SFACA Celebrates Catholic Schools Week 2022

The National theme for Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” Catholic schools have a specific purpose: to inspire students to be good citizens of the world, love God and neighbor and enrich society with the leaven of the gospel and by example of faith.  Academic excellence is the hallmark of Catholic education intentionally directed to the growth of the whole person – mind, body and soul. Finally, service is fundamental to Catholic education and the core of Catholic discipleship. Service is intended to help people not only be witnesses to Catholic social teaching, but also active participants through social learning.

The CSW logo emphasizes that the Catholic school, like the Catholic Church, is not a building or an institution, but it is the people. As the people of God, we work together to bring the Kingdom of God to Earth and raise up the next generation to do the same. The image of teachers and students forming the foundation of the school shows that they are active people of faith who serve others and God.

Our own SFACA theme for Catholic Schools Week is Together Hand in Hand. This week, we will focus on the work of our hands. Whether they are held together in prayer or working in service to God and his people, may we continually strive to uphold our Christ centered mission here on earth.

We look forward to celebrating and sharing our school, with you.

Sunday, January 30

We begin Catholic Schools Week with Sunday Mass bringing together members of the parish and school communities. SFACA benefits all year long from the religious guidance, prayers, and support our parish provides.  Please join us at our CSW Opening Liturgy at 11:00 a.m. as we honor all our  SFACA parents, not only for their love and support, but for all the sacrifices they make to keep their children enrolled at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy. Students who join us today at Mass, in their school uniform, will enjoy a special dress down day just for them. The second collection at Mass today will be used to purchase new furniture and desks for our classrooms.   Immediately following the 11:00 a.m. mass please join us at our school’s Open House until 1:00 p.m. 

Monday, January 31

A central aspect of Catholic Education is learning the importance of service to others.  When students take part in service activities – both local and beyond – they demonstrate the values and faith they gain through their Catholic education and learn how to make the world a better place. 

For our service project this year, SFACA will make a donation to God’s Love We Deliver. The mission of God’s Love We Deliver is to improve the health and well-being of men, women, and children living with, cancer, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and other terminal illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. This charitable organization prepares and delivers nutritious, high-quality meals to people in the NYC area who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. Please support this noteworthy cause which will continue for the entire week.  Donations from each class will be counted daily and the class with the most money at the end of the week will enjoy an ice cream celebration.  Please see details in our separate God’s Love We Deliver Flyer. Today is also Pajama Day! Children may purchase pancakes and dress in their coziest PJ’s. As a treat, hot chocolate and chocolate milk (younger grades) will be offered to all.

Tuesday, February 1

Today is National Appreciation Day for Catholic Schools.  We pray for the continued success of Catholic Schools across our nation.  In a special way we pray for our own Catholic School as we strive to prepare students to appreciate the value of service to others. Today is Super Hero Day and the students may dress up as their favorite Super Hero. Our own SFACA Super Heroes will continue to raise money for God’s Love We Deliver.  Today, PDHP invites you to join a virtual workshop at 10:00 “So That’s What you Meant to Say”: Clear Communication in a Digital World.  Please see separate flyer for details.  There will be an Open House for NEW FAMILIES today from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. for grades K – 4. Please call the school to schedule a tour.

Wednesday, February 2

Today, we celebrate our students by planning entertaining and meaningful activities for them to enjoy.  We recognize that a pathway to success includes time for both work and play.  Today students will enjoy a Burger King lunch and celebrate 2/2/22 by dressing in a classroom theme which highlights how we are all the same.  Please refer to the grade specific 2/2/22 details which will be given to you by your child’s classroom teacher.   

Thursday, February 3

Catholic schools prepare children to succeed by using their God-given talents to the fullest extent throughout their lives. CSW offers an opportunity for students to explore the many life paths that enable them to use their talents well. Today, on the feast of St. Blaise, students in grades K-8 will get their throats blessed. Please join PDHP for a virtual evening of Big Borough, Family Fun Night at 7:00pm for a fun night of family bonding and games. See separate flyer for details. Today grades 6, 7, and 8 will share their Wax Museum creations in Msgr. Campbell Hall at 2:00 p.m. We invite parents of grades 6, 7, and 8 to join us and witness the student’s multi-faceted God given talents. Kindly remember to wear your mask and adhere to all social distancing guidelines. Students will be placed in grade level, socially distant groups.  There will also be an Open House for NEW FAMILIES today from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. for grades 5 – 8. Please call the school to schedule a tour.

Friday, February 4

Today we celebrate our teachers who are the backbone of Catholic Schools.  On this day, schools honor teachers, as well as staff, who support the school in its all important work. We thank God for our talented and dedicated faculty and staff. To close our Catholic Schools Week please pray with us as at our closing liturgy, at 11:00 a.m.  Today, in a special way, we pray for Msgr. Maresca as he celebrates 44 years of priesthood. Please join us as we also pray for the continued success of our students and the growth and prosperity of our school. Dismissal today, for grades K-8, will be at 12:30 p.m. We thank the many parents, grandparents, alumni, parishioners, and Academy Board Members who provide volunteer serviceWe are all so grateful for each one of you.

New student registration for the 2022-2023 school year is

currently available and ongoing. 


Necessary documents include: Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, and current Immunization Record. A copy of the student’s current report card, June 2021 report card, and most recent  NYS Test scores and standardized test scores, IEP or IESP are also required, if applicable.


A non-refundable registration fee of $275 will be due for the first child and $125 for each additional child.

This fee includes application processing, Home Academy dues, and student insurance. 
This fee is payable by check or money order to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy.
 Cash cannot be accepted.


Registration for St. Francis of Assisi Free 3K For All Full Day Program

Children must be born in 2019 and turn 3 years old by 12/31/2022
Kindly create an account now on NYC DOE WEBSITE —> MySchools.nyc.   

You will receive an email from NYC when the portal is open for registration.


Registration for St. Francis of Assisi Free Pre-K For All Full Day Program

Children must be born in 2018 and turn 4 years old by 12/31/2022
Kindly create an account now on NYC DOE WEBSITE —> MySchools.nyc.   

You will receive an email from NYC when the portal is open for registration.