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SFCASA Youth Gift Card Drive

Each year, we are blessed to be able to participate in a holiday gift card drive benefiting foster youth. This year, the SFCASA Youth Holiday Party has been cancelled, however volunteers are hard at work to make sure each child has a stocking full of toys/treats. This is where the generosity of the SFB community can assist. In lieu of the BINGO game this year (the MOST popular activity at the youth party), SFCASA will be providing BINGO prizes to be added to each youth's stocking. If you are able, please donate a gift card(s) - and order from SFB's Scrip Program, which means SFB gets a win as well!

How to participate:

  1. Visit the SFB Scrip Fundraising page on our website.
  2. Follow the directions for ordering gift cards from ShopWithScrip.
  3. Submit orders directly online at ShopWithScrip or by email to SFB's Scrip Coordinator (Scrip@stfinnbarr.org)
  4. All orders must be submitted by Tuesday, December 1st at Noon.

Gift Card Suggestions -

Also, because SFCASA cannot offer a holiday party this year, which included a wonderful hot meal that 
the youth thoroughly enjoyed, they will be providing "dinner" by supplying $50 Safeway or HoneyBaked 
Ham gift certificates for the youth and their family. If you would like to purchase a dinner, please order 
a $50 gift card from either of these places and order by Tuesday, December 1st at Noon.

If you have any questions, please contact Renee Espinoza - recordingsecretary@stfinnbarr.org

All service projects are entirely voluntary. Thank you so very much for your generosity! It will mean so much to the youth!

--> SFCASA Youth Holiday Gift Card Drive Details


SFFD Virtual Toy Drive

St. Finn Barr Catholic School is proud to partner with the SFFD Toy Program and help brighten the holiday season for children in need! This year our annual toy drive will be virtual. At the end of the drive, all toys will be shipped to the SF Firefighters for distribution.

Join us in spreading holiday cheer to children in our community! Simply click here!

Thank you so much for your generosity!


Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your families a blessed and safe Thanksgiving!

We are so grateful for our entire St. Finn Barr Catholic School community!



Virtual Thanksgiving Food Drive

We would like to express our appreciation for your generosity in support of St. Finn Barr Catholic School's Thanksgiving Food Drive! Your efforts made our first virtual food drive a great success - allowing us to not only reach but exceed our goal!

Thank you for supporting our neighbors in need this holiday season.


Holiday Safety and Travel

Please take a moment to listen to this important message from Ms. Kimble regarding holiday safety and travel this year.

Praying you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!



SFB Talent Show!

SFB Student Council is hosting a virtual Talent Show on Friday, December 11th at 6:30pm.

If you would like to audition, please film your act and submit here.

Acts must be under three minutes in length. Submissions should be posted to the above link by Friday, December 4th in order to be considered.

Please email Ms. Shimeld if you have any questions!

SFB Talent Show


Holiday & Travel Letter from Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Dear Families,

Please take a moment to read this important letter from our Superintendent, Ms. Pamela Lyons, regarding holiday safety and travel.

Holiday Safety & Travel Letter From Superintendent

--> Bay Area Region's Recommendations for Staying Safe from COVID-19 During the Holidays

--> SF County of Public Health Travel Advisory



SFB Cares! Virtual Walk-a-thon 2020

As you know our virtual walk-a-thon "SFB CARES!" starts this weekend, Sunday November 15th through Sunday November 29th. This year, the walk-a-thon funds will be used to continue to provide a clean and healthy learning environment with the technology needed for our students and staff to feel safe while having a full learning experience. Our goal is to raise at least $25,000.

This is a mandatory fundraiser for "Fully Participating" Families. We do, however, understand that these are challenging and difficult times, and any family wanting to discuss personal circumstances is welcome to reach out privately to Ms. Kimble. We appreciate however you are able to contribute within your means. For those who can, please consider reaching out to your organization for a matching donation. "Non-participating" Families are exempt from mandatory fundraisers including the walk-a-thon (hours and pledges not required).

All distances walked (miles and fractions of miles) during these two weeks count for the walk-a-thon!. We welcome every student to walk and build up the miles for themselves and for their class! All students will receive some sort of surprise award for their effort.

Some important dates:

Friday, November 13th - set up your student's Classy page for online fundraising AND families choosing not to participate pay the
buyout fee

Sunday, November 15th - Sunday, November 29th - Walk! Walk! Walk!

Monday, December 7th - pledge funds are due AND Classy closes at 12:00PM noon

Please see the three attached documents:

1. FAQ Sheet - event and participation details

2. Directions for Online Fundraising with Class - how to set up your webpage to raise pledge funds

3. Pledge Support Letter - for students to use if they want to mail/email anyone for pledge support

Walk-a-thon t-shirts will be sent home with cohorts when they are available. Remote families will be notified on how to get t-shirts. At this point it looks like that will possibly be next week, but there's still a chance for the end of this week.

We appreciate your support for one of SFB's most important and traditional fundraisers. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Have fun showing that "SFB CARES!"

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Lynda Taschek
Ileana, 6th
415-517-0723
Volunteer Coordinator 2020-2021
St. Finn Barr Catholic School
volunteer@stfinnbarr.org



Welcome Back, Shamrocks! ☘️

We are delighted to welcome our Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students back to campus this week in our HyFlex Learning Model. Thank you for your continued support and patience!



Best of the Best!


We are proud to announce that we have once again received the ɢᴏʟᴅ ᴍᴇᴅᴀʟ for 𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙀𝙡𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙮 and 𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙈𝙞𝙙𝙙𝙡𝙚 𝙎𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡 in San Francisco/Marin! This year, we were also awarded a medal for achieving Hall of Fame status!

Thank you so much to everyone in our community for helping us achieve this honor!


New Website!

We are excited to announce that our new website is LIVE! Please take some time to look around! We hope you enjoy the streamlined new look.


Thank You, Men's Club!

A huge THANK YOU to the St. Finn Barr Men's Club for helping us prepare the campus for our students! They have dedicated numerous hours over the weekends and in the evenings to ensure our classrooms, yard, hallways, and Goode Hall are marked and ready for students as soon as the Department of Public Health tells us that we can have students on campus. We cannot thank them enough for all of their time and effort!


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