Friday News September 29, 2023

Dear St. Andrew Families,

Blessed Friday and Feast of the Archangels: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael! I hope you had a great week!

A friendly reminder that Monday is Picture Day, and all K-8 students should wear their full winter uniform (sweater too!). Even if they have gym class, they should wear their full winter uniform. If your child is absent Monday, please know they will take make-up pictures on Tuesday and should wear their full winter uniform that day. For Preschool students, please dress them up as you see fit for their picture. 

As we continue to monitor attendance, in the month of October, we will be monitoring tardies for students in grades 1-8. Students in grades 1-8 should arrive at school by 8:10am or they will be marked tardy. Four tardies will result in a detention. 

Don’t forget to purchase or sell your ANDYO cards if you are interested in playing. You must play to Win! Click here to pay and register your cards. Number drawings will start on Monday. 

Last note here, CYO Winter sports registration including basketball, cheerleading and swim clubs closes on October 1, which is Sunday! Please see the winter sport information in the school news below for start and practice schedule information.

On this Feast of the Archangels, let us continue to pray for their intercession in our lives especially for St. Michael’s protection. Have a great weekend!

 

School Information

  • October 2023 Lunch Menu
  • CARES will close 30 minutes early at 5:30 PM next Friday, October 6 to accommodate set up for the two evening events taking place on October 6.
  • Movie Night is next Friday, October 6. The movie will start a little after 6:30-6:45 PM (sunset). Parents can begin arriving at 5:45 PM at the earliest. You may park at Saint Andrew, Newtown Elementary, or Veterans Park. The movie will end at approximately 8:30 PM. Families are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets, and there will be a small concessions area. 
  • The 7th and 8th Grade Dance will start at 7:00 PM and end at 10:00 PM next Friday, October 6. Students will NOT be able to move back and forth between the dance and Movie Night. Students should be dropped off at the top of the hill to the back. 
  • Our branch of the First National Bank opened this past Wednesday, September 28. 
  • September Music Newsletter
  • Our next uniform event is scheduled on Monday, October 9 in the Marian Room. Please visit this sign-up to volunteer and help. Students can also help for service hours. 

 

CYO Registration: www.standrewnewtown.com/cyo

Basketball

  • In house clinic league for our 2nd and 3rd grade boys and girls on Saturday mornings from January until early March.
  • 4th to 12th grades will begin the season with evaluations in the first week of November.  Players must be registered online in advance of the evaluations. All teams at these ages travel to area schools for games and the season continues until March. 
  • Little dribblers skills program for Kindergarten and 1st graders will be a six week program on Saturday mornings 8:30-9:15am starting January 6.  
  • 10 week high school girls pick up basketball games Sunday nights 8:00-9:00pm at St. Andrew Gym starting in December. 

Cheerleading

  • This program is open to 1st-5th grade girls who attend St. Andrew School or are members of the parish. Practices will begin in October, and the girls will cheer for some home basketball games December-February. We are in need of a coach for Cheer.  Please reach out to Mrs. Grunwell if you are able to share your time and talents.

Regional Swim Team

  • The swim team practices Wednesday evenings 7:30-8:00 (K-4th) 8:00-9:00pm (5th-8th) at Richboro Swim Club and Sunday afternoons 1:00-1:30pm ( K-4th) and 1:30-2:30pm ( 5th-8th) at The George School.  

 

