Friday News March 3, 2023

Dear St. Andrew Parents,

 

I hope you had a great week! Sorry, this week is a little longer, but there is a lot of important information below. 

 

We wanted to pass on that our young student that had the medical emergency last week is doing well and is back in school. The family is grateful for the support and prayers they received. 

 

If you have not already signed up to attend the Saint Joseph Feast, please consider coming with your entire family as it is a great family fun event. Proceeds from this event provide scholarships for our 8th graders continuing their education at Catholic high schools. Attached here is more information about the Fathers’ Committee and what they do for our community! Below is the registration information. How often do you get to hang out with your adult friends, and your children get to hang out with their peers and have a nice evening? It is a great time!

 

Speaking of a great time, how about that Father-Daughter-Dance! Thank you to Mrs. DeRisi and all of the parents who helped to organize the Father-Daughter Dance. The feedback was fantastic! It was a beautiful event, and both daughters and dads had a great time! Thank you to Villaggio Iccara for the delicious food and to Cramer’s Bakery for the cupcakes! 

 

Some of our school community already knows, but we wanted to let you all know that we are losing two incredible members of our school community to retirement this year. Mrs. Judy Weaver in our office will be retiring at the end of March, the same day as her husband. Mrs. Barbara Wagner will be retiring after the school year. Combined, they have over 50 years of service to Saint Andrew. We will greatly miss them and their smiling faces! We are excited to announce we have hired Ms. Dana Demsko to replace Mrs. Weaver, and Mrs. Marigrayce Malboeuf will become our new Early Childhood Coordinator and leave the classroom at the end of the school year.

 

Today is the last day of the second trimester. Report cards will be available on FACTS on Monday, March 13 at 4pm. We also started our Terra Nova Testing today for our 2nd-7th grade students. Testing will continue Monday-Wednesday next week. All students are permitted to wear their gym uniforms on testing dates. Students who will be taking the Terra Nova must have #2 pencils. As always, please make sure your children are getting to bed on time or early and eating a solid breakfast each morning. 

 

We have about 40 desks that are still looking to find a new home. If you would like a student desk, please complete this form, and you can grab one next week. 

 

There is also information below regarding Stations of the Cross, ordering yearbooks, our Mother-Son Event, and more. 

 

Have a great weekend! 

 

School Information 

Repeat School Information

  • DLFF Pathway Scholarship Program 2023-2024 (5th, 6th, and 7th grade)
    • The Danaher Lynch Family Foundation is excited to announce the opening of the scholarship application process for the DLFF Pathway Elementary School Scholarship program for the 2023-2024 academic year. Current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students are eligible to apply for the $1,000/year, renewable through 8th grade, award. The deadline for application submission to your current teacher is by Friday, 3/31/2023.
  • DISCOUNT HERSHEY PARK TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
    • Please place in a marked envelope: Hershey Park Ticket Sales
    • Attention: Judy Weaver
    • Checks should be made payable to: Saint Andrew School
    • ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 3:00 PM on Friday, March 31, 2023.
  • Friday, March 17 is now a Pastor Holiday and there will be no school, CARES, or school events.
  • EITC Tax Giving Information – Foundation for Catholic Education

Week Ahead:

  • Monday, 3/6
    • Third Trimester Begins 
    • Terra Nova Reading Testing Grades 2-7
  • Tuesday, 3/7
    • Terra Nova Language Testing Grades 3-7
    • Fathers’ Committee Meeting 7:30PM Marian Room 
  • Wednesday, 3/8
    • Terra Nova Math Testing Grades 2-7
    • First National Bank Closed 
    • Moms’ Booster Club Meeting 8:30AM Cafeteria 
    • Uniform Swap 3:30-6PM Gym 
  • Thursday, 3/9
    • Terra Nova Make-Ups
  • Friday, 3/10
    • Terra Nova Make-Ups
    • Pretzel Day 

 

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 Info

 

  • Archbishop Wood
    • “Let’s Get to Know Wood” Information Sessions  
      • Tuesday, March 21        11:00am – 12:00 pm
      • Thursday, April 27         11:00am – 12:00 pm
      • Please join us for this informative program and learn about the admission process, financial aid application, scholarship opportunities, academic programs and much more!  Meet with the administration and students, tour live classes and experience our campus up close.  Parents and Students are welcome.  Please RSVP to mnolan@archwood.org   
    • Financial Aid/ Scholarship Information Night  
      • (Class of 2027 and 2028) 
      • Thursday,  April 13           6:30pm
      • The information night is to help families understand the process of need based financial aid and the many scholarship opportunities we offer.  We will review the application process, how awards are determined and answer questions regarding all facets for the aid process. 
    •  Open House 
      • Sunday, April 16  10:30 am – 12:30 pm 
      • Visit and experience Archbishop Wood, meet our teachers, administration, students and more.  The program will include classroom presentations, demonstrations, and student guided tours.  Our coaches and club moderators will be on hand to discuss the details of their prospective sport or club.  RSVP form