Falcon Newsletter 6-2-21
Principal’s Message
Olympic Day was AMAZING! The classes did an outstanding job representing their countries and the cheers were so fun to watch. Thank you to the Student Council and Miss Marcinkowski for their hard work. Each game was thoughtfully planned and implemented which made the day perfect! Congratulations to our TK and Kinders who competed in EACH game and never gave up! Thank you to our 8th graders as they led the games with pride and spirit!
Our 8th Grade students are winding down and are preparing for a graduation ceremony on June 4, 2021 which will begin with mass in the morning and end in the evening with a graduation ceremony that will propel them into High School!! Our Kindergarten class is preparing for their own graduation on June 9, 2021 that will commemorate their promotion to elementary school! Our remaining students are busy finishing up their course of instruction, completing assigned work and turning in current and missing assignments.
Our teachers are preparing final lesson plans, grading submitted work, calculating grades, preparing report cards and finalizing plans for the end of the year festivities. Staff is also continuing to meet weekly and sometimes daily to make adjustments as we continue to self-evaluate the learning platforms employed by each grade. What a community!!
As we continue to plan for next year, we are looking for families to fill the position of Room Parent and Host Family. If you are interested in either of these positions now is the time to sign up!
Monday, June 14th – Friday, June 18th: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Monday, June 21st – Wednesday, June 30th: 9:00am – 12:00pm
PowerSchool Parent Portal
The PowerSchool parent portal will be closing this Friday, June 4th, at 12:00 p.m. so that teachers can work on report cards. Please be sure to check grades before the portal closes. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]sfafalcons.org.
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Hope everyone enjoyed our fundraiser at Jack’s Urban Eats last month! Our last Dine & Donate of this school year will be at Round Table Pizza Clubhouse on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 11am to 9pm. Take advantage of our early 12:30pm dismissal and pick up lunch at Round Table!
No fundraising flyer needed! Simply mention StFrancis of Assisi School when placing your order. You can order it to go or dine in!
If ordering online, please put StFrancis of Assisi School in the comments box of the checkout page so that your order will count towards our fundraiser!
Thank you for your support!
Congratulations to our 2021 Wheel-A-Thon t-shirt design contest winner, Cameron Deguia from 4th grade! Thank you to everyone who submitted a design!
Thank you to all the students that have participated in the Square 1 Art Fundraiser!
Last day to place orders is June 13th ( portal will close 9pm )
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.
Any questions, please contact Jeanne Gomez @ 510-406-8808 / [email protected]
Orders will be shipped directly to your home address ( NOT to SCHOOL).
*fundraiser will support the SFA School Board Scholarship Fund!
Thank you 2020-2021 PACE Board!
As we come to the end of a very challenging and unusual year, I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has come together to help in any way with PACE events. First, a big thanks to Mrs. VanderKlugt, Father Ismael, Ms. Marcinkowski, Mrs. Lauer, and all of the teachers and staff at StFrancis. You have provided guidance and support, answered countless emails, and have been cheerleaders and helping hands when needed. Thank you! Special thanks also to Garrett Shelley for continual website support throughout the year!
Thank you to everyone who helped at events and/or donated money or supplies. In no particular order, special thanks to all our chairs:
President: Marisa Lujan, Treasurer: Jola Tsamoudakis, Checks Treasurer: Nancy Valero, Financial Secretary: Marcel Konrad, Minutes Secretary: Faby Jauregui,
Recording Secretary: Tessa Rigdon, Auction: Carrie Delucchi, Lili Martin, Janel Pelosi, and Sara Watson, Auction Shadow: Cheryl Maclang, Box Tops: Lettie Hernandez-Smithwick, Cheer Coach Shadow: Jessyka Osicka, Breakfast with Santa: Scott and Holly Mcarthy, Candy Sales: Jenni Roberts, Christmas Video: Marilen Estacio, Clean Up Coordinator: Christina Keesler, Falcon Fair (Sips n Suds): Maja Konrad, Michelle Johnson, Catarina McNutt, Flamingos: Ashley DeCook (summer/fall) Tony Kearns (spring), Fundraiser Lead: Elizabeth Real, Greater Giving: Joanne Barrios, Spring Bingo Event: Natalie Ivankovich, Halloween Trunk or Treat: Lindsey Shelley, Hospitality: Grace Hernandez, Hospitality Shadow and Co-Chair: Lettie Hernandez-Smithwick, Host to New Families: Karen Zepeda, Ice Cream Social: Jenn Bennhoff Ingersol, Poker Night: Cathy and Sam Salem, and Tom Sanchez (for help with digital design and brainstorming for post-COVID event for next year), Room Parent Chair: Christina Keesler, SCRIP: Fran Del Prete, SignUp Genius Chair: Mary Yu, StFrancis Friars: Stephanie Pico, Small Fundraisers: Dianne Cordova,
Sponsor Writers: Winn Acle, Sweatshirt Sales: Terri Oswald, Sweetheart Dance: Marsha and Joseph Santos, Melissa Theriac, Tricia McCann, Angie Elgazzar,
Used Uniform Sale: Roberta Guitron, Volunteer Coordinator Lead: Heidi Lewis,
Volunteer Coordinator: Lori Vannelli, Wheel-a-Thon Lead: Andrea Pezel, Wheel-a-Thon Marketing: Tessa Rigdon, Wheel-a-Thon: Natalie Kendall, and Alumni Chair: Alyssa Crawford.
Thank you all for an amazing year of creative solutions and hard work. You are all very appreciated!
Lisa Cattrone
Current PACE VP and Cheer Coach
Thank You From Outgoing Cheer Coach
I would like to take a quick moment to thank everyone for your support over the years, Many thanks to Mrs. VanderKlugt, Father Ismael and all the teachers and staff for always being so supportive and accommodating. I would also like to thank Ms. Marcinkowski and student council for the wonderful SFA talent show and rallies where my cheerleaders loved to perform every year. Another special thanks to Fran Del Prete who was always so helpful with the Turkey Drive! Another thanks to all of the CYO coaches and administrators who welcomed us at games and accommodated our gym time needs. Finally, I would like to thank my cheerleaders and their families. Thank you to Ava and the Elgazzar family, Elizabeth and the Riley family, Eva and the Real family, Izzy and the Oswald family, Laila and the Franklin and St. Claire families, Micayla and the Lewis family, Victoria and the Vannelli family, Zyanya and the Gutierrez family, and lastly my daughter Sofia, cheer dad Paul, and Frank who even dressed as Falcon Sam once because his mother made him. I feel blessed to have been able to coach these girls, some since the 5th grade. My cheerleaders and their families were the absolute best! We had so much fun over the years and it is hard to say goodbye, but it is a little easier knowing that Jessyka Osicka will be taking the reins to start all over in 5th grade again with her daughter Rylie (and our adorable, wonderful mini-falcon this year!) Thank you, lastly, to the Osicka family. I hope you also enjoy this opportunity to experience this wonderful program with a brand new set of girls!
Go Falcons!
Lisa Cattrone
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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