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Parent Newsletter 3/4/14

March 14th Make-up Day – Due to school being closed for five days because of bad weather so far this year, we are required by state law to make-up one day to meet the minimum hour requirements set-up by the state of Wisconsin.  March 14th  (previously scheduled as an in-service day) will be a student contact day.  Feel free to call me at 262-728-6211 if you have any questions.  Thank you for your understanding.

Hot Lunch on that day will be Potato Bar or Peanut Butter Sandwich, Broccoli, Mandarin Oranges, Cookie and Milk.  Please mark your calendars with this information.

Town Hall Meeting – Our Annual Parent Town Hall Meeting will be held in the Cafeteria on Wednesday, March 19th at 6:30p.m..  In addition to very important school information being shared at this meeting, you will also have the chance to hear from Eric Szatkowski, Special Agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) about the dangers our children face on the internet.  He is a nationally known speaker on this topic.

It is very important that at least one parent from each family attend the meeting on March 19th.  Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to find ways to keep you informed about the school.

Washington, D.C. Trip Money Due – A reminder to the parents of 8th graders that the Washington, D.C. Trip money is due by the end of this week on Friday, March 7th.

A Thank you from Mrs. Raykovich

Parents and Students of St. Andrew Parish School,

My family and I want to give all of you a HUGE “Shout-out- of THANKS for your prayers, thoughts, and support while we’ve been dealing with my reoccurrence of breast cancer. Your prayers, thoughts, and support lifted me up so high that I have had my surgery and arrived back home. I am well on the road-to-a-complete-recovery!! I have been very touched by your love and prayers and one thing I know for sure, is that you have all been angels guiding me through these last several weeks. I am so fortunate to be a member of this very loving and Christian community.

Thank you,

Michele Raykovich & Family

Paper Bags with Handles Needed – We are in need of paper bags with handles for our Food Pantry monthly collections.  If you have any extra bags, please send them to the school office.  Thank you.

Volleyball for Adults – We had fun playing a few games of recreational volleyball last Wednesday and just want to extend the invitation to all parents/teachers/parish members. Cost is just a one time fee of $5 and come as often as you like. We will not be playing this Wednesday (Ash Wednesday), but will be in the gym again on March 12th and 26th at 7:30 p.m. Enter through the gym doors near the playground.

Children’s Clothing Sale – In this week’s family note there is a sign up sheet to volunteer for the upcoming Clothing Sale. Please send it back by Thursday or sign up on line at volunteersignup.org/MPMWL.Help is needed Wednesday night through Sunday afternoon (March 19-23). We will be making follow up calls to families as necessary to fill our open spots. The event is a lot of fun, is a chance to get to know other parents, supports the school financially and provides a service to the greater community. We appreciate you!

 Dishing with the Disciples presents opportunities for Lent  – St. Andrew’s in Delavan will be offering weekly adult faith formation during Lent through Dishing with the Disciples.  Let us journey together towards Holy Week and the Easter Season.  All the sessions are from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the school cafeteria.

March 13th The Gospel Unplugged:  Uncovering the Heart of Christianity We will view the Chris Stefanick DVD that was postponed last month due to weather.  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 wonder and awe of our Lord.   

March 20th, Father Barron’s series The New Evangelization

March 27th, Father Barron’s series The New Evangelization

April 3rd, Father Barron’s series The New Evangelization

April 10th, Father Barron’s series The New Evangelization

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 Lent.

Save the date for the Big Ticket Raffle! – The Big Ticket Raffle Committee is starting to prepare for the 17th Annual Big Ticket Raffle.  The drawing will be held at the Delavan Legion Hall on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  The Grand Prize for the raffle is $10,000.  We will also offer many other prizes for the raffle which last year included televisions, the latest electronics, outdoor living accessories, and much more.  Tickets will be sold at $100 each and only 300 tickets will be sold.  Details for purchasing tickets will follow soon.  In the meantime, if you would like to join the committee, please contact Ed & Renee Clair at 262-245-0210.

CCHS Open House – Catholic Central High School in Burlington will be having their Spring Open House on Tuesday, March 18th at 6:00p.m..  Please go to the CCHS website for more information about this event.

 

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 www.marketday.com 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.

Lunch Playground Supervision – The following people have Lunch Playground Supervision for the month of March:

March 3 to 7 – Joey Torkelson

March 10 to 13 – Mary Wicyk

March 17 to 21 – Beth Struck

March 24 to 28 – Tresa Tuttle

Aram Public Library Programs for MarchTail Waggin’ Tutors with Divot – Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m.(Registration Required) – Yes, dog lovers…Divot is coming back to hear more stories!  Make an appointment to spend time reading with him the first Saturday of each month.  Stop by the Children’s Desk or call (262) 728-3111, ext. 117 to reserve your time slot!

Train Show – Saturday, March 8 from 9-4 and Sunday, March 9 from 9-2

Garden Crafts for All Ages  – Sunday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m. – Whether you’re a gardener, a crafter, or just like to putter in the dirt, these crafts are fun and easy for people of all ages.  Recycle your old newspapers by folding them into seed-starting pots.  Create colorful garden markers to keep track of what you’ve planted.  Interested in more outdoorsy decorations?  Check out our Crafty Lil’ Buggies program for kids and our Wire and Bead Bugs program in April.

Create Your Own Comics (Tweens/Teens) – Thursday, March 27 at 6 p.m.  (Registration required) – Comics are pretty cool.  Even cooler?  Making your own.

Pizza and a Movie:  Planes (G) – Monday, March 31 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Dusty is a crop dusting plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing, and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator, who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test.   Sign up in person or call the library to reserve your spot beginning Wednesday, February 26.

 

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 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 bsn_jen@yahoo.com if you are interested.

Lunch with the Principal –I’d like to congratulate Will Martin for being selected for Lunch with the Principal. Will is a Kindergarten student in Ms. Pearce’s Class.  Will, Logan Hermann(Grade 4), Ella Duckworth(Grade 3) and Camryn Rendon(Grade 5) will have lunch with me at Culver’s on Wednesday, March 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”, I’d like to share with you the current totals of the “Pennies for Patients” Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser that is underway.  The classes are competing by grade level to earn a pizza party.  So far, $1,520.79 has been collected from all the grades.  Currently, Eighth grade is the leading grade with a total of $377.84.  The collection will continue through March 28th.

The current tally by grade level is:

1st place                Grade 8                        $377.84

2nd place                Grade 3                        $214.34

3rd place                Kdg.                    $195.12

4th place                Grade 5                    $159.14

5th place                Grade 6             $147.93

6th place                Grade 1                        $124.80

7th place                Grade 7                        $114.42

8th place                Grade 2                        $101.69

9th place                Grade 4                        $  85.51

$1,520.79 = Current Total (Goal of $1,800.00)

 

My thanks to everyone that is taking part in this activity and to the Student Council for organizing this very worthwhile collection.  Such collections as this (and service to others) is what Catholic education is all about.  As Scripture states: “But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”  Hebrews 13:16

Sincerely,

John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School

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Parent Letter 2.11.14

Registration Begins for the 2014 -15 School Year The Family Intent/Registration Form was sent home in the Family Envelope last week.  This Form is due back tomorrow, 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.  Each conference is scheduled for 15 minutes with the teacher.  If you desire a conference, please indicate so on the Conference Request Form.  Please return the form to school by Friday, February 14th.   The teacher will then contact you to arrange a time.

 

Good News-Tax Deduction for Private School Tuition  – Recent Wisconsin tax law allows for a tax deduction for private school tuition beginning in the 2014 tax year. Taxpayers can deduct up to $4,000 for tuition paid for each dependent child in grades kindergarten through eighth and up to $10,000 for each high school student. Since the tax break is set up as a deduction, the average Wisconsin family would get a $240 tax cut per grade school child and a $600 tax cut for each high school student.

 

Sell Your Stuff and Earn Money – Did you know that the upcoming fundraiser for our school is also an opportunity for you to raise some funds for yourself? The St. Andrew School’s Annual Children’s Clothing Sale is a fundraiser in which all of you are invited to sell your quality children’s clothing (size infant to 16), maternity clothes, baby equipment, toys, books, games, movies and sporting equipment. Think of it as having your own resale, but without all the work. We provide the indoor location, set up, advertising and lots of buyers. You just need to register, price your items and drop them off (there will be a volunteer opportunity as well). Plus you will receive 60% of the profits while the school keeps 40%. It is a win, win for everyone!

The first step is to register at Seller Sign-up, which is Friday, February 14 from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday, February 15 from 10 am – 1 p.m. All details will be provided at seller sign-up and we will be happy to answer any of your questions. Spread the word– anyone is welcome to sell. Enter through the school auditorium doors on 7th St.

 

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.

 

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.

 

SPARTAN NEWS:  Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who help make our 2014 Spartan Spectacular Tournament a success.  It is a long two week tournament that has many shifts and area’s that needed coverage.  We couldn’t pull it off without you.  From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!  – The Spartan Committee.

A big “Shout Out” to our Spartan Spectacular Chairs, who worked tirelessly in planning and seeing everything through.  Thank you to Bob Quartucci for handling the Sponsorship/Advertising and designing the program booklets and getting them ready for print.  Monica Damrow and Anne Foster for running Admissions and printing the Tourney Passes.  Stephanie Frietag, Terri Timmerman, and Sandra Gonzalez for running Concessions and making sure we had plenty of food and beverages and setting up and breaking down for every day of the tournament.  Ruben Rendon for co-chairing the tournament.  Ruben worked every area of the tournament to get an idea of how things run.  A lot to process, but did an awesome job! – Tim and Kathy Ruesch

We would like to also “Thank” all our sponsors and to Swift print (Tom & Kelly Schwigel) for printing and donating our programs.  They looked awesome!
Also, we were honored to have Deacon Kilkenny come and bless our Championship games and Josie Picard from 1st grade sang the National Anthem beautifully.

Next year most of our Chair members will have a child or two in high school.  Their time will be divided between St. Andrew and DDHS.  So, we are looking for family members to come and join the Spartan Spectacular Committee. You don’t need to have a child in the program to join.   This is a wonderful and important fundraiser for the Athletic Department and for the school.  It keeps the Volleyball and Basketball registration fee’s down; covers the costs of referee’s;  and provides free use of uniforms.  Plus contributes $1,000 to the school annual fund drive.  It also covers the costs for Buildings and Grounds of  having the bleachers inspected/repaired and the floor polished.  After these expenses are covered, we usually have some money left to help out in other area’s of the school.  If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Tim or Kathy Ruesch.  Without additional members, we are afraid that there may not be a 17th Annual Spartan Spectacular.

Also, we are looking for someone to run Concessions during our Volleyball and Basketball 2014/2015 season.  This volunteer position will round up volunteers to work shifts during home games.  Stock concessions with food and beverages.  Set up before every game and breakdown after the games.  For more information, please contact Kathy Ruesch.

ATHLETIC NEWS:  PICTURES – We are currently working on setting up a date/time for Basketball pictures.  Parents, please make sure your child uniform is cleaned and hang them up until we have word on when pictures will be.  Also, make sure they have ALL 4 pieces (except 7th and 8th graders – 3 pieces).  On picture day, the players will be turning their uniforms in.  Thank you in advance for your patience.

Congratulations to our 6th grade boys for placing 3rd at the annual Our Redeemer Tournament.
Congratulations to our 5th/6th grade girls for placing 1st at the annual DCS Tournament.

 

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 www.marketday.com 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.
Lunch Playground Supervision – The following people have Lunch Playground Supervision for the month of February: We have no one signed up for 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.
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 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 bsn_jen@yahoo.com if you are interested.

 

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

 

St. Andrew “PRIDE” – During Catholic Schools’ Week, our students wrote essays about what they like about St. Andrew School.  Over the next three weeks, I’d like to share three of these excellent essays with you.  The first of these essays is from Hailey Murphy in Grade 6:

 

“Why I Like to go to St. Andrew’s” By Hailey Murphy

I like going to St. Andrew’s because the teachers and faculty are so nice.  They all care so much and want their students to succeed.  The teachers give lots of attention and extra help that you wouldn’t get at other Catholic Schools.  This extra work really benefits the students.  The teachers aren’t there to be our best friends though.  They crack down and take care of situations when needed.  Yes, the teachers like to have fun, but they TEACH too, in fact, that’s what makes learning at St. Andrew’s so fun.  I really love seeing all the smiling faces of the teachers at St. Andrew’s.

 

Another reason why I love St. A’s is all the service projects we do together as a school.  These projects not only help us learn to give back to the community, they help others in need.  These service projects help us to remember that we ARE a Catholic School, and to keep the Faith.  I love all the Religion classes here at St. A’s.  I love learning about God, Our Father.  Going to St. Andrew’s has totally opened my mind to being accepting of others, to love, to practice God’s Word, and to be everything that I am today.

 

This essay by is a wonderful example of how our students feel about their school.  Thank you for providing the opportunity for your children to attend St. Andrew School.  It is the most important investment that you can make for your child.  As Scripture states: “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.”   Proverbs 22:6

Thank you for your continued support of St. Andrew School.

 

Sincerely,

 

John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School

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 www.marketday.com 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.
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 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 bsn_jen@yahoo.com 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

Sincerely,

John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School

Parent Letter 1.14.14

Copier Problems – The copier was down for repair yesterday.  That is why the Parent Newsletter is a day late.  Thank you for your patience.

 

REDISCOVERING 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.

 

St. Andrew School Open House – Please 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.

Home and School News – The School Open House is coming up on January 26th.  We need every class member to please bring one dozen of some yummy treats for after the masses.  This is the kick-off for Catholic Schools’ Week and we get lots of visitors.  Please drop your treats off in the school cafeteria before church on that Sunday.  Thank you for helping out and we look forward to seeing you at the Open House.

