Saint Andrew School News
January 2021 Newsletter
1/4 - Faculty Retreat
1/5 - Classes Resume
1/13 - School Pictures
1/18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - School Closed
1/31 - Beginning of Catholic Schools Week (1/31 - 2/6)
1/30 - Last day to order hot lunch and pretzels for the month of February (link at the bottom on this newsletter)
Dear Saint Andrew Families,
The Christmas season reminds us that God is with us! Our Catholic faith tells us; He came to us
in history; He comes still in mystery; and, will come again in majesty. As we start the New Year
and move toward Ordinary Time we come to realize there are still concerns for our health and
well being. The calendar year has turned to 2021, but Covid19 remains. This can be very
frustrating for those of us who long to be free of this disease. Yet, we are told this is not yet to
be. As we return to school, we will once again be called to wear a mask, wash hands frequently,
and remember to keep some social distance. Parents are asked to remain vigilant in monitoring
the health of children by checking temperatures and refraining from sending children to school
when they are not feeling well. Working together this way has allowed us to remain open to in-
person instruction thus far. Remember, God remains with us and in Him, we can do all things!
Let there be comfort in that!
Before the Christmas break, we said farewell to Mrs. Kearney who retired in order to help care
for her new granddaughter, Emily. Today we welcome Mrs. Amanda Hale to 4A! Mrs. Hale
holds a Masters in Education from Neumann University. She brings a love of God, children, and
learning along with eight years of experience teaching in Catholic schools. We are most
fortunate that the time was right for Mrs. Hale to reenter the workforce after having her second
Even though we have a good amount of weeks left in this school year, it is time to give some
thought about the next. Re-registration information will be sent home soon. Now is the time to
file the application for financial aid. The BLOCS scholarship organization uses the
common application provided by the FACTS. This application can be found online at
https://factsmgt.com. This is the same application used for the Faith in the Future Foundation
which supports the secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Families with students in both secondary and elementary schools are encouraged to complete the application now. Awards will not be granted until all documentation has been provided to FACTS.
May this year bring you much peace, joy, and good health!
May God be praised in all we do!
Home & School News
Cord bracelet with St. Andrew School's Seal Pin will be on sale in January for $15. Various sizes but a limited quantity will be available. The Home and School Association would like to thank Candee Cintron for donating her time and the materials to make the bracelets. (See picture)
Designer Bag Gift Basket: Enter the Spin-to-Win raffle for $10 per slot or $20 for 3 slots. Slots will be on sale from January 13th until February 10th. A picture of the gift basket will be available soon.
Tiny Saints: In February, we will partner with tinysaints.com for a fundraiser. Saint charms, board books, plushies, and lanyards will be available for sale.
Dates to remember:
General Meeting: February 3rd at 7:00 P.M. (Virtual)
Panera Night: February 5th
SAS students did an incredible job reading during the Read-A-Thon! As a school, 49,044 minutes were spent reading. Our students raised $4,880 for the school.
Our top 5 readers were Uyai Eshiet (5,191 minutes), Inemesit Eshiet (2,640 minutes), Edmond Worjloh (2,320 minutes), Ella Augustine (1,304 minutes) and Alvin Okagbare (1, 291 minutes).
Our top 5 donations were raised by Jason DiSands ($720), Brayden Begley ($550), Brooke Bodison ($510), Tahj Cooper ($325), Howard Smith ($300).
Thank you to all who participated!
Teacher of the Week Spotlight
Week of October 5th - Mr. Hopkins
Week of October 11th - Ms. Downey
Week of October 25th - Mrs. Yarusso
Week of November 15th - Mrs. Cappello
Week of November 1st - Mrs. Kearney
Week of December 6th - Ms. Zdinak
February Hot Lunch
Please click this LINK to place your orders by Friday, January 29th, 2021.
PLEASE NOTE: January daily pretzels start Tuesday, January 5th, and end Friday, January 29th.
Email Tricia Ezzie email@example.com with any questions.