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Principal's Message-November 21

November 21, 2022
Dear Falcon Families!

As we begin this week of Thanksgiving I am reflecting on so many things at SFdS that we have to be thankful for; wonderful students and families, strong teaching and support staff, and most importantly a school that allows us to share the love of God with everyone! I pray that your Thanksgiving is a time of  blessings, family and friends! I look forward to seeing all of our students back in the building on Tuesday, November 29.

A big shoutout to all of our Falcon Five Awardees over the past couple weeks! We are thankful for your example in our school!


Here are some updates and reminders:

  • Students who are not returning tomorrow after Mass should NOT bring their backpacks to school.
  • Students who are returning after Mass should bring a packed lunch as the Cafeteria is not serving lunch tomorrow.
  • Chromebooks will be disabled over break so students may enjoy true rest!
  • If you are able to volunteer in our Cafeteria during the month of December, please click here and sign up for a slot. Thanks in advance for your help!
  • All students in grades 3-8 are invited to sing in the Children's Christmas Choir. Please click here for more information.

Would you like to help our school earn FREE MONEY?

Coca-Cola Gives
This program allows you to give back to our school through your purchases by scanning or entering Coca-Cola products codes found within products. Just head to Coke.com/give and enter your codes. OR, send in your Coca-Cola rewards and we will enter them for you! You’ll donate by signing in and choosing St. Francis de Sales

Box Top App
After more than 20 years of clipping, Box Tops is changing to fit today’s families. To participate in the new digital program simply, download and use the Box Tops App!   The new and improved app uses technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our schools earnings online.

Please direct any questions regarding these two programs to  Kristie Elsass.

The November and December lunch calendar are attached below.

Blessings,

Mrs. Dougherty

Emmanuel's Promise

Advent is just around the corner! This year we will celebrate Advent with Emmanuel's Promise as we did last year. Emmanuel’s Promise will be prayed prior to our Advent Masses celebrating the lighting of the Advent candle(s) with prayers. This will begin at 9:00am each Advent school Mass. You are invited to join us for Emmanuel’s Promise and/or Mass. Since we are only celebrating 3 Advent Masses as a school, some virtues will be doubled up.

Advent is a time to take a breath, pause, and allow the Holy Spirit to enter our souls as we wait with joyful anticipation. Keeping Advent will lead us to a more fulfilled celebration of the Nativity on Christmas.

The  prayers during Emmanuel’s Promise will focus on the Advent virtues for that week.

The 4 Advent Virtues- Week 1-Hope, Week 2-Love, Week 3 -Joy and Week 4-Peace.

Students in Kindergarten through Grade 4 will prepare and sing a song that reflects  Advent on their assigned week.  Students from grades 5-8 will lead the prayers and Advent candle lighting. I will send a document for you to list the students in your grade levels to lead these prayers.

EMMANUEL’S PROMISE- ADVENT PRAYER SCHEDULE

Dec. 2-   Grade 4 (ALL students)

              Grade 8 (selected students)

Dec. 8- Grade 2 (ALL students)

            Grade 3 (ALL students)

            Grade 5 (selected students)

            Grade 6 (selected students)

Dec. 16- Grade 1 (ALL students)

               Kindergarten (ALL students)

               Grade 7 (selected students)

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