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Mass Uniforms tomorrow for 9:00am 
Wednesday all school Mass
NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
News for the Parents of Saint Andrew Catholic School
September 26, 2017 
FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Families,

This past week, we continued one of my favorite programs at Saint Andrew - School Saints (formerly known as "Advent Angels"). One of the many great things about Saint Andrew Catholic School is that our students "grow up" here - from PK3 -through 8th grade (or at whichever point they join our family). The younger students enjoy the time they spend with the "big kids" and the older students cherish moments with the younger Wildcats. A couple of weeks ago in Mass, Father Jim asked the 1st graders what they admire about the 8th graders. First-graders shared answers such as: "They are better at Math." "They are stronger than us." "They know more about God." When opportunities arise for these student pairs to meet, both students learn from the other and both grow in their faith. 

Only By His Grace,
Veronica Tucker

BACK PARKING LOT DROP-OFF SAFETY

Remember that the morning drop-off procedure in the back parking lot is to be used for families with a student in 6th - 8th grade. Younger siblings of 6th - 8th grade students may also be dropped off at this location. This alleviates morning traffic in front of the school. Please be very careful. It can be dangerous when cars pull forward in the line before students have exited the cars ahead of them. Please exercise patience and courtesy in this line so that we can ensure the safety of all of our students. Thank you!

ANNUAL FUND PERKS FOR THE FALL FESTIVAL

For anyone who is considering giving at the leadership level of the Annual Fund ($2000 or above) please turn in your pledge card by Thursday, October 5  and your family will receive:

FREE $50 in Fall Festival tickets to spend at the Fall Festival
and
2 FREE Fall Festival reserved parking passes

In addition, for donating at that level you will receive a FREE reserved table for 10 at the Auction Dinner April 21, 2018 at River Ranch on the Northside.  Remember you have until April to pay your pledge with a credit card, check, or cash. Also, you can split the table in half at $1000 a piece or in 1/4s and pay $500.  

If you work for a matching fund like BNSF, Wells Fargo, Verizon, etc.  you would only pay $1000 and they pay the other half!  

THANK YOU all for your constant support of your fine Catholic school.  

Questions please call Rose Hall, SAS Development Director, 817-292-4355  or  rosehall048@yahoo.com


BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, Saint Andrew Catholic Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 1 at 2:00pm on the front steps of 
the school. The widespread tradition of blessing pets on or near St. Francis' feast day, October 4, imitates the example of St. Francis, who was named the patron saint of animals by Pope John Paul II in 1979. 

You and your pets are invited to this special Franciscan blessing.

NJHS TUTORING FOR 2ND - 6TH GRADE STUDENTS
Please click here to sign up for tutoring on 
 Tuesday, October 3rd.

THE LOST AND FOUND HAS BEEN RELOCATED!

The white cabinets at the bottom of the stairs, across from the nurses office will now house any lost items.

Please note, these items will be given to charity on the 1st and 15th of every month. Make sure you check for lost items prior to those dates.

Please put your child's name on all water bottles, lunch boxes, and outerwear. These are the most frequent items in the lost and found.

BAT BOXES AT BRIT
Where: 
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX  76107

When:
Saturday, October 7th from 10:00am - Noon

GARAGE SALE
Benefitting the Fall Festival
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

We made over $4000 on Saturday and helped the community! Thank you to the Fall Festival Chairs - Lindsey, Cassie & Sabrina - and our Development Director, Rose Hall, for all of their hard work on the Garage Sale. We would also like to thank all of our adult and student volunteers who showed up on Friday & Saturday to help. And, thank you to everyone who donated items.
FALL FESTIVAL RAFFLE TICKETS
  • Please turn in your sold raffle tickets tomorrow, to qualify for spinning and prizes on Thursday. (No school on Friday!)
  • Out of uniform for selling raffle tickets will be on Monday, October 9th.
  • Extra Raffle Tickets are available in the Front Office.
     
  • Click here if you would like to purchase your tickets online.
     
OKTOBERFEST AT SAINT ANDREW PARISH
ATTENTION PARENTS!!

The Next Chapter
 
Bullying is a serious problem. Whether it's cyber-bullying or a face-to-face confrontation, the pain, embarrassment, and humiliation can be devastating.
 
To help students learn how to deal with these issues, they will have the opportunity to see an amazing, live, Bullying Prevention / Internet Safety program called The Next Chapter.  
 
Through powerful, true stories and videos, students will learn how to overcome harmful words and actions. They will also learn the enormous price many young people have paid for sharing personal information, pictures, and videos on-line. This program will definitely help your student stop and think before hitting SEND.
 
Parents will have the opportunity to preview the student program as well as receive tips on how to discuss these issues at home.
 
The Next Chapter is presented by Aim for Success, Inc. which has educated over 2.5 million teens and parents with their motivational presentations across America since 1993.
 
