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Camp Wolfpack
Important Dates
2017 - 2018 
School Year
August
 28


First Day of School
Sept.  4

Labor Day
Holiday
Oct. 6 Fall Fest
Nov.
20 - 24


Thanks-giving Break
Dec.  25

 - Jan. 5
Christma
Break
Jan. 15 MLK Holiday
Feb. 19
Presidents 
Day 
March 10 Auction Gala
March 29 - April 6
Easter Break
May 28 Memorial Day
June 15 Last Day of School
SCHOOL NEWS
Look for Our Summer Mailer
Week of July 24
The annual St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Summer Mailer will be sent out the week of July 24

The Summer Mailer is a packet that contains all the information that St. Francis families need as they prepare for the school year ahead. 

Included in the mailer are:
  • A letter from Principal Waszak highlighting summer activities and announcing our new staff
  • New gate codes
  • Opening of School Schedule with important dates
  • Choice Lunch information
  • Vicki Marsha Uniform sales information
  • An invitation for new families to join us at our New Parent Wine and Cheese Social
  • More...
School Supply Lists are Here!


Click the link below to view and print the list. A downloadable version of this document is also available on our website.
 
NEW THIS YEAR we will be allowing families to order reams of paper to be delivered to classrooms. Instead of carrying those heavy items up the hill on the first day of school, simply fill out the form below and turn it in to us by August 4.

Vicki Marsha Uniform Sales
August 2


Be sure to stop by St. Francis on Wednesday, August 2 between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.  Vicki Marsha will be on campus selling uniforms for the 2017 - 2018 school.

To download a full list of the 2017-2018 uniform requirements please click here or visit our website.
Digital Literacy and Media Center Remodel
Our Digital Literacy and Media Center remodel is underway at St. Francis this summer!  The space has undergone demolition, new LED lighting and Cat6e cabling has been installed, walls have been given a fresh coat of paint, and new Dr. Seuss titles have been added to the shelves.  Up next, installation of all new flooring, construction of a sound studio, creation of a tech bar, and more!

Thank you to all of the St. Francis community for making this project possible!



Camp Wolfpack



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!

Week 5: STEM Tales
July 24 - 28
Week 6: Carnival
July 31 - August 3

SPORTS NEWS
Please watch the sports section of our eNewsletter and www.sfayl.org for tryout dates for Fall sports.  Most likely tryouts will take place the week of August 21.
FUNDRAISING NEWS
Fall Fundraiser Chairperson Needed!
A chairperson is needed for St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School's 2017 Fall Fundraiser.  This year's activity will be a combination of Cookie Dough and Yankee Candle sales.  

The position will require time in September (weekly collection) and November (product delivery).

This is a great opportunity to complete your volunteer hours during the first trimester.  Chairing a volunteer position qualifies for your full 20 hours of service.  Training is provided and you will have other St. Francis volunteer support.  New parents, this is also a great way to meet other families in our school community.

If you are interested please contact Vice Principal Watanabe.



Relay for Life Yorba Linda / Placentia
August 4 - 5
Dance Out Cancer is fun and meaningful fundraising tradition at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School. We are proud to contribute to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event in Yorba Linda / Placentia. This year we raised nearly $2,500 for the organization. Donations  supports cutting-edge research, free patient services, life-saving education.

If you are interested in participating in the Relay for Life event, please mark your calendars for Friday, August 4 - Saturday, August 5 at Yorba Linda Middle School. For more details, please visit www.relayforlife.org/YLPCA.


St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Alumni looking to earn service hours are encouraged to contact event organizers.  Set-up on August 4 and tear down on August 5 are specific areas of need, but volunteers are welcome to help at any time during the event.

Summer Scrip Schedule

Order By:
Receive On:
August 5, 2017 August 9, 2017
August 26, 2017 August 30, 2017

VOLUNTEER NEWS
Mentor Families Needed!
We are seeking Mentor Families in Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten to WELCOME new families to St. Francis of Assisi for the 2017-2018 school year. You don't need to possess an in-depth knowledge of everything about our school or have all the answers, just a willingness to share the warmth of our SFA community. 

What does a Mentor Family do? 
  • Email or phone your new SFAYL family in early August to welcome them and answer any questions they may have regarding uniforms, hot lunch program, carline, etc. 
  • Invite your new family and attend the New Parent Wine and Cheese Social on Thursday, August 24. 
  • Be available to answer questions as the school year goes on and make sure they know about upcoming events like Tricks, Treats and Tacos and Auction. 
Our Mentor Families are important ambassadors to our school and truly represent the heart-and-soul of all that makes St. Francis special. We need loving, welcoming families to be part of this ministry. It's a fun and easy way to get volunteer hours credit as well. If you would like to be part of this special ministry, please visit signup.com or contact Lisa Bryson (lisabryson@live.com) or Lisa Fowler (farinabean@msn.com).
Volunteer Opportunities for 2017 - 2018!
Don't delay, sign up today! The SignUp.com link for Volunteer Opportunities for the 2017 - 2018 school year is now live on the SFA website  ( under Support SFA / Volunteer) .  It includes all of the school-wide volunteer positions available for the coming school year.  Get a jump start on those service hours and register today for the opportunity that works for you!  When the time is right, you will be contacted by the event chairperson to schedule your shifts. Please take a moment to check it out and sign up today!
 
