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School Year
Nov. 16 - 17
Parent - Teacher Conference
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Thanks-giving Break
Dec.  25
- Jan. 5
Christma
Break
Jan. 12
No School - Teacher In-service
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
Caught Being Good!

Jake H. 1B
Liam M. 2B
Ethan K. KB
Kylie A. 1B
Tyler J. 3A
November 8, 2017

Dear St. Francis of Assisi Parents and Guardians,

Our annual eighth grade fundraiser, Tricks, Treats, and Tacos, drew over 800 students, parents, and alumni to the St. Francis School campus for a night of treats, costumes, and dancing.  This is one of my favorite activities because it brings our school community together to share the joy of each other's company.  From one end to the other, the school courtyard was rocking with fun, laughter, and conversation.  The music, food, treats, costumes, and dancing created a magical evening for our families.  Eighth grade parents, teachers, and students collaborated and contributed to the evening's success. They made all the arrangements for food, drinks, and music, set up the decorations, and the least favorite task, clean up.  The proceeds are used for the eighth grade class legacy gift and to help pay for the Disneyland trip to celebrate graduation.

Tricks, Treats, and Tacos is one of many activities that build community and raise money.  Since the opening of school we have hosted the New Parent Social, Back to School Nights, General Parent Meeting, Cookies and Candles, Fall Fest, Book Fair, Daddy and Me Pumpkin Carving, and Tricks, Treats and Tacos.  Thus far, fundraising activities have generated over $41,000 in revenue, putting us in great shape to meet and exceed our EOY fundraising goal of $90,000. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to all SFA families who support school activities,  and I encourage all parents to get involved to help plan and execute school community events.  

As is always the case, events are not successful without strong leadership, good planning, and effective execution.  Special thanks to the following parents for supporting SFA fundraising activities:

Fall Fest:   Michelle Manzella (event chair), Jen Bush, Darren and Lindsey Campbell, Yuvia Cruz, Amanda Douglas, Kim Garrido, Mia Gutierrez, Oscar Marin, Katie Odden, Mike Real, Jolene Sedita, Peter Seariac, Lorena Sheremetta, Nicole Simmons, Caitlin and Martin Wing.

Cookies and Candles:  Danielle Hill (event chair), Lori Varisco, Raquel Avila, Judy Shinnefield, Ellen Burke, Betty Woods.

Fall Book Fair: Guillermo Almeida and William Avila (event co-chairs), Michelle Bacolod, Ellen Burke, Viviana Dewhurst, Alex Flor, Anniilyn Guerrero, Stephanie Kovats, Mariquit Lozano, Haidee Morgan, Dina Ornelas, Tony Ward.

Tricks, Treats, and Tacos:  Janine Fairchild (event chair), Anne Kridle and Susan Schulze (eighth grade room parents), eighth grade parents.

These are great examples of what happens when parents get together with school staff in support of a school event.  They highlight what is good about our school community.  Everyone plays a role in support of activities in which the entire community benefits,  We work, play, and pray together!  That is what makes our community unique and very special. This is the spirit of St. Francis.

Thank you for supporting St. Francis of Assisi School!

Tom Waszak
Principal 
SCHOOL NEWS
After School Enrichment Classes - Session Two
Look for flyers and registration materials for our after school enrichment programs in tomorrow's Thursday Folders.  We are excited to offer several interesting classes this session.  Further details and downloadable forms can be found on our website:
Student Life>Enrichment
 
Session Two (8 weeks divided into two 4 week blocks):
November 27 - December 22
January 8 - February 2
NOTE: No School on Friday, 1/12 and Monday, 1/15 (MLK Holiday)
Fall Fundraiser Item Pick-up
Monday, November 13
Yankee Candle and Mrs. Field's Cookie Dough orders will be available for pick-up on Monday, November 13, 2017 between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm in the Seamus Glynn Center.  

Please make arrangements to collect your items during the designated times as the cookie dough requires refrigeration , and we will not be able to hold your items for you overnight.  If you are unable to personally pick-up your orders, please arrange for a friend to do so for you.  

Additionally, we are still in need of volunteers to help organize and distribute orders.  If you are able to help please contact Danielle Hill via email at daniellehill0314@gmail.com or
by phone at (714) 322-6979.
Extended Day Care During Parent - Teacher Conferences
Please be advised that on Parent - Teacher Conference days, Thursday, November 16 and Friday, November 17, Extended Day Care will be available 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.  

Check-in and check-out will be in the Extended Day Care room for these two days only! 

