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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
Tyler
3A
George
KA
Harry
KA
Kellen
3B
April 3, 2019
Dear St. Francis of Assisi School Parents and Guardians,

In January 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics put out a report, "STEM Occupations: Past, Present, and Future." In this report, they look at historical trends in employment and then forecast potential employment growth over the next five years to 2024.  Some interesting statistics shared in this report:
  • 8.6 million STEM jobs in 2015 represented 6.2% of U.S. employment
  • National average wage for STEM occupations - $87,570 - nearly double the national average
  • Mathematical science occupations group is projected to grow the fastest up 28.2% through 2024, e.g. statisticians and mathematicians
  • 1 million job openings in computer occupations are projected through 2024
Last week, we hosted our First Annual Family STEM Night. Our hope was to give families a free night out together to play with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math on our St. Francis of Assisi School campus.  We wanted to showcase the opportunities our students have from Pre-K through Eighth grade, aimed at setting them up with a foundation for success. Over 220 students attended with their parents, as they took their passports from station to station and completed activities with our very own SFA teachers from all grade levels.  

I believe it is important to highlight the excellent education and foundational preparation your students are receiving here in Science. In the lower grades, Mrs. Maffia brings Science to life with her passion and preparation.  Students have opportunities to engage in the scientific process and then record data, observations and assessments in their "scientific journals." Students work in teams to problem solve scientific mysteries and explore rationale for testing theories and hypothesis.  In the upper grades, Mr. Mandry has opened the doors of opportunity for our middle school students, preparing them for the rigors and depth of high school science. The scientific method becomes more intensive and Mr. Mandry offers exploration through dissection, engineering, experimentation, and rich class discussion.  Whether our students attend public or private high school, they have proper training and foundational knowledge to dive deeper into Biology, Life Science, or Chemistry. Our SFA students are already beginning the preparation they need for future success in STEM careers.

Creating Curiosity,

Jeannette Lambert
Principal
SCHOOL NEWS
SFA DINE OUT NIGHT!
Don't forget that tomorrow night is our Dine Out fundraiser at Craftsman Wood Fired Pizza! Plan a dinner out for your family and support SFA at the same time.  The proceeds from this event will benefit the Father Seamus Tuition Assistance Fund.

General Parent Meeting
Mark your calendar for the final General Parent Meeting of the year, Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 pm.  

Babysitting will be provided.
2019 - 2020 Registration
2019 - 2020 Tuition and Fees will be announced on Tuesday April 16, at the General Parent Meeting. Registration information will be sent home via email to all Preschool - 7th Grade families at the close of the General Parent Meeting. Online Registration will be available from April 17 at 8:00 am and closes on May 5 at midnight. Registration and class fees will be due either May 5 if paid by cash or check or May 17 if paid via FACTS. Those not registered by the deadline of May 5 may be subject to loss of continuing enrollment for the 2019 - 2020 school year.
Safety Concern
Please make sure your child(ren) stay ON the asphalt path leading down to the church.  There are snakes that lurk in the bushes.
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.
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
April 2019 - The Month of the Holy Eucharist

During the final weeks of Lent this month, let's try to receive the Holy Eucharist as frequently as possible!


Little Lambs: Early Childhood Education


Monday, April 8
Yellow Day - Students Wear Yellow
Friday, April 12
Early dismissal 11:30 am - 11:50 am

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
**DONATIONS NEEDED**

We need families to donate  pogo sticks, stilts or any balance equipment for Jump Rope for Heart.  Please email Mrs. Nieto to donate jnieto@sfayl.org.


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 10, we will be serving Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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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