Saint Andrew School News

April 2022 & May 2022 School Newsletter

Dates to Remember

April Dates to remember:


4/6 - Noon Dismissal

4/6 - Confirmation 4:00 PM

4/7 - Class Pictures Taken

4/10 - 8th grade present The Passion Play - 7:00 PM McGettigan Hall

4/14 - 4/18 - Easter Break - School Closed

4/19 - 3rd Trimester Progress Reports

4/29 - First Holy Communion Retreat


May Dates to remember:


5/4 - First Penance 7:00 PM

5/7 - First Holy Communion 9:30 AM

5/11 - May Procession 7:00 PM

5/13 - Family Bingo Night - Doors open at 6:30 PM Msgr. McGettigan Hall

5/16 - Spring Band & Choir Concert 7:00 PM Msgr. McGettigan Hall

5/20 - 8th Grade Retreat

5/23 - Final Assessments Start

5/25 - 8th grade vs. faculty volleyball game 1:00 PM McShain Schoolyard

5/26 - Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord - School Closed

5/27 - School Closed - School Holiday

5/30 - School Closed - Memorial Day Holiday

Principal's Corner



Dear Parents,


Oftentimes, many people will base the success of students on standardized test scores or academic honors. Realizing this, the faculty of Saint Andrew School analyzes standardized scores to develop a plan for improvement. Recent additions to curriculum resources such as Fundations™ in Grades 1 and 2, along with IXL throughout the grades are the result of such planning. Fundations™ provides the students with strategies for word attack through the use of phonics. IXL provides online lessons and drills in grammar and math. It is our hope that this year’s Terra Nova results will indicate improvement in reading and math.

However, it is important to note that there are other means for measuring student achievement. Saint Andrew School students have been recognized by several organizations outside of this institution for their knowledge, critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills. One need only look at the results of the Delaware County Science Fair, the Regional Digital Media and Design Competition, Future City Competition, the Archdiocesan Honors Band and Chorus, and the Archdiocesan Religion Bee to see how well our students compare with those in the surrounding area. These talents and skills are developed throughout the elementary years as students grow in autonomy, initiative, and industry. My heart swells with pride when I hear of the continued success our graduates achieve in their chosen high schools.

At Saint Andrew School we are blessed with faith, technology, performing and visual arts, and a strong core curriculum. Our benefactors have contributed quite generously to school improvements, as well as tuition assistance. As you are aware, next in the offing for school improvement is to enhance the athletic and physical education programs with a regulation-sized, state of the art gymnasium. This is the one thing, Saint Andrew School does not have! The goal to build the gym was written into the Middle States action plan eight years ago. After a few setbacks and the drawing of alternate plans, we are now ready to petition Upper Darby Township for the permit to build. Msgr. Grous and I are poised to give testimony as to why our students need a gym at the Zoning Hearing Board meeting on April 26th. The meeting will be held at the Municipal Building at 100 Garrett Road. Start time is 7:00 pm. It would be wonderful to have our parents and students present to support us. If you are able to attend with your student, may I ask that the dress uniform be worn? The Saint Andrew School uniform is recognized throughout the Drexel Hill community. Together, let us show our support and trust in the future of our school!







Delaware County Science Fair Winners


Behavior & Social Science

3rd Place

Jalen Murray - Saint Andrew School

C01-005-6-8 - Outstanding Oils


Botany

1st Place

Michael Mamaluy - Saint Andrew School

C03-001-6-8 - What Soil Brand Works Best for Germinating Wildflowers?


Chemistry

3rd Place

Christina Kumi - Saint Andrew School

C04-004-6-8 - Rising Loaves


2nd Place

Sophia Pavone - Saint Andrew School

C04-003-6-8 - Teeth Transformation


Consumer Science

Honorable Mention

3rd Place

Jacquelynn Happold - Saint Andrew School

C15-002-6-8 - Cheese vs. Wrappers


1st Place

Stéphane Pascual - Saint Andrew School

C15-001-6-8 - Absorb This


Engineering

2nd Place

Symone Comrie - Saint Andrew School

C07-003-6-8 - Mechanical Mayhem


Environmental Science

Honorable Mention

Eliana Karasavas - Saint Andrew School

C08-003-6-8 - Does the Temp of Water Affect Its Weight?


Physics

3rd Place

Aixel Kae Dacono - Saint Andrew School

C12-002-6-8 - Bounce




Digital Media and Design Competition Winners




3D Design:

3rd Place: The Captain Squad from St. Andrew School

Mason Gray, Kayden Stokes


Animation:

1st Place: Our Uniforms Match from St. Andrew School

Isabel Claxton, Sophia Pavone


2nd Place: Moon Phase from St. Andrew School

Ajiri Omuyeh, Jumoke Rufus


Digital Movie:

1st Place: The Dark Side of the Moon Productions from St. Andrew School

Gabriella Jackson, Audrey Dougherty, Violet Morrissey


2nd place: The Advertisers from St. Andrew School

Matteo Cancellarich, Paul Lester


Graphic Design and Logo

2nd Place: The Designer from St. Andrew School

Stephane Pascual


3rd place: Double E Logo from St. Andrew School

Eliana Karasavas, Ella Augustine


Honorable Mention:

