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Wildcat Weekly Newsletter

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February 12, 2019
Students wear Mass attire tomorrow -
no holiday wear.
UPCOMING EVENTS
February 14th - Valentine's Day Holiday Wear
February 14th - Valentine's Day Parties 2:15pm
February 15th - Noon Dismissal
February 18th - March 2nd - Stephen Breen Wildcat Challenge Basketball Tournament Begins
February 18th - NJHS Induction 2:00pm
February 22nd - Individual Spring Pictures
February 22nd - Home & School Association Meeting - 8:00am in the Cafeteria
March 6th - Ash Wednesday
Prayer Service and Ashes at 2:00pm
March 11th - 15th - Spring Break
March 22nd - Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Dinner Night Out
March 22nd - Student led Stations of the Cross for the Parish - 7:00pm
March 28th - Talent Show - 6:00pm
March 29th - Home & School Association Meeting - 8:00am in the Cafeteria
FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHILDREN

We ask that parents do not drop off students before 7:30 a.m. All children dropped off before 7:30 a.m. will be sent to the cafeteria for before school care. The safety and security of our students is always a priority.

The academic day at Saint Andrew Catholic School includes all of the core subjects such as math, reading, science....as do all other schools. Our unique identity can be found in the religion classes that students experience on a daily basis throughout the campus. How awesome that your students embrace the teachings of Christ everyday and learn about our mission as Catholics and Christians. Our new program, The Body Matters, is taking off this semester and the teachers have embraced the curriculum and are integrating the lessons during religion class. As a pilot school for this program, we are excited to see it in action.
Caryn Riley, fourth grade math and religion teacher adds,"it is powerful to see the students learning new ways to live out the Gospel through their friendships with each other and their interactions with people at school. In 4th grade, The Body Matters focusses on being a good friend. One big thing is being FOR our friends which involves virtuous friendships."

Sixth grade student, Sam Steele, "We get to learn about our faith and go deep into it. Right now we are learning about being made in God' s image."

Grant Skaggs, another 6th grade student, added, "Right now we are learning about how God made us in our own special ways. We are different than each other because He made each of us special in His own image." 

We praise God for the opportunity to have these conversations and to learn about Christ each day at Saint Andrew Catholic School.
ORDER YOUR STEPHEN BREEN BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT T-SHIRT TODAY
IT'S TIME FOR SOME BASKETBALL!!

The Stephen Breen Wildcat Challenge Basketball Tournament is held annually at SAS with Diocesan 6th and 7th grade teams participating. This year the tournament will take place from February 18th to March 2nd. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation.

Order your tournament t-shirt today  and support the this wonderful foundation!

  • The 2019 Breen tournament t-shirt can be worn to school with uniform bottoms (except on Mass days) from February 18th - March 2nd. 
  • Purchase a tournament t-shirt AND you will receive FREE ADMISSION to the tournament
WHAT IS THE STEPHEN BREEN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION?

At the age of 13, Stephen Breen, SAS Alum, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a very rare and aggressive form of bone cancer. Stephen fought his disease with great courage for 16 months and inspired many with his humor, perseverance, and concern for others despite his difficult battle.

On October 4, 2004 Stephen passed away and his foundation was created. Honoring his wishes, the Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation offers tuition assistance to children who wish to receive a Catholic school education and assistance to families who have children that are also battling cancer.

Since its inception, Stephen’s foundation has provided more than $1,000,000.00 in tuition assistance, impacting the lives of over 1000 children from 700+ families at all 20 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fort Worth. 
GLAMOURCRAFT SPRING PICTURES
It is time for Individual Spring pictures. Glamourcraft will be at SAS on February 22nd. Students may come out of uniform. Please click here for out of uniform guidelines.

You do not have to preorder your pictures. You will receive a paper proof with a passcode for you to view the images online. 

There will be a special bonus this year to parents who place their order online by the deadline date on the paper proof. Glamourcraft will also be offering additional products and backgrounds if you order online.   
A LENTEN COFFEE AND FELLOWSHIP FOR MOMS
Join fellow Moms as we read & learn about from  Women of the Passion b y Kathleen Murphy. This is a great way to commit to growing closer to Christ this Lent.   

Order the book  HERE  for $11.

We will meet on  Fridays March 1st-April 12th-- No meeting March 15th in the upstairs parish hall conference room. 

This semester there will be 2 time options offered. Either attend weekly or change week to week based on your schedule. 

8:00 am to 9:00 am 
OR
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Please contact Summer Riney if interested  rineysummer@gmail.com
ANALOG CLOCK MONTH AT SAS
This month Saint Andrew will be encouraging the use of analog clocks. The digital clocks in the hall will be covered and analog clocks will be hung throughout the building. We encourage all iPads to be switched to analog mode also.

Please work on these skills at home with your children. Students need intentional exposure to these skills and we look forward to seeing their progress.
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY TUTORING FOR 2ND - 6TH GRADE STUDENTS
Does your 2nd - 6th grade student needs help with homework, studying or organization? 

