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Wildcat Weekly - March 2, 2021
March 2, 2021
UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, March 4
  • Day of Prayer and Adoration for SAS Community

Saturday, March 6
  • Uniform Resale - 10am-2:00pm in the gym

Thursday, March 11
  • Lenten Reconciliation for 2nd - 8th Grade Students

Friday, March 12
  • SAS Dinner Night Out at the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
  • Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest

Monday, March 15 - Friday, March 19
  • Spring Break

Saturday, March 27
  • SAS Virtual Auction
SAS School Mass
Join us virtually tomorrow as we celebrate Mass as a community. 7th and 8th grade students will attend Mass in the Church. The remaining students will watch the live stream from their homerooms. Kindergarten, 1st grade, 7th, and 8th grade students will come in Mass attire.

Please click here for the Mass live stream link.
Lenten Service Project
All students are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to school on Wednesdays, for the remainder of the year. Baskets will be placed in the hallways for students to drop off their donations.

This shows our desire to help the poor. These food items will be distributed by the Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church. Thank you Carolyn Reed for bringing back this long standing tradition to SAS!
Spring Uniform Resale
  • By appointment ONLY.
  • 25 minute time slots 
  • Masks are mandatory. 
  • One time slot per family, students may accompany parent/guardian. 
  • Payment by FACTS only. 
  • No returns. 
  • Please wash all clothing prior to use. 

Please sign up for only one slot, even if you are bringing your students, and only one adult per family.

Do you want to help other SAS families? We would appreciate donations of gently used and clean uniforms for resale on March 6th. Donations may be dropped off at the school office during regular office hours.

Click here to sign up for the March 6th Uniform Resale.
Fish Fry Fridays

The Saint Andrew Knights of Columbus will be holding their Lenten Season Drive-Thru Fish Fry this Friday March 5th in the school gym parking lot from 5pm – 7pm, RAIN OR SHINE. The fish fry will continue each Friday through March 26 (except for March 19 due to Spring Break). 
Day of Prayer & Adoration
Join our community and spend time with Jesus on Thursday, March 4th. 

The Saint Andrew Catholic School Home and School Association, in partnership with school administration, is excited to announce that we will hold a Day of Prayer, consisting of continuous Eucharistic Adoration from 7am to 9pm, on Thursday, March 4th to pray for our faculty, staff, families, friars, parish and school community. Please sign up to spend a Holy Hour with our Lord. It is a time to come together as a community to offer Him our petitions, concerns, troubles, joys, gratitude, disappointments, needs, and aspirations.

Day of Prayer | March 4 (7 am - 9 pm)


What is Adoration?
• Father Dan and former St. Andrew Catholic School graduate, Mia Stavens (Class of '16) share their Eucharistic Adoration experience in the video - Adoration Basics. Take a look at the beautiful way St. Andrew Catholic School fosters and develops our student's spiritual journey.
Details about the Adoration Holy Hour:
• Our goal is to have at least 1 adorer per hour and our hope is to have more.
• Parents, grandparents, parishioners, benefactors- all prayer warriors welcome
• You may pray your holy hour at the Saint Andrew Sacred Heart Chapel (open from 7am to 9pm). Please wear face coverings while in the Adoration Chapel. The access code is 3312#
• You may pray using Adorecast
• You may pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament in other Catholic churches/chapels across the world
• Please spend the hour you sign up for in prayer for our SAS community
• Our hourly prayer warriors will be communicated to our faculty and staff so they know we are praying for our community

Sign Up
Sign up here to join our community and spend time with Jesus on Thursday, March 4th. 

Learn More
To receive more information about Eucharsitic Adoration at Saint Andrew Catholic Church:  Saint Andrew Catholic Church Eucharistic Adoration Information
 
Questions
If you have any questions, contact Dee Estrada at deannaestrada@gmail.com or 832-928-1531
God bless you all
Home & School Association Openings

Are you interested in serving as an SAS Home & School Association officer for the 2021-2022 school year? Please take a look at the following openings and send an email before Spring Break to homeandschool@standrewsch.org if you are interested.

  • The President-Elect   The President-Elect will preside at all meetings of the Association when the President is unavailable to attend. The 2021-2022 school would be considered a training period for their two-year presidential term.  

  • The Vice-President for Programs shall serve as the chair of the Programs Committees with responsibility for those programs set up the prior year. Some of these programs consist of Mother/Son Dance, Butterfly Ball, Welcome Back Night

  •  The Vice-President for Spiritual Life shall serve as the chair of the Spiritual Life Committee with responsibility for those programs set up the prior year.  Some spiritual life programs consist of parent led rosary, day of prayer and coffee and fellowship. 

  • The Secretary shall keep and otherwise make available the minutes of all regular and special meetings of the Association.
SAS Volunteer Spotlight
Meet the Grahm Family
Hayden, Sarah, Isabel (1st grade), Andrew (1st grade), Eleanor (PK4) and Azelie (2)

What is your favorite part about SAS? Our favorite part about SAS is the Faith-based community that has become more like family. The community, the Church and the Friars have helped us grow more deeply in our relationship with God and those around us. 

What is something interesting you want the community to know? Hayden is an SAS Alum and when we started our family, there was no doubt in our mind, SAS is where we wanted our children to be. 

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 23: 1-4
The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.  In green pastures he makes me lie down; to still waters he leads me; He restores my soul. He guides me along right paths for the sake of his name. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me.
"Our heart is restless until it finds rest in thee" - St. Augustine

Lent 2021

The SAS Social Committee is inviting all SAS families to participate in 40 Ideas for 40 Days of Lent! These ideas provide ways for the whole family to grow in your faith this Lenten season. Track each student's progress and see how many activities you can complete for a chance to win a raffle prize announced April 9th!

For Mother Teresa, "Doing small things with great love" was a way of life. Just as Mother Teresa, we can serve God and live our lives by showing others great love. Simple gestures — whether it be a smile, a word of encouragement, a random act of kindness, a sacrifice, a special prayer for someone, — can have the most meaningful and biggest impact on others. The small things matter and perhaps especially so in the place in which we find ourselves today. 

This Lent, we would love to know how our students are doing small things with great love. Please send a picture, a quick video, a quote or a few lines to Lisa Harrington detailing the theme of "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." We would love to share some of your stories with our community.
SAS Virtual Auction
By now, all parents, grandparents and parishioners should have received their auction invitation in the mail. If you still have not received yours, please call the office and we will send an invitation home with your child.

Please call Rose Hall, SAS Development Director, at 817-292-4355 with questions.
SAS Commemorative Bricks

For another year we are giving you the opportunity to purchase an SAS Commemorative Brick.

Pay tribute to your family’s legacy, or memorialize your support of the school and church with a special sentiment on a brick that is guaranteed to last throughout the years. 

The Saint Andrew Commemorative Brick honors your legacy, memorializes loved ones, and shows community support by leaving a lasting memory on campus at one of the best schools in Fort Worth. Share your legacy and support by ordering today!

Where will my brick be located? All bricks will be installed around the flagpole in front of the school, and will be seen daily by students, faculty, parishioners, alumni, friends, and visitors to our campus.

What is included in the brick price? The price includes the brick size selected, lifetime engraving, shipping and handling, and ALL materials for install including labor.

Thank you for leaving your mark and paving the way for the next generation of students.
Grandparent Blessings
For a $50 donation to the SAS Auction, your name and your grandchildren’s names will be displayed in the Auction catalog. Your grandchild will also receive a sweet treat at school in May. Please complete the form below and return with your donation to Saint Andrew Catholic School by March 5, 2021.

A form will also be coming home with your oldest/only child tomorrow. Please check their backpacks!!
Saint Andrew Parish News
Lent Parish-Wide Study
Yearbook Information
8th Grade Parents: Ad Information
Parish Certification Form for Re-enrollment
As we begin to prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, we will need a new Parish Certification Form if you will be requesting the Catholic Tuition Rate. In order to begin to prepare your FACTS account for next year, please complete the following:

Complete FORM #1  if you are a member of Saint Andrew Catholic Church and return the form by email or bring to the school office, attention Laura Bates, Business Manager.             
      
Complete FORM #2 if you are members of another parish, have the Priest or Parish Business Manager sign the form and return the form by email or bring to the school office, attention Laura Bates, Business Manager.   
                
Please feel free to contact Mindy Dyer or Laura Bates with any questions! 
Food 4 Life Birthday Celebration
Home & School Spiritual Life Committee
Home and School’s Spiritual Life Committee at SAS offers two blessed statues to its families, a Statue of Rosa Mystica and an Immaculate Heart of Mary Statue. 

Each week, from a Wednesday afternoon to the following Wednesday morning, two families have the opportunity to take one of these statues home to use as a source of inspiration, prayer and reflection. The tote bag containing the statue also contains suggested prayers. This special tradition will hopefully be one full of meaning and faith for each of you. Pick up and drop off location is the SAS Front Office.  

Sign up is ongoing through the school year.
Prayer Requests
Do you believe in the power of prayer?

If you have a special prayer need or know of someone who does and would like prayers from our SAS Community, please email Lisa Harrington with your request.
Food 4 Life
Have you set up a Food 4 Life lunch account yet? Food 4 Life is our new school lunch provider! Before your can order food you must set up an account for your child. Remember, initially students will eat lunch in their classrooms. You will have the option to order individualized box lunches which will be delivered to the students.
Follow these simple steps to set up a lunch account:
  1. Click here to fill out the attached School Lunch Account Form 20-21. Email the completed form to makala@food4lifecaterer.com
  2. Once an account has been set up, parents will receive an email with instructions for managing their child's account. You will be able to enter your own user name and password.
  3. With this system, parents are able to set up an automated credit or debit card deduction to add money to the account, put restrictions on what foods their child may purchase and view what their child is eating

Click here for the March menu and pricing information.

Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Rewards Program
Last quarter SAS received $689.47 from the Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program! Thank you for supporting our school.
Don't forget to link our Good Neighbor Number to your Reward card and help us raise funds the easy way!

Saint Andrew Catholic School Organization Number: 661
Amazon Smile
Your Christmas shopping makes a difference! Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/75-6004189 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to St Andrews Catholic School.  (Yes, this is the correct spelling for Amazon!)
Bradley School Care
After School Care for Saint Andrew Catholic School students (PreK - 8th) is offered through Bradley's School Care, LLC. They have provided a safe and positive after school environment for SAS students for 39 years and are happy to be serving you and your children this year. The aftercare program is open each school day from dismissal until 6:00 p.m. Aftercare is closed on the days school is closed. Children will be provided snacks and have time for homework and play (indoors and outdoors). Bradley's childcare program is licensed through the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and is a registered corporation in the State of Texas.

Please click here for Bradley's School Care's Operational Policies or here to enroll you child.

Before School Care will not be provided this year. Doors will open for student drop off at 7:30am.
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