September 11, 2020

SPIRIT WEAR DAY is Tuesday, September 15.  St. Francis of Assisi or DCHS spirit shirts can be worn. Spirit wear must be worn with uniform pants.

Recess volunteers, we have revised the process of signing up, here is the link

Fill out your Powerschool E-registration else we don’t have quick access to your child’s emergency information.

Picture day is during the school day on Wednesday, September 16. The students can be out of uniform but must wear school appropriate attire. Order your pictures now at the picture id is EVTNJNJMJ

Home and School Meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, September 17 at noon. Please join us for the first St. Francis Home and School meeting of this school year.  All St. Francis of Assisi School parents are welcome!
This is a link to the agenda for the meeting:
Here is the information to join the Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 510 660 9983
Passcode: 126861
We hope to see you there!

Dowling 59th Pancake Breakfast – the event will look different for 2020, the ingredients remain the same: food, fun and fellowship. Like a recipe that evolves over time, our pancake breakfast is being revised to a VIRTUAL EVENT to address the current health situation and to keep our DCHS family healthy, safe and of course, well fed.
You can join the fun of the 59th Annual Pancake Breakfast by ordering your tickets today. Your purchase is good for FOUR pancake breakfast boxes containing the DCHS signature buttermilk pancake batter mix plus individual syrups. You and your family can enjoy delicious pancakes on your schedule and in the comfort of your own home. No need to get up early or stand in line. Make your pancakes on your time!
Hungry? Purchase tickets here!
To receive your breakfast kits, RSVP here
Want to support Pancake Breakfast without the carbs? Make a donation here
*Please note, any breakfast kits that are not picked up on October 25 will be donated to a local food pantry.
During these unprecedented times, DCHS has invested in significant technology upgrades as well as improved cleaning and disinfecting measures and equipment to address COVID-19 and keep all who enter our campus safe and healthy. Events like Pancake Breakfast help fund such unexpected measures. Thank you for your willingness to support this virtual event during these challenging times and for helping us provide our students with a safe learning environment. 

The St. Francis Cub Scout Pack 888 will be starting fall programming in September.  Cub Scouting provides children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade the chance to explore the outdoors, learn healthy habits, and begin understanding their duty to God and their country.  Cub Scout programs also strive to instill 12 core values including being Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Courteous, and Brave.  Fall activities will include a campout at Walnut Woods Park and overnight stays at the Science Center of Iowa along with other fun outdoor adventures.  The Pack will require participants to wear masks during activities, holding activities outdoors as much as possible, and practicing social distancing to keep the events safe, but still fun. For those families who are more comfortable with a remote experience, meetings will also have virtual option.  Please visit for a short informational video. 
Opportunities to join the Pack include
Tuesday September 1st at 6:30 – Maytag Scout Center, 6123 Scout Trail,
Des Moines, IA
Tuesday October 6th at 6:30 – Maytag Scout Center, 6123 Scout Trail,
Des Moines, IA
If you are interested in learning more, a ‘Get to Know the Pack’ virtual Zoom meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30PM – email Colleen Beaver at for the access code.