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Holy Week at St. Andrew Parish

To prepare your soul for Easter, opportunity for confessions this week:

Monday, April 14, from 6 to 8 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 15 & 16, 9 to 10 am

Mass & Services:

HOLY THURSDAY: April 17

Mass of the Lord’s Supper
at 7:00 pm (Eng. & Span.)
Tonight’s collection is for the poor.
Adoration of the Body of Christ
8 pm till 12 Midnight
at the Altar of Repose (Rectory Living Room)
8-10 pm Silent, 10 pm-12M Hispanic

GOOD FRIDAY: April 18
12 Noon Ecumenical Service
(at United Church of Christ, Delavan)
2:00 pm Stations of the Cross (Eng.)
3:00 pm Liturgy of Our Lord’s
Passion & Death (Eng.)
6:00 pm Living Stations (Span.) followed by
La Pasión del Señor (Spanish Good Friday Liturgy)

The Good Friday Collection is to care for the people and
holy places of the Holy Land.

HOLY SATURDAY: April 19
Blessing of Easter Foods 2 pm
RCIA Rehearsal 3 pm
8:00 pm Easter Vigil Mass (Eng. & Span.)

EASTER SUNDAY: April 20
The Resurrection of the Lord!
Mass at 7:30 am (Eng.),
9:30 am (Eng./Sign),
11:30 am & 6 pm (Span.)

St. Nick Breakfast a Celebration of Community

For many in the Delavan area the early December St. Nick Breakfast in the St. Andrew Parish School cafeteria has become an annual tradition to kick off their Christmas season. For those currently organizing the event and those that have chaired it in years past, it is a hustle and bustle just like Santa’s little elves, scurrying behind the scenes to make everything just right for the big day.Image

St. Nicholas, whose feast day is December 6, had a reputation for secret gift giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus. At the breakfast, children have a chance to say hello and take photos with St. Nicholas as he hands out candy canes.

In true celebration of their Catholic faith, Jen Martin and Jamie Seuser have accepted the responsibility of new co-chairs of the event. This truly is a sacrifice as Jen works full time as a nurse practitioner and has a new addition to the family, 5-month-old Grace. Jamie is a busy mother of four including 5-month-old Gunnar and 3-year-old Aksel.

Yet, each day they put on a smile and keep their focus on the main goal. The St. Nick Breakfast is a community gathering that brings out the best in everyone, but also serves as a major fundraiser for the St. Andrew Parish School, which Jen and her husband Nick’s other children Jon (8), Will (5), and Jamie and her husband Dan’s other children Harlie (7) and Gabe (5) attend.

When asked why two busy mothers of newborns would take on such a task, Jen replies, “Its always such a happy, festive occasion that gets you in the Christmas spirit. I remember shopping in the Children’s Gift Shop when I was a kid.”

That gift shop she is referring to is a popular activity during the breakfast. No adults are allowed, except for organizer, Stephanie Freitag and her helpers. In the Children’s Gift Shop, boys and girls can find treasures all for $5 or less to purchase and wrap as a surprise for Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Grandma or any other special adult in their life.

The Freitag family is no stranger to volunteering for the festive event. In fact, Stephanie’s mother-in-law, Dorothy, was one of the founding members that kicked off the St. Nick Breakfast in the late 70s when it began as a pancake breakfast with a wreath raffle. She chaired the event from 1980-88 as her five children Anne, Matthew, Jeff, Dan and David attended and graduated from St. Andrew Parish School.

“I was a home economics teacher and I just had so many ideas of things we could add to make it even better,” says Dorothy.

During her time as chair, the bake sale often celebrated the heritage of many parish members with baked goods from Italy, Germany, France and more. One of the favorites were large intricately decorated sugar cookies on a stick. The raffle often included a snow blower, wreaths and some popular toys. Many talented parish members donated handmade and crafts. Anyone in the parish was welcome to help and some of the school classes even made and sold fruitcakes.

“I just loved it,” recalls Dorothy fondly, “It was probably the most fun I ever had volunteering.”

Today Dorothy still attends the breakfast, but this time as a guest with her son Matthew, Stephanie and their children. Maddie (14), Luke (10) and Joshua (6) who are current students at St. Andrew.

While some activities and offerings have changed over the years, the one constant is the entire parish community lending their talents to create one successful event.

“There is no way we could do this by ourselves,” comments Jen. She said she completes much of the organizing, phone calls and donation requests in between her patient appointments. Jamie collects the donations for the Take-A-Chance raffle and handles the advertising in between transporting her kids to their various activities. Jen and Jamie are thankful for the guidance from past chairs. They are also grateful for their sub committee members.

