ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CELEBRATES CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK, JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 3, 2017
|The theme for National Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.” The theme encompasses several concepts that are the heart of Catholic education. Not only are schools communities themselves, they are part of larger communities of home, church, city, and nation. Faith, knowledge, and service are integral components of a Catholic education and the measures by which any Catholic school can be judged. Please join us for our planned activities and visit the classrooms during our Open Houses. We look forward to celebrating SFA with you.|
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29
FAITH, KNOWLEDGE, AND SERVICE IN OUR PARISH: We begin each Catholic Schools Week with Sunday Mass bringing together members of the parish and school communities to celebrate the Eucharist. Please join us at our special School Mass at 11:00 a.m. as we honor our distinguished graduate, Mrs. Donna DeGloria McLaughlin from SFA’S graduating class of 1967. Enjoy our school’s Open House from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Visit our Curriculum Fair displays in Msgr. Maresca Center (lower school).
MONDAY, JANUARY 30
FAITH, KNOWLEDGE, AND SERVICE IN OUR COMMUNITY: A central aspect of Catholic Education is learning the importance of service to others. When students take part in service activities – both local and beyond – they demonstrate the values and faith they gain through their Catholic education and learn how to make the world a better place. When they observe how others serve the community, they gain an appreciation for how they can continue to serve others their entire lives. This year we are putting our efforts in supporting City Harvest. The students and families will be contributing to this worthy New York organization. Classroom visits for all grades will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31
FAITH, KNOWLEDGE, AND SERVICE IN OUR STUDENTS: Today, we celebrate our students by planning enjoyable and meaningful activities for them and recognizing their accomplishments.
We encourage students to reflect on the benefits of Catholic education and how the grounding in faith, knowledge, and service it provides will help them throughout their lives.
Our students will enjoy a Big Apple Breakfast for Lunch, and dress down in red and white or green and white. All are welcome to join us at a special presentation by Cary Anne Fitzgerald, Parent/Community Outreach Coordinator for the Program for the Development of Human Potential, Diocese of Brooklyn. The presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Msgr. Campbell Hall (lower church) and the topic is #parents: Social Media and Your Child.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1
FAITH, KNOWLEDGE, AND SERVICE IN OUR VOCATIONS: Catholic schools prepare children to use their God-given talents to the fullest later in life. National Catholic Schools Week offers an opportunity for students to explore the many life paths that enable them to use their talents in the service of God and others – by answering the call to a religious vocation, by nurturing a family through sacramental marriage, by volunteering in church activities and charities, or by pursuing a career that makes the world a better place.
SFA will be visited by Auxiliary Bishop, Most Rev. Neil E. Tiedemann, C.P. Our students will host an Assembly at 12:45 p.m. in MCH in his honor. Parents are welcome to attend.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
FAITH, KNOWLEDGE, AND SERVICE IN OUR NATION: Today, we communicate the value of Catholic education to government leaders. We share information with leaders about the significant contributions that Catholic schools make to the nation and their role in preparing students to be good citizens. We pray for the nation and recognize all those who serve in the Armed Forces.
Classroom visits for all grades from 8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Join us at 12 noon in Msgr. Campbell Hall for the 6, 7, and 8 Grade Spelling Bee. Students in Grades 1 through 5 will participate in our Poetry Presentation at 1:10 p.m. in MCH. Parents are welcome to attend.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3
FAITH, KNOWLEDGE, AND SERVICE IN FACULTY, STAFF, AND VOLUNTEERS – NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY: We thank Catholic school teachers who have chosen to labor and work every day to help us understand how Jesus wants us to live. Give them strength, love, wisdom, mercy, and peace so that they can continue to be your disciples. We thank the parents, grandparents, alumni, parishioners, and school board members who provide volunteer service. Please join us for our closing CSW Mass at 11:00 a.m.
| School visits allow families to quietly observe their children at work.
Come and observe all that our school and students have to offer.
WEDNESDAY FEB. 8 9:30 - 10:30 A.M.
THURSDAY FEB. 9 9:30 - 10:30 A.M.
For the privacy and safety of all, photography of any kind is not permitted.
Strollers may be kept in the designated area. Please turn off cell phones during school visits.
Coffee will be served in the lower school.
| NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION DATES FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
Pre-School –3 years old by 12/31/2017, born in 2014
REGISTRATION FOR ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PRE-K FOR ALL FULL DAY PROGRAM MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE NYC DOE WEBSITE, nyc.gov/prek from January 17, through February 24, 2017.
| REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Necessary documents include: Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, and Immunization Record, a copy of the student’s current report card, and the June 2016 report card. NYS Test scores or standardized test scores are also required, if applicable.
| REGISTRATION FEE REQUIRED
$250.00 non-refundable registration fee for the first child and $125.00 for each additional child.
includes application processing, Home & School dues, and student insurance.
This fee is payable by check or money order to St. Francis of Assisi School. Cash cannot be accepted.
ADDITIONAL MONTHLY REGISTRATION DATES WILL BE POSTED ON OUR WEB SITE.
Appointments can be made for more convenient registration times if necessary.