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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,

Due to new Diocesan policies, our tuition and financial aid will now be taking place online through FACTS Management. All parents must register their children by clicking on the link in the center of this "home page" under FACTS. Create a user name and password and follow the directions. A step by step sheet was sent home to assist you in this process. This can also be downloaded from the "FACTS Step by Step" button on the left side of this homepage.
We have extended our school year by two extra days to make-up for snow days. Our last day of school is now Wednesday, June 11th. Check the school calendar for more details.
We continue the season of Lent. It is so important for us to sacrifice during this special time as a way of “cleansing” our souls. It is also a time to thank our Lord for creating all of us and allowing us to share LIFE.
We all have our crosses. We all have our struggles. Our Blessed Mother told Saint Bernadette: “I cannot promise you happiness in this life but in the next”. Lent is that time of year to either “give up” one of our pleasures or try harder to “do something extra”. We are, in a sense, telling our Heavenly Father “Thank you” for creating us and all our families. These sacrifices help us to attain the graces we need to be better parents and role models to our children and families. Take the time to ask your family what they are giving up or doing extra during this Lenten season. Any small sacrifice is so special to our Lord. Saint Teresa said: “...it’s the little things that are so pleasing to our Lord”.
Deacon Thomas Murphy

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 2014-15. 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
 

Snow Make-up Days Calendar Changes

Holy Thursday "Noon Dismissal" April 17
Easter Monday, April 21
June 10 Early Dismissal Noon
June 11th Last Day of School Early Dismissal
*These are the only Early Dismissals in June.

 

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Make sure you receive a text message on your cell phone and/or an email by subscribing to our newsflash "Button" to the left of this message. It is the quickest and most reliable way to be notified immediately of any school delays/closings and current events.
 

IOWA Scores Place SFA On Top Again

SFA has once again tested incredibly high compared to all schools tested. We had scored: 95% better in Language Arts; 93% better in Mathematics; 93% better in Social Studies; 95% better in Science than all schools tested. Congratulations Teachers, Students and Parents!!!
 

School Closings & Delays

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
3) Call the school’s answering machine after 6:15am for closing and delay information 610-845-7364.
***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 LENT

4/18/2014 No School-Good Friday

4/21/2014 Snow make-up Day

4/26/2014 First Communion 10am

5/6/2014 May Crowning Procession

Our Procession will begin at approximately 10:30 from the main school building into MBS Church. We will crown Mary and begin our weekly Tuesday Mass. Please join us!

5/7/2014 Art Show

Please join us for our annual Art Show in the SFA auditorium from 7-8 pm.

5/14/2014 Student Music Concert

Those who have been taking lessons from Mr. Blair Beard will be joined by other schools for an evening concert in SFA auditorium, Wed. at 7:30pm.

5/15/2014 Home & School Meeting 7pm

5/16/2014 Last Day for Plastic Cash credit for 2013-14

5/20/2014 Rita's Ice Fund Raiser

Join us for our annual Rita's Ice gathering from 6 - 9 pm at the Rita's in Boyertown. Our favorite Rita's Ice Man will be there for photos and greetings!!

5/28/2014 Pre-K Graduation 7pm in SFA Auditorium

5/27/2014 No mass Tuesday BUT

There will be no Mass this Tuesday But on Ascension Thursday 29th @ 9 am

5/30/2014 6,7,8 Dance 6:30-9pm $8

6/6/2014 Field Day & Dairy Day

Join us for Field Day in the morning and Dairy Day in the afternoon @ 1 pm.

6/9/2014 8th Grade Graduation

Our 8th graders will graduate in MBS Church at 5 pm

6/10/2014 Kindergarten Celebration

Our final day of Kindergarten will conclude with a celebration in SFA auditorium @ 7pm.

6/11/2014 Last Day of School

Please join us for our last day of school and final Mass in MBS church beginning at 9:15.

Saint Francis Academy 668 Pine Street -- Bally, PA 19503 610-845-7364
Last Modified: Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014