Week of March 27th 2017

Dear Families,

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

Lunch Duty Sign Up

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!

SFDS Week of March 20th 2017

Dear Families,

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

It’s hard to believe that we are officially in Trimester 3. The year continues to fly by! Second trimester report card conferences are scheduled for this Thursday March 23th 2017. These conversations are one of the best ways to provide information on how your child is doing in school.  Sharing information about your child’s progress enables us to effectively bridge school and home, as we are always mindful of meeting the academic needs of your child.

 

Please join us for the afternoon session from 12:45pm-2:45pm or the evening session from 6:00pm-7:30pm. (Nursery families please follow the schedule sent home from Mrs. O’Malley. Just a reminder that all accounts have to be up to date to receive your child(ren)’s report card.

 

Now onto the week of March 20th

 

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy has launched a Facebook page! To keep up with all of the events in and around SFDS, like and/or follow our page. You can see what happened this week by clicking here.

 

Card Party: We are now less than 2 weeks 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. Starting on Monday March 20th, Card Party tickets will be on sale please look in your child’s folder and return promptly as tickets sell out quickly.

 

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.

 

Bake Sale 8th Grade: A special thank you to the 8th grade who on Sunday 3/12 held a bake sale after masses at St. Francis.  The sale was a great success. Thanks to all who supported.

 

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.

 

Radio Bingo: Please join us for a fun night of Radio Bingo, country style next Friday March 24th at 7pm at the Rockaway Council 2872. This great fundraiser will support revamping the SMART Boards throughout our building. For more information on how to buy tickets to the event, click here. This is an adults-only event.

 

Dress Down Friday: Next Friday we are having a $1.00 Dress Down to help support the New York City Hemophilia Chapter (NYCHC). NYCHC provides a range of programs and events that foster a sense of community amongst affected families through the sharing of experiences and mutual support. NYCHC also provides families with information and education, and supports and advocates for access to quality medical care, better treatments, and ultimately a cure.

 

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: All permission slips and booklets have been handed out to students who are looking to participate in this year’s Math-A-Thon. All money raised goes directly to supporting St. Jude and their work with children with pediatric cancer. For several years, we have a been a top 100 school in fundraising across the country. We hope to continue to our great work for this year as well. To register and donate online, click here. All who donate will be able to dress down on Friday April 7th.

 

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.

 

2nd Grade Communion Parent Meeting: This Monday parents of those students who are receiving First Communion at SFDS are asked to attend a parent meeting with Mrs. Greene (Director of Religious Education of SFDS) at 7pm. Any questions please call the Religious Education Office at 718-945-6911.

 

7th Grade Proximate Prep Meeting: This Wednesday 3/22 there is a proximate prep meeting for those 7th graders and their parents who are expecting to receive Confirmation at SFDS next Fall. The meeting begins at 6:30pm. Any questions please call the Religious Education Office at 718-945-6911.

 

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

Lunch Duty Sign Up

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!

School Closed due to Snow on 3/14/17

Dear Academy Families,

After taking a look at the weather report for tomorrow (Snowfall starting at 3am and continuing until 7pm with 8-12 inches of snow predicted) and conferring with other principals in the Diocese it has been decided that tomorrow Tuesday March 14th 2017 will be a Snow day here at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Academy.

Due to the snow day the following changes will be made

  • Ninjaneering using Lego for Grades K-2 scheduled for 3/14/17 will now be scheduled for Tuesday 4/4/17
  • Paul Effman Band scheduled for 3/14/17 will now be scheduled for Tuesday 5/23/17
  • Mommy/Daddy and Me for Tuesday 3/14 will be canceled

Any child who is registered for Afterschool will have a credit to their account to be used on a future date.

All Students may wear their gym uniform on Wednesday. If a child wears snow boots to school they must bring a change of sneakers/shoes.

If you have any questions about scheduling changes you can call the main office or email us at admin@stfrancisschoolbh.net.

It is our hope that we will be open on Wednesday March 15th yet please either check our website at www.stfrancisacademybh.org or check for an email blast.

