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

Parent Letter 09.24.13

St. Andrew School

115 South 7th Street

Delavan, WI 53115

phone = 262-728-6211

fax = 262-728-3683

Parent Newsletter – 9/24/13


Mass and Picnic at St. Ben’s  – St. Andrew School’s students will be attending Mass at St. Ben’s at 10:00a.m. this Friday, September 27th.  A picnic will follow until 1:00p.m..  Please make sure that your Permission Slips and $3.00 per student for the bus are returned before Friday.  Thank you.


Option C InformationSt. Andrew Parish School is using the Option C Learning Management System for all students and parents again this year.  This state-of-the-art system provides an online homeroom for students and parents to retrieve information such as: nightly homework assignments, class schedules, attendance records, grades (Teachers are expected to update grades every two weeks), report cards, progress reports, lunch menus and school calendars.


Your Family Information Sheet (including username and password information) is included in this week’s Family Envelope.  Please protect the confidentiality of this information.  Please feel free to call me at 262-728-6211 with any questions.


Back to School Parent Information Night   – A “Back to School” Parent Information Night for ALL parents will be held this Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m..  The meeting will start with an introduction of new staff members at 6:30p.m. in the Cafeteria, and continue with meetings in the classrooms.  We will have four 15-minute classroom sessions.  All parents are asked to attend, as this is the time that teachers go over their expectations for the year.  No children please.  Thank you for your effort to attend this evening.  Communication is vital for a successful school year!


6th Grade Parents Please Note – Ms. Compall will not be able to attend tomorrow’s “Back to School Parent Night” because she will be attending the funeral of her grandmother.  Please e-mail or call her if you have any questions about her classroom policies.


Soles for Catholic Education  – Strap on your walking shoes and join me for the first ever “Soles for Catholic Education” Walk on Saturday, November 2nd. This 2 mile fun walk around Mount Mary is to promote and celebrate Catholic education in SE Wisconsin.  This year we are replacing our annual fall Walk-a-Thon with “Soles for Catholic Education“, an Archdiocese-wide walk where we will participate with other schools. All of the money raised stays at St. Andrew School!  The focus of this fundraising event will be to provide funds for technology.  With the money raised from this event, we are hoping to put a SMARTBoard, Ipad and Apple TV in every classroom.  Please help us reach our goal.

September 30th is the  Last Day to Register for the Walk! (WITHOUT having to pay $10 registration fee)


Will You Be Able to Make Mr. Chovanec BE a Spartan?


If St. Andrew School raises $6,000.00 for this event, I will walk the 2 mile course at Mount Mary University in a Spartan Costume.  Please see the St. Andrew School website for more details.

Hot Lunch – A reminder that ALL Hot Lunch fees are due by the 10th of each month.  A $5.00 late fee will be assessed for any payments coming in after the 10th.  The October Hot Lunch Menu is being sent home today in the Family Envelope.


Computer Lab Volunteer Needed – Are you someone that enjoys the challenge of working with computers and keepings networks up and running?  St. Andrew School is looking for volunteers to provide support for teachers when they bring their classes to the Computer Lab.  Please contact Mr. Chovanec at 262-728-6211 if interested.


Lunch  Supervision Monitor Needed –St. Andrew School is looking for a person or two to monitor the Lunch count and help with supervision in the Cafeteria from 11:30 to 12:30.  This will be a paid position.  If interested please contact Mr. John Chovanec, Principal at 262-728-6211.


Market Day News – Thank you to all who ordered from Market Day in September.  We had a great month with 45 orders placed which earned our school over $300 in profits, a great start!  These profits are used to fund our teachers wish lists.  In your family note is this months new Market Day order forms.  Please return the order forms to school by Thursday Oct. 10. You can also place orders online at until Monday Oct. 14 until 11pm.  Pick up will be October 17 in the school cafeteria from 3:30-5:00.  Any questions please call Sara Szczap at 728-1832.  Thank you for supporting our school.