 
SUPER FRIENDS with SUPER POWERS
 
From the very start, students are enthralled with the concept of receiving SUPER POWER TRAINING to become a SUPER FRIENDS with SUPER POWERS. This bullying prevention program is action-packed and includes an impressive high-tech visual presentation, games, stories and object lessons. Students learn important steps in how to be a friend and appropriate ways to deal with those who bully. Students will laugh and have loads of fun while they learn how to use their 5 SUPER POWERS.
 
The Parent Program will provide a preview of the student program and equip you with creative ideas to help your child deal with and prevent bullying.
 
 

FREE FLU SHOTS
NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
SAFE & SACRED
The Diocese of Fort Worth requires all adults who volunteer at our school to satisfactorily pass a criminal background check, complete Safe & Sacred (Safe Environment) training, and agree to the Code of Conduct every three years. Currently the process is done online. 

If you would like to drive on a field trip, volunteer in the classroom, help at a class party, help at the Fall Festival, etc., please email  Lisa Harrington to begin the process. 

We appreciate your willingness to volunteer!!

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP

Please click here for information on an upcoming Diocesan wide Family Youth Event on October 14th from 10:00am - 7:00pm. E mail Michelle Stavens at mstavens@standrewcc.org if you are interested in  going.

MEN'S SCRIPTURE STUDY

Last year we had 50+ men attend a scripture study on Tuesdays or Saturdays for  The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation  study from Ascension Press.  This year join us as we walk through the gospel of Matthew with the  Matthew:  The King and His Kingdom  program (Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm or Saturday mornings at 6:30am) or learn how to pray with Psalms:  The School of Prayer  (Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm).  All groups meet in the Parish Hall.  Contact  Jim Riney  or   Paul Bernardy  with questions or register with the links below. Click on the links below to register.
 


FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS RETURNS
SAVE THE DATE

Mark your calendars for Friday, November 10, 5-9pm, Saint Andrew School Gym.  Our theme will be:   M I S - M A T C H !    Wear things that don't go together ....we will eat food that doesn't go together and play some games that have merged together.  We will also be joining the  Kindness Rock Project  by painting some  Faith Rocks   to be placed in our surrounding Saint Andrew grounds to be found and hid again by others!  


HOLIDAY OUTREACH ASSISTANT
TEXAS RANGERS CATHOLIC SCHOOL NIGHT

Please click here to order tickets.

AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING SCHEDULE FOR 2017-2018

New this year: tutoring will begin at 3:10pm and end at 3:40pm.  Please pick up your child from tutoring at the main entrance of the school no later than 3:40pm.

Email your child's teacher for specific details.


 
1st Grade
Kinsey- Monday
McCoy- Tuesday
 
2nd Grade
Louden-Monday
Schurman-Tuesday
Schreiber-Thursday
 
3rd Grade
Luskey- Monday
Harp-Tuesday
Sanchez-Thursday
 
4th Grade
Riley-Monday
Thompson-Tuesday
Cox-Thursday


5th Grade
Castorani-Tuesday
McGreal-Monday
Hentze-Thursday
 
6th Grade
Jones-Tuesday
Porras-Thursday
Watts-Monday
 
7th Grade
Alaniz-Monday
Stevens-Tuesday
Schwalbe-Thursday
 
8th Grade
Kincannon-Monday
Baker-Tuesday
Reed-Thursday


CONTACTS AT SAINT ANDREW SCHOOL

Who Do I Call?

Accelerated Reader - Janet Clarson 
Accommodation Plans - Angie King 
Advisory Council - Shannon Berndt 
After School Care - Susan Herman 
Athletics - Dana Cox or Mike Irwin 
Attendance - Olga Buster
Cafeteria Questions - Maria Gonzalez 
Communications - Lisa Harrington 
Curriculum - Angie King 
Development - Rose Hall
Discipline/Behavior Problems - Angie King 
Field Trip Drivers - Lisa Harrington 
Grades - ClassroomTeacher
Guidance Counseling - Stephanie Mack 
Health Concerns - Nurse
Homework - Classroom teacher
Home and School Association - Melissa Cawyer 
Learning Concerns - Angie King
Math Club - Paul Schwalbe or Angie Watts 
National Junior Honor Society - Carolyn Reed 
Parent/Student Handbook - Veronica Tucker 
Renweb - Mindy Dyer
Robotics - Julia McGreal 
Run Club - Shannon Irwin
Student Council - Stephanie Mack 
Substitutes - Angie King
Technology - Darlene Bachman-Lopez 
T esting - Angie King
Tuition - Beverly Watkins 
Uniforms - Lisa Harrington 
Volunteers (Safe & Sacred Training) - Lisa Harrington
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

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!

FACEBOOK & TWITTER

Stay informed about the great things happening at Saint Andrew Catholic School!  Follow us on Instagram (saintandrewcatholicschool), twitter (@SASFortWorth) and like us on Facebook.

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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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