academics

Back to School Night!

On Tuesday, August, 8th, 2017, San Francisco City Academy (SFCA) hosted back to school night! Students, teachers, parents and school staff gathered in expectation of the coming new school year! 

Mrs. Elaine Chea welcomed parents and students and shared about her experience and passion being at SFCA since 2004. "It is because of one man, Pastor Roger, who intervened, that we are here. We [teachers], are now here for you and to empower your child and release them to excel academically, spiritually, socially and physically."

New teachers were introduced including Ms. Stephens the 1st Grade Teacher, Ms. Schaefer, teaching 2nd Grade, and Ms. Park, the 7-8th Grade Teacher this year. Mrs. Chea who previously taught 1st Grade will be stepping into the role of Academic Development Coordinator to assist each teacher at SFCA. SFCA Board member Joanne T. was also in attendance of the night. 

Here are some details & topics of the night:

  • SFCA Core Values
    • SCORE
      • Self Control
        • 2 Timothy 1:7
          For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of
          self-discipline.
      • Curiosity
        • Proverbs 18:15
          The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out.
      • Optimism 
        • Proverbs 17:22
          A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
      • Resilience
        • Romans 5:3-4
          No only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering
          produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
      • Empathy 
        • Philippians 2:3-4
          Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
  • Dress Code
    • Tuition Paid includes a complimentary PE Uniform
  • Communication
    • Parent Planner Signatures
  • Tuition
  • Attendance

Time opened up for parents and students to attend each resource booth. Backpacks were given out to students to attended every booth available.

Thank you to students and parents who attended the Back to School Night! We look forward to seeing you on the first day of school on Monday August 14th!  

8th Grade Graduation

On Friday, May 26, 2017, teachers, students, sponsors, and family celebrated the graduation of our 8th grade City Academy Warriors! The ceremony was held at Salvation Army Kroc Center and Pastor Roger opened up the evening with prayer. Ms. Nicole Bremner had warm words to share with our students and recognized each of them for their character through the illustration of a candy bar. 

Mrs. Elain Chea addressed the 8th grade graduating class 2017 about continuing to learn and keeping their relationship with Jesus Christ first. Mrs. Chea introduced Pastor Malcolm who made a speech to the students and family. Pastor Malcolm grew up in the Tenderloin years ago and is now Lead Pastor of New Life Community Church in Gilroy, California. 

"Your past doesn't have to define your future. God is already in your future. He see's right where you are, and he knows right where you're going. If you take your teacher's [Mrs. Chea] advice, and you keep Jesus first, your relationships with Jesus first, He will take you places you could've never imagined."  Said Pastor Malcolm. 

Pushpa Samuel, City Academy Principal, and Administrator, had wise words to share to the students as well. She made one last declaration of the City Academy Mantra, We are Warriors, to the 8th grade students! One student was recognized as a recipient of the Warrior Award who displayed the City Academy core values: Self Control, Curiosity, Optimism, Resilience, and Empathy. 

The award was given to Samantha Martinez for her commitment to these core values throughout the year. 

Mrs. Bremner prayed for the students and congratulated each of them as they were handed a graduation certification. 

Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, staff and family who attended the ceremony and celebrated the graduating class of 2017! You are forever Warriors and you always have a home at City Academy! 

Kindergarten Graduation

On Thursday, May 25th, 2017, teachers, faculty, parents and students attended the Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony, class of 2017. The ceremony was held at 230 Jones St on Thursday evening and 19 kindergarten students were graduated.

Pastor Roger opened the evening in prayer and Mrs. Laura Osborn, began addressing the students and parents. Recognition was given to each of the kindergarten students of a Godly character they displayed in the classroom throughout the year. 

Osborn addressed how each of the students displayed forgiveness and loved one another. "...Many times as a teacher I would say, I'm here to teach them math, reading, writing, to play and share, to do this and to do that. But God put these 19 in my life to teach me something and to work in my heart to become a better teacher, a better person."

"...Thank you parents for giving your best to help your child grow and excel in reading, and writing and math, but the most important thing is God's character coming and shining out of them. My charge is to take time and listen to them, and talk to them, to play with them. They may be small and young but their hearts are so big. They feel when you're mad, sad, upset or happy. When you are sick they pray for you. You guys are always on their hearts."

Mrs. Laura Osborn closed with a prayer for her graduating students and sent off each one as a 1st Grader! 

Thank you to all the parents, students, staff and faculty for attending the ceremony and supporting our City Academy Warriors!