Father Andrew White S.J. School Newsletter
November 15, 2022
November 16: Picture Retake Day
November 17: Grade 4 Field Trip
November 18: Pep Rally
November 21 - 25: No School - Happy Thanksgiving!
November 28: Advent Begins
November 30: High School Placement Test (8th Grade), Science/History Fair Projects Due & Middle School Monthly Activity
Picture Day Retakes & Makeups: November 16, 2022
Picture Day Makeups
If your child was absent for our regularly scheduled Picture Day or would like to have a retake, please be ready tomorrow, November 16, 2022 for our Picture Makeup/Retake Day. If your child received photos and would like a retake, you must return the Lifetouch packet of pictures in original condition to the photographer on our Picture Makeup Day.
Food Drive Thank You
We are grateful for all who contributed to our Food Drive. We especially thank our 8th graders, Carley Greenwell and Greta Phillips for organizing this effort. We appreciate the generosity of all of our families that helped ensure the pantry would be stocked and ready for Thanksgiving. Many thanks to all!
Poinsettia & Wreath Sale
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. New this year – we have beautiful, potted Christmas Cactus in 4 inch pots.
Quantities are limited so be sure to purchase early! Online ordering makes it easy to order and pay. All orders are due on November 16, 2022 and will need to be picked up on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 between 5:30 – 7pm or Thursday, December 1, 2022 between 7:30 – 9am or 1:30 – 3:30pm.
Place your online order today: https://bnfct.co/faw-poinsettia-wreath-drive
Orders are due by TOMORROW!
October Virtue Winners: Studiousness
Report Cards Posted
Thank you for your support by attending our Parent/Teacher Conferences. First quarter report cards (grades 1-8) have been posted on the Parent Portal. You can find the report card in the E-Locker under E-Portfolio. https://www.plusportals.com/FatherAndrewWhiteSchool
High Honor Roll
Notes from Nurse Rose
Have you ever felt thirsty? If so, you were actually showing one of the first signs of dehydration! (Others include headache, fatigue, and dizziness.) Our bodies are made of over 60% water and in under average conditions we can’t survive for more than three days without it. We all realize when we’re hot and sweaty that we need to replace the water that is being lost. But even when it’s cold out, our bodies are continuously losing water - through evaporation, going to the bathroom, breathing, making saliva (up to 3 pints a day!) and making mucus (a whole cup a day!). Thus, if you’re feeling off, try drinking some water! If you’re losing extra fluids through vomiting or diarrhea, you may also need to replace electrolytes with something like Pedialyte. In a pinch, you can make “homemade Pedialyte” with water, salt, and sugar, but be sure to look up the correct amounts of each.
During school hours on Friday, December 9th, 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) should have received 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 Thursday, 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.
2023-2024 TADS Tuition Assistance Program
Applications for next year’s Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program are now available. Families may apply online by logging on to 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 2023-2024 school year MUST APPLY THROUGH THIS ADW PROGRAM FIRST, before asking for aid from FAW.
The TADS admissions portal is accessible for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle for all archdiocesan elementary schools.
TADS tuition assistance deadlines are:
Returning Families - December 2, 2022
New Families - February 18, 2023
Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program
The BOOST Program provides scholarships for students who are eligible for the Free or Reduced-Price Meals program (FARMS). The online applications for BOOST Scholarships must include documents supporting income eligibility and school enrollment.
For additional information, contact the BOOST Program at email@example.com
The 2022-2023 BOOST Scholarship application can be found here.
Harris Teeter VIC Rewards Card
Before buying your Thanksgiving Day groceries, be sure that your Harris Teeter VIC card is linked to FAW. There is no fee to link your card and it takes less than a minute! Just stop by customer service to add Father Andrew White and give them the code: 5002. This is a great way to help the school raise money! Not only can families from FAW, but also grandparents, aunts/uncles, and friends link their account, even if they are located out of state.
Looking for Service Hours?
Science & History Fair Judges & Runners Needed
Our Science and History Fair will be here in one month! We are in need of judges on Thursday, December 1st! The projects will be set up in the gym and score sheets will be ready for both subject areas. This combined Academic Fair will need judges between 9am – 12pm. Please check your calendars and offer some time if possible to see the great work our students are presenting. Please complete the Science and History Fair Judging Form or contact Mrs. Sarlo, Mr. George, or Mrs. Hinkle for more information. Thank you!
Do you love organizing a good party or an amazing event?
The Home & School Association is seeking a Chairperson (or Chair Team) and committees to plan and organize two of our biggest and best events of the year: The Spring Social & Auction and also our Spring Fun Run! The groundwork has already been laid for the Social & Auction this April, but we need teams in place to continue with the rest of the planning! Here are the positions that we need filled immediately:
- Spring Social & Auction Chairperson (can be 2 people)
- Spring Social & Auction Planning Committee Members
- Fun Run Chairperson (can be 2 people)
- Fun Run Planning Committee Members
Duties for both events include soliciting sponsorships and donations, planning details, some marketing, logistics and executing the events. We’d love your outside-the-box ideas! Chairpersons of these events qualify for the complete fulfillment of the Service Scholarship/Volunteer Hours. If you’re interested in helping with either of these events, please email our HSA President, Jen Tennyson at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started! The Home & School Association (HSA) is grateful for any time or resources you are able to give!
Festival of Trees to Benefit Hospice
It's the Hospice of St. Mary's 15th Annual Festival of Trees! Saturday, December 3rd from 10am to 3pm at University Systems of Maryland at Southern Maryland (Near the airport). This free community event includes a magical display of lavishly decorated trees, live entertainment, silent auctions, raffles, shopping, and Santa! It's a free family friendly event. To learn more, make donation or become a sponsor, visit: https://fot2022.givesmart.com. For more information, please contact email@example.com. Thank you for your support.
❏ Order Poinsettias and Wreaths (by tomorrow)
❏ Consider volunteering for the Science/History Fair
❏ Return Santa Shop Envelopes
❏ Think about helping Chair an HSA event
❏ Apply for Tuition Assistance through the ADW
❏ Fill out the Volunteer Opportunity Form
❏ Order Electronic Gift Cards Online
❏ Submit Volunteer Hours