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St. Andrew's News, February 17, 2023

Hank Royer delivered a check to us this week from the Community Foundation of Dickinson County - Richard Lowry Memorial Fund. The Lowry Fund has brough many blessings to our school to support special programs.

Week of February 13 - 17

MondayNo School, Teacher In-Service

Tuesday – School Mass, 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday – School Mass, 2:00 p.m. (ASH WEDNESDAY); Choir, 2:45 – 3:15


Friday – No Uniform WILD ABOUT WONKA DAY! - WEAR SOLID BRIGHT COLORED SHIRT for Wonka Pictures; (No Canned Good Needed); Fifth Grade to Starbase; NO BUS SERVICE

Saturday - First Reconciliation, 9:00 a.m. Grade 2


This Wednesday is the beginning of lent. We will have Ash Wednesday service at our 2:00 p.m. school mass. The ashes remind us to turn away from sin. It is a symbol of our Christianity and all in attendance at mass - no matter what faith - are welcome to receive ashes on their forehead.

Families are encouraged to make some kind of sacrifice or commitment during lent. One suggestion is to attend mass as a family every weekend - or attend together at your own church. Giving up something or adding more prayer, scripture reading, etc. is also a good idea. We pray that each family can grow in their faith during the coming lenten season.

Rice Bowls will be coming home with the oldest child in each family. Please consider adding money to your family rice bowl as a lenten sacrifice to help the hungry.

Information was sent home about spring pictures. Spring pictures are in clothes of your child's choice. We will also be taking class group pictures that day.

Parent Teacher Conferences are on March 9, 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. Watch for sign-up coming via e-mail next week.

We will be providing a free dental screening through KDHE on March 1. If you would like to opt out for your child, please return the opt out form sent home from nurse Carol Whitehair.

We also now have screenings available at the school to test for Influenza A, Influenza B and Covid. This can only be given to your child with written or verbal permission to school nurse, Carol Whitehair.

We will have mass next week on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Please join us if you can. Mass collections in February go to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Students are encouraged to bring money for mass collections, even if just a coin or two. THANK YOU for teaching your child about the importance of stewardship and helping others.

We will be using the south doors next week.


Please follow these instructions:

  • Pull up to the farthest open spot in the drop off zone.

  • Drop children off and pull out to your left to exit.

  • If bringing children into the building, park in the church parking lot directly east of the main entrance and cross in the cross walk.

  • No parking in the new drop off zone or in front of the parish hall.

  • At dismissal - please pull into the drop off zone and wait - or park in the church parking lot.

  • We will release preschool and any older siblings of preschoolers first - at 2:55.

  • At 3:00 we will dismiss students to parents waiting in the drop off zone first to allow traffic to continue flowing.

  • When pulling up, please take the farthest spot south, and leave room to pull out to your left.

February -

20 – No School, In-service

24 – Grade 5 to STARBASE

25 – First Reconciliation, 9:00 a.m.

28 - Building Committee Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

March –

1 – Dental Screenings

3 – Family Picnic Day; No Uniform Day; Fifth Grade to Starbase; Spring Pictures; End of Third Quarter; Dismiss 1:00

6 – Little Ike Storytime

7 – School Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

8 – Live Literature, 9:45 – Grades Pre-K through 5; Auction Items Due; BOB

9 – Conferences, 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.

10 – Spring Break Begins


Great job to these second and third graders who met their reading goals!

Watch for more pictures each week!!

More dates to add to your calendar-

February 25 – First Reconciliation

March 8 - Live Literature at GPT, 9:45 a.m.

March 23 - Preschool Open House - New Date

April 17 – State Assessment Week

April 21 – Family Picnic Day (no school the first two Fridays in April)

April 24 - Parent Night at Abilene Middle School for Incoming 6th Graders

April 27 – Spring Program

May 4 - Kindergarten Roundup -

May 5 – Field Day

May 11 – Grades K – 2 Field Trip (TENTATIVE)

May 18 – Grades 3 – 5 Field Trip CONFIRMED - Salt Mines in Hutchinson

May 17 – Fifth Grade Promotion Mass

May 19 – Last Day Preschool, Programs in Morning

God bless your family with a GREAT weekend!

Principal Whitehair

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