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Important Dates
2016 - 2017
School Year
April 13 - 21

Easter Break
May 29

Memorial Day
June 16

Last Day of School
2017 - 2018 
School Year

First Day of School
Sept.  4

Labor Day
20 - 24

Thanks-giving Break
Dec.  25 - Jan. 5
Jan. 15 MLK Holiday
Feb. 19
March 29 - April 6
Easter Break
May 28 Memorial Day
June 15 Last Day of School
April 12, 2017

Dear St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Families,

Oh the fun I had last Saturday night! The performance of Seussical Jr. took me to a magical place!  Like the words in Dr. Seuss books, the production of Seussical Jr. brought out our students' wonderfully rich and creative talents and skills. I could not believe the amazing talent and energy on display from the opening scene to the last. Part nonsense and part fantasy, but all fun, students in kindergarten through 8th grade danced, sang, and performed their way into our hearts and captured our imagination.

As you know, this was our first attempt to bring a school wide theater arts production to our school and I hope this will begin a tradition of annual performances.  The great performances on stage and the enjoyable experience for the audience were made possible by the passion and hard work of Mrs. Lambert and Stagelight Family Productions.  Mrs. Lambert created the vision and managed the administrative tasks while the Stagelight team worked with students over the last five weeks to prepare them for the awesome performances we enjoyed on stage.  Despite talented and committed leadership, the production would not have been possible without generous sponsors, the behind the scenes work by parents during the weeks leading up to the shows, as well as their efforts on stage and in the lobby, before, during, and after the final curtain.  

Everyone who attended, participated, and supported the production will agree that it was a phenomenal success. Success measured by how much the kids learned, how much they were inspired to try something new, and how much fun they had.  This is a great example of good things that happen when people work collaboratively to achieve a goal.  The kids benefit!  I wish to express my appreciation to Mrs. Lambert, the Stagelight team, and all the volunteers who dedicated their time to make this production a success. Thank you parents for supporting our show and our children.  

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." Get excited about next year because, "These things are fun and fun is good!"

Tom Waszak
A Letter from Superintendent Dhuyvetter
Dear Parents,  

We at the Department of Catholic Schools were shocked and devastated by the shooting at North Park Elementary School yesterday in San Bernardino.  We pray for the victims as well as the soul of the shooter.
Please know that the first priority of our Catholic schools is for safety and well-being of our students.  Our campuses have effective security and safety plans in relation to all that enter.  Please contact your school for further information on the safety precautions that are in place to protect your child.

Greg Dhuyvetter
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Diocese of Orange
Five Signs that Spring has Arrived!
The splendor of spring is evident - flowers are blooming, temperatures are getting warmer, and days are getting longer.  On the downside, pollen is triggering seasonal allergies and students are getting lax about dress and grooming policies.  Areas that need improvement include: 

For boys, haircuts and wearing belts with pants.  

For girls, no makeup or nail polish.  

Shoe options are black, white, gray, navy, green, maroon, or green leather or canvas.  White socks must cover the entire ankle. Cell phones may not be visible or used at school.  Please refer to the Handbook for a complete description of dress and grooming expectations and review them with your child. They will be enforced at school.
Camp Wolfpack - Summer Program
Camp Wolf Pack - STEM Challenge provides students entering Kindergarten through Grade 8 with opportunities for safe risk-taking, exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community during the summer months. Our goal is to develop minds while creating memories that last a lifetime!

Given the huge increase in adoption of smart phones and other mobile devices, and with the understanding that mobile users generally have a preference for accessing data and web content through apps, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School created the SFAYL Mobile App.  The App provides convenient, easily accessible information to our school community, as well as push notifications and reminders.

To download the app, please follow the directions below:
  1. Go to the App Store or Google Play store on your phone and search for: SFAYL
  2. Download the App
  3. Slide through the one-time welcome message.
  4. When prompted
  6. Click the REMINDERS button and press the cog icon in the top right corner.  Then select which lists you would like to be subscribed to for push notifications.
Kindergarten Orientation
Kindergarten Orientation will be held in the Fr. Seamus Glynn Center Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 pm.
Teacher Appreciation Week May 15 - 19, 2017
Thank you to those that have sent in your donations and volunteered to help with your classes during Teacher Appreciation Week  May 15-19 . If you need a form, one is attached here. We expect the week to be a memorable one for our teachers and staff. In order to make it happen we rely on our annual collection of a voluntary  $10 donation per child to cover expenses for the week. This is the first and only collection for TAW we have done this year. You may send in cash or check (payable to St. Francis of Assisi School). If you have more than one child at the school, you may write one check per family. Please include your children's names and classes on the form. Please submit all donations by  April 7  so the money can be counted and volunteers secured prior to leaving for break.

If you have already signed up or would like to provide a raffle item to the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, please drop the item off in the front office labeled "TAW - Tracy Foye" anytime from now until  May 12. No item is too small. The raffle is such a fun tradition for the luncheon that everyone enjoys. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Any questions regarding TAW can be directed to Tracy Foye.
Carline Reminders!
  • There is no drop-off on the hill up to East Side Park or at East Side Park.  Students must be accompanied by an adult onto campus.
  • Vehicles may not pull out of a parking stall during carline hours from 7:35 am to 8:05 am.
  • Drop-off is the red curbed area and the coned area only.  If your passenger doors are facing Santa Clara - you are not at the drop off area and students may not exit the vehicle.
  • Please have all drivers review the full list of carline rules.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping all our students safe.
Found Bracelet!
A bracelet was found at one of the Seussical Jr. performances last weekend.  If you think it might be yours, please email the business office at to identify it.
WOLF News - Student Report
The Garden Club
Students Are Growing at
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School

By: Mia F.

