News & Notes

UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday, April 22nd: Easter Monday-NO SCHOOL

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Lunch auto debit: The next auto debit is scheduled for June 7th. This will be the final auto debit of the school year. The amount debited on June 7th will be the amount owed in your lunch account on the last day of school. If there is a credit in your account it will carry over to next year.

2019-2020 School Supply Order is now available.  Click here (enter school code STF024) to purchase or for more detailed information. Be sure to order supplies for the grade your student will be 2019-2020 school year.

Pre ordering school supplies is being offered for the convenience of St. Francis parents. It is not a fundraiser for the school. All boxes will be delivered to St. Francis and available for pick up on meet August 22nd  (teacher/supply drop off day).  Boxes will be individually labeled for each student. As a reminder, please bring your empty boxes home with you to recycle. An email confirmation will be sent with every order as a receipt. Please be aware that if you did not receive an email confirmation, your order was not placed.

If interested in using this service, please place your order as soon as possible. The ordering deadline is June 7th. No extra orders are placed. If you wish to shop on your own, you can find a printable list here. Please contact Michelle Rice, parent volunteer, with any questions.

8th Grade Graduation Dance: Saturday, May 18  from 7p-9p at St. Theresa’s

6th/7th Grade Dance: Friday, May 24 from 7p-9p at St. Theresa’s

ICubs School Fundraiser: Sunday, May 19th. The Iowa Cubs would like to invite the Saint Francis community for a fun filled day at the field as they take on the New Orleans Babycakes at 1:08p!  This outing will be a fun opportunity to gather together and enjoy America’s favorite past time as we wrap up our school year. Please join us in a reserved section of seats for a day of family, friends, and baseball! Proceeds from our ticket sales will go back to the school! Click on the link above for tickets.

Ball Boys/Girls Needed for DCHS Varsity Soccer Games! Service hours available, most games last around 2 hours.

DCHS Girls Swimming & Diving Team Incoming Freshmen and New to the Team Information Meeting: Thursday, April 25 at 6pm in the DCHS media center.

MAY 1st DEADLINE!!! Non-public transportation reimbursement forms are due by May 1st. 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.

OPPORTUNITIES AND SIGN UPS
Summer Tutoring Opportunity

Catholic Football League Registration Now Open!

  • 1st – 5th graders will play flag or transitional flag again this Fall
  • 6th and 7th grade teams will play tackle within the Mid Iowa Youth Football League.

5TH Grade Parent Informational Meeting about the final transition from Flag to Tackle within the CFL will be held on Sunday April 28th at 6pm in the Dowling cafeteria. Contact Andy Jepson with any questions.

Dowling Catholic Summer Athletic Camps: Click on the link for a variety of opportunities.

DCHS Summer Boys Basketball League.  Click here to sign up.

Drake Bulldog Girls Basketball Camps

Drake Football Youth Camps

Wagner Summer Theater Summer Camps:
June 10th: MUSIC CAMP: Popstar and Rockstar camp ages 6-9
June 17th: FILM CAMPS: Stunts and Runts Action movie Camp ages 7-11 and Lights! Camera! Awesome! Camp ages 12-18
June 24th: THEATER CAMP: Rise Up Hamilton Camp! Learn hip hop/ break dancing and spoken word! ages 7-18.
July 8th: MUSIC CAMP: Blues to Beatles Guitar Camp for beginners and Intermediate. incoming 7th grade through 12th grade
July 15th BROADCASTING CAMP: Batter UP! Sports Broadcasting camp in conjunction with KCCI and the Iowa Cubs incoming 5th through 12 grade

Click here to register. Contact Lisa Zavala with any questions.

Informational Girl Scout Meeting – Thursday, May 9th.


FAITH & OUTREACH
First Communion Attire Donations: Each year we collect gently-used First Communion attire to offer to families who cannot afford to purchase something special for their child. If you would like to donate to the cause, please bring any clean First Communion dress, boy’s suit or dress shoes to the RE or Parish Office. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

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!