Friday News June 11, 2021

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

I hope you all had a great week! The weather could not make up its mind, but we still were able to finish the year and celebrate the great work put forth from our students and teachers. We are extremely proud and grateful to have taught our Class of 2021. They were leaders the entire way, and we know great things will come to them.

Most years there are always some things you know you will remember forever and some takeaways that you know will make you better down the road. For me, I think this year will set a record for memories and takeaways. I knew I was blessed and in a great place when we moved to Newtown and Saint Andrew, but the pandemic put it into a whole new light of how blessed I truly am. Thank you to all of you for the support you have shown us this year. Our administrators, teachers, and staff are extremely grateful, and we could not have done it without you.

In an effort to learn and improve, we ask that you please take a few minutes to give us some feedback by completing the form below.

20-21 Saint Andrew Parent Feedback

I pray that you enjoy your summer and get to see all of the loved ones that you have not seen, get those giant bear hugs that you’ve missed, and get to make some new great memories! May your 2021 summer be great!

Please check out the information below including summer academics, summer faith and academic recommendations from OCE, band information, and thank you.

School Information

Summer Resources from OCE for Students:

Help your children to avoid a learning loss over the summer by providing them with available, no-cost learning resources available for every grade level from There are new resources for every week during the summer. If parents want additional resources in addition to the free ones, they can subscribe for a small fee.

We strongly suggest the following faith activities for the summer as well.

·         Attendance at Sunday Mass as a Family

·         Reading a passage from the Bible each day.

·         Pray the Rosary as a family

·         Do some kind deeds for those who may need your help.

·         Read a book about the life of a saint

·         Visit some of the Catholic Shrines in the Philadelphia


High School Information

  • Holy Ghost
    • To join our mailing list, please CLICK HERE and complete the form.  Be sure to allow emails from to arrive in your inbox.(If the link above is not working, please copy and past this address into your Complete this form by July 15th and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win one of three prizes!
      • First Place:  An HGP Hoodie and a $1,000 Donation to Your School
      • Second Place:  An HGP Hoodie and a $500 Donation to Your School
      • Third Place:  An HGP Hoodie and a $250 Donation to Your School
        • Winners will be announced on July 16, 2021
      • Remember to follow us on social media for in-the-moment updates.  Just look for HolyGhostPrep on Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram, SnapChat and YouTube.
    • La Salle
      • I am cordially inviting you to join the La Salle College High School mailing list.  We are in the process of finalizing our 2021-2022 Admissions Viewbook.  In August we will be mailing out our admissions materials.  We would love to mail a copy to your son so you can learn about La Salle and all we can offer him for his high school experience.  It is all about finding the right fit and getting to know us is the first step in this journey. Please consider joining our mailing list by July 1st via our website:
      • I would like to share with you a short video regarding our response to the pandemic which I believe gives true insight into what the La Salle community is all about and our dedication to create the best possible high school experience for our students
      • Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at   We look forward to assisting you.
    • Archbishop Ryan
      • Is once again offering our Scholarship Test Prep Summer Camp. Rising 8th graders who have attended in past years have been met with great success in our Presidential Scholarship & EntranceTests. Camp registration is open now at and includes: 15 hours of classroom instruction in an air-conditioned room, practice materials, math and verbal skills practice, test taking skills review, and an official PRE-HSPT at the end of the course which will be graded by Scholastic Testing Services and returned to the students for their review.
        • Our Presidential Scholarship & Placement Test is Scheduled for three dates this year:
      • October 23, 2021, 9:00 AM
      • October 24, 2021, 12:00 PM
      • October 30, 2021, 9:00 AM

Community Information and Summer Camps