Friday News January 29, 2021

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

I hope you had a great week! I continue to be amazed at what our teachers and students are able to do and the learning going on in the face of adversity! Some more adversity might come our way as there are some reports of snow coming on Sunday night. As always, we will send out communication Sunday night and/or Monday morning if our school day will be impacted at all. If we have to have one snow day, our teachers will post and/or send work home that morning to complete. If we were to have two snow days in a row, the second day for most grades would have some sort of synchronous learning and/or check-ins via Zoom.

We will be kicking off Catholic Schools Week this Sunday at the 10:30 Mass. We encourage those that regularly attend the 10:30 Mass to attend and wear their school uniform. If you do not normally attend this Mass, please participate in this Mass virtually so that spacing and safety does not become a problem.

Have a great weekend!

School Information

  • Catholic Schools Week 
    • During Catholic Schools Week, we will be collecting canned goods to help conquer hunger! Please bring in donations starting on Monday, February 1 until Friday, February 5, 2021. All canned goods should be placed in the boxes in the front foyer.
    • Raffle Basket Update!
      • Tickets must be purchased and forms turned in by midnight tonight (Friday 1/29/21). The winners will be drawn and announced throughout Catholic Schools Week.
    • Dress Down Themes
      • Monday, February 1: Disney/Marvel Day (costumes are not permitted)
      • Tuesday, February 2: Mismatch Day
      • Wednesday, February 3: Crazy Sock Day with Gym Uniform
      • Thursday, February 4: Favorite Holiday Day (wear something that represents your favorite holiday; costumes are not permitted).
      • Friday, February 5: Blue and White Dress Down Day
      • *There is no cost associated with dressing down during Catholic Schools Week this year. We are looking forward to a great week!
    • Check out our Marketing Video Series. Special thanks to Dan Tarrant for his work on these!
    • Health Screenings
      • As we have done every year and as required by the state, we will soon begin our health screenings for students in K-8. Health screenings are completed individually and consists of: height, weight, vision, and hearing. A quick Scoliosis check is completed in 7th grade.
    • Order Your Yearbooks Now!
      • Memories last a lifetime!
    • Yearbooks cost $35.00.
    • Orders must be placed by April 1, 2021.
    • Order online: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A07309270
    • Eighth grade students will receive one yearbook free of charge; no order necessary.
    • All Sales are final. No refunds.
    • Registration and Tuition for Next Year
      • Registration for current students and new applicants will take place in March. Last year due to the pandemic, Monsignor rescinded the tuition increase to help our community. Please know there will be an increase in tuition/registration fees this year to ensure that we can continue to lead the way in educating our students. More information about tuition and fees will be sent home in the coming weeks.
    • EITC Donation Information
    • School Lunch Order Information

High School Information

  • Archbishop Wood Information
    • 7th Grade Practice Test is Saturday, March 27th 9:00am – 12:00pm. DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24TH TO REGISTER
      • We will host the test in person at school.  There is no virtual option being offered. We will follow COVID restrictions including masks to be worn while taking the test and social distancing being observed by a proctor.   Scholarship opportunities available for only the 2022-2023 school year, if you attend Archbishop Wood.
      • Please use the link below to register. The cost for the test is $50 (non-refundable)
        • Student Website: stsusers.com
          • Our School’s Access Code: ZC
        • “Parents and Students Get to Know Wood” Virtual Program
          • Please consider joining us for one of these informative discussions via zoom on all facets of life at Archbishop Wood High School.  Learn about academics, activities, student life, the admission process, the financial aid process and more!   Please RSVP to Mrs. Melissa Nolan, Director of Admissions, at  mnolan@archwood.org or call 215-672-5050 x268 – be sure to list which date you are interested in attending.  A link will be sent to you to join the program.
            • Thursday, February 18th  10:30 am – 11:30 am
            • Tuesday, March 16th        10:30 am – 11:30 am
            • Wednesday, April 14th     10:30 am – 11:30 am
          • Since we are not able to offer tours or presentations in the school, We can offer 1:1 Zoom presentations – a great opportunity to gather information in a private setting, please contact Melissa Nolan at mnolan@archwood.org to schedule your call.
        • The Mount
          • The Practice Test is a great opportunity for students to become familiar with the standardized testing environment at the Mount and identify areas of strengths and opportunities for growth as they prepare for the high school application process. Registration is open at msjacad.org/practicetest.
          • 6th Grade Practice Test
            • Saturday, April 17, 2021, 8 AM to 12 PM
          • 7th Grade Practice Test (Pre-HSPT)
            • Saturday, March 27, 2021, 8 AM to 12 PM
            • Sunday, March 28, 2021, 12 PM to 4 PM
          • Virtual Visit Information
            • Join us for a Virtual Visit session to learn more about the Mount’s mission, academics, student life, and extracurricular opportunities!  The session will include a presentation about the Mount and information about the application process.  You will also hear from students and faculty!
            • Register for an upcoming session here: Virtual Visit Registration.
              • Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 4 PM
              • Monday, March 15, 2021, at 4 PM
              • Monday, April 12, 2021, at 4 PM

Community Information