2019 State of the Academy Presentation
Google Classroom/Chromebook (Grades 5-8)
Go Math (Grades K-6)
Please note that Student Editions and Practice Books are combined in our Go Math Program so pages may be incorrect. Please use the chapter and section as your guide.
6th Grade: Student Edition
Sadlier Religion Textbook Resource
Please note that this is not a digital edition of the workbook, yet rather a resource to be used to help supplement the children’s instruction.
National Junior Honor Society (Grades 6-8)
The purpose of the Sister Maura Clarke National Junior Honor Society is tocreate 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. Learn More
Fountas and Pinnell Leveling
At Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Academy, we use the Fountas and Pinnell Leveling system to determine each childs reading level. It is very important for each child to be instructed at their individual level. Leveled books allow students to read and comprehend various types of texts, exposing them to information and vocabulary they can understand. This allows them to gain background knowledge that will help them move onto higher level texts. It also promotes reading success for all students!
– Literacy Overview
– 10 Ways Families Can Help Their Children Become Better Readers
– Independent Reading Guidelines
Starting in the 2018-2019 School Year our Junior High Students will have the opportunity to work on their Foreign Language skills both in school and at home through Rosetta Stone Education. Through this blended approach students with limited or no exposure to a language develop everyday conversational skills by
- Self-paced immersion environment
- Lessons, games, activities, and stories
- Technology-assisted learning
- Vocabulary building
This also allows students to refine and expand their existing language skills by
- Promoting literacy and thought processes
- Advanced oral production
- Writing for specific purposes
- Supports transition to proficiency
Our 6th graders each spring particpate in BALLROOM BASIX which is a non-competitive, arts-in-education initiative headquartered in Harlem that is committed to the development of students social and fitness skills through the fundamentals of Ballroom and Latin dancing. By reinforcing the etiquette inherent in partner dance rotationally and respectfully. The program instills self-worth, physical well-being and cooperation among all the children it serves. The experience is further enhanced by the history, geography and multiculturalism included in our fun-filled, creative curriculum.
LabLearner™ is a 100% research-based, comprehensive, hands-on science education system aimed at illuminating and clarifying science in a way that is most understood and retained by students in the Preschool to 8th grade range. Developed by scientists and educators with years of experience and research in their fields, LabLearner combines scientific evidence with classroom trends to create a science program that’s easily absorbed and applied. LabLearner aims to promote interaction and experimentation in a laboratory setting to encourage diverse learning and thinking strategies, fostering a community atmosphere of learning!
For the safety and well being of each and every child in our school, all volunteers must go through the following process:
1) Read and sign a code of conduct
2) Have a background check
3) Take part in the VIRTUS program. (Register at virtusonline.org. Download the registration guide.)
After completing the VIRTUS Program we ask that you please bring to the office a copy of your certificate for us to keep track of in our database. We hope that this is not an inconvenience for anyone, but we need to be sure that all adults who interact with students are in compliance.
Lunch Duty Volunteer
Thank you to all who are willing to participate in the Grades 1-8 Lunch Program for the 2017-2018 school year. You may pick up to 2 slots every week.
You will be reminded of the slots you have chosen via email a day before the assignment.
The following is a review of how the program works:
The lunch period runs from 11:55am to 12:25pm (Grades 1-4) or from 12:30pm to 1:00pm (Grades 5-8) each full day of school. Please come to the school between 11:40am and 11:50am or 12:15pm and 12:25pm respectively.
Some days classes will be in the classroom while other days classes will be in the Small Hall.
The Lunch Program book and an index card for the available classes will be on a table in the entrance hall at 11:40am and 12:15pm. Take a card for one class, sign your name in the book, and list the class that you will be supervising. At the end of the lunch period, return your card and you will be reimbursed $10 from the lunch fee paid in January 2017.
St. Vincent de Paul Christian Service Program
This program is designed to help develop the junior high students into people of compassion and knowledge, people committed to justice, and people for others. During three years at Saint Francis, students will provide service to the greater communities of Belle Harbor, Breezy Point and the Rockaways. The hope is that through service, the students will become aware of their responsibility to be of service to all. The development of community, both within and outside the walls of Saint Francis, is a vital goal of the St. Vincent de Paul Christian Service Program and Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Academy. This service is also part of preparing our students for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Learn More
Bus info at New York City Office of Pupil Transportation
Section 2164 of the Public Health law permits the following two exemptions to this mandatory immunization requirement:
1. If the parent objects to the immunization because the parent holds genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to the requirement that the child be immunized
2. If a New York State licensed physician certifies that such immunization may be detrimental to the child’s health.
Religious Exemptions: If a parent is seeking a religious exemption for their child, they must provide a written explanation (click here for form) of the foundations for their religious belief opposing immunization. It must be written in their own words, describing the religious principles that guide their objection to the immunization. Also, indicate whether they are opposed to all immunizations, and if not, the religious basis that prohibits particular immunizations.
Medical Exemptions: The Immunization Medical Exemption Form from the DOH must used when parents are requiring a medical exemption.
This Medical Exemption Form must be given to the nurse upon receipt from the parents.
Summary: If parents are requesting a Religious Exemption and a Medical Exemption, both forms must be completed and submitted by the Principal to the Superintendent for review with the Diocesan Chancellor and Diocesan Attorney.
Once reviewed by the Diocesan Chancellor, Diocesan Attorney and the Superintendent, written notification will be sent to the principal, parents and DOH nurse.
You can order uniforms at flynnohara.com.
PDHP and St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy present the following offerings for the 2019-2020 School Year
SINGLE SESSION WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS
Preventive Parents: Monday October 28th (7pm-8pm)
What you should know about drug trends and how and when to speak to your child about them
See You Later, Alligator: Monday May 11th (7pm-8pm)
Strategies for letting go, skills for supporting, and self- care for connecting for the early childhood parent.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Thursday March 19th 2020 (6pm-7:30pm)
Families of Grades K-6
Maximum 50 participants
Interactive Activities and Games to Enhance Social Skills, Physical Literacy, Cooperation, Communication, and Family Bonding
Guiding Good Choices: Two Offerings
Offering #1: Thursdays October 10th, 17th, 24th, and November 7th, 14th 7pm-8:30pm (Makeup session: 11/21)
Offering #2: Thursdays January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and February 6th 7pm-8:30pm (Makeup session: 2/13)
Parents of 4th-8th Graders
Are you a parent of a “tween?” A “tween” is a youngster who is too old to be called a child and too young to be called a teenager; they are certainly “be-tween.” If you are the parent of a “tween,” then this workshop is for you. Guiding Good Choices is a five session workshop designed to: Empower parents, Support each other, Learn tools, Strengthen family connections, and help children develop healthy behavior as they approach adolescence.
Our presenter for all the above will be Cary Anne Fitzgerald, the Parent and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Program for the Development of Human Potential (PDHP).