SFDS Week of February 10th 2019 (Catholic Schools Week)

Dear Families,


Here’s what you need to know about the last week before Winter Recess!


It is finally here. Catholic Schools Week 2019.  This is a week of a celebration of our Faith. Our families commit themselves to the mission of Catholic education; celebrating Catholic Schools Week is a part of that. We take time out to celebrate our Faith, family, friendships, morals and service.

This week is also the perfect time to recognize the contributions that Catholic schools make to students all across our country.  Students here at St. Francis de Sales are part of the 2 million students in the United States who are currently attend Catholic schools.  The education they receive builds on a tradition of academic excellence older than the United States itself, dating back nearly four centuries.

As we begin Catholic Schools Week this week, I am very proud to be in the company of a stellar faculty and staff and the best kids in the world.


Have a Happy Catholic Schools Week!


Catholic Schools Week: Click here for a schedule of events for Catholic Schools Week (Learn, Lead, Serve, Succeed!) here at St. Francis de Sales. (February 10th-February 15th). Parents are invited to the our Catholic Schools Week Mass on 2/13 at 1:30pm, “A Time to Shine” Show on 2/13 at 1pm and on Blue and Gold Day on 2/15 (all day) We hope to see many parents at all our school events.

For more instructions about each day please see our Parent’s Guide to Catholic School Week by clicking here.


We also hope to see many families at our Opening Mass on 2/10 at 9:00 am here at St. Francis de Sales Parish.

We do ask that all students wear their school uniform.


If you have any questions about any of the dates or events please feel free to reach out to the main office at 718-634-2775.

Class of 2020 Ring Order Form: Earlier this week, the 7th grade was given an order form for their Class of 2020 Ring. All orders are due back to the office by Friday March 1. More information is available by clicking here.


Mobile App: Just a reminder that our Mobile APP celebrates its one year anniversary. To download search for ST. FRANCIS DE SALES ACADEMY in the App Store or Google Play. This is a great way to stay current with school events, your child’s HW, tuition account, and child’s grades.


New Phone System: Over the next two weeks our school will be undergoing a major overall in our phone system which will include adding phones in every room throughout the building for emergencies and easier communication throughout the building. We do ask for your patience as we undergo these changes. If you ever have any difficulty getting in touch with the school feel free to email us at admin@stfrancisschoolbh.net


Family Fun Night: Looking for a way to spend some quality time with your children? Look no further! Join us for Family Fun Night For Grades K-6,  hosted by The Program for the Development of Human Potential. (PDHP) Families will participate in enjoyable cooperative games and low impact activities designed to help parents and children play, work, and communicate better. This night will take place on Monday March 4th, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. For more information please click here.


Fundraising Corner


Box Tops for Education: This is the final week for the Box Tops Raffle for the Winter. For every 20 Box Tops a student brings in before Friday February 15th they will get a raffle tickets to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. There will be a 2nd place Amazon Gift card of $25 and a 3rd place Amazon Gift Card for $10. The more Box Tops you bring in, the more chances you have to win. Good luck. To date, this contest has brought in 2402 unexpired box tops and almost 500 expired box tops.  This means that the school has raised just over $240 and nearly $50 that were wasted. There are many box tops that expire on 3/1/19 so they need to be postmarked.  Please send your box tops in before the end of this contest on February 15th. Thanks to all those that have been submitting and keep them coming!


You can use this handy collection sheet to help collect Box Tops over the next few weeks.


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 Tuesday February 26th.


Save the Date: Our 16th Annual Golf Outing will be held on Friday May 10th 2019 at the Marine Park Golf Course. Get those foursomes ready so we can have a great year!


Card Party: We are 7 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. Please help make this card party the best one ever. Over the next few weeks there will be many opportunities to help support the Card Party even if you are not attending (Tuition Raffle, Chance books, donation to grade level baskets) As always thank you for your generosity and support.


Have a great weekend! Hope to see you Sunday!


PS: We are always 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 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!