Father Andrew White S.J. School Newsletter
February 15, 2022
Growing in faith, wisdom, and love!
February 15: Progress Reports Posted on Parent Portal (grades 4-8)
February 18: CALENDAR CHANGE --> NO SCHOOL
February 21: No School - Presidents' Day
February 25: 3rd Grade Field Trip
3rd Quarter Progress Reports
Mid-quarter progress reports for students in grades 4-8 will be posted on Parent PlusPortals, today, Tuesday, February 15th. Please login to check your child’s progress. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher. To find the report, click the child’s picture, then “Classroom,” then “Progress Reports,” then "Combined Reports." Please go over the reports with your children and encourage them to keep working hard through the last half of this quarter! https://www.plusportals.com/FatherAndrewWhiteSchool
🗓️ Schedule Reminders
FAW Annual Giving Campaign
The easiest way to complete the process is to click on the link that will be included in your email.
🔬 Congratulations to our spectacular students who earned many awards in the St. Mary's County Science Fair over the weekend! 🔬
Lost and Found
Hearing and Vision Screening
Our local Lions Club will be coming to our school to provide free hearing and vision screenings for some students on Wednesday, February 23rd. Students in PK and Kindergarten will be receiving permission forms so please be sure to return them by the end of the week. If you have a specific hearing or vision concern and wish to have your child screened, please contact Nurse Rose. Since inception, the Lions have identified thousands of students with vision and hearing deficiencies and have recommended parents see a professional for their child. They give each student they screen a report of their results to take home so that the parents can give it to a professional for action. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Nurse Rose at email@example.com.
The hot lunch menu for March and April is now active. Both months are combined on one order form. The order form will close on February 25th, so please have all orders and balances taken care of by then. Mrs. Rutherford has rescheduled the menu chosen by our auction winner last year. During the week of March 21st - 25th, the pizza will be coming from Domino's.
Golden Apple Award Nominations
This quarter, some of our middle school students are operating a school store. They are learning how to take inventory, markup items for profit, and manage the ins and outs of a business. The school store will be open every Wednesday during their elective class time. Items cost anywhere from 25 cents to $8. Please encourage your children to visit the school store! Kindly send in an envelope with money, marked with your child’s name and “School Store” so the middle schoolers know who to expect this week.
FAW News Email
Do you have an announcement you’d like to put in our weekly bulletin? Or perhaps you went to a FAW event and you’d like to share some information. We have created an email where you can send pictures, blurbs, etc. This will help us get new items in our bulletin, on our lobby TV, and on our website. Email: FAWnews@fatherandrewwhite.org Kindly send anything you’d like considered in the Announcements by Friday evening of the week prior.
Save the Date!
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 third quarter. If you are available, please consider signing up. Your child will love to have you here!! Access the sign-up here.
Youth Ski Trip - February 21, 2022
***It's not too late to sign up for the Middle School/High School ski trip with Father Swink!***
PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE IN THE SCHEDULE FOR THE SKI TRIP:
NO 6AM MASS AT ST. CECILIA’S.
We will meet at the resort in the morning; it opens at 9AM.
Fr. Swink will be celebrating mass @ 5:30pm at a nearby Chapel (address to be provided Monday)
and would like to enjoy fellowship together with dinner following, place TBD.
**Ski Lift tickets and rentals must be reserved NLT 24 hours in advance. Adult/Youth with rentals are $126/$114, and beginner Adult/Youth tickets with rentals are $93/$80 respectively. Father Swink has arranged for free ski lessons for any participants who would like them. To reserve your lift tickets and/or equipment rentals, please visit: https://bryceresort.com/winter/ski-and-snowboard
Please visit the Roots website for updated information:
❏ Check Progress Reports (grades 4-8) on Parent Plus Portals (today)
❏ Send in an envelope with money for your child to shop in the School Store (tomorrow)
❏ Complete re-enrollment forms through TADS (Thursday)
❏ Sign up for Hot Lunch
❏ Buy some FAW Lottery Fundraiser Tickets
❏ Donate to our Annual Giving Campaign
❏ Send news and pictures to FAWnews@fatherandrewwhite.org
❏ Volunteer to be a Recess Monitor
❏ Consider volunteering your talents to help improve our campus