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

Parent Letter 10.22.13

Soles for Catholic Education  – Time is running out to help.  Please consider 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,   http://catholicschoolswalk.org/site/TR?company_id=1068&fr_id=1040&pg=company  and pick a team to donate to.  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 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:

http://catholicschoolswalk.org/site/TR/Events/General?team_id=1062&pg=team&fr_id=1040

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.

Christmas Concert Date Change – The Christmas Concert was tentatively listed on the 2013-14 School Calendar on Wednesday, December 18th.  That date is incorrect.  This year’s Christmas Concert will be held at 7:00p.m. on Thursday, December 19th (in the gym).  Please mark your calendars with this new date.

Picture Retakes – A reminder that Picture Retakes and Volleyball Pictures will be done in the morning on Thursday, October 24th.  Volleyball players should remember to bring their uniforms to school for their pictures on that day.

Safe Environment News – St. Andrew Parish will be hosting a “Safeguarding All God’s Children” training session in the Cafeteria on Saturday, November 9th at 10:00a.m..  The Milwaukee Archdiocese requires all volunteers working with children on a regular (more than once annually) basis to complete “Safeguarding God’s Children” training (formerly known as “VIRTUS”) and to submit to a federal and state background check.   “Safeguarding” Training must be completed before volunteering for any activity, including Lunch Supervision and chaperoning for any field trips.

To register for a session through the Milwaukee Archdiocese, please visit http://www.archmil.org/offices/safeguarding.htm, click on the date you would like to attend, and follow the registration instructions.

 

If you have any additional questions about “Safe Environment” training, please contact Mr. Al Seemann at 262-728-8968.  Thank you for doing your part to help St. Andrew School provide a safe and caring environment for all of our students.  If you have any questions about any of these policies, please feel free to call me at 262-728-6211

Treat Day – Attention Parents:  Treat Day is back!  The first one will be this Wednesday, October 23rd.  If you wish to pay in advance, the total cost for the year is $4.00.  A date for November has not been determined yet.  The rest of the days this year are: December 18th, January 15th, February 12th, March 19th, April 16th and May 21stF.Y.I. – the treats do not contain nuts or nut products.  The cost is .50 cents a day.  Volunteers are needed to help distribute the treats during the Lunch Period.  If you are interested in helping out, please call Christine Maass at 262-374-0323.

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 ruesch@charter.net 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:

10/21 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: Thank you to all the families who ordered market day this month.  Thank you also to all the volunteers who helped during the pick up last week.  November is all about PIES!  If you order a pie St. Andrew School receives double profits this month only.  Order a pie or three for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners.  Please return your order forms to school by Thursday November 7.  You can also place orders on line at www.marketday.com until Monday November 11 until 11pm.  Pick up will be Thursday November 14 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 – 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.
website: standrews-delavan.org
blog: standrewdelavan.wordpress.com
facebook: facebook.com/standrewschool
twitter: staschdel
We are looking for parents, students and teachers to contribute photos from all events big and small. Contact Beth Nateghi at loveybam@hotmail.com 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 jseuser@hotmail.com.  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 loveybam@hotmail.com.

 

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

St. Andrew “PRIDE” In this weeks “St. Andrew PRIDE” section, I’d like to tell you about a very special service event that the children at our school are participating in.  Service is an integral part of the mission of a Catholic school.  Here at St. Andrew School all grades are actively involved in a number of service projects.

This year, all grades will be collecting grocery bags for the St. Andrew Parish Food Pantry.  Each grade will take a month to collect food items.  So far, our Kindergarten class collected food for the food pantry in September, and our sixth grade is collecting for October.  The rest of the food collection schedule for this year is: Fifth Grade – December, Second Grade – January, Seventh Grade – February, Third Grade – March, Eighth Grade – April, Fourth Grade – May and First Grade – June.  In November we will do our annual all-school food collection for Thanksgiving.

We at St. Andrew School feel that these service opportunities are an important part of our children’s education.  As Scripture states: “Children, let us love in deed and in truth and not merely talk about it.”     1 John 3:18

Sincerely,

John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School

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