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

Parent Letter 10.15.13

Soles for Catholic Education  – 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.


If you haven’t signed up for the walk, you can still help by making a pledge for one of the 26 teams signed up for St. Andrew Parish School.  Donations can be made by credit card or check.  Just go to this link,  and pick a team to donate to.

If you would like to donate to the St. Andrew Parish School team that is made up of school staff and myself, please go to the link below:

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.  WE ARE ALMOST TWO-THIRDS OF THE WAY TO OUR GOAL!  Please see the St. Andrew School website for more details.

Morning Drop-off Reminder – Please be careful when dropping your children off in the morning or picking them up in the afternoon.  Supervision of our playground area before school begins at 8:00 a.m. daily.  Because there is no supervision until 8:00, students who do not ride the bus are asked to remain home until 8:00. Morning childcare is provided for a minimal fee for all students who need to be dropped off prior to 8:00 a.m.  For the safety of our students, please do not drive on to the playground while students are outside.

Athletic News – Just a friendly reminder that Basketball packets are due back in the office no later than Wednesday, October 23rd.
Basketball packets were sent home in last week’s family envelope for all 5th – 8th graders (girls and boys).  If you didn’t receive one or if you misplaced it, please call the school office to request one.

There will be an Athletic Committee meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:00p.m..  Please meet in the Gym.  New members are welcome and needed!  Please contact Mr. Tim Ruesch at with any questions.  (This is an open meeting, everyone is welcome)


Lunch Playground Supervision – The following people have Lunch Playground Supervision for the month of October:

10/15 to 10/18 – Kelly Schwigel

10/21 to 10/25 – Stephanie Freitag

10/28 to 11/1 – Marisa Galvan

Dress Code Reminder – A reminder that the Family Handbook says that shorts may be worn after April 15th and before October 15th.  Shorts may no longer be worn until April 16, 2014.  Thank you for your continued efforts to follow the St. Andrew School Dress Code.

Colder Weather Ahead – Just a reminder as the colder weather approaches, to please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately.  The students are expected to come to school with warm clothing for playing outside during the winter months.  This also means suitable clothing for playing in the snow.  Any students playing in the snow must have boots and snowpants.  The wind chill factor will always be checked before letting the children out for recess.  If it is too cold or dangerously icy, the children will have recess inside.

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 12:05.  This will be a paid position of $5.00 per day.  If interested please contact Mr. John Chovanec, Principal at 262-728-6211.

Market Day News: Plan ahead and order some time saving meals from Market Day.  Frozen vegetables, meats and desserts are all available.  There are many healthy and quick options.  Time is running out to return your order forms to school. Since the kids don’t have school Thursday or Friday, be sure to return your order forms to school tomorrow in your family envelope. You can also place orders on line at until Monday Oct. 14 until 11pm.  Pick up will be Thursday October 17 in the school cafeteria from 3:30-5:00.  Help is needed during the pick up process.  We need helpers from 2:30 to 3:30 in the cafeteria.  Any questions please call Sara Szczap at 728-1832.  Thank you for supporting our school.

Connect with St. Andrew School – Our school/parish has a website, blog, Facebook page and Twitter feed. The links are below and they provide a great way to stay up-to-date on daily events.
twitter: staschdel
We are looking for parents, students and teachers to contribute photos from all events big and small. Contact Beth Nateghi at or 608-343-0346 to pass your photos along.


St. Nick’s Breakfast We Need Your Help!

The St. Nick’s Breakfast is on Sunday, December 8, 2013, which is fast approaching!  The Committee is looking for some help going to local businesses and collecting donations for the St. Nick’s Breakfast.  Please contact Jamie Seuser for a list of businesses to visit~  262.728.1042 or  We need everyone to help to make this a successful fundraiser!!  Thank you!


St Nick’s Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser – It’s that time of the year again for the St. Nick’s Wreath and Poinsettia fundraiser.  If you need an order form, please contact the St. Andrew School Office or Stacy Hermann at Treasure Hut.  All order forms are due back by Friday, November 1st.  Good Luck everyone!

In Stock Spirit Wear still Available -The Home & School Association still has a few items of Spirit Wear and Mass Day uniforms available at clearance prices. Stop by the office to see what is available and make your payment.

Questions?  Contact Beth Muehlenkamp Nateghi at 740-0746 or


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

St. Andrew “PRIDE” – RED RIBBON WEEK is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country and it takes place next week from October 21st to 25th.  St. Andrew School will be recognizing RED RIBBON WEEK with the following special activities each day:

Monday – “Drug Free From Head to Toe” – Wear comfortable clothing (No Pajamas).  Students may wear sweats, crazy hats and crazy socks.

Tuesday – “Team Up Against Drugs” – Wear your favorite sports jersey, sweatshirt or t-shirt.

Wednesday – “Be Smart, Don’t Start” – “Nerd” Day – Dress up showing your “brainy” side.

Thursday – “Red Rally Day” – Wear Red to show your belief in being healthy!

Friday – “Spirit Day” – Wear school colors.  Show your Spartan Spirit in standing up for a drug free life and a healthy lifestyle.

Students at St. Andrew School pledge: “Together We Will Stay Drug Free and Hand in Hand We Make a Stand”.  We know that all of the students involved in this program are doing their very best to stay drug free and we are proud of their efforts to live a healthy lifestyle.  St. Andrew School encourages all of our students to always put their best effort forward.  As Scripture states: “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.”    1 Corinthians 9: 24


John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School

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