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.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
-Mrs. Zotto for coordinating the Cascon fundraiser and to everyone who placed orders
-All the parents who volunteered to help at the Christmas Boutique for our children
-The parents from Grade 1 who volunteered to set up and serve at the December Cake Sale. A profit of $156 was received.
-Mr. and Mrs. Demetriou for once again decorating the first floor of the school so beautifully for the Christmas season
-Mrs. Nancy DiVittorio and her brother-in-law, Mr. Lawrence DiVittorio, for decorating Msgr. Campbell Hall so beautifully Mrs. Kebbe for decorating the front entrance for Christmas and for making us a beautiful wreath for over the front door
-The Rico family for their donation of Lindt Lindor Truffles for our Christmas raffle
-Our Maintenance Team: Mr. Andrea and Mr. Mario for their extra hard work during the Christmas season
-Mrs. Mincone for her creative decorating of our school windows for Christmas and throughout the school year
-Our students and their families for their donations to the Propagation of the Faith in the amount of $178.00
-Mr. Jeffrey DiVittorio for his continuous generosity in cleaning our linen tablecloths for all the different occasions
-The faculty and staff for their Christmas gift donations to help make Christmas special for the moms at Hour Children
-Everyone who made donations to the Bowery Residents for the homeless sponsored by the SFACA Girl Scouts
-The SFACA Singers for their beautiful caroling at the Christmas Shows and for the Golden Age ladies of the parish.
-Mrs. Annunziata, Miss Mullaney, and Mrs. Nealis, for their outstanding direction of the SFACA Singers
-Mr. and Mrs. Geiger for Pajamas and Pancakes with Santa and the volunteers who helped them, and Ms. Anka Milin for Santa pictures, and Santa for making a special visit to take pictures with the students of SFACA
-Mrs. McCarthy and Miss Pascarella for coordinating ticket sales for the Christmas shows
-Our SFA Carolers for their outstanding performance at St. John’s Prep H.S. on December 15
-Students who attained Principal’s List, First Honors, and Second Honors for the First Trimester. They received a pizza lunch.
FYI AND REMINDERS:
-Please try to be on time for school, lateness matters. No more than 5 in order to achieve Principal’s List and Honors
-World’s Finest Candy Sale begins on January 10. Every student is responsible for selling 1 box of chocolate.
–All school visitors and volunteers must enter school through the front door entrance only for security purposes.
-During the winter months when we have inclement weather, children should enter school at the back door A until the door is closed.
After that, they must use the front door entrance of the school. If the gate on 21st Avenue is closed due to icy or snowy conditions, use the front door entrance. School closings will be announced on our Parent Alert Phone System and school website.
–Any messages pertaining to your child such as absence, homework pickup, etc. must be called in to the office in the morning. Homework may be picked up from the office at 3:00 p.m., or you can request to have it sent with a friend from your child’s class.
-If your child receives a new vaccine, please have your doctor send this information to us.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK JANUARY 28 to FEBRUARY 2
The theme this year is Learn- Serve- Lead- Succeed. This special week will begin with 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, January 28, 2018 followed by coffee in the Lower School. A tour of the school will be available.
Our sincerest wishes that the New Year 2018 will be filled with God’s choicest blessings and peace in our world. Many thanks for all your thoughtful remembrances to each of us during this Christmas season.
Ms. Stefano, Faculty, and Staff