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St. Andrew's News, January 19, 2024

Updated: Jan 21


JOY!!! - What a blessing to see the pure joy on their faces!!

Snowball Fun!! Thank you, parents, for helping your child with their homework. Students who met their first semester reading goal enjoyed a SNOWBALL party on Friday complete with a friendly snowball fight, hot chocolate and a treat.


Monday – Proclamation Signing at City Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday – Mass, 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday – Mass, 2:00 p.m.; Choir, 2:45 - 3:15

Thursday 

Friday – Class Auction Projects Due

 

Other Notes -

  • Masses next week Tuesday & Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.

  • School Mass Collection - School Auction


THANK YOU for encouraging your child to do his/her homework - reading at home each school night and practicing math facts appropriate for his/her age. Those who met their first semester class reading goal enjoyed a "SNOWBALL PARTY" on Friday afternoon. Reading to and with your child will help develop important literacy skills. New goals are in place for the second semester. REMINDER - students who attend after school are reading each night and can count those minutes.


Some of the after school students will represent our school at the Proclamation Signing at City Hall on Monday. We will try to take students who get picked up later. Let us know if you DO NOT want your child to attend. We would appreciate a few extra drivers if you are available 3:45 - 4:15, or parents feel free to bring students on your own to join us - city library meeting room.


PLEASE COME!!! Students and staff will be helping with 10:30 mass next Sunday, January 28. We would LOVE TO FILL the pews with as many St. Andrew's Students as possible. Students attending, wearing a uniform, and sitting with our group up front will earn a no uniform coupon. A taco bar will be provided after mass in the school gym.


AUCTION NEWS!!

HELPERS NEEDED before, during and after the auction. Please find a way to share the gifts and talents of your family members in some way to support this important fundraiser. Donations and help count toward stewardship hours.


Sign up links-

Auction Committees- https://signup.com/go/wDWixhT



CLASS PROJECTS - Each student is asked to help with their class auction project by sending a small donation to help cover the cost. A donation of $5 - 10 per child is suggested. Any amount above the expense of the class project goes to the auction profit. If this is a financial hardship for your family, even $1 is

appreciated and allows each child to be part

of the classroom project. Send to your child's teacher by January 19.


Raffle Tickets can be turned in each Friday for a chance at weekly prizes. Can we set a NEW SCHOOL RECORD for sales this year?? More tickets are always available in the tub on the front porch of the school.


Ticket sales started January 17. Tickets this year are $50 each.


BUTTONS STILL NEEDED for a special all-school art project. Each child & staff member will be represented with a button on our special project. Shades of blue & cream colors are needed. Please send to school if you have any to share. We will also have plenty to choose from if you do not have one at home to send with your child.


Coming Soon -

  • School Auction, Mardi Gras, 2024 - February 10, 2023


Calendar Items -


January-

  • 22 - Proclamation Signing at City Hall, 4:00 p.m.

  • 26 - Class Auction Projects Due

  • 28 - Catholic Schools Week Begins - Students and staff attend 10:30 mass and participate in ministries

  • 29 - Dress as a Career You Admire

  • 30 - Mass with Bishop Vincke, 1:30; Hat and Silly Sock Day

  • 31 - Mass, 2:00, Red, White, and Blue Day

February-

  • 1 – Bread in Bag, Grades 3 – 5, 9:00 a.m.; Spelling Bee, 12:45

  • 2 – Family Picnic Day/No Uniform with $1 or Item for the Food Bank, Talent Show & Sock Hop

  • 9 – No School, Auction Workday

  • 10 – Auction, “Mardi Gras, 2024”

  • 12 – School Mass, 2:00 (Change this Week)

  • 13 – Valentine Tiger Day; School Council, 6:30 p.m.

  • 14 – Ash Wednesday

  • 17 – First Reconciliation

  • 19 – No School, Spiritual Renewal Day


Important Spring Dates -

  • February 9, No School, Auction Workday

  • February 10, Auction

  • First Reconciliation, Saturday, February 17, 9:00 a.m.

  • Stations of the Cross - Feb. 16, 23, March 1, 22

  • March 1, Dismiss 1:00

  • Feb 19, No School Spiritual Renewal Day -

  • March 4 - 7 Preschool Enrollment for Current Students

  • CALENDAR CHANGE from Original - MARCH 6 is a full day, No School March 7 - Conferences 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • March 11 - 15, No School Spring Break

  • March 18 - 22, Preschool Enrollment for New Students

  • March 21 - Preschool Open House

  • March 21- Chrism Mass, Grades 3 - 5,

  • March 28- Seder Meal (Tentative)

  • Easter Break - March 20 & April 1, No School

  • April 3 - Banner Night

  • April 18 - Home & School Meeting

  • April 24 - First Communion Rehearsal

  • April 25 - Kindergarten Roundup

  • April 26 - Field Day

  • April 28 - First Communion

  • Preschool Programs and Last Days - Mrs. Hunter - 10:00 Wednesday, May 15; Mrs. Jenny Whitehair - Thursday, May 16, 10:00 a.m. (The transitional students may stay with kindergarten the rest of the day and the following day, Friday May 17),

  • Fifth Grade Promotion Mass, Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.

WE ARE STILL WORKING TO FINALIZE DATES FOR THE SPRING PROGRAM AND SPRING FIELD TRIPS


God bless your family with a GREAT weekend!


Principal Whitehair





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