Friday News September 2, 2022

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

We are looking forward to seeing you all next week! A reminder that 1st-8th grade starts on Tuesday, Kindergarten on Wednesday, and most of the preschool on Thursday next week.

Please check out the new information below and review the dismissal/arrival information we sent earlier this week at some point this weekend.

Enjoy the long weekend! Hope to see you all next Friday at our annual Movie Night!

School Information

  • Back to School Nights

    • 1st-3rd Grades on September 8 from 6:00-6:45PM.

    • 4th-5th Grades on September 8 from 7:00-8:00PM.

    • 6th-8th Grades on September 14 from 6:30-8:30PM.

  • K-8 September Lunch Menu

    • Preschool 3’s must bring their lunch all year.

    • Preschool 4’s can begin to order from the cafeteria on 9/19;pre-order will take place the week before.

  • Join us for our Saint Andrew Family Movie Night on Friday, September 9 at 8:00PM on the back soccer fields! Sorry, it is a little later, but we had to adjust the start time due to the parking and an event at NES earlier in the evening. Parking will open at 7:30PM.

  • Book and Supply Update

  • EITC Tax Giving Information – Foundation for Catholic Education

  • Personnel Update

    • We are happy to let you know that Rosemary Bailey will be returning to Saint Andrew after a brief (1 year) retirement to join our 4th grade team. Mrs. Bailey previously taught 4th and 1st grade at Saint Andrew, and we are excited to welcome her back to our team! She is replacing Mrs. Smith (McBride) who resigned last week.

    • We are happy to let you know that we have hired Ms. Megan MacLellan to teach 7th grade ELA. Ms. MacLellan comes to us after student teaching and graduating from Penn State University. We are excited to have her join our team!

  • The St. Andrew Moms’ Booster Club along with the parish Elizabeth Ministry group is teaming up to host a morning meet up for parents next week (Wednesday – Friday) in the basement of the Old St. Andrew’s Church on Sycamore St.  We are hoping to provide an opportunity for families to meet other parents in our school family and offer support during this exciting time of back to school.

Repeat School Information

  • Now that we have gym on Fridays students that have gym dress down Friday passes but have Gym on Friday may wear their gym uniforms on Thursday.

  • 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: stentilucci@standrewcec.com and csanchez@standrewcec.com.

  • 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 of Tours, New Hope, 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 clearances@stapn.org.

  • 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 nmynyk@yahoo.com

  • 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.

  • 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.

High School Information

  • (7-8 Girls) Mount Saint Joseph Academy

    • Fall Open House – msjacad.org/openhouse

      • Sunday, October 2, 2022

      • 10:00AM – 1:00PM (9:00AM Mass)

    • Application Dates – msjacad.org/apply

      • Friday, October 7, 2022 – Application deadline

      • Friday, October 14, 2022 – Academic records and recommendations deadline

    • Scholarship/Entrance Exams

      • Saturday, October 8, 2022 – 8:00AM

      • Sunday, October 9, 2022 – 12:00PM

    • 8th Grade Shadow Day Visits

      • Begin September 19, 2022