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2019 - 2020 
School Year
Important Dates
Sep 11 School Picture Day
Sep 19
General Parent Meeting
Oct 18
Fall Fest Fundraiser
Oct 18
No School Preschool/PreK 
- Staff Inservice
Oct 23
Tricks, Treats & Tacos
Nov 21
No School Parent/Teacher 
Nov 22
No School Parent/Teacher 
25 - 29
Thanksgiving Break
Dec 23 - 
Jan 3
Christmas Break
Jan 20
No School
MLK Jr. Day
Jan 26
Open House
Feb 17
No School
President's Day
Feb 21
No School
Religious Ed Congress
Mar 13
No School
Spring Conferences
Mar 19
STEM Night
Mar 23
No School
Faculty Retreat
Apr 9
Apr 17
Easter Break
Apr 25
May 2
8th Grade East Coast Study Trip
May 25
No School
Memorial Day
May 29
No School -
8th Grade Graduation
Jun 5 Last Day of School Preschool/PreK
Jun 12 Last Day of School K - 7

Caught Being Good
Sophia P.
Collin C.
September 4, 2019
Thank you to all the parents who have come out for our Back To School Nights!  The feedback has been very positive and affirming for our faculty and staff. We look forward to two more evenings with our K-5 parents!

Last year, we intentionally focused on supporting our families through family faith events and guest speakers for parents.  This year, we are building up the faith foundation of our families in our policies, practices, and events throughout the year.  Martin Luther King, Jr. reminds us, "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." This holiday season, we are taking a step in faith!  

I am excited to announce that this year we will have an all-school K-8 Christmas Program at Servite High School.  We have received parent feedback for years requesting a one-night Christmas show to accommodate our working parents. I am pleased to share that Mrs. Laura K. Lodin and Mr. Eric Walswick will be directing our Christmas event.  We look forward to celebrating the Season of Advent together as a whole school community. Please mark your calendars on December 11 for this special night. I will share more details at the September 19th General Parent Meeting.

Bells will be ringing,

Jeannette Lambert
Back to School Night Information
Wednesday, September 4 - 3rd, 4th, 5th
6:00 - 6:20       Meet in Fr. Seamus Glynn Center
6:25 - 6:55       1st presentation in classrooms (3rd, 4th, 5th)
7:00 - 7:30       2nd presentation in classrooms (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Thursday, September 5 - K, 1st, 2nd
6:00 - 6:20      Meet in Fr. Seamus Glynn Center
6:25 - 6:55      K/1st go to classrooms
6:25 - 6:45      2nd grade in Fr. Seamus Glynn Center with                             DRE's
6:50 - 7:20      2nd grade in Fr. Seamus Glynn Center with                             teachers
General Parent Meeting
Our first General Parent Meeting of the 2019/2020 school year will be on Thursday, September 19th.  Each family attending will be given free dress for their child(ren) the following day as well as entered into a raffle for a pair of Fall Fest tickets and a $50 Vicki Marsha giftcard.

Donation based childcare will be available through our 8th grade students for children preschool - 6th grade.
Volunteer Information
Don't delay, sign up today! The link for Volunteer Opportunities for the 2019 - 2020 school year is now live on the  SFA website (under Support SFA /Volunteer).  It includes all of the school wide volunteer positions available for the coming school year.  Get a jump start on those service hours and register today for the opportunity that works for you! When the time is right, you will be contacted by the event chairperson to schedule your shifts. Please take a moment to check it out and sign up today! 

Key positions taking place early in the school year and requiring attention include:  Fall fundraiser and Fall Fest volunteers. Have questions or want to discuss the opportunities in more detail, please reach out to  Moni Sledge for assistance.
Every SFA family is required to complete twenty (20) Volunteer Service Hours each year. Volunteer Service Hours began accumulating on April 1 for the 2019 - 2020 school year.
On-Site Volunteer Fingerprinting September 18
Volunteer Fingerprinting
SFA Innovation Center/Library
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
As a service to our parent/guardian volunteers, we are offering  fingerprinting  services here at St. Francis School on  September 18 between the hours of 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  The cost of the service is $65.00 paid by cash or credit card at time of  fingerprinting as well as a photo ID such as a State issued driver's license.  Fee is paid directly to Certix.  

