As of 8/14/20 all after school, Enrichment Programs, and Early Morning Drop off are suspended until further notice.
After School Program (Grades Pre- K-6)
The goal of the After School Program is to provide a safe, nurturing, fun environment for your children who need care after the regular school day. On most days the program will include time for play, snack, homework help, and an activity for the day (arts & crafts, board games, etc.).
It will be in session Monday through Thursday on most days when school is in session and will be staffed by members of the faculty assisted by 6th, 7th & 8th Grade students. Children in Grades PreK-6 may attend. After school is not in session on 1/2 day dismissals.
Early Morning Drop-off Program- 7:00am-7:40am (Pre-K through Grade 8)
Presently the school building opens each day at 7:30am for Grades K-8 and 7:40am for Pre-K.
The school day for all Grades Pre-K- 8th Grade begins at 7:55am.
Overview: Students who participate in the program can socialize, read, or eat breakfast (provided from home) under the supervision of one of our moderators
Location: Father Reddy Hall (Small Hall)
Time: Each school morning from 7:00-7:40 AM Please do not send children before 7:00 AM as there will be no supervision.
Cost: $5 for one child, $8 for two children, $10 for three or more children
Payment: Payment should be made at the door each morning or it can be made at the end of each week, please send payments in an envelope marked Early Morning Program with the child(ren)s name and class
Please Note: Your Early Morning Program balance each week needs to be paid in full before participating in the next week.
Performing Art Club (Grades 6-8)
Abrakadoodle Art (Grades K-4)
Balanced Kidz: A Wellness Program focused on Fitness and Nutrition (Grades K-3)
Mad Science/School House Chess (Grades K-5) Registration is online
Paul Effman Band (Grades 2-8)
The band program is available to students with or without experience.
After a great deal of consideration, Paul Effman Music has made the decision to teach 100% online this school year. Many factors have contributed to this decision, but two main factors are:
- Our teachers teach in multiple buildings per week
- Studies into the safety of playing a wind/brass instrument and singing have been conducted by multiple leading organizations. As of now, the results are inconclusive and potential spray output is still considered a possible transmission risk.
We understand music is an integral part of each student’s education and well being. We have been working diligently to create the most versatile and comprehensive online learning platform available anywhere. The curriculum allows us to be able to provide live weekly classes through zoom and we have added our entire curriculum to our website.
We have created an online Demonstration/Recruitment page with videos, great information on the importance of music, information about the online classes, and links to Register online.
The 2020-2021 school year will certainly be an interesting and challenging year, but it is our hope to keep the music alive so that when things can return to the way they were, our students will be ready to perform for their school and community again!
Paul Effman Music wants to wish all of you the best of luck on your re-opening. We are always here for you to do whatever we can to help. Please stay safe and healthy!!!
Register online: www.pemusic.com/join
National Junior Honor Society (Grades 6-8)
The purpose of the Sister Maura Clarke National Junior Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage good citizenship in the students of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy.
Please see the above presentation on the requirements to become a member of the National Junior Honor Society and how to keep membership with the NJHS once you are a member. Please also watch the following video with the NJHS moderators, Ms. Killian and Ms. Farragher