Congratulations and God Bless! On Wednesday October 25th 2017, many members of St. Francis de Sales Grade 8 will be blessed by the Holy Spirit.
Due to the ceremonies being at 1pm and 4pm, the 8th Grade class is off on Wednesday the 25th. The rest of the school has an early dismissal at 12pm.
May the gifts of the Holy Spirit be with our 8th grade and lead them to be the future leaders of the church. Please also keep in your prayers some of our 8th graders who later in December will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation at Blessed Trinity Parish.
Now onto next week:
Picture Day: This Monday 10/23 is picture day. For our Nursery through 7th graders. All those students who are getting pictures may remain in their school uniform or dress up for their picture. Please remind your child that dressing up for pictures is very different than dressing down. All those students who are not getting pictures taken are to be in their full school uniform. If your child has gym on picture day please have them wear sneakers if they are dressing up or bring a change of shoes so they can participate in gym.
8th grade students will have their individual Graduation pictures taken Monday December 11th. Class Picture day is Monday November 6th.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office.
Book Fair: This year our Book Fair is being held on Tuesday 10/24, Wednesday 10/25 and Thursday 10/26. Parents of students in grades K-3 are welcome to meet their children in the gym to help shop for books during their child’s assigned time.
We have some special events planned that we hope your children will participate in
- All for Books: Our school will be collecting funds for our All for Books program. By donating some loose change or just one dollar we will be able to donate books and classroom libraries to children in need through organizations such as Kids in Need Foundation. All money raised at our book fair will be matched by Scholastic Book Fairs. Your families act of kindness helps bring more knowledge, imagination, and love for reading into the lives of students across the country. We will be sending books to Catholic Schools affected by the Hurricanes earlier in the school year.
- Family Day at the Book Fair- Tuesday October 24th @2:45pm-4:45pm: Children can come with members of their family. (Grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents, and younger siblings) All items that were for sale at the book fair will be available to purchase. Mrs. Martello will be reading a book to the children at 3:15pm and Mr. Scharbach will be reading a book to the children at 3:45pm. There will be some light refreshments available.
A very special thank you to Rita Martin for coordinating this year’s fall Book Fair.
Halloween Dance: Next Friday October 27th, there will be a Halloween Dance for the 6th, 7th and 8th graders from 7pm-10pm. This year’s theme is Stars from Pop Culture! Students are asked to dress as their favorite TV and Movie characters! Students will be directed about the appropriateness of their costumes on that night. We are looking to have a fun and safe evening for our children. Please note: this dance is for St. Francis de Sales students only.
Yearbook: We will be selling our yearbooks during the month of October as our team of 8th graders begin to work on the yearbook in the Winter of 2017-2018. To order a yearbook please print out the following Yearbook-Order-Form
If you would like to order a school yearbook, (delivery in May) please put your payment of cash or check (made payable to SFDS, with SFDS yearbook on memo line) return it to school with the order form no later than Wednesday, November 1st. There will be no orders accepted after this date. The yearbook is a nice way to remember the school year since each class has an individual page.
Father Bill Sweeney Installed as Pastor: On Sunday October 29th Father Bill Sweeney will be installed at Pastor here at St. Francis de Sales Parish. The Parish is in need of adult volunteers to assist with set-up and clean up. If anyone would like to volunteer they can contact Father Jim via email at Jim1950@aol.com
Lunch Duty: We are in need of some parents to help volunteering for our lunch periods. If you are VIRTUS trained and are able to do the lunch duty, we certainly appreciate it. We are continuing to assign lunch duty using a web-based service called Sign Up. It enables those who want to do lunch duty to sign up for slots on specific days with email reminders. It is our hope this will help with the number of cancellations and no shows from families.
To sign up for lunch duty please use the website: Lunch Duty Sign Up
1) Click the link above to see our Sign-Up on Sign Up
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on Sign Up
Volunteers, thank you so much for all of your help!
Box Tops for Education: Currently PreK is leading the pack, slightly in front of Kindergarten. It is still anybody’s race but all submissions need to be turned in by 10/27 to count towards this fall competition. Try and collect some over the weekend! Many box tops expire on November 1, 2017, so please make sure to check your pantries and submit those box tops. Another way to earn extra box tops is to download the Box Tops Bonus App, set up an account and submit receipts for offerings. It’s a great way to multiply earnings. If you begin using the app, you can print out the screenshot of your earnings and the credit will be giving to your child.
For a collection sheet please click here.
Here are the standings as of 10/20/17…
Sherwood Wreaths: This year our school is selling Christmas Evergreens as a fundraising project. This project will be offering evergreens to decorate your home and also the opportunity to send a gift item across the country or across town. Our sale kicked off this week and the last day we will be able to accept an order is November 3, 2017. You can contact Kim Rudden at (917) 558-0304 with any questions. All checks should be made payable to Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Academy. For more information and/or an order form please click here.
$15,000 Raffle: Jump on this chance to win up to $15,000! Please see attached a special raffle that the academy is holding this Fall (11/26/17). If you’d like to contact the sellers directly to purchase your ticket, their contact information can be found below. You can call or text.
John Martin 718-344-7274 holding tickets 1 to 10
Patrick Hayden 347-539-0437 holding tickets 11 to 20
Rita Hayden 718-570-7908 holding tickets 21 to 30
Billy Kelly 917-209-3634 holding tickets 31 to 40
Jennifer LaPrice 917-723-8834 holding tickets 41 to 50
Terrance Moriarity 917-685-0134 holding tickets 51 to 60
Brynn Heegan 917-495-7779 holding tickets 61 to 70
JoJo O’Grady 917-417-4532 holding tickets 71 to 80
Rita Hayden 718-570-7908 holding tickets 81 to 90
Dina Tammero 718-207-1398 holding tickets 91 to 100
Any questions about the raffle can be directed to Rita Hayden at 718-570-7908.
Stop and Shop: Stop and Shop Rewards have begun. Through the A+ School Rewards Program, parents and supporters can help simply by registering their Stop & Shop Card to our school’s ID number 09270 and then shopping at any Stop & Shop store. To register, go to http://stopandshop.com/aplus/register-card/ or dial 1-877-275-2758 to register your card over the phone. At the end of the program our school is presented with a check. We are looking forward to another successful year of A+ SCHOOL REWARDS!
Please note that we will be having a Dress Down Day on 11/17/17 for all students whose families have registered.
Have a great weekend!