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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Mr. John Chovanec, Principal
St. Andrew School