Mary Wicyk and Joan Zomer oversee the table set up and service. Thanks to the work of Christie Mass and Katie Duckworth you will still find many wonderful crafts and vendors to choose from. The school families and area businesses donate various themed items that Holly Ayen and Gretchen Wolfer present for the Silent Auction.

Just as in years gone by, there is still a raffle, but now it includes cash prizes and valuable goods and services from area businesses. Monica Damrow handles the set up for the other raffle, one where you can buy inexpensive tickets and drop them in front of the prizes of your choosing for the chance your name is pulled. And Stacy Hermann has arranged some fresh wreaths to complete your holiday décor.

You will still find handmade cookies, bars, jams and other desserts baked, packaged and presented by Andy Thone and her helpers. And last, but not least, your taste buds are in good hands with Scott Wolfer and his kitchen crew. He will be flipping all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, milk and coffee for just $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-10. Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Join Jen and Jamie and all their volunteers this Sunday, December 8, from 8 a.m. to noon for all the food, conversation, gifts, fun and memories galore. If you haven’t already, consider making it a tradition so years from now you too can reflect on the time when your daughter found the perfect present in the Children’s Gift Shop.

To keep up-to-date about fantastic auction or take-a-chance items, stay tuned to St. Nick’s Breakfast Facebook Event Page.

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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Parent Letter 10.29.13

Soles for Catholic Education  – I am proud to say that I will be walking as a Spartan next ImageSaturday, November 2nd at the “Soles” for Catholic Education Walk at Mount Mary College.  Thank you for your generosity!  Please watch for final donation numbers in next week’s Family Newsletter.  If you know of any one that would still like to donate, donations can be made by credit card or check.  Just go to this link,   http://catholicschoolswalk.org/site/TR?company_id=1068&fr_id=1040&pg=company  and pick a team to donate to.  Or, they can drop off a check (made out to St. Andrew School) at the office and I will add the donation to our total.

The focus of this fundraising event is to provide funds for technology.  With the money raised from this event, we are hoping to put a SMARTBoard, Ipad and Apple TV in every classroom.  Thank you for helping us reach our goal!

Christmas Concert Date Change – The Christmas Concert was tentatively listed on the 2013-14 School Calendar on Wednesday, December 18th.  That date is incorrect.  This year’s Christmas Concert will be held at 7:00p.m. on Thursday, December 19th (in the gym).  Please mark your calendars with this new date.

Hot Lunch – A reminder that ALL Hot Lunch fees are due by the 10th of each month.  A $5.00 late fee will be assessed for any payments coming in after the 10th.  The November Hot Lunch Menu is being sent home today in the Family Envelope.

Scrip News   – November and December are our biggest months for Scrip sales and I wanted to remind you that there are a lot of retailers who offer extra incentives at this time of the year.  Some of your favorite restaurants and stores offer extra percent back right now. This is a great time of year for you to start using Scrip and start building up your tuition credit.   For a complete list of bonus percent offers, go to the website glscrip.com and shopwithscrip.com.    Also just announced, Starbucks and Kohl’s have joined other retailers and offer ScripNow! as an option for us to purchase.  You can set up your presto pay and print ecards right at your house for any ScripNow! retailer.  You can get friends and relatives who do not live here to use ScripNow! and help you add to your tuition savings.   Any questions call Monica Damrow at 262-215-0511.  Happy shopping!

Safe Environment News – St. Andrew Parish will be hosting a “Safeguarding All God’s Children” training session in the Cafeteria on Saturday, November 9th at 10:00a.m..  The Milwaukee Archdiocese requires all volunteers working with children on a regular (more than once annually) basis to complete “Safeguarding God’s Children” training (formerly known as “VIRTUS”) and to submit to a federal and state background check.   “Safeguarding” Training must be completed before volunteering for any activity, including Lunch Supervision and chaperoning for any field trips.

To register for a session through the Milwaukee Archdiocese, please visit http://www.archmil.org/offices/safeguarding.htm, click on the date you would like to attend, and follow the registration instructions.

 

If you have any additional questions about “Safe Environment” training, please contact Mr. Al Seemann at 262-728-8968.  Thank you for doing your part to help St. Andrew School provide a safe and caring environment for all of our students.  If you have any questions about any of these policies, please feel free to call me at 262-728-6211

Treat Day – Attention Parents:  Treat Day is back!  If you wish to pay in advance, the total cost for the year is $4.00.  A date for November has not been determined yet.  The rest of the days this year are: December 18th, January 15th, February 12th, March 19th, April 16th and May 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.  Because there is no supervision until 8:00, students who do not ride the bus are asked to remain home until 8:00. Morning childcare is provided for a minimal fee for all students who need to be dropped off prior to 8:00 a.m.  For the safety of our students, please do not drive on to the playground while students are outside.

 

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

10/28 to 11/1 – Marisa Galvan

11/4 to 11/8 – Argelia Mendez

11/11 to 11/14 – Renee Clair

11/18 to 11/26 – Jen McKean

Colder Weather Ahead – Just a reminder as the colder weather approaches, to please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately.  The students are expected to come to school with warm clothing for playing outside during the winter months.  This also means suitable clothing for playing in the snow.  Any students playing in the snow must have boots and snowpants.  The wind chill factor will always be checked before letting the children out for recess.  If it is too cold or dangerously icy, the children will have recess inside.

Computer Lab Volunteer Needed – Are you someone that enjoys the challenge of working with computers and keepings networks up and running?  St. Andrew School is looking for volunteers to provide support for teachers when they bring their classes to the Computer Lab.  Please contact Mr. Chovanec at 262-728-6211 if interested.

Lunch  Supervision Monitor Needed –St. Andrew School is looking for a person or two to monitor the Lunch count and help with supervision in the Cafeteria from 11:30 to 12:05.  This will be a paid position of $5.00 per day.  If interested please contact Mr. John Chovanec, Principal at 262-728-6211.

Elk’s Lodge Hoop Shoot – Walworth-Lakeland Elk’s Lodge #2201 will be holding their annual Hoop Shoot on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Our Redeemer Lutheran School at 1:00p.m..  Registration starts at 12:30p.m..

Market Day News: Thank you to all the families who ordered market day this month.  Thank you also to all the volunteers who helped during the pick up last week.  November is all about PIES!  If you order a pie St. Andrew School receives double profits this month only.  Order a pie or three for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners.  Please return your order forms to school by Thursday November 7.  You can also place orders on line at www.marketday.com until Monday November 11 until 11pm.  Pick up will be Thursday November 14 in the school cafeteria from 3:30-5:00.  Any questions please call Sara Szczap at 728-1832.  Thank you for supporting our school.

Connect with St. Andrew School – Our school/parish has a website, blog, Facebook page and Twitter feed. The links are below and they provide a great way to stay up-to-date on daily events.
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 Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser – It’s that time of the year again for the St. Nick’s Wreath and Poinsettia fundraiser.  If you need an order form, please contact the St. Andrew School Office or Stacy Hermann at Treasure Hut.  All order forms are due back by Friday, November 1st.  Good Luck everyone!

In Stock Spirit Wear still Available -The Home & School Association still has a few items of Spirit Wear and Mass Day uniforms available at clearance prices. Stop by the office to see what is available and make your payment.

Questions?  Contact Beth Muehlenkamp Nateghi at 740-0746 or loveybam@hotmail.com.

 

Lunch with the Principal –I’d like to congratulate Joshua Freitag for being selected for Lunch with the Principal.  Joshua is a kindergarten student in Ms. Pearce ’s Class.  Cole Hanson(Grade 4), Madison Stone(Grade 7), Cyrus Nateghi(Kdg.) and Joshua will have lunch with me at Culver’s on Wednesday, November 6th.  My thanks to all of the students that received a ticket, and keep up the good deeds!

St. Andrew “PRIDE” – As you know, the month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary.  According to an account by fifteenth-century Dominican, Alan de la Roch, Mary appeared to St. Dominic in 1206 after he had been praying and doing severe penances because of his lack of success in combating heretics.  Mary praised him for his valiant fight against the heretics and then gave him the Rosary, explained its uses and told him to preach it to others.

The Holy Rosary was recited by St. Andrew School’s third through eighth grade students on Tuesday, Oct. 29th.  (K, 1 and 2 do their own Rosary Prayer Service that is more age appropriate)  I’d like to thank Father Angel for providing this wonderful experience for our students.  Throughout the year we have planned a number of prayer experiences (Individual Reconciliation during Advent and Lent, Eucharistic Adoration, Stations of the Cross, etc.) for our students to be involved in.  Such experiences as these bring to life for our students our wonderful Catholic traditions and affirm our Catholic identity.

We are certainly proud of the academic achievements of our students, but it’s our focus on the education of the whole child, and the instilling of Catholic values and traditions that is our greatest priority.  As Scripture states; “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”     Proverbs 22: 6


Sincerely,

Mr. John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School

Parent Letter 10.22.13

Soles for Catholic Education  – Time is running out to help.  Please consider making a pledge for one of the 26 teams signed up for St. Andrew Parish School.  Donations can be made by credit card or check.  Just go to this link,   http://catholicschoolswalk.org/site/TR?company_id=1068&fr_id=1040&pg=company  and pick a team to donate to.  The focus of this fundraising event will be to provide funds for technology.  With the money raised from this event, we are hoping to put a SMARTBoard, Ipad and Apple TV in every classroom.  Please help us reach our goal!

If you would like to donate to the St. Andrew Parish School team that is made up of school staff and myself, please go to the link below:

http://catholicschoolswalk.org/site/TR/Events/General?team_id=1062&pg=team&fr_id=1040

Will You Be Able to Make Mr. Chovanec BE a Spartan?

 

If St. Andrew School raises $6,000.00 for this event, I will walk the 2 mile course at Mount Mary University in a Spartan Costume.  WE ARE ALMOST TWO-THIRDS OF THE WAY TO OUR GOAL!  Please see the St. Andrew School website for more details.

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.

Picture Retakes – A reminder that Picture Retakes and Volleyball Pictures will be done in the morning on Thursday, October 24th.  Volleyball players should remember to bring their uniforms to school for their pictures on that day.

Safe Environment News – St. Andrew Parish will be hosting a “Safeguarding All God’s Children” training session in the Cafeteria on Saturday, November 9th at 10:00a.m..  The Milwaukee Archdiocese requires all volunteers working with children on a regular (more than once annually) basis to complete “Safeguarding God’s Children” training (formerly known as “VIRTUS”) and to submit to a federal and state background check.   “Safeguarding” Training must be completed before volunteering for any activity, including Lunch Supervision and chaperoning for any field trips.

To register for a session through the Milwaukee Archdiocese, please visit http://www.archmil.org/offices/safeguarding.htm, click on the date you would like to attend, and follow the registration instructions.

 

If you have any additional questions about “Safe Environment” training, please contact Mr. Al Seemann at 262-728-8968.  Thank you for doing your part to help St. Andrew School provide a safe and caring environment for all of our students.  If you have any questions about any of these policies, please feel free to call me at 262-728-6211

Treat Day – Attention Parents:  Treat Day is back!  The first one will be this Wednesday, October 23rd.  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.

Morning Drop-off Reminder – Please be careful when dropping your children off in the morning or picking them up in the afternoon.  Supervision of our playground area before school begins at 8:00 a.m. daily.  Because there is no supervision until 8:00, students who do not ride the bus are asked to remain home until 8:00. Morning childcare is provided for a minimal fee for all students who need to be dropped off prior to 8:00 a.m.  For the safety of our students, please do not drive on to the playground while students are outside.

Athletic News – Just a friendly reminder that Basketball packets are due back in the office no later than Wednesday, October 23rd.
Basketball packets were sent home in last week’s family envelope for all 5th – 8th graders (girls and boys).  If you didn’t receive one or if you misplaced it, please call the school office to request one.

There will be an Athletic Committee meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:00p.m..  Please meet in the Gym.  New members are welcome and needed!  Please contact Mr. Tim Ruesch at ruesch@charter.net with any questions.  (This is an open meeting, everyone is welcome)

 

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

10/21 to 10/25 – Stephanie Freitag

10/28 to 11/1 – Marisa Galvan

Dress Code Reminder – A reminder that the Family Handbook says that shorts may be worn after April 15th and before October 15th.  Shorts may no longer be worn until April 16, 2014.  Thank you for your continued efforts to follow the St. Andrew School Dress Code.

Colder Weather Ahead – Just a reminder as the colder weather approaches, to please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately.  The students are expected to come to school with warm clothing for playing outside during the winter months.  This also means suitable clothing for playing in the snow.  Any students playing in the snow must have boots and snowpants.  The wind chill factor will always be checked before letting the children out for recess.  If it is too cold or dangerously icy, the children will have recess inside.

Computer Lab Volunteer Needed – Are you someone that enjoys the challenge of working with computers and keepings networks up and running?  St. Andrew School is looking for volunteers to provide support for teachers when they bring their classes to the Computer Lab.  Please contact Mr. Chovanec at 262-728-6211 if interested.

Lunch  Supervision Monitor Needed –St. Andrew School is looking for a person or two to monitor the Lunch count and help with supervision in the Cafeteria from 11:30 to 12:05.  This will be a paid position of $5.00 per day.  If interested please contact Mr. John Chovanec, Principal at 262-728-6211.

