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Parent Letter from the Superintendent: Year of Renewal

Dear Families of Catholic Academy and Parish School Students, The 2020 school year has been unlike any other. To say it has come with challenges would be an understatement. This year has brought challenges that have never even been considered. In a difficult time, one thing has remained constant; the commitment to having the Catholic Academies […]

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Parent Letter to Remote Families – 1/4/21

Remote Learning

Dear Parents and Guardians, Yesterday, the church celebrated the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. The Epiphany is a reminder of the gifts brought by the Magi – Balthasar, Melchoir, and Gaspar when they came to worship. Each of these gifts were given for a specific purpose. The gift of “Frankincense when offered is […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 1/4/21

Dear Parents and Guardians, Yesterday, the church celebrated the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. The Epiphany is a reminder of the gifts brought by the Magi – Balthasar, Melchoir, and Gaspar when they came to worship. Each of these gifts were given for a specific purpose. The gift of “Frankincense when offered is […]

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Parent Letter to Remote Families – 12/14/20

Remote Learning

Dear Parents and Guardians, Yesterday, we celebrated the 3rd Sunday of Advent. The readings of the day taught us that God is our source of rejoicing and we are given ​the opportunity to prepare in our hearts a sense of holy​ ​anticipation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus, as for his promised second […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 12/14/20

Dear Parents and Guardians, Yesterday, we celebrated the 3rd Sunday of Advent. The readings of the day taught us that God is our source of rejoicing and we are given ​the opportunity to prepare in our hearts a sense of holy​ ​anticipation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus, as for his promised second […]

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Parent Letter to Remote Families – 12/7/20

Remote Learning

Good morning Parents and Guardians, As we enter into the second week of Advent, we recognize John the Baptists’ call to conversion. It is an invitation to open our hearts to welcome the Son of God who comes among us to make divine judgement manifest. Let us prepare ourselves to receive the Christ Child this […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 12/7/20

Good morning Parents and Guardians, As we enter into the second week of Advent, we recognize John the Baptists’ call to conversion. It is an invitation to open our hearts to welcome the Son of God who comes among us to make divine judgement manifest. Let us prepare ourselves to receive the Christ Child this […]

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Parent Letter to Remote Families – 11/30/20

Remote Learning

Dear Parents and Guardians, Yesterday the church began the season of Advent. Advent is a time of longing and a time of prayer. During this time, we are reminded of the Israelites longing when they were confused, weary and wandering in the desert after escaping from the Egyptians, all the while, praying to reach the […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 11/30/20

Dear Parents and Guardians, Yesterday the church began the season of Advent. Advent is a time of longing and a time of prayer. During this time, we are reminded of the Israelites longing when they were confused, weary and wandering in the desert after escaping from the Egyptians, all the while, praying to reach the […]

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Holiday Travel Notice

Holiday Celebrations and Holiday Travel: As we enter Fall and Winter many of us are starting to make plans for the holidays. Whether you’re visiting family members one state over or across the globe, travel makes up a huge part of the holiday season. There’s always a risk of getting sick while traveling because of […]

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Parent Letter to Remote Families – 11/23/20

Remote Learning

Good morning Parents and Guardians, Yesterday the church celebrated the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. “Jesus Christ is King to the glory of God the Father!” ​According to yesterday’s meditation of the day from the Word Among Us, this means that we need to take time to “celebrate Jesus’ sovereignty […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 11/23/20

Good morning Parents and Guardians, Yesterday the church celebrated the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. “Jesus Christ is King to the glory of God the Father!” ​According to yesterday’s meditation of the day from the Word Among Us, this means that we need to take time to “celebrate Jesus’ sovereignty […]

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Letter from the Superintendent: Catholic Schools in Brooklyn and Queens Will Remain Open

The Superintendent of Catholic Schools for Brooklyn and Queens today has announced that all 69 schools and academies will remain open and continue to provide in-person learning, irrespective of any impending decision pertaining to the status of New York City public schools. Catholic schools in the Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens have provided safe, five […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 11/16/20

