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Important Dates
2016 - 2017
School Year
May 29

Memorial Day
June 16

Last Day of School
2017 - 2018 
School Year
August
 28


First Day of School
Sept.  4

Labor Day
Holiday
Nov.
20 - 24


Thanks-giving Break
Dec.  25

 - Jan. 5
Christma
Break
Jan. 15 MLK Holiday
Feb. 19
Presidents 
Day 
March 29 - April 6
Easter Break
May 28 Memorial Day
June 15 Last Day of School
May 17, 2017

Dear St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Families,

As a parish school, St. Francis of Assisi School is an instrument for each parish to fulfill its fundamental mission to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.  We do this by teaching our faith to the youngest members of the church family.  Though accomplished within the context of an academic setting, it is the proclamation of our faith that is the reason why our school was established and the reason why it exists today.  There are many ways to demonstrate our Catholic identity, but one of my favorite activities that clearly reflects our mission as a Catholic school is May Crowning.  

Last Thursday, we celebrated May Crowning with our 2nd grade students who only recently took a seat at the Lord's table through the sacrament of Holy Communion. This is one of the most treasured events of the school year and it is a special moment for our children and their parents.  

May Crowning honors Mary with a procession of students dressed in their First Communion best, accompanied by our young guitar and ukulele musicians, a recitation of the Rosary, and crowning Mary's statue with roses.  The simple and reverent ceremony is a wonderful way for our school community to join our children on their faith journey.

Our beautiful children are a gift from God and preparing them to receive the Eucharist and honor Mary are joyous tasks.  All of this took place under the watchful eye and guiding hand of parish religious education staff and our second grade teachers, Mrs. Fernando and Mrs. Plaisted. Of course it starts at home, so I wish to thank our parents for planting and nurturing the seeds of faith at home.  And finally, I am grateful to the first grade parents for preparing the Seamus Glynn Center and serving a wonderful meal to celebrate this very special occasion.  

This a beautiful example of the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi School!

Tom Waszak
Principal
SCHOOL NEWS
Hot Lunch Program - 2017-2018 School Year
Please complete the following survey telling us about your satisfaction with the current hot lunch program, Cater Tots.  We are in the process of deciding about our vendor for next year.  The survey will take 2 minutes!
Kindergarten Orientation
Kindergarten Orientation will be held in the Fr. Seamus Glynn Center Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 pm.

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 1:  Transportation
June 26 - 30
Week 2:  Space Mission
July 5 - 7
Week 3:  Sports
July 10 - 14
Week 4: Robotics and Circuits
July 17 - 21
Week 5: STEM Tales
July 24 - 28
Week 6: Carnival
July 31 - August 3

LITTLE LAMBS NEWS
Kindergarten Orientation Parent Meeting is this Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 pm.

Rainbow day is  Monday, May 22.

Transportation Parade is  Friday, May 26.  If you need ideas or help with what to make, talk with your child's teacher.
SPORTS NEWS
Spring Sports Awards will be held tonight in the Seamus Glynn Center from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

The first St. Francis soccer game will take place at St. Catherine's on Thursday, May 18 at 3:45 pm.  

The annual PAL Track Meet will be held this weekend. Grades 1 - 4 participate on Saturday, May 20, and grades 5 - 8 compete on Sunday, May 21.
FUNDRAISING NEWS
DC Dining - May 24
Panda Express
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 Panda Express.

Orders are due  8:00 am on Monday, May 22 in order to accurately tally the number of meals needed. 

Thank you for your support!

Ben and Jerry's
May 25
Join us for a scoop (or two) of ice cream and help the Class of 2018 raise funds for their East Coast Study Trip!



VOLUNTEER NEWS
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 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 Car Line 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 Karen Carlos at  karenccarlos@yahoo.com.
COMMUNITY NEWS
Servite Summer Program
Click here to learn more and register.


Mater Dei Summer Program and
Admissions Information

Future Monarchs
2017-2018 Applications Available Now!
 
Summer Camps
Robotics, Performing Arts, Athletics
Register Online!
 
Summer School
Incoming Freshmen can sign up today!
Rosary Academy Summer Programs
Five different Summer programs have something for every age!  Click here to learn more and register.
Ring in the Easter Season at Christ Cathedral
Annual Carillon Concert Series
Each Wednesday throughout the Easter season the Christ Cathedral campus will host a carillon concert, open to the public at no cost.  Food trucks will  also be on site so that concert goers may enjoy lunch.  

Concerts run on the below days from 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm:

May 24
May 31

Learn more about the Easter Carillon Concert Series here.
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