April 2019 News & Calendar

Dear SFACA 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, cell phones 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 2019-2020 school year.  Families who are not re-registering for September 2019 are asked to return the form indicating that response.  Any questions, please call the school office.

Scholarships are available for families with children enrolled in Catholic schools who are in financial need of tuition assistance.  Go to www.futuresineducation.org then click on SCHOLARSHIPS and then APPLY.  The scholarship deadline is 4/29/19 for new families.

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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”

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”

January 2019 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.  Continue reading “January 2019 News & Calendar”

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

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”

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
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