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January 29, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians of St. Francis of Assisi School,

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work." - Colin Powell

We are more than halfway through Catholic Schools Week and what a celebration it has been!  Open House was a big success highlighting the great work happening in our classrooms campus wide.  New families joined us for tours led by our students, alumni, and volunteer parent guides. My joys for this week have been seeing so many parents and grandparents visiting our campus either for breakfast on Tuesday or family lunch today.  At the heart of our work is our family.

Families share meals together.  Dinner tables invite conversation.  A warm meal with loved ones opens hearts.  My heart is grateful that parents continue to inquire about the Dare to Dream event tomorrow night.  This is my invitation to our families to come to the table, enjoy some appetizing treats, share a beverage, and bring an open heart to discuss how we will move forward with growing our school campus.  I believe this St. Francis of Assisi School is your children's educational home and where our heart beats the strongest is our Fr. Seamus Glynn Center, where we gather for all occasions.    

Fifteen years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Assisi on the feast day of St. Francis.  This is a rural town located in the hills of Umbria. When I visited, I imagined families gathering in their backyards at table, enjoying rustic italian fare prepared from the surrounding farmland.  My dream for tomorrow night is to bring the rustic feel of Assisi to our campus. That under the stars, we may relax together, allow ourselves to create a vision, and begin to plan for the dreams of our children.  Please know that all adults are welcome to attend from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Non vedo l'ora di vederti domani.

Grazie,

Jeannette Lambert
Principal
SCHOOL NEWS
Dare to Dream
Coronavirus
Please read information on the Corona Virus from  Orange County Department of Education.  Please also read their  s uggested health practices to keep our children healthy.  At St. Francis of Assisi School, we ask you to honor our policies to keep students healthy:
  1. Your child must be fever free for 24 hours to attend school.
  2. Your child must stay home at least 24 hours after vomiting.
  3. If your child has green mucus either nasally or orally, please keep them home.
We are taking extra precautions and cleaning desks and bathrooms with antibacterial products to ensure the well-being of our students.
Open House

SFA Spirit Committee Co-Chairs Michelle Leo and Theresa Bass would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our Spirit Committee Volunteers (Mrs. Sciabica, Mrs.Rulan, Mrs. Mendoza, Mrs. Rosas, Mr. Bacolod, Mr. Ayala, Mr. & Mrs. Kovats, Mrs. Fucinari, Mr. Carlos, Mrs. Raypon, Mrs. Graves, Mrs. Tetreault, Mrs. Arenas, Mrs. Morris and many others) for an amazing job at Open House.  We couldn't have done it with out your help and dedication to our Students and School.  SFA Spirit Committee would also like to thank all our generous families for their food donations to make our Open House a success.
Catholic Schools Week 2020
Candy Grams
Re-Enrollment/Registration for 2020 - 2021 School Year
Re-enrollment (Registration) information has been sent home via email to all current Preschool - 7th Grade Families. The new process is going very smooth and we are happy to report many families have reenrolled prior to the deadline!   Online re-enrollment is open until January 31, 2020 at midnight. A $75 "Hold Fee" is due at time of re-enrollment, payable online, to hold your child's spot for the 2020/2021 School Year. The balance of the enrollment fee ($400) will be due either by check or credit card no later than March 10, 2020 or otherwise will be rolled into your FACTS Payment Plan. Those not confirmed with the $75 "Hold Fee" by the January 31 deadline may be subject to loss of continuing enrollment for the 2020/2021 school year.  2020/2021 Tuition and Fees will be announced mid-February.
Sibling Applications
We are extending the original deadline of January 17th for all current families wishing to enroll a sibling (a student not currently attending St. Francis School) to this Friday, January 24, 2020 at Noon. This will be the final opportunity to submit an online application as we will be offering remaining spots to those on our waitlist and visiting families from Open House.
Beauty & the Beast Tickets
Tickets for Beauty & the Beast went on sale Friday, January 24th, get your tickets today! Tickets can be purchased here.

If you experience any problems or have general ticketing questions, please call Admit One Productions at the E-Ticket Customer Support Line during business hours (M-F 7:00 am to 5:00 pm PST) at  (714) 442-3874
 
Thank you for your continued commitment to SFA! 
Coffee with the Counselor
SFA Spirit Wear Store

Our SFA Spirit Wear store has officially launched. Visit our store today and place your orders.  New items are available now!
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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
Save the Date - Auction Gala


1st Grade Service Project

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. This would be in hopes that the volunteers would then 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 Annie Grand at fundraisers@sfayl.org
Box Tops
Get your box tops turned in by next Friday, February 7th. 
Contact Jolene at  jolenetuz@yahoo.com with any questions. 

DC Shoe Drive
The last day to turn in used shoes will be Friday, January 31st! The 8th graders only need 100 more pairs to pairs to meet their goal! Let's help push them over.
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 2.  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, February 5th will be serving Lampost Pizza.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream....... for $1 on Wednesday during DC Dining.

Trimester 2 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.
COMMUNITY NEWS
Anaheim Ducks

Catholic Night at the Honda Center

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