Friday News March 22, 2024

Dear St. Andrew Families,

I hope you all had a great week! Today started with a little excitement and a car fire in our parking lot. Thankfully, all are safe! We would like to thank our first responders for their quick actions and what they do every day to keep us safe. I also want to thank our excellent team for jumping in to help in many other ways while preparing for our play and Kindergarten Donuts with Dad. Also, thank you to all of you who had to wait a little longer in the car line today! We have the best community! 

I want to recognize our 8th grade students for their preparation, work, and excellent production of Mary Poppins Jr. this week! As we prepare for Holy Week, we are looking forward to our 7th graders performing our Living Stations production. We know they will leave a lasting impression on our students and staff. They will know that Jesus died for our sins and has risen. We will not have a Friday News next week, but we will pray that you all have a great Easter Break and remember the reason we are off from school. 

Please note that Wednesday is a half day with a 12pm dismissal, and there is no CARES that afternoon. Dismissal for Preschool and Kindergarten with no siblings will start at 11:30. We will return to school on Wednesday, April 3, and will begin our summer uniform on that day. It is still ok for students to remain in Winter Uniform they just now have the option of either. 

Don’t forget to check out the new school information below and repeat information to see calendar changes, scholarship opportunities, Hershey discount tickets, etc. 

Have a Blessed Holy Week and a Happy Easter! Please listen to Monsignor’s Easter message.

School Information

  • March 2024 Lunch Menus
  • Is your child too sick to go to school?
    • Deciding if your child is too sick to go to school can be difficult for parents. Click here for guidelines on how to make this decision. Email your child’s absence to attendance@standrewcec.com. Please note the date, your child’s name, grade, and the reason for the absence.
  • The Graduation Committee is interested in your left over, unopened, Easter candy! If you end up having too much and would like to donate it to the Graduation Dance, please send it in with your child on April 3 to April 5. 
  • Bucks County Science Research Competition 2024
    • Congratulations to Darby, Sophia, and Alyssa for their hard work in entering projects to the Bucks County Science Research Competition. Approximately 300 projects were submitted from all over Bucks County in 15 different categories. Seventh grader Sophia earned Honorable Mention in Engineering and sixth grader Alyssa earned First Place in Consumer Science. We are proud of all our students!
  • Newtown Chocolatier Donations
    • Newtown Chocolatier is donating a portion of their chocolate Cross sales to St. Andrew School until March 29. Just stop by the store and let them know that you are from St. Andrew Catholic School and purchase a chocolate Cross. These make great gifts for Easter!
    • Click here to visit their website.
  • Owowcow Newtown Dine and Donates Nights
    • 591 Durham Rd Newtown, PA 18940. Thursday, 4/11 and Thursday, 4/18 from 6-8pm

 

Repeat School Information

  • 2024-2025 School Calendar
    • There are two small updates to our calendar for next year from the previous tentative version that had been posted. Election Day (Tuesday, November 5) is now a half day instead of a full day, and the holiday on 3/21 will now be on 3/17 due to the Terra Nova testing being pushed back next year. This day off is not specifically to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and adds a break in between Presidents’ Day and Easter.
  • Calendar Change/Pastor Holiday
    • To celebrate Monsignor Picard, there will be a few changes to our calendar this school year. We will have three upcoming pastor holidays which are days off from school: Tuesday April 2, Friday May 24, and Thursday June 6. The last day of school will now be Wednesday June 5 with an early dismissal (12pm) that day. Eighth grade graduation will still take place on Wednesday June 5. In addition to these days off from school, we will have a celebratory event and/or Mass at school to recognize Monsignor sometime in May and he will provide the students with an ice cream truck.  As soon as we have these details, we will be sure to share them. It is Monsignor’s and our hope that these few extra days will allow you to reflect on Easter, enjoy time with your family, and start your summer just a little earlier! Please join us in praying for Monsignor Picard in his next journey and for his prayer intention for our Saint Andrew community in this upcoming transition. 
  • A reminder that there is no afternoon CARES on our remaining early dismissal days of the school year: Wednesday, 3/27 and Wednesday, 6/05 (the last day of school). 
  • Personnel Opportunities
    • With the growing preschool, we need at least one full-time preschool assistant for next school year. We also likely will be looking for part-time help for our preschool lunch, help during recess, and CARES for next school year. If you are interested in either position or know someone that is please have them email Mr. Fasullo at afasullo@standrewcec.com.
  • DLFF Pathway Elementary Scholarship for current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade, students
  • 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.
  • 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. 

 

After School Activities

 

Parish Events


 

The Week Ahead

  • Monday, March 25
  • Tuesday, March 26
  • Wednesday, March 27
    • Early Dismissal (12pm) and No afternoon CARES
    • First National Bank Closed
    • Living Stations of the Cross 
      • 9:15-10:15am Grades 1-4 
      • 10:15-11:15am Grades 5-8
    • Graduation Dance Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A from 6:30am-9pm. Mobile orders only. You must opt in for the event and use the code: STASPIRIT 
  • Thursday, March 28
    • Holy Thursday- No School
  • Friday, March 29
    • Good Friday- No School
  • Saturday, March 30
  • Sunday, March 31
    • Happy Easter!
  • Monday, April 1
    • No School
  • Tuesday, April 2
    • No School
  • Wednesday, April 3
    • Classes Resume

 

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