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Wildcat Weekly Newsletter

Wildcat Weekly
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
Wildcat Weekly 
Mass will be in the gym tomorrow at 8:15am due to construction in the Church. Students must wear Mass attire uniforms tomorrow. Parents are welcome to celebrate with us. Please sit in the upstairs bleachers.

Please bring a canned food item for the Saint Andrew Food Pantry.
The October 4th Uniform Resale has been cancelled.
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY TUTORING
FOR 2ND - 6TH GRADE STUDENTS
If 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 in Mrs. Reed's classroom until  3:45pm.

Please  click here   to sign up your student for tutoring on  Tuesday, October 2nd.
BLUE OUT AT SAS ON THURSDAY


In honor of Nolan Catholic High School?s Homecoming (Friday), Saint Andrew will have a BLUE OUT on Thursday, September 27th. What does this mean?? Everyone can wear ALL BLUE! Blue pants, blue jeans, blue shirts, blue shoes and of course anything Nolan. So, let?s show our Viking Pride at SAS!!! Contact Lisa Harrington ( lharrington@standrewsch.org ) with questions.

Please note: This is not an out of uniform day. Blue is the requirement.


NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING

Viking athletes and student representatives who once walked the hallways of our school will be visiting Thursday morning at drop off. They will be passing out FREE tickets to the students for up to four guests per ticket to attend the HOMECOMING game on Friday night. Inflatable games will be set up on the Nolan baseball field, which the students are sure to love!!

Go Vikings!
PLAY LIKE A CHAMPION

Play Like A Champion Workshops are required for all parents who's children will be playing Diocesan Sports this year. If your child will be playing a winter or spring sport please attend one of the sessions scheduled at Saint Andrew:

October 8 6:00pm in the school cafeteria
October 24 6:00pm in the school cafeteria

.For more information, email Dana Cox
NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY RESULTS
Thank you for a great North Texas Giving Day! With your help we raised $39,328 from 225 donors. SAS won the $1000  Night Owl Prize! This prize is awarded by random drawing of all nonprofits that received a gift between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.. 

GRAND TOTAL: $40, 328

VOLUNTEER FOR THE FALL FESTIVAL TODAY

Each family is required to work a specific 2 hour time slot at one of our fun booths. It takes over 300 volunteers the day of the festival to make everything work. This is an excellent way to meet other families and a great way to get involved. As Mrs. Macias stated in her Newsletter, " The 'call to family, community and participation,' and 'solidarity' are two of the principles of Catholic social teaching that we would be living while working and collaborating together at this event.   Working together unites us and unites our children."

All booths are now open to everyone for sign up. Please pick your favorite!!!

Sign up here:


Baseball Pitch, Leapfrog, Inflatables, Hot Dogs, Train, Face Paint, &
Hairspray/Tattoo Sign Up


Face Painting, Telegrams, Hairspray/Tattoo, & Train Sign Up


Balloon Dart, Golfball Derby, Toilet Paper Toss, & Soccer Sign Up


Haunted House, Cake Walk, & Football Sign Up


Strong Man, Sno Cones, Craft Market, Skeeball, &
VIP Raffle Spin/Plinko Sign Up


Dunk Booth, Ring Toss, Drinks, Sandy Candy, Marble Slab, &
Dinner Check- In Sign Up


Lunch (in gym), Air Soft Gun, & Basketball Free Throw Sign Up


Food Court, Fast Break, Lollipop Tree, & Confetti Eggs/Silly String Sign Up


Maze & Spirit Shop Sign Up

ANNUAL FUND INFORMATION

Please prayerfully consider sharing your blessings with SAS by making an Annual Fund donation.You may split your payment up over the next 8 months. If you need a packet or know someone who would be interested in making a donation, please pick one up in the office or call and we will send one home with your child. 


Remember at the leadership level of $2000 or above you will receive:

  • Reserved table for 10 at the Spring Dinner Auciton at Ridglea Country Club on April 8, Saturday, 2019 Buffet dinner and wine and beer included.  

  • Free $50 in Fall Festival tickets to spend at the Festival
  • Reserved parking passes at the Fall Festival .

Remember if you give to the Annual Fund your entire family will be out of uniform in January. 
SUNDAY 10:30AM MASS
This Sunday, September 30th, our Saint Andrew students will be serving as readers, altar servers, greeters, gift bearers, and ushers at the 10:30am Mass.10:30 am liturgy.   If you plan on attending 10:30 Mass this Sunday, please have your student come in school uniform and represent SAS. We are so proud of our students!!!

We are planning on doing this monthly, at different Masses throughout the school year.

After Mass, join us at the Knights of Columbus breakfast in the Parish Hall.  Please invite your friends and relatives to attend.  Thank you!  
WISH LIST

Every Friday afternoon SAS 7th & 8th grade students are enrolled in enrichment classes. The Lord's Acre class, led by our Science teacher Mrs. Alaniz, teaches students how care and respect God's great gifts on planet earth through environmental science, gardening and recycling.

The class needs gardening equipment. If you would like to donate new or used garden supplies they would be greatly appreciated. Please drop them off in the school office. Thank you!
NOTES FROM THE NURSES

Welcome to September!  As we all prepare for fall and cooler weather there are a few things we would like you to keep in mind.
 
