News & Notes

Sunday, January 27th-Friday, February 1st: Catholic Schools Week
Friday, February 1st: 7th/8th grade Dance at St. Theresa – 7p.

Saturday, February 2nd: BID 4 THE KIDS SCHOOL AUCTION 

2019-2020 Tuition Assistance Applications (CTO) are available starting February 1st.  Application deadline is April 5th. Go to use School Code: 450, Password: CTO450 to apply.

Monday, February 4th is the 100TH DAY OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!!!  Congratulations to students, teachers, and parents for 100 GREAT days of teaching, learning, praying and being together as a community! To turn our celebration into something everlasting, we are asking every student to bring 100 coins to the library on the 4th. Your coins will be counted and turned into books we will read and enjoy for many years to come. Practice your counting and get rid of that heavy change by helping the library! Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters…any coin counts! Congratulations and a big THANK YOU from the library!

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.

Wagner Summer Theater Spring Production: A Greatest Showman Revue: March 2nd- May 19th, ages 7-12.  We are looking for aspiring actors, singers, dancers or kids who just love the Greatest Showman! There are opportunities for both experienced performers and those just starting out. Everyone is cast in a role! Rehearsals:

  • Tuesdays: 5:00p-8:00p Waukee Community Center
  • Saturdays: 9a-12p Premier Dance Project Waukee

We are happy to discuss working around sports and dance competition schedules. This is a great way to build confidence and speaking skills.  Click here for more information or contact Lisa Wagner  or 773-263-2007.

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.


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!