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Parish Council Minutes 8.19.2014

 

ST. ANDREW PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

August 19, 2014

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Fr. Angel called the meeting to order at 7:35 P.M.

PRESENT: Fr. Angel, Shari Loback, Patti Soukup, Lauren Bandler, Patti Wright, Cevin Moses, Enrique Rodriguez, Dan Seuser, Paul Schmelzer, John Chovanec

ABSENT: Jim Stiles, Tom Bertrand, Tina Janssen

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: June, 2014 Parish Council minutes approved.

PASTORS REPORT:

  • DePietro Design Assoc. met with the Gathering Space Committee to discuss options/ideas.
  • Fr. Angel has hired Shelley Koch for the part-time Admin Assistant position.
  • Cindy Morales has been hired as Director of Religious Education and Administrative Assistant part-time at the school.
  • Fr. Angel’s brother has volunteered to act as the Bilingual Administrator for our Parish.
  • Fr. Angel is working closely with a company to have a statue of Saint Andrew made for placement on the altar.
  • Cemetery funding is low.   Ideas welcome on how to increase funding. (Sell lane names, one suggestion)
  • John Chovanec and Fr. Angel have been working together to create the “Let the Children Come to me” Fund, which is a tuition assistance program for parish families.   Donations will be accepted during church.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND FINANCE– Tina Janssen:

  • Neill Flood provided a list of needs from the outside of the parish buildings.  The committee will be meeting to review needs on the inside of the buildings.  Re-striping the parking lot is the top priority and to be done shortly.  Replacing of the lot to come most likely in the next spring/summer when school is not in session.
  • Bequest of $700,000.00 (Parish) & $875,000.00 (School) has been sent to the Catholic Community Foundation for investing in our Endowment Fund.  A motion was passed that $500,000 of the school portion be maintained in the endowment fund (just as $500,000 is to be maintained in the parish endowment fund).  The income from the fund could be used to supplement future school needs.
  • Accepted offer on Robert Brown Property of $62,000 to close on August 29, 2014
  • 2014-15 Budget was approved on 7/19/14 and sent to the Archdiocese on 8/15/14.

Finance committee meetings will be changing to the 2nd Tuesday of the month beginning on September 9th.

HUMAN CONCERNS– Patti Soukup

  • Men’s Homeless Shelter is preparing for opening and in need of volunteers.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP– Paul Schmelzer

  • Liturgy for the Mass of Remembrance is scheduled for November 5th
  • Discussed inventory of liturgical supplies and there are concerns for setup of the 7:30 and 9:30 Masses.

COMMUNICATIONS– Shari Loback:

  • Shari Loback is investigating the various Robo Calling services to deliver a weekly/monthly message from Fr. Angel to parishioners.
  • ½ of the Bulletin Board in the back of Church will now be used for Parish Communications.   This will include Parish Council minutes.

 

DREAMING AND VISIONING– Patti Wright:

  • St. Andrew’s will host a Mission during Lent in 2015.  Father Ed Shea has been invited to perform the Masses.
  • The Hispanic Community has offered to host the Harvest Pot Luck this year.   The dinner is scheduled for October 19, 2014.  A full Mexican Meal will be provided but those attending will be asked to bring a beverage or dessert.
  • Women in Christ Conference is scheduled for November 1st in Milwaukee.   Theresa Watts is working on advertising for this event.
  • An Assembly of the Councils/Ministries is scheduled for October 25th at 9:00 a.m. in the school cafeteria.   The purpose of this meeting is to gather all people involved with either a committee or a ministry to talk about our individual committee/ministry goals and how we can work together to share a common goal for our Parish.
  • Dishing with the Disciples planning is underway.  October will either be Ask the Priest (Fr. Angel) or a Palium Lecture.  November will have a guest speaker from Columbia St. Mary’s in Milwaukee.  The speaker is a physician recommended by the Archdiocese who will discuss “Death and Dying” and the Catholic Church’s view on each topic.

