Falcon Newsletter 5-19-21
Principal’s Message
Thank you to the Bingo Committee for a great evening! The food was amazing and everyone enjoyed themselves. We are so blessed to have each other.
Thank you so much for your support for the SFA Drive Up BINGO Night! Over 55 families and 170 people attended the event and we raised almost $1000 for our school! A special thanks to Mrs. Vanderklugt, Miss Marcinkowski, Miss Ferber, SFA PACE, Garrett Shelley, and Gina Medina for their help creating such a fun event!
Also thank you to the families and teachers for their generous donations and to the event volunteers who helped make the night extra special.
Volunteers and those who donated can enter their hours into the following document for credit and put me as the person to verify completion.
Thank you to Mrs. Geislinger for her leadership as our 8th graders continue to share their R.O.P.E. presentations. The Right of Passage Experience (R.O.P.E), is truly a beautiful thing to watch as our students look back on their many years of education thus far and look towards their future. As they reflect on their time at Saint Francis of Assisi School and the Student Learning Expectations it is a true testament of who they are becoming. We are proud of the Class of 2021!
STAR testing continues this week and we look forward to sharing the results with our families. Please be sure that your child/ren gets a good night sleep, eats a healthy breakfast and is prepared for school.
Want to get a head start on your Volunteer/Service hours for the 2021-2022 school year? We need your help in setting up and taking down the chairs for our 8th grade graduation ceremony. Please sign up using the sign up link provided
COVID Update:
All faculty/staff and students must continue to wear face masks while on campus. Please remember that students should have their face mask on before entering the drop off area. Masks should be on prior to having their temperature taken.
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Dear StFrancis of Assisi Community,
Are you interested in getting involved at StFrancis of Assisi School? Do you have great ideas and are willing to help put them into actionable steps? Are you passionate about helping to make our school even better? The StFrancis of Assisi School Board would love to have you join us next year. No previous board experience is required.
The StFrancis of Assisi School Board’s primary concern is the ministry of Catholic school education: the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social development of the students. This board plays an advisory role in strategic and financial planning, institutional advancement, development and marking.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in we encourage you to join us to learn more about our committees and what we do at our next school board meeting Monday, May 10 at 7pm. Please email Lesley Schooler ([email protected]) to get the Zoom link or with any questions you may have.
Already know you want to join our school board? Fill out our online application today!
Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to working with you!
Sincerely,
Lesley Schooler
SFA School Board President
Click on the image above to order your cookbook today!
Looking for a fun, educational toy or need some creative arts and crafts projects for someone special? Have we got a great place for you!  StFrancis of Assisi School is proud to participate in Five Little Monkeys Give Back Program. Five Little Monkeys is a toy store located in Walnut Creek that offers a unique selection of the best educational toys, books, games, science projects, arts and crafts, and much, much more.
You can shop in person or online at http://www.5littlemonkeys.com. Please be sure to use the promo code: FRANCIS2021 and 15% of pretax sales will be donated to our school! This promotion is valid for purchases made between May 15-31, 2021 only.
Take advantage of free local delivery w/in 3 miles of the store (with a minimum $25 purchase) and free shipping on all orders over $150! You can also get free gift wrapping!
Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for our Chipotle Dine & Donate Fundraiser! Because of your AMAZING support, we raised nearly $600.00 for our school!!! THANK YOU!
This month we will be partnering with Jack’s Urban Eats on May 25, 2021.  Be on the lookout for more delicious details……
Thank you to all the students that have participated in the Square 1 Art Fundraiser!
Product catalogs with your child’s amazing art were sent home Monday April 19th with Free stickers. However you can start to preview and purchase artwork online starting Saturday April 10.
Please visit the Square 1 art website: www.square1art.com
Search for StFrancis of Assisi under the SHOP for great memories tab, type in your child’s name and access their amazing products.
Please note, if your child did NOT participate in the art project, there is still time to upload artwork. Please contact me for instructions @ 510-406-8808 / [email protected]
If you wish to purchase Mother’s Day Gifts orders must be placed April 20.
Orders will be shipped directly to your home address ( NOT to SCHOOL).
*fundraiser will support the SFA School Board Scholarship Fund!
Please click on the image above in order to open the flyer.
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, StFrancis 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