Friday News April 22, 2022

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break and a great week! Thank you to all of our families and students that donated food and money to support Ukraine. Our last dress down day received a little more than $1,200 dollars to donate. 

Some of you may have heard that one of our teachers was recently named an All-Star Teacher by the Philadelphia Phillies. Each year the Phillies select 10 All-Star Teachers to recognize on teacher appreciation night. Congratulations to Miss Peggy Whelan in our Preschool 3 “Blue” Room who was chosen and will be recognized Friday, May 6 when the Phillies take on the Mets. To learn a little more, you can check out this video that Dan Tarrant helped to create to capture the moment Miss Peggy and her students found out.

We are incredibly proud of Miss Peggy and all of our teachers who go above and beyond for their students and families! We also are blessed to be part of an incredible community where families take the time to say thank you and to put into words what their teachers mean to them. Thank you to all of you that help make Saint Andrew a great place to work! 

 Saint A tip of the week:

  • Recycling Program/Small Collections – Did you know that we recycle the following at school? 
    • Printer Ink Cartridges
    • Crayola Crayons
    • Dried Markers
    • Hotel Toiletries
    • Oral Care Waste
      • Toothbrushes, Floss Picks, Toothpaste packaging and Caps, Floss Containers. 
    • Empty Little Bites Bags
    • Box tops – all though they are almost all electronic now. 
  • For some, we even earn a little money, and students can earn gym dress down passes. 

 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, 2022. 
  • Mother’s Day Soiree Information
  • The Post Fourth Edition – Student Newspaper
  • 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. 
  • Saint Andrew Annual Art Gallery Information
    • A time to come visit and see your children’s artwork.
    • Most children will have 2 to 3 pieces displayed by their classroom
  • Ink Recycling Program
    • The final collection and distribution of gym dress down passes for the ink recycling program will be May 13, 2022.  Please send in all ink cartridges prior to this date in order to receive a gym dress down passes which can be used this year.  Every four ink cartridges will allow you to receive one DD pass.

 Repeat School Information

  • April 1-8 Lunch Menu
  • April Preschool / Kindergarten Menu
  • 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! 
  • 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 or 215-968-2685 ext. 203 OR Mrs. Barb Wagner for preschool at or 215-968-2685 ext. 311.  Don’t delay.  The classrooms are filling up quickly.


 Save the Date – Upcoming School Events

  • Monday, 4/25
    • 2A Communion Practice at the Main Church 6:00
  • Tuesday, 4/26
    • 2B Communion Practice at the Main Church 6:00
    • Confession at the Main Church 6:30PM
  • Wednesday, 4/27
    • Halfway through the 3rd Trimester 
    • 2C Communion Practice at the Main Church 6:00
    • First National Bank Open
  • Thursday, 4/28
    • No School Events
  • Friday, 4/29
    • Class Mass for Grades 4 and 5 at 10AM in the Marian Room 
  • Saturday 4/30
    • 2A First Holy Communion at 9:30AM Main Church 
    • 2B First Holy Communion at 11:30AM Main Church 
    • 2C First Holy Communionat 1:30PM Main Church 


Parish Information

  • In 2022, Saint Andrew Parish is reinvigorating our teen ministry! To kick things off, we are inviting all 6th – 12th graders and their families to a series of Youth Ministry Breakfast Clubs on 3 Sunday mornings after the 9am Mass on April 24 & May 1, and after the 10:30am Mass on June 5. Join us in the Parish Meeting Room below the Rectory!
  • All teens and their families are welcome to stop by to hangout, grab a breakfast snack, and meet new friends! Questions? Reach out to Suso Platero at:!


*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

  • 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.
      • Please RSVP for this event by filling out this Google form.
      • Any questions or concerns – please contact Ms. Jalyn Martin (BSU Advisor) at