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Great Schools Review
Golf and Casino Letter
Tricks, Treats, and Tacos
In-N-Out Coming!
Academic Decathlon
Sports Tournament
Uniform Exchange
Innisbrook Fundraiser
Student Conferences
Top Sales
Mass Opportunity
Trunk or Treat
Caught Being Good
Yearbook Orders
Technology Integration
High School Open House
Lamppost Fundraiser
Digital Community

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2011 Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Casino Night Letter
Golf / Casino

October 21, 2011

6:00 pm- 10:00 pm


On behalf of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our 2011 Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Casino Night, that directly benefits our private, non-profit Catholic school (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight). St. Francis of Assisi is our community's tri-parish school that collaborates with our three local parishes of Saint Martin de Porres, San Antonio de Padua, and Santa Clara de Asis. Our school is fully and solely supported by the parents and individual donors like you.


To view Tony Ward's entire letter, please visit the SFAYL Blog.

Also, to download the registration form, please visit the SFAYL Blog.

St. Francis of Assisi School Newsletter

Home of the Wolves!

October 12, 2011   

Dear St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School families,  


Eighth grade parents, students, and teachers are gearing up for the high school admissions process.  All parents should pay attention to this message even if your child is not in 8th grade.  Selecting a school for your child is a very important decision and the impact of the decision increases at each level, elementary - middle - high school and college.  It is never too early to learn about what options are available and what the best fit is for your child.

To continue reading Principal Waszak's letter, please visit the SFAYL Blog.
Tricks, Treats, and Tacos  

St. Francis of Assisi eighth grade class invites all families to join us for our annual Tricks, Treats and Tacos fundraiser on Thursday, October 27, 2011. Families can enjoy a taco dinner from our new vendor Taqueria De Anda for $8.00. The meal includes two tacos, beans, rice, chips, salsa, and water. Students may come in their costumes and Trick-or Treat at the classrooms. There will games, face painting, and music. Please see the flyer to order your tickets and for more information. We hope to see you all there for a "spooktacular" good time!!! 

In-N-Out is Coming to St. Francis!

Our school is proud to present the In-N-Out Burger Lunch Tour Program. 75% of ticket sales will go towards Academic Decathlon to help with uniforms, equipment, books, activities, etc. The remaining 25% will go to help In-N-Out's charity foundation to assist abused children in need. Your participation in this YUMMY event will help our St. Francis community as well as those in need in our surrounding communities.


The tour bus will be coming November 16th to serve burgers, so buy tickets for you and the whole family to make it a family fun filled day! Tickets are only $4.00 for a burger, soft drink, and chips. Remember there is no hot lunch provided on November 16th - so purchase your burger lunches and view the flyer for more information. Orders are due by November 2nd.

Ice Cream Sales for Academic Decathlon

How would you like to cool off in this heat?

Or even let your taste buds perk up with a treat? 

If you are looking for a way to do both with a smile,

Then an ice cream or two is worthwhile.


There is no reason to not enjoy dessert.

It's like having frozen yogurt.

When you see your friends with ice cream,

Don't sit by and daydream.


You'd think it cost a lot to stay cool.

Whoever told you that is cruel.

A dollar is all you'd need,

For ice cream indeed.


To read the remainder of this poem, please visit the SFAYL Blog.
SFA Sports Tournament

St. Francis of Assisi School is sponsoring a "B" Football Tournament on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23. Eight schools will be participating in our tournament. In order for this to be a successful event, we will need your help collecting money at the entrance gate, helping in the snack bar and working the down marker during the games.


If you are interested in helping with our "B" tournament for your volunteer hours there will be a sign up sheet in the school office starting the first of October. Your student does not need to be playing to help. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Handy.

St. Francis Uniform Exchange

Has your student outgrown their SFA uniform? Are you looking to save some money while they keep hitting that growth spurt? Please join us for a day exchanging uniforms!


On Tuesday, October 18th, please bring in any uniforms you would like to exchange for others. The exchange will happen twice that day, first from 7:30-9:00 A.M., then in the afternoon from 2:00-4:00 P.M. in the St. Clare Center. Consider joining the community and saving some money in the process!

Innisbrook Fundraiser 2011-2012

The Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser begins October 17 and runs through November 1, 2011. Every student will receive flyers and information Monday, October 17th.


