Parent Newsletter – 12/17/13
Christmas Vacation – A reminder to our parents that St. Andrew School’s last day before Christmas Vacation is Friday, December 20, 2013. School resumes on Thursday, January 2, 2014. On behalf of the staff at St. Andrew School, I’d like to wish all of our families a very wonderful Christmas vacation and a Happy New Year!
High School Registrations – High School Registration information for our 8th grade students is included in today’s Family Folder. Please return all information to the St. Andrew School Office by Friday, December 20th.
Christmas Day Servers Needed – The church is in need of 2 volunteers to serve Mass on Christmas Day at 9:30 am. If you are able to volunteer please contact, as soon as possible, the school office 728-6211 or call Virginia at the parish office 728-5922.
Christmas Concert –This year’s St. Andrew Parish School Christmas Concert will be held at 7:00p.m. on Thursday, December 19th (in the gym). Please see the letter from Mr. Wrightson in last week’s Family Envelope. It contains important information about this year’s Christmas Concert. Also included with last week’s Family Envelope is information about the Children’s Choir from Mr. Wrightson.
Lockdown Practice – A Lockdown Practice (as suggested by local and state law enforcement agencies) will occur at St. Andrew School on Tuesday, December 17th at approximately 2:50p.m.. The safety of our students is of the outmost importance to all of us here at St. Andrew School. Please feel free to call Mr. Chovanec at 262-728-6211 if you have any questions about this activity.
Kindergarten through 4th Grades Indoor Recess Cart – The elementary grades need your help. We are putting together a cart for students to use during indoor recess. We need donations of new or gently used games that are easy to set up and take about 15 min. to play (no Monopoly, Life, etc.). Some examples are: Ants in the Pants, Topple, Connect Four, Hungry Hippo, Trouble, and Hi-Ho Cherry-O. We also need 100 and 200 piece puzzles. Please send the donations to the Office. Thank you very much for your help!
Mid-term Progress Reports – Just a reminder that parents should be checking their Option C accounts for their child(ren)’s progress. There will be no Mid-term Progress reports because the grades are available throughout the school year on Option C. If you are having difficulty getting on your Option C account, please call the office with any questions. Communication between teachers and home is so important for a successful year. Second quarter report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.
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 December Hot Lunch Menu was included with last week’s Family Envelope.
Child Supervision – A reminder to parents that children should never be left unattended during before or after school activities. Teacher duties after school prevent them from supervising children that are waiting for athletic practices or other activities to begin. K-Club is available to families that need supervision of their children before or after school. The safety of our students is of the utmost importance to all of us here at St. Andrew School.
Office Check-in –Please remember to stop in the office for your visitor identification sticker and to sign-in if you are visiting the school. If children are leaving early from school they must be signed out and signed back in when they return. Thank you.
Scrip News – Schedule: We will place a normal order next week Monday 12/16 for pick up or delivery on Friday 12/20. Our Christmas breaks starts Monday 12/23. If there are orders to Dean Foods by noon on the 23rd we can place an order but Scrip Center is closed 12/24 , 12/25 and 12/26 so we can not guarantee delivery of cards until 12/30. You can pick your cards up at Dean foods on 12/30. We will not place an order on 12/30. We will back to regular schedule on 1/6.
We have had great sales the past few weeks. Happy Shopping and Happy Giving.
Any questions, call Monica Damrow. 215-0511
Treat Day – Attention Parents: Treat Day is back! If you wish to pay in advance, the total cost for the year is $4.00. 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.
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. 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 December:
12/16 to 12/20 – Kyle Baar
1/2/14 to 1/3/14 – Still need someone for 1/2/14!
1/6 to 1/10 – Anay Luna
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: I am proud to announce our school along with the parish has sold over 135 boxes of cookie dough this year. The winning class of the cookie competition is 3rd Grade. Congratulations! Thank you to families and teachers who bought cookies and all who have placed market day orders. You have all made a difference. If you have any questions please contact Sara Szczap at 728-1832.
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 email@example.com or 608-343-0346 to pass your photos along.
St. Nick’s Breakfast: We would like to thank each and every one of you who participated in making the St. Nick’s Breakfast the wonderful event that it is- sub committee chairs, donors, workers and breakfast attendees! The breakfast was a huge success! We served 675 people and raised $13,000!!! We could not have done it without all of your help! Thank you!! Jen Martin & Jamie Seuser 🙂
We will be looking for a chair person or co-chairs for the Children’s Gift Shop next year. Please consider helping with this exciting part of the breakfast! The children love doing their Christmas shopping there!! Please contact Jen Martin: 262.949.2205 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Lunch with the Principal –I’d like to congratulate Fletcher Struck for being selected for Lunch with the Principal. Fletcher 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 “PRIDE” – In this week’s St. Andrew “PRIDE” section, I’d like to share with you a wonderful poem that has special significance during this very busy holiday season:
WHAT SHALL WE GIVE THE CHILDREN?
What shall we give the children? Christmas is almost here. Toys, and games, and playthings, As we do every year?
Yes, for the magic of toyland Is part of the Yuletide lore. To gladden the heart of childhood. But I shall give something more.
I shall give them more patience, A more sympathetic ear, A little more time for laughter, or tenderly dry a tear.
I shall take time to teach them The joy of doing some task. I’ll try to find time to answer More of the questions they ask;
Time to read books together, And take long walks in the sun, Time for a bedtime story After the day is done. I shall give these to my children, Weaving a closer tie. Knitting our lives together With the gifts that money can’t buy.
– Author Unknown
On behalf of St. Andrew School, I would like to wish all of our families a blessed Christmas and a peace-filled New Year. Remember, school starts up again on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
“To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.”
– Luke 2:11
Mr. John Chovanec, Principal
St. Andrew School