Repeat School Information

  • Grades 4-8 Discipline Repeat Note
    • Daily emails will be sent home if a student receives a verbal warning, demerit, detention, etc. 
    • Most of these are centered around dress code or after addressing repeated behaviors that need to improve. 
    • Please know that after 3 demerits students will be assigned a detention. If a student does not wear a belt, get a haircut, or there is an issue with their uniform, they do need to correct the issue as soon as possible. 
    • In some cases our younger students could receive a discipline note through FACTS, but typically they will just be shared through the behavior chart from the homeroom teacher. 
  • Clearance Information:
    • Link to Protecting God’s Children Courses – All Volunteers and Staff must complete this course. 
      • Online sessions are available pending space
      • St. Andrew Catholic School Thursday, 10/12 at 6:00pm
    • For More information on other required clearances, please visit our website and for any questions please contact Kathy Kajmo at clearances@stapn.org
  • We are excited to share that all school year long Newtown Pizza (231 N. Sycamore Street) will be donating 10% from dine-in, takeout, and delivery food orders to the school that mention you are with Saint Andrew Catholic School. The kickoff for this event will be Saturday, September 30. Please enjoy any item from the menu to benefit the school! 
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Informational Webinars this summer
    • Learn how to redirect your tax dollars to benefit students throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and receive a 90% tax credit.
  • 8th Grade Students: The Danaher Lynch Family Foundation (DLFF) CEC Scholarship application process opens October 6 and closes December 1. See this flyer for more information.
  • Pretzel Orders
  • Super Dollar /SCRIPTS Info
    • Earn money for your child’s education while supporting the school on purchases you make everyday.

 

After School Activities

  • Science Fair: Bucks County Science Research Competition

Any student in grades 6-8 that is interested in participating in the Bucks County Science Research Competition, please see the attached instructions from Mrs. Boedewig.

Attention 5th & 6th Grade Students: Do you enjoy reading? Would you like to join a reading club that meets after school two times a month on Mondays? Would you like to compete with other schools about books that you read? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then consider joining the St. Andrew 5th & 6th Grade Reading Olympics Team. Mrs. Hoffman, Mrs. Plomchok, and Mrs. Shadle would love to see you at the team’s next meeting on Monday, October 2 in the library from 3:15-4:15. Between now and then your parents can email Mrs. Hoffman (rhoffman@standrewcec.com) for information on this after school club and how to join the team.

 

The Week Ahead

  • Saturday, 9/30
    • Newtown Pizza Day
    • Mention Saint Andrew and the school receives 10% from all dine-in, delivery, and takeout orders at Newtown Pizza (231 N. Sycamore Street).
  • Monday, October 2
    • Picture Day 
  • Tuesday, October 3
    • Picture Day 
    • St. Joe’s Prep visits 7th & 8th grade boys at recess 
  • Wednesday, October 4
    • First National Bank Open from 8:30-12pm 
    • Nazareth Academy visits 7th & 8th grade girls at recess 
  • Thursday, October 5
    • Kindergarten Muffins with Mom 9:15AM Cafeteria 
  • Friday, October 6
    • Living Rosary 
    • Movie Night 6:30-8:30 PM; Parking opens at 5:45PM
    • Grades 7 & 8 Dance 7-10:00PM Cafeteria
  • Saturday, October 7


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

Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School – Important Fall 2023 Admissions Dates

Saturday, October 7, 2023 – 8:00 am 

Sunday, October 15, 2023 – 8:00 am 

 

La Salle College High School

 

Martin Saints Classical High School (Oreland, PA)

 

Mount Saint Joseph Academy

Sunday, October 1, 2023

10:00AM – 1:00PM (9:00AM Mass)

Friday, October 6, 2023 – Application deadline

Monday, October 16, 2023 – Academic records and recommendations deadline

  • Scholarship/Entrance Exams

Saturday, October 7, 2023 – 8:00AM 

Sunday, October 8, 2023 – 12:00PM 

  • 8th Grade Shadow Day Visits

Begin September 2023

 

Notre Dame High School

 

St. Joseph’s Prep Admissions Events & Dates

SJP Fall Poster

  • Open House – Sun, Oct. 15, 2023 from 10 am to 12:30 pm (Mass @ 9 am)
  • Class of 2028 Application Deadline – Fri, Nov. 3, 2023
  • Class of 2028 Financial Aid Deadline – Fri, Nov. 3, 2023
  • Class of 2028 Entrance Exam Option #1 – Sat, Nov. 11, 2023
  • Class of 2028 Entrance Exam Option #2  – Sun, Nov. 12, 2023
  • 6th & 7th Grade “Sneak Peek” of St. Joseph’s Prep – Thurs, March 21, 2024
  • 6th & 7th Grade Scholarship Entrance Practice Exam – Sat, April 27, 2024 

For more information, please visit www.sjprep.org or click HERE

 

Villa Victoria Academy