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Parent Letter 1.21.14

St. Andrew School Open House –This Sunday, January 26th (from 10:30a.m. to 1:30p.m.) is 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!  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.  A schedule for next week’s Catholic Schools’ Week is included in today’s Family Envelope.  Please note the collection for “The Tree House”.  Students should bring in socks, new books, and notebooks for children affected by abuse.  We are also collecting cans of soup for our Food Pantry.

 

In order to show our parish families that it’s the start of Catholic Schools’ Week, we ask that all of our students wear their school polo shirts to Mass this weekend.  Thank you for your support of St. Andrew School!

 

Report Cards Second Quarter Report Cards will be sent home on Tuesday, January 28th.  A reminder to parents that because of the end of the quarter, students will have off this Friday, January 24th.  This is an In-service Day for the teachers.

 

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

 

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 Sunday.  Thank you for helping out and we look forward to seeing you at the Open House. 

 

Scholastic Book FairWe still need helpers for the Scholastic Book Fair!  Please see the schedule for helpers in 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.

 

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
ATHLETIC NEWS:  In today’s family envelope is the volunteer sheet for our 12th annual Spartan Spectacular.  This will be our last attempt to find volunteers.  Please consider helping out.  This program is very important to the school and to the athletics.  Did you know that the Athletics is not in the school budget?  That is why 12 years ago, a few parents came up with the idea to have this tournament so the Athletics had funds to purchase equipment, etc.  Without Spartan Spectacular the school would have to include Athletics in their budget.  If that happens, then our tuition costs will go up and so will the Athletic fee to participate in the program.  We don’t mean to sound so blunt, but we want everyone to realize the domino effect that would happen if there was no Spartan Spectacular.  The Athletic Committee is doing all they can to keep the program alive.  But we can’t do it without YOU!  Please sign up for some shifts and return the volunteer sheet via family envelope.  We truly understand that by volunteering doesn’t mean you have the time, it means you have a heart.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

Spartan Bucks are available to purchase at concessions during games.

Spartan passes are available to purchase at Admissions.  If you already purchased your pass, it is waiting for you at admissions.

When attending any of our basketball games, please enter through the front entrance.  For the safety of our players, do NOT enter through the back entrance.  We need to keep the floors dry.

Our very own Spartan teams are playing Monday night, 1/20 Boys @ 7:45pm.  Tuesday night, 1/21 Girls @ 7:30pm.  Saturday night, 1/25 Girls @ 7pm and Boys @ 8:15pm.  We hope you all can come out and cheer our players on! 

 

 Please remember, if you come with younger children, please keep an eye on them. Children in grades K-5 need to have a parent with them to stay after school for Spartan Spectacular.  For their safety, they can’t be running around.  We will have crayons and coloring books available in the concession area, if they would like to sit and color and draw.

 

We have late start games on Thursday, 1/23 and Monday, 1/27.  Those games don’t start til 5pm.  Children will not be able to stay after school those two days, as there will be no supervision available.  Your child is welcome to attend Homework Club on Thursday and then come to the gym if they would like.

THANK YOU EVERYONE THAT HAS VOLUNTEERED!  We are looking forward to another exciting year!!!  GO SPARTAN’S!!!!!!!!!

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

            1/20 to 1/23 – Patterson Family

            We have no one signed up for January 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th and February 3rd, 5th and 6th!

 

Market Day News: Included in last week’s family envelope you were 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 Quinn O’Grady for being selected for Lunch with the Principal.  Quinn is a third grade student in Mrs. Raykovich’s Class.  My thanks to all of the students that received a ticket, and keep up the good deeds! 

 

St. Andrew “PRIDE” – As we enter Catholic Schools’ week on Sunday, I’d like to share with you a statement about Catholic education entitled:

 

“Credo of Catholic School Education”

 

I believe that Catholic school education is:

 

  A stepping stone to a better and faith-filled way of life

 

A preparation for young people to handle the challenges of this world in a Christ-like manner

 

Essential to the life of the Church-at-large

 

A gift to the Church and to the world

 

A spiritual lifeline in a complicated, challenging world

 

A way to educate the whole person for service in a world so desperately in need of kindness, compassion and “otherness”

 

An important opportunity for society to experience God’s call–our vocation–our charisma

 

A privileged means of building community among students, faculty and parents

 

Vital to the future of the Catholic Church in training and empowering tomorrow’s leaders to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God

 

A faith journey … a hope journey… a journey of love

 

Included with today’s Parent Newsletter is a letter from Archbishop Jerome Listecki to Catholic School Parents. Thank you for all that you do to support our journey at St. Andrew Parish School. 

 

Happy Catholic Schools’ Week!

 

Sincerely,

 

 

John Chovanec, Principal

St. Andrew School

 

Parent Letter 12.3.13

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 21stF.Y.I. – the treats do not contain nuts or nut products.  The cost is .50 cents a day.  Volunteers are needed to help distribute the treats during the Lunch Period.  If you are interested in helping out, please call Christine Maass at 262-374-0323. 

 

Kindergarten through 4th Grade Basketball – There will be a Kindergarten through 2nd Grade and a 3rd through 4th Grade Basketball Program this year.  (involving St. Andrew’s, DCS and Our Redeemer students).  Registration Forms for this activity are due back by December 12th.

 

Morning Drop-off Reminder – Please be careful when dropping your children off in the morning or picking them up in the afternoon.  Supervision of our playground area before school begins at 8:00 a.m. daily.  For the safety of our students, please do not drive on to the playground while students are outside. 

 

Lunch Playground Supervision – The following people have Lunch Playground Supervision for the month of 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 1/10Anay Luna

 

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

 

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

 

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.
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 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   

 

 

                                                                                                            Sincerely,

 

 

John Chovanec, Principal

                                                                                                            St. Andrew School

 

                            

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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