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St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School

An Educational Ministry of St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Providing Quality Catholic Educational Services to Sacramento, California
Since 1895


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2500 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Tel: (916) 442-5494
Extension: (916) 443-0388

 We are dually accredited by:

WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)
WCEA (Western Catholic Educational Association)


The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree exists to help address specific needs of the school through direct communication with the parents of the school. Many items needed by teachers and staff at St. Francis are items that may no longer be needed by other members of the St. Francis community or are of a particular interest to a particular St. Francis family.

Please check this list to see how you can choose to contribute to the needs of St. Francis’ faculty and staff. Once an item has been donated, an acknowledgement is noted on the website as well as on the Giving Tree located just inside our school’s main entrance.

If you have any questions, please contact the requestor directly, or Lynda Lammerding at llammerding@stfranciselem.org


A Big Thank You To:

Item Received


David Martin & St. Francis Work Party Repaired doors on cubbies Extension
Vlahos Family Replaced chairs in the hallway outside Extension Extension
Paloma Freitas Family iPod Player with Speakers 8th Grade
Kaye Beebe 2 Permanent professional-grade collapsible costume rack Performing Arts Grds. 5-8
Loren Bruno-Cortes 2 Plastic, 3 Drawer Storage Bins Performing Arts









Item Needed



8 Cases Quart Sized Canning Jars with Lids for TK Friendship Brownies, CD/Phonograph player combo new or used


Nicki Powell

Playground Equipment

4th grade

Dan Reynoso

Board Games for Classroom

4th grade

Dan Reynoso

3” Paint Brushes, Paint Extension Rods, Paint Rollers, Plastic Sliding File Drawers, Black Paint, Black Gaffers Tape, Target Gift Cards to purchase clear, plastic bins for costume storage

Performing Arts
(Grades 5-8)

Sharon Pressburg

2 Rubbermaid Wash Basins, Box of Non-Latex Gloves, Glass front display cases for different science collections

Science Department

Pamela Church


Anything Italian (e.g.):

  • New/old travel books

  • Maps

  • Posters

  • Cookbooks

  • Children’s Books

  • Textbooks

  • Masks

  • Magazines

  • Music

  • DVDs

Italian Department

Sheryl Cecchettini

Tennis Balls

Physical Education

Joey Pavelchik

Soccer Balls 

Physical Education

Joey Pavelchik

Foam Baseballs and Bats

Physical Education

Joey Pavelchik

Jump Ropes

Physical Education

Joey Pavelchik


  • 29.5 men’s size for varsity boys

  • 28.5 size for varsity and JV girls and JV boys

  • 27.5 size for little dribblers


Joey Pavelchik

Rabbit Air – Minus 2A SPA-700AP – Ultraviolet Hepa Air Purifier

Computer Lab

Mary Avila-DaRosa

Pizza Warmer



Angie Curiale

Slushy Machine



Angie Curiale

Restoration of the Pulley at the top of the third floor stairway so that heavy items could be elevated up the stairs, rather than carried.



Lynda Lammerding

10 soccer balls (size 4); 12 kick balls; 20 junior sized rubber footballs; 25 Frisbees

Physical Education

Bouncy Kickball Balls

2nd Grade








Tax Exempt ID# 45-4330879
PCFD Code/United Way - 836
United Way Campaign #16072
NCES #A0300532


St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School is dedicated to living the Gospel values. Our Franciscan, academically challenging curriculum teaches and supports students in becoming contributing members of their communities.


St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School, an educational ministry of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, strives to create a Franciscan environment which serves the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical needs of our students. Understanding that parents are the primary educators of their children, the staff’s vocation is to inspire and facilitate learning. Together, we instill Catholic Christian values and traditions in our children.

Schoolwide Learning Expectations

A St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School Student is:


  • demonstrates Gospel values
  • actively participates in prayer celebrations
  • understands the Catholic faith
  • shows a love of God, others, and self


  • actively solves problems and thinks critically
  • makes progress through the diocesan standards
  • develops and shares knowledge and talents
  • demonstrates a curiosity and respect for learning


  • appreciates diversity and the uniqueness of others
  • practices good citizenship
  • lives the “Acts of Courtesy”
  • cares for God’s creations


  • practices self-discipline
  • makes Christ-like decisions
  • owns his/her choices
  • is trustworthy


  • recognizes self-worth
  • leads and cooperates
  • embraces challenges
  • always perseveres

The Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is doubt, faith;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled,
As to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
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