Father Andrew White S.J. School Newsletter
November 9, 2021
Growing in faith, wisdom, and love!
November 9: American Legion Flag Day Demonstration for Grades 1 & 2 & Skywatch Astronomy Night for grades 6 & 7
November 10 - 11: Parent/Teacher Conferences (virtual)
November 11: No School - CALENDAR CHANGE
November 12: No School
November 15: Winter Uniforms Begin
November 22 - 26: Thanksgiving Break - No School - CALENDAR CHANGE
IMPORTANT CALENDAR CHANGES!
First Quarter Documents
Sky Watch Astronomy Night
Christmas Stockings for Deployed Troops
Please send in your items tomorrow!
Our Scholastic Book Fair was a Success!
Thank you to all who supported our Scholastic Book Fair. Our total sales were $7,177 and in turn we were able to earn $730 in free books and $1,328 for future books for our school library. We appreciate Mrs. Pietsch and her team of volunteers who worked steadily throughout the whole fair! Thank you!
Whooo Did a Good Job?
Locally Made Poinsettia and Wreath Sale - Orders are due this week!
The holidays are coming FAW Families!
Get ready to deck your halls, house and office! Bring beauty and cheer to the Christmas season with fresh LOCALLY grown poinsettias and wreaths. These vibrant poinsettias and wreaths are the easiest way to get your home or business ready for the holiday season. They also make wonderful gifts! Red and white poinsettias are available in various sizes and gorgeous handmade 20-inch wreaths will include a mixture of traditional greenery, berries and pinecones.
Quantities are limited so be sure to purchase early! Online ordering makes it easy to order and pay. All orders are due this Friday, November 12, 2021 and will need to be picked up from FAW on December 1, 2021 between 5:30 - 7pm or Thursday, December 2, 2021 between 7:30 - 9am or 1:30 - 3:30pm.
Place your online order today: onlinefundraiser.events/poinsettiaandwreath
White House Ornaments - Send in your order tomorrow!
Donation to our First Responders
Winter Uniforms Begin on Monday!
We are grateful to all those who so generously donate your used uniforms for other families to wear. Our winter uniforms are to be worn starting Monday, November 15th. Please check the uniform section in our School Handbook if you have questions about the proper winter uniform for all grade levels. If you have any uniforms that your children have outgrown, please consider dropping them off in the school lobby. A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Sheli Laney for organizing the used uniforms.
Fishin' for Tuition Rockfish Tournament
During school hours on Friday, December 10th, our children will be able to experience the joy of choosing their own Christmas presents for family members and pets. This year Santa Shop will be held in the St. Aloysius Church Hall and your children will be able to select from an inventory of pre-purchased gifts for those on their shopping list. Gifts will be set up on tables and displayed by category (Moms, Grandmas, Dads, Grandpas, Brothers, Sisters, and Pets). Your child(ren) will receive a money control envelope where they will be able to list the names of the people they are shopping for and how many gifts they are buying. Each gift is $3. Please return the envelope with payment for the gifts by Wednesday, Dec. 1st. Parent volunteers will assist the children during their shopping experience and gifts will come home wrapped and ready to be placed under the tree!! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Linda Greer at Lindagreer@gmail.com.
ADW Tuition Assistance Program Open
2022-2023 ADW Tuition Assistance Program: Applications for next year’s Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program are now available. The deadline date for returning families to apply is Friday, December 3rd. Families may apply online by logging onto https://adwcatholicschools.org/tuition-assistance/.
On the top toolbar, hover over “TUITION ASSISTANCE” and then click on the “ARCHDIOCESAN TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM” link at the top of the menu. Any families who think they will need tuition assistance for the 2022-2023 school year MUST APPLY THROUGH THIS ADW PROGRAM FIRST, before asking for aid from FAW.
October Virtue Winners: Reverence
God has blessed each of us with various talents. Are you able to share yours with Father Andrew White School? We are looking for some help from individuals and/or businesses to improve our physical campus. Also, if you or your business would like to sponsor/fund any of these projects we would be forever grateful! If you are willing to help with any of the following, please contact Jaime Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org
- replace cracked floor tiles
- replace ceiling tiles
- repair drywall
- repave parking lot near back playground area
- tidy wiring in gym
- create a patio for picnic table area
- make cupboards to cover open shelving in classroom
- paint hallways and bathrooms
- install gate/fence around propane tank
- fix window closures
- replace playground benches
- install taller/stronger net behind soccer goals
- fix leaky roof
We have open time slots available for recess monitors during the second quarter. If you are available, please consider signing up. Your child will love to have you here!! Access the sign-up here.
Take a few minutes to let us know what you are interested in volunteering your time for this school year!
Fall Festival - All are invited! The Catholic youth group, Southern Maryland ROOTS, is inviting all families to come to their Fall Festival, ChickenStock, at Goldpetal Farm in Chaptico. Local music artists as well as Christian Recording Artist, Marie Miller will be performing. Family fun is scheduled for the whole day including a sticky wall, cornhole, chicken games, holiday photos with the Clydesdale (reservations needed), bake sale, food trucks, s'mores, silent auction, Christmas shopping, and performances all day! Please see the flyer for details or go to the website to buy your early bird tickets: www.southernmarylandroots.org
Bring Canned Goods to the Event!
Kids who bring canned or boxed goods with them to the ChickenStock event will receive two free tickets for the sticky wall activity! All nonperishables will be donated to Our Lady of the Wayside Food Pantry: Cabin of God's Love. The Cabin of God's Love was created by a FAW Destination Imagination team a few years ago!
Great news! We can now place FAW Spirit Gear orders throughout the year! Click on the link to shop today!
❏ Send in items for our Deployed Troops Stockings (tomorrow)
❏ Order White House Ornaments and Poinsettias and Wreaths (tomorrow)
❏ Sign up to compete in our Rockfish Tournament
❏ Get Winter Uniforms Ready (before Monday)
❏ Donate Uniforms that have been outgrown
❏ Participate in the Sock Drive
❏ Apply for Financial Aid through the ADW
❏ Volunteer to be a Recess Monitor
❏ Consider Volunteering your Talents to help improve our Campus
❏ Order SCRIP