Katey Series – Your Role in the Virtual School Setting:
Please click on the image above to open the document. To read what our wonderful 4th graders have written, click here: 4th Grade Writing – Bikes 4 Tykes.
Please click on the image above in order to open the parish bulletin.
Dine Out & Donate
Save the date! It’s Pizza Wednesday! Please join us at our Dine Out & Donate fundraiser at Round Table Pizza on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. This ALL DAY fundraiser is valid from 11am to 9pm! Get your order to go or place your order online for easy curbside pick up! For online orders, please enter “St. Francis of Assisi” in the comments section. Or you can choose to have it delivered for $4.99.
***Please note that orders placed on food delivery apps such as DoorDash, Uber Eats or Postmates WILL NOT count toward our event.
No fundraising flyer needed! Simply mention that you’re supporting St. Francis of Assisi School and 20% of all sales will be donated back to our school. This fundraiser is valid only at the Round Table Pizza located in the Oak Grove Plaza Shopping Center (2960 Treat Blvd, Concord).
Help us spread the word! Invite your family and friends to join us! Share our fundraising flyer on your social media accounts! The more, the merrier!
Thanks for your continued support!
Breakfast with Santa Extended
Pancake order time has been extended! Order your special St. Francis of Assisi School pancake mix for pick up at the December 17th Fly-By. Regular and Gluten free available, makes a great gift! https://sfacncrd.ejoinme.org/Christmas2020
Knights of Columbus “Saint Francis Grill”
Mark your Calendar!! Don’t Cook… No Contact Pick Up Fresh Dinners from the Knights of Columbus’s latest addition to the Parish, the “Saint Francis Grill”. We have some of the finest recipes and cooks in the area that will prepare dinners served fresh in a convenient drive-through, circle around Saint Francis Gym/Family center. The next Serving is Friday 12/18 Fresh Made Authentic Bolognese Sauce Spaghetti, garlic bread and salad for 2 $15.00 Pick Up from 5 pm to 7 pm PRE-ORDER, Call in by the day before (925) 338-0658. Leave your Name, how many orders of 2 you want. PAY Check or Cash ONLY at pick up.
Please click on the image above in order to download the flyer.
Other links:
Save The Date
Auction Committee Volunteers Needed
Planning is underway for our 24th Annual Gala & Auction “A Night in Hollywood” which will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021. We need volunteers to join our auction committee to make this event a success!
Being a part of the auction committee is a great way to get involved, meet parents and support our school while fulfilling your service hours. JOIN US!
Follow the SFA Auction Page on Facebook
Auction Sponsorship
Do you have a local business that you would like to promote on the back of our Spirit Wear which will be worn by faculty and staff throughout this school year? This tax-deductible sponsorship includes a business logo which will be prominently displayed on the back of the apparel, website and social media acknowledgement and an ad in the auction program. Thanks for supporting SFA!
Click on the image to the left to download the Auction Sponsorship and Donation Form.
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