Friday News February 11, 2022

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

I hope all had a great week and that you were able to enjoy some of the warmer weather we had the last few days!

 

Please remember that Monday we begin our Mask Optional Plan at Saint Andrew. If you have not had a chance to read the letter we sent Wednesday night, please take a few minutes to review it. The most important items are:

  • Do not send sick students to school.
  • If your child tests positive, there is a household positive, or an exposure, contact school administration as soon as possible. 
  • Those in quarantine protocols must wear their masks to school and any school events for the required timelines.
  • Federal Law still requires masks on school buses, so please do not forget that. 

If we reach any of the thresholds that require masking, we will send an email and phone call to notify that group of students’ parents. 

 

Thanks, and have a great weekend!

 

 

School Information

  • No School on Monday, February 21st (Presidents’ Day)
  • Father Daughter Dance 
    • Save the Date – May 21st.
    • If you have any interest in helping as a volunteer for this great event, please reach out to Jillian Derisi at jderisi@yahoo.com
  • Next Free Uniform Network Swap – Calendar Reminder
    • March 9 from 3:30 to 6pm
    • We will switch to summer uniforms starting on Monday, April 4. 
    • Come pick up all needed shorts, skorts, t-shirts and polos!
    • Feel free to drop off outgrown uniforms in good condition to the drop off bins in the school lobby at any time or bring them to the event.
    • Happy to welcome volunteers to set up, during the event, and take down!!
    • Reach out to Christina DiLiberto-Buls with any questions, chrisdbuls@aol.com or 609-851-4800

 

Repeat School Information

  • February 1-8 Lunch Menu
  • February PK-K Lunch Menu
  • Saint Joseph’s Feast
    • Flyer and Registration Form
    • March 19th, 2022. All proceeds go to scholarships for Saint Andrew students pursuing Catholic High School’s.
  • We need your help!
    • Are you interested in subbing at Saint Andrew Catholic School?
    • Do you love working with children?
    • Contact Mrs. Judy Weaver @ 215-968-2685 ext. 266 for more information.
  • 8th Scholarship Totals 
    • As of Monday, February 7, 28 students have earned 45 scholarships to 9 schools for a total of $789,800.00!!!
  • Re-Registration
  • 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    
  • 21-22 Yearbook Flyer and Order Link
  • Ask it at Saint Andrew will be monitored if you have any questions. 
    • AskItStAndrew@gmail.com

 

Save the Date – Upcoming School Events

  • Monday 2/14
    • First Reconciliation at the Main Church at 6PM
  • Tuesday 2/15
    • First Reconciliation at the Main Church at 6PM
  • Wednesday 2/16
    • First National Bank Open from 8:30-12PM
  • Thursday, 2/17
  • Friday, 2/18
    • 4th and 5th Grade Mass 10AM in the Gym 

 

 

Church Programs

Monday, March 28, 2022 – 7:00-8:30 PM

Event: Presentation on Encourage 

  • Join us for a presentation by Father Christopher Rogers on the Encourage Apostolate: Providing Pastsoral Care for Families and Friends of People who experience same-sex attachtions and.or gender dysphoria.
  • Speaker:  Ordained in Jubilee Year 2000, Fr. Christoper Rogers is a priest of the Archdiocese and currently serves as Pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Kennett Square, PA. Father Rogers has served in various ministries throughout his priesthood including Parish, Campus Ministry and as Vocation Director in the Archdiocese. 
  • In 2015, He was appointed to be the Archdiocese Chaplain for the Courage and Encourage Apostolates. This unique and important work has given him the privilege of assisting families and fellow disciples in navigating the turbulent waters of modern culture. Bringing the light and charity of Christ into difficult situations has brought hope and strength to many and has confirmed him in sharing the MIssion of Christ, who calls and teaches us to love with a chaste and perfect love. 
  • Location: Olde Church of St. Andrew, 135 S. Sycamore St; Newtown, PA 18940
  • More info: Registration for planning purposes strongly encouraged. Please use this link: https://tinyurl.com/2sty9e6u

 

Saturday, April 2, 2022 – 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Event: The Holy Eucharist: Real Presence, Real Grace

  • Speaker: Father Greg Pine, O.P, a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Joseph, and a former Saint Andrew parishioner! He is assigned presently as a doctoral candidate in dogmatic theology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and served previously as Assistant Director of Campus Outreach for the Thomistic Institute. He is the co-author of Credo: An RCIA Program and Marian Consecration with Aquinas (TAN Books). He is also a regular contributor to the podcasts Pints with Aquinas and Godsplaining.
  • Registration: To register for this webinar, head to: https://tinyurl.com/2p8jua2k

 

*Community Info / Summer Information

*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. 

 

High School Information

  • 8th grade Scholarship Opportunity – Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Holy Ghost (Boys)
    • Below please find a flyer announcing our 6th and 7th grade practice exam. The exam is a great opportunity for your students to experience the content and length of a high school entrance test. During the exam, parents are invited to stay for breakfast and attend a presentation and Q&A about Holy Ghost Prep.
  • Conwell-Egan
    • Come spend the day at CEC for our annual 7th Grade Visitation Day! 
    • Thursday, March 24th, 2022
    • 7:30 AM – 2:15 PM 
    • Hey Class of 2027! Have you registered for Seventh Grade Visitation Day yet? This is a special day just for local seventh grade students to experience all that CEC has to offer! If you haven’t signed up yet through your grade school, contact the Office of Admissions today! This event is open to public school students considering CEC as well.
    • RSVP to 7th Grade Visitation Day
  • Martin Saints 
    • Open house on Thursday, February 17th, 2022 @ 7pm.  
      • We invite 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to “come and see” our mission at work and celebrate the Truth, Goodness, & Beauty found in a faith-based education. 
      • Families are welcome to RSVP to the event here through our website. 
    • 7th Grade Visitation Day on Tuesday, March 29th, 2022. 
      • Families are welcome to register their child here through our website. 
      • Please do not hesitate to reach out to llindmeier@martinsaintsclassical.org should you have any questions or queries. 
  • The Mount (Girls)
    • Practice Test – Saturday, March 5, 2022
      • The Practice Test is a great opportunity for 6th and 7th grade girls to prepare for the high school application process by becoming familiar with the standardized testing process.  Students take a modified test that introduces them to the topics, question types, and testing environment that they can expect on the scholarship/entrance exam in 8th grade.  Registration is open here
    • 7th Grade Shadow Visits
      • 7th grade students are invited to schedule a personalized half-day visit and shadow a current Mountie!  Experience the Mount community in action, participate in classes, and meet current students, faculty, and staff.  Shadow days begin February 14.  Registration is open here.
    • Personal Tours
      • Visit our 78-acre campus to get a closer look at the Mount community in action!  Personal tours are offered by appointment during the school day and are a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Mount and offerings.  Call (215) 233-9133 to reserve your tour.
  • Villa Joe (Girls)
    • Spring Event Flyer for 6/7 Girls
    • Did you know, Villa Joseph Marie High School is the ONLY women’s rowing team in Bucks County? Interested in learning more about the sport of rowing?
      • Come join us at our annual ergathon and talk to current rowers, coaches and parents.
      • Admission is free – Snacks provided – Each guest will get a chance to try their hand at erging ( rowing machine )
      • If you plan to attend, please take the time to RSVP here for our planning purposes. 
      • Flyer