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Beginning a Year
Back to School Night
Love God, Love...
Innisbrook
Parent Meeting
Golf / Casino Night
Parent Volunteers
ITBS Testing
School Pictures
Spanish is Coming
Sports Update


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Golf / Casino
As you all know the first major event of the year is our own Annual Golf Tournament, this year we have added a twist!  The event will consist of a Golf Tournament by day and Casino Night, Awards and Dinner in the evening.   We are all very excited for the event and we believe that everyone will have a fantastic time.  The Golf Tournament will take place at Black Gold Golf Course on Friday October 21st at 1:00 and then be followed by the Casino Night, Awards and Dinner in the same location.

To download the registration form, please visit the SFAYL Blog.

Newsletter for the Week of August 31st

Dear St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School families,  

 

 

Welcome to the new look of the St. Francis e-newsletter.  The weekly newsletter will be emailed to all St. Francis families on Wednesdays.  Our goal is to use the newsletter to inform the school community about school news and activities taking place at St. Francis.  Another new addition is the St. Francis of Assisi School blog.  Our blog will be filled with stories about academic and extra-curricular activities as well as interesting and exciting news about students and staff.  Check the St. Francis of Assisi blog regularly to find out about the amazing, interesting, and fun things going on at St. Francis of Assisi School.  Also, you will be able to stay in touch by "liking" our new St. Francis Facebook below.   

 

 

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Beginning a Year- A Letter by Tom Waszak, Principal

Thank you parents and students for a great opening of school!  It is a challenge remembering everyone's name but I was energized by all the smiling faces!  

 

Thank you Fr. Sy, Fr. Mike, and Fr. Seamus for joining me as we welcomed students and parents return to school on Monday morning.  In particular, I would like to thank Fr. Sy for preparing an excellent homily.  Fr. Sy shared a wonderful message with the students about having the courage to do the right thing and expecting others to do the same.   

 

To read more of this letter, please visit the SFAYL Blog.

 

Back To School Night Is Coming!

 

Parents, we look forward to meeting you at St. Francis of Assisi's annual Back to School Night.  This is a great opportunity to meet your child's teacher(s) and hear about their goals and expectation for the year.  Back to School Night meetings are held on the following evenings:

 

Tuesday September 6      

6:00pm - 6:45pm     Back to School Night for Kindergarten

6:45pm - 7:30pm     Back to School Night for 7th grade

7:30pm - 8:15pm     Back to School Night for 8th grade

 Note: Back to school night is for parents/guardians 

 

To view the entire "Back to School Night" schedule, please visit the SFAYL Blog.

 

Love God, Love Your Friends, and Have Courage
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School is off to a wonderful new year! After being welcomed into their classrooms, students had the opportunity to watch the morning prayers and announcements being broadcast through the televisions and SMART Boards across campus. This is an old tradition that has been brought back this year much to the delight of our not so camera shy student council.

To read the rest of this letter, visit the SFAYL Blog.
Innisbrook Fundraiser

 

Dear St. Francis of Assisi Parents,

 

With your help, we are looking forward to another successful INNISBROOK fundraising campaign. St. Francis will receive 50% profit from gift wrap orders, 45% profit from all other products and 40% from all Innisbrook.com Internet orders.

 

To learn more, please visit the SFAYL Blog.
General Parent Meeting

Hold this date!  Please plan on attending the opening General Parent Meeting on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm.  The meeting will take place in the St. Clare Center   Coffee will be available at 6:30 pm so come early and get reacquainted with old friends.


Golf Tournament / Casino Night


As you all know the first major event of the year is our own Annual Golf Tournament, this year we have added a twisGolf / Casinot!  The event will consist of a Golf Tournament by day and Casino Night, Awards and Dinner in the evening.   We are all very excited for the event and we believe that everyone will have a fantastic time.  The Golf Tournament will take place at Black Gold Golf Course on Friday October 21st at 1:00 and then be followed by the Casino Night, Awards and Dinner in the same location.

To download the registration form, please visit the SFAYL Blog.
Parent Volunteer Meeting

Meeting for parent volunteers (St. Clare Center) at 8:30 am - 9:30 am on Wednesday, September 7.


ITBS Testing

 

Saint Francis of Assisi School will take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills from Monday, September 26, 2011 to Monday, October 32011. All students in the Diocese of Orange will be taking these tests as one diagnostic tool to help design direct instruction to meet the needs of all of our students. 

 

For details, please visit the SFAYL Blog.
School Pictures

School Pictures will be taken Thursday, September 8, 2011 in the St. Clare Center by Cantrell Photography. All students will be wearing their school uniforms for pictures. Please look at the packet choices for purchase sent home the first day of school to make your choice prior to picture day.


Fee Based After School Spanish is Coming to SFA

 

Join our after school enrichment Spanish classes at St. Francis of Assisi School. Sra. Coulson, our 7th and 8th grade Spanish teacher, will be conducting the after school program for 16 weeks every Tuesday from 2:50-3:50 on campus. 

 

For details, please visit the SFAYL Blog.
Sports Update
 

Volleyball and football tryouts for the 2011-2012 school year are going well. Teams will be decided by Thursday, September 1st and practices will start next week (9/5-9/9). All players will receive a practice schedule. Both the football and volleyball season with begin the week of September 21st. 


For more information, please visit the SFAYL Blog.
Thank you for taking the time to view this email. I hope you have a wonderful day, and I look forward to meeting you in person.

 

Sincerely,

 

  

Tom Waszak

 

Principal

 

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School