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St. Andrew's News, November 19, 2021

Thank you to participants of the Geography Bee! Winner of the Grade 3 - 5 group was Jack Benton. Runners-up were Weston Reed and Ava Straight.

Winners of the Grade K - 2 group were Emma and Laura McWilliams. Runner-up was Emmalyn Kohman. Winners of special groups were Claire Kollhoff, Janet Fadden, and Alana McWilliams.

Next Week-

Monday - Mass, 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Thanksgiving Mass, 10:30 a.m.; Thanksgiving Dinner, 11:30; Turkey Trot, 1:00 at Eisenhower Park

Wednesday - No School, Thanksgiving Break

Thursday - No School, Happy Thanksgiving

Friday - No School, Thanksgiving Break


20 – Chicken Noodle Dinner/Book Fair, 5:30 - 7:30

23 – Thanksgiving Mass, 10:30 & Dinner, 11:30, Turkey Trot, 1:00

24 – 26 No School

30 – St. Andrew Feast Day, Mass at 2:00 p.m.; Giving Tuesday


3 - Sack Lunch Day/No Uniform Day

8 - Battle of the Books

9 - K - 5 Christmas Program, 7:00 p.m. at High School Auditorium

11 - Our Lady of Guadalupe Play

12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe Play

13 - School Staff Christmas Party, 6:00 p.m.

15 - No School Mass; Preschool Christmas Programs, 6:00, 7:00 p.m.

16 - Second Quarter Reading Party

17 - Mass, 8:15 a.m.; Christmas Tiger Day, Dismiss 1:00 p.m.

Important Notes-

The Chicken Noodle Dinner/Book Fair is this Saturday, 5:30 - 7:30. Hope to see you there!

Please bring extra items for the Food Bank on Monday or Tuesday for our annual Thanksgiving collection. THANK YOU for your generosity!

Thanksgiving mass is Tuesday, November 23 at 10:30 a.m. and lunch follows. We will have a Turkey Trot that afternoon and will need drivers to transport children to Eisenhower Park.

YEEEHAW!! We will need a few adults to help with Wild West Pictures of students that we hope to do in November. Please let me know if you can share your talents for this project. “Wild West, 2022” is February 12. Please consider how you can help with this important fundraiser. THANK YOU for sharing your unique gifts and talents!!

We are participating in Giving Tuesday again this year. It is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. We are participating in the Diocesan wide iGive Catholic Campaign. EXCITING NEWS -WE HAVE A $25,000 match from two generous donors. So any amount you give can be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000 for our school. The funds raised will go toward our Building Addition. Please spread the word and help us turn the $25,000 into $50,000!!

COVID vaccinations for children ages 5 - 11 are now available in our community. This is an optional vaccine - please talk to your health care provider if you have any questions. We will send out any information we receive regarding vaccination clinics in our area. Please continue to be diligent in monitoring your child for symptoms and keep him/her home if ill.

Home Reading Challenge A new party is being planned for the end of the second quarter - it involves a PAJAMA DAY. Student goals are set by each classroom teacher. Please encourage your child to read (or listen to someone read for younger students).Mrs. Whitehair added an EXTRA challenge. If ALL students reach their goal during any quarter, she will KISS A PIG!!

Students are encouraged to bring money for the Monday and Wednesday mass collections, even if just a coin or two. We collected over $215 for Catholic Charities during October. GREAT JOB!! THANK YOU for teaching your child about the importance of stewardship and helping others.

Looking Ahead-

Christmas Programs are as follows:

K - 5 Thursday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.

Mrs. Hunter's Preschool - Wednesday, December 15, 6:00 p.m.

Mrs. Whitehair's Preschool - Wednesday, December 15, 7:00 p.m.

God bless your family with a GREAT weekend!

Principal Whitehair

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