October 2018 News & Calendar

“Work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.” Romans 12:11   



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 1st.  The week will conclude with a School Mass on Friday, October 5th at 9:00 a.m. in honor of our Patron Saint.

PARISH FESTIVAL will be held on Saturday, October 6th.  It begins with an outdoor Mass at 11:30 a.m. and concludes at 9:00 p.m. with the drawing of the chance book winners. There are rides, activities, games, food, music, and much more.  Invite your families and friends to come and enjoy and support this event.               

SPIRIT DAY– will take place on Wednesday, October 3rd. 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.
UPK 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, Miss Katrina McTigue for Math, and Mrs. Melinda Janow, Student Support Service. We’d also like to welcome Miss Brittany Kemp for Speech who is new to SFACA this year.  The selection of students by the Department of Education is based on standardized test scores and residence.

-All the parents who attended the very successful Breakfast with the Principal and for the Home/Academy Association for supplying the breakfast goodies.
-Everyone involved with our 12th Annual Fall Festival: the 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, Mrs. Angelika Mincone 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, grandparents and parishioners 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 Flynn and O’Hara 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 16th this year.  Please mark your calendar for this exciting event.
-Please remember that tuition is due on the 15th 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 child’s 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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