Please stop by the school office no later than  Friday, September 13 to pick up an  Applicant Information Form or download and print. This form needs to be submitted to the office no later than  Monday, September 16 by 4:00 pm in order for you to be entered in the database for the onsite  fingerprinting
Volunteer Requirements:
All Diocesan volunteers and employees, school and parish, age 18 and above, working in any capacity with minors, children under the age of 18, must obtain criminal background screening ( fingerprinting), safe environment training (which includes acknowledgement of the the Diocesan Policy Against Sexual Misconduct Code of Conduct).  For the safety of our students, you may not volunteer until you have completed these important requirements.
Fingerprinting can take one to two weeks to clear and be entered in the school database.  
If you are interested in chaperoning activities as an authorized driver, please see the additional requirements available in the school office. 

Please contact Cheryl Driscol with any questions.
Morning Drop Off
Tips from SFA Carline Chair

Safety is our #1 priority for our SFA families.

Please keep the following in mind....
  • Carline begins at 7:35 a.m. and concludes at 8 a.m.
  • Drivers do not exit vehicle when dropping off.
  • Please do not open trunk during carline.
  • Please drive cars all the way forward. Do not stop early.
  • Do not back-out of parking spaces during carline.
  • No U-turns by school entrance
  • Park vehicles down the hill from school or at Eastside Park at top of hill. 
  • No morning parking at Santa Clara.
Family cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Susan Katsaros
Carline Chair
Spirit Wear Orders
We are re-launching Spirit Wear ordering which can be worn on Fridays throughout the school year.  While the Spirit Wear website is being built for our families, a paper order form will be used for the 1 st Trimester. Orders due by September 16th!
Fall Athletics Parent Meeting
Wednesday, September 11th at  4:15 pm in the Father Seamus Glynn Center.

Packets went home with athletes this week.   Please bring all paperwork and fees to the meeting.  
Fall Athletics Remind App
All Communication (practice changes and cancellations) will be sent through the Remind app.
  1. Download App on phone
  2. Create a free account
  3. Click on + join a class
  4. Class code for St. Francis Athletics: @284g2h7
After School Enrichment Classes - 1st Trimester
After School Enrichment courses at St. Francis of Assisi School will be offered three times throughout the year in 8-10 week sessions.

Session One will run 10 weeks beginning the week of September 14 and conclude the week of November 15.

Hard copies of the flyers for each class were sent home last week in the Thursday Folders.  Additional copies can be obtained in the front office or online.

Monday Art (clay and painting)
Tuesday Guitar/Ukulele
Wednesday Show Choir
Thursday Lego
Friday Guitar/Ukulele
Soccer Shots

**Robotics flyers will be going home next week, with classes starting in October.  This will be available to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.
Fall Fest - Save the Date

It's time to start planning our annual Fall Fest Fundraiser! This is a fun night of community, food, games and excitement. If you would like to be part of the planning committee, please contact Moni Sledge at .

If you are interested in volunteering for the event please sign up here.
Fall Fest Donations Needed
The Fall Fest committee is seeking the following donations:
  • clear plastic cocktail cups
  • Tito's Vodka
  • Jameson Whiskey
  • Wine (red and white)
  • 8 oz water bottles
  • cans of coke, diet coke, club soda, sprite and 7up
These donations can be dropped off in the office attn: Annie Grand.
All School Christmas Program

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Scooter's Italian Ice

Please join us for a cold treat! All proceeds from this event will go towards our School Mass pianist.  Thank you for your support.  Order forms can be downloaded and turned into the office or your homeroom teacher.
Fall Fundraiser

This week kicks off the Annual Fall Fundraiser! We will be selling Mrs. Fields Cookies and Yankee Candles.  Packets went home today.  For those families who need additional packets please see Cheryl in the front office.  If you have any questions, contact the Fall Fundraiser Chair, Danielle Hill at 714-322-6979.
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, September 11, we will be serving Panda Express.  

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 , you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, 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.
San Antonio Fiesta

San Antonio Fiesta Online Store is Now Open!

You are able to:
  • Purchase Ride Tickets in advance at a discounted rate!
  • Purchase FOOD or GAME Tickets
  • Purchase Fiesta T-Shirts, Polos, Caps, and Aprons!
  • Become a Fiesta Sponsor!
If you are interested in volunteering at the SFA booth you may sign up here.
St. Martin de Porres Oktoberfest
St. Francis School needs families for our St. Martin de Porres Oktoberfest booth the weekend of September 27, 28 and 29.  St. Francis will be manning the Duck Pond game booth.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our school to support one of our founding parishes and acquaint all St. Martin de Porres parishioners with our school community.  Your volunteer hours in our St. Francis game booth will be credited to your volunteer hour commitment to our school.  8th graders can also earn service hours by working in this booth!

Please sign up for a shift here.

Santa Clara de Asis - Children's Faith Formation
Volunteers Needed!
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5330 Eastside Circle
Yorba Linda, CA 92887