SFDS Week of March 13th 2017

Dear Families,

What a wonderful Respect Week we’ve had over the last five days. First, our students in grades K through 8 signed a pledge to not bully or stand by when someone else is being bullied after our Power of One assembly. We also received many awesome entries for the Poster/Essay contest. Congratulations to our essay winners  and our poster winners. Finally, Mrs. Fountaine directed a fantastic version of a “ Speak Life” video, which was presented to the school today during our Respect Week Prayer Service. We are so blessed to have this wonderful community of students, teachers, and staff to show what respecting oneselves and each other truly looks and feels like.

 

Now onto the week of March 13th

 

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy has launched a Facebook page! To keep up with all of the events in and around SFDS, like and/or follow our page. You can see what happened this week by clicking here.

 

First Penance: Good luck to our  second grade students from Blessed Trinity Parish who will be receiving first Penance tomorrow. A special word of Thanks to both Mrs. Watters and Ms. Finlayson for preparing our second graders for this important sacrament. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers as you continue on your spiritual journey and prepare for receiving the Eucharist for the first time.

 

Card Party: We are now less than 3 weeks 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 2 weeks Class Captains have been reaching out to parents to help create grade baskets to be raffled off at the Card Party. Starting on Monday March 20th, Card Party tickets will be on sale. Look in next week’s email blast for more information.

 

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.

 

Tuition Arrears: This week final tuition arrears reports will be going out for those families that are in arrears. Please be mindful of the fact to keep your account up to date for all tuition or any outstanding fees. Please remember that report cards are not distributed unless your account is up to date as of 2/15/17. Any issues please feel free to be in touch.

 

Radio Bingo: Please join us for a fun night of Radio Bingo, country style on Friday March 24th at 7pm at the Rockaway Council 2872. This great fundraiser will support revamping the SMART Boards throughout our building. For more information on how to buy tickets to the event, click here. This is an adults-only event.

 

St. Jude Math-A-Thon: All permission slips and booklets have been handed out to students who are looking to participate in this year’s Math-A-Thon. All money raised goes directly to supporting St. Jude and their work with children with pediatric cancer. For several years, we have a been a top 100 school in fundraising across the country. We hope to continue to our great work for this year as well. To register and donate online, click here.

 

Math Bee: Good Luck to Patrick M who will be representing St. Francis at the Diocesan Math Bee (Grades 3,4, and 5) on March 14th (Pi Day!). Good luck, Patrick!

 

Mother-Son Bowling: Our Mother-Son Bowling Event for Grades K-3 is all set for tomorrow at 1:30 pm at Woodmere Lanes. No tickets will be sold at the bowling alley. A special thanks to Mrs. Gannon and Mrs. Spaeth for planning this event.

 

St. Patrick’s Day: On Friday, March 17th all students are invited to dress down wearing green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

 

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

Lunch Duty Sign Up

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!

SFDS Week of March 6th 2017

Dear Families,

I hope everyone has a safe and fun day for Rockaway St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow. Congrats to Msgr. Bracken for being a Grand Marshall in the parade this year. Way to go, Msgr. Bracken!

 

Next Monday we kick off our 2nd annual RESPECT Week here at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy. During this week we hope as a school through prayer, classroom lessons, assemblies, contests, and various presentations in different grade levels that highlight and build upon meaningful lessons that focus on preventing bullying and unkind behavior.

We are all created in God’s likeness and image and we are called to love one another. We hope that through the week to inspire students to follow that message of love and respect.

 

Now onto the week of March 6th

 

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy has launched a Facebook page! To keep up with all of the events in and around SFDS, like and/or follow our page. You can see what happened this week by clicking here.

 

RESPECT Week Contest: Please click here for more information on the Essay and Poster Contest for Grades 3-8. All submissions must be in by Wednesday March 8th.

 

Power of One Assembly: It’s Albert Einstein who said that “The world is a dangerous place not because of the evil in it, but because of those who watch it happen and do nothing about it.” In this presentation through carefully selected stories, presenters will share how a community can be built one student at a time to finally put a stop to bullying. Everyone at the end of this engaging talk will walk away understanding how they can use their power of one collective voice to prevent bullying in our school.

 

RESPECT Week Prayer Service: Please join us as we gather as a school community on Friday March 10th at 11am. This prayer service will be the culmination of a wonderful week celebrating each other and the respect we have for ourselves, our peers, and our communities.

 

Box Tops for Education: Congratulations to Kelly S in our Pre-K who was the January/February Box Tops Raffle Winner. Kelly has won a movie gift card. Stay tuned for our next contest during the upcoming weeks.

