The SFACA Family of Teachers & Staff have a message….

Hello SFACA Students & Families,

We miss you all terribly, so we decided to make this video message to let you know how much!
Enjoy the Easter Break, and we will see you all virtually when online instruction resumes next week.
Be well and stay safe!
With love,
Your SFACA Teachers & Staff

Visit Wide Open School – Resources for Every Grade Level…

Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and they are there to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day. 

Visit them here: Wide Open School Website



Revised Instructional Week Schedule

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy logoDear Families, 

As remote learning becomes part of the fabric of our current reality, it is important to create structures and expectations, which help all involved succeed and stay healthy and sane.  To that end, as we come to the close of the 3rd week of providing teaching and student learning experiences from our homes, it is important to establish schedules, but also allow for the schedule to changeโ€ฆ Continue reading “Revised Instructional Week Schedule”

Last call for Books and Device Pick up….

There will be another opportunity to pick up books, materials, ipads and/or chromebooks that you may have forgotten for students in Grades K through 8 on Friday, March 20th between 9-11am. Please email Nancy Zotto beforehand if you will be picking up a device so we may have it ready for you. Thank you and be safe!

SFACA Distance Learning Information for All Grades

Dear Parents,

We learned today that all schools and academies in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens will be closed until April 20, 2020.  This was a difficult decision and it came out of the heartfelt concern for our entire school community. Alternative learning venues are being set into place to ensure that the students will be engaged and learning. 

In order to keep our students moving forward here at SFACA grades 3 through 8 will be utilizing Google Classroom for instruction.  All students have their Google sign-ins and should log in daily to complete work assigned by the teacher.  Report Cards are being mailed home today along with your Option C log in. Continue reading “SFACA Distance Learning Information for All Grades”

5-208 February/March 2020 News

Dear Parents,

Your children have been working very hard.  I have seen growth in their comprehension as well as their writing. Please be sure to check optionc weekly.  your children are constantly being assessed and grades are updated weekly. 

We have concluded reading Maniac Magee.  The children seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed reading about Maniac and his quest to find a true family and home.  The children are working on their theme essay where they had to go back into the book to cite evidence that proved their theme. 

We will begin to read the novel Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes when we return from the much needed break! Please have the book in class by February 24th.  

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5-208 January 2020 News

Dear Parents,

I can not believe we are half way through the school year!

Your children have been working very hard.  I am truly pleased with their progress. I have noted what we are working on and what is to come within the next few weeks and look forward to seeing you during Catholic Schools week.

We are starting to read Maniac Magee and I hope that the children enjoy reading about Jeffrey the โ€˜Maniacโ€™.  Character conflict will be introduced and they will be applying a new concept to the novel while citing specific evidence from their reading.  When we wrap up our novel, we will be talking about theme and making text connections.

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Guiding Good Choices Is For You!

What is Guiding Good Choices?

A free, five session committed workshop designed to empower parents to support each other, to learn tools to strengthen family connections, and to help children develop healthy behaviors as they approach adolescence.

Presented by: Cary Anne Fitzgerald – Parent/Community Outreach Coordinator Program For The Development of the Human Potential (PDHP) 

Click here for dates and the form to RSVP…