May 21, 2021

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.  The Mass will be livestreamed for all.   If you plan to attend please contact Mrs. Louise Mistry (lmistry@saintfrancisschool.org) 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  https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/  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   mmrice6@gmail.com.  

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

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.

Math tutoring by Earl Hulst (former SHS math teacher) is available at Dowling on weekdays June 3-25.  Schedule is 9-10 a.m. for students entering Algebra and 10-11 a.m. for students entering 8th Grade Math.  If you are interested in signing up or would like more information, please contact Mr. Hulst at  eeh13@mchsi.com

2020-2021 St. Francis of Assisi Yearbook  Last Chance to order your 2020-2021 Saint Francis of Assisi Yearbook!  Please go to www.ybpay.lifetouch.com and put in the SFA code:  1 2 5 4 6 4 2 1  The cost of the book is $27.00.  If you have any questions about ordering please contact Cara O’Neill at cjoneill20@hotmail.com.  Thank you so much for supporting your school!

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 https://saintfrancischurch.org/inspire/year-of-st-joseph/  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.

Youth soccer camp for kids aged 3-8 called Little Kicks. It will take place on Saturdays at Campbell Park in Clive. The website at: littlekicksdsm.com.

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 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.

Summer Camps – Wagner Summer Theater is launching Cul De Sac Theatre this summer!  We are bringing theatre to you!  We are offering interactive children’s theater to bring to neighborhoods, birthday parties or private events.  If you are interested in theatre for grown up events…reach out as well! For more information visit https://www.wagnersummertheater.com/book-cul-de-sac-theatre
We still have a few spots in our Sports Broadcasting Camp, 3 spots in our second week of Wizardry camp, and we just add a second Mary Poppins Musical Theatre camp!  Www.wagnersummertheater.com

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