 

Radio Bingo: Please join us for a fun night of Radio Bingo, country style on Friday March 24th at 7pm at the Rockaway Council 2872. This great fundraiser will support revamping the SMART Boards throughout our building. For more information on how to buy tickets to the event, click here. This is an adults-only event.

 

St. Jude Math-A-Thon: All permission slips and booklets have been handed out to students who are looking to participate in this year’s Math-A-Thon. All money raised goes directly to supporting St. Jude and their work with children with pediatric cancer. For several years, we have a been a top 100 hundred school in fundraising across the country. We hope to continue to our great work for this year as well. To register and donate online, click here.

 

Class of 2018 Ring Order Form: Three weeks ago, the 7th grade was given an order form for their Class of 2018 Ring. All orders were due back to the office by Wednesday March 1. The absolute last day to order a Ring is this Monday March 6. More information is available by clicking here.

 

Math Bee: Congratulations to Patrick M and Liam M for becoming the winner and runner up for the grades 3, 4, and 5 Math Bee. Patrick will be representing St. Francis at the Diocesan Math Bee on March 14th (Pi Day!). Good luck, Patrick!

 

Picture Re-Take: Lifetouch will be returning this Monday March 6th to retake 8th grade individual Graduation pictures and Nursery individual pictures. In order to have your child’s picture retaken, you must return the original package. No additional photos will be taken without the originals being returned. Thank You!

 

Mother-Son Bowling: Our Mother-Son Bowling Event for Grades K-3 is on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Woodmere Lanes. All money was due by Wednesday March 1st 2017. The absolute last day to register is Monday March 6. A special thanks to Mrs. Gannon and Mrs. Spaeth for planning this event.

 

Tuition Raffle: We are now less than 4 weeks 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. 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.

 

Chocolate Sale: We have been thrilled with the success of our Chocolate Sale. Thank you to all who supported this fundraiser! Because of the success, we will be working on the Small Hall staircases beginning this weekend. At this point anyone who did not want to sell their box of candy should have already  brought it back to the school or to Worlds Famous.  We kindly ask that all outstanding  money ($60 a box) be returned to school by Monday March 6th. We will be following up with families this coming week.

 

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

Lunch Duty Sign Up

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!

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption. Penance, reflection, repentance, redemption and resurrection are all very big and important vocabulary words, and will be discussed in our religion classes over the coming weeks.

Today during our school mass our foreheads will be marked with ashes to humble our hearts and remind us that life passes away on Earth. We remember this when we are told: “Remember, Man is dust, and unto dust you shall return.”

Many Christians choose to leave the ashes on their forehead for the remainder of the day, not to be showy and boastful. Rather, they do it as a witness that all people are sinners in need of repentance AND that through Jesus all sins are forgiven through faith.

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy’s RESPECT Week Essay or Poster Contest for grades 3-8

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy’s  RESPECT Week  Essay or Poster Contest for grades 3-8

To participate in the contest, you may enter by creating a poster, OR writing an essay.

Due Date: Wednesday March 8th 2017

All entries can be handed in to your homeroom teacher

 

Poster Ideas and Rules:

  • Must include a theme or slogan that can help prevent bullying in our school and community, which is reflected in the artwork.
    • Some topic ideas:
      • Physical bullying (shoving, hitting, kicking, touching)
      • Emotional bullying (name calling, insults, teasing, etc.)
      • Social bullying (gossiping, teasing about appearance, public humiliation, etc.)
      • Cyber bullying (texting/messaging threats or unkind language, mean emails or posts on social media, etc.)
      • Positive Friendships
      • Peer Pressure
      • Peer Conflict
    • Must be on either 8.5 x 11 or 11 x 17 paper
    • Must show original artwork and slogan ideas
    • Name and class must be on the back of the poster

 

Essay Prompt and Rules:

Why is RESPECT for yourself and others necessary to help prevent bullying?

  • 400 words or less
  • School heading
  • Paragraph form
  • Revised and edited
  • Following proper spelling and grammar rules

1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Winners will be picked for both the Art and Essay categories (6 total winners!)

1st Place Prize: $30 Gift Card to Breezy Dogs & Shakes

2nd Place Prize: $20 Gift Card to Breezy Dogs & Shakes

3rd Place Prize: $10 Gift Card to Breezy Dogs & Shakes

SFDS Week of February 27th

Dear Families,

Congrats Blue Team!

