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September 8, 2020
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Wednesday, September 9
  • 8:15am Mass - 7th and 8th grade students will be attending in the Church (with Mass Attire)
  • Curriculum Night - 7th/8th grade at 5:00pm
  • Curriculum Night - 1st grade at 6:00pm
 
Thursday, September 10
  • 8:00am Mass - 6th grade will be attending in the Church (with Mass Attire)
  • Curriculum Night - PreK4 at 5:00pm
  • Curriculum Night - 4th grade at 6:00pm
  • Curriculum Night - 6th grade at 7:00pm
 
Friday, September 11
  • Spirit Day for students (spirit shirts and uniform bottoms)
 
Monday, September 14
  • 8:00am Mass - 2nd and 4th grades will be attending in the Church (with Mass Attire)
 
Tuesday, September 15
  • 8:00am Mass - 3rd and 5th grades will be attending in the Church (with Mass Attire)
  • Curriculum Night - 5th grade at 5:30pm
 
Wednesday, September 16
  • 8:15am Mass - 7th and 8th grade students will be attending in the Church (with Mass Attire)
  • Curriculum Night - Specials Classes - PK-4th grades at 5:30pm
  • Curriculum Night - Specials Classes - 5th-8th grades at 6:00pm
 
Thursday, September 17
  • 8:00am Mass - 6th grade will be attending in the Church (with Mass Attire)
  • Curriculum Night PK3 at 6:00pm
  • North Texas Giving Day
 
Friday, September 18
  • Noon Dismissal
 
Please listen to the weekly message from Ms. Kasmeier and Mr. Vanasse.
 
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.

 
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.
 
Parent/Faculty Prayer Partners
 
Want to provide our faculty and staff with the best gift ever, that costs nothing? 
 
Sign up to be a prayer partner. This takes just a second of your day and strengthens out faculty and staff with God's Grace. It is simple. You will be assigned a staff member and will keep them in your daily prayers. And, that staff member will be keeping you in their prayers. Who doesn't need a few extra prayers?
 
Many prayer enthusiasts are needed for this special ministry and parents (moms and dads), grandparents and friends are strongly encouraged to volunteer. We will partner you with a member of the school team, provide a prayer card as a visual reminder and send occasional tips for new ways to pray and deepen your faith. 
 
If you are called to volunteer, please email Gina Guirola by Friday, September 18th.
 
North Texas Giving Day
 
Saint Andrew Catholic School is participating in North Texas Giving Day. You may make your Annual Fund donation online on Thursday, September 17th. Your donation will be multiplied by bonus funds and makes us eligible for cash prizes.
 
**The SAS Annual Fund Brochure and information has been mailed to every SAS family. You should be receiving yours any day!
 
Home & School Association News
 
Homeroom Coordinators
 
All of our homeroom coordinators have been matched. Thank you to our parent volunteers and to our coordinator chair, Nicole Minshew and our VP of Standing Committees Megan Taylor. Your child's homeroom teacher will be sending an email with the name of your parent coordinator and their email address. 
 
To be included in messages from our homeroom coordinators please email them and let them know your email and that would like to receive updates. Homeroom coordinators facilitate communication to parents on non-academic events like calendar activities and reminders. They also coordinate classroom parties, a once a year teacher gift and can let you know about other important school information and can be a great help with questions as well.  

We are requesting that parents "opt in" to receive these communications this year so to be included you must respond to your homeroom coordinator with your contact information.
 
Please Fill Out Our Volunteer Involvement Form
 
At SAS we value your partnership. It's our desire for you to be involved, using your array of gifts, experiences, and talents to better our school community. There is something for everyone and all different commitment levels. Involvement is a great way to meet others and create friendships. 
 
To become involved in the SAS Home & School Association please fill out our Volunteer Involvement Form. This will take approximately 5 minutes! For questions email homeandschool@standrewsch.org.
 
Hispanic Heritage Month
 
Kindergarten - 8th grade Art students will be studying various artists from Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and El Salvador during the weeks of 9/15/20 to 10/15/20. These artists will include Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Teodorico Quiros and Armando Morales among others.
 
