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As Catholics, we believe in the dignity of every person, and as a school, we look for ways for our students to shine. There are students who excel academically; others are amazing visual artists, and some are outstanding athletes. Some students are wonderful friends, and others are creative thinkers. Each student is unique and special. Our school musical was last weekend, and as always, it provided many of our seventh and eight graders with a chance to shine. Tryouts for this year’s musical were last October, and the early morning rehearsals began shortly after. Putting on a musical is a huge task involving many people.

After the musical, I talked to some of our eighth graders about their experiences. Here is what I learned: “Being in the musical made me come out my shell, I learned to be more expressive and more confident in front of people.” “I enjoy being in the musical because it is a really good opportunity to meet new friends. It’s a really cool way to talk to people I wouldn’t normally talk to and to come out of my comfort zone in a good way.” “I learned that if you have a main role, you need to practice a lot. It was an exhilarating experience. I got to know my classmates better and it was a lot of fun.” “I learned to be more outgoing and that being up in front of people wasn’t that bad. It was fun.”

Musicals help our students become more confident, kinder people. Thank you to all of the parishioners who purchased tickets and came to the show. We could not have a musical without an audience. Thank you for being part of ours.


Annual School Campaign - Tuition Assistance/Scholarship Fund

When you donate to the St. Francis of Assisi Annual School Campaign and specify that your donation goes to the Tuition Assistance/Scholarship Fund, you are helping students, who would not have been able to do so, to attend our school.

So far during the 2018-2019 school year, we have provided 67 students (53 families) out of the 485 enrolled (330 families), with tuition assistance. To date, $87,836.09 has been approved for aid by the Tuition Assistance Committee; the Fulcrum Foundation has funded $25,200.00 in aid to date. Last school year, we provided $92,196.18 in aid.

Thank you for your donations to this very important fund!


Catholic Schools Week ...Mark your calendars for Catholic Schools Week which is Sunday, January 27th through Saturday, February 2, 2019. During this week we celebrate our nation, our community, our students, and our teachers. The Week kicks-off with the students participating in Mass at 10am, then the school Open House which begins at 11:15am in McClean Family Center. More information will be available in January about events happening during the week so stay tuned!

Many Gifts, One Nation Day of Giving – January 29th through January 30th.

St. Francis of Assisi School is once again participating in the Many Gifts, One Nation Day of Giving during Catholic Schools Week. We have secured a Matching Gift from one of our generous school families so if you donate to the school on that day you will get your gift matched! Information on how to participate will be available in January so mark the date on your calendar and look for more information in the January bulletins!

-Rosemary Leifer




SAVE THE DATE! St. Francis of Assisi School will be hosting their 2019 Spirit Auction on March 1st and 2nd. Friday, March 1st is the silent auction in the McClean Family Center at St. Francis. Saturday, March 2nd is the Live Auction Dinner & Ball at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center. Tickets will go on sale in January, but mark your calendars now, as these events are our school's biggest fundraiser of the year. For more information, visit



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SAVE THE DATE! St. Francis of Assisi School will be hosting their 2019 Spirit Auction on March 1st and 2nd.

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