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December 12, 2018
Dear St. Francis of Assisi School Parents and Guardians,

In Luke Chapter 2, it says that a multitude of angels sang, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!"   At St. Francis of Assisi School, we have been enjoying songs from a multitude of angels as well. Mrs. Lodin, our music teacher, has been preparing students for the past month for our beautiful Christmas programs from Kindergarten through Fifth grade. She put many hours of work into preparation behind the scenes and truly created an amazing experience for our community. It is so evident that parents, students, and teachers have spent much time rehearsing the songs for their performances. Thank you parents for your time and support! Each class has shared the story of Christ's birth, complete with angels, shepherds, and wise men. My heart has been so filled with joy with their angelic voices and precious storytelling. I hope that you too feel the Christmas spirit after attending our programs.

This weekend we celebrate Gaudete (means rejoice) Sunday, by lighting the pink candle on our Advent Wreath.  The Church celebrates the joy we all experience with the coming of Christ's birth. As a Catholic elementary school, we help the students focus on the true meaning of Christmas, rather than the commercialism of this holiday.  Children are, at times, flooded with images of new toys and technologies that advertisements promise will make them feel happy.

I hope that together we can partner to share with our students the true reason for the season.  Without the yes from Mary and her leap of faith, Christ would not have been born. Without the birth of Christ, there is no birthday celebration, or hope in the resurrection.  Without Joseph's trust in the angel's message, Christ would not have been safe from Herod. We are the hands and feet of Christ. Through our witness and example of sharing Christ's life, love and hope with others, we bring the real meaning of Christmas into our homes and out to our communities.  May your homes be filled with the joy of this Season in the coming week!

Blessings,

Jeannette Lambert
Principal
SCHOOL NEWS
SFA Christmas Ornament
We have a very limited number of SFA Christmas ornaments available for purchase.  They are $10 each.  These ceramic ornaments can be purchased in the office or before/after the Christmas programs this week.
Box Top Contest
We are having a school wide Box Top Collection Contest now through December 14th.  The class that brings in the most Box Tops will earn a Hot Chocolate Bar to celebrate!
Little Lambs: Early Childhood Education News

Friday, December 14 Ps/Pre-K Christmas Program - 10:00 am in the Seamus Center

Part-time position available in Pre-K Extended Care.  Monday - Friday, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  Click here for full job description. Interested candidates email resume to Mrs. Martinson at  cmartinson@sfayl.org.
Order your yearbook today!
Online ordering of 2018 - 2019 Yearbooks is now open! The cost if ordered today is $45.00.

The final day to personalize yearbooks is February 2, 2019.  The final date to order yearbooks online is May 15, 2019.

Click here to place your order!

Baskets Needed!
Our 2019 auction committee is looking for empty baskets to fill.  If you have any extra baskets lying around that you are looking to donate, please leave them in the office Attn: Shelly Rangel
Catholic Identity Corner
The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Parking Lot Reminders
With the upcoming class programs and parties, we wanted to remind everyone to please follow the  parking  lot rules: 
  • DO NOT PARK IN THE RED ZONES
  • DO NOT DOUBLE PARK
  • DO NOT MOVE CONES MARKING DESIGNATED SPACES. 
The only exceptions are when making a delivery and when directed to  park temporarily in the red zone during pick up. We need your cooperation and support to ensure emergency vehicle access. Our kids, staff, and visitors deserve everyone's cooperation.
FUNDRAISING NEWS
2019 Auction Gala

Scrip Schedule
The holiday season is upon us and buying scrip is not only a great way to give gifts but to do your holiday shopping while earning your scrip credits.  You can download and view a digital gift guide at ShopWithScrip.com/giftguide.  This is also the season to order small denomination cards like $5 Starbucks.

The holiday schedule for scrip orders is as follows:

Order by Saturday 
Receive on Wednesday
12/15/18    
12/19/18
01/12/19  
 01/16/19

If you are not currently using scrip, you can go to www.shopwithscrip.com to set up your account. Contact the Business Office at accounting@sfayl.org for the enrollment code.

Happy Shopping!!
2018-2019 DC Dining
Wednesday lunches throughout the school year are hosted by our 7th and 8th grade students fundraising for their East Coast Study Trip. The DC Dining program offers a variety of meal options from a broad spectrum of local restaurants.   

Please order DC Dining for Trimester 2 at St. Francis School. Please be sure to turn the form and payment into the office by  Monday of the week you are ordering a meal. DC Dining next  Wednesday, December 19, we will be serving Wiseguys.

Amazon Smile


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COMMUNITY NEWS
Christmas at the Cathedral
 
Connelly Shadow Day
 
Mater Dei
 
Santa Clara de Asis - Children's Faith Formation
Volunteers Needed!
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