The Garden Club was started in 2015 by then sixth graders Ciara C. and Ryan B. who wanted to create a way for students to help the environment while here at school.  They took the space behind the Science Lab and converted it into a small bed for plants.  You can see the space they turned into their own garden as you pass through carline each morning.

The founders of the Garden Club are now in eighth grade, and they have passed their club down to sixth graders Ava C., Tatum L., Audrey P., Katie P., and Angelina P. who feel a responsibility to keep the club and the garden alive.  "We wanted to make it thrive-we didn't want to just leave it," says the sixth graders. 

The Garden Club is assisted by Mrs. Kridle, the 6-8th grade science teacher, who supplies the group, with gardening tools, seeds, and other equipment as well as the information needed to plant. Club members plants things like sunflowers, tomatoes, carrots, watermelon, and even pumpkin. However, these plants won't even begin to thrive until Fall. "Gardening requires a lot of patience," the girls say. The group has big expectations for the garden going forward. They want to see healthy, tall plants for years to come.

All of Pre-K staff wishes you all a very happy and blessed Easter!
Parents with community helper jobs who would like to share what they do with Pre-K please sign-up in your child's classroom.
Wednesday, April 26 is Yellow Day.  Please have your child wear yellow.
Thursday, April 27 Pre-K A and B will be going to Mass.
Coffee Containers Needed!
Mrs. Nieto is in need of large plastic coffee containers with handles for upcoming P.E. activities.  If you have empty containers, please drop them off at the front office.  

Thank you!
DC Dining - April 26
As part of the fundraising efforts for our Annual 8th Grade East Coast Study Trip, St. Francis offers lunch from a variety of local food vendors each Wednesday. Next week our vendor is McDonald's.

Orders are due  8:00 am on Monday, April 24 in order to accurately tally the number of meals needed. 

Thank you for your support!

Father - Daughter and Mother - Son Dances
May 5 and 6

Download flyer here.
Dance Out Cancer
May 11
St. Francis of Assisi's Annual Dance Out Cancer event is coming!
Please join the eighth grade class as they host Dance Out Cancer on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the courtyard.  We will be raising money to benefit the American Cancer Society.  We will be serving a hot dog dinner (with chili) with chips and water for $8.00 per person. Dessert and soft drinks will be also be available for purchase. Bring the whole family to dance and play games! 
Your meal ticket is your entrance into the event.  However, should you choose to come without eating, the admission price is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family. 
Order forms coming soon!
Scrip Update
Important Scrip information regarding Safeway cards:
We have received notice that an issue happened with Safeway's gift card system.  If you currently have a Safeway scrip card that you reload, you will need to purchase a new card as the old cards will no longer work.  If you ordered a card during the week of March 19-March 26, your card will be here the week of  April 3.  If you have any questions, please contact scrip coordinator, Michelle Molendyk, at

Spring Scrip Schedule:
Orders Placed By: Will Be Available By:
April 22 April 26

For more information on our school's Scrip program please visit our website.
We Love Volunteers!
We are still in need of carline volunteers in the morning.  We need help on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and most especially Thursdays

Please contact Karen Carlos at 
if you would like to help.  Thank you!

Check out a full list of school opportunities available on our page or visit our website for more details about volunteering.
Attention all 7th Grade Boys!
Servite Pre High School Placement Test
The "Pre-HSPT" is designed to benefit 7th grade students by allowing them to practice a scaled version of the Entrance Exam prior to the official admissions process in January, 2018. It is especially valuable in identifying areas that may need some work. Depending on results and interest, Servite may follow-up the Pre-HSPT with enrichment offerings during the summer in order to assist students in preparing for the rigors of high school coursework.

We will be administering Scholastic Testing Service's PHSPT on  Saturday, April 29, from 8:00 am. - 12:00 pm and results will be distributed and explained at our HSPT Information Night on  Tuesday, May 16, at 7:00 pm in the Servite Theater.

A fee of $25 covers the cost of test administration, scoring, and a snack on the day of the exam.   Click HERE to register.   (Please note that results are not used for admissions purposes for the 2018-2019 school year.)
Rosary Academy Summer Programs
Five different Summer programs have something for every age!  Click here to learn more and register.

Mater Dei Admissions Information

Summer Camps
Sign up for Youth and High School Camps.
Register Online!
Entrance Exam
Saturday, May 6 from 7:45-11:30
Please sign up at
Summer School
Incoming Freshmen can sign up today!
Applications for 2017-2018 School Year  Available now!
San Antonio Knights of Columbus 
Golf Tournament

27th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Alta Vista Country Club
Monday, May 22, 2017

Player Fee:  
$175 per Player
$700 per Foursome
Fee includes a round of golf, golf cart, box lunch, practice  balls, dinner and entry into the following contests:
Low Team Score -1st place Men, Ladies and mixed
Closest to the Pin -- Men and Ladies
Longest Drive - Men and Ladies
Hole In One on designated par 3 -  2017 300 Series Mercedes Benz
Player Package: Only $50 and includes:
Entry in Hole in One contest on all par 3's, $25 of  raffle tickets, 2 Mulligans, and Putting Contest.
Plus: Player Package "Eagle Chance Bonus:

With all members of your foursome purchasing  the "Player Package" your foursome is entitled  to take their second shot at the 150 yard marker  on hole #1, par 5.  Fly like an Eagle!
Check in:  
10:00 am to 11:30 am. Non-player dinner $35.                                                    
Sponsored by:
San Antonio Knights of Columbus in Anaheim Hills.
All proceeds go to local charities
Call Frank Smaldino at 714-227-0227
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