Lent is a time of repentance and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent began as a period of fasting and preparation for baptism by new converts and then became a time of penance by all Christians. Today, Christians focus on relationships with God, growing as disciples and extending ourselves, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of ourselves for others.
Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter.” This is why you will see the designation “Sunday in Lent” rather than “Sunday of Lent” in the naming of these Sundays. On each Lord’s Day in Lent, while Lenten fasts continue, the revenant spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.
Letters of Intent for the 2021-2022 school year will be coming home via your homeroom teacher classroom newsletter. Registration for next year will remain $400.00 and we are requiring a non-refundable $200.00 initial deposit to be returned with your Letter of Intent by March 8, 2021.
Students must wear a mask at all times. Please check your student’s supplies to make sure that they have extra masks.
There have been no changes in the 6 foot classroom distancing or the 6 foot social distancing requirements as outlined by Contra Costa County. Therefore, we will continue with our hybrid model of learning on our campus and will continue to adhere to this requirement and will do so until otherwise directed.
Check out these videos from today’s Kids Heart Challenge Wrap-Up!
Now, over to Kindergarten for the weather…
Kindergarten Cub Scouts
Come join our Cub Scout troop and Lion Den! Learn how to be prepared, go on adventure hikes, and make some new friends! Cub Scouts are open to both boys and girls and siblings are always welcome! If interested, please contact Den Leader Tony Hernandez at 415-595-3414. Happy Scouting!
Saint Francis Grill
Mark your Calendar!! Let us cook for you. 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, pass the basketball goals, circle around the back of Saint Francis Gym/Family center. The next Serving is Saturday 3/6 Fresh Made Authentic Chicken and Sausage Gumbo over Rice, with Potato Salad 2 $20.00 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.
Cookbook Cover Contest
OPEN TO ALL GRADES T-K through 8th!!
Show off your artistic side and design a book cover for our upcoming school Cookbook. The winning design will be the Cookbook Cover! Enter now. Hand in your entry to your homeroom teacher at school, or email your entry to [email protected]. 1 entry per student please.
All entries due by March 15.
If you are interested in purchasing SCRIP please contact Mrs. Del Prete at [email protected].
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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.