Father Andrew White S.J. School Newsletter
November 8, 2022
November 9-10: Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 10: Early Dismissal, 12:30pm
November 11: No School - Happy Veterans Day!
November 14: American Legion Visits Grade 1
November 16: Picture Retake Day & Grade 4 Field Trip
November 18: Middle School Monthly Activity
November 21 - 25: No School - Happy Thanksgiving!
November 30: High School Placement Test (8th Grade) & Science/History Fair Projects Due
Please support our Food Drive! Send in your items!
Bring in items during the week
or at Parent/Teacher Conferences!
Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Ups
TODAY is the last day to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences! Conferences will be held from 3- 6pm on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 9th and 1-6pm on Thursday, November 10th. Please be prompt and stay within your allotted session to respect everyone's time during this very important meeting concerning your child’s progress. Report cards for the first quarter will be given to parents at the conferences.
Sign up for conferences HERE.
Attention 5th Grade Parents!
The 5th grade has been working hard on their Reader's Theater about the U.S. Constitution! They are ready to perform it for anyone who would like to come watch. The performance will be this Thursday, November 10th at 11:30. We plan to record and post it soon after the performance for those unable to attend.
Early Dismissal & No School
This Thursday, November 10th, we will have a 12:30pm early dismissal. Conferences begin immediately following our bus dismissal. Remember lunch is not served on early dismissal days so please send in a healthy snack for your child. There will be no school on Friday, November 11th. We hope you will attend the Veterans Day parade in Leonardtown to honor all of our veterans!
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 mark your calendars for November 16, 2022. 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2022-2023 BOOST Scholarship application can be found here.
Volunteer Hours Update
Log Your Volunteer Hours!
Kindly remember to log your volunteer hours today! All FAW families have had accounts created for them, regardless of if you receive the Service Scholarship or not. Only those that receive the Service Scholarship are required to submit their hours; however, it's always nice to see how all of our families volunteer and also to track the amount of hours required to run certain fundraisers. If you did not receive login instructions, please contact the office at email@example.com. To view your approved volunteer hours, enter your email address here and click on the link through your email.
NOTE: Chaperoning field trips does not qualify as volunteer hours for fulfillment of the Service Scholarship.
Notes from Nurse Rose
Have you ever tried "Breathing Exercises"? They are actually super beneficial -- not just for your lungs, but for your whole body. Something as simple as taking slow, deep breaths can improve lung capacity, cardiovascular function, sleep patterns, concentration/focus, and overall autonomic function. It also helps reduce blood pressure, stress and anxiety, inflammation, and even oxidative stress. Since exercise, in general, helps keep us in shape, breathing exercises can be thought of as a way to keep your lungs in shape.
Santa Shop Envelopes are coming home today!
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!
❏ Donate Items to our Food Drive
❏ Sign up for and Attend Parent/Teacher Conferences
❏ Order Poinsettias and Wreaths
❏ Consider volunteering for the Science/History Fair
❏ 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