Crusader Connections

Father Andrew White S.J. School Newsletter

March 29, 2022

Growing in faith, wisdom, and love!

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Important Dates

March 29: Report Cards Posted on Portal

March 30: Penance (grades 2-8) & Varsity Girls Basketball Championship Game at SMR, 6:30pm

March 31: Vocations Mass (grade 6)

April 2: Destination Imagination Competition

April 3: Basketball Showcase at SMR

April 4: Spring Uniforms Begin & Field Trip (grades 2 & 5)

April 5: Field Trip (grade 7)

April 6: Field Trip (grades K & 1)

April 7: Grandparents' Day + Art Show & Music Showcase

April 9: Crusaders Color Run Run (8am at SMR)

April 11: Sports Banquet

April 14: Early Dismissal, 12:30pm

April 15-24: No School - Easter Break

April 25 - 29: HSA Tag Week

Report Cards Posted Online

Report cards for grades 1-8 will be posted on the portal today, March 29th. To access them, sign in to your Plus Portals account Once logged in, click on “E- Locker” on the top toolbar. Then click on “E-Portfolio.” You should find your child's 2021 - 2022 Third Quarter Report Card in the list. E-mail Mrs. Greer if you need help with your account.

Spring Auction Thank You!

What an amazing time we all had at our (virtual) Spring Auction! The Facebook Live events kept us entertained and the donated items provided quite the selection! We are very grateful for our event sponsors and all of our generous bidders. We are most especially thankful for our Auction Chair, Mr. Jon Voigtlander and his incredible team of volunteers. Many, many thanks for making this an event to remember!

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SMECO Math Challenge - 1st Place!

We are so proud of our 4th grade math team who competed in the SMECO Math Challenge and earned 1st place!

Congratulations to: Courtney Burfield, Tyler Burghardt, Payton Chadwick, Scarlett Downey, Molly Filippini, Claire Haley, Max O'Brien, George Pusloskie, Abby Redding & Jack Tritschler!

There were 16 teams and 127 mathletes in the competition. FAW was the only private school to participate. Way to go! A big thank you goes to their Math coaches: Mr. Jereme George and Mrs. Katy Burfield who helped prepare the students. Many thanks!

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Basketball Semi-Final Results

Our boys and girls Varsity Basketball teams played in the Semi-Finals over the weekend. We are very proud of their sportsmanship and talent. Our boys came up a few points short, but our girls beat their opponents. They will play in the Championship game tomorrow, Wednesday, March 30th at 6:30pm at SMR. Please join our amazing cheerleaders to cheer them on to victory! Go Crusaders!

Maryland Day

To celebrate Maryland Day, our 4th grade class, our Student Council Association, our National Junior Honor Society, and our Chorus members took a field trip to St. Clement’s Island. It was there where the first Catholic Mass in English America was celebrated. Did you know that in March of 1634, Father Andrew White S.J. erected a cross and then led a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Clement’s Island? Our chorus did a wonderful job leading everyone in song during the Mass today to commemorate that first Mass celebrated in the original 13 colonies by Father Andrew White. Thank you Mrs. Cacko for preparing our students so well! Great job FAW!

We are so honored that Maryland’s First Lady, Mrs. Yumi Hogan was here to visit Father Andrew White School on Maryland Day! Her love for the arts was evident and her passion for teaching made her visit that much more special!

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Camp Maria Retreat

We had such a wonderful time at our school retreat at Camp Maria!! Our day began with an outdoor Mass overlooking the beautiful Breton Bay. Students enjoyed a variety of activities that were a great blend of fun, friendship and faith! They played games, sang songs, made bookmarks and prayer book covers, participated in Eucharistic Adoration, and interacted with priests and sisters throughout the day. We ended our time by praying the rosary. It was a fruitful day as we planted seeds of wisdom, faith and love!

SCRIP Gift Card Program


Each family who accepts reduced tuition in exchange for service hours must also earn $50 in REBATES for the school through the SCRIP gift card program. The deadline for service scholarship families to earn the required $50 in rebates is this Thursday, March 31, 2022. Please reach out to if you would like to inquire about your balance. Families will be billed for their rebate shortages accordingly.

Once you have earned $50 in rebates, 75% of any additional rebates earned can be credited to next year's tuition or this year's 8th grade class fund. Please click on this link to direct where your proceeds should go.

Order your Yearbook!

You can now order your student's Father Andrew White School yearbook! The Remember Me Yearbooks online store will be open from now through 4/12/2022. Each book costs $25.00.

To order your yearbook, follow these steps:

1. Go to

2. Enter your access key: W9PPL3FPLF

3. Enter your student's details and choose your quantity.

4. Proceed with checkout and place your order.

5. After placing your order, you will receive an email confirmation.

Destination Imagination Team Competition

We would like to extend best wishes to our five Destination Imagination teams who will be competing this weekend. They've been working very hard and we hope they have a great time! Go FAW DI!

