Have a Blessed Christmas



May God’s love
be with your family
this Christmas to fill
your home with joy
and your spirits
with peace!



Thank you for choosing to be part of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy in Astoria family.
We wish your family a Merry Christmas and God’s blessings for the New Year!

Ms. Anne Stefano
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy in Astoria

Rev. Msgr. Ralph J. Maresca
St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Our SFACA Singers spread Christmas Cheer!

Our SFACA Singers have been very busy spreading Christmas Cheer this season, The Golden Age Society of Saint Francis of…

Posted by St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy, Astoria on Monday, December 17, 2018

December 2018 News & Calendar

Dear SFA Families:

December is that wonderful time of year – time to await the birth of Jesus, time to be with family and friends, and time to spread the joy of Christmas with everyone you meet.

PROGRESS REPORTS will be distributed on Thursday, December 6th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Terra Nova results for Grades 3-8 will also be distributed at this time.  Parents are asked to enter through the main entrance on 46th Street.  Together with your child’s report, you will have a good indication of their overall academic performance.  “One of the strongest motivators for students is the opportunity to look back and see their progress. In this way, students can understand their learning goals, recognize their own skill level in relation to the goals, and take responsibility for reaching the goals.  By involving students in their own success, they become a more active partner in their learning.” (Educational Leadership, Vol.63, No. 3). Continue reading “December 2018 News & Calendar”

The SFACA Christmas Boutique is open Wednesday, 11/28 & Thursday, 11/29….

It’s that time of year again!  Christmas is right around the corner.  Why not be part of this important fundraiser and at the same time, give our children the opportunity to do a little Christmas shopping for the people they care about.

Our Christmas Boutique will be held on Wednesday, November 28th and Thursday, November 29th. Prices for all gift items will again be $5.00 or less.

We will also be selling raffles for exciting prizes: NBA merchandise, and more to be announced.  As always, these raffles will be sold at lunch and at all Christmas shows. Raffle prices will vary from $2 each (3 for $5) and $10 each (3 for $20).

The children will enjoy Christmas shopping without their parents.  




Wednesday, November 28th Thursday, November 29th
8:15-9:00 5-208 8:15-9:00 3-206
9:05-9:50 1-101 10:00-10:45 4-207
10:00-10:45 2-103 10:50-11:35 8-202
10:50-11:35 6-201 12:00-1:00

All PK

(if needed)

11:40-12:25 7-203
12:30-1:15 K-106    
1:20-2:05 K-102    


Giving Tuesday

 Don’t forget the children at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy tomorrow on #GivingTuesday

Only 14 more hours until the big day! Join us tomorrow on #GivingTuesday by giving the gift of Catholic education to the children of St. Francis.

  • Donate at: SFACA Donate Now
  • Help us spread the word by posting on social media using our school name and the hashtag #GivingTuesday
  • Maximize your contribution by inviting your employer to match your gift. See if your company has a matching gift program


Thank you so much for your continued support of the students at here at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy.

Grocery Bingo success…Congratulations to our Home Academy Association for a job well done!

Oh what a night! #SFACAGroceryBingo2018 in the books. Thank you to my beyond AMAZING Executive Board: Jason Broad,…

Posted by SFA Home Academy Assocation on Saturday, November 17, 2018

It’s SFACA Grocery Bingo time!! Friday, November 16, 2018

Come support our biggest fundraiser of the year….

Our annual Grocery Bingo is on Friday, November 16th. Doors open at 6pm. Bingo Starts at 7:30pm

As always, if you have any items that you are willing to donate to our Grocery Bingo Event, please send them into school no later than Thursday, November 8th. Donations can be anything at all – here are the categories of items we are in need of:

Gift Baskets – any item or items with a specific theme that can be put together and wrapped – it can be related to sports, kitchen or cooking, bath or beauty, travel, etc. These can come from you or from a business that’s willing to donate one. We’ll even do the wrapping for you!

Pick-a-Stick Gifts – any single item you may have in your home or may have received as a gift but maybe have no use for (such as kitchen utensils, platters, costume jewelry, decorative ceramics, picture frames, perfumes, etc).  As long as they’re new/never been used, we would appreciate it!

Gift Certificates –for just about anything, would be great!

..and thank you in advance to our SFACA families for bringing in their grocery donations. All students who bring in a donation will get to dress down day on Monday, November 19th.  Click here for the grocery item list for your class

This year tickets will only be available in advance. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.


Thursday, November 1st 

6:30pm – 8:30pm
Msgr. Maresca Center (Lower School)

Sunday, November 4th
10:30am – 12:30pm
Msgr. Maresca Center (Lower School)

Tickets are $20 each and include the price of admission, a bingo book of 12 games, and door prize entry. 
Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. Cash preferred. Personal checks will not be accepted.

Click here for Grocery Bingo Flyer

November 2018 News & Calendar

Dear SFA Families:

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we are mindful of the many blessings we share, especially for the children in our care.  It is a joy to teach them to value the priceless gifts of faith and family and to appreciate all of God’s creations.  Thank you for sharing them with us.

Our Christmas Show will be on Tuesday, December 18 and Wednesday, December 19, 2018.  Schedule as follows:

TUESDAY, 12/18 
K-106, Grades 1, 3, 5, and 7   

K-102, Grades 2, 4, 6, and 8
  Continue reading “November 2018 News & Calendar”

Our Class of 2019 Celebrates Ring Day!

Ring Day 2018! Congratulations to our 8th Graders! #Classof2019 #SFACAL19ENDS #SFACAFamilyStrong

Posted by St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy, Astoria on Friday, November 2, 2018