April 9, 2021

Teacher Professional Day – no school on Monday, April 12th.

Spirit Wear is Tuesday, April 13th, St. Francis of Assisi or DCHS spirit shirt can be worn with uniform pants.

Preschool enrollment click here for more information.

Knight of Columbus Scholarship click here for more information.

JA Bix Town Summer Camp for more information click here.

April Recess volunteers click here for the link to sign up.

Summer learning opportunities for kids click here.

Home & School April meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, April 15th at noon. All SFA parents are invited to attend. To access the meeting, please use this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82658998194?pwd=Uy9BL1h2NVErc2hIaGtqQ0w2aWp1dz09.   The meeting ID is 826 5899 8194, and the Passcode is icS3Jv. This is a link to the agenda:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5106609983?pwd=RDdROWJCOWk3a1FLcjc1TUI1cXBYUT09. We hope to see you there!

SFA parish news – Small group leaders needed! St Francis parish is hosting a 33-Day Consecration to St. Joseph, June 7-July 10, 2021. We would love to organize several small groups to help our parish family dig deeper into the study as well as build community. If you are interested in becoming a small group leader or organizing your own small group, please contact Jill Klubek Alonzo at jalonzo@saintfrancischurch.org.  Pope Francis declared this the year of St. Joseph and we he hope to help as many as possible grow closer to Jesus through our Spiritual Father.  

SFA Family Faith Formation Your family is invited to participate in Liturgy of the Light in the church on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM.  The Liturgy of the Light is a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) celebration that parallels the Easter Vigil in an abbreviated format, which makes it more family-friendly, especially for those with young children.  The evening will begin in darkness, include a procession joyfully celebrating the return of Alleluia, and conclude with everyone setting the church aglow using individual candles to remind us of Christ’s conquest over death and darkness.  It is a beautiful celebration!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  We will see you next Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 PM in the church!     

Join us for Vacation Bible School this summer! Click here for more information. Register here.

2020-2021 St. Francis of Assisi Yearbook order deadline is swiftly approaching.  Please order by May 1, 2021.  Use this link to order your child’s yearbook.  The St. Francis code is 12546421, and the cost for each book is $27.00. There is still time to send in candid photos of your children doing anything school related!  Please email photos to yearbook@saintfrancisschool.org.  Thank you!

Scout Troop 888 information on joining and upcoming events click here.

Catholic Summer Youth Camp for more information click here.

Catholic Football League – Registration for the 2021 Catholic Football League is now open at www.dmcatholicfootball.com! The CFL is open to ALL kids 1st-7th grade. For questions or additional information please email gdmcflboard@gmail.com

Dowling Catholic Summer Camps/Clinics to register click here, please note that our youth boys’ basketball and youth wrestling camp have not yet been posted. Look for these to be out there mid-April.

Summer Camps – Wagner Summer Theater 2021 Summer Camps announced and registration is now open.  Camps this year are Sports Broadcasting with the Iowa Cubs, Theatre in the Park and Mary Poppins Musical Theatre Summer Camp. 

Des Moines Parents – NPT Online Registration form on the Des Moines Public Schools website (click here for directions). The NPT Spring due date is Saturday, May 1st, 2021 at midnight.