 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE– Lauren Bandler:

  • The committee has met for the first time to kick off 2014-15 school year and discussed their goals for the year.   The goals decided upon are: Promote the school better; rate our school by benchmarking against other schools in the area; explore uniforms for students.
  • School committee meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.

 

HISPANIC LEADERS COMMITTEE– Enrique Rodriguez:

  • Fiesta Festival is scheduled on Saturday, September 13th.  They are hopeful that the entire Parish Community attends.

 

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS– Dan Seuser:

  • Buildings & Grounds has not met over the summer.

 

PARISH LIFE– Cevin Moses:

  • Portrait Sessions are complete however, the office is still gathering submitted photos from those that did not attend a portrait session.
  • A parish picnic was a huge success.
  • Dinners for 8 will begin in November.   Gretchen Wolfer and Giovanna Moses are heading up the organization of the program.
  • The committee is looking at starting a “Movie Night” once a month in the cafeteria following Saturday night Mass.  They would possibly offer dinner (i.e. pizza, hot dogs) along with the movie.
  • Parish Life will be meeting on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 5:30 in the rectory.   They are looking for new members.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

LIAISON ASSIGNMENTS

  • Patti Wright has been moved to Secretary of Parish Council and liaison for Human Concerns.
  • Patti Soukup will be liaison for Dreaming and Visioning/ Christian Formation

GATHERING SPACE PROJECT– Lauren Bandler:

  • Committee is still discussing the goals of the space and evaluating options.

BY-LAWS– Fr. Angel:

  • Shelley Koch will work with Paul Schmelzer and Dan Seuser to review the by-laws and identify any needed updates.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Revise Mission Statement of Parish:   Fr. Angel, Cevin Moses and Shari are working to revise the St. Andrews Mission Statement. Other parishioners will be consulted upon request. Options will be presented on October 25th during the Assembly of the Councils/Ministries.
  • Strategic Planning & Audit: Tabled until next meeting due to time restraint.
  • Focus on More Community Outreach: Tabled until next meeting due to time restraint.
  • Letter to Parish & Survey:  Fr. Angel and Shari Loback are developing a letter to the parish community and a survey through Survey Monkey to evaluate the needs of our parish.
  • Phone system upgrade:  There is a need to upgrade the phone system for the parish and school to ensure calls are answered and can be easily transferred between buildings.
  • Workshop at Notre Dame:  John Chovanec reported that he, Sean Donagan and Fr. Angel recently attended a workshop at Notre Dame where they learned how to make our school more visible and gained ideas on becoming more welcoming to both English and Hispanic communities.

ADJOURNED:  A motion to adjourn by Lauren Bandler, seconded by Paul Schmelzer at 9:00 P.M.

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED

Patti Wright

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John Damrow Chosen as Outstanding Senior

John Damrow Chosen as Outstanding Senior

Parish Council Minutes 2.18.14

                                     ST. ANDREW PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2014

 

CALL TO ORDER: Fr. Jim called the meeting to order at 7:33 P.M.

PRESENT: Fr. Jim, Shari Loback, Tina Jansen, Enrique Rodriguez, Patti Soukup, Lauren Bandler, Patty Wright and Jim Stiles.

ALSO PRESENT: Tim O’Neill

ABSENT: Fr. Angel, Tom Bertrand

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The minutes from the January Parish Council meeting approved via E-Mail to the Council.

PASTORS REPORT: Fr. Jim stated that he would address items on the agenda

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE:

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND FINANCE:  Tina reported that the committee did not meet.

HUMAN CONCERNS: Fr. Jim stated that human concerns meets tomorrow, and it is St. Andrews turn to host the homeless shelter next week and that volunteers are needed.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP: Nothing to report

COMMUNICATIONS: Shari noted that she will be handing over the parish calendar to Virginia the parish secretary.

Christian Formation: Fr. Jim reported that Patty Wright will be council liaison for Christian Formation.

