Dear Crusader Families,
I am excited to share the following information with you:
There are new staff that will be joining the Crusader community in the 2023-2024 school year. Please take time to read the staff bios and join me in welcoming them to the Crusader staff!
The class supply lists have been updated and can be found on the school website: St. Francis de Sales School - - Lebanon, OH (stfrancisdesales-lebanon.com)
Please save the date to attend the Back to School Bash on Sunday, August 13 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. You will be able to drop off school supplies and meet the staff. More information will be sent in the Back to School Crusader Chronicle which will be emailed at the end of July.
Just a friendly reminder that if you have not registered for the 2023-2024 school year, please complete as soon as possible, so we can finalize class lists. To register, please click on the following link: St. Francis de Sales School - Registration - Lebanon, OH (stfrancisdesales-lebanon.com)
The school office will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., throughout the month of June. The office will be closed in July. The office will open full time starting August 1.
I hope everyone enjoys their summer and makes lots of fun memories!
WELCOME TO THE CRUSADER STAFF
Mrs. Allen-Saxton- First Grade Teacher
My name is Kristyn Allen-Saxton and I am so excited to be the first-grade teacher at St. Francis de Sales! I attended Kings schools and then Shawnee State University, where I got my Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. I substitute taught in various grades in Ohio and California, worked as a lead teacher in Head start. This past year I served at St. Francis as a substitute teacher in gym and then as a permanent sub in second grade for the last half of the year. I absolutely love working with the students at St. Francis and am looking forward to returning as the first grade teacher!
Miss Lewis- Second Grade Teacher
Miss Lewis earned her Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Mount Saint Joseph University with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. She is Orton-Gillingham trained and also holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and French from Miami University. She is a proud supporter of Catholic schools and is looking forward to a wonderful school year!
Mrs. Farran- Third Grade Teacher
Hi! My name is Rachel Farran. I’m so excited to be your new third grade teacher!
I grew up in Michigan, then moved to Ohio to pursue my degree from the University of Dayton. I graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Ever since starting my career, I have been passionate about sharing my enthusiasm for learning with my students.
My husband and I recently moved to Lebanon. We love the small town charm (and Whit’s Frozen Custard)! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, reading mystery novels, and going to baseball games.
I look forward to an amazing school year full of new and exciting learning opportunities!
Mr. Sagasser- 5th grade Homeroom, 5th-8th grade Social Studies Teacher
My name is Mr. Sagasser and I will be the Middle School Social Studies teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. I am a graduate of Archbishop Carroll High School and Wright State University. This will be my 7th year teaching and 2nd year teaching in the archdiocese. During my spare time you can find me either waist deep in the nearest trout stream or on a golf course with my friends. There will be a lot of changes for me this year including getting married and relocating from Dayton to the Cincinnati area. I am extremely excited to be a part of the Crusader community and to begin this new chapter of my life. I hope you have a wonderful summer and I look forward to meeting all of you!
Mr. Fall- Foreign Language Teacher
Mr. Fall will be joining the Crusader staff on Mondays and Wednesdays. He will be teaching Kindergarten-8th grade students Spanish. Mr. Fall has a Master degree in Economic Studies. He is rated Advanced High from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Mr. Fall has taught Foreign Language for the past 7 years within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. As an extra curricular, Mr. Fall is looking forward to offering the students French if they are interested.
Mr. Frye- Physical Education Teacher
Hello! My name is Rob Frye. I will be the new PE teacher at St. Francis and can't wait to get started!
A little about myself - I am a Cincinnati kid! Born and raised here in the 513. I grew up in the Kings Local School District where I graduated from Kings High School in 2014. While at Kings I was a dual sport athlete, playing soccer and lacrosse. I was eventually recruited to play soccer collegiately, as a goalkeeper, at DII Ohio Dominican University.
I also had the opportunity to pursue my dream of being a professional soccer player. However, after some major injuries I decided to hang the gloves and cleats up. I then turned my focus into starting my coaching career! I currently reside as the Head Varsity Boys Soccer coach at Kings High School. I have been working in IT for the last several years. I have my Ohio Department of Education teaching license. Next year, I will be working in IT remotely and teaching on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I love sports and being active and I hope to inspire my future students to find their love in sports as well!
Other fun facts:
- I love Skyline Chili.
- Huge fan of (Bengals, Ohio State, FCC, Manchester United)
- I currently live in Lebanon.
- Big movie fan! Whether going to the theater or sitting at home I love watching movies.
- I have 5 dogs.
Parish Directory- Volunteers Needed
We are in need of four volunteers per day to help welcome families and sign them in for the photography sessions for the new Parish Directory. Thank you for your help!
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
Basketball- Open Gym
Sign ups are for each week and will be capped at 15 participants. Students in grades 3 - 7 are welcome. Boys and girls will be playing together.
Each session will consist of 45 minutes of skill development, followed by 3v3 games. Teams will be randomly assigned and mixed up throughout each session.
Things to Bring: Water, a Basketball, and a GREAT Attitude
Cost: $5 per session per kid (to cover Gatorade and to pay student helpers) – cash or Venmo @KyleWundy1983
500 S. Nixon Camp Road
Oregonia, Ohio 45054
About Wunderlich’s Fieldhouse:
- The restroom is a port-a-potty, but it’s a really nice port-a-potty!
- Please bring basketball shoes separately and change in workout room.
- Parents are welcome to stay and watch.