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.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
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. Paul Lombardi, M.D. Class of 1970. The second collection at Mass today will be used to purchase a new Promethean Board for use in our STEM LabLearner’s room currently under development. Enjoy our school’s Open House from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Visit our Curriculum Fair displays in Msgr. Maresca Center (lower school).
MONDAY, JANUARY 28
A central aspect of Catholic Education is learning the importance of service to others. When students take part in service activities – both local and beyond – they demonstrate the values and faith they gain through their Catholic education and learn how to make the world a better place. When they observe how others serve the community, they gain an appreciation for how they can continue to serve others their entire lives. This year SFACA’S service act will be helping to serve the needs of a special Girl Scout Troop. Troop 6000 is designed for girls in the NYC shelter system. Each class will create a gift bag for one of eleven girls who are members of our local Troop 6000. These gift bags will consist of needs and wishes of the girls ranging in age from 6-13. The bags will be on display in the school lobby during CSW. Classroom visits for all grades will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29
Today we communicate the value of Catholic education in a multicultural society. We share information about the significant contributions that Catholic schools make to the nation and their role in preparing students to be good citizens in a globally diverse society. We pray for the nation and recognize that we are all citizens who are part of a global community and have contributions to make. Grades 6-8 will attend a presentation by Mrs. Andrea Cilento, LMSW, entitled Embracing Multiculturalism: A Look into Ourselves and Our World”. Parents of Grades 6-8 are welcome to attended at 1:45 p.m. in MCH.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30
Today, we celebrate our students by planning enjoyable and meaningful activities for them to enjoy. We recognize that a pathway to success includes time for both work and play. We encourage students to reflect on the benefits of Catholic education and how by learning, serving and leading, they will succeed throughout their lives. Our students will enjoy a Breakfast for Lunch, and dress down in comfy pajamas.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31
Catholic schools prepare children to succeed by using their God-given talents to the fullest throughout their lives. By focusing on the theme of learning, serving and leading the students will participate in a Dress for Success Day dressing in an outfit that represents their choice of a career they may choose. Classroom visits for all grades from 8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Join Grades 1-5 at 1:00 p.m. in Msgr. Campbell Hall for our Poetry Presentation. All are welcome to attend.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Teachers are the backbone of Catholic schools. On this day, schools honor teachers as well as administrators and staff who support the school in its important work. The students in the Graduating Class of 2019 will have the opportunity to experience being a “Teacher” today as they lead a class lesson in Grades Pre-School to 7. To close our Catholic Schools Week please join us for Mass at 11:00 a.m. when a representative from Troop 6000 will accept the gift bags on behalf of the Scouts.
We thank the many parents, grandparents, alumni, parishioners, and Academy Board Members who provide volunteer service.
School visits allow families to quietly observe their children at work.
Come and observe all that our school and students have to offer.
- For the privacy and safety of all, photography of any kind is not permitted.
- Strollers may be kept in the designated area. Please turn off cell phones during school visits.
Coffee will be served in the lower school.
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION DATES FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
|WEDNESDAY||FEB. 6||9:30-10:30 A.M.|
|THURSDAY||FEB. 7||9:30-10:30 A.M.|
Pre-School – 3 years old by 12/31/2019, born in 2016
REGISTRATION FOR ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PRE-K FOR ALL, FULL DAY PROGRAM, MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE NYC DOE WEBSITE, MySchools.nyc beginning early February 5 through March 2019.
REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Necessary documents include: Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, and current Immunization Record. A copy of the student’s current report card, June 2018 report card, and NYS Test scores and standardized test scores are also required, if applicable.
REGISTRATION FEE REQUIRED
- $250.00 non-refundable registration fee for the first child and $125.00 for each additional child.
- This fee includes application processing, Home Academy dues, and student insurance.
- This fee is payable by check or money order to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy.
- Cash cannot be accepted.
ADDITIONAL MONTHLY REGISTRATION DATES WILL BE POSTED HERE ON OUR WEB SITE.
Appointments can be made for more convenient registration times if necessary.