Friday News January 14, 2022

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

I hope you had a great week! 

 

Just a reminder that re-registration will open up next week for all of our current students. An email will be sent early next week from Parish Giving with directions and a link to make the re-registration payment. The Tuition Chart and further registration information can be found here. We hope that all of our non-graduating students will return for the 2022- 2023 school year; however, should a student not return we are requesting written notification to Mr. Sikora via a letter or email. The payment or the letter is due by Friday, February 4. 

 

If you are interested in registering a sibling of a current student, please visit our website for the application and required paperwork. Siblings will be given preference through February 4. If you have any questions for K-8, please reach out to Deb Rachuba at Drachuba@standrewcec.com. For preschool inquiries, please reach out to Barb Wagner at Bwagner@standrewcec.com

 

This week we had multiple days in the 20’s and teens and still had students with no jackets. Please make sure that your children are bringing jackets everyday. Although we do not go outside when the temperature is in the teens, we do go out in the 20’s and 30’s, and students must have a jacket to participate in outdoor recess. 

 

Last but not least, when dropping off your child in the morning in the front car lane, please do not get out of your car.  If you need to get out of your car, please park in the parking lot and walk your child to the crossing area.  Please do not stop in the middle on cold or rainy days as this can create large back-ups, and we need to keep the cars moving. 

 

Have a great 3 day weekend, and check out the information below!

 

 

School Information

  • Catholic Schools Week
    • On Sunday, January 30, Saint Andrew Catholic School will conduct their annual Open House to kick off Catholic Schools Week.  Please join us from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Faculty and staff will be available to answer questions and demonstrate what the school has to offer.  Students will conduct tours throughout the facility.  Come, see the difference!
    • Plan ahead for dress themes Catholic Schools Week: 
      • Monday 1/31- America Monday; Dress in Red, White & Blue
      • Tuesday 2/1- Tourist Tuesday; Show us your favorite place to travel! 
      • Wednesday 2/2- Blue & White Spirit Day
      • Thursday 2/3- Wear your favorite team jersey/shirt.
      • Friday 2/4- Fancy Friday; Dress in your best for Mass (no jeans allowed).
  • Date Change – The next Moms’ Booster Club Meeting of the 2021- 2022 year will be held on January 26 at 7pm in the Marian Room at St. Andrew School. If you are unable to join the meeting in person, we also have a zoom meeting link for those who wish to participate virtually (see below for meeting information).  Please consider joining us! 
  • Junior Achievement
    • Want to help inspire SAS students to succeed?  Consider being a Junior Achievement volunteer!
    • Our volunteer-based K-8 Junior Achievement Program inspires kids to dream big and reach their potential while fostering: 
    • Work readiness
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Financial literacy skills
    • Students look forward to this fun, engaging, hands-on program each year! Volunteers with clearances are still needed for many homerooms. 
    • Please contact Maria if interested: mariakr141@gmail.com    
  • Diaper Drive Update
    • Many thanks to all for your donations to our Advent Service Project Diaper Drive.  All proceeds from this drive are being donated to Catholic Social Services in Levittown, PA.  With your generous donations, we collected 5,387 diapers and 9,472 wipes!  Notably, we more than doubled our wipes collection year over year!  A special thank you to Katherine Myers in 7th grade for her leadership with this drive.
  • Thank you from VFW
    • The Yardley-Lower Makefield VFW sent a letter to the Saint Andrew School Community thanking all of those who created Christmas Cards for our Veterans. The cards were delivered to the Yardley Post, American LegionPost 317 in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley Veterans Home. Special Thanks to our 8th grade student, Jackson Wisniewski, for spearheading the drive at Saint Andrew.

