Friday News September 23, 2022

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

Hope you had a great week! Hard to believe we are three weeks into school. Please note we added a few more club flyers below and the Spirit Wear orders close tomorrow if you have not already ordered and want to place an order.

 

There is also information on the School Bank, FACTS, Moms Boosters, and CYO.

 

Next week we will have our first dress-down day of the year. All proceeds will go to Trish King to help pay for mounting medical expenses. Trish is one of our school assistants and a beloved member of our team. She is currently fighting Cancer. Whether you can donate or not please continue to keep her and her family in your prayers. The theme next Friday will be to support your favorite sports teams. 

 

Have a great weekend! 

 

School Information

Repeat School Information

  • Arrival/Dismissal – Both arrival and dismissal have improved greatly; thank you for reading the emails and listening. 
    • Preschool and K families please do not arrive until 2:30. We have younger students at recess and will have our barriers up which will push cars back to the road and create an unsafe environment. 
    • In the morning, we are moving arrival back to 7:50 for everyone; please do not arrive prior to 7:45. The early line blocks our staff from parking and creates congestion issues. 
    • Another potential issue to this is when buses cancel, we will back up due to the extra cars. We will ask those parents to come 3:05-3:10 if possible to alleviate some of the back up issues. Thanks again!
  • Busing
    • Neshaminy – Bus tracking information will be sent home next week.
    • CR – has worked out most problems other than some bus rides are an hour long. If your child’s bus ride is over an hour, please let me know. 
    • Pennsbury – Has made adjustments again to bus 27, and we hope that will be the correct fix. 
    • We are trying to work with CR and Pennsbury to provide bus tracking and communications to you directly when there are bus issues as well. To help facilitate this we would share information (they should have) such as email and phone numbers in one spreadsheet, so they could set information in their system. If you have an issue with this, please let me know by Monday, 9/19/22. Please know if you opt out of this that you would not be able to track buses when that is available and would receive later updates about buses being delayed or canceled. 
  • 2022 Fall Spirit Wear Flyer and Information
    • Opens this weekend; most items can be worn on gym days.
    • Please reach out to sasmomsclub@gmail.com with any questions.
  • Lunch Menus
  • EITC Tax Giving Information – Foundation for Catholic Education

Week Ahead:

  • Monday, 9/26
  • Tuesday, 9/27
  • Wednesday, 9/28
    • First National Bank is Open from 8:30-12pm. 
    • Villa Victoria visits 7th and 8th grade girls at recess
  • Thursday, 9/29
    • NJHS/Student Council Induction at 9:15AM in the gym 
    • La Salle visits 7th and 8th grade boys at recess 
    • High School Information Night from 6:30-8pm in the gym 
  • Friday, 9/30

Parish Information

  • CYO WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 1ST!!!!
  • CYO Cheerleading
    • Season begins late October.
    • Cheer is open to girls 1st-5th grade that are members of the St Andrew Parish or attend St Andrew School!
    • See website for more details and to register.
    • www.standrewnewtown.com/cyo
  • CYO Basketball
    • Season begins November 2nd.
    • Basketball is open to boys and girls 2nd- 12th grade that are members of the St Andrew Parish or attend St Andrew School!
    • See website for more details and to register.
    • www.standrewnewtown.com/cyo
  • Children’s Liturgy: Calling all Volunteers! 
    • The Children’s Liturgy is back at St. Andrew’s Church every Sunday at the 9am Mass for children ages 4-8. Volunteers are needed to continue to help this ministry grow!
    • Volunteers are asked to serve at one mass every 4-6 weeks. No prior experience is needed, and we are flexible! All volunteers must have current clearances. Our next Volunteer Meeting is Wednesday, 9/28 from 7-8p.m. at the Main Church. If you are interested in joining this ministry, please contact Jen Thompson at jjthompson25@gmail.com. Thank you for your consideration!

 

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 interested in for your children and/or family. 

 

High School Information

  • FATHER JUDGE HIGH SCHOOL – APPLICATION STEPS FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS

STEP ONE: Click on the blue link, Application Portal to start the Application Process. Once there, you can create an account, complete an application, and upload required documents listed on the portal.       

STEP TWO: Register for the 8th Grade Scholarship Entrance Exam, (by clicking on the blue link),  8th Grade Scholarship Entrance Exam This test is mandatory for students applying to Father Judge High School.                 

STEP THREE: Apply for Facts Financial Aid & Tuition Assistance. The link to apply will be available on October 1, 2022.

Visit Father Judge High School during our Walkthrough Wednesday Events, which will give you and your son the opportunity to see the Father Judge campus. The link to register for the event will soon be available at www.fatherjudge.com You can also review more details regarding the Application Process by visiting www.fatherjudge.com and by clicking on the “Admissions” tab on the website. Please email jcorcoran@fatherjudge.com with any questions you may have.

  • (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