Date: September 22, 2022
-WHAT'S NEW AT ST. ANDREW SCHOOL?-
There is an early dismissal tomorrow at 12:30 PM. There is no aftercare. All busing is available like a normal dismissal time. If your child is a car rider tomorrow, please follow this schedule to prevent congestion:
Students with last names that begin with A-L should pick-up between 12:30-12:40 PM
Students with last names that begin with M-Z should pick-up between 12:40-12:50 PM
Pack a water bottle for your child everyday. Also consider donating small disposable cups to your child's classroom for those days when one is forgotten.
Label all your child's clothing. As we head into cooler weather, the kids will most definitely wear layers that may need to come off as the day goes on.
ALTAR SERVER TRAINING:
Have a child in grades 3-8 that may be interested in the ministry of serving at the altar? Saint Andrew Catholic Church will be holding training sessions in October. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
Our school will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair November 4-10, 2022. We hope that you can offer your time and talents to help students become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers— which in turn makes them bolder, prouder, and stronger individuals. And since every purchase benefits our school, helping is twice as rewarding. If you’re available to lend a hand at this upcoming event, please volunteer to help. Opportunities to assist include: Setting up the Fair, Helping shoppers at the Fair Checkout, & Packing up the Fair.
For students, this is one of the most anticipated events of the school year—and as a volunteer, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the BOOKJOY firsthand!
CLUBS ADVISORS (K-5) NEEDED:
We are looking for volunteers that are willing to share their talents, hobbies, or knowledge with our students in grades K-5. This is the perfect way to earn volunteer hours for ATP. Afterschool clubs are offered to K-5 students every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 3:30-4:40 p.m. Clubs will run from October through the end of April. *All advisors and helpers must have required clearances on file with the Diocese of Harrisburg.
Thank you to everyone who either joined our June or September Town Hall Meeting. As of this morning 23 families in our school have pledged a total of $69,365.00. Think of the difference you will be making for all of our students. If you want to learn more or still have questions, reach out to our school office and we will direct you to one of our partners at RedefinED Advisors.
Here is the recap slides from our both of our meetings.
EMERGENCY FORMS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
Your student should have come home with a green "Emergency Form" paper on the first week of school. Handbook acknowledgements came home last week. While we try to send most papers home electronically, these forms should be filled out and returned to school as soon as possible but no later than Friday, September 9.
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!
Your youngest child should have a printed copy of a family survey in their backpacks tonight. It is imperative that EVERY family complete and return to school. As a private, non-public school, we receive very little funds from the state; however, they do cover our transportation, textbooks, and services provided by the LIU#12. In order to continue receiving these services, we have to report this data every fall. All information is confidential. The only information that gets reported is street address and economic information. No names are included. We kindly ask that this survey be returned by 9/23/22.
kidZone is quickly approaching! Please sign up via the link below. If you have any specific questions please contact our HSO team leader, Melissa Krinks, at email@example.com.
Next HSO meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11th at 6:15 p.m.
kidZone Bake Sale class flyer is in the "Important Weekly Papers" folder at the top. Please help our bake sale by baking and providing yummy treats. Each class is responsible for, but not limited to, certain items. All hours spent baking count toward ATP.
NEWS FROM THE ART ROOM:
Art class can be messy! If you'd like your artist to have a smock, please send in an old shirt for them to wear. We prefer button-down shirts. Tee-shirts get messy on the front and make it difficult to pull over the artist's head. Make sure to write your child's name inside the shirt. Thanks so much!!
We have extra raffle tickets! All remaining tickets will be available for purchase at kidZone. Just a reminder, all tickets stubs and money are due to the school office THIS FRIDAY.
Our school picture day is Friday, September 30. Order forms are coming home today.
The school store is open everyday. Students in all grades may shop the school store between 8:15-8:35 a.m. with their teacher's permission. The school store includes items such as school supplies, snacks, water bottles, and spirit wear. Your child can pay with cash or complete the form below giving permission to charge the expense to your STS incidental account.
All school supply invoices have been processed through STS. If you find yourself in a financial hardship, please contact Mrs. Cartwright at firstname.lastname@example.org for confidential assistance.
All families with students in grades K-8 are eligible to apply for our bi-annual SCRIP scholarship. Our SCRIP program receives a percentage back on all cards purchased and they have a scholarship fund benefiting all of our families who apply. The application form must be completed by 9/25/22. The Finance Council meets on the 27th to approve the awards.
School Spirit Wear is now on sale! All orders must be placed online via the link below by 9/25/22. Approximate delivery date is 10/15/22.
-MARK YOUR CALENDARS-
Friday, September 23: Early Dismissal 12:30 PM (No After School Care)
Wednesday, September 28: Sept DDD
Friday, September 30: School Picture Day
Saturday, October 1: kidZone
Thursday, October 6: Progress Report
Friday, October 7: No School (Teacher In-Service)
Monday, October 10: No School (Columbus Day)
Tuesday, October 11: HSO 6:15 PM
Tuesday, October 18: G3 Field Trip All Day
Wednesday, October 19: G2 Field Trip All Day
Friday, October 21: Mass 9:30 AM/ Disciples of the Month
Friday, October 28: Early Dismissal 12:30 PM/ Parent-Teacher Conferences
Monday, October 31: Oct DDD/ G4 Field Trip