Faith. Academics. Citizenship. Community.
St. Philip & St. Augustine Catholic Academy promotes Gospel values, inspires a love of learning, and upholds academic excellence in a nurturing community.

La Academia Católica de San Felipe y San Agustín promueve los valores del Evangelio, inspira un amor por el aprendizaje, y promueve excelencia académica en una comunidad de crianza.

Upcoming Events
Próximos Eventos

2.26.2020 - Rice Bowl fundraiser begins

2.27.2020 - Carnival Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

2.28.2020 - Friday $1 Spirit Day - Date Change.

3.4.2020-3.6.2020 - 8th grade Pines Confirmation retreat

3.5.2020 - First Thursday Adoration ALL DAY


Follow this link to the SPSA Master Calendar:


2.26.2020- Comienza la recaudación de fondos de Rice Bowl

2.27.2020- Junta del carnaval @ 6:30 p.m.

2.28.2020 - $1 Spirit Day

3.4.2020 - 3.6.2020; Retiro de confirmación de Pines de octavo grado

3.5.2020- Primer jueves Adoración TODO EL DÍA

We want the whole family!
¡Queremos a toda la familia!

Please consider enrolling all of your elementary-aged children at SPSA! We want the whole family to be a part of our school community. If finances are prohibiting you from enrolling all of your children, PLEASE reach out to Mrs. Bucio. We are committed to helping you if there is any way possible.

¡Por favor considere inscribir a todos sus hijos de primaria en SPSA! Queremos que toda la familia sea parte de nuestra comunidad escolar. Si las finanzas le impiden inscribir a todos sus hijos, comuníquese con la Sra. Bucio. Estamos comprometidos a ayudarlo si hay alguna manera posible.
SPSA Math Carnival Thank You

Thank you to all who came out to our first Math Carnival! It was a huge success!

¡Gracias a todos los que vinieron a nuestro primer Math Carnival! ¡Fue un enorme éxito!
Carnival News
Attention Parents! We will be having a carnival meeting Thursday February 27, 2020 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Room parents please be sure to attend or send a representative. All are welcome!

 ¡Atención padres! Tendremos una reunión de carnaval el jueves 27 de febrero de 2020 de 6:30 a 7:30 p.m. Padres de clase, por favor asegúrese de asistir o enviar un representante. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!
Spirit Wear!

We have new spirit shirts! Attached is the order form. We will also be selling Jackets. Please turn in your order forms to the office by March 6th! GO SAINTS! Spirit Shirt Order Form

¡Tenemos nuevas camisas de espíritu! Se adjunta el formulario de pedido. También venderemos chaquetas. ¡Entregue sus formularios de pedido a la oficina antes del 6 de marzo! ¡VAN LOS SANTOS! Formulario de pedido de camisa de espíritu

Financial Aid

We understand that tuition can be a financial burden to families and St. Philip & St. Augustine Catholic Academy believes that a Catholic School education should be affordable for all families. We offer a variety of Tuition Assistance and Scholarship programs to assist families.
Diocesan Halo Initiative
The Diocese of Dallas Halo Initiative provides tuition assistance to parents who desire to educate their children in a Catholic elementary and/or secondary school in the Diocese of Dallas. The funds are limited and are only available to families with demonstrated financial need. Contact Ginna Curts for information and deadlines for applications.
ACE Scholarships
St. Philp & St. Augustine Catholic Academy has partnered with ACE Scholarships to provide scholarships to families seeking admission to Catholic Schools. ACE scholarships are completely need-based and, once approved, a student’s scholarship can be renewed each year through 12 th grade at any private school. To be eligible for an ACE scholarship, families must qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. For more information, contact Ginna Curts.
SPSA Catholic Academy Scholarships
These scholarships support families in the St. Philip the Apostle Catholic community who need financial assistance to send their children to St. Philp & St. Augustine Catholic Academy. There is one scholarship allowed per family. In addition, a recommendation letter from the Pastor or teacher which demonstrates the family’s dedication to Catholic education is required. The scholarships will cover up to 80% of the tuition for the student. Once approved, a student’s scholarship can be renewed through 8 th grade.
              Eligibility Requirements:
·         Demonstrates financial need (FACTS)
·         Meets the school’s entrance requirements
·         Be accepted and enrolled in grades K-8
·         Be current on all financial obligations to St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church and SPSA Catholic Academy
·         Be an active, registered parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church for 3 months
·         Meet school attendance requirements

Documentation Needed:
·         Third Quarter Report Card
·         Pastor/Teacher recommendation letter
·         FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment application
·         Scholarship application (see attached)

The scholarships will be determined by the scholarship selection committee. Please see Ginna Curts for details.
SPSA Catholic Academy Tuition Assistance
There are limited funds for St. Philp & St. Augustine Catholic Academy families. Parents must complete the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment to be considered for tuition assistance. Please contact Ginna Curts for information and assistance with the FACTS application.

 
SPSA Catholic Academy
We understand that tuition can be a financial burden to families. St. Philip & St. Augustine Catholic Academy believes that a Catholic School education should be affordable for as many families as possible. We offer tuition assistance as well as a scholarship program to assist families.
Scholarship Program
Eligible students may apply for scholarships. Students entering kindergarten through 8 th grade may receive scholarships. The scholarship can be a multiple year scholarship if the student continues to meet the eligibility requirements and reapplies. The maximum assistance is up to 80% of the current tuition. There is a limit of one scholarship per family.