Market Day News: Thank you to all the families who ordered market day this month.  Thank you also to all the volunteers who helped during the pick up last week.  November is all about PIES!  If you order a pie St. Andrew School receives double profits this month only.  Order a pie or three for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners.  Please return your order forms to school by Thursday November 7.  You can also place orders on line at www.marketday.com until Monday November 11 until 11pm.  Pick up will be Thursday November 14 in the school cafeteria from 3:30-5:00.  Any questions please call Sara Szczap at 728-1832.  Thank you for supporting our school.

Connect with St. Andrew School – Our school/parish has a website, blog, Facebook page and Twitter feed. The links are below and they provide a great way to stay up-to-date on daily events.
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 Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser – It’s that time of the year again for the St. Nick’s Wreath and Poinsettia fundraiser.  If you need an order form, please contact the St. Andrew School Office or Stacy Hermann at Treasure Hut.  All order forms are due back by Friday, November 1st.  Good Luck everyone!

In Stock Spirit Wear still Available -The Home & School Association still has a few items of Spirit Wear and Mass Day uniforms available at clearance prices. Stop by the office to see what is available and make your payment.

Questions?  Contact Beth Muehlenkamp Nateghi at 740-0746 or loveybam@hotmail.com.

 

Lunch with the Principal –I’d like to congratulate Cyrus Nateghi for being selected for Lunch with the Principal.  Cyrus 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 weeks “St. Andrew PRIDE” section, I’d like to tell you about a very special service event that the children at our school are participating in.  Service is an integral part of the mission of a Catholic school.  Here at St. Andrew School all grades are actively involved in a number of service projects.

This year, all grades will be collecting grocery bags for the St. Andrew Parish Food Pantry.  Each grade will take a month to collect food items.  So far, our Kindergarten class collected food for the food pantry in September, and our sixth grade is collecting for October.  The rest of the food collection schedule for this year is: Fifth Grade – December, Second Grade – January, Seventh Grade – February, Third Grade – March, Eighth Grade – April, Fourth Grade – May and First Grade – June.  In November we will do our annual all-school food collection for Thanksgiving.

We at St. Andrew School feel that these service opportunities are an important part of our children’s education.  As Scripture states: “Children, let us love in deed and in truth and not merely talk about it.”     1 John 3:18

Sincerely,

John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School

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Parent Letter 10.15.13

Soles for Catholic Education  – This year we are replacing our annual fall Walk-a-Thon with “Soles for Catholic Education“, an Archdiocese-wide walk where we will participate with other schools. All of the money raised stays at St. Andrew School!  The focus of this fundraising event will be to provide funds for technology.  With the money raised from this event, we are hoping to put a SMARTBoard, ipad and Apple TV in every classroom.  Please help us reach our goal.

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If you haven’t signed up for the walk, you can still help by making a pledge for one of the 26 teams signed up for St. Andrew Parish School.  Donations can be made by credit card or check.  Just go to this link,   http://catholicschoolswalk.org/site/TR?company_id=1068&fr_id=1040&pg=company  and pick a team to donate to.

If you would like to donate to the St. Andrew Parish School team that is made up of school staff and myself, please go to the link below:

http://catholicschoolswalk.org/site/TR/Events/General?team_id=1062&pg=team&fr_id=1040

Will You Be Able to Make Mr. Chovanec BE a Spartan?

 

If St. Andrew School raises $6,000.00 for this event, I will walk the 2 mile course at Mount Mary University in a Spartan Costume.  WE ARE ALMOST TWO-THIRDS OF THE WAY TO OUR GOAL!  Please see the St. Andrew School website for more details.

Morning Drop-off Reminder – Please be careful when dropping your children off in the morning or picking them up in the afternoon.  Supervision of our playground area before school begins at 8:00 a.m. daily.  Because there is no supervision until 8:00, students who do not ride the bus are asked to remain home until 8:00. Morning childcare is provided for a minimal fee for all students who need to be dropped off prior to 8:00 a.m.  For the safety of our students, please do not drive on to the playground while students are outside.

Athletic News – Just a friendly reminder that Basketball packets are due back in the office no later than Wednesday, October 23rd.
Basketball packets were sent home in last week’s family envelope for all 5th – 8th graders (girls and boys).  If you didn’t receive one or if you misplaced it, please call the school office to request one.

There will be an Athletic Committee meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:00p.m..  Please meet in the Gym.  New members are welcome and needed!  Please contact Mr. Tim Ruesch at ruesch@charter.net with any questions.  (This is an open meeting, everyone is welcome)

 

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

10/15 to 10/18 – Kelly Schwigel

10/21 to 10/25 – Stephanie Freitag

10/28 to 11/1 – Marisa Galvan

Dress Code Reminder – A reminder that the Family Handbook says that shorts may be worn after April 15th and before October 15th.  Shorts may no longer be worn until April 16, 2014.  Thank you for your continued efforts to follow the St. Andrew School Dress Code.

