Friday News February 18, 2022

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

I hope you had a great week!

Congratulations to our Boys CYO Varsity Region Basketball Team who won the Region 19 Championship, and they are now participating in the Archdiocesan Tournament and an opportunity to advance to State. They continue their playoffs this weekend. If you are looking for a fun family-filled event at a low cost, please consider going to cheer them on in the Elite Eight round which will take place this Saturday, February 19 vs Sts. Simon and Jude at 1:30pm at Archbishop Wood. If they win that game, they will make the Final 4 and play Sunday, February 20 at 4:45 pm at Archbishop Wood. We will post an update on social media for you all to follow. Don’t forget to wear Blue and White! 

 Congratulations to our JV and Varsity girls region teams who placed 2nd in Region 19 and also had great seasons! 

 On March 4 and March 7-10, students in grades 2-7 will be taking the Terra Nova Testing. All students will be permitted to wear winter gym uniforms on testing days. Students who will be taking the Terra Nova must have #2 pencils. It is important for students to get a good night’s sleep and to eat a healthy breakfast. 

 

Saint A tip of the week

  • If your child is absent, we do need written notice to document and excuse the absence. You may send in a note with your child when they are out or you may email attendance@standrewcec.com with the dates and reason the student is absent. Our front office will reach out to confirm an absence if communication is not received regarding the absence. 

 

Thanks, and have a great three day weekend!

 

School Information

  • DLFF Pathway Scholarship (5-7 grade) Information
  • Level the Field – Sporting Equipment Drive Flyer
    • This March 14-25 Saint Andrew CEC will be collecting used sporting equipment to be donated to those in need. If you have old equipment that you no longer use, please consider donating to this great cause. 
  • Save the Date – Saint Andrew Catholic School FUNdraising Night at 
    • Tre Fratelli – eat in or take out (do not schedule delivery or DoorDash, GrubHub)
      • Wednesday, March 16
      • The school gets 15% of all sales!  Just mention that you are there for Saint Andrew Catholic School.
      • Tre Fratelli is located in the Summit Square Shopping Center at Rte 413 and the bypass  (215 968-1700)
  • Save the Date – Mother’s Day Soiree for St. A; Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8; 
    • Virtual auction.  More information to follow.
  • Spirit Wear Update
    • We received an email today from the spirit wear company letting us know that delivery will have to be pushed to the week of March 10 due to supply chain issues and staff shortages with their suppliers.

 

Repeat School Information

  • No School on Monday, February 21 (Presidents’ Day)
  • 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.
  • Father-Daughter Dance 
    • Save the Date – May 21.
    • 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
  • 8th Scholarship Totals 
    • 29 students have earned 46 scholarships to 9 schools for a total of $805,800!
  • 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 2/21
    • No School – Presidents’ Day
  • Tuesday 2/22
    • Confession at the Main Church 6:30
  • Wednesday 2/23
    • First National Bank Open from 8:30-12PM
  • Thursday, 2/24
  • Friday, 2/25
    • 3rd Grade Mass 10AM in the Marian Room

 

Archdiocesan Information

Brothers of Borromeo Vocation Camp (B.B.V.C.)

Young men in grades 6th, 7th and 8th are invited to join the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood and the Philadelphia Seminarians for B.B.V.C. on Saturday, April 9th.  With the theme, To the Heights, this one-day camp provides young men a chance for great talks, activities, fellowship, games, and powerful prayer centered around the life and teachings of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.  The registration fee of $25 includes a t-shirt and lunch/snacks.  Register by March 25th at HeedTheCall.org/BBVC.

 

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
  • Conwell-Egan
    • 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! Come spend the day at CEC for our annual 7th Grade Visitation Day! 
  • Archbishop Wood
  • The day will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Students should be dropped off at the auditorium, which is located in the front of the school facing York Road, by 8:20 a.m.  
  • Pick up is at 1:45 p.m.  Parents are asked to park in the parking lot next to the bank as you enter the campus to pick up their child.  Archbishop Wood student ambassadors will be outside directing traffic.  
  • Students should wear their uniform.
  • Goody bag and t-shirt for every student who attends 
  • Lunch will be provided.  If your child has a food allergy, please contact me at mnolan@archwood.org
  • During the day, students will follow a roster, eat lunch in the cafeteria, and finish the day with a Pep Rally – the Viking Way!!! 
  • Father Judge High School 
  • Roman Catholic HS
  • 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.
  • Martin Saints Classical School
    • 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)