December 11, 2020

Mission Wear is December 18th. We will be collecting toiletry items for Connection Cafe and WDM Human Services click here for more information. On this day 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.

Festive Dress Up Week – The Student Ambassadors are putting on a Festive Dress Up Week December 14th – 18th AND a Festive Sweater Day on the 22nd.  Click here for more information.

SchoolMessenger – We have been testing a new communication system called “SchoolMessenger” and are ready to roll it out for wider use.  This system is synced with PowerSchool and will be utilized for all grades Preschool-8th as well as Kids Care.  All families are able to update their information in the parent portal for PowerSchool or by letting us know by calling the school office.  At this time we plan on using it for emergencies such as weather related events and weekly general communications.  This system allows you to receive a text message in emergencies if you so choose.  Click here for more information on the SMS (text) option for SchoolMessenger.  

Yearbooks -Use this link to order your child’s yearbook. 2020-2021 yearbooks are now available to order! The St. Francis School code is 12546421 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

Dressing for colder weather – All students are expected to dress appropriately for winter weather. Students will be outside unless the temperature is zero degrees or below including wind chill. During the winter months, encourage students to wear mittens, hats, heavy coats and boots. For the health of each student, boots/overshoes are expected in wet and snowy weather. Students should bring an extra pair of shoes to wear inside when they wear boots.  Please put your child’s name on their clothing.

Leap into Literacy – A virtual program for parents, click here for more information.

Christmas Gift – With the Christmas season upon us, we continue the tradition of collecting monetary donations for gifts to our teachers, staff and priests. Donations collected are divided among all the staff, as a thank you for their commitment and service to our students.  This is an optional and voluntary contribution that is organized by Home & School, and can be given in lieu of individual gifts.  There is no set dollar amount required and any donation would be greatly appreciated. 

If you wish to contribute, money will be collected now through Friday, December 11

You may contribute via VENMO @StFrancisofAssisiHomeandSchool or deliver your CASH gift to the school office.  All Venmo transactions will be marked private of donor and amount. Checks will not be accepted this year.  

Thank you for your kind generosity; the St. Francis Staff is deeply grateful!

Thank you and Merry Christmas,

Home & School