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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,
Keeping up with technology is a constant challenge. How often are our cellphones quickly replaced leaving us bewildered about the latest “upgrade”? Having stated that, I would like to inform you of some of our goals to provide your children with the best education possible. This past year we have acquired 66 chrome books in addition to the Ipads and chrome books already in place in our 7th & 8th grades. Three of our Smart Boards have also been upgraded and continue to be replaced. A “Rolling Cart” of chromebooks will also be implemented for our classrooms located on the first floor. This will now provide all teachers the availability to access key learning tools for their entire class. Our dedicated teachers have met to share the latest educational websites to help enhance their curriculum. These meetings are continuing and are “on going”. We also plan to acquire a HD portable Whiteboard for easy classroom access.
There is no greater “gift” to teach your children about the love of God. Nothing else is more important. On top of that, we are blessed with private donors to assist us in scholarships and technology. Did you know our staff prays every morning for our families and their classrooms? Our Lord and His Blessed Mother continue to guide us through these challenging times. May God bless each of you this Easter season and know you are always in our morning prayers
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.
 

Mandated Reporter - Live Training

April 25th at St Columbkill 5:30-8:30. Register by April 20th. There is a $5.00 fee for each person. To register, please contact Ruth Davis at 610-332-0442 x 16 Mail your check or money order payable to the Diocese of Allentown to: Office of Safe Environment 2145 Madison Ave. Bethlehem, PA 18017
 

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.
 

Happy Easter !

4/29/17 First Holy Communion

Will take place in Most Blessed Sacrament Church at 11 am

5/4/ 17 May Crowning @ 10:45

5/10/17 Art Show 7 - 8 pm

5/12/17 6,7,8 Dance

6,7,8 Dance from 7-9 pm ...$8

Ascension Thursday Mass @ 9 am

5/26/17 NOON Dismissal

5/29/17 NO School

6/2/17 Dairy Day 1:15 pm

6/5/17 Graduation

Our 8th grade will graduate in Most Blessed Sacrament Church at 5 pm

6/7/17 NOON Dismissal

6/8/17 Last Day of School

Mass at 9:15 am

Saint Francis Academy 668 Pine Street -- Bally, PA 19503 610-845-7364
Last Modified: Friday, Apr. 21, 2017