SAS students will then create works of art inspired by them.We look forward to sharing some of these masterpieces with you!
 
Faculty Highlight
Howdy! My name is Michelle Crowder. I grew up here in DFW, attending Holy Family in Irving and Nolan Catholic High School. I graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Whoop!
 
After graduation I married Christian Crowder and then my adventures began! Over the past 19 years, I have lived in Toronto, Hawaii, New Jersey, Delaware and Pearland, Texas teaching PreK-5th grade. 
 
This is my third year teaching 3rd grade at SAS. It was very special for me to join the SAS school and parish community because my husband’s family has been a part of this amazing community for many years. My husband graduated for Saint Andrew, my father-in-law, Jack Crowder, is a former teacher and principal at SAS, and my mother-in-law, Peggy Crowder, taught 2nd grade here for over 30 years! Now, we are continuing the tradition and have two boys, Braydon in Kindergarten and Grayson in 2nd grade!
 
As a family, we enjoy walking our dog Atticus, swimming, camping, hiking and spending time with our extended family.
 
I am most looking forward to teaching Science and finding new ways to bring interactive, virtual lessons to my distance learners. 
 
Fun Fact: I LOVE sushi!
 
Volunteer Family Spotlight
The Patterson Family
 
Our favorite part about SAS so far is the communication the school has given us throughout these crazy times. This is the first year Beau has ever been to school and they are very patient with our questions and concerns. Staff even share their own experiences and advice. It is greatly appreciated. We also enjoy the parents praying for the school with the rosary every Monday morning after drop off.
 
Beau is in Mrs. McAdoo and Mrs. Townsend's half day PK4 class. Fun Fact: Mrs. Townsend taught Amy, her twin brother and younger brother for preschool at St. Bart's awhile ago!! Our family has a long tradition at Saint Andrew's including Amy's dad and aunt. There has never been a doubt that our kids would go here and carry on the tradition.
 
Our favorite aspect of Catholic faith are the sacraments. I like the purpose of them all and the progression/journey you go through in your life as you receive them. 
 
Favorite Bible Verse (This one is always a goodie!):
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
 
Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Rewards Program
 
Last quarter SAS received $734.07 from the Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program!
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
 
Faculty Birthdays for the Month of September
 
Lunch Reminders
 
  • Remember to order lunch according to your child's homeroom teacher's instructions.
  • Mark your calendar with which day you have ordered lunch so your child does not bring their lunch on the days you order.
  • If your child is going to be absent, please let your child's homeroom teacher and/or the front office know so that they can cancel a lunch order if needed. (So you won't be charged.)
  • If you are taking your child out of school for a doctor's appointment or an early dismissal and they will not be eating the lunch ordered, please let the homeroom teacher and/or the front office know as soon as possible.
 
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 August menu and pricing information.

 
Alpine Building Maintenance
 
Did You Know? Alpine Building Maintenance, in cooperation with their customers, donates 20% of all profits to non-profit organizations. These organizations are doing amazing work throughout the community. 
 
Yearbook 2020-2021
 
This year, our Yearbook Staff will need the help of our entire Wildcat Community. At this time, we cannot send students around campus to take photos, and we also have students that will be working remotely from home. We have a wonderful program through our publisher, Jostens, that allows all of us to take part in submitting photos. Beginning August 7, 2020 and ending June 1, 2021 follow the instructions included to access ReplayIt. We have also included tips for taking photos with your smartphone! Once uploaded, the Yearbook Staff will be able to go through the photos remotely to build and create the yearbook.
 
*When uploading, be sure to give a caption or any details the yearbook staff will need to create a caption. (Names of people, place, what is happening, etc.) 
 
*Note- we hope to use as many photos as possible, but please be aware that not all photos uploaded will be used.
 
LOGIN ID: 415464009
LAST DAY TO SUBMIT PHOTOS: June 1, 2021

 
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.
 
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.
 
 
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