Dear Parents and Guardians, Yesterday’s Gospel was from Matthew 25: 14-30. In this parable, Jesus calls us “good and faithful servants” because we have conducted our affairs properly. He further states that “since we were “faithful in small matters” he would give us “greater responsibilities”. I don’t know about you, but I am sure that […]

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Parent Letter to Remote Families – 11/16/20

Remote Learning

Dear Parents and Guardians, Yesterday’s Gospel was from Matthew 25: 14-30. In this parable, Jesus calls us “good and faithful servants” because we have conducted our affairs properly. He further states that “since we were “faithful in small matters” he would give us “greater responsibilities”. I don’t know about you, but I am sure that […]

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Parent Letter to Remote Families – 11/9/20

Remote Learning

Dear Parents and Guardians, Yesterday’s Gospel of the ten virgins -five wise and five foolish – is one that reminds us that we need to always be prepared. According to the Magnificat, the foolish virgins were most foolish for thinking of the oil as something that they could purchase at the last minute. If only […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 11/9/20

Dear Parents and Guardians, Yesterday’s Gospel of the ten virgins -five wise and five foolish – is one that reminds us that we need to always be prepared. According to the Magnificat, the foolish virgins were most foolish for thinking of the oil as something that they could purchase at the last minute. If only […]

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5 negative impacts of technology in children

Technology is everywhere. Just take a look around and think about it. Actually, take a look at your pocket or at this screen, you’re looking at right now. Technology has brought many great things to us! Most of the time, technology helps us do things quicker and easier. Smartphones, tablets, personal computers, video games and […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 11/2/20

Good Morning Parents and Guardians. Blessings for the New Month – November! *Today we celebrate “All Souls Day”. Let us pause to remember family members, loved ones and friends whom we lost due to COVID-19. We especially want to pray for those we could not say goodbye to because we were not able to be […]

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Parent Letter to Remote Families – 11/2/20

Remote Learning

Good Morning Parents and Guardians. Blessings for the New Month – November! *Today we celebrate “All Souls Day”. Let us pause to remember family members, loved ones and friends whom we lost due to COVID-19. We especially want to pray for those we could not say goodbye to because we were not able to be […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 10/26/20

Good morning parents and guardians, As we begin another week, we want to extend our gratitude to the Father for his blessings, grace and continued protection over your families, our staff and students. PreK This week children will be focusing on the sense of smell. Parents are invited to have their child smell or taste […]

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Parent Letter to Remote Families – 10/26/20

Remote Learning

Good morning parents and guardians, As we begin another week, we want to extend our gratitude to the Father for his blessings, grace and continued protection over your families, our staff and students. Parent Meeting I want to thank all the parents who were part of the meeting last Wednesday. We had a great discussion […]

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Letter form Superintendent, Thomas Chadzutko – 10/19/20

Dear Catholic Academy and Parish School Families, Since September, our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools have been open and operating safely and efficiently. Thank you for your support in ensuring our guidelines for health and safety have been followed. Every person in our extended Catholic Academy and Parish Schools’ community has the responsibility to observe […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 10/19/20

Dear Parents and Guardians, Yesterday was the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Gospel, Matthew 22: 15 -21, Jesus smoothly avoided a trap set for him by the disciples of the Pharisees. They asked him: “Is it lawful to pay tax to the emperor or not?” Jesus skillfully evaded giving a direct yes or […]

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Parent Letter to Remote Families – 10/19/20

Remote Learning

Dear Parents and Guardians, Yesterday was the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Gospel, Matthew 22: 15 -21, Jesus smoothly avoided a trap set for him by the disciples of the Pharisees. They asked him: “Is it lawful to pay tax to the emperor or not?” Jesus skillfully evaded giving a direct yes or […]

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Parent Letter to Remote Families

Remote Learning

Dear Parents and Guardians, As you and your child begin the 3rd week of remote learning, we give thanks and praise to God Almighty for the opportunity to be here at this time and in your homes. Your journey has not been an easy one. We know that for some of you it’s been rather […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 10/13/20

