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2018 - 2019 
School Year
Important Dates
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
Hannah
1A
Kaito
3A
Logan
1B
Gavin
1A
March 27, 2019
Dear St. Francis of Assisi School Parents and Guardians,

This year, St. Francis of Assisi School has intentionally directed curriculum, staffing, and training to increase our student's experience with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  We recognize that the jobs our students will have in the future, may not even exist today. According to recent statistics, jobs in software and application development will continue to increase exponentially over the next five to ten years.  New positions and titles are created, for positions that require not only technical skills, but also strong leaders with excellent communication, problem solving, and critical thinking.

For the past five years, we have been coding at our school, starting with upper grades and bringing it down to Kindergarten.  Our hope has been not only to teach students a technical language, but also connecting them with opportunities to apply this knowledge to engineering and robotics, ultimately looking for how they can make a difference in the world.  Thanks to your generosity in last year's Fund An Item, our Innovation Center has been able to launch a robotics program this year for students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Due to her tireless efforts, gifted creativity, and endless ingenuity, Mrs. Steins, our Digital Media Specialist, has created a program that has allowed our students to soar to new levels.  Being an educator for over eighteen years, she brings a unique skillset to our school and helps to break down the walls of the classroom. Whether she is working on building a robot exploratorium in the Seamus Glynn Center, supporting students recording and planning production videos in the Innovation Center, or training teachers on new technologies and curriculum in their classrooms, she has quickly become an invaluable member of this community!  

Tomorrow night, we are excited to showcase the amazing work happening here on campus daily.  We want families to have an evening where they can build rockets, use coding to create their name in jewels, or take a trip to the stars with the OC Astronomers.  Thanks to the Rubalcava family for preparing tacos that will be out of this world! The highly competitive and award winning Servite High School robotics team members will be onsite to demo next level robotics. Our SFA staff have come together to make this night memorable for our families. We hope you can take a journey with us tomorrow night from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Live long and prosper,

Jeannette Lambert
Principal

SCHOOL NEWS
Family STEM Night


Camp Wolfpack


Track and Field
Parochial Athletic League Diocesan Track Meet

May 18, 2019 (Grades 1 - 4)
May 19, 2019 (Grades 5 - 8)
Aliso Niguel High School - 8:00 am start time

General Information:

Track team is open to all students in grades 1 - 8.

Practices will take place on Mondays after school and during student PE class time.

The track fee this year is $25.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Blake at bwarye@sfayl.org.

Event
Grades
50m dash
1 - 3
100m dash
1 - 8
200m dash 1 - 8
400m dash 1 - 8
1 mile run 4 - 8
4 x 100 relay 1 - 8
4 x 400 relay
4 - 8
Long Jump 1 - 8
Softball Throw  1 - 8 
Parking Lot Safety
For the safety of volunteers, staff, and students, please refrain from using your cell phone in carline.  As we share limited space in the lot and on our drive up and down the hill, we ask that everyone demonstrate patience, courtesy, and respect with one another.  If we work together, accidents can be avoided and the safety of everyone will be our priority.
Reminder to Get Those Service Hours In!
March 30 is quickly approaching and that is the last day for you to enter Service Hours into Sycamore.  Each family is required to complete 20 hours of service between April 1 and March 30.  You can check your current service hours at any time on Sycamore.  

Any hours that are not fulfilled will be billed to your FACTS account in April at the rate of $15 per hour.

You can check Volunteer Spot for available opportunities. 
Order your yearbook today!
The cost if ordered today is $45.00.

The final date to order yearbooks online is May 15, 2019.

Click here to place your order!

Catholic Identity Corner
Why are Sundays excluded from the 40 day count for Lent?
 
Sundays, even during Lent, are a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and are not part of the penitential season. We rejoice in the resurrection of the Lord on Sundays. If you feel that forsaking your Lenten sacrifices on Sundays is like cheating then you are encouraged to maintain your sacrifices. A person is certainly free to continue one's Lenten sacrifices on Sundays, but the Catholic Church does not require anyone to do this.
Little Lambs: Early Childhood Education


Friday, March 29
Early dismissal 11:30am - 11:50am

THANK YOU to all of the families who support our Secret Santa Shop fundraiser especially our parent volunteers and current chairs,  Lindsey Campbell and Lynn Mirabella!

The proceeds have been used to improve the Early Childhood Program and yard with the following:   Scholastic's Big Day in Pre-K Curriculum, two trees, train sandbox, three benches and our new drinking fountain!

Mark your calendar:

Friday, May 4th Transportation Parade 8:45 am - 9:15 am.
Teachers will be sending home details next week.
FUNDRAISING NEWS
Nacho Sales

Jump Rope for Heart

Sees Candy Fundraiser

Looking for chocolate to fill those Easter baskets with?  Our 7th graders are running a See's Candies fundraiser to raise funds for their DC Trip next year.  Order forms can be found in the front office or with one of our amazing 7th graders.  All order forms are due in by April 1st and all orders will be distributed by April 12th.   Checks are to be made out to SFA.  Your help is greatly appreciated

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 be sure to turn the form and payment into the office by  Monday of the week you are ordering a meal. DC Dining on  Wednesday, April 3, we will be serving Lampost Pizza.

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
Unplanned Movie Event
Rosary Academy Open House

St. Michael's Preparatory Open House

Good Friday Prayer Breakfast
 
Click here for more information and to download the invitation.
Santa Clara de Asis - Children's Faith Formation
Volunteers Needed!
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