FAQs

What are the school hours?
8:00am                   School Office Opens
8:15am – 8:25am   Carpool drop-off time
8:30pm                   Late bell rings.  Classes begin
3:00pm                   Dismissal
3:00pm – 3:15pm   Carpool pickup
3:15pm                   Students remaining are taken to Extended Care
Do you offer PreKindergarten?
We have a wonderful program starting for children who are 4 years old by August 31st. Pre-Kindergarten is a full day program experience. In the morning they learn with Ms. Delgado and in the afternoon with Mrs. Vlad.
Extended care is available before and after school care.

Pre-Kindergarten     8:30am– 3:00pm
What are the hours of extended care?
6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for Pre-K through 8th grade
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for Pre-K through 8th grade
Do I need to be Catholic to attend the school?
You do not need to be Catholic.  We welcome all faiths to St. Frances Cabrini.
How does communication work at the school?
What is SCHOOLSPEAK?
SchoolSpeakis a communication program used at St. Frances Cabrini School to assist parents and teachers in their interaction on behalf of the students. Parents are able to track grades and e-mail teachers in regard to student work, and teachers are able to keep parents informed in regard to students’ homework and class progress.

To access the system, parents must send their e-mail to the school, and this is then introduced into the system, after which the parent receives a welcome notice with the ability to change their password and enter the system. The website is: www.schoolspeak.com. Report cards are also generated through this program and in the school, daily attendance is also kept. There are many other aspects of this program which teachers can use.
Where do I get uniforms?
•SFC uniforms can be ordered from Dennis Uniforms. Many families order on-line.Phone (206) 431-2000

French Toast, Old Navy, and Target are good stores for white shirts, navy pants and middle gray pants.

The Knights Unite store website sells sweatshirts and spirit wear to wear on Thursday only.

• The used uniform closet has gently used uniforms to help decrease uniform costs for families.
Is there a bus?
St. Frances Cabrini does not have a bus system to transport children.  However many families carpool to help with transportation.
Is the school safe?
Yes! Your child’s safety is important to us.
• We have a  security fence around the school.  A code is needed to enter the school.

• We have a camera monitoring system in the school.

• St. Frances Cabrini  school is located approximately one mile from the Lakewood Police Department.

• Our teachers and staff train yearly on safety procedures such as lockdowns,
earthquake procedures and fire drills.
What sports do you offer?
CYO Athletics is sports done a different way— as one community. Individuals and teams strive for greatness in accordance with Gospel values. To develop the whole person, we teach success is not measured solely by the scoreboard, but by the effort, team play, and fun of the experience. It is an opportunity to learn team sports, and to make friends in a positive environment.

• Enrollment is open to students attending St. Frances Cabrini school, and parishioners. Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

• CROSS COUNTRY Registration for K – 8th grade at the Back to school BBQ event.

• CYO Basketball Registration for 4th through 8th grade coed CYO Basketball opens in October.

• CYO Volleyball Registration for 4th through 8th grade coed CYO Volleyball opens in January.
What enrichment programs do you have after school?
We offer a variety of enrichment programs at the school. These programs include Lego robotics, chess, Spanish, art, coding and STEM.
What kind of technology do you have?
All students 1st through 8th grade are given a Chrome tablet to use during the school year. All grades incorporate technology in their learning.
How do volunteer hours work?
• Each parent is required to volunteer 15 hours. There are volunteer jobs to fit everyone’s schedule.  You can do jobs at the school, parish or at home.

• In addition to the above hours, every family is required to volunteer 5 hours toward the school auction, which is the biggest fundraiser of the year.

• Everyone who volunteers directly with students is required to attend a class on “Protecting God’s Children.”
Is there a school nurse?
We do not have a school nurse.  We do have a health room where children go when they are sick.  If your child needs medication, please pick up “Medication at School” form at the office.  If your child needs cough drops, send a note to the office with cough drops.
What is the Parent’s Club?
The Parent’s Club is a group of parent volunteers that help plan school activities, including sports, book fairs, and special events.  The Parent’s Club meets monthly and is open to all parents.
How much fundraising do I need to do for the school?
The school has moved away from having lots of small fundraisers.   We have 2 large fundraisers to assist with the cost of Catholic education; the Annual Giving Campaign and School Auction. 

The Annual Giving Campaign is held in October and involves a phonathon.  The school auction is held the first Saturday in March.  It is the school’s biggest party of the year and helps fund tuition and school upgrades.

In addition, each family is required to participate in the Scrip program, to help with education costs.  Scrip is a program where families purchase gift cards and a percentage of the gift card purchase is rebated back to the school. Each family is required to earn $250 in rebate profit for the school.   Families can opt out of the Scrip program and pay $250 to the school.
"My daughter has only been in school here for two weeks. In this short time, however, she has already displayed some signs of Christian growth.  The questions she asks about life and death are probing and complex.  As parents these questions enhance our Christian growth, as well."
"By attending St. Frances Cabrini School, my child will gain the continuation of respect, tolerance, self discipline and the caring for others."
"The school's greatest strengths are many, but discipline and keeping parents informed of student progress seem to stand out."
"The school gives great attention to the needs of its students, plus it is relatively small. The school has high standards of achievement."