Dear Parents and Guardians, As we begin the 6th week of school, we give thanks and praise to God Almighty for the opportunity to be here at this time and in this place. Last week, we held our breath when the Cluster Zones in Brooklyn were announced by Governor Cuomo (Red, Orange and Yellow). Having […]

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Call To Action: Archdiocese of New York and Brooklyn-Queens

October 6, 2020 Dear Catholic Schools Families, Over the past month, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn have been open and successfully conducting in-person Catholic education for our students. Our meticulously planned protocols, designed to keep students and teachers safe, and developed in conformity with city, state, and […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 10/5/20

Dear Parents and Guardians, Sunday October 4th was the feast day of our Patron Saint St. Francis of Assisi (not celebrated because it fell on a Sunday). Yesterday’s first and second readings tell us that both our doctrine and our lifestyle are to be pure and completely in line with the Gospel. According to Presentation […]

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Letter form Superintendent, Thomas Chadzutko

Dear Parents and Guardians, We have just completed the first month of the new academic year. It has been a totally different beginning for so many. There are some children that have fully returned to the classroom setting, other children that have opted for remote learning and still others that have been afforded a hybrid […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 9/28/20

Dear Parents & Guardians, According to the Magnificat overview for Sunday September 27th, “Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God. Because when they encountered Jesus Christ, who “did not regard equality with God something to be grasped,” they found in him everything they needed to be happy. And that is what made […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 9/21/20

Dear Parents, Yesterday was the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time and in the Gospel of the day, Jesus informed us that the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who goes out of his way to find laborers and pay them a full day’s wage. In other words, Jesus takes the initiative to seek us […]

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Scheduled Closings for 2020-2021

Below, you will see the scheduled dates for when our Academy will be closed. Please remember that special event notices and monthly calendars will provide more information, but this should help you with planning vacations and making other arrangements. October 2020 12 Columbus Day—Academy Closed November 2020 11 Veterans Day—Academy Closed 25 Early Dismissal 26-27 […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 9/14/20

Dear parents and guardians, *Welcome to the first full week of the school year 2020-2021. All our students who are receiving in person classes will be coming in. *Some of your children were given a taste of what the “new normal” for school will be.  We too were able to recognize some of the behaviors […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 9/8/20

Dear Parents and Guardians, Happy Tuesday!  I hope you had a relaxing Labor Day and are getting ready for the new academic school year 2020-2021 to officially start.  I want to welcome all who have made a decision for in person teaching.  This year will definitely be different from other years.  Our new normal begins […]

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Re-Opening Letter

Dear Parents and Guardians, The year 2020 has become synonymous with Coronavirus news updates, illness, death, uncertainty, mask wearing, social distancing and the like.  We have all had it!  But, we must forge on. The school year 2020-2021 is almost upon us.  We at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy have been reviewing the CDC […]

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Re-Opening Plans

Please click below for the following documents: SFACA Re-Opening Plans SFACA Social-Emotional Plan Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Catholic Academy Family Letter – English Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Catholic Academy Family Letter – Spanish Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Catholic Academy Concept Paper Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Catholic Academy Frequently Asked Questions

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End of Summer Plan

Dear Parents, The following plans are intended to serve as a transition from summer leisure to a school routine. Plans prepared for the weeks of August 17 and 24th focus on themed activities for different subject areas. While the activities follow the same theme, they can be completed in isolation. Your child can pick and […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 6/15/20

Dear Parents, *Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday are the last three instructional days of the school year. Please note that students will not be given additional assignments this week, If they do, these assignments will be for fun such as creating and completing puzzles, art, games and so on. *8th grade Monday June 15th, we will be […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 6/8/20

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Dear Parents, *Happy Monday!!! As we think about all that is happening in our country today, let us in the words of St. Francis of Assisi pray: Lord make me an instrument of your peace”. *Currently we have only 6 instructional days left until the end of the school year. Please note that teachers ​will […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 6/4/20

