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  • Principal Whitehair

St. Andrew's News, February 24, 2023


Congratulations to Emma Horsfall (left) who placed second, and to Brooklyn Brooks (right) who placed first in the Elks Essay Contest this year.

This year's theme was, "What is Your American Dream?"

Representing the Elks are Devon Neal and Nancy Sanchez.


Thank you to fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Anguiano, for helping students learn more about essay writing and patriotism through the Elks Essay Contest.


Week of February 27 - March 3


Monday – Auction Committee Chair Virtual Meeting, 6:00


Tuesday – School Mass, 2:00 p.m.; Building Committee Meeting, 6:00


Wednesday – Dental Screening; School Mass, 2:00 p.m.; Choir, 2:45 – 3:15; Lenten Study Group, 5:00 - 6:00 in School Gym


Thursday – Grades 4 - 5 to High School for AMS Matinee;

READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY - Dr. Seuss Day - NO UNIFORM day - wear comfy clothes and bring a stuffed animal or small pillow for our READ-In.


Friday No Uniform with an item for the Food Bank, Family Picnic Day, End third Quarter, Dismiss 1:00; Fifth Grade to Starbase;




DON'T MISS THE STUDENT PICTURES BELOW!!


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. Parents are also welcome to join our lenten study group on Wednesday evenings in the school gym, 5:00 - 6:00. You are also welcome to join us for Stations of the Cross on Fridays that we have school at 12:05.


Congratulations to second graders making their First Reconciliation tomorrow morning. We hope you will always stay close to God through this sacrament! Special thanks to parents, teacher Mrs. Woods, Mrs. Brooks (DRE) and Fr. Peter for preparing them for this day.


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, also - next Friday, March 3.


Parent Teacher Conferences are on March 9, 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sign-up was sent via e-mail. Call the school office if you have trouble signing up.


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., and Stations of the Cross on Fridays that we have school at 12:05 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.



February -

25 – First Reconciliation, 9:00 a.m.

26 - Auction Committee Chair Virtual Meeting

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


March –

1 – Dental Screenings; Lenten Study Group Begins, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

2 - Grades 4 & 5 to AMS Matinee, The Little Mermaid at AHS.; Read Across America & Dr. Seuss Day - NO UNIFORM - Wear Comfy Clothes and bring a stuffed animal or small pillow.

3 – Family Picnic Day; No Uniform Day with Item or $1 for Food Bank; 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.; No School

10 – Spring Break Begins; No School

22 - Bob

23 - Preschool Open House, 5:30 - 7:30

24 - Grade K to Bingo at Village Manor; IHM Sisters Visit; Stations of the Cross at 12:15 p.m.



WE MET OUR THIRD QUARTER READING GOAL!!

Great job to these students who met their reading goals!

Watch for more pictures each week!!


More dates to add to your calendar-

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 CONFIRMED - Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan and Hildebrand Dairy

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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