 

What a week we had here at St. Francis de Sales. From our opening mass all the way to Blue and Gold and Day, it has been an eventful and memorable Catholic School’s Week. Weeks like this make us realize why St. Francis is so special.

 

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy has launched a Facebook page! To keep up with all of the events in and around SFDS, like and/or follow our page. You can see what happened this week by clicking here.

We now break for a week and return on Monday February 27th.

Lent: Each year, the Church gives us the season of Lent to prepare ourselves for the joyful celebration of Easter.  Over the centuries, the themes of this forty-day period have remained amazingly consistent: renewal, change, turning to Christ, starting over.  The very term, Lent comes from an Old English word meaning spring, which gives clear indication of the newness to which we are called during this annual observance.  The season of Lent gives us as Catholics the time to reflect on the great sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and how His resurrection gives us the belief of eternal life.   Let our next few weeks be a time of renewal and growing closer to Jesus Christ and his cross.

When we return from break we will start our Lenten season with our annual collection of mite boxes for the Propagation of Faith and classes will begin to pray the Stations of the Cross.

½ Day on Wednesday 3/1: Just a reminder that Wednesday March 1st is 12:00n dismissal. There is no After School available. We ask that all students wear their uniform, as we will be attending mass as a school for Ash Wednesday.

 

Pennies for the Poor: On Friday March 3rd, we ask all students to bring in $1 to dress down. All proceeds will go to the Sisterhood of Ministry, which helps builds houses in South America. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

 

Class of 2018 Ring Order Form: Earlier this week, the 7th grade was given an order form for their Class of 2018 Ring. All orders are due back to the office by Wednesday March 1. More information is available by clicking here.

 

Math Bee: We will be having our annual 3rd,  4th, and 5th Grade Math Bee on Tuesday February 28th at 1pm. Congrats to our classroom winners.

 

Grade 3

Tess K

Kieran O

John C

Leigh B

Shane O

Dylan E

 

Grade 4

MaryKate C

Colin C

James N

Logan M

James J

Julia T

 

Grade 5

Richard C

Thomas M

Liam M

Patrick M

Daisy O

Joseph O

The families of the participants are invited to join us on Tuesday at 1pm.

 

Picture Re-Take: Lifetouch will be returning on Monday March 6th to retake 8th grade individual Graduation pictures and Nursery individual pictures. In order to have your child’s picture retaken, you must return the original package. No additional photos will be taken without the originals being returned. Thank You!

 

Mother-Son Bowling: Two weeks ago we sent home a flyer about how to purchase tickets for the Mother-Son Bowling Event for Grades K-3.  Due to space limitations we can only accommodate these Grades at this time. This event will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Woodmere Lanes. Space is limited and admission is on a first come first serve basis.  The cost is $20/per bowler and it includes light fare & photo booth. All money is due by Wednesday March 1st 2017. Please send in CASH to Monica Spaeth (2B) or Danielle Gannon (2B) to reserve a spot; please include name(s) and grade(s).

 

Tuition Raffle: We are now less than 2 months 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.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.

 

Chocolate Sale: At this point anyone who did not want to sell their box of candy should have brought it back to school unopened to be returned to World’s Famous. If you kept a box, Happy Selling! We kindly ask that all money ($60 a box) be returned to school by Monday February 27th.

 

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

Lunch Duty Sign Up

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.

 

Financial Aid for 2017-2018 School Year: Financial aid is available for students in Grades Pre-K to 8, who attend a Brooklyn or Queens Catholic School or Academy

To Apply

  • Starting January 17, go to www.futuresineducation.org
  • From the main menu, click SCHOLARSHIPS and then APPLY. Scholarship Deadline
  • Families who received an award last academic year: March 31, 2017
  • New families: April 21, 2017 More Information

Please visit www.futuresineducation.org

  • An outside vendor, TADS Financial Aid Assessment Service has been selected by Futures in Education to conduct fair and confidential financial need assessments for families that may need assistance paying tuition.
  • TADS Live chat: www.mytads.com | E-mail: support@tads.com
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Eastern Standard
  • TimeNote: There is a non-refundable $30.00 application processing fee payable by credit card, check or money order to TADS.

Have a great week!