October 2017 News & Calendar


Dear SFA Families:

Thank you for getting us off to a wonderful start.  October is filled with many family fun activities beginning with Spirit Week on October 2.  The week will conclude with a School Mass on Friday, October 6 at 9:00 a.m. in honor of our Patron Saint.

PARISH FESTIVAL was held on Saturday, September 30.  It began with an outdoor Mass at 11:30 a.m. and concluded at 9:00 p.m. with the drawing of the chance book winners. There were rides, activities, games, food, music, and much more.  Many families and friends were in attendance and supported this event.               

SPIRIT DAY– will take place on Wednesday, October 4. Gym attire and sneakers are to be worn to school.  Parents are invited to watch from outside the fence as their children participate in a variety of relay races, games, etc. 


          CLASS                                   TIME                                                   

 K-102, K-106, Gr. 1, Gr. 2          9:00  – 10.00 a.m.
 PK 107-109-110                        10:00  – 10:30  a.m.
 Gr. 6, 7, 8                                   10:45  –  11:45 a.m                                       
 Gr. 3, 4, 5                                    1:00   –   2:00 p.m.                                                

Once again, we have been awarded Title I services, a federally funded program based on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  We are very pleased to welcome back Miss Melissa Ostroll for Reading and Mrs. Melinda Janow, Student Support Service.  New to our school this year is Miss Katrina McTigue for Math. The selection of students by the Department of Education is based on standardized test scores and residence.


-Bishop Chapetto for celebrating our Opening School Mass and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our new Academy
-Messina Asphalt and the Messina Family for the layout and construction of our new play area
 -Mrs. Kebbe for beautifying our planters on the front steps of the Academy for the Bishops visit and also for making all the beautiful bows and ribbons for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
– Students and their families, faculty, and staff for their donations to the NCEA Student to Student Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
-Everyone involved with our 11th Annual Fall Festival:  Fall Festival Committee, the dedicated volunteers who gave their time in so many capacities, school parents, families, friends, and parishioners for attending the festival and supporting our school and parish. We also want to thank everyone who made donations to the festival, and a big thank you goes to Spitfire and Friends for the live music they provided throughout the day.
-The families, faculty, and staff for submitting orders for the Prestige Sale fundraiser.
-Mrs. Zotto and our Home Academy Association for organizing Spirit Week, Mr. Tracey for planning the sports activities, Mr. Vorlicek for organizing the Burger King lunch for the students, and all the parents who helped distribute snacks and drinks to the students
 -The parents who volunteered to be Class Reps and for:  door security, money counting, all food sales, and shopping.
– Mrs. Sweeney for recycling our toners at Staples and Mrs. Demetriou and her helpers for all her work with Box Tops for Education

-Students must be in full uniform at all times: belts, socks, shoes, etc.  Girls may only wear uniform headbands and ponytail  holders from FlynnOHara Uniforms or white/brown solid colors in their hair.  All students must wear white socks with gym uniform.
-Grocery Bingo will be on Friday, November 17 this year.  Please mark your calendar for this exciting event.
-Please remember that tuition is due on the 1st of every month.  Monthly statements will be sent home with your child and tuition should be dropped off at the rectory
-All food orders must be placed on Monday mornings and late orders will not be accepted after that day.   No student is permitted to  purchase food items on the day they are served.  Money cannot be refunded when a student is absent.
 -In the event of school closing due to inclement weather, announcements will be sent through Option C.  School closing information will be posted here on our website:  www.sfaacademy.org
-Please return your Emergency Information Sheet to your childs teacher if you have not done so already.  Always notify the school office of any change to your phone number, address, or other pertinent student-related information.

SAFETY ISSUESAt dismissal, please leave the school premises immediately.  Do not let your children run around the school and church properties.  Dogs should not be brought to school.  Double Parking around the school, and especially on 46th St., is a dangerous situation.  Please do not double park and leave your car unattended when picking up your child/children.  Thank you for remaining outside the schoolyard at all times.  Your cooperation is very much appreciated.

Ms. Stefano, Faculty, and Staff

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