Student and Family Resources

Academics

Google Classroom/Chromebook (Grades 5-8)

Student Guide to Google Classroom

2017-2018 Chromebook Handbook

How to Connect Your Child’s Chromebook to WiFi at Home

Student Quick sheet to Google Classroom

Chromebook Repair Sheet

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.

Kindergarten: Student Edition | Practice Book (HW) Animated Math Models

1st Grade: Student Edition | Practice Book (HW) Animated Math Models

2nd Grade: Student Edition | Practice Book (HW) Animated Math Models

3rd Grade: Student Edition | Practice Book (HW) Animated Math Models

4th Grade: Student Edition | Practice Book (HW) Animated Math Models

5th Grade: Student Edition | Practice Book (HW) Animated Math Models

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.

Sadlier Religion Website

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

Test Results

2017 Terranova Results: Grade 3 | Grade 4 |  Grade 5 |  Grade 6 |  Grade 7 |  Grade 8

Academic Sites
Reading Street by Pearson (Grades K-2)
Mathletics

Curriculum Enhancements

Stages on the Sound Partnership

As part of the ELA curriculum of this school year, all students at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy are participating in the Performing Arts Residency program with Stages on the Sound.

The Residency program provides opportunities for all students to attend original productions, a Shakespeare play and other special events throughout the school year to engage students creativity and imagination.

Also, Teaching Artists from Stages on the Sound will teach students in grades 4, 6 and 8 over a 17-week period from October until March, culminating a final presentation of the students work.

– 4th grade will be working on stop-motion animation films

– 6th grade will be writing their Persuasive Speeches

– 8th grade will be studying and acting the works of William Shakespeare

Through the year, we will provide lesson plans and discussion starters for parents as well as information on upcoming performances that the students are attending as well as details on the final performance.

Ballroom Basix

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. 

 

Useful Information

Volunteering
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

Lunch Duty Sign Up

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 Information
Bus info at New York City Office of Pupil Transportation

Immunization Information

2017-18 New York State School Immunization Requirements

Annual Physical Examination Form (CH205)

School Uniforms
You can order uniforms at flynnohara.com.

Girls Order Form

Boys Order Form

 

2017-2018 PDHP Upcoming Workshops for Parents

 

A Mindful Student: Set Your Child Up For Academic Success: Monday March 12th (6pm-7pm)

How anxiety affects our children (& us), Ways Mindfulness can help, What we can do at home to support our children’s academic performance, And strategies to foster communication.

 

See You Later, Alligator: Monday May 7th (6pm-7pm)

Strategies for letting go, skills for supporting, and self- care for connecting for the early childhood parent.

 

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Monday January 22nd 2018 (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