Falcon Newsletter 3-23-22
The Saint Francis
of Assisi School community was finally able to celebrate the feast of St
. Joseph in person with six Sisters of St
. Joseph of Carondelet on Friday, March 18, 2022. The sisters, and two associates, were joined by the family of Sister James Marien Dyer, the beloved principal who passed unexpectedly in 2017, as they renewed their vows, re-committing to live in service of God’s family in front of the SFA school community. It is a privilege to honor and uphold this foundational charism, helping students learn to develop habits of service and love. Building upon the traditions rooted in the presence of the Sisters of St
. Joseph in our schools and parish is a responsibility embraced at Saint Francis
of Assisi School. Continued connection to these dedicated women strengthens our mission to live in God’s teaching, providing a safe, nurturing environment for those we serve, at school and in our communities. https://youtu.be/nmULgZDEGeA
Last week we also celebrated our STEM week. Thank you to Mrs. Pezel and Ms. Gaind our students were able to experience hands-on activities throughout the week. What is STEM? STEM education is a teaching approach that combines science, technology, engineering, and math. It was a great experience for all!
This week our 7th graders are enjoying their Camp Caritas experience. Please keep them, their teachers, and parents who joined them in your prayers.
LENT IN A BAG: Weeks ⅘ will go home on Friday. The weeks run Sunday through Saturday. Please share your pictures of your Lent Spaces with us! Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish and School Lenten Almsgiving Project
Father Ismael has asked for us to partner in helping the Parish with fundraising for a Mission project in Haiti. La Saline, a commune of Haiti located in the western department, is one of the largest slums in the country. Unemployment, lack of social housing, road infrastructure, and schools reinforce the poor living conditions in La Saline. Misery only stagnates or increases in this vast slum where parents do not have the means to meet the needs of their children, and adolescents are left to their own devices. For the past few years, the incessant fighting between armed gangs, repeated protest strikes, and this year’s health crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic have further aggravated the precarious situation of the families. In a direct way, this project will benefit 250 young people. Read more about the project here: Haiti project
Start collecting your coins for our PENNY BATTLE to lift up Haitian Youth a COIN at a time- more information will be coming soon!
The FACE 44th Annual Gala is only 6 weeks away! It’s very important we have your support for our annual event. The funds received from the FACE Gala allows us to support the students at your school with tuition scholarships. You can help by purchasing tickets, or a table
, inviting board members, and parents or give an auction donation
. Please also share the FACE Gala
on your social media!
We can’t do this without you!
The 44th Annual FACE Gala 2022, “An Evening of Scholarship” is back in person! Please join us on April 23rd, 2022 for dinner, performances, live auction, and tuition pops! To purchase tickets, make a donation, become an Underwriter, or to learn more about our Named Scholarship, please visit our FACE Gala Website
The FACE Online Auction
will open on Wednesday, April 20th at 9:00am and close on April 26th at 6:00pm.
Together, we are making a difference, one student at a time.
If you prefer to make a donation by check, please make it payable to Family Aid-Catholic Education(FACE) and mail it to:
FACE Family Aid-Catholic Education
2121 Harrison Street Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94612
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to keep the community informed of upcoming activities and reminders. Be sure to follow @SFA_Falcons
if you aren’t already connected. It’s easy to sign-up for alerts and mobile notifications – read this how-to guide
for step-by-step instructions.
If you are interested in purchasing SCRIP please contact Mrs. Del Prete at email@example.com
. The Scrip order form can be found on the school’s website (sfaconcord.org
) under the “SUPPORT SFA” tab.
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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.