Friday News February 2, 2024

Dear St. Andrew Families,

Thanks for helping make this week’s Catholic Schools Week a great success! Opening Mass is one of my favorite days of the year. We are so proud of our students who read and sang at Mass! Thank you to all of the volunteers and especially Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Banas for helping make Tricky Tray a huge success! Congratulations to the staff on reclaiming the Volleyball title (4-2) in a competitive and fun environment. Thank you to Mrs. Grunwell, our CYO director, for her help in organizing the event and creating a great girl’s volleyball program! On that note, if you haven’t already, please check out the CYO spring sports registration info below.


As we continue through winter, please make sure your child is wearing a jacket to school. All students must have a jacket at arrival, dismissal, recess, and CARES. Students have been held inside for recess and CARES when they have not had a jacket.


If you missed my message earlier about Damon Owens. Please consider coming to listen to this dynamic speaker. This event will positively impact our community. 


If you are looking to get rid of used or new sports equipment we are having a drive collection this week at school. Thanks to our 8th grade student Cavan S for organizing.


We are starting a new Forensics Club (Speaking not Science) for 7th-8th grade students. Information will come home sometime next week. 


Thanks, and have a great weekend! 


School Information

  • 24-25 Tentative School Calendar
    • We just learned that Terra Nova Tests for next school year (March 2025) will likely be later in March, so there will likely be a change in the holiday in March and testing dates. Once we have confirmation, we will send out an updated calendar. 
  • February 2024 Lunch Menus
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia Hershey Park Ticket Offer-2024 Season
    • The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is working with Hersheypark to offer tickets at a substantial discount to parishioners and their families. If you would like to order tickets for the 2024 Hersheypark season (valid any ONE public operating day), complete and submit this ORDER FORM along with full payment, checks made payable to your parish, by Tuesday, April 30, 2024.
  • Saint Andrew Nights at Vince’s Pizzeria and Taproom in Newtown this winter!
    • Wednesday, 2/07 all day (4-8pm)
    • Vince’s is generously hosting two Saint Andrew Nights this winter in which 15% of all proceeds (dine-in and takeout) are donated back to the school with mention of Saint Andrew Catholic School. Dates: Wednesday 2/07 and Wednesday 3/20 all day
  • Our Moms’ Booster Club is sponsoring our Saint Andrew Spirit Wear sale. The online store will close on Sunday, February 11 at 11:59pm.  
  • Damon Owens Thursday February 15 7:00-8:30pm at St. Andrew Catholic School Gymnasium!
    • Twelve Essential “Keys” to Living God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Family
    • Register Here!
    • A street dress down and homework pass will be given to each child of a parent(s) that attends the presentation at the school.
    • If over 100 school parents attend, we will give the entire school a dress down day in thanks to our parents! 
    • Childcare services for children ages 3-12 will be offered for free! Some of our wonderful NJHS students and student council will play with and entertain your children in our cafeteria and classrooms if necessary. They will be overseen by adult staff.
  • CYO Spring Sports registration is open. CYO offers the following spring sports:
    • Track and Field (1st-8th)
    • Softball (5th-8th)
    • Baseball (5th-8th)
    • HS Coed Volleyball ( 9th-12th)
    • Don’t miss out on playing CYO this spring. Registration links for players and volunteer coaches can be found on the CYO website.


Repeat School Information

  • For our current preschool families, you should have received an email from Administration/FACTS last week. 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
  • 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 If your child will not be returning to Saint Andrew, please email Mr. Sikora at 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. 
  • Father Daughter Dance Saturday March 2
  • Adam Gidwitz – Author Visit – Thursday, February 29th!
    • Orders are due by Wednesday February 7th
  • Literacy Night 2/27/2024
  • 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. 

Parish Events


The Week Ahead

  • Monday, February 5
  • Tuesday, February 6
    • First Reconciliation for Second Grade Students 6PM Main Church 
  • Wednesday, February 7
    • First National Bank Open 8:30-12pm 
    • Grade 2 Class Mass 10AM Marian Room
    • Saint Andrew Spirit Night at Vince’s Pizzeria and Taproom
  • Thursday, February 8
  • Friday, February 9
    • 7th & 8th Grade Dance 7-10PM Cafeteria 


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