Saint Andrew School News

April 2021 Newsletter

School News

Dates to remember:

4/1 - Holy Thursday - School Closed

4/2 - Good Friday - School Closed

4/4 - Easter Sunday

4/5 - Easter Holiday - School Closed

4/8 - 7th-grade Confirmation Retreat

4/13 -NOON DISMiSSAL - 7th-grade Confirmation @4:00PM

4/26- Progress Reports

4/28 - 2nd grade First Penance @ 7:00 PM

4/30 - Last day to order hot lunch and pretzels for the month of April (link at the bottom of this newsletter)


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,


Alleluia! The Lord is risen! Happy Easter! What wondrous news for us who have followed the Christian journey, trying to understand the Mystery of our loving God during the long winter months. Through His passion, death, and resurrection Jesus broke the bonds of death for us. He shows us the way back to the Father, our Creator. His way is the way of Love.

The Easter season continues throughout the month of April and brings us closer to the special celebrations for the Sacraments of Initiation. Bishop Timothy Senior will administer the sacrament of Confirmation to our seventh graders on April 13th at 4:00 pm. School will close at noon on April 13th to allow time to prepare for Confirmation. Meanwhile, the second graders are readying their hearts to receive our Lord in Holy Eucharist. First Penance will take place on April 28th at 7:00 pm. First Holy Communion will be held on May 1st at 9:30 am. Please keep these children and their families in your prayers as they prepare for these hallmark moments in their journey of faith.

Today was the official start for wearing the optional spring uniforms. The boys are permitted to wear the red or white golf shirt with the Saint Andrew School logo with either the grey trousers or grey shorts. Boys are required to keep the shirt tucked in and they must wear a belt. Black or white socks are worn with the school shoes. The girls’ spring uniform consists of the navy skort or grey shorts, and the red or white golf shirt. The golf shirt may be worn with the plaid kilt, but not the jumper. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. Girls may wear navy or white ankle socks with the skort. However, the Prescott red, knee socks are to be worn with the jumper and kilt. Hair color and nail color are not permitted. Boys’ hair must not fall below the collar of the shirt. Adhering to the uniform code is a simple form of self-discipline. It also is a means of demonstrating cooperation and taking pride in being a Saint Andrew School student.

All are reminded that if the days are chilly, the students will need a jacket or sweatshirt to wear outdoors. Once in the classroom any non-uniform jacket or sweatshirt must be removed. Only the regulation school sweater or, on gym days, the gym sweatshirt may be worn in the classroom. Covid mitigations still require that windows be open, so the sweaters may be needed. Several students have been coming to school without masks or water bottles. The Home and School Association has been beyond generous in keeping a supply on hand to those who forget; however, this is quickly becoming cost-prohibitive. Please be sure your child has a few clean masks in the bookbag, and water for snack and lunch.

Everyone of us longs for a greater sense of normalcy. We are getting there, slowly but surely. Attendance at the Easter Triduum liturgies was a clear sign of renewal. Last year at Easter, our churches were empty. This year we celebrated with all the familiar rituals. God is with us! Thank you all for entrusting us with your most precious gift. It is an honor and a privilege to work with you in the formation of your child. It’s still all Good!

Peace and all Good,

Helen McLean, Ed.D.

Pre-School & Kindergarten Open House

Sunday, April 25th, 11am-1pm

535 Mason Avenue

Drexel Hill, PA

Do you know anyone who is looking for a wonderful, loving school for their pre-schooler and/or kindergarten-aged children? Have them come to our open house!! Meet the teachers, have some refreshments and see the classrooms.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Saint Andrew Pre-School Open House

We will be holding Open Houses on Monday afternoon in March and April for our Pre-School Program. You must contact the office @ 610-259-5145 and schedule an appointment. The tours will be from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm. All visitors must wear a face mask.

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

Spring Uniform

With the arrival of Spring weather and a return to more normal routines, we would like to take the time to go over some information with respect to the SAS uniform policy and, in particular, the Spring uniform. We have noticed loose or limited adherence to the SAS uniform policy, and we respectfully ask that you review the following with your children so all students are in compliance with the dress code on April 6, 2021, for the official start of the Spring uniform.

