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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
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 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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1B
Juliana B.
3B
Alex B.
1B
Ryan G.
7B
October 30, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians of St. Francis of Assisi School,

This year at St. Francis, we have been working very diligently to review our safety procedures and protocols.  In collaboration with law enforcement, parish staff, and security professionals, we continue to discuss ways that we can improve our safety measures from entering and exiting the grounds of St. Francis.  Several years ago, we installed 32 cameras, door anchor locks, safety film for classroom glass windows, coded gate locks, and created an emergency exit plan campus wide. We run monthly drills as a whole school for earthquake, fire, and active incidents.  

As a staff, we are certified in First Aid and CPR.  However, it is also important to be mentally prepared and rehearse our staff plan of action in response should any active incidents occur on our campus.  We have expanded the definition of active incidents beyond what we hear in the news as a single intruder event. Active incidents in our area can include threat of fire, strong earthquake, chemical exposure from the railways, or an unknown visitor wandering up to campus.  One of the best gifts of St. Francis is our isolated location up on the hill and one of our biggest challenges is our isolated location up on the hill.

Last Friday, we spent our staff development time meeting with an expert security consultant who discussed a variety of scenarios that challenged each one of us to think about how we would respond.  He discussed the importance of early intervention with challenging student behaviors to prevent future escalation. Should an incident occur on campus, our first priority will be to secure the campus from the parking lot to the front gates.  He encouraged each one of us to self-evaluate our level of awareness based on situations in our personal and professional life. The bottom line is that we are all accountable to one another to be alert and aware of our surroundings. When we recognize that something does not appear normal or feel right, we need to not only listen to our intuition but actively respond.  When you are on campus, please do not hesitate to contact the office should you become aware of anything suspicious occurring on campus, in the parking lot, or down the hill. Together, we are stronger!

Safeguarding your children,

Jeannette Lambert
Principal
SCHOOL NEWS
Halloween 
Please join us for our annul Halloween Costume Parade, on Thursday, October 31st, beginning at 9:00 am on the basketball courts.

After the parade kids are welcome to dress in a Halloween shirt and jeans with tennis shoes.

Please note that parking will be limited due to class parties.  Make sure that you are not parking along a red curb. We will be issuing parking tickets this day.

Halloween Costume Guidelines:
  • Students should arrive on campus already dressed in costume.  
  • Costumes should be modest - skirts no shorter than end of fingertips at your side with long shorts/leggings under the costume (no short, tightly fitting shorts). 
  • T-shirts should be worn under costumes that are immodestly cut on the sleeves and neckline. 
  • No ghoulish, evil, bloody, violent costumes or profane or vulgar language displayed on costumes. 
  • No clown costumes, poop emojis or fishnet stockings. 
  • No form-fitting bodysuit costumes. 
  • Props that are not weapons may be carried only during the parade. 
  • No weapons, swords, guns, etc. at all. 
  • No heads or masks may be worn. 
  • Minimal makeup appropriate to your costume may be worn. Makeup may not cover the entire face. 
  • Hairstyles and accessories should be appropriate to the costume. 
  • Tennis or athletic shoes should be worn all day for safety reasons. 


 

**URGENT**  Basketball Coaches
We are currently looking for basketball coaches for the following levels:
  • Girls 7th - 8th grade
  • Boys 7th - 8th grade
If we do not fill these coaching positions, we will not be be have a team for either of these grade levels.

Basketball tryouts will be held the week after Thanksgiving break.

If you are interested, please contact Jenn Nieto at jnieto@sfayl.org
Coffee with the Counselor - November 5th

Veterans Day Celebration

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 Glen 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!! 

Volunteers are needed Wednesday, November 6th 8:30am until Noon as well as 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
Food Drive
Scrip Schedule

Order by:
Receive on:
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

Box Tops Class Challenge

Pizza party for the class that raises the most box tops by November 1st!!

Please contact Jolene at jolenetuz@yahoo.com with any questions.

BoxTops has an APP! Scan your receipts NOW (very easy) and earn $ for our school! NEW FEATURE: includes noting your child's class, example "4B"!  Not tech savvy?  Leave your store receipts in BoxTop "box" in office and they will be scanned weekly (don't forget to note child's class so they get credit).
 

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 6, we will be serving Lamppost Pizza.

DC Dining Order Form
*note that the price this year has increased from $5 to $6
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
Vicki Marsha Uniform Sales

Servite - Upcoming Events

Rosary Academy - Upcoming Events

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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