Friday News April 8, 2022

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

Hope you had a great week! If you know anyone interested in Saint Andrew School, please encourage them to attend our Spring Open House this Monday from 6:30-8:00pm. Classrooms will be open, and tour guides will be available.

Unfortunately, you all will miss my weekly essay home. There will not be a Friday News next week as we hope that all of our students, teachers, office staff, and families enjoy the Easter Break! The break starts with a half day on Wednesday (CARES is open to 3:30pm) and continues through Easter Monday. Students return on Tuesday, April 19.

Saint A tip of the week: Save the Date! 

  • May Procession – We are looking forward to the return of our May Procession. Our May Procession will be held on Tuesday, May 10 at the Main Church. Students should plan to arrive by 6:45pm. All 1st-8th grade students are expected to attend. Parents are also invited to attend.

 Have a great weekend!

School Information

  • 22-23 Saint Andrew CEC Tentative Calendar – 1 edit below

    • One revision was made to add a county wide professional development day/student holiday on October 17.

  • Saint Andrew Catholic School has very limited openings in preschool through seventh grade.  If you’re interested in more information or scheduling a tour, please contact Mrs. Deb Rachuba for grades K – 7 at drachuba@standrewcec.com or 215-968-2685 ext. 203 OR Mrs. Barb Wagner for preschool at bwagner@standrewcec.com or 215-968-2685 ext. 311.  Don’t delay.  The classrooms are filling up quickly.

  • 8th Grade Parents: Scholarship Opportunity – Date Changes Below

    • To better align with the school event calendar, the Fathers’ Committee due date for our Service-Based Scholarships Application has been moved up one week, now due Sunday evening, 12:00 pm, April 24.

    • Selected students will then be advised of their interview time, which will take place in the school cafeteria on Wednesday evening, May 4.

  • Please join us at St. Andrew School on Thursday, April 21 at 7:00pm as the Home and School Board presents Healthy Eating with Theresa Prior.

    • Theresa Prior, a Registered Dietetic Technician and parishioner, will be speaking about child and adolescent nutrition, including healthy eating for athletes, lunch box peer pressure, warning signs for nutritional changes as individuals grow, fads seen on the internet and social media, and much more. There will be door prizes and lots of interaction throughout the presentation. This is one you won’t want to miss!

  • Mother’s Day Soiree Information

  • National Volunteer Week is April 17-23. This year’s theme is Volunteering Is Empathy In Action, which affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy.  This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities.  Saint Andrew Catholic School would like to sincerely thank all of our tremendous volunteers.

    • VOLUNTEER TEA – You are cordially invited to attend our “Volunteer Tea” on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 8:45-9:30am in the cafeteria. Please respond by Friday, April 22, 2022 via email to Judy Weaver, jweaver@standrewcec.com if you would like to attend. Please provide your name and how many will be attending.

  • 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.

  • Home and School Nomination / Election Information

    • Elections for the office of President and Vice President of the Home and School Association are quickly approaching.  This position will be a two year commitment. If you are interested in either of these roles, please contact email Mrs. Weaver at jweaver@standrewcec.com.

 

Repeat School Information

  • April 1-8 Lunch Menu

  • April Preschool / Kindergarten Menu

  • Lunch Lost and Found 

    • We have many nice water bottles, a retainer, and watch in the picture above. The items have been on display in the cafe and announced at school. Any items not claimed next week will be donated or thrown away. If you believe one of the items belongs to your child, please call the front office at 215-968-2685 and/or come by and check it out.

  • Help Catholic Schools through the PCC (Pennsylvania Catholic Conference) who lobbies on behalf of all Catholic Schools in PA. Please take a quick look and send a short message to your representative if you agree.

  • Mother/Son Event – Trenton Thunder baseball game Flyer

    • June 11 at 6:30PM

    • Saint Andrew Choir also will be performing the evening of June 11 at the game, and there will be fireworks after the game!

  • Father Daughter Flyer

    • May 14, 2022 6:30-9:30PM

    • Father-Daughter Couple $50, plus additional Daughter at $15 each

    • Registration due by April 12.

  • Vince’s Pizza and Taproom Saint Andrew Night Flyer

    • Wednesday, April 20 from 4:00-9:00 PM

    • Proceeds go to support the 8th Grade Graduation Dance

  • Thank you to everyone who participated in our Tre Fratelli Dine and Donate fundraiser.  Saint Andrew Catholic School earned $372.87.

  • Opportunity to Support Saint Andrew Graduates on a service trip. 

    • This summer, five St. Andrew alumni from the Class of 2019 will be traveling to multiple areas of the country as part of summer service trips sponsored by La Salle College High School. They will be working with local organizations, many involving children, poor, and/or the homeless population. These trips are a once in a lifetime opportunity for the La Salle students to make a marked impact on the lives they touch. These trips are not possible without the financial and prayerful support of those who share in the desire to serve others. Each student is responsible, through a variety of coordinated fundraising efforts, to secure funds for their trips. If you are in a position to support our trips with a tax-deductible donation made to La Salle College High School, you can donate online by visiting www.lschs.org/summerservice and clicking on the “Donate Now” link. Please indicate “Student” as St. Andrew alum. Please include us and our fellow La Salle students in your prayers as well. We appreciate all the support from the St. Andrew community!

  • Beginning June 24, 2022 through September 2, 2022, Super Dollars will be sold on Monday and Wednesdays only.   

    • Super Dollar sales will resume on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning September 9, 2022.

  • Put your tax dollars at work for Catholic Schools.

  • 8th Scholarship Totals 

    • 30 students have been awarded 50 scholarships to 9 schools for a total of $837,300!

Parish Information

  • Saint Andrew Synod In-Person Gatherings

    • Come help our parish grow by sharing your input at in-person discussions at these times:

    • Sunday, April 10, 1:15-3:15pm in the Parish Meeting Room

    • Join us for a virtual gathering at this time: April 19, 7-9pm

  • Join us for our Saint Andrew Easter egg hunt on April 10 at 1:15pm on the lawn of the Church. Please register with this link: Saint Andrew Easter Egg Hunt.

Save the Date – Upcoming School Events

  • Monday, 4/11

    • Spring Open House 6:30-8PM

  • Tuesday, 4/12

    • Confession at the Main Church 6:30PM

  • Wednesday, 4/13

    • First National Bank Closed

    • Lenten Retreat & Living Stations

    • Half Day Early Dismissal

    • CARES closes at 3:30PM

  • Thursday, 4/14

    • Holy Thursday

    • No School

  • Friday, 4/15

    • Good Friday

    • No School

*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 (All current information below will be removed next week)

  • Villa Victoria HS

  • Little Flower HS

    • Please join the Black Student Union of Little Flower on May 21, 2022, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm for a block party! Little Flower is an all-girls Catholic high school however, we welcome all to attend! This event is the perfect opportunity for middle schoolers to come to Little Flower and engage in fun activities while exploring our Little Flower community. This event will take place in the lawn area of the high school (weather permitted). Admission costs $20.00 which covers activities, food, and drinks. Attendees will have the choice of a hotdog, hamburgers, cotton candy, water ice and much more to fill their tummies.