Summer News 4th Edition 8/15/22

Dear St. Andrew Parents,


Hope you are still having a great summer! We had a great preschool event and uniform swap last week. Thank you to Mrs. Heine, Mrs. Buls, and Mrs. Banas for all of their hard work to make both events a success.


Please check out the information below from our nurse, personnel, clearances, and other updates. Enjoy the last 3 weeks of summer!


School Information

  • Nursing/Medical Needs/Attention

    • If you haven’t already submitted physicals/dental forms, please see the reminders below:

  • All new student registrations (regardless of grade): Both a dental form and physical exam form (dated after 9/1/21) are required by the state of PA for all new students registering at St. Andrew.

  • Existing Students Entering Grades 3 & 7:  Dental forms (dated after 9/1/21) are required by the state of PA for students entering grade 3 & 7 – due by the first day of school.

  • Existing Students Entering Grade 6:  Physical exam forms (dated after 9/1/21) with updated immunizations are required by the state of PA for students entering grade 6 – due by the first day of school.

  • *If an appointment is scheduled, please inform the nurses: and

  • Personnel Update

    • Assistant Principal – Dr. Bonavitacola has resigned from her position. We will look for an assistant principal to replace her once we are completely staffed.

    • 7th Grade English – Unfortunately, Mrs. Williamson has resigned to take a part time job and to care for her parents. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. We thank her for the last 3 years she has given to Saint Andrew.

  • Clearance Information

    • Link to Protecting God’s Children Courses – All Volunteers and Staff must complete this course.

      • There is an online option on 9/13/22 and 9/20/22.

      • Upcoming In-Person Classes:

        • St. Martin de Tours, New Hope, 8/30/22 & 9/29/22

        • Our Lady of Grace, Southampton, 9/7/22.

        • St. Ephrem, Bensalem, 9/17/22

        • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Doylestown, 9/27/22

    • For More information on other required clearances, please visit our website and for any questions please contact Kathy Kajmo at

  • Band Information (4-8)

    • We are happy to announce Mr. Larry Rumph will be leading our Band Program. He comes with years of experience with NE Music.

      • Attached is the Flyer with Parent Information

        • See below for Orchestra / Strings as this is not part of the band program.

      • Band Demonstration for 4-8 students will take place 9/16 during the school day.

      • Instruments will be delivered 9/22.

      • The first lessons will take place 9/23 continued by Friday Lessons on a rotating schedule.

  • Orchestra Information (1-8)

    • Former instructor Nick Mynyk is returning, and Orchestra is not connected to Band/NE Music.

    • Orchestra will take place on Tuesdays during the school year on a rotating schedule.

    • PDF Registration Form

      • Do not register for our school orchestra anywhere else.

    • A demonstration will take place in September and registrations will still be accepted through this date.

    • If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Mynyk directly at

Repeat School Information

  • Previous Personnel Update

    • We are sad to announce that Mrs. Laura Rieder, our building sub and CARES director, has accepted a position at the Rectory. We are also sad to announce that Mrs. Lauren LaRosa, our 7th and 8th grade Religion teacher, will not be returning next year to take care of her family.

    • We are happy to announce that Mrs. Maryellen McGinley will be returning to teach at Saint Andrew. She will be teaching in our new 2 day preschool 3-year-old room.

    • We are also happy to announce we have hired a new PE/Gym teacher, Mr. Luke Carlin.

    • Our new Assistant Principal, Dr. Bonavitacola, officially starts this Monday, August 1. She is looking forward to meeting you all. Mrs. Wagner will continue to be a leader at Saint Andrew and is our Associate Principal.

  • School Calendar / Events

    • All of our school events are posted on the calendar in FACTS. If you would like to sync the school FACTS calendar to your Google calendar on your computer or phone, follow these instructions.

  • Dress Code

    • Please make sure that your children have proper fitting uniforms.

      • Please check the length of the girls’ skorts. Skorts should be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee. Skorts should never be rolled.

      • Shirts must always be tucked. If the shirt is constantly untucked, a new shirt will be necessary.

      • Boys in grades 2-8 must wear a belt.

      • Boys may wear the traditional dress shoes or another all black sneaker as part of the school uniform. Girls may wear the traditional saddle shoes or keds saddle sneakers. Backs of shoes should not be folded down. The entire foot must remain in the shoe.

      • No sweatshirts should be on in the building except during the winter on the student’s assigned gym day. School uniform sweaters should be worn in the fall and spring if a student needs to warm up.

      • Gym Day uniforms consist of Saint Andrew Gym Uniforms, Saint Andrew Spirit Sale Wear. SAS Spirit Day Shirts are acceptable. CYO shirts should not be worn.

      • Nail polish and make-up including eyeliner are not permitted.

        • This includes gel nail polish and paste on nails.

      • Jewelry is limited to one earring in each earlobe for females. One necklace with religious implications may be worn.

      • Boys’ hair must not touch their collars or cover their eyebrows.

  • Summer work/assignments can be found on our website with the link below. Other than the work below we encourage your children to read! Read on a plane, in the car, 15 minutes a day or night. For our younger kids, read to them or read with them. As students get older, consider fostering a book club with your child(ren) or family. Essentially both parent(s) and child(ren) own a copy of a book that the child/student chooses, and you approve and talk about the book with each other and ask your children questions to dig a little deeper into the novel. Consider inviting a grandparent, dad, cousins, and friends. This is a great way to foster reading and make it fun.

  • Important Bussing Information K-8

  • Order your new uniforms! 

Community Events

*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.