Falcon Newsletter 5-5-21
Principal’s Message
What a great week it has been! Thank you to all the classes and parents who have showered our teachers with lunch, flowers, candy, coffee and kind words. Our faculty and staff have been working hard this year and their smiles are contagious!
Thank you to our auction committee for their endless support and hard work with our auction. It was a wonderful event and it was so fun to watch the bidding wars and the “chats” between families. We are so blessed to have such supportive families and our students will benefit greatly from the many donations.
Please see the updated Reopening plan for the current Travel Advisory which we will follow. It can be found on page 24 of the document and is noted in red. This document can be found under the Parent section of our website.
Important Dates 2021-2022:
  • First Day of School- Wednesday, August 18, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Break- November 22-26, 2021
  • Christmas Break- December 20- January 5, 2021
  • Spring Break- April 15-24, 2021
  • 8th Grade Graduation- June 3, 2022
  • Kindergarten Graduation- June 7, 2022
  • Last day of school- June 8, 2022
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Congratulations to our 8th graders who just finished their Proteus Project. What is Proteus?
Proteus is a research project that spans over several months. Students develop their skills of writing business letters, effective research, summarization, understanding different perspectives, and forming their own opinion. Each student selects a different controversial topic to research. During the research process, students read various articles and watch videos/listen to interviews on their topic. In the end, the students write a comprehensive report of each side’s arguments and decide what their personal opinions are.
Here is what some of the students had to say about Proteus:
“I learned how to see both sides of an argument and take other opinions into consideration.” -Sofia
“I am happy to have gotten the experience of writing an essay like this because we’ll be doing things like this in high school.” – Katie
“This whole project has taught me that I can follow directions, become a better writer, and finish any project in high school. This project is great because it prepares young kids with having to write an essay for high school, college, or our jobs.” – Marc
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
You can use the form above to order your Sweetheart Dance tickets, or you can visit our website here: SFA Sweetheart Dance.
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 entire 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