 

Scholastic Book Fair –The schedule for helpers for 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.

 

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.

 

High School Registrations – Please return all High School Registration information to the St. Andrew School Office.  They were due by Friday, January 10th.

 

Kindergarten through 4th Grades Indoor Recess Cart  – We now have plenty of games for our Indoor Recess Carts.  Thank you very much for your help!

 

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. Thank you.  Any questions, please call Monica Damrow at 215-0511.


2014 Spartan Spectacular – ATHLETIC NEWS
The Spartan Spectacular needs you!  Please send those volunteer sheets back via family envelope today.  Please don’t put it off.  If you have misplaced your copy, please email me at kathyruesch@charter.net and I will email you a copy.  The tournament is just a week away.  We really need to hear from ALL SCHOOL FAMILIES in grades k-8.  We understand that by volunteering doesn’t mean you have the time, it means you have a heart.  So, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your time and commitment.

Tournament passes are available to pre-purchase.  Just fill out the form that went out in last week’s Family Envelope.  You can also purchase them from admissions during the tournament.

Long sleeve Spartan shirts are available to purchase through concessions for only $12.  Just stop by concessions during any of our home basketball games.

Spartan Bucks are back!!!!  They are available to purchase through concessions.  We offer $5 and $10 Spartan Bucks to be used at our concessions.

 

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.

 

Lunch Playground Supervision – The following people have Lunch Playground Supervision for the month of January:

1/13 to 1/17 – Susan O’Grady

1/20 to 1/23 – Patterson Family

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.
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 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 bsn_jen@yahoo.com if you are interested.

 

Lunch with the Principal –I’d like to congratulate Mackenzie Struck for being selected for Lunch with the Principal.  Mackenzie 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 week’s St. Andrew “PRIDE” section, I’d like to congratulate Maura Vaughn (Grade 6) for winning the St. Andrew School Geography Bee on Friday, January 10th.  Andy Ruesch was the second place finisher.  The participants for this year’s Bee were Cole Hansen (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).

 

As the school champion, Maura will now compete at the state level by completing a written test to be completed by the end of January.  For her victory, Maura was awarded a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Scholastic Book Fair (coming up this month) and also received a National Geography Bee Champion’s Medal.  As second place finisher, Andy Ruesch received a $10.00 Book Fair Gift Certificate.  All participants received a National Geography Bee Certificate and a Culver’s card for free ice cream.

 

Congratulations Maura, I’m sure that you will do a great job of representing St. Andrew School at the state level of the National Geography Bee!

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School

 

 

Parent Letter 1.8.14

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 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.  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 1/10Anay 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.
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 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 bsn_jen@yahoo.com 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

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School

 

 

 

Parent Letter 12.17.13

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 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.  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 1/10Anay 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.
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 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 bsn_jen@yahoo.com 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

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School

Parent Letter 12.10.13

In-service DayA reminder that there is no school for students this Friday, December 13th.  Teachers will be having an accreditation workday.  Have a wonderful long weekend!

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 today’s Family Envelope.  It contains important information about this year’s Christmas Concert.  Also included with today’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!

St. Nick’s Breakfast  – Thank you to Co-Chairs Jen Martin and Jamie Seuser (and their many helpers) for making the St. Nick Breakfast such a great success!

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 is included with today’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 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.

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).  Registration Forms for this activity are due back by December 12th.

 

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:

12/9 to 12/12 – Coni Murphy/Gretchen Wolfer

12/16 to 12/20 – Kyle Baar

1/2/14 to 1/3/14 – No One is Signed-up for These Two Days!

            1/6 to 1/10Anay Luna

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.

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..

Lights of Love: Included in today’s family note are order forms for Lights of Love.  There is still time to honor a loved one.  Please fill out the order form and return it to school Wednesday December 11.  The tree lighting ceremony will be after 5:00 mass on Saturday December 14.  There will be a dedication followed by caroling.  Please join us!

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. Please pick up your cookie and Market Day orders this Thursday December 12 from 3:30-5:00 pm in the school cafeteria.  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.
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.

December Programs at Aram’s Public Library –

Santa Visits the Library! – Saturday, December 14 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. – Santa Claus is coming…to the library!  Bring the whole family for the chance to sit on St. Nick’s lap and tell him your holiday wishes.  Parents, don’t forget to bring your cameras!

We’ll also be decorating holiday cookies!  All of the cookies, both for munching and decorating, will be provided by the Friends of the Aram Public Library.

Snowy Stuffed Animal Story Time – Thursday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m.

Snuggle up in your coziest, warmest pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal friend, and join us for an extra special nighttime story time!

Santa Paws:  Pet Food for Fines – December 1 to 30 – Help the homeless animals at Lakeland Animal Shelter and reduce your overdue fines at the same time.  During the month of December, we’ll be collecting pet food (both canned and dry) and clay cat litter for the animal shelter.  In exchange for your donation, we’ll reduce your overdue fines.  This program does not apply to fees for lost or damaged items.

Lunch with the Principal –I’d like to congratulate Brooke O’Grady for being selected for Lunch with the Principal.   Brooke is a second grade student in Mr. Donagan’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”, I’d like to remind you that our Food Drive called “I Can, You Can, We Can” will come to an end on Friday, December 20th!  Please see the following information about the Food Drive from Student Council Vice-President, (8th Grader) Madeleine Freitag:

This year our Student Council has chosen to donate non-perishable food items to the food pantry for our first service project. This is one of our main service projects that we will be doing this school year. Our theme for this project is “I Can, You Can, We Can” since we will be collecting canned goods. This will continue all the way until December 20th, which means this service project will also take place during Advent. Since the timing is perfect, we are also going to incorporate “Decking the Halls with Food.” Students are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items. When students bring in their food, we ask that they please bring it to the 8th grade classroom so we can line it up in the halls.

There will also be goal points marked along the upstairs hallways. As the students bring in food, we will line it up along the hallways. As we add more and more items, the food will stretch farther and farther down the halls. As we do this, we will reach goal points that are marked by stars. Every time the students reach a goal point, there will be a reward. The rewards can vary from receiving a small treat to taking part in a game involving the whole school.

In addition to these rewards, there is also going to be a reward for the class that brings in the most non-perishable food items. Each grade has a thermometer in their classroom that keeps track of the amount of food they have brought in. Whichever class has filled their thermometer the highest by December 20th, the end of this service project, receives a special reward. We hope that everyone will contribute to this service project and help us reach our goals.

Thank you for your help with this very important service project.  As Scripture states: “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” Galatians 6:2   

Sincerely,

Mr. John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School

Parent Letter 11.19.13

Thanksgiving Vacation – A reminder to our parents that St. Andrew School has no school on Wednesday, November 27th, Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th.  On behalf of the staff at St. Andrew School, I’d like to wish all of our families a very wonderful Thanksgiving vacation.  Due to the vacation, there will be no Parent Newsletter next week.

 

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.

St. Andrew’s Day at Bradley’s Department Store – Bradley’s Department Store in downtown Delavan will donate 10% of their sales on Saturday, November 30th (Feast Day of St. Andrew), to St. Andrew’s school.  Bradley’s will be open on that Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. and have activities in the store planned throughout the day.  Please support St. Andrew’s School by attending this special event.

Collection for Tornado Victims – St. Andrew School is doing a collection of household items and clothing for those families in Illinois that were affected by the tornado disaster last weekend.  Please put donated items in the container by the school entrance.  Items will be delivered on Friday, November 22nd.

Lights of Love – St. Andrew Parish School would like to announce our fourth annual Christmas tree lighting event, Lights of Love.  This is your chance to pay tribute to all those special people that are in you life now or those that are no longer with you, by purchasing a light on our outdoor Christmas tree in their name.  The tree lighting ceremony will be December 14th  after the 5:00p.m. Family Mass and will stay lit throughout the Christmas Season for all to enjoy.  Lights are now on sale for $5.00 each, order forms can be found in today’s family note. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

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.

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   – 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!  Please see the extra information sheet about SCRIP in today’s Family Envelope.

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 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.

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.  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:

11/18 to 11/26 – Jen McKean

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.

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 everyone who ordered pies last month, we sold 40 pies!  AND raised over $800 this school year.  All money raised supports our teachers wish lists. Order sheets are in your family envelope today.  Fill out your order forms and put them back into your family envelope.  Or return them to school by December 5.  You can also order on-line at www.marketday.com till 11pm Monday December 9.

Market Day COOKIE COMPETITION – In last week’s Family Envelope you received information on our 2013 Bonus Days Cookie Competition.  Students can sell Market Day cookies to friends and family.  Return their order forms and checks, made out to Market Day, to school by December 4.   Then pick up your cookies December 12 in the school cafeteria from 3:30-5:00.  The class who sells the most cookies will receive a cookie party, sponsored by Home and School Association.  Just like our pies last month, by ordering cookies in December our school gets double the profits for our teachers.  Last year by just selling cookies in December our school earned over $500 on cookies alone.  If each child sells just one box of cookies we could beat that number.  Any questions please contact Sara Szczap.  Good luck and sell, sell, sell!

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  – The St. Nick’s Breakfast is SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2013!!!  We are looking forward to seeing you all there! 🙂

An order form for tickets to the St. Nick’s Breakfast is included in the family envelope today!  The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children 4-10 years, 3 years and under are free.  This includes admission to the craft/vender bazaar in the gym.  Tickets are also available at the door but ordering ahead really helps us out!

You will find a sign up sheet for your friends and family to help at the St. Nick’s Breakfast. This is a large fundraiser for our school and it requires the help of everyone to be successful! Thank you to those who have already signed up! We will send you a confirmation of your shift prior to the breakfast.

St. Nick’s Gift Shop  – Please donate new items to the Children’s Gift Shop at the St. Nick’s Breakfast.  Our inventory is very low this year.  We need small new gift items for moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, teachers and pets.  We also need tissue paper and gift bags (new or used).  Donations can be dropped off at the office and labeled “Gift Shop”.  Contact Stephanie Freitag with any questions.  Thanks.

December Programs at Aram’s Public Library

LEGO Club – Monday,  December 2 at 4:30 p.m. – Give our LEGO blocks a workout building anything from a dinosaur to a spaceship.  Work in teams or individually, give your creation a name, then see it displayed in the Children’s Library.

Duct Tape Creations – Thursday, December 5 at 6 pm – Let’s just be honest, duct tape is cool.  Even cooler?  Making stuff out of it.  So come take advantage of the library’s ample supply of duct tape and make something great: a wallet…a bag…jewelry…electronics covers…anything!  All materials provided.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors – Saturday, December 7 at 10 a.m. (Registration is required) – Yes, dog lovers…Divot is coming back to hear more stories!  Make an appointment to spend time reading with him the first Saturday of each month.  Stop by the Children’s Desk or call (262) 728-3111, ext. 117 to reserve your time slot!

Santa Visits the Library! – Saturday, December 14 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. – Santa Claus is coming…to the library!  Bring the whole family for the chance to sit on St. Nick’s lap and tell him your holiday wishes.  Parents, don’t forget to bring your cameras!

We’ll also be decorating holiday cookies!  All of the cookies, both for munching and decorating, will be provided by the Friends of the Aram Public Library.

Snowy Stuffed Animal Story Time – Thursday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m.

Snuggle up in your coziest, warmest pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal friend, and join us for an extra special nighttime story time!

Santa Paws:  Pet Food for Fines – December 1 to 30 – Help the homeless animals at Lakeland Animal Shelter and reduce your overdue fines at the same time.  During the month of December, we’ll be collecting pet food (both canned and dry) and clay cat litter for the animal shelter.  In exchange for your donation, we’ll reduce your overdue fines.  This program does not apply to fees for lost or damaged items.

Lunch with the Principal –I’d like to congratulate Joel Janssen for being selected for Lunch with the Principal.  Joel 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 week’s St. Andrew “Pride”, I’d like to remind you about our Food Drive called “I Can, You Can, We Can” that we are having for the St. Andrew Parish Food Pantry.   As we head into Thanksgiving next week, we are almost to our second goal point.  Please help us reach our goal of having the line of donated food go all the way from the office, to the first grade classroom and all the way back to the office.

“Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds.  They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the fragments left over- twelve wicker baskets full.  Those who ate were about five thousand men, not counting women and children” Matthew 15:19 – 21  

 

Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving vacation!

Sincerely,

Mr. John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School


			

Parent Letter 11.12.13

2013 Conferences Report Cards will be sent home today(Tuesday, November 12thConferences will be held this Thursday, November 14th (4:00 to 8:00p.m.) and Friday, November 15th(8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.), 2013.   Parents can sign-up for this year’s Conferences by signing up online at www.signupgenius.com.  Simply go to the website, go to login, register your e-mail and password, go to Find A Sign-up, type in your teacher’s e-mail address (last name first initial of first name@archmil.org), click on the teacher’s name and sign-up for a time.  Please remember that students in grades 2 through 8 are expected to attend their conferences. These are mandatory conferences. Attendance will be taken.   Parents will get a reminder e-mail two days before their Conference.  Conference sign-ups must be completed by Wednesday, November 13th.  Please call Mr. Chovanec at 262-728-6211 if you have any questions about Conferences.  

 

If you would like to meet with one of our “specials” teachers (Art, Music, Phy. Ed. and Spanish), please e-mail the teacher with your request so that a time can be arranged to meet.  Thank you.

 

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.

I Can, You Can, We Can Food Collection – Please see today’s Family Envelope for a flyer about this very important event.

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.

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.

 

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 was sent home last week in the Family Envelope.

ATHLETIC NEWS:  There is a mandatory basketball parent meeting tomorrow on Wednesday, November 13th @ 6:30pm in the gymnasium for ALL PARENTS and PLAYERS in 5th thru 8th grade that signed up for basketball.  You will find more information regarding this meeting in your family envelope.

Delavan-Darien Youth Wrestling ClubOpen to ALL kids from Kindergarten – 8th Grade REGISTRATION DAY – Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the DDHS Commons Area – $60.00 registration cost (includes USA wrestling membership and Club t-shirt)

Practices Start on Monday, December 2, 2013 Practices are on Monday and Wednesday evenings, starting at 6:00 p.m. Want more information now? Visit our website at :  www.eteamz.com/delavandarienyouthwrestling .

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!  Please see the extra information sheet about SCRIP in today’s Family Envelope.

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 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.

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.  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:

11/11 to 11/14 – Renee Clair

11/18 to 11/26 – Jen McKean

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: Pick up is Thursday Nov. 14 from 3:30-5:00.

COOKIE COMPETITION – In this week’s Family Envelope you will see information on our 2013 Bonus Days Cookie Competition.  Students can sell Market Day cookies to friends and family.  Return their order forms and checks, made out to Market Day, to school by December 4.   Then pick up your cookies December 12 in the school cafeteria from 3:30-5:00.  The class who sells the most cookies will receive a cookie party, sponsored by Home and School Association.  Just like our pies last month, by ordering cookies in December our school gets double the profits for our teachers.  Last year by just selling cookies in December our school earned over $500 on cookies alone.  If each child sells just one box of cookies we could beat that number.  Any questions please contact Sara Szczap.  Good luck and sell, sell, sell!

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 – Please note that the date was printed incorrectly in the church bulletin this past Sunday and is a change from the original school calendar.  The St. Nick’s Breakfast is SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2013!!!  We are looking forward to seeing you all there!  

You will find a flier for the St. Nick’s Breakfast in your family envelope this week.  Please take your flier to a local business and ask to display it.

You will also find a sign up sheet for your friends and family to help at the St. Nick’s Breakfast.  This is a large fundraiser for our school and it requires the help of everyone to be successful!  Thank you to those who have already signed up!  We will send you a confirmation of your shift prior to the breakfast.

St. Nick’s Gift Shop  – Please donate new items to the Children’s Gift Shop at the St. Nick’s Breakfast.  Our inventory is very low this year.  We need small new gift items for moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, teachers and pets.  We also need tissue paper and gift bags (new or used).  Donations can be dropped off at the office and labeled “Gift Shop”.  Contact Stephanie Freitag with any questions.  Thanks.

Lunch with the Principal –I’d like to congratulate Ben Venteicher for being selected for Lunch with the Principal.  Ben 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” – With Parent Teacher Conferences coming up this Thursday and Friday, I’ve included an article from the NEA (National Education Association) on tips for parents before conferences.  Thank you for entrusting your child(ren’s) education to St. Andrew School.  As Scripture states: “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Sincerely,

John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School

Tips for Parents on Parent-Teacher Conferences

How Should Parents Navigate This All-Important Meeting?   Educators Show the Way!

A key ingredient for educational achievement is the parent-teacher conference, and to make sure they’re successful for both parents and teachers, we’ve come up with a list of what educators would like parents to know.

The first on the list: Show up, please!

“We know parents are busy, but it is important to carve out time to invest in your child’s education and ensure success at school,” said National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel. “To get the most out of parent-teacher conferences, parents need to take an active role in their child’s education year-round and come prepared to discuss how their child can reach their full potential.”

Here are the rest of our tips for parents:

Get Ready. Do your homework prior to parent-teacher conferences. Prepare by writing notes to yourself concerning:

  • Any questions about the school’s programs or policies.
  • Things you can share with the teacher about your child and his life at home.
  • Questions about your child’s progress.
  • What are my child’s strengths and weaknesses?
  • How does my child get along with classmates?
  • Is my child working up to her ability? Where could she use improvement?
  • What can we do at home to support what you are doing in the classroom?

Ask Important Questions. Don’t be afraid to engage in a frank conversation with your child’s teacher. Your goal is to develop an action plan for your child’s success at school. Good questions to ask the teacher include:

Initiate the Action Plan

Start immediately on the action plan you and the teacher put together. Discuss the plan with your child and track his progress. Stay in touch with your child’s teacher throughout the year with regularly scheduled “report card” conferences that can keep the communication lines open.

“Parents are the best resource for a child to make the grade,” said Van Roekel. “When teachers and parents work together, we can help a child have a successful school year.”

