St. Nick’s Breakfast – The St Nick’s breakfast is this weekend!!! On Sunday, December 8th, 2013, we will serve all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, and sausage links from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. A sign-up sheet is included in the family envelope this week to fill shifts where we still need help. A huge thank you to all of you who have already signed up!!! An order form is also included for breakfast tickets. These tickets will be sent home with your child. See you all there! A reminder to please get in your donations for the class silent auction baskets!
Hot Lunch – A reminder that ALL Hot Lunch fees are due by the 10th of each month. A $5.00 late fee will be assessed for any payments coming in after the 10th. The December Hot Lunch Menu is included with today’s Family Envelope.
Child Supervision – A reminder to parents that children should never be left unattended during before or after school activities. Teacher duties after school prevent them from supervising children that are waiting for athletic practices or other activities to begin. K-Club is available to families that need supervision of their children before or after school. The safety of our students is of the utmost importance to all of us here at St. Andrew School.
Lights of Love – St. Andrew Parish School would like to announce our fourth annual Christmas tree lighting event, Lights of Love. This is your chance to pay tribute to all those special people that are in you life now or those that are no longer with you, by purchasing a light on our outdoor Christmas tree in their name. The tree lighting ceremony will be December 14th after the 5:00p.m. Family Mass and will stay lit throughout the Christmas Season for all to enjoy. Lights are now on sale for $5.00 each. Please return your Order Form to school by December 11th. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
Christmas Concert Date Change – The Christmas Concert was tentatively listed on the 2013-14 School Calendar on Wednesday, December 18th. That date is incorrect. This year’s Christmas Concert will be held at 7:00p.m. on Thursday, December 19th (in the gym). Please mark your calendars with this new date.
Office Check-in –Please remember to stop in the office for your visitor identification sticker and to sign-in if you are visiting the school. If children are leaving early from school they must be signed out and signed back in when they return. Thank you.
Scrip News – November and December are our biggest months for Scrip sales and I wanted to remind you that there are a lot of retailers who offer extra incentives at this time of the year. Some of your favorite restaurants and stores offer extra percent back right now. This is a great time of year for you to start using Scrip and start building up your tuition credit. For a complete list of bonus percent offers, go to the website glscrip.com and shopwithscrip.com. Also just announced, Starbucks and Kohl’s have joined other retailers and offer ScripNow! as an option for us to purchase. You can set up your presto pay and print ecards right at your house for any ScripNow! retailer. You can get friends and relatives who do not live here to use ScripNow! and help you add to your tuition savings. Any questions call Monica Damrow at 262-215-0511. Happy shopping!
Treat Day – Attention Parents: Treat Day is back! If you wish to pay in advance, the total cost for the year is $4.00. The rest of the days this year are: December 18th, January 15th, February 12th, March 19th, April 16th and May 21st. F.Y.I. – the treats do not contain nuts or nut products. The cost is .50 cents a day. Volunteers are needed to help distribute the treats during the Lunch Period. If you are interested in helping out, please call Christine Maass at 262-374-0323.
Kindergarten through 4th Grade Basketball – There will be a Kindergarten through 2nd Grade and a 3rd through 4th Grade Basketball Program this year. (involving St. Andrew’s, DCS and Our Redeemer students). Registration Forms for this activity are due back by December 12th.
Morning Drop-off Reminder – Please be careful when dropping your children off in the morning or picking them up in the afternoon. Supervision of our playground area before school begins at 8:00 a.m. daily. For the safety of our students, please do not drive on to the playground while students are outside.
Lunch Playground Supervision – The following people have Lunch Playground Supervision for the month of November:
12/2 to 12/6 – Heidi Gamble
12/9 to 12/12 – Coni Murphy
12/16 to 12/20 – Kyle Baar
1/2/14 to 1/3/14 – No One is Signed-up for These Two Days!
1/6 to 1/10 – Anay Luna
Computer Lab Volunteer Needed – Are you someone that enjoys the challenge of working with computers and keepings networks up and running? St. Andrew School is looking for volunteers to provide support for teachers when they bring their classes to the Computer Lab. Please contact Mr. Chovanec at 262-728-6211 if interested.
Elk’s Lodge Hoop Shoot – Walworth-Lakeland Elk’s Lodge #2201 will be holding their annual Hoop Shoot on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Our Redeemer Lutheran School at 1:00p.m.. Registration starts at 12:30p.m..
Market Day News: Time is almost up to place you market day orders. Stock up for the holidays with a ham or turkey breast. Its also nice to have one of the many appetizers on hand for a quick crowd pleaser. Plus there are always cookies! Fill out your order forms and return them to school by December 5. You can also order on-line at www.marketday.com till 11pm Monday December 9. Pick up will be December 12 from 3:30-5.
COOKIE COMPETITION – Quick, call your neighbors and grandma, selling time is up! Please return your 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. 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.
