March 2020 News and Calendar

Dear SFACA 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 and our eighth graders will receive two very special Sacraments of Initiation.

Families who have a four year old child born in 2016 and not presently attending our Pre-School Program, please contact Mrs. Annunziata if you would like to register your child for our Pre-K for All Program beginning September 2020. You can reach Mrs. Annunziata by calling the school office at 718-726-9405 ext. 3 or through her email at Siblings receive priority status when registering for the PKFA Program. All students must apply on line through the DOE site.

New Student Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will take place on the first Tuesday of the month – March 3, April 7, May 5 and June 2.  Please recommend SFACA to your friends and have them call to make an appointment and to receive further detailed information.

-The Home Academy Association and everyone who helped to make Student Appreciation Day and Teacher Appreciation Day so special for everyone.
-Our Home Academy Association, Mrs. Kelly Williams and all the volunteers who helped for the Father/Daughter Dance
-Our coordinators of Fat Tuesday festivities, the Home/Academy Board and Mr. Vorlicek, and all the parents who volunteered their time to make this event so much fun for the students.
-Mrs. Damiris. Mrs. Demetriou, Mrs. Daviotis and Mrs. Minieri for their assistance with New Student Registrations
-Parents from Grade 3 and 6 who hosted the February Cake Sale with a profit of $139.

-Fiona Hosey, Gr. 8, Winner of the Upper Grades Math Bee, Jayden Abela, Gr. 7, First Runner-Up, and all the participants for a wonderful job.  Fiona became one of the finalists, and went on to compete in the Diocesan Math Bee where she represented St. Francis with distinction.  Great achievement, Fiona!
-Chloe Kebbe for being selected to participate in the 2020 New York City Catholic School Honor Band Concert on March, 29th at 1 p.m. at St. Francis Preparatory H.S. Students who are selected represent the “best of the best” musicians from our area schools. Way to go, Chloe!
-Our second graders who will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, March 7, and to our eighth graders who will  receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Frank Caggiano on Sunday, March 15.

Candy Sale Winners:
    –Grade 4 Top Class; Top Seller (15 boxes) Graziella Armenio, Grade 4, – $150 Amazon Gift Card; Second Highest Seller Tie (11 boxes) Luca Ferrara and Flavia Sportelli, Gr.4, $50 Amazon Gift Card each and Third Highest Seller (9 boxes) Jordan Ceron Gr. 6 – $50 Amazon Gift Card
    –Regular Raffle – Dimitrios Drakopoulos, PK 110, Winner of the $150 Amazon Gift Card, and Maria Damiris and Jordan Ceron each received a one pound bar of World’s Finest Chocolate and two N.U.T. cards
    –Blowout Raffle – Giulla Lombardi Grade 6 and Joseph Ciaccio Grade 3, 10 N.U.T. cards
    –Family Tuition Raffle ($470) Damiris Family, Grade 4

-Label all clothing, school uniforms, and gym attire.  We have many unclaimed items with no names.
-Our uniform policy will be enforced and students will receive a dress code violation if out of uniform.  Three violations will earn a detention.  Please see that your child complies with the uniform policy of SFACA (see Handbook, pages 7-8).
-Please do not double park your cars, leave cars unattended, or bring dogs to school. It’s a safety concern to our school families.
-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

Click here for the printable March 2020 Calendar