News & Notes

Dowling Catholic’s Annual Open House for Prospective Students-Sunday, November 4th 11a-2p: Families will tour the school, meet the teachers, moderators, and coaches and learn about tuition assistance. There are prizes to win and games to play! It’s a fun day for the whole family!


DCHS Middle School Weight Training. Click here to sign up.

Dowling Catholic Mat Club practice for grades K-6 will be held on Tuesdays/Thursdays.  Beginner practice (less than 2 years experience) starts November 6th from 6:45-7:45. Advanced practice started October 23rd from 5:30-6:45. Registration fee is $100.

Non-public transportation reimbursement forms are due by Dec 1. Parents, if you live 2 miles or more from St. Francis, please complete the form and submit to the school district in which you reside. This is done twice a year.  If you have questions regarding your reimbursement, please contact your resident school district.

Tickets for the SFA Bid 4 the Kids Auction are on sale Now!  Use code EARLYBIRD to take $20 off a couple ticket and $10 off an individual ticket now through Friday, November 30th. Visit

Click HERE to donate or sponsor this year’s event.

Check your child’s take-home folders on Monday for information on our FREE TUITION RAFFLE!

Join us at Boxwoods for a private shopping event on Wednesday, November 14th, from 5-8pm. Wine & light refreshments will be served and 15% of the proceeds will be donated back to our school! Please RSVP here!

SFA Bid 4 the Kids Class Gift Coordinators: We are in need of representatives to help coordinate class gifts for the auction on February 2, 2019. Please contact Sara Tamisiea. We are in need of gift coordinators for 3, 7 & 8th. Thank you!

Home and School Executive Committee: Finance Position Needed.
This person will be responsible for yearly budget development and tracking budget to date. Executive Committee meets the Thursday before the Monthly Home and School meeting from 8:30-9:30. Any questions or interest please contact Rick Kallimeier.

SCRIP CLIPS: We will be selling after weekend masses. For order forms or to learn more about Scrip, click on the links below:

  • What is Scrip?
  • Scrip Agreement: Please complete the form and return to the office with your first order.
  • Order Form: Submit your order and check (payable to SFA Home and School) with your child by Monday at 10am for Friday delivery.
  • Check for additional retailers and larger denominations available for on-line purchase.

Contact Chris Pierson if you have any questions or would like help in setting up an on-line account.


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!