Welcome to St. Francis de Sales Catholic School 100th year!               A Community of Faith, Knowledge, and Service!            All for the glory and honor of God.

St. Francis de Sales School

From the Lion's Lair - November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017


Thanksgiving is exactly 13 days away! Should I tell you how many more days until Christmas? I’ll spare you the details but trust me it’s close! Get a head start on your Christmas shopping by shopping at SFDS! We’re a one-stop shop this year! With our Christmas CD and Tumblers available for sale in the school office, why go anywhere else?


Thank you to the wonderful parents who are helping reorganize the furniture donations. You have gone above and beyond to help us and we sincerely appreciate it. The new office set up is not only functional but beautiful. Where would we be without our parent volunteers?


Family Mass

Don’t forget Family Mass is this Sunday. If you did not submit your form you can still attend!

We hope you can attend!


Parent Conference Schedule

Many of you are wondering about the parent conference schedule. I am working with an online company in hopes that parents of Pre-K students through 5th grade will be able to sign-up for time slots that suit their needs. Jr. High conferences are a little bit trickier since multiple teachers are involved. I will be sending a form on Monday for Jr. High families where I will be requesting your top 3-time slots. Families with multiple children will be given priority. The deadline for your time slots will be Wednesday November 15, 2017 if they are not received by then I will assign a time slot for you.


Christmas CD

It’s that time of year where everywhere you go you’ll hear Christmas music! Don’t be a Grinch, spread the holiday cheer with SFDS Christmas music! Christmas CD’s will be available for pre-sale starting Monday November 13, 2017. The school office will be accepting cash, check and credit card payment. There will be daily prizes, free dress passes and the top seller can win FRONT ROW SEATS at the SFDS Christmas Program.


Tumbler Fundraiser

If you haven’t seen our beautiful SFDS Tumblers stop by the office to see them in person.

I will e-mail the order form in case you misplaced it!


Tuition Announcement

St. Francis De Sales has officially signed with FACTS Tuition management for the new school year. We have heard great things about this company. There is an added benefit for families whose children will go on to Notre Dame High School since NDHS also uses FACTS Management the transition will be easier. We will be sending more information as soon as we finalize the details.



Please make every effort to use crosswalks when walking students to and from class every morning. It is always best to show children proper safety procedures every chance you get.

Thank you for helping us lead by example.


Beautification Day

Mark your calendar for our SFDS Beautification Day! Come join us on Saturday

December 9, 2017 from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm. Do not feel obligated to commit for the full day.We would appreciate any and all help possible for any amount of time. Projects include painting, pressure washing floors, cleaning, pulling weeds and trash disposal. Volunteer hours will be earned! If you are not available to help but would like to donate drinking water, cleaning supplies or Home Depot Gift cards in $15.00 increments. All donations will earn volunteer hours. Thank you in advance for your contributions!


Domestic Arts Program

There was a misprint on our Domestic Arts Program Flyer. Checks should be made out to St. Francis De Sales School. Classes will begin on Tuesday November 28, 2017 for grades 1-4.

Be sure to pack a lunch as it is a minimum day and lunch will not be available.


Yearbook Photos

If you have photos that you would like to share, consider uploading them for use inour

2017-2018 yearbook, please see the flyer below for more information.




- Coming up this week -


Monday November 13

-Christmas CD available for pre-sale



Tuesday, November 14



Wednesday, November 15

-Mass 8:00 am

-Jr. High Trip to Sacred Heart (Rancho Cucamonga)

-Communications Meeting 6:00-7:00 Auditorium


Thursday, November 16

Jr. High Dance 3:30 pm


Friday, November 17

-last day of school for Thanksgiving Break

-Friday Fundraiser sponsored by 6th Grade

(Information will be going home Monday)


Saturday, November 18


Sunday, November 19


**Thanksgiving Break November 20-24, 2017**



- Upcoming Events –


November 27 and 28 -Parent Conferences- Noon Dismissal


-November 29 -100th Celebration Planning Meeting


-December 3 - Preschool Pancake Breakfast/Pictures with Santa


-December 9 - Beautification Day


-December 14 – SFDS Christmas Program




- Lunch Menu–



You can also find the lunch menu on our website under the Student tab.



- Flyers for Upcoming Activities -

If you have a flyer for your upcoming special event, please email me the image file, or PDF and I would be happy include it in the weekly note.  – Nanci