Valiant Parents
Getting Involved

We encourage families to get involved with SFdS in a variety of ways. See how you can help our school.

Pictured to the right School Advisory Council:
(Standing L to R) Matt Spieldenner, Matt Velasquez, Athena Floudas,  Keith Gehbauer
(Sitting L to R) Deacon Mike Quiray, Father Joseph Phan, Chris Kasavich, Meghan Mirt-Kelner

School Advisory Council
PTO
Dad's Club
Safe Haven Training

About your School Advisory Council

The St. Francis de Sales Catholic School School Board functions as an advisory board to the principal and, as such, establishes policies, goals, tuition rates and objectives for the school; reviews policy implementation; approves and reviews the school budget; and participates with the pastor in the selection and evaluation of the school principal.

School Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month and are announced in advance. Parent are encouraged to attend. There is a formal agenda item at each board meeting entitled Public Forum. Parents may submit to the president at least seven days prior to a board meeting an issue to be presented to the board. (Personnel matters and individual student matters may not be addressed in Public Forum.)

Parents are welcome to attend the reports section of the meetings for updates from the pastor, principal, and treasurer; however, only those with prior approval may address the board with comments, concerns, or questions during public forum.

Parents may view Board documents in the school library, and view the agendas and meeting minutes online by selecting the desired document.

 

2021-2022 Advisory School Board Members

  • Pastor – Fr. Joseph Son Thanh Phan
  • Principal – Anne Quatrini
  • President – Matthew Velasquez
  • Vice President – Meghan Mirt-Kelner
  • Treasurer – Chris Kasavich
  • Secretary – Keith Gehbauer
  • Member at Large – Athena Floudas
  • Member at Large – Matthew Spieldenner
School Advisory Council Bylaws

Help A Teacher! Volunteers

Earn an SOS point by completing any of these tasks!  Each task is worth 1 SOS point.

Whenever possible, items will be sent home with your child. Please comment with your child’s name and grade so that we can make sure it’s sent home with the correct student.

>> Volunteer SignUp Link <<

Tasks will be added every Wednesday, whenever they come available. Check this sign-up regularly for more opportunities!

Please email sfds.pto@gmail.com with any questions.

Thanks for supporting our teachers!

Events for 2020-2021

Please check your weekly newsletter for upcoming volunteer opportunities such as car line duty, etc. PTO is working with faculty to plan for the upcoming school year and will update this page as information is made known to us.

Despite the challenges of these unprecedented times, we are so very excited for the upcoming school year and all the good we can do for our children, our school, and our community.

Once a Valiant, always a Valiant!

Remember you can always reach out to us via email: sfds.pto@gmail.com

Documents

Online SOS Points Form

SOS points can now be logged electronically! 

Record your SOS Points and read the rules and restrictions:

Who we are:

We are a network of fathers of St. Francis de Sales Catholic School who are interested in helping nurture our children and the school community. The SFdS Dads Club was founded in 2018 to support the school’s mission by providing a caring and disciplined foundation for our children.

Our shared goal is to make a positive impact for ALL children of SFdS School and to facilitate a greater role for the men of the students’ families.

Every father of a student at our school is automatically a member of the SFdS Dads Club. 

The SFdS Dads Club will play a leading role in:

  • Sparkle Day
  • Movie & Campout Night
  • Service Projects
  • Parish Bazaar Activities
  • Social Gatherings 
2021/2022 Dads Club Officers:

Mission Statement

The Mission of the SFdS Dads Club is to assist St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in fostering a faith-based atmosphere through fellowship and service. Our goals are to reach out to other families within the school community in order to promote the policies and activities of St. Francis de Sales Catholic School.

Online SOS Points Form

SOS points can now be logged electronically! 

Record your SOS Points and read the rules and restrictions by clicking:

>> HERE <<

Note: You earn one (1) SOS point for every Dads Club meeting you attend!

The CMG Safe Haven online training is replacing the VIRTUS training.

All school parent volunteers who have frequent, ongoing or recurring contact with students must complete SAFE HAVEN online training. 

The training consists of 3 short training videos, followed by a few questions,  the program is approximately 60 minutes in length and will include a criminal background check that must be completed.

These trainings are available in both English and Spanish. There will no longer be any live training sessions, all Safe Environment trainings will be available online only.

