Friday News March 31, 2023

Dear St. Andrew Parents,


I hope you had a great week! In light of another tragic school shooting, we wanted to let you know that we again had discussions with our local PD and all members of our school team. We need some help from you, our school community. Most of this surrounds our front office and helps our team manage their job. If you could please always send a note (on our notepad) with your child in the morning if there are any changes to your normal routine, “Johnny is going to CARES today,” “he has a Dr. Appointment at 10:00,” or “we are leaving early on vacation,” etc. If you forget to send in the note or schedule an appointment last minute, please call the front office at 215-968-2685. When prompted, hit 5 for the front office. If you just show up without the note or without calling, it adds a substantial amount of time to the process, ties up our team longer, and interrupts the classroom. Do not email the teacher to let them know of the changes. They are teaching and likely will not see the email in a timely manner. In addition, if we have a substitute it is entirely ineffective. 


Also, we can not dismiss any students after 2:30PM. If you need your child to leave early, they must be picked up prior to 2:30PM. This will help us be more efficient and to help ensure we are maximizing the safety of all of our students and staff. We have made some slight changes to how we receive deliveries and packages during the school day, and your cooperation with the above will help us out. While we have not had any issues with students receiving deliveries at Saint Andrew from delivery companies, please know that we will not accept any deliveries for students at any time. 


We have a lot of items in our lost and found. Please click on here to view. If any of these are yours, please reach out to Deb Rachuba at


Now some good news! 


As I mentioned last week, we had an absolutely wonderful 8th grade play production. This upcoming week our 7th graders will be leading our students through the Stations of the Cross. We are thankful for their hard work, are proud of them, and look forward to their performances as well! 


There will be no Friday News next week as we have a short week. I will be out most of the week after Easter at the NCEA conference. If you need anything from an administrator, please contact Mrs. Wagner and Mr. Fasullo. 


Last but not least, thank you to Judy Weaver, who is now officially retired! She has been a tremendous help to our administrative team the last four years and a rock for our school the last 26 years. She is incredible, and we will miss her, but we are happy that she now will get to travel with her husband, Tim, who also retired today. Wishing them all the best on behalf of all of us!


Have a great weekend and Easter Break!


School Information 

  • No CARES on Wednesday, April 5, the half day starting Easter Break. 
  • Easter Mass Times
    • Easter Vigil Mass 7:30pm
    • Sunday Easter Mass
      • 6:45am, 7:45am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am (at Saint Andrew CEC), and 12:00pm.
  • Exam Schedule
  • Crusader Dash Dates
    • Thursday, May 25 Grades K-4 and Yellow and Purple Preschool Rooms
    • Friday, May 26 Grades 5-8 and the Remaining Preschool Rooms
  • Personnel Updates
    • We are happy to announce that we are hiring our building sub, Mrs. Ellen Koziol to teach 4th grade. She is replacing Mrs. Bailey who is returning to her retirement. We are so grateful to Mrs. Bailey for coming back this school year. 
    • We will have a substitute teacher in Spanish for the month of April. 
  • Want your PA taxes to go to Catholic Schools? Consider EITC Tax Giving. 


Repeat School Information

Week Ahead:

  • Monday, 4/3
  • Tuesday, 4/4
    • Orchestra
  • Wednesday, 4/5
    • Students are permitted to wear their gym uniforms. 
    • First National Bank Closed 
    • Early Dismissal
    • Living Stations
    • No CARES
  • Thursday, 4/6 – Monday 4/10
    • No School, Easter Break

Parish Events

  • St. Andrew Elizabeth Ministry and Youth Ministry are hosting the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday April 2 after 12pm Mass. The hunt will start at approximately 1:15.  You can register here (preferred for planning, but not required)
  • Saint Andrew Stations of the Cross Information
    • In addition to the traditionally scheduled Parish Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7pm, we will be offering Stations of the Cross for families at 5pm on Fridays, March 10 and March 31. 
  • Babysitting will be offered during the Lent Reconciliation Services on Monday 4/3 and Tuesday 4/4. Children can be dropped off to the Parish Meeting Room (Rectory Basement) starting at 6:30 each night. Toys and coloring activities will be available. 


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 maybe something you are interested in for your children and/or family. 



High School Info

  • Thursday, April 27th from 6pm – 8pm
  • 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   
    • 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