Dear Parents, Happy Monday! Happy June! *It is with a heavy heart that I sent out this communique today. My sadness is in response to the weekend of protest and violent responses that is occurring all over the US. Let us call upon the Holy Spirit, the advocate, the one who gives us peace that […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 5/26/20

Dear Parents/Guardians. *I hope you had a relaxing but enjoyable Memorial Day yesterday. *The school year is winding down very quickly. Officially we have a little less than a month left of school. Although, classes are being conducted on line, it feels like we *Tomorrow night, I will be holding a meeting for parents of […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 5/18/20

Dear Parents, The weeks all seem to blend into one. This is the 6th Week of Easter and we still are celebrating the Risen Christ. Many of us are praying more. Some of us are working harder even though we are working from home. Yet still, some of us might be experiencing frustration and anger […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 5/11/20

Dear Parents, *At times like these, we need to always take some time to reflect on the message of the Sunday Gospel. From the Magnificat, Sunday’s Mediation of the day says “Don’t forget that you are not alone, and you will never be alone. He is always with you, because heaven is your life if […]

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2020-2021 Online Registration is now open for new students

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy is a small loving, caring, learning environment with dedicated teachers who are committed to the academic excellence, social, emotional and spiritual growth of each child. This jewel is located in the heart of Prospect Park- Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn New York. Interested? Apply here: http://www.optionc.com/external/home/admissions-new/welcome/961/E7EE48A Give us a call today […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 5/4/20

Dear Parent *We begin our 6th full week of digital distance learning. From a survey we conducted last week, 75% of your children (grades 4 – 8) have indicated that they like this type of learning because the schedule is flexible, they are able to use the bathroom, get something to eat and work at […]

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Statement by Superintendent of Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools Regarding Remainder of 2019-2020 School Year

Statement by Superintendent of Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools Regarding Remainder of 2019-2020 School Year Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes all elementary Catholic academies and schools in Brooklyn and Queens, has issued the following statement following Governor Cuomo’s school closure announcement: “We just learned of Governor Andrew […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 4/27/20

Dear Parents, As we enter into our fifth week of distance learning, we would like to thank you for your partnership in this endeavor. Checking in to our morning assembly has been challenging for some. We realized also that there was a cap on the number of persons allowed into the assembly. I have been […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 4/20/20

Dear Parent, Happy Easter! We are still in the Easter season even though it may not seem to be the case. I pray that your Easter was holy, prayerful and relaxing. Although the order to “shelter in-place” might feel like a lifetime, it was only approximately one month ago that we embarked into the world […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 4/14/20

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 4/6/20

Dear Parents, * A Happy Holy Week to you! It’s strange that during our High Holy Days – Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday we will be nowhere near a church and have to be doing church services online. Please see below some Holy Week resources that you can use at home […]

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Principal’s Weekly Letter – 3/30/20

Dear Parents, Congratulations on making it through another week. Many of our SFACA students have been working diligently on their daily assignments and checking in with their teachers through email and zoom conferencing. As parents, you need to be on top of your child’s work because the grades received are being input on OptionC for […]

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Letter from the Principal – 3/23/20

Dear Parents, *I would like to thank you for your patience, your understanding and your endurance during this time of uncertainty. As you know, there is no “book” that has the answers for what has occured over the last week and there will be no understanding of what will be in the weeks to come. […]

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Catholic Schools Week 2020

We are looking forward to celebrating Catholic Schools Week Sunday, January 26 to Saturday, February 1   Sunday, January 26 10:30 am – Open House & Mass Monday, January 27 Twin Day Spelling Bee Tuesday, January 28 School Spirit Day Math Bee Wednesday, January 29 Sports Day Thursday, January 30 Career Day Friday, January 31 […]

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Thanksgiving Luncheon Thank You

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50/50 Raffle

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy is having a 50/50 Raffle in support of our School Improvement Fund.  Raffle tickets are $25 each and only 500 tickets will be sold.  The guaranteed minimum prize is $1,000. The size of the prize will increase depending on the number of tickets sold.  The drawing will be held […]

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Congratulations to our Student Council!

