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Nov 19 - 23 Thanksgiving
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Dec 24 - Jan 4 Christmas Break
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day - School Holiday
Feb 15
Faculty Retreat - Student Free Day
Feb 18
President's Day - School Holiday
Mar 9
Auction Dinner and Dance
Mar 22
Religious Education Congress - Student Free Day
April 18 - 26
Easter Break
May 27
Memorial Day - School Holiday
May 31
8th Grade Graduation
June 14
Last Day of School
Caught Being Good
Joey
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Sophia
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Weston
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Lorenzo
1A
Aubriana
KA
October 31, 2018
Dear St. Francis of Assisi School Parents and Guardians,

Happy All Saints Eve Day!  We are so looking forward to celebrating Mass with our third grade "saints in the making" tomorrow at Santa Clara de Asis Church at 10 am.  We hope you can join us for the celebration! Families really are the center of what we do at St. Francis of Assisi School.

This week I am highlighting our upcoming Family Mission Workshop on November 6th at 8 am or 6:15 pm.  This is a free opportunity for parents to come and receive some amazing "soul" food. Our speaker, Pam Hurwitz, is absolutely dynamic and relatable to our everyday joys and challenges as parents.  She has been in the trenches raising her family, including two grown SFA alumni, Jyllian and Joseph. She has background as a Youth Minister at San Antonio de Padua for over 10 years and worked in Ministry at the Diocese of Orange.  As a mother myself, I have worked with Pam and heard her speak in many settings and always come away with jewels of wisdom and hope that I can bring home to my family.

This Friday, our faculty will be working at an on-site inservice for the new Religion standards we are implementing over the next two years.  Providing our students with a head and heart knowledge of their faith requires both school and home to come together as a community. When talking with parents about family faith at home, I often hear how hard it is to balance faith, schoolwork, extracurricular activities  and time as a family.  Parents desire the tools to build their families in faith. We highly encourage even one parent from each family to attend either the morning or the evening session. Through laughter and experience, Pam will help us understand the importance of a "family mission" which does not require additional time outside of normal family activities.  The resources offered make our jobs as faith leaders of our home very easy! Pope Francis was recently quoted as saying, "Christian families are missionary families. ...They are missionaries in everyday life, in their doing everyday things..." As always, we thank you for entrusting your children's spiritual and academic needs to our care! We are truly blessed.

Jeannette Lambert
Principal
SCHOOL NEWS
All Saint's Day Mass
Please wear Mass uniform for Mass tomorrow, Thursday, November 1st.
Family Lunch Event

Upcoming Catholic Identity Events
Mission of the Family Workshop
Parents please join us as we provide soul food for your family. An example of the Family Mission Statement Box is in the office if you would like to take a look at it prior to the event.

Tuesday, November 6th
Attendance is free, RSVP requested for which session (morning or evening) that you will be attending.  The flyer went home last Thursday, you can download a copy  here.
Pumpkin Contest Winners
Funniest Pumpkin:
"Mr. Pumpkin"
Abigail A - 3A

Cutest Pumpkin
"Eliza the Baby Angel"
Rachel R - 5A

Cartoon Look Alike
"Pikachu and Pokeball"
Zara L - 6B

Sports Themed
"Justin Turner"
Aubree G - 3B

Most Creative
"Witch's Cauldron"
Alicia C - 4B

Best Overall
"Once Upon a Pumpkin"
Sophie J - 7B
Chloe C - 1B

Veteran's Day 2018
Extended Care Aide - Haidee Morgan
This week we are featuring Haidee Morgan from Extended Care.  Haidee is also a Mom here at SFA, her daughter Addison is in 3B.

What are your hobbies & interests outside of SFA?

I love traveling and experiencing different cultures, food, and places. I enjoy exercising when I can, shopping & I can't lie, I like finding great deals! 

What is your favorite part of working in the SFA extended care?
That's easy, the kiddos! I love getting to know each and every child and hearing their stories and unfiltered thoughts and the honesty that comes with that. It makes every minute so enjoyable at Extended Care!! 
Fall Book Fair
Make plans to join us at our Fall Book Fair held in the Seamus Glynn Center in November.  Students will be visiting our Enchanted Forest themed store to browse and make purchases with their classrooms  Friday, November 9 - Wednesday, November 14.  

If you would like to volunteer please check our signup.com.  
SFA Musical Production



We are excited to present Peter Pan Jr., our 3rd Annual Spring production.  Attached are the "Important Dates" for auditions, rehearsals, and performances.  We hope all of our young stars will come out to auditions.  No experience is necessary and all students will be given a role in the play!

Little Lambs: Early Childhood Education News

Friday, November 2, 2018 No School & No Extended Care for All School In-Service

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!

Catholic Identity Corner
All Souls Day - November 2nd

Spend some extra time this week praying for those you have loved that have gone to Heaven. 

On the Feast Day of All Souls, on November 2nd , we celebrate and pray for all of the deceased.

Family Faith Idea:

Pull out the framed pictures of your deceased loved ones and put them in a special place in your home. Each night of the week, light a candle and say a special prayer for each of these people.

Sharing stories and memories will be a beautiful experience for your family.

Remind your children that even though they are no longer with us here, that we can always talk to and pray for our family in Heaven. They are with us always!
 
FUNDRAISING NEWS
Athletic Fundraiser

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 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  Wednesday, November 7, we will be serving McDonalds.

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.
ALUMNI NEWS
Congratulations to Grace Battaglia (SFA '16) on receiving the Kathleen Faley Scholarship. Grace is making an impact at Rosary Academy and in her community.

COMMUNITY NEWS
Feast of St. Martin de Porres

Rosary Academy Open House and Shadow Day
Rosary Academy will host Open House on Monday, November 5, for girls in grades 5th-8th. Guests will learn why families choose Rosary and hear from Christina Hernandez '10, Assistant Director of Admissions at Chapman University. Ms. Hernandez will share insights to the college application process and discuss how Rosary Academy provides an all-girl advantage that prepares students for success in college and beyond. Click  here  to access the PDF print version. Families may register at  www.rosaryacademy.org/openhouse .

Servite Open House

Servite Lacrosse Clinic

Santa Clara de Asis - Children's Faith Formation
Volunteers Needed!
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