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Nov 18-20
Book Fair
Nov 20 In-N-Out Family Lunch Day
Nov 21-22
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Conferences
Nov
25 - 29
Thanksgiving Break
Dec 23 - 
Jan 3
Christmas Break
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MLK Jr. Day
Jan 26
Open House
Feb 17
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President's Day
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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
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Easter Break
Apr 25
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May 2
8th Grade East Coast Study Trip
May 25
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Jun 5 Last Day of School Preschool/PreK
Jun 12 Last Day of School K - 7

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November 13, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians of St. Francis of Assisi School,

This Monday, we were joined by some very special guests at our Community Prayer Service.  Every branch of the military was represented by parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Our loved ones who serve and/or have served were honored by one of our Girl Scout Troops as the community said a prayer of blessing for their service and sacrifice.  Our Country is richly blessed by our men and women who have served since the days of our Founding Fathers. We, the community of St. Francis of Assisi School, felt privileged to recognize these heroes on our holy ground.

Our teachers have already begun preparing for an important time next week, where we reserve two days to meet with our parents and discuss the growth we are seeing in your children.  This is a treasured time where our conferences embody the partnership between home and school. A gift of Catholic education is that parents are the primary faith educators, and at St. Francis of Assisi School, this is a critical component to whole child education.  We will discuss data points, writing samples, report cards, and goals for your children but the most important conversation is how they are growing as human beings and disciples!

Next week, we launch our Annual Fall Book Fair with the theme of "Arctic Adventure."  I find this ironic with our 80 degree weather in sunny southern California. Our families have been incredibly generous with their purchases and participation over the past few years which resulted in a significant balance of Scholastic Dollars.  This Summer, we utilized Scholastic Dollars to purchase new student carpets for early childhood classrooms and flexible stool and mushroom seats for 1st - 4th grade, to support small group and project based learning. Additionally, our teachers are given books for their classroom libraries and every year, we are able to add a significant amount of new titles to our school library.  We thank you in advance for shopping and supporting our students love of reading!

Ready to read,

Jeannette Lambert
Principal
SCHOOL NEWS
Parking Lot Safety
Please restrain from using your cell phone once you enter the school and church parking lots.  We want to make sure everyone is safe. 
Santa Clara Parking Privilege
Fr. Fred has observed that students are running through the Sanctuary to use the parish bathrooms after school.  Students must use the restrooms at school before walking down the hill.  There is no supervision in the bathrooms and we cannot ensure their safety.  It is a privilege to have use of Santa Clara's parking lot and we want to keep our partnership positive!
Christmas Program
A few reminders for the upcoming Christmas Program:
  • If you have turned in your permission slip and field trip fee, you will receive your tickets at the Parent Conference with your oldest student.
  • December 11 will be a regular schedule for the school day.  
  • Extended Care on Decmeber 11 will end early at 5 pm so that students and staff can get to Servite on time.
  • There is no lunch service/DC Dining on December 11.  Students must bring a sack lunch to school that day.

Continue to check the weekly newsletter for updates.

Family Lunch Day
Due to the inventory that In-N-Out carries on the truck, we WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING LATE ORDERS.  Have your orders in by Monday, November 18th before noon.


Lunch Order Form
Fall Book Fair - November 18 - 20
Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair is Monday, November 18 - Wednesday, November 20.  

We will be offering ewallet again this year.  It's a perfect way for your child to shop the book fair independently without having carry cash. You can approve an amount that your child is able to spend and they can not exceed.

Ewallet Set Up


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

If you are interested in working during the book fair please reach out to Meeghan Kaufman at mkaufman@sfayl.org.
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!
Parent Teacher Conferences

Family Advent Event

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!

 
ATHLETICS NEWS
Fall Sports
Fall Athletes please turn in your uniforms to Mrs. Nieto by Friday, November 15th.
5th Grade Boys Basketball
5th grade boys basketball will be holding a skills clinic on Monday, November 18th from 3:00 pm - 4:00pm. Please attend this clinic if you have signed up to play basketball with Mrs. Nieto.
St. Francis Golf Team
Mrs. Nieto if currently gauging interest in a St. Francis golf team for grades 3rd - 8th.  Matches would take place in the Spring.  Please see the flyer for additional information.
EARLY CHILDHOOD NEWS
Friday, November 16 Early Childhood Thanksgiving Feast
Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22 Parent/Teacher Conferences

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 2.  Please be sure to turn the form and payment into the office by Monday of the week you are ordering a meal.  There will be no DC Dining offered on Wednesday, November 20th as it is Family Day with the In-N-Out truck.  DC Dining after the Thanksgiving break, Wednesday, December 4, will be serving Lamppost Pizza.

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.
COMMUNITY NEWS
Mater Dei High School - Upcoming Events

Bishop Amat Memorial High School - Upcoming Events


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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