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”

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”

Parents Guide to Tik Tok….

TikTok is an app that gives users the opportunity to create and share short-form videos with friends, family, and the entire world. The app is especially popular with young people, who enjoy using its tools to combine video, music, and graphics into funny sketches and creative shorts. TikTok is available in over 150 countries and in 75 languages. TikTok runs on both Apple and Android phones and tablets and has selected a 12+ rating on the Apple App Store and Google Play so that parents can use the device-level parental controls provided by Apple and Android.

Click here to read more…


December 2019 News & Calendar


Dear SFACA 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 Wednesday, December 4th.  Parent meetings will take place by appointment in the morning from 7 to 7:45 a.m., in the afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and in the evening from 5 to 7 p.m.  Parents are asked to enter through the main entrance on 46th Street.  This, together with your child’s Terra Nova report for Grades 3-8, will provide 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 2019 News & Calendar”

November 2019 News & Calendar


Dear SFACA 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 17 and Wednesday, December 18, 2019.  Schedule as follows:

  TUESDAY, 12/17                                               WEDNESDAY, 12/18

K-106, Gr. 1, 3, 5, and 7                                 K-102, Gr. 2, 4, 6, and 8

  Continue reading “November 2019 News & Calendar”

The SFACA Student Council begins….

On September 13, 2019 our newly formed Student Council for this school year was installed during our Opening School Mass.  Students from grades 6-8 compose the 9-member board of the student government. The final selection was made by the principal and middle school teachers. Criteria for nomination is based on leadership, responsibility, and the ability to relate to the faculty, staff, and the student body. The term of office is one year. The council meets monthly, discusses current school issues, and makes suggestions for additional school activities. Mrs. Cavera & Miss Biscaglia serve as moderators for the student council.

Congratulations to the 2019-20 SFACA Student Council, Katie Jampol, Angelopio Graci, Jayden Abela, Jordan Ceron, Isabella Cullinane, Grace Vano, Lawrence DiVittorio, Damia Pan and Katarina Mijat



Please join them as take on their first service project of the year. The Sudan Water Project by participating in a dress down donation day on Thursday, November 7th. Please be as generous as your means allow.

Continue reading “The SFACA Student Council begins….”

Your are cordially invited to Queens Borough President’s Parent Advisory Board Meeting Schedule for October 7, 2019…

Dear Parents, Parent Advisory Board members, PTA & PA members, Principals, Teachers, Parent Coordinators, Counselors and Community Education Councils:

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz would like to invite you to her next Parent Advisory Board meeting to be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm in the Atrium at Queens Borough Hall located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens, NY.  The event will include a High School Fair from 5pm to 8pm where parents will have an opportunity to learn more about the different high schools, their programs, the different admissions criteria for Zoned schools, Specialized high schools, performing arts schools, special program schools, special testing schools, schools that provide college credit, career and technical schools, and special needs accommodations. Some of the High Schools attending also have Middle Schools. We will also be hosting a workshop on the Specialized High School Admissions process, Testing, Criteria and the Dream Program (free test prep program) from 6pm to 7pm and  from 7pm to 8pm we will have a workshop on the general High School admissions process and their programs.  Continue reading “Your are cordially invited to Queens Borough President’s Parent Advisory Board Meeting Schedule for October 7, 2019…”

October 2019 News & Calendar

Dear SFACA Families:

Thank you for getting us off to a wonderful start.  October is filled with many family fun activities beginning with Spirit Day on October 1st.  The week will conclude with a School Mass on Friday, October 4th at 9:00 a.m. in honor of our Patron Saint on his Feast Day.

PARISH FESTIVAL was held on Saturday, September 28th.  It began with an outdoor Mass at 11:30 a.m. and concluded at 9:00 p.m. with the drawing of the chance book winners. We greatly appreciate all our families and friends who came and supported this event.               

SPIRIT DAY– will take place on Tuesday, October 1st. Gym attire and sneakers are to be worn to school.  Parents are invited to watch from outside the fence as their children participate in a variety of relay races, games, etc. Continue reading “October 2019 News & Calendar”

September 2019 News & Calendar

Dear SFACA Families,

It is with great excitement and anticipation that we welcome you to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy.   We are grateful that you have chosen us as partners in educating your children.  We understand the commitment and responsibility that is required to make the 2019-2020 school year a successful learning experience for all of you, and we pledge to do our best for your children.  This year we welcome Miss Sofia Panagiotakis who will be our new Kindergarten 102 teacher, Miss Stella Hwang who will teach Music, and Mrs. Jennifer Cunningham (TA in Gr. 2-103) to SFACA. In addition, I am very appreciative of Mrs. Theresa Kubina (Teacher in Gr. 8), Miss Alyssa Davis (Teacher in Gr. 2), Miss Danielle Gangi (Technology/Art/STEM), Mrs. Lisa Visca (TA in Gr. K-102), Mrs. Denise Rovitti-Fanelli (TA in Preschool B), Mrs. Nancy Annunziata (Director – PK for All) and Mrs. Lynne Nealis (Secretary – PK for All) who have all agreed to assist in new grade levels or new roles within the Academy. I am truly grateful for the gifts and talents that they and every member of our Faculty and Staff will bring to SFACA.

Continue reading “September 2019 News & Calendar”