Dear St. Andrew Families,
I hope you had a great week and at least were able to enjoy this week of weather with your children. Attached below is next year’s tentative school calendar for those of you who like to plan ahead.
For our current preschool families, you should have received an email from Administration/FACTS today. This email will provide you with directions on registration for next school year. If you do not know your FACTS login, please email Mrs. Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All families should have received an email from Parish Giving to pay next year’s $100 enrollment/registration fee. If you did not receive this email, please email email@example.com. If your child will not be returning to Saint Andrew, please email Mr. Sikora at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a student at Saint Andrew and are interested in registering another child for next school year, please pay for your current students, and then you will pay for your other new child after they are accepted.
New student applications should go live online on Monday, January 29, and will be found on our website application page.
Please do not forget students should bring in at least one canned good next week as part of our Catholic Schools Week Food Drive and to participate in the dress down themes listed below.
Thanks, and have a great weekend!
January 2024 Lunch Menus
Tricky Tray will be held on Saturday, 1/27: 9:00 – 4:00PM and Sunday, 1/28: 11:00 – 3:00PM kicking off Catholic Schools Week.
Here is the Tricky Tray Flyer with all the event information.
There will be a Ticket Presale again! Ticket Presale will take place from 1/10 – 1/19, so don’t delay!
In order to get presale tickets, please complete the attached form by Friday, 1/19: Tricky Tray Presale Form
We will need your help to make Tricky Tray a successful event! Sign Up Here to volunteer your time.
Please make sure your clearances are turned in to volunteer!
The Moms’ Booster Club is happy to announce that the Saint Andrew Spirit Wear sale will open on Sunday, January 28 just in time to kick off Catholic Schools Week! Be sure to check out the items available for sale as this will be the final sale of the school year. An email with the shopping link will be sent to families on Sunday, 1/28.
Repeat School Information
Registration and Re-enrollment will be moving to an online platform through FACTS for next school year. New students, rising preschool, and rising K students will complete forms online. As soon as the site is live, we will share it with our families. K-7 students will automatically reenroll in FACTS unless an email is sent to Mr. Sikora letting him know that your child is not returning to Saint Andrew. Re-enrollment/registration payments will stay at $100 and will continue to be paid through Parish Giving. An email will come from Parish Giving next week to all of our current families, so please be on the lookout. All Registration Payments should be made by Friday, January 26.
EITC Tuition Assistance information. The qualifying rate has increased for all family sizes. There also have been some changes to increase requirements if any of your children here or at another school have a valid IEP. Click here for more information.
Catholic Schools Week Dress Down Themes:
Monday, January 29: Red, White and Blue – America Day
Tuesday, January 30: Favorite Team (Jersey, t-shirt, sweatshirt)
Wednesday, January 31: Full Winter Uniforms (no gym uniforms)
Thursday, February 1: Liturgical Colors
Preschool & Kindergarten: White (Christmas and Easter)
Grades 1-2: Green (Ordinary Time)
Grade 3-4: Purple (Advent and Lent)
Grade 5: Red (Pentecost)
Grades 6-8: Green (Ordinary Time)
Friday, February 2: Blue & White – Saint Andrew Spirit
In order to dress down during CSW, students must bring in at least one canned good the week of January 22.
Archbishop Perez will be celebrating a special Mass on Wednesday, February 7 at 5:30pm at Saint Andrew Church to thank all those who have donated to the Catholic Charities Appeal.
Damon Owens, international evangelist, husband, and father of eight will present to our parents and all parishioners alike on Twelve Essential “Keys” to Living God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Family. Thursday, February 15, 7:00-8:30pm at St. Andrew Catholic School Gymnasium. Register Here!
After School Activities
Lower School Chorus/ Upper School Chorus Sign-Up Link: https://forms.gle/
**Form will close on Monday, January 22nd.**
Parish Youth Choir Sing-Up Link: https://forms.gle/
**Form will not close. Accepting students on a rolling basis.**
ART ADVENTURE (Grades K-3) is Full as of 1/12
ART ACQUISITIONS CLUB (Grades 7-8): Wednesdays 3:15-4:30pm
2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10
ARTISTIC MINDS CLUB (Grades 4-6): Thursdays 3:15-4:30pm
2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4
9 Days for Life January 16-24. Join thousands of Catholics nationwide praying for the protection of human life! Get daily emails or text messages with short prayers, reflections, and more. Together, we are powerful.
National March for Life Friday, January 19, 2024 All are invited to the Philadelphia Pilgrims Mass at 10am at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC preceding the March for Life.
St. Andrew Youth Ministry
Steubenville June 21-24 online registration is due by January 26 to be guaranteed a spot on this amazing trip!
The Week Ahead
Monday, January 22
Tuesday, January 23
Wednesday, January 24
First National Bank Open 8:30-12pm
Grade 6 Class Mass 10AM Marian Room
Thursday, January 25
Tricky Tray Drop Off 8-6pm Marian Room
Friday, January 26
Tricky Tray Drop off 8-4pm Marian Room
2nd Grade Reconciliation Retreat
Saturday, January 27
Tricky Tray 9-4pm Marian Room
Sunday, January 28
Catholic Schools Week Mass 10:30 Main Church
Open House 12-2pm
Tricky Tray 11-3pm Marian Room
*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
Notre Dame High School presents Tolton: From Slave To Priest
Villa is still accepting applications for next fall and reviewing applications on a rolling basis.
The Practice Placement & Scholarship Exam (HSPT) for 6th and 7th graders is on Saturday, February 24 9am-12pm. Both girls and boys are invited to take the practice exam on our campus.