Saint Andrew School News

June 2021 Newsletter

School News

Dates to remember:

6/1 - Virtual Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM

6/2 - 6/4 End of Year Assessments

6/2 - Preschool Closing Celebration 9:00 AM

6/4 - Kindergarten Closing Celebration 10:30 AM

6/4 - Steve McWilliams Assembly

6/7 - 6/10 Noon Dismissal

6/9 - 8th Grade Graduation 7:00 PM

6/10 - Virtual Third Trimester Awards Ceremony 9:00 AM

6/10 - Virtual Students return school materials by appointment

6/11 - Last Day of School 11:00 Dismissal (Have a Wonderful Summer!)

6/20 - Father's Day

REMINDER - With the arrival of warmer weather please send a water bottle to school with your child. (COVID19 regulations prohibit the use of water fountains.)

Principal's Corner

Dear SAS Families,

Oh, what a relief it is to realize we have arrived at June very much intact and thriving! Our God has blessed us! He saw us through some challenging times; yet, here we are! More than ever we are ready to enter the summer months gratified by the success of our students.

Parents, you have been valiant in your efforts to support your child’s education; whether that was in-person or virtual. It is because of your cooperation with mitigations that we were able to remain in-person for so long. We know this year has been challenging for you as well. On behalf of the faculty, I thank you for entrusting us with your child. It is our hope that we have served your family well.

We are particularly grateful to the parents on the Home and School board for enabling us to provide a Catholic education for so many. These women have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to raise much-needed funds that support our program. Fortunately for us, all are willing to go a second term! All parents are invited to attend one last virtual Home and School meeting on Tuesday, June 1st at 7:00 pm. Terra Nova results will be shared at this meeting.

As this year comes to a close, we must say farewell to several people who have become an integral part of our school community. The SAS Cardinals in the Class of 2021 are ready to fly! Their faith commitment, service to others, and academic achievements make us proud to say they come from Saint Andrew School! We are sure to hear more good news about these students in the upcoming years.

Four faculty members will be moving on at the end of the year. We wish Mrs. Pappano and her family all the best with their move to South Carolina. Miss Perry and Miss Downey are both returning to school full-time to pursue Masters Degrees in Education. Finally, Mr. Salvatore has been named principal at St. James Regional School. We were fortunate to have these dedicated educators with us for the time that they were here. May God continue to bless the work of their hands!

School will open in the fall on Monday, August 30th. The expectation of Chester County Health Department at this time is to have school open as normal- without mitigations in place. We hope to see everyone’s smiling faces again!

Peace and all Good,

Helen McLean, Ed.D.

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New Student Applications & Re-Registration

Click Here for New Student Applications

Please bring the completed Application Packet and the required fees to the main office. St. Andrew parishioners and Catholic families from parishes without schools are given priority enrollment status. All others are considered on a first come, first served basis. Students are not officially enrolled until an acceptance letter is received.

The main office is located in the Fr. Joseph McShain Building at

535 Mason Ave.

Drexel Hill, PA 19026

NOTE: Re-registration was due February 26th if you have not re-registered please click the link below and print out the re-registration form and return it to the office with the registration fee.

Click Here for Re-Registration

Returning Students please mail or bring the Re-Registration form and payments to the school office to complete your Re-Registration process

Mailing Address:

535 Mason Ave.

Drexel Hill, PA 19026

New Student Applications and Re-Registration Fees

Smart Tuition Administration Fee : $35 per family
Technology Fee: $50 per student or $100 per family
NON-REFUNDABLE Registration Fee: $100 per child $300 maximum per family

For Grades 2-8
If you have choosen the Chromebook Protection Plan: $25 per child each year

*Tuition payments for the 2021-2022 School year begin in June. Registrations made during the summer months require the stated fees and tuition payments for the months already paid by other parents. These payments must be made in cash, cashier's check or money order. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

Saint Andrew School Virtual Tour 2021

Vice Principal's Corner

Dear Saint Andrew community,

As some of you may be aware, I was offered and have accepted the Principal’s position at St. James Regional Catholic School. I appreciate the time that I spent here, as Saint Andrew School has been a part of my life for the past three years. It has been a positive experience and time of professional growth. It has been amazing to work at such a vibrant and growing Catholic school.

Even with the pandemic, we all grew stronger together through the trauma, the chaos, and difficult decisions. This has been a make-or-break year which helped me develop many good, strong and lasting relationships in the Saint Andrew community.

I wish you the very best in all of your future endeavors and success, and I will keep you all in my prayers. I hope in these three years I have served you and Saint Andrew School and Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish well. I ask that you please pray for me as I continue to follow the path that God has called me to travel.

Goodbye, farewell and Amen.

Daniel J. Salvatore

Home and School News

Thank you for supporting our many fundraisers this year. In a year unlike any other, you stepped up and helped us raise funds for our wonderful school.

We hope to return to in-person community building and fundraising events next year. Please take a moment to fill out this Survey so we can gauge interest for events while planning over the summer.

The Home and School Association is always looking for more hands to help. Please view

Election News to see a list of committees on our board.

If you have any uniforms to donate to our uniform exchange, please send them to school.

Upcoming Events:

General Meeting, June 1st at 7:00 pm.

Teacher of the Week Spotlight

The Home and School Association would like to recognize the past recipients of the Teacher of the Week Award! Thank you for all that you do!!

Week of May 3rd - Mrs. O'Chuilin and Mrs. DeRitis

Week of May 10th - Mrs. Russo and Mrs. Aubrey

Week of May 17th - Miss Ahearn and Sister Liz

Week of May 24th - Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Pappano

Hot Lunch

Thank you for your support of the Hot Lunch fundraising program and the 8th-grade fundraising program!!