St. Francis Academy
1601 Central Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087

Tel. No. (201)863-4112
Fax No. (201)601-5905


REMINDER: Aftercare will end at 4PM today in preparation for
the Christmas Concert tonight at Union City High School at 7PM.
Please arrive by 630PM.

September 2014

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”
– George Bernard Shaw

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year, I hope your summer was a time of rest, renewal and recreation, a season of memories to cherish with your wonderful families. A special welcome to the new families joining us this year on our journey of Franciscan fellowship. You have made a profound decision enrolling your most precious children in a Catholic Franciscan school, a wise decision which will influence and impact your children for life. I personally thank you for choosing St. Francis Academy, through the work of our Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception and the dedication and sacrifice of our lay faculty, benefactors and volunteers, is a most special environment helping all students to reach their full potential: academically, socially, physically and SPIRITUALLY! Every child at SFA is valued as a special gift from God, unique and eager to experience a living encounter with Jesus Christ. This can never be accomplished without a true partnership between parents and school.

This summer we have been as busy as bees preparing for our Pre-K 3 students. Please feel free to peek in at our beautiful classroom, play yard and the darling children who will fill the classroom. How blessed we are to welcome our tiniest tots and their parents to SFA! The Pre-K 3 classroom is located in the former Sisters’ dining room of our convent. Our gratitude goes out to the sisters for sharing the space with us. Thank you, also, to all who helped in the realization of this dream, particularly the Class of 2014 whose gift to our school is the Pre-K 3 play yard.

Our new school year will be filled with activity, excitement, challenge, prayer, learning and growth. This year holds the possibility of joy and sadness, success and failure, loneliness and friendship for children, parents, teachers and staff. As we begin this monumental journey let us hold hands as we were taught in kindergarten, helping one another over obstacles, comfort each other in sorrow, celebrate with joy, forgive and forget and see the face of Jesus in all we encounter. Our dear Sr. Kathleen Egan, who now resides in Tenafly, assures me that each day at morning Mass she places the children, parents, faculty and staff of SFA in the chalice. Is it any wonder that SFA is a most special place, may I even say a little slice of heaven.

God bless you,

Ms. Deborah Savage

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