RE-DISCOVERING CATHOLICISM- BOOK DISCUSSION – Have you ever thought of taking a crash course on the basics of your Catholic faith? Have your children asked you questions about our faith and you have felt unable to answer them? Here is an opportunity to clear up those doubts and concerns about you faith. Come and join Fr. Angel, Judie and Wayne Rolfs on an exciting journey through our Catholic faith. Starting Wednesday January 15th at 6:30 in the rectory’s basement.
Geography Bee – Parents are invited to attend the St. Andrew School Geography Bee on Friday, January 10th at 10:15a.m. in the gym. The participants will be: Cole Hansen and Alan Mendez (Grade 4), Kyle Wright and Freddy Zomer (Grade 5), Cole Hess and Maura Vaughn (Grade 6), Trent Hernandez and Jack Wright (Grade 7) and Lucas Hines and Andy Ruesch (Grade 8). Good luck to all of the participants!
Scholastic Book Fair – Information about the Scholastic Book Fair is being sent home with today’s Family Envelope. The Book Fair will be held during Catholic Schools’ Week, which is from Sunday, January 26th through Friday, January 31st.
St. Andrew Parish School Open House – Please see today’s “St. Andrew Pride” for information about this year’s Open House on Sunday, January 26th.
High School Registrations – Please return all High School Registration information to the St. Andrew School Office by Friday, January 10th.
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 January Hot Lunch Menu is included with this 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 – Happy New Year! It’s not a new scrip year though. Our scrip year ends May 31st. All orders placed until May 31, 2014 will count for tuition credit for 2014/15 school year. If you have not taken advantage of this win/win program, you need to try it.
We did place an order this week so expect cards to be available by Friday if you ordered. Our next order will be Monday 1/13. Thank you. Any questions, please call Monica Damrow at 215-0511.
2014 Spartan Spectacular – ATHLETIC NEWS
It’s that time a year again for our annual Spartan Spectacular! We are looking forward to another exciting year! This two-week tournament requires parent volunteers from all grade levels. Enclosed in today’s family envelope is the volunteer sheet. Please write your name in the time slots that you are available to help and return it via family envelope ASAP. The tournament is only a few weeks away and we don’t have much time to fill all the spots. We understand that by volunteering does not mean you have the time, but you have the heart. Every year we donate $1,000 to the school annual fund. In the past, funds have also been donated to other areas of the school. We hope that you can find time to be apart of this exciting event.
Don’t forget to stop by our concessions area and purchase Spartan Bucks. We have $5 or $10 Spartan Bucks available to purchase. Parents have found this method handy, as so they don’t have to carry cash to the games. Your bucks will be stored in Concessions with your family name written on the back. This way you don’t have to worry about it being lost or forgotten at home. Every time you or your children order something from concessions, just mention that you have Spartan Bucks and our volunteers will pull your bucks and mark off your purchase. It’s that easy!
We also have some adult long sleeve Spartan Shirts for purchase. Just stop by concessions to purchase yours. They are only $12.
Lastly, you have the option to pre-order your Spartan Passes. The passes gives you unlimited access to any and all games. You can also purchase your Spartan Passes at the start of the tournament through Admissions. Adult passes are $7.50 and Children passes are $4. Without a pass, daily admission is $3 for adults and a $1.50 for children. K thru 8 are considered children (under 4 yrs old are Free). High school age and up are considered adults.
Also, we need someone to help chair the admissions area for the Spartan Spectacular. You need to be able to have the area set up by about 4:00p.m. and you do not need to stay the entire night. Please call Monica Damrow if you can help, at 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: 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:
1/6 to 1/10 – Anay Luna
1/13 to 1/17 – Patterson Family
1/20 to 1/23 – Susan O’Grady
We have no one signed up for 1/27 to 1/31 and 2/3 to 2/7!
Market Day News: Included in today’s family envelope you will find the January order forms for Market day. In it you will find many healthy options to start you year off right. Quick options for busy families all while supporting your school. Please return your order forms to school by Thursday January 16. You can place orders online at marketday.com until Monday January 20th at 11 p.m..
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 are 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 Logan Mortlock for being selected for Lunch with the Principal. Logan is a fourth grade student in Ms. Tracey’s Class. Ben Venteicher(Grade 5), Brooke O’Grady(Grade 2), Fletcher Struck(Grade 5) and Logan will have lunch with me at Culver’s on Tuesday, January 14th. 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 remind you to mark your calendars for Sunday, January 26, 2014(from 10:30a.m. to 1:30p.m.) That is the date for our St. Andrew Parish School Open House. We invite our school parents of third and fourth grade students to come and talk with our fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade teachers to see all of the great things in store for their future at St. Andrew School. Please bring or encourage your friends and neighbors to come and visit our school and meet with our teachers. We invite them to meet our excellent teachers and to visit the many presentations and classroom displays. Come and see our new SMARTBoards (in every classroom) and watch our new I-Pads in action! Please come and enjoy the refreshments and the hospitality of the St. Andrew Home and School Association. We must continue to work to share our “treasure” with the greater community. We welcome the chance to bring more into our St. Andrew School Family. 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