Connect with St. Andrew School – Our school/parish has a website, blog, Facebook page and Twitter feed. The links are below and they provide a great way to stay up-to-date on daily events.
We are looking for parents, students and teachers to contribute photos from all events big and small. Contact Beth Nateghi at email@example.com or 608-343-0346 to pass your photos along.
St. Nick’s Gift Shop – Please donate new items to the Children’s Gift Shop at the St. Nick’s Breakfast. Our inventory is very low this year. We need small new gift items for moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, teachers and pets. We also need tissue paper and gift bags (new or used). Donations can be dropped off at the office and labeled “Gift Shop”. Contact Stephanie Freitag with any questions. Thanks.
December Programs at Aram’s Public Library –
Duct Tape Creations – Thursday, December 5 at 6 pm – Let’s just be honest, duct tape is cool. Even cooler? Making stuff out of it. So come take advantage of the library’s ample supply of duct tape and make something great: a wallet…a bag…jewelry…electronics covers…anything! All materials provided.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors – Saturday, December 7 at 10 a.m. (Registration is required) – Yes, dog lovers…Divot is coming back to hear more stories! Make an appointment to spend time reading with him the first Saturday of each month. Stop by the Children’s Desk or call (262) 728-3111, ext. 117 to reserve your time slot!
Santa Visits the Library! – Saturday, December 14 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. – Santa Claus is coming…to the library! Bring the whole family for the chance to sit on St. Nick’s lap and tell him your holiday wishes. Parents, don’t forget to bring your cameras!
We’ll also be decorating holiday cookies! All of the cookies, both for munching and decorating, will be provided by the Friends of the Aram Public Library.
Snowy Stuffed Animal Story Time – Thursday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Snuggle up in your coziest, warmest pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal friend, and join us for an extra special nighttime story time!
Santa Paws: Pet Food for Fines – December 1 to 30 – Help the homeless animals at Lakeland Animal Shelter and reduce your overdue fines at the same time. During the month of December, we’ll be collecting pet food (both canned and dry) and clay cat litter for the animal shelter. In exchange for your donation, we’ll reduce your overdue fines. This program does not apply to fees for lost or damaged items.
Lunch with the Principal –I’d like to congratulate Joe Brusa for being selected for Lunch with the Principal. Joe is a fourth grade student in Ms. Tracey’s Class. Ben Venteicher(Grade 5), Luke Freitag(Grade 5), Joel Janssen(Kdg.) and Joe will have lunch with me at Culver’s on Wednesday, December 11th. My thanks to all of the students that received a ticket, and keep up the good deeds!
St. Andrew “PRIDE” – In this week’s St. Andrew “PRIDE” section, I’d like to congratulate those St. Andrew School students (and their families), that were named to the Honor Roll for the First Quarter at St. Andrew Parish School (to be on the Honor Roll, students must earn a 3.00 GPA or better).
St. Andrew School’s Graduating Class of 2014
Matthew Fahey, Madeleine Freitag, Cate Gamble, Olivia Hess, MaryClaire O’Keefe, Evelyn Rodriguez, Hana Romero, Andy Ruesch, Alexia Salinas, Madelyn Seuser, Dominic Thone and Carter Torkelson
St. Andrew School’s Graduating Class of 2015
Caroline Flesch, Brittany Flores, Sophia Foster, Eric Gonzalez, Ashley Gregor, Trent Hernandez, Olivia Patterson, Vianney Perez, Aidan Showalter, Madison Stone, Benny Thone, Griffin Tuttle and Jack Wright
St. Andrew School’s Graduating Class of 2016
Taylor Barkes, Jacob Duckworth, Alex Flesch, Ross Gengler, Liana Gonzalez, Jay Greenwald, Braeden Hembrook, Cole Hess, Danny Martinez, Hailey Murphy, AJ Sanchez, Claire Schilz, Burke Struck, Isaiah Swanson, Kailea Timmerman and Maura Vaughn
St. Andrew School’s Graduating Class of 2017
Emiliano Aranda, Victoria Dewey, Luke Freitag, Kyle Janssen, Ashley Lefel, Luke Loback, Payton McCann, Ashlyn McKean, John Moses, Cameron Patterson, Camryn Rendon, Jennifer Ruesch, Jessie Seuser, Fletcher Struck, Ben Venteicher, Kyle Wright and Frederick Zomer
I’d also like to give special recognition to eight students that had a perfect 4.0 GPA for the First Quarter! They are: Sixth Grader Hailey Murphy, Seventh Graders, Caroline Flesch, Sophia Foster, Trent Hernandez, Olivia Patterson and Eighth Graders, Madeleine Freitag, Hana Romero and Alexia Salinas.
St. Andrew Parish School is proud of the academic achievement of our students. It is this dedication to hard work and achievement that will prepare them for future success as adults. As Scripture states: “He who sows sparingly will reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will reap bountifully.”
2 Corinthians 9: 6
John Chovanec, Principal
St. Andrew School