Soles for Catholic Education – I am proud to say that I will be walking as a Spartan next Saturday, November 2nd at the “Soles” for Catholic Education Walk at Mount Mary College. Thank you for your generosity! Please watch for final donation numbers in next week’s Family Newsletter. If you know of any one that would still like to donate, 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. Or, they can drop off a check (made out to St. Andrew School) at the office and I will add the donation to our total.
The focus of this fundraising event is 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. Thank you for helping us reach our goal!
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.
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 November Hot Lunch Menu is being sent home today in the Family Envelope.
Scrip News – November and December are our biggest months for Scrip sales and I wanted to remind you that there are a lot of retailers who offer extra incentives at this time of the year. Some of your favorite restaurants and stores offer extra percent back right now. This is a great time of year for you to start using Scrip and start building up your tuition credit. For a complete list of bonus percent offers, go to the website glscrip.com and shopwithscrip.com. Also just announced, Starbucks and Kohl’s have joined other retailers and offer ScripNow! as an option for us to purchase. You can set up your presto pay and print ecards right at your house for any ScripNow! retailer. You can get friends and relatives who do not live here to use ScripNow! and help you add to your tuition savings. Any questions call Monica Damrow at 262-215-0511. Happy shopping!
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! 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 21st. F.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.
Kindergarten through 4th Grade Basketball – There will be a Kindergarten through 2nd Grade and a 3rd through 4th Grade Basketball Program this year. (involving St. Andrew’s, DCS and Our Redeemer students). The program will be run very similar to past years. Stay tuned for more details in the next few weeks. Our tentative start date for the program will be in early January.
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.
Lunch Playground Supervision – The following people have Lunch Playground Supervision for the month of November:
10/28 to 11/1 – Marisa Galvan
11/4 to 11/8 – Argelia Mendez
11/11 to 11/14 – Renee Clair
11/18 to 11/26 – Jen McKean
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.
Elk’s Lodge Hoop Shoot – Walworth-Lakeland Elk’s Lodge #2201 will be holding their annual Hoop Shoot on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Our Redeemer Lutheran School at 1:00p.m.. Registration starts at 12:30p.m..
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.
We are looking for parents, students and teachers to contribute photos from all events big and small. Contact Beth Nateghi at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch with the Principal –I’d like to congratulate Joshua Freitag for being selected for Lunch with the Principal. Joshua is a kindergarten student in Ms. Pearce ’s Class. Cole Hanson(Grade 4), Madison Stone(Grade 7), Cyrus Nateghi(Kdg.) and Joshua will have lunch with me at Culver’s on Wednesday, November 6th. My thanks to all of the students that received a ticket, and keep up the good deeds!
St. Andrew “PRIDE” – As you know, the month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. According to an account by fifteenth-century Dominican, Alan de la Roch, Mary appeared to St. Dominic in 1206 after he had been praying and doing severe penances because of his lack of success in combating heretics. Mary praised him for his valiant fight against the heretics and then gave him the Rosary, explained its uses and told him to preach it to others.
The Holy Rosary was recited by St. Andrew School’s third through eighth grade students on Tuesday, Oct. 29th. (K, 1 and 2 do their own Rosary Prayer Service that is more age appropriate) I’d like to thank Father Angel for providing this wonderful experience for our students. Throughout the year we have planned a number of prayer experiences (Individual Reconciliation during Advent and Lent, Eucharistic Adoration, Stations of the Cross, etc.) for our students to be involved in. Such experiences as these bring to life for our students our wonderful Catholic traditions and affirm our Catholic identity.
We are certainly proud of the academic achievements of our students, but it’s our focus on the education of the whole child, and the instilling of Catholic values and traditions that is our greatest priority. As Scripture states; “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22: 6
Mr. John Chovanec, Principal
St. Andrew School