Friday News March 4, 2022

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

I hope you had a great week!

 

On Saturday, March 19 we are looking forward to the return of the Feast of Saint Joseph after a 2 year hiatus. As you may have seen in emails from homeroom parents, this is a family fun event that raises money for our 8th graders and scholarships to Catholic high schools. In the past, we have had well over 200 adults and children, and right now, we are well behind that number. Please consider coming and enjoying a great evening with your Saint Andrew Family while giving back to the 8th grade students. You can learn more about registering here. 

 

The next Uniform Swap event is next week on March 9 from 3:30-6:00. Spring Uniforms will start on April 4. 

 

The Father-Daughter Dance has to be moved from 5/21 to 5/14 due to the building now being used for our Seminarians who are being ordained priests that weekend. We apologize for the change, for anyone no longer able to attend, and any other inconvenience this will cause. 

 

Please check out the information below including an upcoming dress down day. 

 

Saint A tip of the week:

 

  • Fridays of Lent: Although not required for all ages, we ask that our students abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent. We believe that the younger they learn about Lent and the reasons for our abstaining/fasting, the more likely they are to continue this later in life. 

 

Thanks, and have a great weekend!

 

School Information

  • We will have a green dress down on Thursday, March 17
    • Money raised will go to support the Bridge to Uganda. They are a Catholic nonprofit whose expressed mission is: To build a bridge to Uganda to help the people of Uganda spiritually, physically and mentally.
      • They do most of their work in the infamous Laweero Triangle which has for decades been a place of genocide and child trafficking. They built and support a thriving Catholic school in the middle of this Laweero Triangle that serves as a refuge and place of hope for the children in that area.
    • This is also the group Mr. Tarrant and Personally Catholic are working with on their mission trip to Uganda this month. Please keep them all in your prayers. 
  • Calendar reminder: there will be no school Friday, March 18
  • Save the Date – Saint Andrew Catholic School FUNdraising Night at 
    • Tre Fratelli Flyer 
      • 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)
  • CDC has changed guidance on masking on buses. Each school district will set masking guidelines for buses. 
    • Central Bucks, Council Rock, Bensalem, Pennsbury, and Neshaminy buses are now optional. We have not heard from Bristol.
  • Put your tax dollars at work for Catholic Schools.
  • For next week – Recycling Program

 

Repeat School Information

 

Save the Date – Upcoming School Events

  • Monday, 3/7
    • Terra Nova Testing 
  • Tuesday, 3/8
    • Terra Nova Testing 
    • Confession at the Main Church 6:30
  • Wednesday, 3/9
    • Terra Nova Testing 
    • First National Bank Closed due to testing
  • Thursday, 3/10
    • Terra Nova Testing 
  • Friday, 3/11
    • 1st Grade Church Fest 
      • Students should wear their full school uniform

 

*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

  • Saint Joseph Prep
    • Detailed flyer with key information
    • 7TH GRADE SHADOW VISITS
      • The 7th Grade HAWKLIFE Shadow Visit is designed to give interested 7th graders the opportunity to experience a FULL day at the Prep firsthand by shadowing a current freshman. The Shadow Day gives prospective students a jump-start on the high school decision process. Lunch is provided and Parent tours are available each morning.
        • Click HERE to register for a 7th grade visit day.
    • 6TH & 7TH GRADE PRACTICE TEST
      • Sixth and seventh grade boys and girls may take a Practice Test on Saturday, April 23 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The test administered is the H.S.P.T. (High School Placement Test) and the conditions will be the same as we offer in 8th Grade. Students who score in the top percentiles on the entrance exam practice test will be eligible for a scholarship to our Pre-7th & Pre-8th Summer Program.
        • Click HERE to register for the Entrance Exam Practice Test.
  • 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
  • Martin Saints Classical High School
    • Open house on Monday, March 14th, 2022 @ 7pm.  Prospective families are welcome to RSVP to the event here through our website. Attached is a flyer that we invite you to share with your school community. 
    • Additionally, we are pleased to invite any current 7th graders to our 7th Grade Visitation Day on Tuesday, March 29th, 2022. Families are welcome to register their child here through our website. Attached is a flyer for this event as well. 
    • Families are always welcome to contact llindmeier@martinsaintsclassical.org with any questions and/or to set up a shadow day for their student!
  • The Mount (Girls)
    • 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)