May 2018 News & Calendar

Dear SFA Families:

As we begin the beautiful month of May dedicated to Mary, we are mindful of the many blessings and graces our children will receive as they celebrate the greatness of God’s love in the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist on May 5, 2018.  The school and parish community rejoices with you as you celebrate this special occasion with your children.

HOME ACADEMY MEETING will be on Thursday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Msgr. Campbell Hall.  We hope that you will make every effort to attend.  SFACA’s First STEM FAIR projects will be on display from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Continue reading “May 2018 News & Calendar”

April 2018 News & Calendar

Dear SFA Families,

With the birth of another spring, we look to the outdoors to enjoy the newness of God’s creations.  I encourage you to allow your children the wonderful opportunity of playing outdoors and limiting the use of TV and computer games.

Re-Registration forms and fees were due on March 22.  We are saving a seat for you; so please respond now as we are in the process of calculating the number of students for the 2018-2019 school year.  Families who are not re-registering for September 2018 are asked to return the form indicating that response.  Any questions, please call the school office.  Continue reading “April 2018 News & Calendar”

SFACA Family Survey – We Value Your Opinion!

Dear SFACA Families,

We, at Saint Francis Of Assisi Catholic Academy, appreciate the confidence and trust you place in us to educate your child(ren) in a Catholic faith-based school. We are committed to providing the best possible experience for you and your child(ren).

We value your opinion and need your feedback to understand what you value about the educational services your child(ren) receives and to identify areas that need improvement.

Kindly complete this survey by Friday, April 6, 2018. All responses are confidential and anonymous.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MY5JN7D 

March 2018 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 3 at 11:00 a.m., and our eighth graders will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, March 10 at 11:00 a.m.

If you have a child who is 4 years (born in 2014) who does not attend our Pre-School Program, but you would like to register for our Pre-K for All Program beginning in September 2018, please contact Mrs. Nealis as soon as possible by calling the school office or email her at lnealis@sfaacademy.org.  Siblings receive priority status when registering for the PKFA Program.  The DOE on line Registration opened on Monday, February 5, 2018.  Parents must apply on line through the DOE site at nyc.gov/prek

New Student Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will take place on:  Wednesday – March 7, Wednesday – April 18, Wednesday, May 16, and Wednesday, June 13.  All registrations are from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Please call the school office to make an appointment and to receive further detailed information. Continue reading “March 2018 News & Calendar”

Refer a Family and Receive a $250 Tuition Credit!

Refer a Family and Receive a $250 Tuition Credit!

All current families who refer a new family will receive a $250 tuition credit for the 2018-19 school year!
New family must enroll and attend classes through 2018-19.
Credit will be applied to the referring family’s April/May 2019 tuition payment.
Offer applies to referrals for 2018-19 school year and is not retroactive.
For more information, contact Principal Anne Stefano at 718.726.9405 or principal@sfaacademy.org

 

February 2018 News & Calendar

Dear Families:

For the continued safety of everyone in our school, all parents must enter/exit the school building by the front door of the school.  Periodically, we will be having Fire, Lock-Down, Lock-In, and Evacuation Drills so that students, faculty, and staff are well prepared for any type of emergency that may arise.

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.

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
 Wednesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 8 in the morning each day 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 2018.  Please check our website www.sfaacademy.org for further information.  For families of current students:  If you have a child who is 4 years (born in 2014) who does not attend our Pre-School Program, but you would like to register for our Pre-K For All Program beginning in September 2018, please contact Mrs. Nealis as soon as possible by calling the school office or email her at lnealis@sfaacademy.org.  Siblings receive priority status when registering for the PKFA Program.  The DOE on line registration opens on Monday, February 5, 2018.  Parents must apply on line through the DOE site.  Re-Registration Forms for current students will be sent home on March 1, 2018 and must be returned to the school office with the registration fee by March 22, 2018.  Continue reading “February 2018 News & Calendar”

SFACA CELEBRATES CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK, JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 2, 2018

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.

Click here for more events & registration info….

January 2018 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 2018 News & Calendar”

Our Christmas Card to you…

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy Christmas Card

 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
Principal
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy in Astoria

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