Colder Weather Ahead – Just a reminder as the colder weather approaches, to please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately.  The students are expected to come to school with warm clothing for playing outside during the winter months.  This also means suitable clothing for playing in the snow.  Any students playing in the snow must have boots and snowpants.  The wind chill factor will always be checked before letting the children out for recess.  If it is too cold or dangerously icy, the children will have recess inside.

Computer Lab Volunteer Needed – Are you someone that enjoys the challenge of working with computers and keepings networks up and running?  St. Andrew School is looking for volunteers to provide support for teachers when they bring their classes to the Computer Lab.  Please contact Mr. Chovanec at 262-728-6211 if interested.

Lunch  Supervision Monitor Needed –St. Andrew School is looking for a person or two to monitor the Lunch count and help with supervision in the Cafeteria from 11:30 to 12:05.  This will be a paid position of $5.00 per day.  If interested please contact Mr. John Chovanec, Principal at 262-728-6211.

Market Day News: Plan ahead and order some time saving meals from Market Day.  Frozen vegetables, meats and desserts are all available.  There are many healthy and quick options.  Time is running out to return your order forms to school. Since the kids don’t have school Thursday or Friday, be sure to return your order forms to school tomorrow in your family envelope. You can also place orders on line at www.marketday.com until Monday Oct. 14 until 11pm.  Pick up will be Thursday October 17 in the school cafeteria from 3:30-5:00.  Help is needed during the pick up process.  We need helpers from 2:30 to 3:30 in the cafeteria.  Any questions please call Sara Szczap at 728-1832.  Thank you for supporting our school.

Connect with St. Andrew School – Our school/parish has a website, blog, Facebook page and Twitter feed. The links are below and they provide a great way to stay up-to-date on daily events.
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 Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser – It’s that time of the year again for the St. Nick’s Wreath and Poinsettia fundraiser.  If you need an order form, please contact the St. Andrew School Office or Stacy Hermann at Treasure Hut.  All order forms are due back by Friday, November 1st.  Good Luck everyone!

In Stock Spirit Wear still Available -The Home & School Association still has a few items of Spirit Wear and Mass Day uniforms available at clearance prices. Stop by the office to see what is available and make your payment.

Questions?  Contact Beth Muehlenkamp Nateghi at 740-0746 or loveybam@hotmail.com.

 

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

St. Andrew “PRIDE” – RED RIBBON WEEK is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country and it takes place next week from October 21st to 25th.  St. Andrew School will be recognizing RED RIBBON WEEK with the following special activities each day:

Monday – “Drug Free From Head to Toe” – Wear comfortable clothing (No Pajamas).  Students may wear sweats, crazy hats and crazy socks.

Tuesday – “Team Up Against Drugs” – Wear your favorite sports jersey, sweatshirt or t-shirt.

Wednesday – “Be Smart, Don’t Start” – “Nerd” Day – Dress up showing your “brainy” side.

Thursday – “Red Rally Day” – Wear Red to show your belief in being healthy!

Friday – “Spirit Day” – Wear school colors.  Show your Spartan Spirit in standing up for a drug free life and a healthy lifestyle.

Students at St. Andrew School pledge: “Together We Will Stay Drug Free and Hand in Hand We Make a Stand”.  We know that all of the students involved in this program are doing their very best to stay drug free and we are proud of their efforts to live a healthy lifestyle.  St. Andrew School encourages all of our students to always put their best effort forward.  As Scripture states: “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.”    1 Corinthians 9: 24

Sincerely,

John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School

Parent Letter 10.8.13

No School for Students on October 10th, 11th and 14th – A reminder that there is no school for students on Thursday, October 10, Friday, October 11th and Monday, October 14th.  The teachers will be attending in-service meetings on those days.  Have a wonderful extra long weekend!

 

Morning Drop-off Reminder – Please be careful when dropping your children off in the morning or picking them up in the afternoon.  Supervision of our playground area before school begins at 8:00 a.m. daily.  Because there is no supervision until 8:00, students who do not ride the bus are asked to remain home until 8:00. Morning childcare is provided for a minimal fee for all students who need to be dropped off prior to 8:00 a.m.  For the safety of our students, please do not drive on to the playground while students are outside.