Spring Uniforms Begin April 4th!

The weather is beginning to get warmer. It is time to try on the spring uniform to check that it fits. Spring uniforms officially begin on Monday, April 4th.

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Uniform Survey

Father Andrew White is looking into updating our uniform and we would like your feedback! Please complete the short survey below so we can get a better understanding of the needs and wants of our students and their families. Please note that if there is a change in uniform, there will be two transition years, when students have the option to wear the current uniform or the new uniform. Thank you so much for your time!

Click HERE to complete this short uniform survey.

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Fine Arts Show: April 7th 5:30 - 7:30pm

Cans Still Needed!

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Register Today!

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Fun Run

Get ready for the FAW Crusader Fun Run!!! We are so excited to host this event in person this year! We'll be on the St. Mary's Ryken campus on Saturday, April 9th. The Fun Run will kick off at 8am - gates open at 7:30am and warm-ups by our very own Mrs. Stewart will begin at 7:45am! We will have music, food, and a fun COLOR RUN for the whole family to enjoy, with both 1 mile and 5k options!

Online registration is now available; sign up at Registration fees are $20 per participant for the first five members of a family, and then $10 per participant after that. By signing up for the run, you’ll get a goody bag with all the Fun Run essentials- a Fun Run t-shirt, special Fun Run spirit sticker, and other goodies. Everyone who signs up will have a free tag day on Friday, April 8th, the day before the run, to wear your shirt to school. If you sign up after March 31st, we cannot guarantee your t-shirt size request.

Prizes to the class with the highest percentage of students that register, to the class with the highest percentage of students that participate in the run, and to the winner of a raffle for all the students who register!''

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at or consider signing up to help us out the day of the run at

Please reach out with any questions! We can't wait to see you at the starting line on April 9th!

Fun Run Logo Winner

Congratulations to Ava Chadwick for designing the logo for our Fun Run t-shirt! She has won a $25 Dick's gift card as an award!

Remember to register by this Thursday to ensure you will receive a t-shirt with this design! If you sign up after March 31st, t-shirts are not guaranteed. Sign up today!

BOOST Scholarship Information

Families that are not currently receiving a BOOST Scholarship but would like to apply, the instructions are available on the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) website. This is the link to the application information:

2022-2023 Registration

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open. Thank you to the families who have completed the re-enrollment process through the TADS website. Admissions are now open to the public. If you haven’t re-enrolled through, you will need to do so ASAP to secure your child’s spot for next year. If you are not returning, please contact Mrs. Szoch so we know what openings there may be. Families can complete re-enrollment forms through their TADS account online at The easiest way to complete the process, is to click on the link that will be included in your email.

FAW Annual Giving Campaign

Father Andrew White School has an Annual Giving Campaign, where we reach out to families, alumni, and local parishioners to raise funds for the school. This year, we are raising funds to "Pave the Way for Kids to Play" as we transition the rear parking lot into an enjoyable recess area for our students. Thank you for prayerfully considering donating to this important fund that directly benefits our children.

Let’s “Pave the Way for Kids to Play!” at Father Andrew White School! Find out details here Thank you!!

We "HO-HO-HO"PE you will consider donating Santa Shop storage containers!

We are still in need of storage containers! Please consider buying a storage tote off the Amazon Santa Shop Wish List. Did you know that over 3,000 gifts are bought and donated all throughout the year? Thank you for considering supporting this beloved event in this way.
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Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Art Show!

We will be having an Art Show from 5:30 - 7:30pm on April 7, 2022. Help is needed with checkout during the event. If you would like to volunteer with this task, please contact Mrs. Gavin: Thanks for considering!

Volunteers needed to put together new basketball hoop!

Profits from our School Store have been used to buy a new basketball hoop! All of our grades from PK - 8 like to use the basketball hoop. Would you like to earn volunteer hours by assembling the new hoop? Our students would be very grateful!! Please contact us at to let us know you can help! Thank you!
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Fun Run Volunteers Needed

We are still in need of 17 volunteers to help with our upcoming Fun Run. Please click on THIS LINK to see if you are able to fill one of the vacant spots. Thanks!

Playground Volunteers

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

Community Events

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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:

❏ Check PlusPortals to view Report Cards (grades 1-8)

❏ Return your Grandparents' Day Donation

❏ Cheer on our Varsity Girls Basketball Team in the Championship Game (tomorrow)

❏ Register for the Fun Run (by Thursday to guarantee your t-shirt!)

❏ Send in items for Cabin of God's Love

❏ Order a Yearbook

❏ Complete Uniform Survey

❏ Service Scholarship Families --> Complete Rebate Form

❏ Send in clean cans for Grandparents' Day project

❏ Sign up to help at our Fun Run and Art Show

❏ Re-register through your TADS account online

❏ Donate to our Annual Giving Campaign

❏ Volunteer to be a Recess Monitor

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