We will be providing lunch for the children for a fee of $5.00, on both Thursday and Friday.

Please contact Mrs. Dean with any questions or concerns.
DC Kidsitting During Parent - Teacher Conferences
Students from grades K - 7 may drop-in for kidsitting in the Seamus Glynn Center during conferences for a donation to our East Coast Study Trip.  Parents and 8th grade students will entertain your students so you can enjoy your conference kid-free!  

Hours for kidsitting are:
Thursday, November 16:
7:10 am - 3:40 pm

Friday, November 17:
7:10am - 2:00 pm

Family Advent Event
December 7
Please save the date for our annual Family Advent Event hosted by the Catholic Identity Ministry on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

More details to follow in this week's Thursday Folder!

Holy Family Pilgrim Statue
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in conjunction with our Catholic Identity Ministry has initiated a new pilgrim statue that will journey home with a family in week-long increments.

Each Friday at our Community Prayer Service, a new family will take home the Holy Family statue, along with a book of reflections and a journal to guide your family in discussions about the Holy Family. It is our hope that these discussions bring your family a greater understanding of the importance of the Holy Family and your family unit as well.
 
To sign up for a week with the Holy Family Statue please click on the link below.

Order Your Yearbook Today!
Online ordering of 2017 - 2018 Yearbooks is now open!  The cost if ordered today is $40.00

The price goes up to $45.00 on November 19

The final date to personalize yearbooks is January 31, 2018. The final date to order yearbooks online is May 15, 2018.

Click here to place your order!
LITTLE LAMBS NEWS
Thanksgiving Feasts will be held on Friday, November 10.
 
Friday November 10 is also an early dismissal day.  Please make arrangements to pick your child(ren) up between  11:30 am - 11:50 am.
Parent - Teacher Conferences November 16-17
There is no school on Thursday, November 16 and Friday, November 17 for Parent-Teacher Conferences. If your child is registered for extended care, please email Mrs. Martinson so she can send you a confirmation form for parent conference days.
SPORTS NEWS
Basketball Tryouts
Boys A Basketball
Tuesday, November 14 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, November 15 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
 
Boys B Basketball
Monday, November 13 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, November 14 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, November 15 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
 
Girls A Basketball
TBD
 
Girls B Basketball
Monday, November 13 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, November 15 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Uniforms
All fall sports uniforms need to be turned into coach Blake's office with a note indicating which athlete's uniform it is. Players can keep the bags.
FUNDRAISING NEWS
Angel Bin Shoe Fundraiser
November 1 - 15
Our second collection period for our Angel Bin Shoe Drive began  Wednesday, November 1 and will run through Wednesday, November 15 .  Please place all donated shoes in bins located by the entrance gates.  Our final collection window will be  Monday, January 15 - Wednesday, January 31 .  All shoes are accepted in pairs.
Student Council Food Drive
November 6 - 15
The annual Student Council Thanksgiving Food Drive benefits our three parishes (Santa Clara de Asis, St. Martin de Porres, and San Antonio de Padua).

Students are asked to bring the following:

Pre-K canned vegetables
Kindergarten boxes of jello
First Grade rice
Second Grade boxed potatoes
Third Grade Top Ramen and macaroni and cheese
Fourth Grade canned pumpkin and canned apples
Fifth Grade canned and packaged soups
Sixth Grade packaged pasta and sauces
Seventh Grade canned gravy and cranberry sauce
Eighth Grade packaged stuffing

Thank you for your support!
See's Candy Fundraiser
November 7 - 20
Are you looking for that special Christmas candy to fill your Stockings or give as gifts this year? Look no further!  Order See's Candies through St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School and help our eighth grade class earn funds towards their East Coast Study Trip this year! 
 
All candy orders should be submitted to the office by  Monday, November 20 to be received in time for Christmas Break.  Tables will be set up at dismissal each Tuesday and Thursday beginning  Tuesday, November 7 through Thursday, November 16 to answer questions and help with orders. 

In-N-Out Family Lunch
Tuesday, November 14
Our annual In-N-Out Family Lunch Fundraiser benefitting the Academic Decathlon Team is just around the corner.  Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 14 and then print and submit your orders by November 10!



Santa's Secret Shop
November 27 - 30
St. Francis students will be participating in Santa's Secret Shop the week after Thanksgiving with set-up on Monday, November 27 and shopping days  Tuesday, November 28 - Thursday, November 30 .   This year the Shop will be open after school on November 28 and 29 until  3:30 pm .  
 
