Howl After Dark

St. Francis School held their annual fall festival, The HOWL, on Saturday, October 27th. Over 1,000 students, families, and friends of St. Francis attended the fundraising and community building event. The HOWL is a fun-filled carnival with fantastic inflatables, imaginative booths and a cake walk like no other. The HOWL raised over $35,000 for the school to fund additions and upgrades to the playground.


Festivities began on Friday, October 26th, with a HOWL Rally. Head of School, Ms. Barbara A. Porter, always reveals her costume to the students during the rally. This year, Ms. Porter was Mrs. Incredible. Students enjoyed watching a performance by the McCallum Drum Line and excitement built for The HOWL. Thanks to parents, Whitney Kral and Michelle Kreinik for helping organize the rally. Thanks to Laura Annalora and Athletic Director, Dustin Armstrong for emceeing the event. Many volunteers worked tirelessly throughout the day of the event, and the successful event kicked off at 6 p.m.


Special thanks goes out to event chairs, Jane O’Brien and Makenzie Vessely, the event committee, and all parents/guardians, students, and staff of St. Francis School.




Friend of St. Francis School


Stella Valdez

The Dreher Family
The Hayes Family

The Jourdan Family
The McCaig Family
The van Bavel Family


5th Grade Classes

The DiCarlo Family

In recognition of Mrs. Dunda’s 4th Grade Class
Ruby and Zoe Lewis
The Trachtenberg Family
In recognition of 5th Grade

Venturelab Entrepreneurial Learning


The Buras Family


Easterling and Miller Travel

Empire BMX

Esmeralda and Javier Galvan

In recognition of Mrs. Balsimo’s 3rd Grade Class
Mrs. Hargan's 1st Grade Class
The Hargrove Family

Holistic Mental Health

The Dunham Family

In recognition of Kindergarten

Drs. James and Carol Gray

In recognition of 6th Grade

La Volpe Austin

Los Bohemios Perdidos
Mad Works Architect
The McKaughan Family
The Mullins Family

Plastic Surgery Associates

The Potts Family
The Ramirez Family
Riverside Homes
The Shah Family
In recognition of 6th Grade

Snow Pixie Photography

Soccer Shots
The Turner Family

The Wong Family
The Yadav Family