Crusader Connections

Father Andrew White S.J. School Newsletter

November 16, 2021

Growing in faith, wisdom, and love!

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Important Dates

November 20-21: Fishin' for Tuition Rockfish Tournament


November 22 - 26: Thanksgiving Break - No School - CALENDAR CHANGE


November 28: Advent Begins


December 1: High School Placement Test (HSPT) - Grade 8


December 2: Science Fair


December 3: First Friday Mass & Last Day to Apply for ADW Financial Aid


December 8: Feast of Immaculate Conception Mass


December 10: Santa Shop


December 12: Cookies with Santa


December 15: Confessions for Advent


December 17: Early Dismissal (12:30pm) - NO AFTERCARE


December 18, 2021 - January 2, 2022: No School - Christmas Break

Additional Days off for Thanksgiving Break


Fr. David is giving a Pastors Holiday to Father Andrew White School on Monday and Tuesday, November 22nd and 23rd. There will be NO SCHOOL on those days. ENJOY your Thanksgiving Break!

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.

Butter Braid Pickup

Thank you to all who ordered Butter Braids! They will be ready for pickup this Thursday, November 18th. For any questions, please contact Jessica Casto at jesscasto9@gmail.com.
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Fishin' for Tuition Rockfish Tournament

Who is ready for some REEL fun?! Are you a fisherman that is hooked on helping our school? Our 2nd Annual Fishin’ for Tuition Rockfish Tournament is this weekend, November 20 & 21, 2021. Cash prizes will be awarded! Entry for tournament is done via payment through John Weber - Venmo (@John-Weber-148), cash or check. For questions, contact Jaime or John Weber at (240) 538-1248. We hope to see you on the water! Sign up today! For the official rules and to see more information, visit our website: https://fatherandrewwhite.org/fishing-tournament/

Did someone say Christmas cards?

Ready or not, next week is Thanksgiving!! What that means, is that it is time to order your Christmas and Holiday cards!! Please consider using Minted.com... you save 20% and Minted donates 15% back to Father Andrew White by using code FUNDRAISEWHITE. Please share the code with friends and family members as they can also use it to save and raise money for our school!!

Send in Socks!

Father Andrew White School is sponsoring a white sock drive for The Mission in Lexington Park. Help us reach our goal of 400 socks. See the flyer for more details.

First Quarter Documents

First Quarter Report Cards (grades 1-8) have been posted on the Parent Portal.

High Honor Roll - Quarter 1

Honor Roll - Quarter 1

December Lunch Order

Our online ordering is open for our December lunch menu. The December menu will close on Saturday, November 27, 2021. To order, please use your www.orgsonline.com account. Please be sure to pay your balance after placing your order. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Rutherford at fawslunch@fatherandrewwhite.org.

Poinsettia and Wreath Pickup


Poinsettia and Wreath pickup at FAW on December 1, 2021 between 5:30 - 7pm and Thursday, December 2, 2021 between 7:30 - 9am or 1:30 - 3:30pm.

ADW Tuition Assistance Program Open

2022-2023 ADW Tuition Assistance Program: Applications for next year’s Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program are now available. The deadline date for returning families to apply is Friday, December 3, 2021. Families may apply online by logging onto 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 2022-2023 school year MUST APPLY THROUGH THIS ADW PROGRAM FIRST, before asking for aid from FAW.

Brown Bag Auction

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Mark your calendars for one of FAW’s most exciting events! The annual Brown Bag Auction, a basket raffle of all donated items, is coming up in early February! To prepare these fun, themed baskets, we need your help! Please keep the Brown Bag Auction in mind when Christmas Shopping and finding amazing Cyber Monday deals!


Donation ideas include:

- New, in package items

- Gift card donations

- A completed, themed basket

- Monetary donations to purchase big-ticket items

- Baskets, basket plastic wrap


Thank you for considering donating! Donations can be sent to school labeled "Brown Bag Auction" or can be given directly to Brown Bag Auction Co-Chairs (Shannon Dent shannonadent@gmail.com; Jessica Phillips jessica@phillips5.com, or Kristen Haley kristenhaley11@gmail.com). Thank you!

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Santa Shop!

During school hours on Friday, December 10th, 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) will receive 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 Wednesday, 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.

SCRIP Program

SCRIP Gift Card Fundraiser: If you are buying cards for the angel tree at St. Aloysius or for another charity, don't forget SCRIP! We carry $25 cards to McKays, Food Lion, Giant, Target, Weis and Walmart.


Be sure to participate in Thank-SCRIP-ing Day coming up this week!

Destination Imagination

FAW Destination Imagination is accepting applications for team-members! Please see the information and application below. Applications are due to Mrs. Cacko by Friday, November 19th. We are in need of both team members and team managers! Each team has up to 7 team members, and must have at least 1 team manager, but could have 1 or 2 team manager assistants. Please consider supporting our school in this fun way! (DI volunteers earn FAW volunteer hours!) Let's do DI!

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Save the Date!

Mark your calendars - Cookies, Cocoa and Pictures with Santa!! Join us for the most magical time of year to celebrate the upcoming birth of our Savior. Enjoy friendships, crafts and Christmas shopping during our Cookies with Santa event on Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 9 - 11am. More details to follow!

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Help Wanted!

God has blessed each of us with various talents. Are you able to share yours with Father Andrew White School? We are looking for some help from individuals and/or businesses to improve our physical campus. Also, if you or your business would like to sponsor/fund any of these projects we would be forever grateful! If you are willing to help with any of the following, please contact Jaime Weber at jaimeweber11@gmail.com


  • replace cracked floor tiles
  • replace ceiling tiles
  • repair drywall
  • repave parking lot near back playground area
  • tidy wiring in gym
  • create a patio for picnic table area
  • make cupboards to cover open shelving in classroom
  • landscaping
  • paint hallways and bathrooms
  • install gate/fence around propane tank
  • fix window closures
  • replace playground benches
  • install taller/stronger net behind soccer goals
  • fix leaky roof

Playground Volunteers

We have open time slots available for recess monitors during the second quarter. If you are available, please consider signing up. Your child will love to have you here!! Access the sign-up here.

2021-2022 Volunteer Opportunity Form

Take a few minutes to let us know what you are interested in volunteering your time for this school year!

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FAW Crusaders Spirit Store

Great news! We can now place FAW Spirit Gear orders throughout the year! Click on the link to shop today!

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Weekly Reminders:

❏ Sign up to compete in our Rockfish Tournament

❏ Pick up Butter Braid Order (Thursday)

❏ Sign up for Destination Imagination (by Friday)

❏ Order SCRIP on Thank-SCRIP-ing Day!

❏ Participate in the Sock Drive

❏ Order Christmas Cards through Minted.com

❏ Return Santa Shop Envelopes

❏ Apply for Financial Aid through the ADW

❏ Volunteer to be a Recess Monitor

❏ Consider Volunteering your Talents to help improve our Campus

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