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Allison A.
2B
Zara S.
5B
March 4, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians of St. Francis of Assisi School,

This Saturday, our Academic Decathletes will compete at Santa Margarita High School in the Diocese of Orange Junior High Academic Decathlon.   These students have been preparing with their coaches for months now for a rigorous competition. They will begin with a team logic competition.  Much gratitude goes out to our volunteer logic coach Mrs. Thai Ta Nguyen, who has worked tirelessly preparing the students and opening her home on weekends to prepare our team.  Then students will take individual tests in their subject area of focus and finally, the team will compete against other schools in the Super Quiz event. The Super Quiz takes place in front of a live audience at 12:30 pm in the gymnasium.  SFA families are welcome to come and cheer on the decathletes to show our support for their hard work! All students who show up to support our team will earn free dress on Monday, March 9. Decathletes we are praying for you!

The following Saturday, March 14, is our Annual Auction Gala.  This is the largest fundraiser our school hosts and the proceeds from this event help to keep down the cost of tuition, as well as fund special projects identified to support our students.  We are hearing that many families are attending but just have not turned in their tickets yet. Now is the time to turn them in!   We need to share our reservation requests with the Irvine Marriott this Friday so please stop by the office to purchase your tickets tomorrow.  This is a fun evening out and we are working hard on the agenda to ensure you have time to socialize, dance, and shop for the items you've had your eye on in our silent or live auction.  Show your support for SFA by joining us at The Greatest Show!

Blessings,

Jeannette Lambert
Principal
SCHOOL NEWS
2020 Auction Gala

TICKET SALES: Come One, Come All!
Deadline to turn in reservations is THIS Friday, March 6th!
Don't miss out! Turn your reservations into the office TODAY!
Tickets may also be purchased online.

CLASS CONTEST WINNER: Congratulations to 3A!




ONLINE CATALOG: Coming Soon!
Please watch for an email next week that will contain a link for the online Silent Auction catalog.

GRAB BAGS: On Sale Wednesday!
Grab Bags will be on sale beginning Wednesday in the office.  Each bag contains various coupons and a FREE DRESS pass for your child to use Monday, March 16.

VOLUNTEER:  Last chance to get your hours in!
Need hours? Can't attend auction but still would like to be a part of it? We are looking for volunteers the day of, during and after the event. Click the link for more information and to sign up.
Keeping Our Students Healthy
Local health officials continue to emphasize common-sense steps to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including:
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing (If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.)
Please keep your children home if they show signs of illness:  fever, vomiting, excessive coughing with mucus, or nasal drainage with green mucus.  Child must be fever and vomit free for 24 hours before returning to school.  Together we can keep our children safe!
Nachos for Augie' Quest

STEM Night
Service Hours Reminder!
March 31st is quickly approaching and that is the last day for you to enter service hours into FACTS.  Each family is required to complete 20 hours of service between April 1 and March 31.  You can check your current service hours at any time on FACTS.

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 SignUp.com for available opportunities. If you are looking for opportunities to work at the auction on March 14, please contact our Auction Chair, Kelly Watters directly at fundraisers@sfayl.org.
Coach Needed

We are currently in need of a coach for 7th and 8th grade Boys Volleyball.

If interested, please contact Mrs. Nieto at Jnieto@sfayl.org.

Academic Decathlon


Attention St.Francis of Assisi students! 

Please Come support our Academic  Decathlon  team Saturday, March 7th at the Santa Margarita High School gym from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm during the Super Quiz competition. All students in attendance will receive free dress on Monday, March 9th! (3-5th grade free dress will be on Tuesday, March 10th due to reconciliation).
Father/Daughter - Mother/Son Tuition Assistance Bowling

Volunteers Needed!
The Tuition Assistance Event Co-Chairs are looking for 2-3 volunteers to shadow them this year during the planning of the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son events. In hopes to take over as Co-Chairs for next years event. This is a great way to get involved, meet new people and get your volunteer hours for the year. 

If you're interested please contact Moni Sledge at msledge@sfayl.org.
Camp Wolfpack


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!

 
Stations of the Cross
FUNDRAISING NEWS
Ice Cream Fridays
Ice cream Fridays are coming to St. Francis.  Ice cream will be sold for $1.00 at recess on minimum day Fridays and at lunch on full day Fridays!  

Proceeds will go towards the Class of 2021 East Coast Study Trip.
1st Grade Service Project

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 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, March 11th we will be serving Togos.

Trimester 3 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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