WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Date: June 16, 2022

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-WHAT'S NEW AT ST. ANDREW SCHOOL?-

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

We are still seeking qualified individuals to fill open positions for the 22-23 school year. Please pass on the flyer to someone who may be interested or apply below if you would be the right fit!​

 

END OF YEAR SATISFACTION SURVEYS:

The administration, teachers, and staff remain committed to growing and bettering our academic programs and school culture.  We ask that you sit with the entire family, take a few minutes to answer the questions, and provide us feedback. Thank you in advance.

PREK4/ KINDERGARTEN DONATIONS:

Thank you to everyone who has dropped off donations for our PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. We have been blessed with the generosity of families. At this time we are no longer accepting toy donations. Once we are able to sort and organize, we will reach back out if there is still a specific need for something.

 

 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

You may be wondering why you didn't receive a school supply shopping list for next school year. That's because we are going to do the shopping for you this year. Last year, two classrooms piloted buying all supplies (including cleaning supplies, tissues, etc.) in bulk. When the prices were compared to individual purchases at the store, each of these families saved about $20-$30 dollars. Parents didn't have to shop and saved money in the process. The extra bonus was that all students had the same supplies and desks were ready for learning on the first day of school. No time was wasted sorting, labeling, and shelving supplies. Learning was able to begin right away. This was well received by parents and we got a lot of positive feedback.

All teachers submitted lists to the office back in March and we are partnering with a company that will be providing us with school supplies for all our students this school year. The cost of supplies for each classroom will differ depending on the need but the average cost will be around $50 per child. This will include everything from markers to crayons to binders to cleaning supplies. Everything we get will be name-brand as well. With the rising costs due to inflation, families most likely would have had hefty school supply bill after shopping stores this year. Closer to August, your STS (previously FACTS) account will be charged an incidental expense for school supplies. Let us do all the work, while families save money in return!

 

TOWN HALL MEETING:

​Thank you again to all who attending our Town Hall meeting on June 7. We had about 40 families in attendance. Many of those included staff, faculty and board of education members. We highly urge those who were unable to watch the video or read through the attached slides. We have been blessed with an exciting and easy opportunity to provide more scholarship money to ALL our students. There are also other added benefits such as decreased fundraising and growing our budget. If unable to participate, please consider sharing with someone who can. The more people committed, the more we can help our students and families. 

As an added incentive, we will offer every family, who has not yet committed, a 4-pack of dress down passes if they turn in their pledge form by June 30.

UNIFORM CLOSET:

Due to the overabundance of clothing in our uniform closet, we will no longer be accepting gently used uniforms for grades K-5. We will continue to accept the 6-8 uniforms.

Additionally, our uniform closet needs some tender-loving-care. If anyone is ready to get a jump start on volunteer hours for 22-23, feel free to stop by during office hours to stock the shelves and racks. You may also email Sylvia at scartwright@saintandrewschool.org to schedule a time to come in to work on the closet.

UPDATED CALENDAR 22-23:

WASD approved some changes to the 22-23 calendar this week. Due to these changes, we made some edits to reflect their calendar. Our start and end date remains the same.

 

 

VACATIONS:

As families are planning vacations, please keep in mind that our first day of school is August 24. We understand that special situations may arise but we also want to make our plea for families to please refrain from scheduling vacations within the first month of school. Those first few weeks are extremely critical for students of any age level. You may think they are just reviewing or not missing anything important but this time is spent learning routines and expectations. Often students are behind their peers socially, emotionally, and academically when they return from a vacation at the beginning of a school year. It can often take weeks or months to catch them up. Obviously, we will never prevent a family from taking a vacation but we do ask that you keep this in mind when planning trips. Thank you for your consideration!

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

We will continue to send periodic announcements over the summer months to stay connected with everyone. Expect an email twice per month or as needed for special announcements.

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-MARK YOUR CALENDARS-

JUNE:

  • Monday, June 13- Friday, June 17: Vacation Bible School

  • Monday, June 27-Friday, July 8: School Office Closed

AUGUST:

SEPTEMBER:

  • Tuesday, September 6: First Day of School Pre-School

 

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS:

  • Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or by Appointment

  • Closed- June 27 - July 8

 

TENTATIVE 2022-23 CALENDAR: