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News for the Parents of Saint Andrew Catholic School
April 18, 2017 
FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Families,

What a blessed ending we had to our Holy Week at school with the Blessing of the Palms by Father Joe, followed by Tenebrae and then the Passion. Many thanks to the faculty and staff serving on our Lenten and Holy Week committees who went above and beyond to make this liturgical season so special for our students. These are the things that make me so grateful to be at Saint Andrew - where spiritual formation is part of the education of the whole child, an awesome responsibility we humbly embrace. I pray that the Easter Break was one of reflection, prayer, renewal and rejuvenation for each of you as we prepare for the final six weeks of our academic year.




Only By His Grace,
Veronica Tucker

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE FOR YOUR CANDIDATE

Congratulations to Andrew Garvett who was elected as the parish representative to the Saint Andrew School Advisory Council!

The election for the remaining two school representative positions has begun. Please click here to cast your vote by April 21st for TWO of the candidates to fill the open positions. 

Thank you to all the candidates who have answered the call to serve.

LUNCH/DINNER OUT

Our next Dinner/Lunch out will be on Thursday, April 20th at Chicken Express. (Berry Street location only) 

Dine in or carry out all day. 25% of the sales will be donated to our school. Don't forget gift cards!

DIACONATE ORDINATION

On Saturday  April 29th, at 10:00 am, two deacons will be ordained at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Attending this service is a unique opportunity for our students to witness those called to serve the church through this special vocation. 

If you are able to attend, please e-mail Lisa Harrington ( lharrington@standrewsch.org) by Friday, April 21st. Seats will be saved for our students attending. (They are asked to be dress in their Mass uniforms.) 


SPIRIT GAMES

On Sunday, April 30th Saint Andrew will once again participate in the Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation Spirit Games,   a day of fun, faith and competition!
 
Mass at 11:00am with Bishop Olson, carnival games, food and more. Games and booths include: Dodgeball, Punt, Pass, & Kick, Minute to Win It, Fear Factor, Amazing Race, Kickball, Face Painting, Sand Art and much more...

Nolan Catholic High School Concession stands will be open to purchase food and drinks.

Please click here  for more information and to pre-register online for this fun filled event. You may also register at 10:00am on the day of the event.  Your  $15 registration fee includes a t-shirt and an all-day play pass. 

All schools in the Diocese will be participating. Let's try and win this year's Spirit Stick! (The school with the most sign ups will win.) Sign up your children now!

MARION STATUE PROGRAM

Each week (from a Wednesday to the following Wednesday) two families will have the opportunity to take a blessed Rosa Mystica or Immaculate Heart of Mary statue home and use the statue as a source of inspiration, prayer and reflection. The bag containing the statue will also have suggested prayers. 

Please  click here to sign up for your rotation. In this year focused on tradition, this will hopefully be one full of meaning and faith for each of you.

CYCLEBAR AUCTION PARTY
The next Auction Party will be at Cyclebar on Saturday April 22nd from 12:30pm-1:30pm. 

The cost is $25 per rider for a one hour ride. 48 seats are available.  After we work up a sweat, stay and hang out and enjoy mimosas and fruit.

5924 Convair Drive (Waterside) 
Fort Worth 
Hosted by: Lisa Heflin & Stephanie Roehm
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Saint Andrew Catholic School is currently seeking two part-time School Nurses for the 2017-2018 school year. 

If you or someone you know is interested in this rewarding job, please click here for more information or to apply.

SAVE THE DATE - ADVISORY COUNCIL PARENT FORUM

The next Parent Forum sponsored by Advisory Council will be May 1st at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall. Topic will be on  Learning Differences and how Saint Andrew is prepared to help you navigate what can be an overwhelming experience. 

Information will be geared toward lower grades, but all are welcome. 

Babysitting will be provided and more information is to come. Please make plans now to attend and learn more about what our school can do to help your student! Questions contact Shannon Berndt at  sberndt2003@yahoo.com.

SUMMER SOLUTIONS
Please place your order by May 7, 2017. To order,  click here, then enter the school code (AND76109) for free shipping. Choose the level that matches your child's current grade level and then select your books. Your books will be delivered to the school within 2 weeks of the order deadline date.  Again, this is a purely optional program. Do not feel any obligation to participate.

For Summer Solutions English Grammar & Writing Mechanics, Problem Solving, Reading Comprehension, and Study Skills:
Choose the level that corresponds with the grade level just completed. For example, if your child is just finishing 5th grade, choose Level 5.

Summer Solutions Pre-K Math and Language Arts is intended for students who will enter kindergarten in the next school year.
For Original Summer Solutions Mathematics:
If your child has just completed kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade, choose the level of the grade just completed. For example, if your child is just finishing 3rd grade, choose Level 3.
If your child has just completed 5th grade, choose Intermediate A.
If your child has just completed 6th grade, choose Intermediate B.
If your child has just completed 7th grade, choose Pre- Algebra.
If your child has just completed 8th grade, choose Algebra I, Part A.

NJHS TUTORING

If your child (2nd - 6th grade) needs help with homework, studying or organization, the National Junior Honor Society  Junior Ments can help! Tutoring will take place in Mrs. Reed's classroom until   3:45pm* . Please click here  t o sign up your student for tutoring on  Monday, April 24th

*Your child may be picked up in Mrs. Reed's classroom until 3:45pm. Any students still in her room after 3:45pm will be walked down to the front of the school to be picked up. If your child is not picked up by 4:00pm, they will be taken to aftercare in the school's cafeteria. 

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NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Middle School Game Night
Come cheer on Nolan Catholic High School's Baseball and Softball teams on Tuesday, April 25th.


Summer Camps
Nolan Catholic High School is offering Academic, Fine Arts, Athletic and Enrichment camps for rising 3rd - 8th grade students and incoming NCHS students.
Please click here for more information or to register.




SAINT ANDREW PARISH NEWS
Sunday April 30th will find us busy again; the council will be doing our regular Breakfast Sunday and sponsoring a Blood Drive. This will be the second to the last Breakfast Sunday so if you have been looking to come out and be part of the event make it sooner rather than later. 

The council will also be sponsoring Carter Bloodcare that day for a blood drive.  The big upside to this is you do not have to worry about orange juice and cookies to replenish; it will be a short walk for the mobile donor bus to the Parish Hall and a full breakfast.  

The Carter BloodCare mobile unit will be parked along the north fence next to the dumpsters in the back parking lot.  The mobile unit is somewhat limited in how many people can give blood at a time so if you are on a tight schedule and wish to give blood you can contact Albert Chase alchase44@hotmail.com or call 817-975-9196.  
Vacation Bible School
Saint Andrew Parish Vacation Bible School will be held June 26 - June 30, 2017 from 9:00am-noon. This is for children ages 3 years (as of 9/1/2016) through (completed) 5th grade. Complete the registration form and return to Saint Andrew Parish, Pastoral Center by May 15, 2017, for early registration. ($30 per child)  Fee after May 15, 2017 and through June 5, 2017 will be $35 per child.

Adult/Youth Volunteer Application Volunteer forms are due by May 30, 2017  Youth volunteers must have completed 6th grade as of June. 2017.

TCU BASKETBALL CAMP
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!
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