February 2020 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. 

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.


Tuesday, February 4 and Wednesday, February 5
From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

These dates are for present SFA families who would like to register a new student for September 2020  Please check our website www.sfaacademy.org for further information.  Re-Registration Forms for current students will be sent home on March 2, 2020 and must be returned to the office with the registration fee by March 23, 2020.

For families of current students:  Siblings receive priority status when registering for the PKFA Program.   If you have a child who is 4 years (born in 2016) who does not attend our Pre-School Program, and is a sibling of a current SFACA student, and you would like to register for our Pre-K For All Program beginning in September 2020, please contact Mrs. Annunziata as as soon as possible by calling the office or emailing her at nannunziata@sfaacademy.org.  The DOE on line registration opens in early February 5th, 2020 and closes on March 16th.  All parents must apply on line through the DOE site. (MySchools.nyc) Continue reading “February 2020 News & Calendar”


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.

We begin each Catholic Schools Week with Sunday Mass bringing together members of the parish and school communities. SFACA benefits all year long from the religious guidance, prayers, and support our parish provides.  Please join us at our special School Mass at 11:00 a.m. as we honor our distinguished graduate Dr. Francis L. Cancellieri M.D. Class of 1967. The second collection at Mass today will be used to defray the cost of purchasing an updated version of our Reading and Social Studies programs.  Enjoy our school’s Open House from 12:15 p.m. until 1:30 p.m, and visit our Curriculum Fair display in Msgr. Maresca Center (lower school). Continue reading “SFACA CELEBRATES CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK, JANUARY 26 – JANUARY 31, 2020”

Data Day for Our Faculty….

On Friday, January 17th our faculty spent a Professional Day here at SFACA. Check out some of the pictures of our teachers learning about technology……..

SFACA’s Catholic Schools’ Week Service Project will be devoted to Ronald McDonald House….

This year the theme for Catholic Schools’ Week in “Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed.” We would like to show our children that service to others is part of our Catholic faith. This year we have chosen Ronald McDonald House as our service project. RMH provides temporary housing for pediatric patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring environment. 

On Friday, January 10th, we held a Pep Rally to start off our student portion of the fundraising drive. The children saw a short video about RMH (below), and heard a very emotional presentation from Mrs. Mauceli, our first grade teacher, whose family has experienced first hand the love and support provided by RMH.


Continue reading “SFACA’s Catholic Schools’ Week Service Project will be devoted to Ronald McDonald House….”

Catholic Schools Week – Open Houses & Classroom Visits


Catholic Schools Week is almost here and you’re invited! Come see what we are all about….

Open Houses:

Sunday, January 26th     12:15 – 1:30pm
Monday, January 27th     8:30 – 9:10am
Thursday, January 30th  8:30 – 10:00am (New Families Only)

January 2020 News & Calendar


Dear SFA Families,

Each year as we celebrate Christmas, we remember the wonderful people in our lives that make each day truly meaningful for all of us.  Your beautiful children are the reason why we do our work.  They bring us great joy and remind us daily of the wonders of the Christ-child.  Their smiles, their excitement, and their promise of a hope-filled future enrich our lives and brighten our spirits.  Not a day goes by without some surprising magical moment that is given to us from a child.  Every one of them sparkles in their own light, and we love them all!  We thank you for sharing the most precious gift of your children with us. 

As we look back at a busy December, we want to extend our gratitude to everyone who supported our efforts with our annual Christmas presentations.  A special thank you is appropriately given to the entire faculty and student body and to all who helped in so many capacities:  stage and hall decorators, backstage director, stagehands, maintenance, refreshments, and raffle sales. Continue reading “January 2020 News & Calendar”