Friday News May 13, 2022

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

I hope you had a great week! Thank you to everyone for making the May Procession possible and so beautiful. It is hard to believe that this is my fourth spring at Saint Andrew and my first May Procession in which we were able to participate. As you read this, we are probably returning from our 8th-grade field trip. We are so proud of our 8th graders and look forward to finishing up the year with our traditional 8th-grade activities.

 

We would like to congratulate and welcome our new Home and School Executive Board:

  • President – Christine Banas
  • Vice President – Lisa Warnke
  • Treasurer – Melissa Myers (returning for year 2)
  • Secretary – Stephanie Harbison (returning for year 2)

Special thanks to our outgoing Home and School President, Erica Heine, and our Vice President Kristen Sabo. We could not have asked for a better executive board, and there are not enough words to really express what our board especially Mrs. Heine has done for our students and staff. Thank you, Mrs. Heine! If you have any interest in helping Home and School, we have some committees that could use your help.  Please find more information listed below. 

 

If you have not cleaned out the closet for uniforms in a while, please consider dropping off your winter uniforms in the next week. This will allow our team to get a head start on organizing for next year. To help with clearing out uniforms, students in grades 1-8 can wear their gym uniforms from Monday, June 6-Wednesday, June 8. We will then have a blue and white dress down on the last day of school, Thursday, June 9. The goal is to allow families to turn in summer uniforms they will no longer need early in the week and gym uniforms on the last day. 

 

I hope everyone attending the Father-Daughter dance tomorrow has a great time! Whether you have a daughter or not, if you have your clearances the Dance Committee could use your help to make this event special for all the Dads and their girls. Please consider giving up 2-4 hours of your Saturday if you can. You can sign up by clicking here.

 

Tip of the Week:

  • School and CARES to Finish the Year
    • Last Day of Preschool and Kindergarten is Friday, June 3 and school ends at the normal time. 
      • Last Day of Preschool and Kindergarten CARES is Friday, June 3. 
        • CARES will close at its normal time of 6:00PM. 
    • Last Day for Students in Grades 1-8  is Thursday June 9. 
      • Dismissal Process will start 3 hours earlier than normal at 11:50.
      • There is no CARES on the last day of school. 
      • Blue and White Dress Down Day

 Have a great weekend! 

 

School Information

  • Memorial Day is now a 4 day weekend with the Archbishop Holiday. We have off 5/27 and 5/30. 
  • Super Dollars
    • Effective May 11, Super Dollar sales will return to the School on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am until Noon. 
    • Summer hours, from June 24th through September 9th, will be Mondays and Wednesdays only from 9:00 am until Noon at the School.

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
  • Our Spring Band and Chorus Concert will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30PM in the gym. 

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! 
  • Order Your Tickets Here

 

Repeat School Information

  • May Lunch Menus
  • EITC
  • For our annual Spring Bookfair, Saint Andrew School is very happy and proud to again support a wonderful local business, the Newtown Bookshop! 
    • Our Spring Virtual Book Fair with the Newtown Bookshop will be for 2 weeks from Sunday, May 22 to Sunday, June 5, 2022!  Families will be able to shop virtually or in person at their convenience to purchase Saint Andrew Summer Reading books, gifts for Graduation, Birthdays, Father’s Day, and any other items for your reading pleasure!  Many of our teachers will also be creating classroom wish lists if you wish to purchase an end-of-the-year teacher gift.  A percentage of our orders will go back to support the Saint Andrew’s School Library.  Detailed information and a link to our Book Fair website will be sent to families as the date gets closer. Please contact Mrs. Wikoff, Saint Andrew’s Librarian (kwikoff@standrewcec.com) with any questions.   
    • Thank you all for your support for the Saint Andrew’s Library and the Newtown Bookshop!

 

Save the Date – Upcoming School Events

  • Monday, 5/16
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  • Tuesday, 5/17
    • Confessions at Main Church at 6:30PM
  • Wednesday, 5/18
    • Last Day that the First National Bank Open is Open this School Year! 
  • Thursday, 5/19
    • 3rd Grade Patriotic Show for 3rd Grade Parents at 9AM in the Marian Room
    • 8th Grade Egg Drop
  • Friday, 5/20
    • 7th & 8th Grade Mass 10AM in the Gym
    • 8th Grade Portfolio Party and Picnic
      • 8th graders dismissed outside at 1:30PM. 

 

Parish Information

Fall CYO Registration  Info and Coaches Needed!

  • Juniors Soccer PreK (4yrs old)-2nd grade -in-house Soccer Registration
    • Plays Saturday mornings between 9am-12pm in September and October
    • Practice once a week for one hour
    • All practices and games are at St Andrew School on the fields behind the school
  • Soccer 3rd-8th grade – travel Soccer Registration
    • Practice once or twice a week at St Andrew
    • Teams travel to area schools for games ( within 30 mins)
    • 3rd/4th grade evaluations used to create evenly skilled teams
    • 5th-8th grade evaluations used to create a region (more skilled) and parish teams
    • Games are Friday nights, anytime Saturdays or between 1pm-5pm on Sundays
  • Cross Country 2nd-8th grade Cross Country Registration
    • Practices in Tyler State park weeknights
    • Meets are on Sunday afternoons at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia
    • Practices begin in August
  • Volleyball Girls 5th-8th – travel  Girls Volleyball Registration
    • Practice twice a week at St Andrew
    • Games can be weeknights or Weekends at area schools
    • 5th/6th may be a skills and drills program in-house( This is new so not sure if there will be enough interest in other parishes)
  • HS Coed Holy Bag Toss League 9th-12th Holy Bag Toss Registration
    • New Co-Ed program in-house for St Andrew high school parishioners
    • Meets once a week at St Andrew School on back fields ( most likely Saturday afternoon)
    • Details to follow depending on interest level
  • All of our evaluations will be held in June
    • Soccer(3rd-8th)  June 1st and 2nd (possible call back on the 3rd for 5th-8th only)
    • Volleyball(5th-8th) June 6th and 7th 
    • Teams will be selected at that time before everyone heads off for summer vacation.  As always, team practices will not begin until August.

We need coaches! If you are interested in volunteering to coach, please sign up using this CYO Fall Coaches Form.  In addition to coaches, we are looking for a Concession Stand Coordinator for Soccer so if you are interested please reach out to me ( sgrunwell@stapn.org)

 

High School Information