Let’s hope the frigid temperatures are gone for good as we move into the last week in March. I know we are all ready for sun shining days! We had another successful Parent Teacher Conference Day/Night this week. Thanks to all families for coming in to discuss your children’s great successes thus far. We look forward to a wonderful third trimester as we begin to wind down the 2016-2017 school year.
Now onto the week of March 27th
State test: On March 28, 29, and 30th, the grades 4, 6, and 8 will be taking the ELA New York State Exam. This year, the 6th grade will be taking the test on their Chromebooks, which they have been working on and practicing for the last couple of months. Please remember that the best recipe for success on those days is for your children to get a good night’s rest, eat a healthy breakfast each morning, and remember to be calm and try their best. We will begin testing at 8:30am, and plan to go to around 10:30am; however, the tests are untimed. As long as a child is productively working, he/she may take longer time if needed. Any questions about the state exams please feel free to reach out.
Card Party: We are now just ONE week away from our annual Card Party.
You may know that St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy’s Card Party is considered a premier Card Party in the area, and helps raise thousands of dollars for the school each year. Over the past few weeks Class Captains have been reaching out to parents to help create grade baskets to be raffled off at the Card Party. Card Party tickets are on sale and close to selling out. If you would like to purchase tickets please fill out the ticket order form
One of biggest prizes of the annual Card Party is the Tuition Raffle for one student for the 2017-2018 school year. Please think about supporting this raffle and get a chance of winning a free tuition for one child. (Winner need not be present). Tickets can be bought in the main office or by handing in tickets found on the order from by clicking here.
VIRTUS Workshop: Sister Pat Hudson will offer the VIRTUS WORKSHOP on Sunday, April 2 at 1 p.m. in St. Camillus Springman Hall (180 Beach 100 Street). Pre Registration is required. Please call Mary Kay Flynn at 718-634-8229. Please remember to volunteer in our school (lunch duty, chaperone field trips, etc) you need to be VIRTUS trained and have a background check.
Summer Uniform: Starting on Monday May 8th students can begin to wear their summer uniforms. This is just a reminder if anyone needs to purchase summer uniforms you should think of ordering them soon.
Save the Date: June 14th 2017 Flynn and O’Hara will be at school to measure students for their uniforms for the 2017-2018 school year.
St. Jude Math-A-Thon: WOW! I am so amazed by the generosity of many of our students and their family and friends this month. We as a school have raised over $18,000 for St. Jude’s Children Hospital. All money raised goes directly to supporting St. Jude and their work with children with pediatric cancer. To register and donate online, click here. All who have donated will be able to dress down on Friday April 7th.
A very special Thank You to Mrs. Foti who coordinates the Math-A-Thon each year.
Honor Band: Congratulations to Mark M, Claire M, and Juliann B all for being selected to join the New York City Catholic School Honor Band Concert. These students will perform at St. John’s Prep on April 2nd. The New York City Catholic School Honor Band represents the “best of the best” from all the Catholic School in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Archdiocese of NY.
Spring Concert: Members of the Paul Effman Band, please save the date! Tuesday May 23rd at 7pm is our fourth annual St Francis de Sales School Band Spring Concert.
Lunch Duty: If you are VIRTUS trained and are able to do the lunch duty, we certainly appreciate it.
To sign up for lunch duty please use the website below
We’re using Volunteer Spot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Sign-ups.
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click the link above to see our Sign-Up on Volunteer Spot
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 Volunteer Spot.
Note: Volunteer Spot does not share your email address with anyone. For more information about VIRTUS and how to be trained click here.
We are most grateful to the parents who are able to assist in our lunch program.
Please note that you can sign up for lunch duty from now until 06/16/17.
There are many dates and spots that are open for parents to volunteer.
Have a great week!