Spring Uniform

Boys (Grades 1-8):

SAS golf shirt with school logo (either white or red)

Grey dress slacks with belt or grey walking shorts with belt

If necessary on cooler spring days, the school sweater may be worn for warmth

Black or grey dress socks or solid white socks. NO ANKLE SOCKS!

Gym uniform: grey cardinal logo t-shirt, nave mesh logo shorts, white or black solid color socks

Shoes: Black/brown/blue/grey lace-up or buckle style shoe/Non-skid soles/ Non-marking sole. Sneakers can only and must be worn on gym days.

Girls (Grades 1-8):

SAS golf shirt with school logo (either white or red) The polo shirt can be worn with the kilt, skort or shorts, but not the jumper.

Navy blue skort or (i) plaid jumper in grades 1-4 or (ii) plaid kilt in grades 5-8

Prescott red knee socks, white ankle socks permitted with the Navy Blue Skort

If necessary on cooler spring days, the school sweater may be worn for warmth

Gym uniform: grey cardinal logo t-shirt, nave mesh logo shorts, white or black solid color socks.

Shoes: Black/brown/blue/grey shoes lace-up or buckle style shoe/Non-skid soles/ Non-marking sole/No more than 1-inch heel. Sneakers can only and must be worn on gym days.. NO BALLET FLATS.

Kindergarten:

SAS gym shorts and golf shirt with school logo (either white or red).


JEWELRY, MAKE-UP and NAIL POLISH

Jewelry: No costume jewelry

Earrings: (girls only) One pair of post earrings may be worn. (No larger than a dime)

No dangling earrings. If allergies prevent the wearing of posts then no earrings may be worn. Boys are not permitted to wear earrings.

Piercings: Girls are permitted to wear one pair of post earrings, that may or may not be pierced. No other jewelry associated with any body piercings may be worn by any students (this includes nose piercings, tongue piercings, or cartilage ear piercings)

Religious medals/Chains: (All students) Religious medals only may be worn around the neck but must remain under the school uniform at all times. Otherwise, neck jewelry is not worn with the uniform.

Watches: No Apple watches or any wrist device with messaging may be worn.

Bracelets: NOT PERMITTED.

Rings: NOT PERMITTED.

NO JEWELRY IS PERMITTED ON GYM DAYS.

Make-up and Nail Polish:

Students are not permitted to wear make-up, colored nail polish or fake nails or tips.

Hair:

Haircuts are to be traditional and conservative. Extreme hairstyles (fads, tails, shaved, buzzed, dyed, highlighted, etc.) are not permitted. Boys' hair must be cut above the ears and above the collar.

Hair coloring is not permitted.

Hair accessories must be conservative and kept to a minimal size. Bandannas and headscarves are not permitted.

*Final determination as to what is traditional, conservative, and appropriate will be determined by the administration if needed.


Again, we respectfully request that your children are in compliance with the dress code on April 6, 2021, for the official start of the Spring uniform.


Thank you for your continued support of our school and our mission.


Dr. Helen McLean

Principal


Mr. Daniel J. Salvatore
Vice Principal

Home and School News

Fundraisers: http://standrewhsa.corecommerce.com/fundraiser/



Raffle Tickets from Delco Derby:


As you may recall, around this time last year, we asked you to sell raffle tickets for the chance to win one of three awesome prizes. This raffle fundraiser was part of our bigger Delco Derby fundraiser, which was to be held in April of last year. Unfortunately, we had to cancel that fundraiser due to the pandemic. But we will pick up our raffle fundraiser where we left off last year – all tickets that have been sold and turned in to the school office are accounted for and will be eligible to win the drawing, which will now be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021.


If you still have sold tickets to turn in, please do so by Wednesday, April 21. If you still have unsold tickets, we ask that you please try to sell them to help the Home and School Association raise our fundraising goals for the school. And, if you need additional tickets, those are being distributed as well.