Santa's Secret shop is wonderful opportunity for students to experience the joy of choosing their own Christmas presents for family and friends.  The cost of items range from $0.50 to $20.00.  All proceeds go directly back to our Pre-K program at St. Francis.  In past years funds from the event were used to purchase a new sandbox and ball toss for the playground.  



Volunteers Needed!
Calling all elves!  Volunteers needed at our Christmas Shop!
 
If you are able to donate your time, please access the link below to sign up for one or more shifts that would fit your schedule.
 
 
If you have any questions please let me know and thank you in advance for volunteering your time.

Thank you,
Lindsey Campbell
Santa's Secret Shop Co-Chair
DC Dining
Trimester 1
Below is an order form for DC Dining for Trimester 1 at St. Francis.  You may fill out the entire form at once, or print and order on a weekly basis.  If you are ordering weekly, please be sure to turn the form and payment in to the office by Monday of the week you are ordering a meal.  Next week we are serving Costco hotdogs.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our school every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at  smile.amazon.com , you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School.  Simply click here to begin shopping through AmazonSmile.
VOLUNTEER NEWS
Join the Development Committee!


Are you interested in being a voice on our campus for Fundraising activities?  The Development Committee is looking to add a few more parent volunteers to our team.  

We're flexible with time commitments.  We meet one day a month right after drop off from 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Please consider volunteering to participate in this important committee.  The funds raised during these events support our children's Catholic Education.

Please reach out to Tawna Khamo for additional questions or to join.  Tawna.khamo@gmail.com
COMMUNITY NEWS
Santa Clara de Asis - Children's Faith Formation
Volunteers Needed!
JSerra High School Upcoming Events

11/12  - Athletic Open House
Shadow Days- ongoing



For more information please click 





JSerra Football Fans,
 
The Lions are 7-2 overall and 2-2 in Trinity League action!  Come join us as we host St. John Bosco for our fifth game underneath the Friday Night Lights!  Pre-game fan zone, video scoreboard, school rock band, and our top 20 nationally-ranked team will provide some of the best entertainment to be found in Orange County.  I would like to personally invite you to join us in our Farmers & Merchant Sponsor Tent located adjacent to the south end zone to enjoy complimentary food and drink while watching some of the best football to be found in the Trinity League. 
 
If you have not done so already  Click Here to RSVP for you and a guest to come to our last regular season game of the year.  Starting at 5:00 pm on game day, if you arrive early to partake in the food, lawn games, giveaways and music at the tailgate on the north campus you will see a check-in VIP/Will Call tent.  There you'll be able to pick up a wristband for entry to the Sponsor Tent by providing your name.  If you arrive after  6:30 pm, go directly to the south campus where you will see another VIP/Will Call tent located in the parking lot next to the football field. That is where you will pick up your VIP wristband if you arrive after  6:30 pm.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bret Dahlson in my office ( bdahlson@jserra.org or  949.493.9307 x1152.)  
 
Come cheer on our Lions to victory!
Santa Margarita Catholic High School Upcoming Events
Servite High School - Upcoming Events

1. Athletics Open House
Monday, November 13, 2017
Starts at  6:30 pm in the gym



2. Discover Servite Open House
Sunday, December 3, 2017
From  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm



3. Yorba Linda Admissions In-Home Information Night
Tuesday, November 14 
From 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. 

Prospective students and their parents are invited to spend an informative evening learning more about Servite High School through one of our information nights. Meet current students, parents, faculty and administrators in the comfort of a Servite family's home. While you get to know the Servite community, your son will have the chance to spend time with current students. Hosted by Sprenger, Arrington, and Mercado families in Yorba Linda on Tuesday, November 14 from 6:30 pm -8:30 pm. Click here to RSVP


4.   Shadow Days  

For students interested in experiencing Servite first-hand, a Shadow Day can be arranged. This gives them a glimpse of "a day in the life of a Friar." They do this by attending classes, exploring our campus, and spending break and lunch with their host. A brief presentation and campus tour is also offered for interested parents once the Shadow students head to their first class around 9:00 am. You may sign up by completing an inquiry form HERE .

5.  Application Process 

Servite High School is accepting applications for the Fall of 2018. You may find details regarding the Application process by clicking HERE .
Cornelia Connelly School Open House
Sunday, November 19
Mater Dei Admissions Information
Admissions Applications
Available now at  www.materdei.org/admissions
 
Family Campus Tours - Year-Round

Shadow Program - September - May
Visit  www.materdei.org/shadowprogram
Rosary Academy Open House
November 12
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