With One Voice

News & Notes from St. Francis of Assisi School

"That together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." ~ Romans 15:6

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“But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, Jacob, and formed you, Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name: you are mine. When you pass through waters, I will be with you; through rivers, you shall not be swept away. When you walk through fire, you shall not be burned, nor will flames consume you. For I, the LORD, am your God, the Holy One of Israel, your savior.” ~ Isaiah 43:1-3a

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November 26, 2019 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

WOV AUDIO EDITION - Click below to listen!

John D'Adamo

WOV 11 - 26 - 19 by John D'Adamo

Read to the bottom for SFA Trivia! First student to answer correctly gets a prize!

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 11/27-29 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving
  • 12/2 - Classes Resume
  • 12/3 - SCHOOL CLOSED due to BGE Power Outage
  • 12/5-6 - Noon Dismissal; Parent-Teacher Conferences 12-6 PM
  • 12/10 - PreK-5th Christmas Concert 7 PM

The latest calendar updates can always be found at https://sfa-school.org/calendar

From the Office...

  • Financial Aid Applications are being accepted for the 2020-21 school year at THIS LINK. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2020 and the Archdiocese will not consider any application submitted after the deadline in the first round of awards.
  • Don't forget that our Inclement Weather Policy states we follow Baltimore City OR Baltimore County Public Schools -- whichever one has the more severe call! (Ex: City is 2 hours late and County closes, then SFA is closed.)
  • Parent Conferences are December 5-6 and CLICK HERE to sign up!
  • SURVEY - Thank to all parents who completed the accreditation survey on school culture and climate. If you have not done so, please click THIS LINK!
PARENT SURVEY LINK

PLEASE COMPLETE AT LEAST ONE PER HOUSEHOLD!

SCHOOL CLOSED 12/3

We were notified recently by BGE that there is a planned outage is being held at our location on Tuesday December 3rd. We will be without electrical power and heat on that date.


Consequently, SFA will be CLOSED on Tuesday December 3rd. In order to maintain our required number of days set by the Archdiocese, it will be necessary for us to now be OPEN on Friday May 1st. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and change in schedule, but this was obviously beyond our control. Thank you for your understanding as we adjust to unexpected circumstances!

SCHOOL STORE

CHECK OUT OUR NEW SCHOOL STORE!

Pro Tip: Click the name of the school on the left side to see products! A percentage of every purchase goes directly to support SFA! More items to come! Get your SOAR Swag!


Now with new winter items for your Christmas shopping!

Now Enrolling

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year is now open! If you know of someone looking for "not just a school, but a way of life", please encourage them to visit OUR WEBSITE. Additionally, if your family has a younger student you are looking to add as an SFA student for next year, now is the time to reserve your spot! Preschool, Kindergarten, and 6th Grade are all likely to fill up FAST!

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month - PRINCIPLED

  • “We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.” (IBO.org)
  • This month the eighth grade is studying literature related to social justice. Jackie King is instructing our students weekly on social justice issues.Students throughout the school just collected items for the House of Ruth, and we are beginning our canned food drive to pack eighty Christmas baskets for the needy. In a word, our school lets our spirit SOAR!

PowerSchool Learning

PowerSchool Learning will be your portal to all teacher announcements, photos, and homework posting! Click HERE for directions on how to set up your account! ALL PARENTS need to do this, including Preschool parents! This is going to be the main method of communication between you and your child's teacher at all grade levels! Please note that the reporting of official grades for each trimester will continue to be posted on the main PowerSchool SIS account.
POWERSCHOOL SIS SET-UP

Basic PowerSchool Access - You need the letter with credentials for your specific student!

POWERSCHOOL LEARNING SET-UP

Teacher Websites Access

Hot Lunch Info!

Our new Hot Lunch program is through Abundance Catering! Operating Monday through Thursday for all students, you can sign up HERE. We also need parent volunteers to pick up the food at Catholic High each day! You can sign up to volunteer for that HERE.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  • During this Thanksgiving holiday, we express gratitude for our many blessings!
  • For +Anthony Hill, father of teacher Christina Hill.
  • For victims of violence in our city, our nation, and our world.
  • For the victims and survivors of cancer, as well as those who continue to fight!

Prayer requests may always be sent to wov@sfa-school.org.

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