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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
-Mrs. Annunziata and the Student Council for all of their efforts with Water.org. A grand total of $5,000 was collected from the many wonderful events that were planned for the students.
-The Home Academy Board and everyone who helped to make Student Appreciation Day and Teacher Appreciation Day so special for everyone.
-Our Home Academy Association for the Father/Daughter Dance
-Mrs. Zotto, our coordinator of Mardi Gras, Mrs. Kyriakopoulos, Mrs. Damiris, and all the parents who volunteered their time to make this event so much fun for the students.
-Mrs Ceron, Mrs. Demetriou, and Mrs. Minieri for their assistance with New Student Registrations
-Parents from Grade 3 who hosted the February Cake Sale with a profit of $178
-Rafael Batelic, Gr. 7, Winner of the Upper Grades Spelling Bee, Darius Mihai, Gr. 6, First Runner-Up, and all the participants
-Congratulations to Garry Nolan, Gr. 7, for participating in the Regional Math Bee at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament. Garry became of the finalists, and he will now go on to compete in the Diocesan Math Bee. Good Luck, Garry!
-Katarina Mijat, Gr. 6, the Mardi Gras Grand Prize Winner of the Amazon 10 64GB Fire Tablet w/Alexa
-Our second graders who will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, March 3, and to our eighth graders who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Frank Caggiano on Saturday, March 10.
-George Kyriakopoulos, Gr.3, Winner of the Middle Grades Math Bee, Giulia Lombardi, Gr. 5, First Runner-Up, and all the contestants for an excellent job
–Candy Sale Winners: Luca Ferrara, Grade 2, Top Seller with 35 boxes and winner of a $150 Gift Card; Jake Ceron, Gr.1 and Jordan Ceron, Gr. 4, Second Highest Seller with 18 boxes and winner of a $100 Gift Car d; and Michael DiVittorio, Gr. 4, Third Highest Seller with 15 boxes and winner of a $50 Gift Card.
-Mia Lopez, Gr. 7, Winner of the $150 Best Buy Raffle
Luca Ferrara, Gr. 2, Winner of the Family Tuition Raffle of $450
FYI AND REMINDERS:
-Label all clothing, school uniforms, and gym attire. We have many unclaimed items with no names.
-For the safety of our children, please do not double park your cars, leave cars unattended, or bring dogs to school. Neighbors have been calling the office making complaints that school parents are either blocking their driveway or their car in the morning and they cannot get their car out. This situation is making them late for work. Please be respectful and do not double park your car.
-Please show concern for other children and teachers by keeping your child at home when he/she is ill. Remember that your child must be 24 hours fever free before returning to school.
As we journey through Lent, let us pray in the true Christian spirit and work together for each other and for the children who are our basic trust.
Ms. Stefano, Faculty, and Staff