November 13, 2020

No school on Monday, November 16th, it is a teacher professional development day.

Mission Day is Friday, November 20th.  The mission this month is raising money to support the Heifer International Organization.  Heifer International’s goal is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. 

You have the power to give a hungry family the training it takes to feed themselves and their children.  Please bring your donations to school on Friday and help a family in need!  Thank you!

Students are allowed to be out of uniform, provided that they participate in the mission. We ask that the following guidelines be followed on out of uniform days:

·   No baggy, tight, or torn clothing, no sleeveless shirts, or short shorts.

·   No yoga pants, or writing on the backside of pants.

·   Clothing must be appropriate for a Catholic School Setting.

Kindergarten Hearing Screening will be done during school on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th. For more information click on the link http://www.sfawdm.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/New-Parent-Notification.pdf

Home and School meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, November 19th at noon. Please join us all St. Francis parents are welcome.  To join the meeting, please use the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5106609983?pwd=RDdROWJCOWk3a1FLcjc1TUI1cXBYUT09

Here is a link to the agenda for this meeting:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1loIfY4PHRiPyRoMLFE-w83bXCbmAtnS6bl4rtjlYLMg/edit?usp=sharing      We hope to see you there!

Transportation Reimbursement Form: Don’t forget to fill out the form and mail it to your home school district.  Click here to find the address of your district.  Forms are due on December 1st.

November Recess volunteers here is the link to sign up https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdK-cq1p_3xyi2ZrOAXLOm3BvesYqPRiJ7vtiia-2MZGV6kBw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7757

St. Francis of Assisi School uniforms and merchandise make the perfect Christmas present! Please place orders soon – the cut-off for orders is November 18. Also, all orders will be mailed to your home. Questions? Contact terri@imagesolutionsdm.com

Registration for Catholic Youth Camp 2021 opens at noon on Sunday, November 15th. For more information go to www.stmcenter.com

First time CTO donors your donation will be matched.  CTO has been blessed with matching funds for NEW donors to the CTO.  Please consider giving and have your donation have double impact!    www.CTOIowa.org

It’s Christmas Wreath Time!  This year due to Covid19, Troop 888 will be selling our wreaths exclusively online.  This is to protect the scouts as well as our friends and families. When you support us through our fundraisers, you are helping us pay for our summer camps, trailer, and costs to get to camps and volunteer activities. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.  

You can access our Fundraiser page with this link https://giftitforward.com/  

Be sure to enter our Fundraising code of TR888IA001 if you have a favorite scout, you can add their name too.  Items purchased will be sent directly to you, or you can designate another address if purchasing a gift. 

Shipping for online orders begins Thanksgiving week, order by the first week in December to have delivery by Christmas.   Contact Julie Holt at Julieholt@mchsi.com with any questions.