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St. Andrew's News, March 9, 2023

Fifth graders were recognized by Daughters of the American Revolution at their meeting yesterday for their first place finish in state for their Group Community Service Project. Special thanks to Mrs. Anguiano and her fifth graders for leading our Veteran's Day Project which was submitted to the Junior American Citizens Committee. Presenting the award to some of our fifth graders and Mrs. Anguiano is Cassy Wilson.

Placing second at the state level in the Daughters of the American Revolution poster contest was Brooklyn Sluder (pictured with Cassy Wilson of the DAR). Placing second in the state stamp contest was Ava Straight (not pictured).

Week of March 20 - 24

Monday – Welcome Back!

Tuesday – School Mass, 2:00 p.m.; School Council Meeting, 6:30

Wednesday – School Mass, 2:00 p.m.; Choir, 2:45 – 3:15; BOB, 3:00 - 4:00; Lenten Study Group, 5:00 - 6:15 in School Gym

Thursday –Preschool Open House for New and Prospective Families, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Friday – K to Bingo at Village Manor, Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters Visit; Stations of the Cross, 12:05

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.

We are making a change to the end of the school year calendar. Our last day will be Friday, May 19 for all grades. Preschoolers will have programs in the morning. A family picnic lunch will begin at 11:30 with the fifth grade vs. parent kickball game following. We will close our school year with mass at 2:00. Teachers will use the

We will have mass the week after spring break 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 March go to the Bishop's Annual Appeal. 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.

Up in the AIR FEET!! We enjoyed a couple of classic Dr. Seuss books with Fr. Peter on Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!! A REAL Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and a Read-in. What a fun way to celebrate reading!!

March –

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 12:05 p.m.

28 - School Finance Council Meeting, 4:30 p.m.

29 - Parent/Child First Communion Retreat and Banner Night, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

30 - Home & School Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

31 - Fit & Fun Friday, No Uniform Day; Stations of the Cross, 12:05

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; LAST DAY, K - 5 with 3:00 Dismissal. Family Picnic Day at 11:30 followed by Fifth Grade vs. Parent Kickball Game and mass at 2:00. CHANGE to Calendar


August 17 - First Day of 2023-2024 School Year NEW DATE

God bless your family with a GREAT weekend!

Principal Whitehair

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