News & Notes

Friday, February 8th: 7th/8th Grade Dance @ Sacred Heart 7p
Parent Teacher Conferences:

  • Monday, February 11th and Tuesday, February 12th from 4:30p-7:30p
  • Thursday, February 14th from 8:30a-12:30p NO SCHOOL

Friday, February 15th and Monday, February 18th: NO SCHOOL

DCHS Winter Baseball Clinic will be held on March 2nd in Dowling’s main gym.

  • 3rd – 5th Grade: 9a-11a
  • 6th – 8th Grade: 11:30a-1:30p

Cost is $45.00 and includes a t-shirt.  Click here to sign up.

DCHS Spring Volleyball Clinic will be held March 31st – April 28th in Dowling’s main gym

  • 3rd – 5th Grade: 5p-6:30p
  • 6th – 8th Grade: 6:30p-8p

Cost is $60.  Click here to sign up.

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.

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! Registration Deadline: February 15th. Rehearsals:

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

Please note: Your child would not be at the rehearsals the entire time on either of these days. Once cast, we expect 1-2 hours on Tuesdays and 45 minutes on Saturdays. 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!