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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,
The year has come to an end. We had amazing spring events. Field day was wonderful with perfect weather to enjoy the outdoors. I loved how the older students cheered on the younger "buddies" throughout all the activities. Dairy Day was another success with various alumni and teachers challenging the students to a double scoop ice cream cone contest. I had a great time treating the students to an old time rock concert. I tried to revive some of my old drumming skills.
Our 8th graders graduated and we will miss them very much. We also held pre-k and Kindergarten graduations sharing wonderful slide show moments.
We wish Mrs. Boyer the best on her retirement from SFA after 23 years. She will be missed. We pray that her replacement will be just as talented and Spirit filled.
We are in progress to maintain our high school standards by replacing all of our smartboards. We are also implementing a whole new technological approach involving numerous chromebook carts for all our classrooms.
I ask our parents to pray daily and attend weekly Mass. It is so crucial to your lives and faith. Please keep in touch with me for any of your needs and concerns. God bless you and your families.....Enjoy the Summer!!!!
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 10,8 and 7 years old. Pope Francis is expected to declare Francisco and Jacinta as saints during this month. They will then become 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.
 

Have a great Summer!!!

Saint Francis Academy 668 Pine Street -- Bally, PA 19503 610-845-7364
Last Modified: Thursday, Jun. 08, 2017