Eligibility Requirements
1.      Demonstrate financial need
a.      Complete the FACTS Grant and Aid application
2.      Be an active, registered St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church parishioner in good standing for at least 3 months prior to applying for scholarship
3.      New students
a.      Meet the school’s entrance requirements
b.      Be accepted and enrolled
4.      Current students
a.      Maintain a “C” average
b.      Maintain 80 or higher in conduct grades
c.       Be current on all financial obligations to the school
d.      Attendance: Student has 3 or less tardies per quarter and no more than 10 unexcused absences each year
5.      Students can receive the scholarship for multiple years but need to reapply each year
6.      The applicant must be of good character and likely to succeed at St. Philip & St. Augustine Catholic Academy
Applicants should:
1.      Complete the SPSA Scholarship Application (found on the school website)
2.      Complete FACTS Grant and Aid application
3.      Obtain a recommendation from the pastor, teacher, or Faith Formation teacher which attests to the applicant’s character and service in the community
4.      Submit complete packet to the SPSA office no later than April 1 st . No late applications will be accepted.  




Re-Enrollment and Financial Aid

Please look at the website for re-enrollment and financial aid information.
Consulte el sitio web para obtener información sobre reinscripción y ayuda financiera.



2020 Oklahoma Capacity Survey


Dear Parents,
Please find below the link to the Oklahoma Capacity survey. Again, this survey is asking for your honest opinion regarding the school environment and your child(ren)’s learning experiences.
It will only take you a couple of minutes to complete the survey. All responses are completely confidential and anonymous. Your personal information or survey responses will not be shared with anyone from the school.
You can complete the survey using your phone, tablet, computer, or laptop. The survey window will be open until March 11 th .
If you have any questions, please contact the school or Jordan Wade at the Oklahoma Center for Education and Policy by phone at 208-407-1983, or by email at warejo@ou.edu .

Thank you again for your participation and valued opinion!!

Dianne Brungardt, Principal


Estimados Padres de Familia,
A continuación, se encuentra el enlace a la encuesta de Aptitudes Oklahoma. Una vez más, en esta encuesta se pide su honesta opinión con respecto al entorno escolar y experiencias de aprendizaje de su(s) hijo(s).
Sólo le tomará un par de minutos completar la encuesta. Todas las respuestas son completamente confidenciales y anónimas. Su información personal o respuestas a la encuesta no serán compartidas con nadie de la escuela.
Puede completar la encuesta en su teléfono, tableta, computadora o computadora portátil. La ventana de la encuesta estará abierta hasta el 11 de marzo.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese a la escuela o con Jordan Wade en el Oklahoma Center for Education and Policy vía telefónica al 208-407-1983, o vía correo electrónico a warejo@ou.edu.

¡¡Gracias nuevamente por su participación y valiosa opinión!!
Dianne Brungardt, Principal

Beginning March 2, Dallas residents can place requests to check out mobile hotspots at the following locations:

- Skyline Branch
- Pleasant Grove
- Branch Prairie Creek Branch
- Dallas West Branch
- Martin Luther King Branch
- Highland Hills Branch
- Arcadia Park Branch
- Bachman Lake Branch
- Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest Branch
- Polk Wisdom Branch

The 900 hotspots will be officially available for checkout on March 2. Funding for the WiFi mobile hotspots comes from the City budget that the City Council unanimously approved in September.
Thank you for partnering with us for the Catholic education of your children!
¡Gracias por asociarse con nosotros para la educación católica de sus hijos!

St. Philip & St. Augustine Catholic Academy |
No-Fuss Fundraisers
Recaudadores de fondos sin complicaciones

There are so many ways that we can earn money for our school.

1. Register at  www.krogercommunityrewards.com  to create an account and a percentage of what you spend will come to the school. Our organization number is 94685. Have your whole family sign up and earn $$$ for our school.

Regístrese en  www.krogercommunityrewards.com  para crear una cuenta y un porcentaje de lo que gasta vendrá a la escuela. Nuestro número de organización es 94685. Haga que su familia entera se registre y gane $$$ para nuestra escuela.

2. We are now registered in Amazon as a charitable organization, and every time our organization is selected, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products when they shop at AmazonSmile. Click on this link to link our Smile account to your Amazon account.  

Ahora estamos registrados en Amazon como una organización caritativa, y cada vez que nuestra organización sea seleccionada, Amazon donará el 0,5% del precio de compra de productos elegibles cuando compran en AmazonSmile. Haga clic en este enlace para vincular nuestra cuenta de Smile a su cuenta de Amazon.   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0518667   

3.We are enrolled in the Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program under charity number #629. If you print out this form, fill it out and return it to your Tom Thumb, a portion of your purchases will help our school through the Good Neighbor Program!

Estamos inscritos en el programa Tom Thumb Good Neighbor con el número de caridad # 629. Si imprime este formulario, complételo y devuélvalo a su Tom Thumb, ¡una parte de sus compras ayudará a nuestra escuela a través del Programa Good Neighbor!
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