Friday News September 30, 2022

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

Hope you had a great week!

 

Does your child have artistic talent? Do you want them to learn more about their faith through their work/competition? If so, please click on the link below.

Eucharistic Revival Student Art, Essay, Video Contest 2022

 

Don’t forget school pictures are this Monday, October 3. Students should wear their full winter uniform on Monday, including their sweaters. Students who are absent on Monday will have their pictures taken on Tuesday, October 4, and they should be in their winter uniform. Preschool Tuesday/Thursday and early 3’s will have their pictures taken Tuesday morning as well. Students should each bring in their picture packet and payment form. If you have more than one child, please send in a payment/check for each child.You can also order online, www.tippingschoolpictures.com code TSP2022A for grades P-7th. GRADXXA for 8th.

If you choose to order online, you MUST submit an order envelope and copy of the online receipt or write their order number in the space. For any questions, please contact jweaver@standrewcec.com.

 

Please take a quick look at Financial Assistance below. You may qualify and not know it. Much of that assistance comes from those that choose to send their taxes to our schools through EITC. If you or your business wants to contribute any of your taxes to EITC, please take a look at the EITC info below.

 

If you are up for it tonight, please support Newtown PD at Rita’s Ice with a Cop Event. Children under 12 get free ice.

 

There is important information below, so please take a look.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

School Information

  • Birthday Parties or Other Invitations

    • Invitations should not be passed out at school unless it is done under teacher supervision. In this circumstance, all students in the class or all boys/girls should be invited. If your family is selectively inviting other students, we understand that. However, those invitations can not be passed out at school. As you can imagine, feelings are hurt, and it is a disruption to the learning environment. Thank you for your understanding, and if you have any questions, please let me know.

  • Front Arrival and Dismissal Notes – Safety Concerns

    • Please do not pull around cars or buses in either lane at arrival or dismissal

    • Children should only exit and enter the right car door(s). Traffic is moving on the left, and it is not safe to walk around the cars. If need be, please rearrange the car seat.

    • Front Car Lane Dismissal – Sometimes we will have a sub helping Mr. Sikora. This is usually Mrs. Weaver. Please have a card with your last name in your front window and stop to be sure she records your name for dismissal. If you drive by her, she will miss your name and your child will not be called, delaying the line.

    • 1-8 parents: If you have to have a conversation with your children at drop off or they need a lot more help/time, please park in a parking spot and walk to the middle of the car lane and across.

  • October Lunch Menu

  • Financial Assistance at Saint Andrew

    • If your family meets these guidelines, you are eligible to apply for Financial Aid at Saint Andrew and in the Archdiocese. Tuition Assistance is given based on a scaled system of need and money available. Please see the information below for the updated guidelines.

1 Dependent

$123,697

2 Dependents

$142,211

3 Dependents

$160,725

4 Dependents

$179,239

5 Dependents

$197,753

  • *For each additional dependent add $18,514. Each dependent does not have to attend Saint Andrew. They just must be claimed as a dependent.

  • Most of the money is set aside for 1-8th grade, but there are limited amounts earmarked and available for Kindergarten and Preschool students.

  • You can apply using the link below.

Repeat School Information

Week Ahead:

  • Monday, 10/3

    • Picture Day

  • Tuesday, 10/4

    • Picture Day

    • First Day of Orchestra Lessons

      • Please share the schedule with your children. Mr. Mynyk will send an email directly to parents.

    • Fathers’ Committee 7:30PM Sycamore Grill

  • Wednesday, 10/5

    • First National Bank is Open from 8:30-12pm.

    • 8th Grade Class Mass at 10:00AM in the Marian Room

    • The Mount visits 7th and 8th grade girls at recess

  • Thursday, 10/6

    • Holy Ghost Prep visits 7th and 8th grade boys at recess

  • Friday, 10/7

    • Band Lessons/Practice throughout the day

      • Please share the schedule with your children. Mr. Rumpf will send an email directly to parents.

    • Living Rosary

    • 7th & 8th Grade Dance 7-10pm in the cafeteria

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