1.   Cold and flu season has started. Cook Children’s shared that they have had the first diagnosed case of the flu this past weekend.  

2.   Please remind your child not to share food or drinks with any other student- this is another way to help prevent the spread of germs.

3.    St. Andrew Catholic Church will be offering a Community Wellness fair on October 6 from 9am to noon, in the Parish Hall.  FREE flu shots, blood pressure screenings and much more. 

4.   Please refer to the Nurse’s health page on the school website for information regarding when to keep your student home from school.  We understand that keeping your child home for minor illnesses may be an inconvenience and they will miss instruction time, but this is the best way to prevent the spreading of germs.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to contact us.    Bette Felder, RN and Michelle Russell, RN


Please click here for information regarding the flu.
A BIG thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who made our "Greatest Bookshow" Book Fair a success! We could not have done it without your help!

Thank you also to all who donated books to our teachers and classrooms.

Special congratulations to the following students who correctly guessed there were 224 peanuts in our guessing jar:  Ellie Riley, David Maberry, Shea McCarthy, and Georgia Ostransky. They each received a $20 gift card. Congratulations!

We sold $17,633.61 at the fair and we get 20% back ($3526.72). We also received $1322.23 in book profits which was used to purchase more titles for our middle school.
 
FALL FESTIVAL SPONSORS
We will be highlighting our sponsors over the next few weeks. We would like to thank them for their support of Saint Andrew Catholic School and the Fall Festival.




Gold Sponsors ($1200 donation to the Fall Festival)



Thank you Wonderly Family!
Hartman Wanzor, Certified Public Accountants
Thank you Wanzor Family!
Thank you Brown Family!
RAFFLE NEWS

Raffle Sales are off and running! THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the many students who have already sold at least 1 sheet of raffle tickets. We sincerely apologize for running short on popsicles last Friday. We passed out popsicles on Monday for all students who did not receive because of the shortage last Friday; however, if anyone still needs a popsicle, we will be back on Thursday afternoon to pass out more. 

Also, you may be wondering about SPINNING and PLINKO for our raffle ticket sellers. Due to this year's construction, we have moved these fun activities to their very own VIP SPINNING AND PLINKO booth at the Fall Festival. We want to HONOR these children who have worked so hard to sell their tickets. Students will be notified of how many SPINS & PLINKOS they have earned on the Friday before Fall Festival. Visit the VIP SPINNING AND PLINKO booth on the day of the festival (between 10:30 and 2:30) to win prizes and other fun treats.  

How do I SPIN or PLINKO?

Sell 6 tickets = 4 free dinners at Fall Festival + Out of Uniform (for entire family) on October 9
Sell 9 tickets = same as 6 tickets + 1 Free SPIN to win prizes
Sell 12 tickets = same as 6 tickets + 2 Free SPINS to win prizes
Sell 15 tickets = same as 6 tickets + 3 Free SPINS to win prizes
Sell 18 tickets = same as 6 tickets + 3 Free SPINS to win prizes + PLINKO
Each additional 3 tickets sold = an additional PLINKO

Bigger and Better prizes will be awarded to the TOP 3 Raffle Ticket Selling Individuals/Family. As of now, our top 5 include:

  1. Alfred Alvarez del Castillo
  2. Ashton Family
  3. Wonderly Family
  4. Hall Family
  5. Folzenlogen Family

Class Parties will be awarded to all classes who accomplish 100% participation. As of today, our top classes include:

  1. 4K - Ms. Pfeifer's class at 70% participation
  2. K - Ms. Cooper's class at 69% participation
  3. 1st - Ms. Kinsey's class at 60% participation

It's not too late - Get out and SELL YOUR TICKETS!
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 t o 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 here  to sign up.  Email Karen Schroder if you have any questions.
Parish News
Reconciliation and Eucharist

If you are a registered parishioner of Saint Andrew Parish and your child is in second grade or above, has been baptized and is ready to prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, the deadline to register for First Communion is October 29, 2018.  

Please  click here to see dates and times of all sessions and to register.

If you have questions you may  email Deacon Kevin Bagley in the Pastoral Center. 
BREAKFAST SUNDAY

The next Breakfast Sunday is on September 30th in the Parish Hall after the 7:00am, 8:30am & 10:30am Masses. Enjoy a FREE, deliciously prepared breakfast sponsored and served by your St. Andrews Knights of Columbus. Take a few minutes to eat breakfast with your fellow parishioners. Donations are always welcome!
FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY

Knights of Columbus Assembly 3222 will be conducting a retirement ceremony for soiled, torn or frayed American flags at 3:30 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at St. Francis Village, 233 St. Clare Drive, Crowley, TX 76036. All are invited to this patriotic event during which our US flags are retired in an appropriate manner with dignity and respect. Active and retired military service members, law enforcement, first responders, Scout groups, and public officials are especially welcome. 

For more information, or if you have a flag to retire, you may leave it at the Pastoral Center or please contact one of the following: Bill Gigl (817)294-4141; Mike Kennedy (682) 478-8840; or Mike Winn (817) 889-4209. 
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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