October 2019 News & Calendar

Dear SFACA Families:

Thank you for getting us off to a wonderful start.  October is filled with many family fun activities beginning with Spirit Day on October 1st.  The week will conclude with a School Mass on Friday, October 4th at 9:00 a.m. in honor of our Patron Saint on his Feast Day.

PARISH FESTIVAL was held on Saturday, September 28th.  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. We greatly appreciate all our families and friends who came and supported this event.               

SPIRIT DAY– will take place on Tuesday, October 1st. 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.


K-102, K-106, Grades 1 & 2       9:00 – 10.00 a.m.
PK 107-109-110                        10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Grades 6, 7, 8                            11:40 – 12:40 p.m.
Grades 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 to welcome Ms. Fiona O’Shea, our new Student Support Service provider.

– Breakfast with the Principal will begin on October 22nd for the parents in grades 6-8.  Please join us in MMC at 8:30- a.m.
-Everyone involved with our 13th 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.
-Our Home Academy Association for organizing Spirit Day, 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. Demetriou and Mrs. Damiris for all their 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 22nd  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 on our website:  www.sfaacademy.org
-Please return your completed Student Information and Authorization to Release Sheets 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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