Ministry of the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi


Mini Bits

November 4   
Important Dates
November 11
No School
November 12
 TFS Virtual Open House
Parish Virtual Fair Trade Market Kickoff
November 19
Parish Turkey Drive  
November 20 
Preschool drop off for OLR food items 
November 24 
Early Release 
November 25-30 
No School - Thanksgiving Break 

The Franciscan School  
Open House 
Virtual Information Sessions for Interested Families
In lieu of our traditional Open House, we are holding monthly Virtual Information Sessions for interested families. At these sessions, we will have a short PowerPoint presentation to present an overview of the school, we will have teachers present, one from middle school and one from elementary, and a parent representative.  These sessions will present a small window into the school and allow for questions to be asked of administration, faculty and parent representatives.  Please let any families you know who may be interested in joining our community that the first session is November 12th at 7:00PM with more information and registration available here.

A message from our school photographer regarding opportunities for photos with siblings 
"Hey St. Francis Preschool families,
I enjoyed photographing your children at St. Francis Preschool!  I'm offering an afternoon of 5 minute sessions for families who want Modern School Portraits for their older children who might be virtual learning or for their children together. Please click below for details and to book your child's time, and you might even recognize an adorable face!"
Modern School Portraits 

Parish News

In the spirit of giving, let's come together as a preschool community and participate in the following wonderful parish service opportunities! 

Our Lady of the Rosary Food Drive
Twice a year the parish helps to fill the pantry at OLR, which serves the poor and rural communities, where approximately 24% live below the poverty line. This year, due to the Covid-19 crisis, the need is even greater.  
Please drop off your bag during preschool carpool on November 20 

Frozen Turkey Drive
It is that time of year!  
On Thursday, November 19th, from 7:30 AM - 12 PM, the parish will be collecting frozen turkeys to benefit Passage Home.  
Would you please consider donating?
The need this year is greater due to Covid-19. To donate, please bring your turkey to the Community Center parking lot, where a volunteer will pick it up right from your car!  
Thank you for your generous donations.

Fair Trade Market 
VIRTUAL Fair Trade and Alternative Gift Market Kickoff
Nov 12th 7:00 pm
The parish Fair Trade and Alternative Gift Market is going virtual this year!  It opens on Friday Nov 13th at 12:00 noon. Families are very welcome to attend the Kickoff event on Thursday Nov 12th at 7:00 pm via Zoom to meet our vendors, artisans and producers, win a chance for a $100 shopping spree and be an early bird shopper with a 10% discount! 

This also links you to the marketplace of vendors where you can purchase beautiful and thoughtful gifts (Christmas and beyond) for yourself and those you love while standing in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in need in developing countries. Chocolate, crafts, gifts, baskets, jewelry, ornaments, scarves, soups, toys and more will be available for purchase through Dec 4th.   

The parish giving tree
Mark your calendars:
Thanksgiving/November 29 through December 13
Be on the look out for more details in the parish bulletin.

Did you know St. Francis of Assisi Preschool had a Facebook page? 

Want to connect to other preschool families?   

Each week, our friends at Loyola Press help you and your family prepare for next Sunday's Mass with the weekly Sunday Connection. Click here to look ahead to this weekend!

Saint Francis Preschool 

St. Francis of Assisi Preschool | 919-8534-4849

Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi
11401 Leesville Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27613