 

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

10/7 to 10/9 – Erica Lawton

10/15 to 10/18 – Kelly Schwigel

10/21 to 10/25 – Stephanie Freitag

10/28 to 11/1 – Marisa Galvan

 

Dress Code Reminder – A reminder that the Family Handbook says that shorts may be worn after April 15th and before October 15th.  Shorts may not be worn to Mass.  Thank you for your continued efforts to follow the St. Andrew School Dress Code.

 

Colder Weather Ahead – Just a reminder as the colder weather approaches, to please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately.  The students are expected to come to school with warm clothing for playing outside during the winter months.  This also means suitable clothing for playing in the snow.  Any students playing in the snow must have boots and snowpants.  The wind chill factor will always be checked before letting the children out for recess.  If it is too cold or dangerously icy, the children will have recess inside.

 

Soles for Catholic Education  – Strap on your walking shoes and join me for the first ever “Soles for Catholic Education” Walk on Saturday, November 2nd. This 2 mile fun walk around Mount Mary is to promote and celebrate Catholic education in SE Wisconsin.  This year we are replacing our annual fall Walk-a-Thon with “Soles for Catholic Education“, an Archdiocese-wide walk where we will participate with other schools. All of the money raised stays at St. Andrew School!  The focus of this fundraising event will be to provide funds for technology.  With the money raised from this event, we are hoping to put a SMARTBoard, Ipad and Apple TV in every classroom.  Please help us reach our goal.

 

Will You Be Able to Make Mr. Chovanec BE a Spartan?

 

If St. Andrew School raises $6,000.00 for this event, I will walk the 2 mile course at Mount Mary University in a Spartan Costume.  WE ARE MORE THAN HALF WAY TO OUR GOAL!  Please see the St. Andrew School website for more details.

 

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 October Hot Lunch Menu is included in this week’s Family Envelope.

 

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.

 

SCRIP News – A reminder: since we do not have school the end of this week, anyone who ordered Scrip cards this week can pick them up at Dean Foods on Friday.  If the cards come in early on Thursday, I will call and let you know pick up can be early.   Since we are able to use Dean Foods for a pick up destination, when there is not school we are always able to place our regular Monday orders.  If you want to submit a handwritten paper order for next week, please have it to school by the end of the day this Wednesday or to Dean Foods by next Monday at noon.  
Any questions, call Monica Damrow  at 262-215-051.

 

Market Day News: Plan ahead and order some time saving meals from Market Day.  Frozen vegetables, meats and desserts are all available.  There are many healthy and quick options.  Time is running out to return your order forms to school. Since the kids don’t have school Thursday or Friday, be sure to return your order forms to school tomorrow in your family envelope. You can also place orders on line at www.marketday.com until Monday Oct. 14 until 11pm.  Pick up will be Thursday October 17 in the school cafeteria from 3:30-5:00.  Help is needed during the pick up process.  We need helpers from 2:30 to 3:30 in the cafeteria.  Any questions please call Sara Szczap at 728-1832.  Thank you for supporting our school.

 

Connect with St. Andrew School – Our school/parish has a website, blog, Facebook page and Twitter feed. The links are below and they provide a great way to stay up-to-date on daily events.
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 committee would like to thank Joan Zomer for volunteering to help co-chair the table service!  We are looking forward to this exciting event!  Please continue to watch for other opportunities to help make this a successful event for our school in the coming weeks!

 

St Nick’s Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser – It’s that time of the year again for the St. Nick’s Wreath and Poinsettia fundraiser.  The order form for this event is included in today’s Family Envelope.  If you need extras, please contact the St. Andrew School Office or Stacy Hermann at Treasure Hut.  All order forms are due back by Friday, November 1st.  Good Luck everyone!

 

In Stock Spirit Wear still Available -The Home & School Association still has a few items of Spirit Wear and Mass Day uniforms available at clearance prices. Stop by the office to see what is available and make your payment.

Questions?  Contact Beth Muehlenkamp Nateghi at 740-0746 or loveybam@hotmail.com.