SCHOOL COMMITTEE: Shari reported that there are 148 students enrolled at this time and that there are 8 new kindergarten families interested for next year. She added that the Town Hall meeting will be held on March 19th at 6:30 with a presentation on the dangers of the internet for 4th thru 8th grade students.

HISPANIC LEADERS COMMITTEE: Enrique noted that Fr. Angel talked about a bilingual mass the last Sunday of the month geared toward the youth. He stated that he had applications for the men’s Emmaus retreat.

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS: Tim O’Neil representative from buildings and grounds stated that the city fire inspector did an inspection of the church basement (food pantry); he determined that the fixtures are a fire hazard and need to be replaced. He also indicated that the outlets for the freezers should also be replaced. Tim spoke with Watt’s Electric to get an estimate for the cost of these items which came in around  $1500. and $1800. He added that the food pantry is willing to pay half of the cost of these repairs.  Tim requested that this item be taken to the next finance meeting for approval.

OLD BUSINESS:

NEXT STEPS IN FORMATION OF PARISH LIFE TEAM: Fr. Jim asked for suggestions for members of this team.

SYNOD PREPARATION: Fr. Jim stated that there is a need for representatives for the March 1, 2014 meeting to be held at St. Francis De Sales in Lake Geneva.  The following will be attending, Lauren Bandler, Fr. Jim. Fr. Angel and Jim Stiles.

COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS GATHERING SPACE: Father Jim reported that at this time the committee consists of Neil Flood, Lauren Bandler, Jim Stiles and Father Jim.

NEW BUSINESS:

NEW COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES: Father Jim stated that the council is still in need of 3 members to replace those that have been vacated. He noted that the following committees have no council liaison, bldgs. & grounds, prayer & worship, and human concerns. Patti Soukup volunteered to be liaison for the human services committee. Father asked for nominations for council president. Father Jim moved that this item be tabled to the call of the chair at the next meeting.

OTHER: Father Jim stated that Ash Wednesday will be March 5th with Mass to be said at 7:30 & 8:30am, 5:00 & 7:00pm and distribution of ashes will be at 12:15 pm.

ADJOURNED:  A motion to adjourn by Jim Stiles, seconded by Lauren Bandler at 8:30 P. M.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMIITTED

PATTI SOUKUP

PARISH COUNCIL SECRETARY

Nine DDHS students selected for Badger State

Congratulations to 2 St. Andrew Parish School Alumni, Helen Bourgeois and Emily Zugay.

Delavan-Darien School District News

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Nine Delavan-Darien High School juniors were named to represent DDHS at Badger Boys and Badger Girls State this year.

The female representatives are Helen Bourgeois, Emily Zugay, Madison Stronach and Amanda Huerta, who is an alternate.

The male representatives include Tim Clark, Max Grover, Andrew Pierson, and Alonzo Ortiz and Adam Drefs, who are alternates.

Students who participate in Badger Boys and Badger Girls State have met the following qualifications:

  • have an interest in government and citizenship,
  • excelled academically (Boys upper 1/3 & Girls upper ½ of their class),
  • outstanding qualities of — leadership, good moral character, cooperativeness, dependability and participation in extra-curricular activities.

“This is a wonderful opportunity and experience given to students at DDHS,” Principal Mark Schmitt said. “It opens the door for many other opportunities, such as scholarships that are offered only to Badger State Delegates.”

Badger Boys and Badger Girls State are experiences…

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School Committee Minutes 2.5.14

ST. ANDREW SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 REGULAR MEETING

 February 5, 2014 – 7:00 P.M.

 MINUTES

 Members Present:

John Chovanec                           Jesse Wright

Fr. Jim Schuerman                     Shari Loback

Dr. Jeff Scherer                          Dave Malisow

Members Absent:        

Fr. Angel Anaya

Cathy Gengler

Anne Foster

Lauren Bandler

The minutes of the January 8, 2014 meeting were approved.

There was no Pastor’s Report.

See handout for Principal's Report 2.5.14Principal’s Report.  IPads have arrived.  Teachers are excited.  Apps for whiteboards need to be adjusted.