 

Repeat School Information

  • 1-8 January 2022 Lunch Menu
  • PreK-Kindergarten January 2022 Menu
  • Tricky Tray Information
  • Late Arrival (usually two hours can be up to a 3 hour delay)
    • On all late arrival days, students can wear gym uniforms. 
    • AM CARES will not be available. 
    • Half Day Preschool and Half Day Kindergarten will be cancelled. 
    • We almost always follow CR as that is where we are located, and they also have evaluated the roads.
  • Snow Day(s) – Below is our process, Day 2 and 3 are listed in case there are consecutive snow days.
    • Day 1- Asynchronous work 
      • No Specials
      • Older students will have work posted in their Google Classroom for all core classes.
      • Younger students will have work packets sent home prior or sent home from the teacher via email. 
      • Work will not be sent home for preschool.
    • Day 2- Asynchronous work with a teacher check in
      • Teachers will again assign work, but they will provide a time and a link (Zoom or Google Meet) where students can check in on their work and ask questions. 
        • For K-3, this could include a short story or lesson as those teachers only see one class of students a day. 
    • Day 3- Would be a traditional snow day.
      •  If this happens, we would lose the March 18 holiday and any other days would be added to the end of the year for grades 1-8. 
        • Preschool and Kindergarten would not be made up. 
  • 21-22 Yearbook Flyer and Order Link
  • 8th grade repeat scholarship information
    • So far, the Class of 2022 has earned $730,800 in scholarships.  24 students have been awarded 37 scholarships to 8 schools.
    • If your child has received a scholarship that we are not aware of, please email Jweaver@standrewcec.com
  • Ask it at Saint Andrew will be monitored if you have any questions. 
    • AskItStAndrew@gmail.com

 

Save the Date – Upcoming School Events

  • Monday 1/17
    • No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • Tuesday 1/18
    • Confessions at the Main Church start at 6:30PM
  • Wednesday 1/19
    • First National Bank Open 8:30-12pm
  • Thursday, 1/20
  • Friday, 1/21
    • 5th Grade Mass 10AM Marian Room 
    • 5th and 6th Grade Growth and Development

 

*Community Info

*These are not Saint Andrew School 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. 

  • Senior Adults for Greater Education
    • If you would like to make a difference in the life of a senior S.A.G. E. (Senior Adults for Great Education a 501 c (3) organization serving Saint Andrew Catholic School, seniors and staff for the past 10 years, www.beasage.org) volunteer, here is an easy way.
    • If you have a computer, whether it is a laptop or desktop in fairly good condition that you are willing to donate, please contact Beryl Katz (beasage03@aol.com).
    • Our volunteers have been helping students and teachers in this school since 2012.  Several folks have said that they have computers that unfortunately are not working, and this would be a great way to show your appreciation for the contributions they have made to the community.  These contributions would allow the volunteers to continue to attend our training in anticipation of returning to the classrooms.  If you are able to donate, you will receive a thank you note with our EIN number as the donation is tax-deductible!  Thanks in advance.
  • 24 Hour PCR Covid Test Option
  • Free Covid Testing at Bucks County IU Extended Hours and Flyer

 

High School Information

  • Father Judge Information
    • If your son is interested in applying to Father Judge High School and has not taken the 8th Grade Entrance Exam, he can do so on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Please visit fatherjudge.com and click on the “Admissions” tab for more information on the Application Process for the Class of 2026. Please click on the link below to register your son for the exam.
  • Archbishop Wood
    • “Parents Get to Know Wood” Program  (In-person)
      • Thursday, February 3, 2022            11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
      • Thursday, March 3, 2022                 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
      • Thursday, April 7, 2021                    11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
      • Please join us for this informative program and learn about the admission process, financial aid application, scholarship opportunities, academic programs and much more!  Meet with the administration and students, tour live classes and experience our campus up close.  Please RSVP to mnolan@archwood.org. Please list the session you will be attending.   
    • Personal Tours
      • All prospective students and families are invited to visit our campus for a personal tour. Please contact the Admissions Office at mnolan@archwood.org if you would like to schedule a visit. We can also offer zoom presentations for interested families who might not be able to attend a tour during the day. 
    • Spring Open House  
      • Sunday, March 20th    
      • 10:30 am – 12:30pm   
    • 7th Grade Practice Test  
      • (Registration will open late January, 2022)
      • Saturday, March 19th  
  • Martin Saints Classical HS
    • Click on the link above for more information