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St. Andrew's News, February 3, 2023


Bishop Vincke brought the gospel to life through his homily on Tuesday.

We were so blessed to have Bishop visit during Catholic Schools Week!



Week of February 6 -10-

Monday – Fifth Grade to Starbase

Tuesday – School Mass, 2:00 p.m.; School Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m.; AUCTION CALLING NIGHT, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday - School Mass, 2:00 p.m.; Choir, 2:45 – 3:15; BOB, 3:00 - 4:00; AUCTION CALLING NIGHT, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday – Little Ike Storytime; FFA Classroom Visits, School Finance Council Meeting, 4:00 p.m.

Friday – FREEBIE No Uniform - WEAR YOUR TEAM COLORS!; First Grade to Bingo at Village Manor, 1:00 p.m.


Thank you to all who helped us celebrate Catholic Schools Week! We had a wonderful week and appreciate the prayers and support for our school!!


We loved the saint costumes on Monday!!


Can you guess these saints?






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.


School Council meets this Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the school gym.


Battle of the Books is Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Left - Whitney Kollhoff, center was the winner of this year's spelling bee in grades 3 - 5. Second place went to Paige Evans (L) and third was Brooklyn Brooks (R)

Right - Abigail Whitehair (C) won the grade K - 2 spelling bee and Creyton Berns (L) and Veronica Brooks (R) were runners-up.


Valentine's Day on Tuesday, February 14, teachers will be sending class lists in grades K - 5. Preschool students do not address to specific children, just sign their name on the back (Parents' help is ok with this many) and send enough for each child in the class. Students participating need to make a valentine for each child in his/her class only - not for students in other classes. Valentines may be brought on Monday, February 13 or Tuesday, February 14.


February -

6 – Grade 5 to STARBASE

7 – School Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

8 – BOB, 3:00 - 4:00

9 – 2:00 – FFA Visit; Little Ike Storytime; School Finance Meeting, 4:00 p.m.

10 – FREEBIE NO UNIFORM DAY - wear your team colors; Bingo at Village Manor, Grade 1, 1:00 p.m.

13 – Grade 5 to STARBASE

14 – Valentine Tiger Day, Hosted by Grades K & 4, Bring $1 for Games

17 – Grade 5 to STARBASE

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.


More dates to add to your calendar-

February 25 – First Reconciliation

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

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 5 – Field Day

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

May 18 – Grades 3 – 5 Field Trip (TENTATIVE)

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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