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Teaching God's Children Since 1743

Dedicated to helping children realize their tremendous potential, Saint Francis Academy provides high-quality Catholic education in a nurturing, supportive environment. Academic instruction, sacramental preparation, and spiritual formation combine to give students in pre-kindergarten to grade eight a well-rounded foundation for a life of learning and growing in God's love.

From the Principal

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Dear Parents,

Welcome back to all of our students!!! Would you believe that we are beginning our 275th school year here? How special to be part of one of the oldest school’s in our country. We were here before it was even called the United States. We are planning numerous ways to help us celebrate. (See our Golf flyer) We are very happy to relocate Mrs. Stroud from her pre-k position to teaching 6th grade. Mrs. Stroud is fully certified for the upper level and was hoping for an opportunity to expand her talents. Mrs. Maria Crail is our new pre-k teacher and comes to us as a highly experienced teacher!
Miss Lance (our piano teacher) will replace Mr. Beard and is very excited to extend her talents as the new instrumental music instructor. She will be instructing students in various instruments besides piano. Look for her instrumental registration form.
We are now implementing computer carts to serve all of our classrooms. Our children will now have access to chromebooks and Ipads any time the need arises. Weekly computer classes will no longer be necessary. Teachers will be trained this summer in the various uses of ‘hands on” computer software to integrate STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) across the curriculum. It is our challenge to maintain the latest technology to better prepare our children for our rapidly changing world.
Lockers are now here for our 7th and 8th grade students (thanks to our incredible Home & School. We have also and upgraded our classroom smart boards.
This past fall, we were visited by the Middle States Association for reaccreditation. The team was very impressed with our staff and school. The report from the commission arrived in April and was so uplifting for all of us. Our school is now reaccredited until May, 2024.
Be sure to check our website and monthly news for the latest changes.
Deacon Thomas Murphy

The Importance of Sunday Mass

Our Duty and Privilege
http://www.loyolapress.com/sunday-connection.htm?class_id=14&parent_class_id=
Sunday Mass? Why is it so Important?
Since the Last Supper, Jesus instructed His apostles to “Do this in remembrance of Me”. The third commandment tells us to keep holy the Lord’s Day. The Mass is an intimate encounter with our risen Lord. In one of our Lady’s apparitions she stated that if we knew the graces that we receive from attending Holy Mass, “we would weep for joy”! How can we better understand the weekly readings? Please click on the link above for an explanation for all age groups!
• Then click on the “Sunday Connection” button on the left for the Sunday Readings and explanations.
 

Our Lady of Fatima 100 Years!!!

May 13, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of our Blessed Mother appearing to Lucia, Francisco and Jacinto of Fatima Portugal. They were 10,9 and 7 years old. Pope Francis declared Francisco and Jacinta saints last May. They are the youngest non-martyred saints. Please "you tube" or "google" Our Lady of Fatima's story......it is fascinating!!!
 

FACTS Tuition & Financial Aid...Click the link below to apply!
https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3PTV0
All parents must "create an account" for Financial Aid and Tuition payments for school year 2016-17. After you create an account, BE SURE TO CONTINUE to the right for financial aid and tuition payment schedules. Please call the school office for any questions. 610-845-7364
 

Diocese Safe Environment Procedures
https://www.allentowndiocese.org/the-diocese/youth-protection
 

Is your cell phone registered for Newsflashes?

Make sure you receive the latest weather or activities from SFA through text messages on your cell phone and/or email by subscribing to our newsflash "Button" to the left of this message.
 

School Closings & Delays
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How do you know if the school is closed or dismissing early due to snow or icy conditions???
Parents can do any of the following:
1) Go to the school’s website at www.sfabally.org 2) Turn to (Ch. 69 TV) WFMZ
***The best thing to do is register your cell phone and/or email on the “Newsflash” button of our school’s website. This will notify you immediately by text message and/or email of any school situations***

Please note: We do not follow the Boyertown School District for closings and delays. If you reside in another school district, you must be aware of St. Francis Academy’s closing or delay schedule. For example, do not send your child to school if your district is operating on a one hour delay and St. Francis has a two hour delay. The school will not be open for any children arriving earlier than what has been announced.
Special Pre-K Note: If there is a two hour delay, the morning Pre-k class will still take place beginning at 10:30 for those who choose to attend.
 

It's Fall !!

10/13/17 Progress Reports

1st trimester progress reports will be sent home today.

10/25,26 NOON DISMISSAL

Noon Dismissal Wednesday & Thursday

10/27/17 Halloween Parade

Come join us for our annual Halloween parade! Parade usually begins at about 1:15 from the front door of the school heading around the kindergarten building and ending in the school yard

11/1/17 Mass Today Wednesday

Mass will take place today at 9 am in honor of All Saints Day. Please join us and receive a personal Saint card!!!

11/3/17 No Mass Today

11/10/17 No Mass Today

11/15/17 Picture Retake Day

11/21/17 NOON Dismissal

8th Grade Confirmation will also take place at St. Columbkill Church at 4:30...HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!!

11/28/17 Classes resume

12/5/17 Confessions

Confessions will take place for grades 3-8 this morning.

12/8/17 Mass at 9 am

Mass will be at 9 am in honor of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, our mother.

12/11/17 First Penance

Our second graders will be making their First Penance this evening

12/12/17 Report Card Day

12/14/17 Christmas Pageant 7 pm

12/22/17 Mass & NOON Dismissal

Mass at 10 am.........Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

1/3/18 Classes Resume

Saint Francis Academy 668 Pine Street -- Bally, PA 19503 610-845-7364
Last Modified: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017