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Falcon Newsletter
August 28, 2019
Principal’s Message
What a great first week! So many events to celebrate: Student Council leading us in our first prayer service, Father Ismael blessing our classrooms, new teachers, and students, the Ice Cream Social, the Host Family Welcome BBQ, and seeing each of the students embraced by their teachers. Everyone has started to settle in, and great learning is taking place!
Thank you to Garrett Shelley, Catherine Morimoto, and Karen McMillan for all their hard work to get the Saint Francis Website up and running with the most current events, forms, and calendars.
This week we are excited to send home the updated version of the Family/Student Handbook. Please take time to read over it with your child/ren and discuss and review the expectations before signing the acknowledgement page which will be sent home in the Wednesday envelope.
Our Physical Education teacher is looking for some support with the Motor Perception classes. If you are interested, please contact him directly at jburke@csdo.org.
I am looking forward to seeing you all this evening at Back to School Night. Grades TK-5 will begin in the classrooms at 6:00-6:45. We will all come together for prayer and introductions beginning at 7:00 in the church. Junior High will meet from 7:45-9:00 in their classrooms.
“Rooted in Heart,”
Mrs. VanderKlugt
“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”-PSALM 139:16
You have an amazing story. How can you be sure? Because it was written by Yahweh, the Lord God Himself, before you were even born. He knew every twist of the plot and every unexpected turn. Every joy, every sorrow. Wherever you go, He has already been. He will walk before you and with you as Lord and Guide and Friend. And when you entrust your story to Him, He promises you the best of endings-a happily heavenly, forever after.
Nut-Free School
Due to the severe, sudden, and life-threatening nature of peanut & tree nut allergies, St. Francis of Assisi School is a NUT-FREE school environment. No peanuts or nuts are allowed on campus at any time nor at any school-sponsored events- on or off campus. Thank you for supporting our proactive policy.
Coming Events
Monday, August 26
STAR Testing Begins
Wednesday, August 28
Back-to-School Night
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Monday, Sept 2
Labor Day Holiday
No School
Clicking on the icon above will allow you to open a Google Calendar and, if you wish, add it to your own calendar.
The Updated Handbook Is Here!
Please review the Family/Student Handbook with your child/ren. A verification form will be sent home in today’s envelope. Please return the form to your youngest child’s teacher by Friday, September 6th.
Click on the image to the left to download the updated Handbook.
Permission to Walk Home
If you would like your child to walk home after school, please be sure we have a Permission to Walk Home From School form on file for the 2019-2020 school year.
Click on the image to the right to download this year’s permission slip. Please complete the form and return it to the office.
Hurry…Before It’s Too Late!!
Order your SFA uniform sweatshirt! The link for SFA uniform sweatshirts is LIVE!! Families will be able to order sweatshirts until September 16th only.
All orders will be received in the classroom by mid-October.
Please use the link below to access the vendor website for our required sweatshirts. Non-uniform sweatshirts will not be allowed this year, so make your order soon! Order enough sweatshirts to get through the entire school year.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Terri Oswald at: 4oswalds@comcast.net
*Please note there is a $1.00 price increase for both sweatshirts. Total with logo and name will now be $25.95.*
Gryco Sportswear Contact:
Christy Ingham
CYO Registration Is Now Open!
Registration is currently open to all students in 2nd through 8th grades.
For more information and to register, please visit www.sfacyo.org.
Wheel-A-Thon 2019 Volunteer Sign Up:
SFA is “gearing up” for Wheel-A-Thon 2019! This year’s event will be on Friday, September 27th. The Wheel-A-Thon is a great opportunity to support our students, while getting to know other SFA families. To volunteer, please use the Sign Up Genius linked below. Morning, afternoon, and full day slots are available.  We look forward to cheering on our students with you, at this fun event!
SFA Wheel-A-Thon 2019 Volunteer Sign-Up:
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Baked Goods Donations Needed for Back-to-School Night – Wednesday, August 28th
Would you like to earn easy service hours?
PACE could use your help! Donations of baked
goods are needed for the upcoming Back to School Night.
Receive 1 service hour for:
  • 4-dozen home baked cookies
  • 4-dozen home baked muffins
  • 3-dozen home baked cupcakes
or
  • $20 worth of purchased baked goods (Receipts need to be submitted for purchased baked goods)
If you would like to donate items, then please contact Grace Hernandez atgraceh206@hotmail.com to make arrangements.
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After School Programs
The following programs will be offered after school this fall:
For more information, please contact Jeanne Gomez at 510-406-8808.
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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.
St. Francis of Assisi School | (925) 682-5414
866 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA. | www.sfaconcord.org

St. Francis of Assisi School

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