Crusader Connections

Father Andrew White S.J. School Newsletter

September 7, 2021

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Growing in faith, wisdom, and love!

Important Dates

September 7: First Day of School - Pre-K & Scantron Testing (grades 2-8)

September 9: Band Demonstration Day (grades 4-8)

September 16: School Picture Day

September 19: Back to School Pancake Breakfast (9-11am)

September 23: Early Dismissal, 12:30pm

September 24: No School - St. Mary's County Fair

September 30: Back to School Night HSA Meeting

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School Picture Day

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Patriot Tag Day

Pancake Breakfast

We will be having a Back to School Pancake Drive Thru Breakfast on September 19th from 9-11am! We are in need of up to 10 volunteers to assist in setting up, cooking in the kitchen, running food out to cars, collecting money and cleaning up. Please contact Christy Farr and Natty Jones through email for more details or to sign up!

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SCRIP Program

SCRIP: This is a great time to try electronic cards using your SCRIP account and Presto Pay. Our SCRIP coordinator, Becky Tritschler is more than happy to walk you through the process of setting up your accounts. Most plastic cards are available with advanced notice to the SCRIP team. If you are in need of plastic cards, please email and we will try to meet your gift card needs if at all possible.

Substitute Teachers Needed!

We are looking for cheerful and positive parents and community members who would be available 7:30am - 2:45pm to substitute for teachers as needed throughout the year. Approved applicants who pass a criminal background check can use this for volunteer hours or to receive payment. If you are interested please contact the Mrs. Szoch at for a substitute application and information about what days you would be available.

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Looking for Service Hours?

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Picture Day Parent Volunteer

A couple volunteers are needed to assist with our School Picture Day on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. Volunteers will help walk classes to/from the picture taking station. Also they will help students look picture perfect as they approach the photographer. The time commitment is 1-3 hours between 8am - 11am. Email Mrs. Greer at if you are interested.

Lunch Helpers

Email about volunteering in the FAW kitchen with Mrs. Rutherford preparing hot lunch.

Parent Volunteer Needed to Hang County Fair Artwork

Our art teacher, Mrs. Gavin, would love to have a parent come help hang the FAW artwork at the fairground on Monday, September 20th at 8am, and take the work down on Monday, September 27th. The time commitment would likely be about one hour. Please contact Mrs. Gavin at to let her know you are interested in helping!

Playground Volunteers

Thank you so much to those who have already signed up to be recess monitors during the first quarter. We still need to fill open time slots. If you are available, please consider signing up. Your child will love to have you here!! Access the sign-up here.

Used Uniforms

Did you know FAW parent volunteers offer a used uniform program at FAW? If you need uniforms or have uniforms to donate, we have a new format! Beginning this year, New-To-You Uniforms will be set up at school events making this program available more frequently and on a first-come-first-find basis. Pass on this blessing to others by donating your child’s used uniforms (unstained & washed, please). Donating is easy – bring uniforms with you to school events, drop off right at the New-To-You Uniform Tables or in the “Used Uniform” green bin right in the school’s vestibule. This is an amazing program FAW offers to all families at no cost. Save money, practice good stewardship, pass along blessings, prevent textile waste, the list of benefits is endless.

Does your FAW middle-school student need service hours? We would love to help your student(s) sign up to work New-To-You Uniform tables at school events. Students will sort incoming uniforms and provide parent support in filling uniform requests. It’s a great opportunity to grow social skills, serve others, provide proactive facilitation, and practice professional conversation. Please contact Sheli Laney or Melanie Chadwick if your child would like to volunteer for any upcoming school event in which the used uniform program will be present.

Want to do even more for the used uniform program? We desperately need large totes and a gently used portable hanging rack. Please consider donating these items to help us further organize this effort.

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Partners in Faith Newsletter

See the attachment for this month’s Partners in Faith newsletter to find ideas to use at home to build a Christ-centered family life. It is our hope that your knowledge about Catholicism will grow and that you will find valuable tips that are useful. We are proud to be your partners in faith!

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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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Save the Date! Back to School Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, Sep. 19th 2021 at 9-11am

22850 Washington Street

Leonardtown, MD

Come enjoy a delicious Back to School Breakfast! More details coming soon!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Weekly Reminders:

❏ Participate in our Patriot Day Tag Day (Friday)

❏ Volunteer for Hot Lunch, Playground Monitor, Used Uniform Helper, Artwork Hanger, Picture Day Helper, and/or Pancake Breakfast Volunteer

❏ Order School Pictures

❏ Donate Used Uniforms

❏ Order SCRIP online
❏ Submit Volunteer Hours
❏ Return all Important Forms

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News for Youth!

This is a very special upcoming event on St. Clements Island dedicated to all first responders... Fill this island with much joy, prayers, and hope making this a memorable moment for the men and women who sacrifice so much for our communities and country!

Crusader Cup Golf Tournament

Community News

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