The family intent form was sent out in the Family Envelope.  So far, 35 have been returned committing for next year.  At the Open House, there were 8 prospective kindergarten families in attendance.  A letter is going out to prospective age 4 preschooler families.  Beth Nateghi inquired if a brochure should be included.

A Dangers of Internet seminar is being sponsored by the Home & School Committee.

The Hermann family left to go to St. Frances DeSales

Reminder:  School Choice Policy

Teachers Report:   Michelle Raykovich will be having surgery and will be out for a minimum of 6 weeks.  Diane Meyer will be the substitute teacher.

Finance Report:  Cathy Gengler reported that we are down to 148 families.  Inquiry was made if anybody was heading up the bowling fundraiser.

Home & School Committee: $13,000.00 raised by St. Nicks Breakfast. Chairperson needed for Gift Shop. Ideas for Fund Raisers: Atomic Clocks Fund, Easter Lights of Love etc.

Technology Committee:

IPads, screen protectors and covers have been paid for.  The school server is overloaded.  Quotes for a new server are being considered.  (Ideas) Technology teaching for teachers.  The Tour de Tech will be held May 17, 2014.  Even if you don’t ride, stop at stations show your support.  The technology budget is at $0.

Building & Grounds-Preparing for Budget.

Athletics:  Spartan Spectacular ended on time even with weather delay.  It was a great success.

Old Business:  Invitation for a St. Patrick’s member to join the School Committee.

A discussion was had regarding how we are organized; i.e. Home & School – what are their responsibilities?   Discussion of Governance, how the various committee’s fit in the organization.

School Cancelled: Monday & Tuesday, January 27 & 28, 2014

Stay tuned…Wednesday doesn’t sound so warm either. Stay safe.

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

 

 

 

Book Fair 2014: January 25-31 – Download the Book Fair App!

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Dear Parents and Families:

Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Of all the skills children learn, it is the one you can influence the most.

We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives.

Our Scholastic Book Fair theme – Book Fair Fiesta: ¡Yo Quiero Libros! ¡Vamos a Leer! (I Want Books! Let’s Go Read!) –surrounds students in the celebration of reading with hundreds of fun, engaging, affordable books for them to discover. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired sills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get.

Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved while they’re young. Now is the time. Since there will never be a substitute for a parent’s direct involvement in his/her child’s education, please make plans to visit our Book Fair. Hope to see you there!

Book Fair Dates: 

Sunday January 26 (8:00am-1:00pm)

 

Monday January 27 and Tuesday January 28 (12:30pm-3:30pm)

 

Wednesday January 29 (8:30am-3:30pm) and (6:00pm-9:00pm)

 

Thursday January 30 and Friday January 31 (8:30am-3:30pm)

Before you visit the Book Fair be sure to download the FREE Book Fairs App to help you find the right fit books for your child. For more information, visit: scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs. And if you’re all booked up during Book Fair week be sure to visit the Book Fair online at scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available for an extended time from January 17 to February 6 . We look forward to having you participate in our Fair, and remember, all purchases benefit our school.

Ski Club Begins this Friday, Jan 10th

ST. ANDREW’S SKI CLUB INFORMATION PACKET 2013/2014 

What is the Ski Club program? A six week long ski or snow board program for students in 3rd grade and older. The package includes one-way transportation, lift tickets, lesson and rental equipment, if applicable, at Alpine Valley Ski Resort. Sessions including a one-hour lesson the first week. (Additional lessons can be purchased for $16.00 per lesson) with the remainder of the session open for free skiing. The program will start on Friday January 10th and run for six weeks.

What are the benefits? The ski club program offers students the opportunity to learn a healthy, exciting outdoor sport that can be enjoyed the rest of their lives. Safety and proper conduct on the slopes is stressed, as well as having a good time.
You have the option to ski or snow board.
During the six week program you do NOT pay for any missed sessions.
Ala carte pricing, you only pay for what you need. (Lift, equipment, lessons)
Parents and guests are invited to ski on Club dates also for the reduced rates.

