March 2019 News & Calendar

Dear SFA Families,

The month of March promises many blessings for us as a school family as well as a parish community.  In addition to all the prayerful Lenten opportunities our parish affords, the second graders will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m., and our eighth graders will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, March  9 at 11:00 a.m. Continue reading “March 2019 News & Calendar”

February 2019 News & Calendar

Dear Families:

For the continued safety of everyone in our building, all parents must enter/exit by the front door of the Academy.  Please make sure that your family’s personal information is up-to-date on Option C and that you have completed and returned the Authorization to Release in an Emergency form.

We are happy to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Adam Ali our new Music teacher.  We are happy to have him join the faculty at SFACA.

Our new Lab Learners STEM Lab will be installed at SFACA on February 11th.

Learn-Serve-Lead-Succeed is the theme chosen this year to recognize our Catholic educational system in the United States.  We thank you for choosing St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy to educate your children. Continue reading “February 2019 News & Calendar”

CSW Tuesday…Life at SFACA…

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29
Today we communicate the value of Catholic education in a multicultural society. We share information
about the significant contributions that Catholic schools make to the nation and their role in preparing students
to be good citizens in a globally diverse society. We pray for the nation and recognize that we are all citizens
who are part of a global community and have contributions to make. Grades 6-8 will attend a presentation by
Mrs. Andrea Cilento, LMSW, entitled Embracing Multiculturalism: A Look into Ourselves and Our World”. Parents
of Grades 6-8 are welcome to attended at 1:45 p.m. in MCH

Enjoy the following video presentation created by our Newspaper Staff students about what life is like for a St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy Student.

SFACA’s CSW Service Act for 2019…

MONDAY, JANUARY 28
A central aspect of Catholic Education is learning the importance of service to others.  When students take part in service activities – both local and beyond – they demonstrate the values and faith they gain through their Catholic education and learn how to make the world a better place.  When they observe how others serve the community, they gain an appreciation for how they can continue to serve others their entire lives.  This year SFACA’S service act helped to serve the needs of a special Girl Scout Troop.  Troop 6000 is designed for girls in the NYC shelter system. Each class created a gift bag for one of eleven girls who are members of our local Troop 6000. These gift bags consisted of needs and wishes of the girls ranging in age from 6-13. The bags are on display in the school lobby during CSW.  Classroom visits for all grades were held from 8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Catholic Schools Week 2019 has begun….

We begin each Catholic Schools Week with Sunday Mass bringing together members of the parish and school communities….

Posted by St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy, Astoria on Sunday, January 27, 2019

SFACA Celebrates Catholic Schools Week, January 27 – February 1, 2019

The theme for National Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed”. The theme encompasses the core products and values that can be found in Catholic schools across the country.  The logo brings the theme to life.  The open book made up of multi-colored pages symbolizes how all areas of Catholic schools blend together, with faith – as symbolized by the cross – at the forefront.  Catholic schools are vibrant, dynamic, and excellent. Please join us for our planned activities and visit the classrooms during our Open Houses.  We look forward to celebrating SFACA with you. Continue reading “SFACA Celebrates Catholic Schools Week, January 27 – February 1, 2019”