Friday News April 5, 2024

Dear St. Andrew Families,

Happy Easter! I hope you all had a nice break and are excited and can enjoy the solar eclipse with your family this Monday! Remember, we have an early dismissal on Monday. If you have not thought about it, you could consider cheering on Purdue in the Final Four this Saturday too!

As you may have heard, to better improve our playing fields’ quality and durability, we have begun turf renovations. These renovations are to both our back and front/side soccer fields and mean that the back field will likely be closed for the remainder of this school year. We look forward to having an improved playing surface come fall!

We began our summer uniform this week. It is still acceptable for students to remain in Winter Uniform; they now have the option of either uniform.

Some exciting and delicious news: Thanks to the efforts of 6th grader Christian, Owowcow Creamery in Newtown is hosting dine and donate nights the following two Thursdays from 6-8pm. They will generously donate 20% of sales back to the school with mention of Saint Andrew. There will be a special dessert, the Crusader Crunch Sundae!

Today is the first Friday of the month, and Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. We continue to place all our trust in Jesus’ Sacred Heart and ask for His mercy.

Have a great weekend!

School Information

  • April 2024 Lunch Menus
    • This edition is our third and final edition of the school year and is also posted on the school website.
    • The Fathers’ Committee will be awarding its annual Fathers’ Committee Scholarship this spring to multiple, qualified 8th grade students who are continuing their education at a Catholic High School. Application submissions should be emailed to the Fathers’ Committee at StAndrewFC@gmail.com and a parent’s email address must be copied on the email. Applications must be received via email by midnight on Sunday, April 21, 2024.
    • 591 Durham Rd Newtown, PA 18940. Thursday, 4/11 and Thursday, 4/18 from 6-8pm
    • This troop of 5th graders will be collecting donations to benefit the library’s spring book sale. You can either drop donations off at school in the designated bin located in the front lobby by Friday, 4/12 or bring your donations to the Troop’s Donation Drop Event at the Wrightstown Library on Saturday, 4/13. Don’t have any books/items to donate? No problem! There is a QR code where you can make a small donation that goes directly to the library. Please check out the attached flyer for details!
    • Be the MVP and bring your son out to the annual SAS Mother Son event at The Trenton Thunder Baseball game on June 7th @ 7:00pm. There is no better way to kick off summer break; we hope to see you there!!
  • Personnel News: We have some updates regarding the next school year below. If there are any other changes, we will make note of them in future Friday News.
    • Mrs. Karen Connolly will be moving from teaching in the preschool to our kindergarten team.
    • Mrs. Maria Shadle will be moving from Kindergarten to teach in our new preschool 4-year-old classroom.
    • Mrs. Kim Iocco (Formerly DellaCroce) will return to Saint Andrew as a preschool teacher and lead our Early 3’s program.
    • Mrs. Domanico (Formerly Geonnotti) a former 3rd grade teacher will return part time to our Early 3’s program as a teacher assistant.
  • We are excited to announce our Home and School Executive Board for next school year.
    • Mrs. Lisa Murphy, President
    • Mrs. Katrina Hunt, Vice President
    • Mrs. Melissa Wells, Secretary
    • Mrs. Melissa Myers, Treasurer

Repeat School Information

    • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia Hersheypark 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.

Tutoring

Parish Events

The Week Ahead
  • Monday, April 8
    • Half Day Early Dismissal due to the Solar Eclipse
    • Home and School Virtual Zoom Meeting at 8:15pm
  • Tuesday, April 9
  • Wednesday, April 10
    • First National Bank of Newtown Open 8:30am-12pm
    • Class Mass Grade 6 at 10am in the Marian Room
  • Thursday, April 11
  • Friday, April 12
    • 6th Grade Field Trip
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