* Students will receive a ‘Club Card’ that can be used for reduced prices at times other than the weekly club night: lift tickets -$16.00 and rental equipment -$16.00. Valid during non-holiday periods Sunday thru Friday after 3:00p.m. (This is in addition to the regular Friday sessions and is valid for the 13/14 ski season or $5.00 off during holiday rates)
What is the cost? With own equipment $160.00 (Includes one lesson at any level)
With rental equipment $250.00 (Includes one lesson at any level)
**Price includes one-way bus transportation to Alpine Valley. (Please see additional note on transportation at the end)

What kind of lift ticket will we receive? All students will be given a Club Card listing their name, school, equipment info and ability level, that they will keep for the season. Students will also receive a new lift ticket each week.. With this ticket, the non-renter can proceed directly to the skiing area and the renter directly to the rental department for equipment. All tickets and club Cards are the responsibility of the ticket holder and lost tickets will not be replaced without good cause.
Club cards will not be replaced for any reason if lost after the first six sessions.

How does the lesson program work? A one hour lesson at any level is included in the package. In addition to the lesson students will also be given an on slope evaluation as to their current ability and given a sticker to wear attesting to their proficiency level. The sticker is color-coded to correspond with the relative difficulty of each slope. This way, the students can match themselves to the skiing terrain and they should be able to ski safely.
If a student wants additional lessons they can be purchased for $16.00 each. We have found in the past that most students only take one or two lessons even when they are offered more.

Are lessons requiredYES Every student is required to have an evaluation the first week to show his or her proficiency level. All beginners will also take a lesson the first week. Intermediate and advanced level students are required to take their one free lesson sometime within the six trips. All students, regardless of ability, are required to have an evaluation sticker on their ticket. This will be given out the first week.

How do we get our rental equipment? Students renting equipment proceed through the rental desk to the rental area, where the employees will select the proper equipment quickly and efficiently. All information from the student’s rental form is already written on their rental form. (These will be sent home in the family envelope each week. Just fill out and send back to school in the family envelope) All rental equipment is individually marked for easy identification. This identification is recorded each week on the student’s ticket and noted when the equipment is returned at the end of each session. Failure to return rental equipment will result in the loss of ski privileges.
What if we have our own equipment? Students need to bring their own equipment to school (sorry, Durham Bus Company will not permit ski equipment on the morning to school, bus) on Friday mornings and put it in the concessions area by the gym. Students will take it from here on their way out the 7th street doors to the bus.
What do we wear? The basic necessities are a warm jacket, a hat that covers the ears, insulated gloves or mittens, a good pair of ski socks and some type of waterproof pants. All snowboarders are required to wear a helmet. (Club members can purchase a helmet at the Alpine Valley pro shop for 10% off with club card or any sports store, MC Sports has a good selection and good prices around $30)

Helmets can be rented from Alpine Valley for an additional $10.00 per session. ($60 for six weeks)

Ski dates and times:
Fridays, January 10th, 17th,24th, 31st and February 7th and Sunday February 17th , 2014.
We will leave school at 3:30 p.m.from the 7th street gym doors.
Sunday February 17th, 2014 will be our annual family ski and pizza party day.
Friday February 14th and 21st are reserved as make up dates.
If an emergency occurs:
In case of an accident or serious illness, a chaperone will accompany your child to the nearest medical facility. Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhom. You will be notified immediately. In order for your child to participate in this program, we need the information on the Emergency Medical Consent form must filled out. One form is needed for each student.
Helpful Hints:
Lockers are available (and recommended) and take 3 quarters (75 cents) so come
prepared and then there will be no need to wait in line for change. Sharing with a friend is
a good idea, but remember there is only one key, be sure the key is pinned to a piece of
inner clothing. A lost key results in a $5.00 replacement fee.
Bring a snack to eat on the bus heading to the ski hill, but please, no littering on the bus.
There is a cafeteria on site to purchase food if you choose.
SKI CLUB STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY CODE
1 Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
2 People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
3 You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
4 Whenever starting downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
5 Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
6 Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
7 Prior to using any lift, you must have knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

PAYMENT DUE DATE REMINDER FOR YOUR RECORDS:
Please see payment agreement form below for full details

Payment due date Amount due Amount due
with own equipment with rental equipment

January 10th $100* $130*
January 17th $15 $30
January 24th $15 $30
January 31st $15 $30
February 7th $15 $30
Total $160 Total $250

PLEASE KEEP THE ABOVE PACKET PAGES
FOR YOUR REFERENCE

Chaperone information:
Alpine Valley will provide one free adult chaperone lift ticket for every 20 Ski Club students. The Ski Club director needs to know which parents are skiers and want to rotate through the six weeks of skiing. Please indicate on the form below which week(s) you will be available to chaperone. Additional parents who wish to ski can purchase lift tickets for $16.00 and equipment rental for $16.00 if needed.
CHAPERONE SIGN-UP
I will need a minimum of two chaperones each week. I would prefer if one of the chaperones was a skier or snow boarded each week
In order to participate as a chaperone you must have completed the SAFEGUARDING TRAINING program. If you have questions about this please call the school office.
Chaperone(s) name ____________________________________________________
Home phone _______________________Cell phone _________________________
Please check one: _____Non-skier Skier with own equipment
_____ Skier needing to rent equipment
Date(s) I can chaperone:_____ Available all dates, _____January 10th
_____January 17th, _____January 24th, _____ January 31st, _____ February 7th
_____February 14th (Make up day if needed) February 21st (Make up day if needed)
Patrick Fleming will be contacting chaperones with the date(s) to which they are assigned.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT ST. ANDREW’S SKI CLUB
St. Andrew’s 2013-2014 Ski & Snowboard Club
Payment agreement form :
Please choose one of the following options. If you have any questions or need to set up other payment arrangements please call Patrick Fleming at 262-749-4775
2013/14 Payment options:
_____OPTION 1: Payment in full * With own equipment $160.00)
With rental equipment $250.00 (Due before 1/12/14)
* Student will receive their Alpine Valley club cards for discounts upon receipt of full payment.
Club cards can also be used for $5.00 discount off lift tickets during holiday times & $16 lift tickets Sun-Fri after 3:00.
_____OPTION 2: Pay as you play: Make first payment before January 10th, 2014 then make four weekly payments as we go.

Payment due date Amount due Amount due
with own equipment with rental equipment

January 10th $100* $130*
January 17th $15 $30
January 24th $15 $30
January 31st $15 $30
February 7th $15 $30
Total $160 Total $250
NOTE: PLEASE, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE UP TO DATE OTHERWISE STUDENT WILL LOOSE SKI PRIVILEGES UNTIL CURRENT. This will be enforced this year.

 

Signing this agreement confirms that I have read and understand the above options and
accept the payment terms I have chosen above.
Student name:_________________ Parent or Guardian Signature_________________________ Date_________
TRANSPORTATION NOTE: PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN
In the past few years that I have been ski club director, I have found the on most weeks the bus going to the ski hill is full, but upon returning there are only a few students. Many are being picked up by parents at the ski hill or are car pooling back home because they are choosing to ski later that the 7:00 club designated ending time. This worked very well in past years so bus transportation will only be available from school to Alpine Valley. It will be your responsible to arrange transportation from the ski hill to home.
IF THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT TRANSPORTATION PLEASE CALL PATRICK FLEMING AT 262-728-6264(home) or 262-749-4775(cell)
I have read and understand the above transportation note:
Parents signature________________________________ Date___________________
Students name __________________________________
PLEASE FILL OUT THESE FORMS(3 pages) AND RETURN TO SCHOOL OR EMAIL BACK BY
FRIDAY JANUARY 10, 2014

Questions or concerns call Patrick Fleming at
262-749-4775

 

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