Friday News March 11, 2022

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

I hope you had a great week! A huge thanks to Mrs. Wagner and all of our teachers and students for helping Terra Nova testing run so smoothly this week. As we look ahead, don’t forget to consider the Tre Fratelli Wednesday night, donating old sporting equipment, and the Feast of Saint Joseph next Saturday (learn more below). For more information on these events and others like the Mother/Son event and dress down day please look below. 

 

Please note that due to updated guidelines and the desire to allow our children to participate in traditional Saint Andrew events, there will be some events where students and guests may be spaced closer than 3 feet. These events include Mass, the 8th Grade Play, and Living Stations. If this is a major concern for your child, please let your child’s homeroom teacher know, and we will work to find a solution for your child. 

 

For Lent, the Parish is collecting donations of food electronically as part of an Archdiocese program. If you would like to donate, please click on this link. 

 

 

Saint A tip of the week:

  • Dress Code:
    • On gym dress down days or street dress down days, students must wear tennis shoes. Flip-flops, slides, crocs, etc. are not acceptable under any circumstances.
    • For winter gym uniforms, students must wear a Saint Andrew school sweatshirt.
      • This includes spirit wear sweatshirts.
      • This does not include CYO sweatshirts.
    • Students may not wear other sweatshirts in the building as a “jacket.”
    • Boys must wear black socks with their black dress shoes. They may be of a tennis shoe design if they are all black.
    • Shoes should be properly worn, which means they are on all the way (heel not pushed down), and they are tied.  
    • Shirts should be tucked in, and sweaters should be worn in the building while we are in winter uniform.
    • Girls are not permitted to wear nail polish, have tips, or wear make-up.  
  • As part of our expectation to be the best school in the area, we expect the students to follow the rules. We also expect our students to look their best. We have warned the students numerous times, and they should know the expectations. We do not want to give demerits and hope these little reminders help, but we have asked the teachers to begin issuing demerits when students are out of dress code as a reminder and a way to communicate with parents. If they receive 3 demerits they will be issued a detention. 
  • Thank you for your help in reminding your children that they are expected to follow the rules and dress code guidelines even if they do not like or agree with them.

Thanks for your continued support. Remember there is no school on Friday, March 18. Have a great weekend! 

 

School Information

  • School-Wide Rosary for the people of Ukraine 
    • On Thursday, March 17, after lunch/recess the entire St. Andrew School community will join together to pray the rosary as a gesture of solidarity for our brothers and sisters suffering in the Ukraine. Our eighth grade students will lead us in prayer over the PA System. 
    • Please send your child in with a Rosary. If you do not have one, we should be able to provide one. 
  • Calendar News: Mother/Son Event – Trenton Thunder baseball game. 
    • June 11, 6:30 start
    • Saint Andrew Choir also will be performing the evening of June 11 at the game!
    • Fireworks after the game
  • 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. 
  • Updated Father Daughter Dance Flyer – May 14th
  • Check out this link to read the latest edition of our student paper, The Post!

 

Repeat School Information

  • Calendar reminder: there will be no school Friday, March 18. 
  • Saint Joseph’s Feast is Saturday March 19 from 6:30-10:00PM. All proceeds go to scholarships for Saint Andrew students pursuing Catholic high schools. In the 9 banquets that have been hosted over $30,000 has been raised and donated to Saint Andrew graduates heading to a Catholic high schools. 
    • This is a great family friendly event! No babysitter needed! Kid Friendly!
      • For the children there will be Facepaint, Tattoos, DJ Prizes, Dancing and Balloon Makers!
    • BYOB (except wine)
    • Flyer and Registration Form
  • We will have a green dress down this 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. 
  • Save the Date – Wednesday March 16, Saint Andrew Catholic School FUNdraising Night at 
    • Tre Fratelli Flyer 
      • 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)
  • March Preschool/Kindergarten Lunch Menu
  • March 1-8 Lunch Menu
  • 22-23 Saint Andrew CEC Tentative Calendar
  • 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.
  • Easter Chocolate Donated back to Saint Andrew
    • Starting March 19-April 16, Doug and Donna Haines, owners of Newtown Chocolatier are graciously donating 30% of their profit on any dark or milk chocolate Cross you buy for Easter in their shop. Please tell them that you are with Saint Andrew CEC. Their donations will go towards our 8th grade graduation dance.  Please consider purchasing one of these amazingly delicious chocolates.
  • Save the Date – Mother’s Day Soiree for St. A; Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8; Virtual auction, flyer attached here.
  • DLFF Pathway Scholarship (5-7 grade) Information
  • 8th Scholarship Totals 
    • 30 students have earned 48 scholarships to 9 schools for a total of $823,800!
  • 21-22 Yearbook Flyer and Order Link

 

 

Save the Date – Upcoming School Events

  • Monday, 3/14
    • Level the Playing Field – Sports Equipment Drive Starts 
  • Tuesday, 3/15
    • Confession at the Main Church 6:30PM
  • Wednesday, 3/16
    • First National Bank Open 8:30-12:00PM
    • Tre Fratelli fundraiser night (see above)
  • Thursday, 3/17
    • Dress Down Day – Wear Green for Saint Patrick’s Day 
  • Friday, 3/18
    • No School
  • Saturday 3/19
    • Saint Joseph’s Feast at Rose Bank Winery (See Above)

 

*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

  • Malvern Prep
    • Wednesday, April 6th at 4:00pm: Twilight Tours and Wednesday, April 27th at 4:00pm: Twilight Tours
      • Prospective families for all grades are invited to join a Twilight Tour.  Meet our Head of School, Rev. Father Donald F. Reilly, O.S.A., connect with Admissions representatives, and enjoy a student-led tour of campus.  
    • Entrance Exams:
      • Middle School Entrance Exams: Sunday, March 20th, and Saturday, April 23rd.
      • 9th Grade Practice Entrance Exam: Saturday, April 23rd (this entrance exam is for 7th graders who will apply for Upper School at Malvern this Fall 2022)
  • 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)