News & Notes

Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee has been canceled for January 20th.
Monday, January 21st: NO SCHOOL-Professional Development 
Friday, February 1st: 7th/8th grade Dance at St. Theresa (rescheduled from January 18th).

BID 4 THE KIDS SCHOOL AUCTION  will be held on February 2nd 2019!!

DCHS K-7th Cheer and Dance Clinic: January 22nd, in the Dowling Cafeteria starting at 4:00p.  Click here to register.

DCHS 8th Grade Dance Clinic is open to all 8th graders interested in joining the DCHS Dance Team and will be held on February 5th at 5:00p in the Dowling cafeteria.  Click here to register.

2018-19 yearbooks are now available to order! The St. Francis School code is 12546419 and the cost per book is $27.00. Yearbooks will be delivered to school in May.

Please consider sharing candid photos of our students taken at school sponsored events for publication in the yearbook. Send photos to or upload them at and use the activation code SOXMPV.

School Lunch: St. Francis participates in the National School Lunch Program. Free and reduced price meals are available for families who qualify. Information can be found on the school nutrition page of the school website.

SFA Nursery Orientation: The St. Francis Nursery is always welcoming new volunteers. Those interested in helping in the nursery must be in at least 6th grade and attend an orientation. Our next orientation will be held on Sunday, January 20th at 6:30p.  If interested, please sign up here. For more information, contact Rebecca Bahl, nursery coordinator.

SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School 2019: June 24- 28, 2019 from 9a-12p. Registration will take place in March. If you have any questions about VBS, please call the Faith Formation Office at 515-440-1030.

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!