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Falcon Newsletter 5-25-22

Falcon Newsletter 5-25-22
Dear Saint Francis of Assisi Families,
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news from Texas.  As educators and as parents, it is difficult to comprehend such catastrophic events. We feel closely connected to the children, teachers and staff, families, and community who were so devastated by the loss of innocent lives. I want to reassure you that we take school safety and security very seriously at our site.
We are vigilant and proactive when it comes to our children’s safety and have clear plans and procedures to deal with emergency situations. We are a gated campus that remains locked during the school day.  We have convened as a staff to review other precautionary measures that will be implemented to maintain both a secure and nurturing environment for our students. We have discussed what to do and/or say if a student raises a concern or has questions about the tragedy. Our staff is committed to being available and accessible to respond to children’s concerns and needs. I wanted to share this resource given to us by Toni Nemia, Executive Director for the Center for Child and Family Development which offers School-Based Family Counseling.  This Common Sense Media resource could be helpful in an age-appropriate approach to having difficult conversations about school violence:
Keep hugging your children, tell them you love them, and let them know that you and the important people in their lives are there to keep them safe. As we prepare for the three-day weekend ahead, I know that we will all have the families of Robb Elementary School in our thoughts. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if I can provide any support.
In Prayer,
Mrs. VanderKlugt
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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.

Published: May 26, 2022

St. Francis of Assisi School

866 Oak Grove Road
Concord, Ca. 94518
(925) 682-5414