SFDS Week of April 16th 2018

Dear Families,


Grades 4, 6, and 8 did a wonderful job completing the first round of New York State Testing this week. Students were focused and we know everyone gave their very best. Our Math State Test will be held on May 1 and 2.


Now onto the week of April 16th,


St. Vincent de Paul: As we are now a few weeks into the third trimester, please remember that the 6th, 7th and 8th grade are asked to complete 10, 15, and 20 service hours respectively before the end of each school year. Students must complete a log and reflection, and submit both to Mrs. Martello for approval in order to meet the requirement. For more information and to print the necessary documents, please click here. Any questions please email Mrs. Martello at rmartello@stfrancisschoolbh.net


Spring Book Fair: The Book Fair is coming back! Each class will have a scheduled time to visit the Fair in the School Gym throughout the 3 days it will be here: April 24-26th. (Schedule to follow next week) But you don’t have to wait until then to get ahead of your shopping! Our Online Sale will be open and ready for business beginning on April 20th. You can find our Online Book Fair by clicking here. Thanks to all our book Fair volunteers for their help, especially our Coordinator, Mrs. Rita Martin.


Dress Down Day Friday: On Friday 4/20, we will be having a $1 Dress Down Day. Please bring $1 to your homeroom teachers to dress down for the day!


Pop Hop Volunteer: We are very excited for our 3rd Annual Pop Hop on Friday May 19th. Mrs. Moriarty and Mrs. Shaw, our Pop Hop coordinators, have already begun the planning process. If any mom is interested in volunteering, please reach out to Mrs. Shaw at glifeofreilly@aol.com or Mrs. Moriarty at nmoriarty@mineola.k12.ny.us by early next week.

Easter Penance Services: During this Easter season, Grades 3-8 will be going to a Lenten Penance Service next Wednesday 4/25 at 10am. Please reinforce the importance of this prayerful sacrament at home as we will be doing the same here in school.


Spring Concert: Members of the Paul Effman Band, please save the date! Tuesday May 22nd at 7pm is our fifth annual St Francis de Sales School Band Spring Concert.


Summer Uniform: Starting on Monday May 7th 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 7th 2018 Flynn and O’Hara will be at school to measure students for their uniforms for the 2018-2019 school year.


Fundraising Update This year St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy has a goal of raising $150,000 throughout the school year. We are happy to say we are well on our way of meeting our goal and have already raised over $90,000. Thanks again to all who make that event such a success each year.

For more information on how this year’s fundraising have done please click here.


Golf Outing: On Thursday April 26th we will be having our Annual Golf Classic held at the Hempstead Golf and Country Club.

Please consider taking a hole sponsorship with your family name displayed or a special cause or business you may wish to advertise. A beautiful sign will be displayed on a given golf hole or two displaying your support for our great school. More details are in the brochure that was sent home.  This is truly appreciated.

Lastly, please jump in on a great day on the golf course where we enjoy fellow neighbors & friends for a full day of golf followed up by great eats and drinks on the course & post-golf dinner. Put your foursomes together as soon as possible to help secure a successful fundraiser and your foursome on this truly special day. Anyone may drop off monies at the rectory as well.  Thank You.

The success of this day, April 26th, requires all of us even if you do not golf.  As we rely on fundraisers such as the Annual Golf Classic to help support the education and growth of our students here at St. Francis de Sales. If anyone has any questions, concerns or inquiries, please contact Jamie Agoglia -Golf Chairman at 516-316-0807


Box Tops for Education:

The spring Ice Cream box tops contest has begun!  Here’s the current totals with 5th grade in the lead.  Get those box tops in so they can be counted for your class’ total.  


Nursery 33
PreK 19
Kindergarten 25
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 17
5 407
6 0
7 32
8 47


Lunch Duty:   We are in need of some parents to help volunteering for our lunch periods. If you are VIRTUS trained and are able to do the lunch duty, we certainly appreciate it. We are continuing to assign lunch duty using a web-based service called Sign Up. It enables those who want to do lunch duty to sign up for slots on specific days with email reminders. It is our hope this will help with the number of cancellations and no shows from families.


To sign up for lunch duty please use the website: Lunch Duty Sign Up


1) Click the link above to see our Sign-Up on Sign Up

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 Sign Up Volunteers, thank you so much for all of your help!


Have a great weekend. Enjoy this wonderful weather.


Financial Aid for 2018-2019 School Year

Financial aid is available for students in Grades Pre-K to 8, who attend a Brooklyn or Queens Catholic School or Academy.


Step 1: Register your child(ren) in a Catholic elementary academy or school (K – 8) in Brooklyn or Queens.

Step 2: Fill out the online application and submit with required supporting documentation. Please note that there is a non-refundable $30 application processing fee payable by credit card or check. Only one application per family is required.

2018 Scholarship Deadline                                                                                                             April 30, 2018 – New families.

Only completed applications submitted with all required supporting documents will be considered. Completed applications received on or before this date will be considered for the maximum award amount. Completed applications received after this date will still be considered but will not be given priority for the 2018-2019 school year.

To apply click below