  • All new employees and volunteers will complete the Safe Haven online training program instead of  the previously required VIRTUS PGC training. The turnaround time for compliance approval is approximately two weeks. 
  • All individuals must complete the training and complete a background check prior to the start of employment and/or volunteer service.
  • The 5-year anniversary date is still in place. Individuals who recently attended a VIRTUS training session will not be required to complete refresher trainings until they have met their 5-year anniversary date.
  • As the 5-year anniversary date is met, individuals will need to log into CMGConnect with their previous personal VIRTUS User ID and 1234 as the password. Once the individual logs into their CMGConnect account, they will be able to change their password. If they do not remember the User ID, they may contact the following:

1.      Daphne Woods at 800.228.6108 ext. 2375 or dwoods@catholicmutual.org  
2.      CMG at cmgconnect@catholicmutual.org

The following individuals below will now be required to complete Safe Haven online training as well:

1.      Individuals who have never attended training.
2.      Individuals who are currently due for refresher training and had not attended VIRTUS training.
3.      Individuals who are currently due and have not attended VIRTUS training.
4.      Individuals who are out of compliance or past due. 

Please register at:

Note: A volunteer’s completion will be verified before being allowed to volunteer at a school activity. These policies were established by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston by the Safe Environment Program. Any questions, please contact Diane Perez, SFdS Schhol Safe Environment Coordinator.

Information & Forms

Review important documents for school supplies, summer reading lists, Safe Haven Training, and more.

School Calendar

Find out what is going on around school and join us for special events!

School Uniforms

SFdS’s uniform policy requires a neat, clean, and complete appearance at all times.

Online Ordering &
Frequently Asked Questions

ONLINE ORDERING:
Ordering on the website is available until 6 AM. After 6 AM, the current date will not be available. If you have an account already set up complete with billing information, we will accept orders by email (info@thesimplyfreshkitchen.com) or phone (346-571-7971) until 8 AM. We will process the payment on the billing information provided on your account.

CANCELLATION OF MEALS:
Notification of cancellation must be emailed (info@thesimplyfreshkitchen.com) or called (346-571-7971) in before 8 AM of the day the meal is scheduled to go out to receive credit. Credit will not be given after 8 AM.

UNSCHEDULED CLOSURE:
If your school has an unscheduled closure, please contact us to let us know. We do not always get notified by the school. We will not provide credit for lunches delivered to a closed school.

MENU CHANGES:
Due to unforeseen shortages or seasonal supply issues, we reserve the right to make last-minute changes to the menu. We will notify the school with as much notice as possible.

How do I view my profile?

Log into your account at new.thesimplyfreshkitchen.com. In the upper-right-hand corner of the webpage, there is a ‘person’ icon. Once you click on it, you will be able to select My Profile, Place Order, or Logout.

How do I change a profile information?

Log into your account at new.thesimplyfreshkitchen.com. On the homepage, go to the Managed Profiles tab. Select the Profile you would like to update by clicking on the pencil icon. Update school, grade/class, or dietary preferences. Click Save.

How do I change my billing information?

Log into your account at new.thesimplyfreshkitchen.com. On the main page, scroll down to payment methods. You will be able to add additional payment methods as well as delete ones no longer in use. If you need to change you billing address, you can do so on the main page as well.

Online Order Availability

Ordering on the website is available until 6 AM. After 6 AM, the current date will not be available. If you have an account already set up complete with billing information, we will accept orders by email info@thesimplyfreshkitchen.com or phone (346-571-7971) until 8 AM. We will process the payment on the billing information provided on your account.

How can I cancel my order?

Notification of cancellation must be emailed info@thesimplyfreshkitchen.com or called (346-571-7971) in before 8 AM of the day the meal is scheduled to go out to receive credit. Credit will not be given after 8 AM.

Do you accommodate for food allergies?

We offer to following dietary preferences: Vegetarian, No Beef, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, No Egg or any combination of the previously listed. As we are not an allergen free facility, we do not suggest ordering lunches if you or your child have an actual food allergy or are on a medically recommended diet. Please note that some of our schools do not allow for any dietary preferences. If you attend such a school, we will only provide the meal listed on the menu.

What if my school has an unexpected closure?

If your school has an unscheduled closure, please let us know immediately. As schools are busy notifying parents and staff, we sometimes get overlooked. We will cancel lunches for the duration of the closure and provide credits or refunds. We will not provide credit for lunches delivered to a closed school.

How do I check orders I have placed?

Log into your account at new.thesimplyfreshkitchen.com. On the My Profile page, click on the Orders tab. Here you will be able to view all the orders that you have placed on this account.