There is an array of scrumptious flavors from which to choose such as: Chocolate Chip, Butter Sugar, Oatmeal Raisin or Cranberry, Peanut Butter, and Triple Chocolate Chunk.  You may also find the Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Double Chocolate Chip Brownie and Traditional Pretzel Dough a tempting purchase.


Buy some for the holidays, birthday parties, your students' lunches and as an after school snack. Share this yummy opportunity with your friends and neighbors! Sale ends November 1st.

Student Conferences Reminder

Thursday, October 20, 2011 and Friday, October 21, 2011 are parent/teacher conferences. Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are required to attend.

Innisbrook Gift Wrap Top Sales

Congratulations go Mrs. Casada's Grade 1A class for earning the Top Class Seller Award. They have earned Hank the Hippo for their classroom. Our upper grade top selling class goes to Mrs. Mills' 6B classroom who will have their own Hank the Hippo.


A big round of applause also goes to the top seller in each classroom:


PreK B  Ruth Belinski

PreKC   Aiden Long

KA        Mason Mautino

KB        Lorena Sills

1A        Jake Maricich

1B        Elisa Arroyo

2A        Owen Jarvis

2B        Danielle Huizar

3A        Mason Lopez

3B        Anastacia Yolo

4A        Sohphia Degrassi

4B        Allison Swaving

5A        Madison Bustamante

5B        Brandon Leo

6A        Alyssa Jones

6B        Jasmine Moallem

7A        Emily Gibson

7B        Jessica Jimenez

8A        Alexandra Goodkind

 8B       Kelly Gogarty


Thank you to every family for their support for this important fundraiser.

St. Francis Mass Opportunity  

St. Francis is in need of some helping hands at the school masses. If you are interested in helping, please consider being a sacristan for our school. This would not only entail set up before mass, but also appropriate clean up after mass in the sacristy. Even volunteering for one mass would be helpful if you cannot commit to once a month.  

Trunk or Treat 2011 

All St. Francis families are invited to attend Trunk or Treat at Santa Clara de Asis Parish on Saturday, October 22nd. From 6:30-9:00 p.m. treats will be passed out from decorated 'themed' trunks. This event provides a safe family environment for trick-or-treaters. Come in costume and go trick or treating from trunk to trunk!


If you would like to decorate the trunk of your car to help with this fun event, please contact Eloise De Santos at For more information, please see the flyer on the St. Francis website. This Halloween event is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Caught Being Good  

For the fourth year at St. Francis, we are recognizing good student behavior through the Caught Being Good program. Modeling Christ-like behavior, helping another student, or simply being good gives students the opportunity to receive a Caught Being Good ticket. Teachers and administration may "catch" students being good, and students submit their tickets to be drawn at random and recognized with a prize and their names over the announcements.


Congratulations to last week's winners:

Kailee Avina

Sheila Martins

Alexis Medina   

Ryan Mescher

Emma Silva

Nicholas Winders

Order Your 2012 Full Color Yearbook Today
Yearbook orders may be placed for the 2012 full color yearbook starting now until November 1, 2011. Please visit the website for more information and to order on line, or the attached flyer to order through the school office. Reserve a yearbook today to treasure your favorite memories tomorrow.
Technology Integration at St. Francis of Assisi School

Last week, the St. Francis teachers learned how to harness the power of the wikipedia in their classrooms. Seventh grade teacher Mr. Fernando led this training with teachers representing multiple grade levels. Click to read what was covered on the St. Francis blog!

Catholic High School Open House Dates

Cornelia Connelly

Tuesday, November 15, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Sunday, December 4, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Sunday, November 20, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm



Sunday, December 4, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Mater Dei

Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 10, 7:00 pm


Santa Margarita

Sunday, October 16, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm



Thursday, November 3, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, January 19, 6:00 - 8:00 pm


Please confirm dates and times by visiting the high school websites.

Santa Clara Lamppost Pizza Fundraiser

Please consider taking a day off from cooking to visit Lamppost Pizza in Yorba Linda.  Lamppost will donate 25% of the cost of your order to Santa Clara de Asis Parish.  Please see the flyer for more details.   

Adding to the Digital Community

If you have something you would like to see posted in our weekly St. Francis eNewsletter, on the St. Francis blog, or an update for our website, please send all information to Jackie Gillespie at

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.





Tom Waszak




St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School