Recent News from St. Andrew's, Delavan, WI

Archive for March, 2013

3rd Annual Tour D’Tech Set for June 22

Technology is a dynamic thing. Ever-changing and always expensive when you are talking about providing for a school. But it is a necessity that will be met thanks to an annual fundraiser that goes just towards the technology fund of St. Andrew Parish School.

The third annual Tour D’Tech around Delavan Lake will take place Saturday, June 22, 11AM-5:00PM. The non-motorized bike ride is 12 miles long with the following stops along the way:

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•- North Shore Bar & Grill

•- The Waterfront

•- The Village
•- South Shore Bar & Grill
•- Scoops
Non-Motorized 2 Wheel Bikes are the preferred method of transportation, but join in the fun any way you prefer! Included are T-Shirts guaranteed for first 150 participants, prize for best POKER hand and raffles prizes.
Registration before June 7 is $25/person. On the day of the event, registration is $30/person.
To register, you can sign-up online or print out a sign-up sheet to mail in.
Join us for a fun ride around the lake while supporting a worthy cause!
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St. Andrew Students Hold Conclave

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It was an exciting week for Catholics around the world with the election of Pope Francis I. To help their students understand the process of a conclave, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade teachers Ms. Burns, Mrs. Smith, and Mr. Donagan, respectively, had their students assemble to vote for an ice cream flavor.

On the first vote Wednesday, the children got to pick any flavor they wanted. Thursday, after two votes in the morning on and two in the afternoon, just like the Cardinals in Rome, there was still black smoke (black construction paper). But the flavors were narrowed down to Superman, Cookies & Cream, Chocolate, Vanilla, and Cookie Dough.

Only after 66% of the children elected the same flavor would everyone get to have their elected ice cream. Each grade had different ways in logic of how to come to an agreement and the excitement built with each vote.

Friday morning’s first vote, there was still no winner. But on the second vote, the white smoke (construction paper) appeared! The elected ice cream was Cookie Dough!

The students will enjoy their cookie dough ice cream and may appreciate the Cardinals’ job this week a little more. Thank you St. Andrew teachers!

St. Andrew Students Celebrate Youth Art Month

March is Youth Art Month is celebration of the importance of art in education. St. Andrew students are exhibiting their art in several places during March.

St. Andrew student, Olivia Hess' winning WI State Fair poster winner 2012.

St. Andrew student, Olivia Hess’ winning WI State Fair poster winner 2012.

A special middle school show entitled “What God Looks Like” is on display in the St. Andrew cafeteria. Each piece is accompanied by the artist’s statement explaining the work. Students were allowed a choice of medium and style to explore and express their individual vision of God. These pieces are very touching.

Throughout the community, there will be several Art shows with St. Andrew students’ work:

**UPDATE** Opening rescheduled for Monday, March 18 at Aram Public Library 5:15-7:00PM Tuesday, March 5     5:15-7:00PM     Opening Reception     40 students representing St. Andrew Parish School

Grade 3     Utiger Jewelry Window

Grade 4    BMO Harris Bank

At the end of March, six works of art from Grades 6, 7, and 8 will be sent to the Wisconsin State Fair competition. Last year five awards were given to St. Andrew students. Olivia Hess’ art (right) appears on the contest poster that was distributed state wide.

“The visual arts are an important part of our lives. It is the universal language we can all understand. Colors tell as when to stop and when to go. Icons are everywhere. The visual arts influence what we buy, wear, drive and even eat. In the arts we use the understanding of science, math, communications, history, and culture. The visual arts allow us to think and dream with our minds, and to express our emotional and spiritual selves with our hearts. Enjoy Art Month. See the endless possibilities your children have created.” (Miss Nikki Marsicano, Art Teacher, St. Andrew Parish School)

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