News & Notes

Friday, August 24th: 7th/8th Grade Dance @ Holy Family 7p. Please click here to read about appropriate dress code attire, found at the bottom of the page.
Monday, September 3rd: Labor Day, NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 4th: Spirit Wear Day.  St. Francis of Assisi or DCHS spirit shirt can be worn with uniform pants.

Volleyball Parochial Night at DCHS: Tuesday, September 18th.  Be at DCHS by 6:45pm to be recognized before the varsity game,  or come early to watch the freshman, sophomore and JV matches! Freshmen play at 4:45pm, Soph/JV play at 5:45, and Varsity plays at 7:30PM.

Girls on the Run (Grades 3-5) is an after school program like no other! On Mondays and Wednesdays right after school until 4:45 for 10 weeks, girls will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels and learn important life skills. Lessons will take place at St Francis School and on the track. Trained and caring coaches lead girls through interactive lessons and running activities. The season ends with a noncompetitive 5K event on Sunday, November 11th at Water Works Park in Des Moines. Register here.

The Connection Café is a free lunch program that serves the homeless and low income community downtown.

  • On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, a group from St. Francis of Assisi Church, serves a warm meal and brings supplies to the Connection Café.
  • Each month, an email is sent out requesting help.  Students can receive service hours by baking cookies, making the main dish, bagging trail mix, or laundry detergent.

Contact Stacey Dorsey to be added to the e-mail distribution list.

Donate unused hotel toiletries (mini shampoos, soap, lotion, toothpaste, etc.) to either of the GREEN bins outside the school office or in the Gathering Space by the Church.  Thanks again for all of your generous donations! St Francis truly makes a difference in our community!