June 2024 News / Important Information

Dear St. Andrew Families,

I hope your summer has started off with some great family time, and memories have already been made. A few important reminders below. 

 

If you will use bussing next year, please make sure you follow the directions sent home via email earlier this month and available here on our website. Some district deadlines are next week. If you miss deadlines, your children will not receive bussing to start next school year.

 

If you have not already done so please check out and save a PDF of your child’s report card for your files. FACTS will turn off the morning of June 28 as we transition to next school year. FACTS will reopen at some point in August. When it opens, we will send out a notice to all families. It will probably be a little later than it has in years past to help us with enrolling new students, any late teacher changes, and class placements.

 

If you will use CARES next school year, a C.A.R.E.S. Registration Form must be completed for each child. Please return the form by dropping it off at the school during summer office hours or emailing it to Dana Demsko at ddemsko@standrewcec.comby Monday, June 24. Registration fee payments (cash or checks made out to St. Andrew C.A.R.E.S.), in the form of one payment if registering more than one child, should be sent in to the front office on the first day your child starts school.

 

What is EITC? EITC is another way to give back to Catholic school through taxes you already pay to Pennsylvania. It can come from your personal taxes or taxes you pay as a business owner (or from the sale of a business). This credit is used to pay student tuition for those that have a need and qualify. Contrary to what some say, it does not take away money from public schools, and you can choose which Catholic school(s) receive your credit. Last year we gave just over $250,000 in student tuition to families in need. However, even if you are not choosing Saint Andrew or you are splitting your funds amongst multiple schools, it is a great way to give back. How often do you get to tell the government where you want your taxes directed? There are many organizations that can help facilitate this, and your accountant should also be aware of the program. Most of our families work with BLOCS or the Foundation for Catholic Education who have shared information and links below. If you want to reach out directly with either of these organizations, I can put you in contact. Also, if you are interested in giving in this manner but want to connect with a parent that has gone through the process, please email me back, and I will connect you.

 

We want to extend a warm welcome to Monsignor Lawrence who began his work as Pastor at Saint Andrew this week. Please continue to pray for him and Monsignor Picard as they transition.

 

Please check out notes below including our last newspaper, the mustard seed, summer reading lists, graduating students Google drive deletion, and more.

 

We will send out at least one other summer news in July. Have a great summer vacation!

 

School Information

  • Summer Office Hours

    • Monday-Thursday 9-3PM throughout the summer except we are closed the week of July 4th.

  • Personnel News

    • Mr. Michael Rossi will be joining our 6th grade team. He comes to us from La Salle Academy in Philadelphia where he has taught middle school the last 10 years. Mr. Rossi will be teaching ELA, and Ms. Creevey will be sliding over to teach 6th grade SS and Religion.

    • Ms. Kelsey Illiano is moving on to a new school next year. We thank her for her time at Saint Andrew, and we wish her all the best.

  • Please visit our website for summer reading lists, summer math packets, and supply lists. 

  • We are asking that all of our 8th grade graduates log-in to their school Google account and move any files that they wish to keep to their personal Google Drive. We ask that this be done by next Friday, June 28. After that date, students will no longer be able to access their Saint Andrew Google account.

  • The Mustard Seed 2023-2024

    • The annual student literary magazine.

  • The Post, Fourth Edition

  • Please take a moment to read about the Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) program, which through the EITC helps provide eligible families in the Philadelphia region with private or faith-based education. Through a two-year commitment, as an individual or as a company, you have the opportunity to make a donation to schools and receive up to a 90% tax credit against your personal PA state tax liability by making your gift through BLOCS.

    • Another EITC organization some of our families work with is the Foundation for Catholic Education.

  • Aramark Lunch Account Balances

 

Parish Events

 

The Week Ahead

  • Summer Office Hours

  • Closed the week of the 4th of July.

 

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.

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