Logo Beats from St. Andrew School

Madeline Bozzone, Kathryn Dolceamore, Aubrey Rivet


The Blazers from St. Andrew School

Nicholas Davidson, Seamus Muldoon, Lucas Pio


KUL from St. Andrew School

Katrina Manning, Lily Martinez, Ujiro Omuyeh


Web Page Design:

1st Place: The Aces from St. Andrew School

Laina Mamaluy, Ariel Weber, Ivery Potoway


2nd place: TDA Code from St. Andrew School

Thomas Forbes, Danny Ruano, Andrew Walker


Archdiocesan Honors Band and Chorus

Stella Magee

Lily Martinez

Inayah Claxton


Archdiocesan Religion Bee Finalist

Steven Chan

Vice Principal's Corner


Dear SAS Families,


Spring uniforms will go into effect on April 19, 2022. We would like to take the time to remind everyone about the Spring uniform our students will be wearing. Please note that the full uniform policy can be found on page 8 of the Parent-Student Handbook.


Spring Uniform

  • Boys (Grades 1-8):

    • SAS golf shirt with school logo (either white or red)

    • Light grey dress slacks with a belt or light grey walking shorts with a belt

    • If necessary on cooler days, the school sweater may be worn for warmth

    • Black or grey dress socks or solid white socks. NO ANKLE SOCKS WITH LONG PANTS!

    • Gym uniform: grey cardinal logo t-shirt, navy mesh logo shorts, white or black solid color socks

    • Shoes: Black/brown/blue/grey lace-up or buckle style shoe/Non-skid soles/ Non-marking sole. Sneakers can only and must be worn on gym days.


  • Girls (Grades 1-8):

    • SAS golf shirt with school logo (either white or red) The polo shirt can be worn with the kilt, skort, or shorts, but not the jumper.

    • Navy blue skort, light grey walking shorts, or (i) plaid jumper in grades 1-4 or (ii) plaid kilt in grades 5-8

    • Prescott red knee socks MUST be worn with the jumper or kilt. Students may wear ankle socks ONLY WITH THE SKORT OR SHORTS!

    • If necessary on cooler days, the school sweater may be worn for warmth

    • Gym uniform: grey cardinal logo t-shirt, navy mesh logo shorts, white or black solid color socks.

    • Shoes: Black/brown/blue/grey shoes lace-up or buckle style shoe/Non-skid soles/ Non-marking sole/No more than 1-inch heel. Sneakers can only and must be worn on gym days. NO BALLET FLATS.


  • Kindergarten:

    • SAS gym shorts and golf shirt with school logo (either white or red).


Thank you and God bless you all!


Ms. Jacquelyn Hart, Vice Principal


A year at a glance

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Home and School News

Our next virtual board meeting is on April 12, 2022. If you want to learn more about the role of the board, join us at 7:30 using the Google Meet link.


April Meeting

Tuesday, April 12 · 7:30

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/emo-htqy-cxg

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 575-904-0853‬ PIN: ‪564 246 186‬#


Home and School Executive Board 2022-2023: Please nominate yourself or another parent for the Home and School Executive Board. A term is one year, but a person may remain in the same position for two years. If you are nominating someone other than yourself, please make sure the person is willing to serve. Nominations are due May 1st. Thank you!


Executive Board Election


Home and School Committees: Interested in joining one of the Home and School committees for 2022-2023, please complete this form. Committee



Family Bingo: Mark your calendars. We are ending the year with a family bingo event!


May 13, 2022

Doors open at 6:30 and the games begin at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

Snack Table, 50-50, and basket raffles


More details to follow


Fundraising:


Pizza Kit & Cookie Kit Pick-up

Monday, April 11, 2022
3pm-6pm
Lobby of Monsignor McGettigan Hall



Taco Tuesday & EARLY Cinco de Mayo with Moe’s
Each meal kit feeds 4-6 and comes with all the fixings to make up to 12 tacos for $39.99(+tax). Choose from chicken, ground beef, ½ chicken and ½ ground beef, or vegetarian.

How to Order:
1. Please place your order by 9:00pm on Saturday, April 30th. Fill out this form to submit your order: https://form.jotform.com/213323699772162


2. Pick up will be on Taco Tuesday, May 3rd between 5:30-6:00pm at Saint Andrew’s Upper School side lot on the corner of School Lane & Mason Avenue!


When picking up your order, please stay in your vehicle, tell us your name, we will bring your order right to you, and you’ll be on your way!

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CYO News

Wiffle Warriors Memorial Tournament


Please join us at Bonner & Prendie on Saturday, April 23rd for the first annual Wiffle Warriors Memorial Tournament, in memory of long-time St. Andrew CYO board members Joe Magee and Bob Pappano and their many contributions to our organization and community.

Team registration is now open; we expect this event to sell out and space is limited, so please sign up today at http://standrewcyo.corecommerce.com/CYO-Event-Tickets/Wiffle-Warriors-Memorial-Tournament-Team.html

The registration fee of $125 per team includes 5 tickets that can be exchanged for a food or beverage concession. Games begin at 8:45 a.m.

Each team can have up to five players on its roster. Each team must include at least two children (ages 13 and under).


** Check back for updates **

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YEARBOOK

It is about that time to start working on putting together the 2021-2022 school yearbook. If you have any pictures from sporting events, live nativity, dances, band concerts, service, or student council please upload them to the Picaboo Yearbook using the following LINK