Friday News November 12, 2021

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

First of all, thank you to all of the Veterans in our community who have helped to protect our freedom and many things that we take for granted everyday. After recognizing Veterans’ Day yesterday and learning more about it in our classes, I pray that everyone has a greater understanding today than they did when the week started. Thank you to our Veterans! 


Today and tomorrow many of our 7th graders will be receiving their confirmation. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.


We are proud to announce that with student and staff contributions from the dress down day prior to Halloween, we were able to donate over $700 to the Mother of Mercy House in Kensington. 


This Monday, we will have our first Open House in almost two years. ​​Please invite your neighbors and friends to visit Saint Andrew Catholic School, a 2021 Blue Ribbon School, on Monday, November 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Guided tours will be available and classrooms will be open. Of course, if you would like to join us for a tour or with your friends, you are more than welcome to come too. 


Thanks, and have a great weekend!


School Information

  • Picture retakes will be on Monday, November 15. 
    • Students who were absent on the original picture day should bring in their original form if they would like to order pictures
    • Students who are not satisfied with their portraits will also be taken. Students must bring their original portrait packages for return to get new pictures with no additional cost
  • Reminder that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is a half day for all students. 
    • Preschool and Kindergarten with no siblings dismissal will start in the back 3 hours early at 11:30, and the front dismissal will start at 12:00.
    • CARES is open after school until 3:30.
  • Earlier this week, the PA Court issued a ruling voiding the Health Department’s mask order.  An appeal has been filed; therefore, the mask mandate is still an order. As a result, we will continue to abide by the mandate. 
  • Governor Wolf announced that the state plans to return the school mask requirement to local control on January 17, 2022.  At that time, schools would be able to follow their own Covid Safety Plan. As we have in the past, Saint Andrew will work with BCHD and OCE. Discussions are constantly taking place, but final decisions will not be made until we are closer to this date. 
  • The Fathers’ Committee now has two co-chairs leading it. Thanks to Zach Kemp and Raz Ionescu for volunteering. The Fathers’ Committee meets monthly at the Sycamore Grill for fellowship and for planning numerous community service events that they participate in with their children. If you are interested, please reach out to them. They can be reached at
  • Recess Volunteers Wanted
    • If you have your clearances and can occasionally come to school between 10:46-1:46 and would like to volunteer/help us at recess, we would appreciate it. Most importantly, our students would appreciate it. 
      • If you need your clearances, please contact Kathleen Kajmo at, and she can help you get the process started. 
      • We need at least one day’s notice or a regular commitment to prepare and make sure that clearances are in order. 
        • If you can volunteer, please email and, and they will help from there. 


Repeat School Information

  • 1-8 November Lunch Menu
  • PreK November Lunch Menu
  • Monitoring Sick Children
    • If your child is sick or exhibiting symptoms of a cold, the flu, and/or Covid, please keep them home from school. You can use this sheet to help you make decisions on if they are sick. If they were out sick and returned to school but still have some symptoms present such as a cough, runny nose, etc., please send in a doctor’s note with them clearing them to return. Thank you. 
  • The Month of All Souls, November
    • Every year we dedicate a bulletin board to our dearly departed loved ones.  If you would like to send in a photo of a deceased family member or friend, we will be happy to include it.  It does not have to be someone who died recently.  If you would like the picture back, be sure to put your child’s name, grade and section on the back.  Please send the picture to the attention of Mrs. Matteo or email her at  
  • All School Liturgy Next for Thanksgiving
    • Next week’s all school liturgy will be on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. K,2,4 and 6-8 will attend in person. 1,3,5 will stream online but 3 and 5 will receive communion in the gym. We need to limit attendance to only parents of those who are reading or part of the Ministry Team.  Parents are still welcome to attend Class Masses in the Marian Room. Thank you for your understanding.
  • CARES Thanksgiving week
    • On Wednesday, November 24, we have a 1/2 day of school.
    • AM CARES will operate as normal.
    • PM CARES will end at 3:30 PM on 11/24.
    • Please provide your child with a packed lunch and drink on this day as lunch is not provided at school that day
    • There is no school on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. 
  • Christmas Festival – Save the Date
  • Ask it at Saint Andrew will be monitored if you have any questions. 


Save the Date – Upcoming School Events

  • Saturday 11/13
    • Confirmation 9:30AM Main Church
    • Confirmation 1:00PM Main Church 
  • Monday 11/15
    • Fall Open House 6:30-8PM
  • Tuesday 11/16
    • 3rd Grade Field Trip to Churchville Nature Center 
  • Wednesday 11/17
  • Thursday 11/18
  • Friday 11/19
    • 7th and 8th Grade Dance 7-10PM


After School Programs


Community Info

*These are not Saint Andrew Events and do not follow our Clearance policy but generally are shared by parishioners or members of our community and may be something you are looking for your children and/or family. 


High School Information