May 28, 2021

Have a great summer!

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.

St. Francis Day at the Iowa Cubs: Come celebrate our wonderful school community with an afternoon at the Iowa Cubs game!  Watch the Iowa Cubs take on the Omaha Storm Chasers which connecting with families of St. Francis.  A block of tickets have been reserved and are available for purchase here:  Stay after the game and the kids are welcome to go down to the field and run the bases. 

Date: Sunday, June 27

Time: Game starts at 1:08pm and gates open at 11:38am

Price: $10 per ticket – $3 of every ticket sold goes right back to St. Francis School

Deadline: Tickets must be purchased by 11:30pm Sunday, June 20

JA Bix Town Summer Camp for more information click here.

Summer learning opportunities for kids click here.

2020-2021 St. Francis of Assisi Yearbook  Last Chance to order your 2020-2021 Saint Francis of Assisi Yearbook!  Please go to 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  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. 

If you have already registered, please pick-up your book in the Parish Hall after the Masses this weekend (May 29-20) or stop by the Parish Office between the hours of 8-2 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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:

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 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
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!