Falcon Newsletter 9-1-21
Happy first day of September! For many, the month of September signals the end of summer, the beginning of autumn, and the start of a new school year. Our students are settling in and our teachers and Learning Support Assistants are all busy preparing and celebrating our return to school!
In the next week, we will be sending home raffle tickets for the annual Parish Festival. Here is a message from our Parish regarding the festival: “Due to the required protocols for large group festival gatherings it has been determined that SFA will not be having its annual Parish Festival. We will continue to celebrate our patron saint, St. Francis, on the weekend of Oct. 3, with the Mass liturgy, and will have the drawing for the raffle.
We are reaching out to you to continue to support the sale of the raffle tickets. As in the past each school family has been asked to purchase at least one book of raffle tickets ($20).” I am asking that you support the parish in this service and purchase the book of raffle tickets that is sent home to you. Please send in the ticket stubs along with your payment (checks made payable to Saint Francis of Assisi Parish). If you would like to purchase more than one book, we are offering service hours for those who do so. For every $25.00 spent, after the first book, we will give one hour of service. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support of our Saint Francis of Assisi Parish.
GENERAL REMINDERS:
  • Please do not drop your students off in the morning on the church parking lot side. All students must be dropped off through our carline.
  • Please do not send any food items in glass containers.
  • Please pack extra masks for your child/ren in case they need one
VOLUNTEERS TO CAMPUS
If you are planning to volunteer on campus or field trip, please be sure to have the following completed:
  • copy of your COVID vaccination card on file in the office or a negative COVID test within 48 hours of volunteering (PCR test by a medical facility)
  • fingerprints completed
  • volunteer application completed
  • completion of Virtus https://oakdiocese.org/safe-environment
LOOKING FORWARD
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 IS A 12:30 DISMISSAL (FALCON’S NEST IS OPEN FROM 12:30-6:00). Due to a funeral, all families will park in the school parking lot and pick up their child/ren from their classroom. Please remember to wear a mask!
  • Monday, September 6 – Labor Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, September 7 – First full day for TK/K
  • Wednesday, September 8 – A’s Game at 6:40
  • Monday, September 13 – Pizza Monday begins
  • Thursday, September 16 – Student Council Prepay #1
  • Wednesday, September 22 – First Day of Autumn
  • Friday, September 24 – Elementary Staff Day- Student Holiday
“Stronger Together,”
Mrs. VanderKlugt
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SFA CYO Registration is open for Basketball and Cross Country
Basketball Registration closes this week with most grades still accepting registration. See Registration Below
Cross Country has started and is still accepting runners. See Registration and practice information below.
Thanks and Go Falcons!!
BASKETBALL:  Basketball registration closes this Friday (NOTE: Some grades may be waitlisted) Go to https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/270463 to register.
The season is 10 games and includes a jersey and coaching up to twice a week.
Tryouts (if needed) will be Mid-September; practices start in October and Games will start in November.
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].
PLEASE NOTE: All Covid-19 safety protocols are created with the League and Dioceses and will be strictly adhered too. The Safety of our players and their families is of the utmost importance.
CROSS COUNTRY:
CYO Cross CountryK-8th
Grade K-2 1/2 Mile
Grade 3-8 1 Mile
Register at Practice or email the coach
Practice 5:30-6:30
Monday Lime Ridge Open Space, Treat Blvd
Wednesday Ygnacio Valley Neighborhood Park, Oak Grove Rd
First Meet Friday 09/17/21 Last Meet Friday 10/15/21
Coach George Francis
925-765-0256
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, 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

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