Prizes include 1st prize, a Weber gas grill; 2nd prize, a Yeti Tundra Haul; and 3rd Prize, SAS custom Cornhole Boards created by the talented and extremely generous Jack Hopkins.



Every family will receive one book of six tickets (tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10). Our hope is for every family to sell their entire book of tickets and help SAS raise the money needed to support the school at this difficult time. Please return any unsold chances to the school.



SAS Cord Bracelets still available: http://standrewhsa.corecommerce.com/fundraiser/


Taco Tuesday Night with Moe's:


Attention friends, neighbors, local Tacos lovers!!

We are hosting a Moe’s Neighborhood Popup on Tuesday, April 27th. The popup will benefit St. Andrew's Home & School. This means you can take a night off from cooking while supporting us! For every kit sold, $5 will be donated to St. Andrew's Home & School.



We are offering a Moe’s Family Taco Kit with your choice of chicken, ground beef, ½ chicken & ½ ground beef, or vegetarian (see flyer for all included ingredients). It’s a DEAL @ $36.99+tax

This is a fun, convenient way to have dinner ready to pick up right in the neighborhood and see (from a safe distance) some friends and family you maybe haven’t seen for a while, even if it’s just for a minute. Take a much-deserved night off from cooking and order a family night of Tacos Show your support!

How to Order:


1. Place your order at any time before 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 27th. Fill out this form to submit your order. https://form.jotform.com/210415274077148



*Be sure to choose "St. Andrew's Home & School 4/27” when choosing the neighborhood you are picking up from.


2. Pick up will be at the schoolyard at 535 Mason Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 between 5:30-6 pm on Tuesday, April 27th. When picking up your order, just stay in your vehicle, give us your name, we will bring your order right to your vehicle and you are on your way.

See you Tuesday, April 27th!!


Spring Basket Raffle:


Starting April 6 we will be selling raffle tickets for our Spring Basket Raffle. When the store opens tickets will be available here: http://standrewhsa.corecommerce.com/fundraiser/ There are fun things for all to enjoy like Crayola Experience, karate classes, Tyler Arboretum, high school swag bags, Hedgerow Theatre tickets, gift cards to Flynn & O'Hara, and much more. Make sure to check the link above for all the baskets available.

CLICK HERE to see pictures of the Spring Baskets


Coming in May:

May 7 - drawing night for Spring Basket Raffle

May 18 - dining out at Franco & Giuseppe's

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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 March 15th - Ms. Tomasetti

Week of March 22nd - Mrs. Gordon

May and June Hot Lunch

The online store for May and June hot lunch and pretzels is now open and will close on Friday, April 30th.

Pretzels for the May/June order will begin Monday, May 3rd, and end Friday, June 4th.

The link can be found on the school web site and also below:

http://standrewhsa.corecommerce.com/hot-lunch/

** Pre K 4 and Kindergarten parents: please do not purchase lunch for Friday, June 4th.

Hot Lunch/Pretzel questions contact: Tricia Ezzie at pezzie3@verizon.net


The 8th-grade hot lunch fundraiser (Chick-Fil-A)

The 8th-grade hot lunch fundraising program continues and the online store is open for Chick-fil-A lunch sales for EVERY Tuesday in the month of May and June 1st.

Please note if your child was virtual on March 30th and missed the hot lunch (5th - 8th grades), the May 4th lunch will be credited. Please do not order again for May 4th.


Due to rising Chick-Fil-A costs during the pandemic, the cost of one sandwich or one nugget meal will be $6.00 for the May and June 1st orders. Please note that the nuggets and/or sandwiches do not come with drinks, snacks, or napkins. Please pack those separate and necessary lunch items on Tuesday 8th grade hot lunch days.

For questions, contact Melissa DiNofia - Bozzone, 8th-grade parent committee chair, at mdinofia@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of this fundraising effort and the Class of 2021.


PLEASE NOTE: April daily pretzels start Tuesday, April 6th, and end Friday, April 30th.

Jerusalema Dance Challenge
Saint Andrew School Passion Play 2021