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2019 - 2020 
School Year
Important Dates
Nov 18-20
Book Fair
Nov 20 In-N-Out Family Lunch Day
Nov 21-22
No School Parent/Teacher 
Conferences
Nov
25 - 29
Thanksgiving Break
Dec 23 - 
Jan 3
Christmas Break
Jan 20
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MLK Jr. Day
Jan 26
Open House
Feb 17
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President's Day
Feb 21
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Religious Ed Congress
Mar 13
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Spring Conferences
Mar 14
Auction Gala
Mar 19
STEM Night
Mar 23
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Faculty Retreat
Apr 9
17
Easter Break
Apr 25
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May 2
8th Grade East Coast Study Trip
May 25
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Memorial Day
May 29
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8th Grade Graduation
Jun 5 Last Day of School Preschool/PreK
Jun 12 Last Day of School K - 7

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KA
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3A
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KA
November 6, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians of St. Francis of Assisi School,

Last week, the Saints came marching in for our All School Liturgy on Friday.  They looked fantastic and reverently led us in giving thanks for the Communion of Saints who pray for us daily.  Fr. Fred reminded us all that we too are on the path to becoming Saints, if we choose to work hard, pray hard, and recognize that we are all works in progress.  My favorite moment was when he pointed to several students and said that someday, a Catholic school student could be dressing up as them for All Saints Day!

As parents, we work hard to support our "saints in the making" on a daily basis.  The job of parenting is demanding, challenging, and at times, we may even question if what we are doing is making a difference.  Our school counselor, Mrs. McCarty, LMFT, has offered to host three meetings this year to meet parents where they are at and offer ideas for challenges we all face.  The first session held yesterday on Growth Mindset, continued the conversation that began last year. SFA staff, faculty, and administration worked together to build a culture where students felt committed to personal growth and empowered to take risks in this learning environment.  This means that they will experience failure but in the culture of growth mindset, failure is a healthy tool to learn important life skills, such as resiliency, problem-solving, and confidence in one's ability to persevere.

Mrs. McCarty focused on some poignant ideas as takeaways.  She encouraged a growth mindset in our children by recognizing that we all have experienced failures and have made mistakes.  Modeling our failures for our children demonstrates that this is a normal part of living life and learning from our past. She also noted that while parents may be well-intentioned with overparenting, this practice can hinder our children's opportunity to build resilience.  As parents, our job is to allow our children to experience the discomfort associated with failure and support their decision making as they work to find solutions and resolve when challenges arise. Her final point is one of the greatest strengths of this school - find your support/village so that you can lean on other parents who may have gone through similar hurdles in parenting.  One of the greatest gifts we can give each other as parents at SFA is prayer for one another, that we each may find strength for the journey, empathy for the heartache, and hope for our children's future built on a solid moral foundation.  

Ever hopeful,

Jeannette Lambert
Principal
SCHOOL NEWS
Spirit Wear Thursday!
Tomorrow, being the last school day of the week, students are invited to wear spirit wear in place of normal uniform shirts.
Veterans Day Celebration

Lost and Found

Fall Fundraiser Delivery Day Thursday, November 7th
Don't forget!! Fall Fundraiser Mrs. Field Cookies and Yankee Candle products DELIVERY DAY is 
Thursday, November 7th 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm  in the Fr. Seamus Glynn Center.

***ALL products MUST be picked up that day without exception.***

Products will spoil if left at the school. If you are not able to make it for any reason please send a friend or family member to pick up on your behalf. AGAIN WE WILL NOT STORE ITEMS OVER NIGHT! 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! 

Thursday, November 7th "DELIVERY DAY" from 8:30 am -  6:00 pm. Any time you could give would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers must be physically able to lift and move boxes. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please contact Fall Fundraiser Coordinator Danielle Hill at  dhill@sfayl.org  or 714-322-6979. 
Spring Musical


Registration for the Spring Musical, Beauty and the Beast Jr. has begun. Registration packets may be picked up in the office or downloaded here. Registration packets must be turned in by Thursday, December 12th to participate in the pre audition workshop.

We hope all of our young stars will come out to audition.  No experience is necessary and all students will be given a role in the play!
Family Lunch Day

Fall Book Fair - November 18 - 20
Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair is Monday, November 18 - Wednesday, November 20.  Remember, all purchases benefit our school.  With Scholastic Dollars earned at the previous book fairs, the school was able to purchase new furniture, rugs and books for the Innovation Center. 
All School Christmas Program

Buy Your Yearbook Today!
Online ordering of 2019 - 2020 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, 2020. 

Click here to place your order!

 
FUNDRAISING NEWS
Santa's Secret Shop
Calling all elves!  
Volunteers needed at our Christmas Shop!

St. Francis students will be participating in Santa's Secret Shop the week after Thanksgiving with set-up and after school preview on Monday, December 2nd.  Shopping days will be Tuesday, December 3 - Thursday, December 5.  All items will be priced from $0.50 to $20.00.

Santa's Secret shop is wonderful opportunity for students to experience the joy of choosing their own Christmas presents for family and friends. All proceeds go directly back to our Preschool/Pre-K program at St. Francis.

If you are able to donate your time, please access the link 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 & Lynn Mirabella
Santa's Secret Shop Co-Chairman's

Save the Date - Auction Gala
Food Drive
Poinsettia Fundraiser
DC Shoe Drive
Scrip Schedule

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November 16, 2019 November 20, 2019
November 30, 2019 December 4, 2019
December 7, 2019 December 11, 2019
December 14, 2019 December 18, 2019
January 1, 2020 January 15, 2020

2019 -2020 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 1 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 week, Wednesday, November 13, we will be serving Chick-fil-A.

Trimester 2 DC Dining Order Form
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.
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Open House/Information Sessions
  • Saturday December 7, 2019 General Session begins at 9 a.m. in the Carroll Center, followed by campus tours. 
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2020 General Session begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Carroll Center Visit Days 

To schedule a Visit Day, please call Mrs. Monica Leon at 626-962-2495, Ext 7449 or complete the online registration form at www.bishopamat.org. Tours are available upon request. 

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