Congratulations to our Student Council! You have been elected by your peers to play an important role at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy. Throughout this school year, you will have multiple opportunities to be involved, be a leader and make a difference! It will be very exciting, and we will have fun getting much […]

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Meadow Farms Fundraising

DUE DATE: November 12, 2019 You can download the app: Meadow Farms Fundraising School ID: 1802155

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Terra Nova Practice Test

Thursday, October 10

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Back to School Block Party

Ms. Blake & Ms. Sherry ambassadors for SFACA at the “Back to School Block Party”

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Summer Assignments & Supply List

Summer Assignments 2nd Grade Summer Assignment 3rd Grade Summer Assignment 4th Grade Summer Assignment 5th Grade Summer Assignment 6th Grade Math Summer Assignment 7th Grade Math Summer Assignment 8th Grade Math Summer Assignment 6,7,8 ELA – S.S Summer Assignment Supply List Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth, Seventh, Eighth […]

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Order Your School Supplies Today!

Purchase your prepackaged school supplies.

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Spring Show

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Plant Sale

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Rice Bowl

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Movie Night

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Pizza $1 Dress Down

Wednesday, April 17

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Bowling Trip

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Thursday, March 28

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Dress Down Day

Friday, March 15

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Pizza Day

Friday, March 15

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Rice Bowl

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Family Fun NIght

For Grades K-6 On Friday, March 15

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Touring Tuesdays

9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

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Mardi Gras Day

Tuesday, March 5

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Pasta Day

February 14th

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Valentine’s Dress Down Day

February 14th

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Catholic Schools Week 2019

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Chocolate Sale

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Thank You Volunteers!

 

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Christmas Show

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Christmas Drive

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Thank You Parents

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Box Tops Collection

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Thanksgiving Feast

Friday, November 16th at 11:30AM

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Giving Tuesday

November 27, 2018

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Futures in Education Awards $7M in Scholarships

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SUMMER PROGRAMS

The following Summer Programs are available: SFACA will have a summer program for students entering Grades 1-4 in September. Please click on the link for more information and registration -> summer school registration for 2018 Brooklyn Public Library -> Brooklyn Publis Library Summer Bishop Loughlin STEM CAMP (for students entering Grades 6-8 in September) -> BL STEM Fordham […]

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Nine Apps Parents Should Know About

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Parish Festival – Dessert Donations needed!

The Parish Festival is Sunday, June 10, 2018.  Parents are asked to help bring in donations for the Dessert Table.  Students of Grades 2, 5, and 7 are asked to perform a dance from the Spring Show.  Please click on the following link to view the flyer with more information on how to participate. Thank […]

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Spring Show ~ Carnival Celebration!

Tickets are now on sale for the Spring Show ~ Carnival Celebration around the World! Performing Grades are UPK, 1, 2, 5, and 7.  Click on the link for the flyer with ordering and purchase information -> Spring Show tickets 2018

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Mothers’ Day Plant Sale

The Mothers’ Day Plant Sale in now going on!  Please click on the link to see flyer for purchase and payment information -> Mother’s Plant Sale Flyer

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Rosary Rally with Bishop DiMarzio

On October 11, 2017, grades 4-8 joined other schools from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens at the St. Joseph Co-Cathedral. The children joined Bishop DiMarzio to say the Rosary. Ashmey D. from 8th grade represented the school as a reader.

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Feast of St. Francis

The school community joined the parish at the 8:30 mass to celebrate the feast of St. Francis. We were to have Father Arlen Harris, an alumni of SFACA, with us on this special day.

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Parent Guide

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Congratulations to the Class of 2017

The Class of 2017 will be attending the following High Schools Archbishop Molloy High School Bishop Kearney High School Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School Cristo Rey High School Brooklyn St. Joseph’s High School City Polytechnic High School Greenpoint Art Technical High School High School for Medical Professionals John Dewey High School Medgar Evers College Preparatory […]

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Uniform Exchange Program

Please click on the link to view the flyer announcing the Uniform Exchange Program. -> SFA UniformExchange

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