Weekly Message From Principal Salmon

Date:  November 18, 2019

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​**ALL NEW INFORMATION WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED**

NOTE FROM NINA:

Dear School and Parish Families,

 

My heart is full and overflowing with the love each and everyone of you have given me. I cannot begin to express my sincere gratitude enough. Please accept my simple THANK YOU which I believe has a much deeper meaning than a paragraph  of words.

 

I am truly blessed.

With all of my love,

Nina

HERE COMES SANTA SATURDAY:

  • Students in grades K-5 from Saint Andrew School and Saint Andrew CCD program are invited to attend ‘Here Comes Santa Claus Saturday’ on December 7, 2019 from 8:00 am– 12:00 pm. Children will have the opportunity to take a picture with Santa, play games, make a craft, etc. Parents can use this time to do a little Christmas shopping.

  • Please RSVP to lsalmon@saintandrewschool.org by Friday, November 29. We hope you can join us!

  • Additionally we are looking for 4-5 volunteers to help with a craft, games, and snack. If you are looking for volunteer hours, please contact me.

SCRIP NEWS:

  • There is a newly revised weekly order form coming home this week. Some new options have been added so pay close attention to changes.

  • Additionally, the Christmas Order form will be in this week's Thursday folder. Last date to order for guaranteed Christmas delivery is Monday, December 9 by 10:00 AM.

  • As many have large orders this time of year, please be aware that you may request to have your scrip order held to be picked up in the office rather than have it sent home with your child. We would hate for any orders to be lost in transit.

 

REMINDERS:

  • Please submit your Race for Education labels. Although the fundraiser is in the spring, we would like to get a head start with printing. Click here for the template.

  • There is an early dismissal next Wednesday the 20th at 12:40 PM. There is no PM bus transportation for Waynesboro or aftercare.

BOX TOPS:

  • Please consider helping our school continue to earn money for Box Tops by downloading the Box Top App. Box Top labels are slowly moving out of circulation and the only way for our school to earn money will be through the App. We appreciate your continued support!

MIDDLE STATES VISIT:

  • What is it?

    • The Middle States Accreditation Association aspires to improve the quality of education in the United States and around the world by assisting schools to achieve excellence through the process of accreditation, by affirming to the public a member school’s trustworthiness and commitment to continuous improvement, by providing the network and resources for the promotion of proven practices.

    • At the end of our current 7 year accreditation term, our school was given the opportunity to complete a new self-study to analyze our past and future goals. The staff of teachers worked over the last year and a half to complete an updated self-study and create a new plan for growth and improvement.

  • What will happen during the visit?

    • During the visit, a team of three qualified principals will come to our school and will be spending three days reviewing policies, conducting observations and interviews, and evaluating our comprehensive self-study. Additionally, the team will review our plan for growth and improvement and make recommendations to our school so that we may continue to improve our academic program.​

  • How can you get involved?

    • There are many ways that parents can help. Some have been invited to conduct interviews with the team​. Others have been invited to attend a welcoming dinner. We also need help with supplying lunch and dinner to our visitors. If you are able to provide a monetary donation or provide a cooked meal, please email me at lsalmon@saintandrewschool.org. 

  • View our comprehensive plan for Growth and Improvement

  • Early Dismissal- 

    • On the last day of the Middle States visit, we will be receiving our oral results from the Middle States Accreditation Committee. The committee schedule requires that this occur during the afternoon on the last day. Due to this, we will be having an early dismissal from school on Wednesday, November 20 at 12:40 p.m. This is a change to the regular calendar and we deeply apologize for any inconvenience. There will not be bus service or after care on this day.

VOLUNTEERS:

  • It is extremely important that all school volunteers have all the required clearances. 

  • Those who are still missing portions of their clearances will receive notification of what needs to be completed and will be welcomed back for help as soon as your badge is applied for.

  • It is critical that all volunteers complete the required training/certificates as it is the law and for the protection of our students.

  • No volunteer will be permitted to attend field trips, assist at lunch, etc. until all clearances are on file.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Wednesday, November 20- Early Dismissal @ 12:40 p.m. (No Bus Transportation)

  • Thursday, November 21- Report Cards

  • Wednesday, November 27- Thanksgiving Lunch Gr. K, 3, 6 at 11:15 a.m./ District Wide Early Dismissal @ 12:40 p.m.

  • Thursday, November 28-Tuesday, December 3- No School (Thanksgiving Break)

  • Wednesday, December 4- School Penance Service (Gr.3-8) @ 10:00 a.m.

  • Monday, December 9- School Mass @ 9:30 a.m. (Feast of Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

Blessings!

Lindsay Salmon                    

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