April 2019 News & Calendar

Dear SFACA Families,

With the birth of another spring, we look to the outdoors to enjoy the newness of God’s creations.  I encourage you to allow your children the wonderful opportunity of playing outdoors and limiting the use of TV, cell phones and computer games.

Re-Registration forms and fees were due on March 22.  We are saving a seat for you; so please respond now as we are in the process of calculating the number of students for the 2019-2020 school year.  Families who are not re-registering for September 2019 are asked to return the form indicating that response.  Any questions, please call the school office.

Scholarships are available for families with children enrolled in Catholic schools who are in financial need of tuition assistance.  Go to www.futuresineducation.org then click on SCHOLARSHIPS and then APPLY.  The scholarship deadline is 4/29/19 for new families.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
 -Mrs. Demetriou and Mrs. Damiris for working on the Box Tops and to our parents for sending them in.
-Parents from Grade 4 who volunteered to run the March Cake Sale.  We received a profit of $175
-Mrs. Kebbe for decorating our front door planters for Spring
-The students and their families, faculty, and staff for their donations to the school from the St. Patrick and St. Joseph Dress Down Day
-All who placed orders in the David’s Cookie Dough fundraiser

 CONGRATULATIONS TO:
-Garry Nolan in Grade 8 for attaining Third Place in the Diocesan Upper Grades Math Bee.  Garry, what an accomplishment!  We are so proud of you.
-Jayden Abela, winner of the Mardi Gras Grand Prize of a Chromebook
-George Kyriakopoulos, Grade 4, winner of our Middle Grades Math Bee.  George will go on to compete in the Regional Math Bee at OLBS on April 2nd.  Isabella Marzella, Grade 4, was the runner-up.
-Mia Lopez, Grade 8, winner of our Oratorical contest.  She will go on to compete in the Diocesan Oratorical Contest on May 22nd.
-Chloe Kebbe and Peter Mellis, Grade 7, who participated  in the Catholic School Honor Band Concert on March 24th.  They represent the best of the best musicians from our area schools.  Well done!

REMINDERS:
-At the end of the school day after dismissal time, teachers and assistants must leave the premises for other commitments.  Please do not block the exit on 21st Avenue as this prevents them from exiting safely.
-If parents are going on a trip and must park in the schoolyard due to alternate side parking, they must park facing the church or facing 21 Avenue.  No one should park in the center of the yard because the children need this space at recess.  Parking is not permitted in the schoolyard for parents to drop off or pick up their children for classes, Early Morning Drop-Off, and After School Program.
-Please make sure to submit your Virtus certificates so we can record it in OptionC.
Registration for New Students will be on Thursday, April 4, May 9, and June 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Please call the school office to make an appointment and to receive more detailed information.
-Summer uniforms may be worn beginning on May 1.  School uniforms may only be purchased from Flynn & O’Hara and school shoes only from DaBar II. 
-For the children’s safety, please do not double park or leave cars unattended.  We have received complaints from our neighbors that parents are either double parking or blocking driveways, and they are unable to move their cars.  As a result of this, they are arriving late for work.  Please have consideration for others.
-Please refrain from bringing your dog to school due to safety reasons and dog allergies.
-Please show concern for other children and teachers by keeping your child at home when he/she is ill.  Remember, your child must be 24 hours fever free before returning to school.

Let us continue to pray for world peace and the safety of everyone as we journey through Lent.

Click here for the April 2019 Printable Calendar

Ms. Stefano, Faculty, and Staff