Key positions taking place early in the school year and requiring attention include: morning carline monitors, being a mentor family, Kona Ice helpers, Fall fundraiser and Fall Fest volunteers. Want to make an immediate and lasting impact here at SFA? We are looking for key people to help Chair and oversee the following essential programs: Carline, Spring and Fall Book Fair, Fall Cookie Dough and Yankee Candle Fundraiser. Have questions or want to discuss the opportunities in more detail, please reach out to Tammy Clarida for assistance.
 
Classroom related opportunities will become available when classes are assigned in August.  Every SFA family is required to complete twenty (20) Volunteer Service Hours each year.  Families log their hours in the   Sycamore Parent Portal as they are completed. Volunteer Service Hours began accumulating on  April 1 for the 2017 - 2018 school year.
It's Carline Recruitment Time!
Are you a morning person? (It's okay if you're not); Do you have a great wave?  Would you like to see a lot of smiling faces in the morning?  If you said yes to any of these questions, then come join the SFAYL Carline Crew.  
 
We need to have our Carline Crew members in place before the end of the year.  We have several outgoing 8th grade parents that need to have their spots filled. Come joining the Carline Crew -- you won't regret it!
 
It's only 1 day a week (unless you'd like to do more) from 7:35 am - 8:05 am.  Bring your friends, make it a class challenge and have your grade work the same day. We need 40 people to fill all the spots to make the carline work most efficiently.  Training is provided, and volunteering for carline will get you 10 steps closer to Heaven!!!  
 
If you would like to help out next year, please contact our new Carline Chairperson, Susan Katsaros at susanandmikekats@sbcglobal.net.
ALUMNI NEWS
Class Representatives Needed
As we approach the 20th anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School we are expanding the scope and scale of our Alumni Association. Going forward, each graduating class will have a Chairperson.  The role does not require an excessive amount of time or work.  We would simply like to streamline our communication with our alumni and be sure we are providing beneficial experiences.  Having a point person for each class will help us maintain a good understanding of interests and needs. 
 
If you would like to represent your class, please contact SFAYL Communications Coordinator, Allison Clewett
Register On Our Alumni Directory
If you have graduated from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School and would like to stay up to date on all our alumni events and activities, please take a moment to register on our Alumni Directory using the link below.  

If you have already registered, but your contact information has changed, please take a moment to update us.
 
http://www.sfayl.org/apps/directory/
Alumni in the News
Check out our St. Francis Alumni In the News section on our website.

Do you have good news to share about our alumni?  We would love to hear from you.   Please send articles to  aclewett@sfayl.org .
COMMUNITY NEWS
Found Camera Case
A camera case with lens was found on campus during the last week of school.  If you are missing your camera case, please contact the front office at 714-695-3700.
Calling All St. Martin's Parishioners!
We are looking for a few fun SFA families to help out St. Martin's during Oktoberfest weekend - September 22, 23, and 24, 2017 .
 
We already have quite a few St. Francis families participating so you would be with family!  Everyone  can be involved and help support by captaining one of our many carnival game booths.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Ensuring volunteers are running booths appropriately (you do not need to find your own volunteers!)
  • Maintaining stock of prizes in the game booth
  • Managing end of night closure
  • Booth Captains do not need to actually volunteer in the booth.
For helping out, you will receive free meal tickets as well as limited ride wristbands that work for Saturday from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (good deal!),  and some free T-shirts.
 
If you are interested in participating, please contact Pete Belinsky at weretotallylost@yahoo.com by June 30.
Santa Margarita High School Summer Camps
There's still time to register! Santa Margarita Catholic High School's nationally-recognized athletic program invites your children to participate in the Eagle experience this summer through a variety of camps! 

Camps take place on the school's beautiful 42-acre campus, which offers state-of-the-art athletic facilities rivaling the nation's top universities. Under the direction of award-winning coaches, youth camps are designed for young athletes in elementary through high school who are looking to learn new skills while having fun. Visit www.smhs.org/summercamps to register.

Servite Summer Program
Click here to learn more and register.


Mater Dei Summer Program and
Admissions Information
Summer Camps
Robotics, Performing Arts, Athletics
Register Online!


Rosary Academy Summer Programs
Five different Summer programs have something for every age!  Click here to learn more and register.


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