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As incredible as it seems, we are celebrating 275 years of education here in Bally. We are the oldest Catholic school in the original 13 colonies! Check our monthly calendar for future events that will culminate on August 26th. Bishop Schlert will celebrate our anniversary with a special liturgy at 2 pm in Most Blessed Sacrament Church.
A souvenir booklet is being planned for this momentous occasion. If you would like to be part of this treasure (by placing an ad or a sponsorship), please call the school office for more details 610-845-7364.
Grants will be awarded to families attending Saint Francis Academy for the school year 2018-19. Those who receive these grants will be determined by a selection committee. All information is confidential.
The scholarship amounts will be automatically deducted from their monthly tuition statements for the school year 2018-19. Please see attached for more information.
Bishop Schlert will celebrate a 275th Anniversary Mass at 2 pm in Most Blessed Sacrament Church followed by a dinner in SFA auditorium.
Please join us at 2 pm to celebrate our 275th Anniversary with Bishop Schlert
How Do I Know If The School Is Closed Or Dismisses Early????
Parents are asked to choose any of the following methods for the most up-to-date information: *Option 1 will directly notify you by text, email and/or voice message*
1) Log on as a Parent to the OptionC.com website (this site is ONLY for checking your child’s grades). Our school code = 3008
Your Parent login and password was sent home to you in small white envelope. If you misplaced it, please call Mrs. Stull for your login 610-845-7364
a) Click the “Office” tab and choose contact information b) Update and Save your information c) Click on the Communication tab and choose Manage Alerts.
Here, you will choose how you wish to be notified about school closings, delays, general announcements etc. Pick your preference from Text, Email or voice. You can choose one or all three if you wish.
2) Go to WFMZ, Channel 69 or on the web at www.wfmz.com To hear school closing and delay information
3) Go to our Saint Francis Academy Facebook page
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 as the school's official starting time.
Special Pre-K Note: If there is a two hour delay, the Pre-K will still meet for anyone who chooses to attend.
I was going to wait until our summer mailing to share some great news, but I would like to make you aware of it now. The Lord has always blessed us with superb and dedicated teachers and this summer has been no exception. Despite an urgent need in many of our schools for a 7th & 8th grade math and science teacher, we are excited to welcome an experienced school teacher who has decided to leave the public school system in the hopes of “giving back” to his Catholic roots. He is experienced in both those subjects and grade levels and truly enjoys junior high students. I refrain from announcing his name at this time due to the diocesan paperwork needed to officially welcome him to our school family.
Whenever a teacher retires, it is a common practice for any “in house” teacher to request a classroom change. This can take place only if it is feasible and an asset to all the children involved. With the departure of Mrs. Kelsch, I am very pleased to announce that Miss Smith will now be our new second grade teacher and Mrs. Nester will be our new third grade teacher. Although it is summer, all of our teachers have already been meeting with each other regarding these exciting changes.
Be sure your registration and transportation forms have been given to the office.
As I mentioned previously, we welcome Father Kevin Gualano as the new administrator for Most Blessed Sacrament!!! Another school year has ended. How fast the time goes. We had a wonderful 8th grade graduation which involved an awards and video presentation at St. Columbkill followed by a beautiful liturgy at Most Blessed Sacrament Church. We will miss our graduates. They have grown into such fine young men and women. We had received a certificate from the Diocesan Office. We have been recognized as one of the top five schools with the highest IOWA testing scores! Congratulations to our teachers and students!!! Our 275th anniversary will conclude with a special mass with Bishop Schlert on Sunday, August 26th at Most Blessed Sacrament Church at 2 pm. Please consider becoming a sponsor for our Anniversary booklet. Please call the school office for more information. Please check our Facebook and this website for updates and events ....May God bless you and your families.
Our Duty and Privilege
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.
All parents must "create an account" for Financial Aid and Tuition payments for school year 2018-19. 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