New Scholarship Opportunities:

Congratulations to our First Graduating Class at Frassati Catholic Academy:
On Wednesday, June 4, 2015, fifteen eighth grade students graduated from Frassati Catholic Academy. They are moving on to different high schools to continue their educational journeys and will have many opportunities to put into practice the faith and knowledge they have learned here at Frassati! We are thankful for and immensely proud of these students. We ask that God may bless them during their high school years and may they know the special place they hold in our Frassati Catholic Academy school community. Congratulations to our first graduates of the Class of 2015.

New Scholarship Opportunities:
New Families:
We are excited to announce that Frassati Catholic Academy recently received a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Richard M. Schulze Foundation.  This grant was given with the express purpose of helping us increase our school enrollment and is effective June 22, 2015.

We are announcing two types of tuition credits designed to attract new students and families to Frassati Catholic Academy.

• $1,000 Transfer Credit- for new students who enroll at FCA from another non-Catholic School
• $250 Referral Credit- off of your family tuition for every student you refer who enrolls in our school

Frassati Catholic Academy Sy Bendel Memorial Scholarship

An ongoing scholarship was established at Frassati Catholic Academy in 2014, in memory of Sy Bendel who died on July 27, 2014.  The scholarship is expected to be funded on an annual basis, in an amount between $2,500 and $5,000, with funding to occur by June 30th for the following school year.

Sy grew up with limited means shortly after the Great Depression.  A learning disability made school difficult, but after serving in the Korean War, he worked to the best of his abilities (overcoming those challenges) and graduated from the College of St. Thomas with a degree in Chemistry.  Proud of this achievement, he impressed on his children the benefits of attending Catholic grade school, high school, and college.  Devoted to his Catholic faith, throughout his life Sy demonstrated a serving heart, had an inquisitive nature, and a passion for science and the outdoors.

Awards will be given in $500 increments to prospective or existing students of Frassati who embody traits similar to Sy – especially working up to their potential and serving others.  Preference will be given to applicants who, without the award might otherwise be unable to attend Frassati.

Please complete this form and submit it to Frassati’s Principal Patrick Gallivan at 4690 Bald Eagle Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.  Mr. Gallivan will review the applications with one of Sy’s immediate family members (typically his wife Betty) who will make determinations.  Please be specific as detailed information is critical in the selection process (all information will be kept confidential).

Name of Applicant: ____________________________________________

Would this scholarship influence your ability to attend Frassati? ________________ (Y/N)

Date:  ____________________________________________

In the following space, please describe how the applicant reflects a commitment to working up to his/her potential and to serving others (if more space is needed, attach up to one additional page).

FCA 6.2.15 Updates

2015-16 Fall Sports Registration – Due Friday

If your son or daughter will play fall sports (soccer and volleyball for grades 5-8), please register by Friday, June 5.  Practices will begin at the end of August (prior to the start of school).  A registration form can be found on our website: or picked up in the office.

Uniform Exchange – Happening Now!

If you have uniform shirts, pants, shorts, or fleece that no longer fit your child, feel free to donate them to the school.  All donated items will be available to FCA families free of charge.  Please donate only clean items that are free from stains, holes, tears, etc.

Volunteer Hours

If you received a statement regarding volunteer hours, please remit your payment to the school office by Friday, June 5.  If you have updated information regarding your hours completed, please contact the office via phone or email.

Coming Up

Tonight                                 Valleyfair bus will return to FCA approximately 5:15 p.m.

Preschool Picnic  5:30 – 7 p.m. at Ramaley Park

Wednesday, June 3        Grades 1 & 2 to Cup and Cone

8th grade Graduation – 6 p.m. at SMOL Church (Students should arrive by 5:40 p.m.)  A reception (cake and beverages) will follow in Kohler Hall.

Thursday, June 4              Talent Show – 12:30 p.m. in the gym*** (note this is 15 minutes later than previously advertised)

Talent Show Order of Appearance

Teacher Band

1. Lexi

2. Lily

3. Grace and Ava

4. Anna and Coral

5. Vivian

6. Shawn and Tyler

7. Joe and Shawn

8. John

9. Quinton

10. Charlotte

11. Jake

12. Sierra

13. Marie


15. Alex, Maddie, Megan and Dani

16. Josh

17. Adele, Karis and Elizabeth

18. Eddie

19. Annik and Madison

20. Josie, Kennedy, Rylee and Madelynn

21. Bennett

22. Henry

23. Lindsey, Kate, McKenna, Regan and Ashley

Friday, June 5                    Last day of school!!

                                                Grades K & 3 to Cup and Cone

                                                Enjoy your summer!!!

Monday, June 8                Deadline to sign up for walking in the Manitou Days Parade with your FCA friends!  A sign-up sheet is available at the school office or contact Erin DaRosa at [email protected].

Summer Fest/Martin Zellar T-shirts

Get your T-shirts here!  Cost is $ 15 for sizes S, M, L, XL and $20 for XXL & XXXL.  Checks should be made payable to St. Mary of the Lake Church.


If your child has any FCA library books, please send them back to school ASAP.  Mrs. Stelter will send bills for missing books next week.

Baseball uniforms should be returned to the office ASAP.

All lost and found items are now located on a table near the school office.  Please stop by and check it out.  All items remaining after June 5 will be donated to the Goodwill.