 

Lunch with the Principal –I’d like to congratulate Cole Hanson for being selected for Lunch with the Principal.  Cole 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” – In this week’s St. Andrew “PRIDE” section, I’d like to congratulate those former St. Andrew School students (and their families), that were named to the Honor Roll last school year for the second semester at Delavan-Darien High School (to be on the DDHS High Honor Roll, students must earn a 3.75 or better and Honors is a 3.0 to 3.74 Grade Point Average):

 

St. Andrew School’s Graduating Class of 2009

High Honors – Sarah Kieffer, Amanda McLernon, Joseph Scherer, Breanna Sorg, Daniel Supernaw and Schuyler Willims

Honors – Alexander Koch and Lee Schramski

 

St. Andrew School’s Graduating Class of 2010

            High Honors – John Damrow and Nikolai Thone

Honors – Avery Hembrook, Gordon Patterson, Katie Pence, Stephen Rodriguez and Landon Schramski

 

St. Andrew School’s Graduating Class of 2011

High Honors – Helen Bourgeois

Honors – Emily Zaukas and Emily Zugay

 

St. Andrew School’s Graduating Class of 2012

            High Honors – Katelyn Gonzalez

Honors –Benjamin Carlson, Bradley Carlson, Shelby Gramly, Zachary Koch, Taylor Mortlock, Christopher Ruesch, Ian Showalter and Cassidy Timmerman

 

St. Andrew School is proud of the academic achievement of our former 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

 

We are pleased to be a part of their success.

                                                                                                            Sincerely,

 

John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School

School Committee Meeting Minutes 09.11.13

ST. ANDREW SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013

 

MINUTES

Members Present:        John Chovanec                           Jesse Wright

Cathy Gengler                            Shari Loback

Fr. Jim Schuerman                     Lauren Bandler

Dave Malisow                            Jeff Scherer

Ann Foster                                 Patti Soukup-Absent

Guests:                          Deb Amici

Beth Nateghi, Becki Brusa & Jen Martin (Home & School)

Sean McKean (Building & Grounds)

Tim Ruesch (AD – Athletic)

Darlene Sturtevant & Theresa Watts (Annual Fund)

Principal John Chovanec gave his Principal’s Report.  He reported that we are in need of estimates for installing the Smart Boards from St. Pat’s.  The goal is to have a Smart Board in each class room.  13 Ipads have been ordered with the Grant Money.  Apple TV’s.    The Family Welcome Back Picnic is scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2013.  The school will be participating in the “Soles for Catholic Education” on November 2, 2013 at Mount Mary College.  This will replace the walk-a-thon held in previous years.  Principal John is the contact person for Soles for Catholic Education for our school.    Principal John suggested an alumni activity such as a Spring Co-ed Volleyball Tournament or Bowl-a-thon, and an alumni list is needed to contact all alumni.  St. Andrew’s gained 8 students from St. Pat’s.  A Back to School Parent Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Deb Amici then gave the Teacher’s Report.  She indicated that this year was the best in-service meeting in years, as well as the best faculty meeting.   There will be a new Spanish program, and she noted that the students are happy and excited to be in school.  Principal John sent out a survey to the teachers.  Deb Amici said she would like to focus on building the curriculum in the 7th and 8th grades to make it more current.  She also talked about St. Andrew’s covenant and classroom rules.

St. Nick’s Breakfast – Jen Martin

Cathy Gengler gave the Finance report.  The school is down 5 people from what was budgeted for the school year. Our tuition revenue is short of budget by $22,000.00.  We had budgeted for 9 St. Pat’s students to attend but only 8 are enrolled which created a budget shortfall of $5,787.00.  The St. Ben’s contribution is short of budget by $7,140.00 due to 2 of their students transferring to a Lake Geneva School as their mom received a teaching position in Lake Geneva.  Also, families with 3 children have decided this year to become full-time parishioners of St. Andrew’s.  The decrease in student head count is also attributed to families moving out of the area.

Darlene Sturtevant and Theresa Watts gave a report on the Annual Fund.  The prior year’s donor list needs to be updated.  It was suggested that there be one central list for fundraising.  Other fundraising ideas mentioned were wreath sales and cook dough sales.

Becki Brusa of the Home & School Committee reported on the upcoming Welcome Back to School picnic and suggested additional events for parents and students.  What is the role of the Home & School Committee?

Athletic Director Tim Ruesch advised that 18 girls are on the volleyball team.  He would like to get the scoreboard from St. Pat’s and is talking to Ray Henderson.  Tim reported that basketball will start on November 1, 2013.

Sean McKean of the Building & Grounds Committee reported that the new hot water heater has been installed.  We have secured the Smart Boards from St. Pat’s, and we are checking into books for the classrooms.  We have received an estimate for the parking lot resurfacing of $180,000.00 including repainting the lines.  The boiler is paid for at an approximate cost of $60,000.00.  The school bell system is not working for the older grades.  Principal John is looking into the installation of the Smart Boards.

Susan O’Grady of the Technology Committee reported that 4 modems have been installed.  13 I pads have been ordered.  New computers are needed for the computer lab.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

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September 2013 Parish Newsletter

2013 September Parish Newsletter

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