October 2021 News & Calendar


Dear SFACA Families:

Welcome back to school and thank you for helping us get back to a wonderful start. October is filled with fun activities starting with our annual celebration of Spirit Day. Thank you to all for supporting our academy with this event. It will be a fun day for the students! If you are able to watch your child participate, please see the times listed below. Please note that masks will be required of all watching and all must remain outside the perimeter of the school yard.

The outdoor schedule for outside play is as follows:

8:10 – 8:40       PS – 101 & PS – 103

8:45 – 9:15       8 – 202

9:20 – 9:50       7 – 203

10:00 – 10:30   PK – 107, 109, 110

10:30 – 11:00    6 – 201

11:05 – 11:35    4 – 207 & 5 – 208

11:40 – 12:10    3 – 206

12:15 – 12:45    K – 106

12:50 – 1:20      1 – 209

1:25 – 1:55        2 – 210


There will a SFA Parish 91st Anniversary mass on October 4th, St. Francis’ Feast Day at 9am. Let us continue to pray to our patron saint for guidance, peace and serenity for all of us.

We welcome Miss Shannon Connors as our new 1st grade teacher while Mrs. Mauceli is on maternity leave, Miss Gianna Colandrea as our new 4th grade teacher, and Miss Stephanie Biscaglia as our new kindergarten teacher. We wish them a happy and successful year!

We installed our new Student Council members in September. We thank Miss Gangi, our 6th grade teacher and Mrs. Sturman, our 7th grade teacher who are moderators of Student Council. Our new members are Paulina Rucz, Harrison Goldberg, Vanessa Hosey, Nathan Merceica, Vasilios Nassis, and Gabriella Salgado. We congratulate and thank them for their service to our academy.

We also thank our parents as they volunteer as class moms and dads. Please know how much we appreciate all that you do to help the children of our academy.

There will be a Chipotle Fundraiser on October 19th. Stay tuned for more information. There will be a free dress down for Halloween on October 28th. Students in classes 3K, Pre-K, and K are permitted to come to school in costumes. Please no swords, helmets, or any items that can hurt other classmates. Grades 1-8 may dress down in colors orange and black.

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of everyone, please keep your child home if he or she is not feeling well. We also need to have all COVID screening forms completed on FACTS before 8:00am or a hard copy of the form to be handed in to the teacher first thing when entering the classroom. Masks are to be worn at all times when coming in the school building, as well as, when dropping and picking up your child.

Have a wonderful and safe Halloween!

Happy Autumn!

Ms. Stefano, Faculty, and Staff

October 2021 Printable Calendar