Connect with St. Andrew School – Did you know that our school has a website and blog, Facebook page and Twitter feed that you can all use to say up-to-date with everything happening? Below are the links to get connected:

Also, an update from last week. We do still want you to share all the great happenings in the classroom, school, field trips, sports and more, but we also want to protect the privacy wishes of our families. So, if you have photos to share, please contact Beth Nateghi at or 608-343-0346 and she will get you an address to upload them to. If you need to use photos for any reason, you can also contact Beth for access to those photos and then double check with the office to make sure all the people featured are allowed.


WE NEED YOUR HELP! – The St. Nick’s Breakfast is Sunday, December 8, 2013.  This is one of the biggest fundraisers for our school!  We are looking for someone to help co-chair the table service for the breakfast along with Mary Wicyk. If you are interested, please contact St. Nick’s Breakfast co-chairs: Jen Martin 262.949.2205, or Jamie Seuser 262.728.1042,  Please watch for additional information in the coming weeks.  We will need the help of everyone to make it a success!  We’re looking forward to this exciting event!!


In Stock Spirit Wear at Clearance Prices  – The Home & School Association still has the following Spirit Wear and Mass Day Uniforms available at clearance prices. Stop by the office to get what you need. The small shirts make great baby/shower gifts.

  • green bracelets, fits all sizes, $0.50 each
  • car magnets, fits all, $4
  • mouse pad, black, $1
  • gray short sleeve t-shirt, 18 months, $6
  • (qty 2) gray long sleeve t-shirt, 18 months, $8
  • (qty 2) gray short sleeve t-shirt, size 4 (but would fit most 5-year olds), $6
  • (qty 2) light gray long sleeve t-shirt, size 5/6, $8
  • Land’s End green unisex short sleeve polo, size 10-12, $10
  • yellow long sleeve girls polo, size 14-16, $6
  • School, Church, Community forest green short sleeve t-shirt, adult L, $6


Questions?  Contact Beth Muehlenkamp Nateghi at 740-0746 or


Children’s Mass – The first Children’s Mass of the new school year will be on Sunday, September 29th at 9:30a.m..  Refreshments will be served after Mass in the school cafeteria.  There will NOT be a Fall Open House following the Mass because of the Back to School Parent Night on September 25th.


Lunch with the Principal –I’d like to congratulate Victoria Dewey for being selected for Lunch with the Principal.   Victoria is a fifth grade student in Ms. Karsten’s Class.  My thanks to all of the students that received a ticket, and keep up the good deeds!


St. Andrew Parish News

What?  You Belong Here Feast

When?  Sunday, October 13th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Where?  St. Andrew’s Cafeteria

Guest of Honor?  YOU

RSVP:  Church Office, Virginia, 728-5922


The church of St. Andrew wants to thank YOU for belonging to our faith community.  Please come to this parish pot-luck dinner for an evening of good food and good company.


The parish will provide the beverages, meat and fun.  Bring one of your favorite dishes to pass.  Last names beginning with A-K bring a dessert; last names beginning with L-Zbring a hot dish or salad.


We need to celebrate belonging to St. Andrew Parish and the celebration needs to include YOU!


St. Andrew “PRIDE”  In this week’s St. Andrew “PRIDE” section, I’d like to tell you about a very special event that occurred at St. Andrew School last Friday, September 20th.


In 1981, the United Nations established September 21st as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace among all nations and peoples.  It has been declared as a day of nonviolence and ceasefire.


Unfortunately, our society has become one in which every day we are bombarded with violence on television, in video games and in music.  Violence has become commonplace and accepted as part of our society.  For too many people, violence is a part of their every day life.


In 2005, a group of teachers in Florida started the “Pinwheels for Peace” Program to make a public statement about children’s feelings on war and to encourage peace, cooperation, harmony and unity.  Thousands of Art Teachers, including our own Ms. Marsicano at St. Andrew’s, have involved their students in this project.  The pinwheels are a visual sign that violence can be overcome, if we let God’s love for all enter into our hearts.  We pray that our pinwheels will spread our prayers for peace in our families, school, community, and all over the world.  As Scripture states: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you”. John 14: 27



Mr. John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School



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