SFDS Week of February 25th 2019

Dear Families,


Congrats Gold Team! Great job breaking a five year streak of Blue winning.


What a week we had here at St. Francis de Sales. From our opening mass all the way to Blue and Gold Day, it has been an eventful and memorable Catholic Schools Week. Weeks like this make us realize why St. Francis is so special.


We hope you all have a restful winter break and we will see you on Monday February 25th for what will be a very busy week.


Math Bee: Congratulations to our 3rd-5th graders who have qualified for the school Math Bee on Wednesday 2/27 at 1pm. The parents of the children who will be participating in the Math Bee are welcome to join us in the Gym to root them on.


Grade 3

Gabriella Casares

Adison Heeran   

Brady Gallagher

Emma Minson                

Daniel McLoughlin

Matthew Mandala

Mary Shaw        

Timothy Nichtern

Elle Manley

Grade 4

Nicholas Donovan

Richard Aiken

Anthony Gennaro      

Thomas Porcella

James McMahon       

Gina Rock


Grade 5

Nora Heegan

Timothy Dwyer

Shane Fitzpatrick

Dylan Ehret

Matthew McKnight

Travis Mitterway


Conversation with the Principal:  Please join me for our Conversation with the Principal on Friday March 1 at 9:30am. We will be running these meetings a little differently than in years past. I would like to utilize the time to answer questions, hear feedback, and listen to any concerns that parents might have, there will be no set agenda. All are welcome!


Class of 2020 Ring Order Form: Two weeks ago, 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 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.


Chicken Finger Day: Just a reminder that the Tuesday 2/26 when we return from break is a special lunch day. If you ordered chicken fingers for your child(ren), you will not need to send them in with a lunch that day.


Faculty Professional Day: School will be closed for students on Friday March 8th  Our faculty will be joined by 9 other schools for a day of study concluding our work with Mathematics Instruction for the past year.


Fundraising Corner


Box Tops for Education: Thanks to everyone who participated in our raffle!  We will be pulling the winner on the Monday we return from break. Good luck!


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: Dust off your Cowboy Hats and Put On Your Dancin’ Boots!

St. Francis de Sales Card Party Committee Presents

The Blue Jean Ball” Friday, March 29th, 2019, 7PM – 11PM

Doors open at 6:30pm in the Gym, Complimentary Coffee and Cake, BYOB,

Ticket & Table Requests will be available on March 11, 2019 and will sell out fast!!


Anyone interested in helping or donating a prize to be raffled off, please feel free to come to our next meeting on March 6th at 7PM at the school or send an email to sfdscardparty@aol.com.


Have a great week. We will see everyone on the 25th.


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!