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

Parent Letter 2.4.14

Registration Begins for the 2014 -15 School Year The Family Intent/Registration Form is being sent home in the Family Envelope today.  This Form is due back by Wednesday, February 12th.  Thank you for your prompt response, as it helps us to do a better job of planning for the 2014-15 School Budget.

Second Quarter Conferences Optional Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences are held in February.  Conference Request Forms are included in today’s Family Envelope.  Each conference is scheduled for 15 minutes with the teacher.  If you desire a conference, please indicate so on the Conference Request Form and return the form to school by Friday, February 14th.   The teacher will then contact you to arrange a time.  If your child’s teacher is requesting a conference, the Request Form will be in your Family Envelope today.

“Soup”er Bowl/ Tree House Collections ContinueDue to the short week last week, please note that the collection for “The Tree House” and the “Soup”er Bowl collection will continue through the end of this weekStudents should bring in socks, new books, and notebooks for children affected by abuse and cans of soup for our Food Pantry.  Thank you for your help with this very important service project.

Second Quarter Music Grades – Second Quarter Music Grades have been added to the Report Card and are now available to check on Option C.  Please remember to choose “2nd Quarter” in the pull-down menu.

Children’s Offertory Envelopes – Child offertory envelopes will be available to the students to reflect and offer something back to God.  When children learn the value of being good and faithful stewards of God’s gifts, they carry those values through to their daily living and make generous gifts of their time, talent and treasure.  Maybe your child wants to say thank you for something special that has gone on in their life.  It could be a simple note saying “I was kind to my little brother or sister”, “I played a game with my family” or even “I helped mom with the dishes”.  If your child would like to offer money, that is great too.  This is just an opportunity for them to give back in whatever way they are comfortable with.  The envelopes will be available at the back of the church.


Attention Parents of Eighth GradersTo help our parents and students be more prepared for Registration Night on February 18th, DDHS would like to host a Registration Informational Session for our 8th grade students and parents at St. Andrew School. This presentation is for students and for any parent that wishes to attend.  This presentation will be Wednesday, on February 12th at 8:30 AM in Mrs. Amici’s Room.  Please mark your calendars for this very important event.

 Dishing with the Disciples presents The Gospel Unplugged – Dishing with the Disciples will happen on Thursday, February 20th. We meet in St. Andrew’s, Delavan cafeteria from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  This month we will be watching a presentation given by Chris Stefanick titled The Gospel Unplugged:  Uncovering the Heart of Christianity.  Chris is a well known youth minister and speaker.  His talk is directed to teens AND the young at heart.   Grandparents, parents, high school students, and young at heart searchers will find this evening an opportunity to give your faith a boost, and re-charge your sense of wonder and awe of our Lord.  This evening is for YOU!

This is an opportunity for Adult Christian Formation AND an avenue to take advantage of being together as a FUN faith community.  Please consider joining us and bring a friend (evangelization).  We ask that if you feel in the mood to bring a snack to feed 4 people, but it is not a requirement.  Take the plunge and experience “Dishing with the Disciples” this month.

Book Fair – The “Nacho Showdown” between Mr. Donagan and Mr. Fritz will be tomorrow morning (2/5/14) at 11:00a.m. in the Gym.  Grades K through 4th should wear green to show your support for Mr. Donagan and Grades 5 through 8 should wear yellow to show your support for Mr. Fritz.  Thank you to everyone that helped with the Book Fair, your time was truly appreciated.

I would also like to thank everyone that came and bought books, and for your generosity to “The Tree House”.  The Book Fair raised over $4,300.00 because of you.  This means that we are able to put over $2,300.00 worth of books in our classrooms and the school’s Library.  Thank you! – Mrs. Gamble

Ski Club – Ski Club is underway for this season.  If you have not signed-up yet but are still interested in joining, please call Mr. Pat Fleming at 262-749-4775.

Market Day News – Thank you to all who placed orders last month. We are about halfway through our market day year and have earned over $1700 in profits. We are halfway to our goal. In this week’s Family Envelope you will find Market Day order forms.   Please take the time to fill one out and return it to school by Thursday, Feb 13th, or you can place an order online at until Feb 17.  Pick up will be Thursday, Feb 20th, from 3:30-5:00p.m..

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.

2014 Spartan Spectacular – Thank you to Tim and Kathy Ruesch (and their many helpers) for another successful Spartan Spectacular.  It was an exciting two weeks.  Thank you to all our helpers for all you do for St. Andrew School!

Lunch Playground Supervision – The following people have Lunch Playground Supervision for the months of January and February: We have no one signed up for February 3rd, 5th and 6th and the last week of February.

Feb. 10th to 14th – Christee Maass

Feb. 17 to 20th – Shari Loback

Feb. 24th to 28thSupervision Needed

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 are looking for a chairperson 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 if you are interested.

Lunch with the Principal –I’d like to congratulate Ethan Esch for being selected for Lunch with the Principal.  Ethan is a third grade student in Mrs. Raykovich’s Class.  Mackenzie Struck(Kdg.), Quinn O’Grady(Grade 3), Ross Gengler(Grade 6) and Ethan will have lunch with me at Culver’s on Wednesday, February 12th.  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 congratulate those St. Andrew School students (and their families), that were named to the Honor Roll for the Second Quarter at St. Andrew Parish School (to be on the Honor Roll, students must earn a 3.00 GPA or better).



St. Andrew School’s Graduating Class of 2014

Matthew Fahey, Madeleine Freitag, Cate Gamble, Olivia Hess, MaryClaire O’Keefe, Evelyn Rodriguez, Hana Romero, Andy Ruesch, Alexia Salinas, Madelyn Seuser, Dominic Thone and Carter Torkelson

St. Andrew School’s Graduating Class of 2015

Caroline Flesch, Brittany Flores, Sophia Foster, Eric Gonzalez, Trent Hernandez, Zach Mortlock, Olivia Patterson, Vianney Perez, Aidan Showalter, Madison Stone, Benny Thone and Jack Wright


St. Andrew School’s Graduating Class of 2016

Taylor Barkes, Alex Flesch, Ross Gengler, Liana Gonzalez, Jay Greenwald, Braeden Hembrook, Cole Hess, Danny Martinez, Hailey Murphy, AJ Sanchez, Claire Schilz,

Isaiah Swanson, Kailea Timmerman and Maura Vaughn

St. Andrew School’s Graduating Class of 2017

Emiliano Aranda, Victoria Dewey, Moira Fahey, Luke Freitag, Kyle Janssen, Ashley Lefel, Luke Loback, Payton McCann, Ashlyn McKean, John Moses, Cameron Patterson, Camryn Rendon, Jennifer Ruesch, Jessie Seuser, Fletcher Struck, Ben Venteicher and Kyle Wright

I’d also like to give special recognition to eleven students that had a perfect 4.0 GPA for the Second Quarter!  They are: Fifth Graders Luke Freitag, Kyle Janssen, Cameron Patterson and Ben Venteicher, Sixth Grader Hailey Murphy, Seventh Graders, Caroline Flesch, Sophia Foster, Trent Hernandez, Olivia Patterson and Aidan Showalter and Eighth Grader, Madeleine Freitag.

St. Andrew Parish School is proud of the academic achievement of our students.  It is this dedication to hard work and achievement that will prepare them for future success as adults.  As Scripture states: “He who sows sparingly will reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will reap bountifully.” 

2 Corinthians 9: 6


John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School


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