May 14, 2021


Mission Day will be Friday, May 21st, this mission will be for ChildServe in Johnston. ChildServe improves the health and well-being of 4,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services.  We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs. (ChildServe)

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.

School Nurse – All medications will be sent home with your student on the last day of school.  Please check their backpacks if you sent medication to school at any time this school year.  If you would prefer to pick up the medication then please stop into the office.
Water bottles – with the weather being warmer please send a water bottle to school with your student.

High School Senior Come Home Mass will be Wednesday, May 26 at 8:45 a.m for any high school senior who attended St. Francis School. Please meet in the gathering space to pick up your letters and line up at about 8:30 a.m.  Seniors and their parents are invited to join us. Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, other guests will not be permitted. Masks are required for those attending.   The Mass will be livestreamed for all.   If you plan to attend please contact Mrs. Louise Mistry ( and please help spread the word to others.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

School Supplies Pre-ordered, individual school supplies for the 2021-2022 school year are available for purchase!   Please go to  and enter our school code STF024.   You will see supply packs for each grade with pricing.  Select the grade you need for next year and follow instructions for purchasing.  Reminder: Be sure to order supplies for the grade your student will be in 2021-2022 school year!!!! 

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.  Please note your email confirmation. If interested in using this service, please place your order as soon as possible.  The ordering deadline is June 1st.  No extra orders are placed.  Pre-ordering school supplies is being offered for the convenience of St. Francis parents.  It is not a fundraiser for the school.  All teachers create the list of school supplies needed for the next school year.  If you decide not to use this service, the school supply list will be available on the SFA website in the next week or two.   All boxes will be delivered to St. Francis andfound in your student’s classroom (or close to the classroom) on Meet the Teacher/Supply Drop Off Day which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 24, 2021.These boxes will be individually labeled for each student.   As a reminder, please bring your empty boxes home with you to recycle.  Please contact Michelle Rice, parent volunteer, with any questions.01  

If you prefer to purchase your own supplies click here for a list.

Home and School Meeting for May will be held Thursday, May 20th at noon.  It will be held in-person and via Zoom, and all St. Francis of Assisi School parents are welcome! The in-person meeting will be in the Serra Room.

To join via Zoom, please use this link: Meeting ID: 852 2066 6575  Passcode: 0GER5n

The agenda for this meeting can be found here:

JA Bix Town Summer Camp for more information click here.

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

Summer learning opportunities for kids click here.

2020-2021 St. Francis of Assisi Yearbook  please order by May 15, 2021.  Please visit to order your child’s yearbook.  The St. Francis code is 12546421, and the cost for each book is $27.00.  If you need to double check on your order, just email Cara O’Neill at  Thank you!

Parish News – Registration is NOW OPEN for our 33-Day Consecration to St. Joseph: June 7-July 10, 2021. July 11th, 2021, will mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of our parish. What better way to commemorate this special occasion and come together as a community after a difficult year than to entrust ourselves into the hands of the caretaker of our Lord and Savior. Sign-up soon to claim your free copy of Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC. 

Participation is simple:

·      Decide how to participate (individual, family, part of small group)

·      Register by May 30th at  to receive your free book

·      Follow 20 – 30-minute daily readings & prayer

·      Meet once a week if part of a small group

·      Ask questions and give yourself grace

·      Attend Consecration Celebration the morning of July 10th

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

Catholic Summer Youth Camp for more information click here.

Band Bash – is a great opportunity for students to supplement their music learning and meet musicians from other schools.   Click here for the flyer with more information and the link to register – it will take place July 26-30. 

8th GRADE FOOTBALL – SIGN UP NOW For all current 7th graders that are interested in playing football this coming fall (need to be entering 8th grade for the 2021-22 school year), please fill out the Google form on the football page found on the Dowling Catholic website. Make sure to spread the word! Details to follow from Coach Chiodo in a few weeks.

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

Dowling Catholic Summer Camps/Clinics to register click here.

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.