SFDS Week of June 10th 2019

Dear Families,


Congratulations! Today is your day.

You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own.

And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

Dr. Seuss, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

Congrats to the Class of 2019 who will be graduating next Friday at 6pm from St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy. We wish them all the best as they move into the next chapter of their lives.


On to what is going on this week at St. Francis…


Class Placement: Myself, Mrs. Martello and our faculty work diligently to make sure each and every child is placed with a teacher that best fits their needs. No matter which classroom your child is placed in, they are in supremely good hands. Every one of our teachers is intelligent, loving, and hardworking. As stated each year before, we cannot take requests for class placement. Writing emails or making phone calls to request a specific classroom all receive the same response: we are not able to honor any requests for placement and that your child will be in very good hands wherever they are placed. We thank you for your cooperation.


Step Up: This week our Nursery (Wednesday 6/12) students will be wowing us all in their Step Up Ceremonies in the small hall. Please follow the directives given by Mrs. Troia and the main office for this special day.


Ballroom Bash: Just a reminder to our 6th grade families that on Friday June 14th at 10:45am all are invited to view our annual Ballroom Bash in the School Gym.


Conversation with the Principal: It currently costs in excess of $7,100 to educate each child that attends Saint Francis thus all children receive an excellent education at a discounted rate.  Our fund-raising activities are a key component of our ability to provide a Catholic education at an affordable price. It is imperative that all families continue to support our fundraising efforts through active participation in their execution and their attendance at as many events as possible. I invite you to attend a fundraising meeting on Wednesday June 12th at 7pm to discuss new or reinvented fundraising ideas. If you can’t attend, but have an idea please email us at admin@stfrancisschoolbh.net


Beach Parties: As we come to the home stretch of the end of the year we have our end of the year beach parties to celebrate the close of another year of learning. This week Grades K, 1, 2, 3,  5 and 6 will have their Beach Parties. Please follow the directives that were given out by the classroom teacher and class captains in earlier correspondences.


Special Lunch Days: Monday (6/10) is the last bagel day of the school year. Thanks again to all the parents that come on a weekly basis for helping coordinate this special lunch. This Friday 6/14 is a makeup pizza day for Grades 2, 5, and 6.  Thanks to all the parents who make our special lunches a huge success each and every year.


Catholic Grandparents Association: St. Francis de Sales Parish is starting a new ministry the Catholic Grandparents Association. The first meeting will be Monday 6/10 at 7pm. Being a Grandparent is a joyous and noble vocation. In 2013, the role of Grandparents was clarified in the Catholic Church to the CGA by the Pontifical Council for the Family as “Preeminent Collaborators” in the upbringing and instruction of their Grandchildren. It is an increasingly important role and status of Grandparents, helping them to work together with their children to seek out the very best for our grandchildren. The Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA) exists to promote the awareness of the vocation of Grandparents and to support and value them in their great task of passing on the faith, not an easy job in this day and age! The world today is much different from the one many Grandparents grew up in. Grandparents instinctively understand the great human, moral and spiritual challenges children face today in the world in which they are growing up. For many children today, their Grandparents may be the only practicing Catholic members of their family. However, even those children growing up with the blessing of devout Catholic parents must grow to maturity in a highly secularised world which radically competes for their hearts and minds and denies the need for God.


Fundraising Corner

Box Tops for Education: Congratulations to our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes who both were awarded with an ice cream party next week. Please note the Pre-K class will have an ice cream party on Wednesday, while the Kindergarten class will have theirs on Friday. Thanks again to all who make our Box Tops collection so successful.  


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!


Have a great weekend!