Parent Letter 11.5.13

2013 Conferences – Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 6th is the last day of the First Quarter.  Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 14th (4:00 to 8:00p.m.) and Friday, November 15th(8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.), 2013.   Parents will be able to sign-up for this year’s Conferences by signing up online at www.signupgenius.com beginning Thursday, November 7th.  Simply go to the website, go to login, register your e-mail and password, go to Find A Sign-up, type in your teacher’s e-mail address (last name first initial of first name@archmil.org), click on the teacher’s name and sign-up for a time.  These are mandatory conferences. Attendance will be taken.  Please remember that students in grades 2 through 8 are expected to attend their conferences.  Parents will get a reminder e-mail two days before their Conference.  Conference sign-ups must be completed by Wednesday, November 13th.  Please call Mr. Chovanec at 262-728-6211 if you have any questions about Conferences.  Report Cards will be sent home on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

 

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.

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

Parent’s Night Out! – Come and enjoy the camaraderie of other parents from St. Andrew School. Join other folks the night of November 9, 2013. From 7 PM to Midnight or later; it’s up to you.  Set up your babysitters now or arrange for the kids to spend the evening with grandma and grandpa or auntie and uncle. Location to be determined. Watch for details. You deserve a break before the holiday season starts!  Hope to see you there. Ask your friends and make it a great night!

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.

Veteran’s Day Assembly – Our annual Veteran’s Day Assembly will be held in the Gym on Monday, November 11th at 1:30p.m..  Parents and veterans are invited to attend.

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.

 

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 was sent home last week in the Family Envelope.

Picture Retakes Due – A reminder that Picture Retake Orders were due back by Thursday, October 31st.  All orders that have not yet been returned must be returned in the Family Envelope to the school office tomorrow(11/6/13).

ATHLETIC NEWS:  There is a mandatory basketball parent meeting on Wednesday, November 13th @ 6:30pm in the gymnasium for ALL PARENTS and PLAYERS in 5th thru 8th grade that signed up for basketball.  You will find more information regarding this meeting in your family envelope. The Basketball season gets underway this week.  The 6th Grade boys will have practice from 6:30 to 8:00p.m. on Wednesday, November 6th and the 7th and 8th Grade Girls Team will have practice from 5:30 to 7:00p.m. on Thursday, November 7thA reminder that all forms and fees must be turned in before anyone can practice.

Delavan-Darien Youth Wrestling ClubOpen to ALL kids from Kindergarten – 8th Grade REGISTRATION DAY – Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the DDHS Commons Area – $60.00 registration cost (includes USA wrestling membership and Club t-shirt)

Practices Start on Monday, December 2, 2013 Practices are on Monday and Wednesday evenings, starting at 6:00 p.m. Want more information now? Visit our website at :  www.eteamz.com/delavandarienyouthwrestling .

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!

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 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.

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.  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:

11/4 to 11/8 – Argelia Mendez

11/11 to 11/14 – Renee Clair

11/18 to 11/26 – Jen McKean

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: This is your last week to place your order for those yummy holiday pies and cakes!!  Bonus Days include Classic Pies like Pumpkin and Apple, Decadent Chocolate Cake, or the sure to please Peanut Butter Cup Pie.  With any pie or cake you order, St. Andrew Parish School receives double the profits, this month only.  So, stock up on pies for Thanksgiving or any holiday party.  Orders need to be to school by Thursday Nov. 7, or order on-line atwww.marketday.com until Monday Nov. 11, 11pm.  Pick up is Thursday Nov. 14 from 3:30-5:00.  Support your school and order today.

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 Gift Shop  – Please donate new items to the Children’s Gift Shop at the St. Nick’s Breakfast.  Our inventory is very low this year.  We need small new gift items for moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, teachers and pets.  We also need tissue paper and gift bags (new or used).  Donations can be dropped off at the office and labeled “Gift Shop”.  Contact Stephanie Freitag with any questions.  Thanks.

Lunch with the Principal –I’d like to congratulate Luke Freitag for being selected for Lunch with the Principal.  Luke 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”

“The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad indeed”   Psalm 126:3

The Lord was at work on Saturday, November 2nd, blessing us with the results of the ”Soles” for Catholic Education Walk.  What a wonderful morning it was, to catch up with old friends, make new friends and to make the future brighter for the children of St. Andrew School.  The walk again proved what a special place St. Andrew Parish is.  The dollar amount raised is truly amazing, but also important was the building of community that occurred on this wonderful morning.  Due to everyone’s efforts, the “Soles” for Catholic Education Walk made $8,675That’s $2, 675 dollars more than our goal of $6,000!  After subtracting the $3,000 that is to be used for this year’s general school budget, that leaves $5,675 to be spent on upgrading technology at St. Andrew School.  The money raised from this event will help us cover the cost to put a SMARTBoard, Ipad and Apple TV in every classroom!

Wow!  On behalf of St. Andrew School, I would like to thank everyone that made this special event possible.  Special thanks goes to the 26 “teams” of families that took part in this walk, and to the many generous members of St. Andrew Parish.  God Bless You!

Sincerely,

John Chovanec, Principal

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