Father Andrew White S.J. School Newsletter
January 10, 2023
Virtue Winners (December): Patience
January 10: MAP Growth Standardized Reading Test (grades 2-8)
January 12: MAP Growth Standardized Language Usage Test (grades 2-8)
January 13: Early Dismissal, 12:30pm
January 16: No School - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 18: MAP Growth Standardized Math Test (grades 2-8)
January 19: Winter Band and Chorus Concert
January 20: End of 2nd Quarter and March for Life
January 27: Monthly Activity (grades 6-8)
January 29 - February 4: Catholic Schools Week
January 31: Report Cards Posted on Portal
February 1: STEM Night
MAP Growth Standardized Testing
Over the span of the next several weeks we will be administering the MAP Growth standardized tests for Math, Language Usage, and Reading for all students in grades 2-8. These tests are computer-adapted assessments that help identify students' ability levels, demonstrate academic growth over time, and provide information for placing students in appropriate instructional programs. Teachers can immediately access the test results, allowing them to evaluate their teaching practices and adjust instructional methods accordingly.
Tuesday, January 10th: Reading MAP Growth Test
Thursday, January 12th: Language Usage MAP Growth Test
Wednesday, January 18th: Math MAP Growth Test
Please be sure your children get a good night's rest and eat a healthy breakfast before each test.
Our Open House (by appointment only) to invite interested new families to visit our wonderful school will be held on Tuesday, January 31st from 3:00 – 5:30pm. We appreciate that our families are the best ambassadors for FAW and your word of mouth about our school is the best PR we have! Please help us get the word out about our next Open House to all prospective family and friends. Great things are happening at Father Andrew White! Note: Admissions for prospective families will open on February 7, 2023.
Link your Harris Teeter VIC Rewards Card
Father Andrew White School participates in the Harris Teeter Together in Education program! Did you know that if you link your VIC card to our school, we will receive a cash donation? It's simple to sign up! 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!
FAW News Email
FAW News Email
Do you have an announcement you’d like to put in our weekly bulletin? Or perhaps you went to an FAW event, such as a basketball game, and you’d like to share some information or photos you took. 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 Please send anything you’d like considered in the Announcements by Friday evening of the week prior.
Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week starts January 29th. To kick off the weeklong celebration, each of our three parishes will highlight our school at the Masses that weekend. Please sign up your child to speak by emailing us at email@example.com.
Out of parish families are cordially invited to share in the liturgical celebration at St. Aloysius (Leonardtown), St. Francis Xavier (Compton), or Our Lady’s (Medley’s Neck). More information and a schedule of all the week’s events will be sent home later.
We are now posting our basketball schedules and the results from our games on our website. Please see the link below!
📣 🏀 Go Crusaders! 🏀 📣
Are you one of the many who resolved to exercise more this year? If so, good for you - and good luck! The word "exercise" probably conjures up images of gyms and fancy equipment and strenuous workouts, but exercising doesn't have to be all that. ANY amount of movement and physical activity can be beneficial, as it helps to deliver oxygen and nutrients to vital parts of your body. I've previously stressed the importance of sleep and rest, but that doesn't mean you should just lay around all day. The key is to do activity as tolerated, and just keep moving!
Bowie Baysox Jersey Design Contest
Please see the document below for the Jersey Design Contest. The deadline for students to create their design and submit the designs back to the Bowie Baysox is Friday, February 3rd. Designs can be scanned (high resolution & color) and e-mailed back to Danielle Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed or dropped off at the offices at the Prince George’s Stadium.
Proceeds from an auction of game-worn jerseys will be donated to the winning designer’s school again this year. Last year the school whose student created the winning design received a donation of almost $3,000 to use as they saw fit for their students.
Looking for Service Hours?
Do you love organizing a good party or an amazing event?
The Home & School Association is seeking a Co-Chairperson (or Chair Team) and committees to plan and organize one of our biggest and best events of the year: the Spring Social & Auction! 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 Co-Chairperson
- Spring Social & Auction Planning Committee Members
Duties include soliciting sponsorships and donations, planning details, some marketing, logistics and executing the event. We’d love your outside-the-box ideas! Chairpersons of this event qualify for the complete fulfillment of the Service Scholarship/Volunteer Hours. If you’re interested in helping with this event, please email our HSA President, Jen Tennyson at email@example.com to get started! The Home & School Association (HSA) is grateful for any time or resources you are able to give!
❏ Send in paper towel/toilet paper rolls
❏ Link your Harris Teeter VIC Rewards Card to FAW
❏ Get prepared for MAP Growth Testing (grades 2-8)
❏ Sign up to Co-Chair our Spring Social/Auction
❏ Send news and pictures to FAWnews@fatherandrewwhite.org
❏ Submit Volunteer Hours