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  • Principal Whitehair

St. Andrew's News, January 27, 2023


How much is 40?? Kindergartners presented Fr. Peter with bags of 40 items to help him (and them) understand the number 40 better. Fr. Peter turns 40 tomorrow.

Happy Birthday, Fr. Peter!!

Catholic Schools Week begins this Sunday, January 29. After School students and teachers attended the City Council Meeting on Monday where they signed a Proclamation declaring Catholic Schools Week.


Week of January 27 - February 3 - Catholic Schools Week

Sunday - Students and Staff Attend 10:30 Mass and Participate in Ministries

Monday – No Uniform Day if you Dress as a Saint

Tuesday – Tops & Bottoms Day - Wear a Favorite Hat and Silly Socks; School Mass, 1:30 p.m.; Building Committee Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday - Wear Extra Red, White, and Blue with Your Uniform; School Mass, 2:00 p.m.; Choir, 2:45 – 3:15

Thursday – No Uniform Day if You Dress to Represent a Profession You Admire; Spelling Bee, 1:00 p.m.

Friday – No Uniform, Pajama and Crazy Hair Day; Family Picnic Day, 11:30; Talent Show, 12:15; Bring an Item or $1 for the Food Bank


ALL STUDENTS are invited and encouraged to attend this Sunday, 10:30 mass as we kick off Catholic Schools Week. Students will participate in ministries and some will read their Catholic Schools Week essays. Wear uniforms and sit at the front with our group. Choir members, meet at church at 9:30 to practice.


We will have mass next week on Tuesday at 1:30 (with Bishop Vincke) and Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Please join us if you can. Mass collections in January go to the school auction. 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.


Congratulations to the following students who will participate in the School Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 2 at 1:00 p.m.-

  • Kindergarten - Colin Miller, Asher Witt, Harper Nusbaum, Delaney Randolph

  • First Grade - Johanna Pugh, Rhett Tiernan, Julianne Whitehair

  • Second Grade - Veronica Brooks, Abigail Whitehair, Ella Strunk, Creyton Berns

  • Third Grade - Crayton Taylor, Aubrie Zook, Killian Horsfall, Shannon Mead

  • Fourth Grade - Whitney Kollhoff, Ava Straight, Layton Lowry

  • Fifth Grade - Paige Evans, Si Parsons, Brodyee Mintner, Brooklyn Brooks


January -

29 - Catholic Schools Week Begins

30 - No Uniform Day if you Dress as a Saint

31 - Bishop Vincke Mass, 1:30 p.m.; Building Committee Meeting, 6:30


February -

2 – No Uniform Day if you Dress to Represent a Career that you Admire; Spelling Bee, 1:00 p.m.

3 – Family Picnic Day, No Uniform Pajama and Crazy Hair Day - with Item for the Food Bank; Talent Show, 12:15 p.m.

6 – Grade 5 to STARBASE

7 – School Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

8 – BOB

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

10 – Bingo at Village Manor, Grade 1, 1:00 p.m.

13 – Grade 5 to STARBASE

14 – Valentine Tiger Day, Hosted by Grades K & 4

17 – Grade 5 to STARBASE

20 – No School, In-service

24 – Grade 5 to STARBASE

25 – First Reconciliation, 9:00 a.m.



More dates to add to your calendar-

January 31 - Bishop Vincke here for Mass, 1:30

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 (NEW DATE)

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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