The National Junior Honor Society  Junior Ments  can help! Tutoring will take place  every Tuesday  in Mrs. Reed's classroom until  3:40pm.
NOTES FROM THE NURSES
The flu season is upon us and very active. Due to the currently large numbers of school-wide-absences, it is necessary for us to begin tracking the reasons for those absences. When notifying the school of your child’s absence, please indicate the reason. For example: 

1. Flu-like illness: Individuals with fever > 100 degrees Fahrenheit who may not have seen a doctor or they had a negative flu test 
2. Influenza/Flu: Individuals seen by a clinician and have a confirmed or positive flu test. Please indicate type A or B 
3. Other illness such as earache, stomach ache, nausea, etc. 
4. Other activity related such as traveling, attending a funeral, etc. 

If the reason for the absence is not indicated, you will receive an email or a phone call from the nurse for clarification. This will enable us to track illnesses (especially the flu) in our school. Your prompt response is appreciated. 

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the reasons to keep your child home from school: 
* Oral temperature of 100 degrees F or above 
* Vomiting, nausea or severe abdominal pain 
* Marked drowsiness or lethargy 
* Sore throat, acute cold or persistent cough 
* Red, inflamed or discharging eyes 
* Skin rashes or eruptions 
* Swollen glands around jaws, ears or neck 
* Suspected scabies or impetigo 
* ANY skin lesion in the weeping stage 
* Earache 
* Head lice 
* Diarrhea (3 or more episodes of loose stools in 24 hours) 

The following are the guidelines for returning to school: 
* FEVER FREE FOR 24 HOURS without the aid of fever reducing medication 
* FREE of vomiting, nausea, or severe abdominal pain for 24 hours 
* FREE of marked drowsiness or lethargy 
* FREE of sore throat, acute cold, or persistent cough 
* A WRITTEN DOCTOR’S RELEASE for red, inflamed, or discharging eyes 
* A WRITTEN DOCTOR’S RELEASE for skin rashes or eruptions 
* A WRITTEN DOCTOR’S RELEASE for swollen glands around the jaws, ears, or neck 
* A WRITTEN DOCTOR’S RELEASE for suspected scabies or impetigo 
* ANY skin lesion in the weeping stage must be COVERED AND DIAGNOSED NONCONTAGIOUS 
* SYMPTOM FREE of conditions involving an ear infection 
* FREE of all lice or nits - please bring your student to the nurse's office to check for lice or nits prior to sending to class. 
* FREE from diarrhea for 24 hours without use of diarrhea suppressing medication. 

In addition, we ask that you please help us to improve the health of our school by reminding your student to wash their hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes, and to NOT share food or beverages. As always, we are here to help your student perform their best. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle Russell, RN and Bette Felder, RN, school nursed, via email at nurse@standrewsch.org or phone 817-924-8917. 
SOCIAL MEDIA
Please follow us on Facebook (@SaintAndrewCatholicSchoolFortWorthtx)
and/or 
Instagram (saintandrewcatholicschool) 
for the latest news, events and photos of what is happening around campus.

Also, get the latest updates on what's happening with our 2019 Auction.
SCHOOL CALENDAR
Please  click here  for a look at the latest upcoming events on our school calendar. Remember, this calendar is subject to change. Please check it periodically!
CAFETERIA MENU
Click here to see what is being served in the cafeteria.
ROSARY EVERY MONDAY
All are welcome to come and pray the Rosary every Monday at 2:30pm in the faculty room.
MARIAN STATUES
The Spiritual Life Committee at Saint Andrew Catholic School offers two blessed statues to its families:  A statue of Rosa Mystica and an Immaculate Heart of Mary Statue. 

Each week (from Wednesday afternoon to the following Wednesday morning) two families will have the opportunity to take these statues home and use them as a source of inspiration, prayer and reflection. The tote bag containing the statue will also have suggested prayers. This special tradition will hopefully be one full of meaning and faith for each of you.   Click herEventse  to sign up.  Email Karen Schroder if you have any questions.
NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL UPCOMING EVENTS

APPLY NOW
The  2019-2020 Online Application  is now available!! Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at 817-395-0245 or  admissions@nchstx.org
PARTNER SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

Please click here for the latest addition of Nolan Catholic High School's Partner School Newsletter.
SAINT ANDREW PARISH NEWS

SAFE ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS SESSIONS

Upcoming Session: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00pm
Where - Downstairs in the Parish Hall
Please register online by creating a profile from the Diocesan Safe Environment website page at: https://fwdioc.org/training-sessions
CONFIRMATION

Please pray for our Confirmation Candidates.  We have an incredible group of 72 teens receiving their confirmation on March 1 st . Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare together with their families and sponsors for this special time in their Catholic Faith journey. 
 
Confirmation Mass REHEARSAL and CANDLE LIGHT CEREMONY:   For all sponsors, teen candidates and parents! New this year! A special candle light ceremony. Please join us  Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00pm in the church!
 
Confirmation MASS date: MARCH 1, 2019:   Please mark your calendars and join us as High School Faith Formation Teens celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation during a special Mass on Friday, March 1 at 6pm!  
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

The Parish has adoration every Monday from 8:30am until 4:30pm in the Chapel, except for Mondays when there is a Holy Day or a holiday.

Adoration and Benediction is on Thursdays from 6:30pm - 7:30pm in the Chapel.
Saint Andrew Catholic School is a Christ-centered community working in partnership with families to instill our Catholic faith, to nurture a sense of service, and to academically challenge the next generation of leaders in our global society.
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