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WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL -  11:00am DISMISSAL

News for the Parents of Saint Andrew Catholic School
May 29, 2018
Dear Families,
 
Congratulations, parents! Your students have completed another academic year. Their success is linked to their efforts, your dedication and the hard work of their teachers. It is not easy. Saint Andrew is a challenging and academically-rigorous school with high expectations. You should applaud your students for their amazing efforts and growth. I am so very proud of them --- and I know you are too! Hard work must be rewarded. My prayer for each of you is that you enjoy the summer months. Have fun. Play and travel as a family. Continue to pray. Ask your students to teach you the prayers learned this year in the hopes they can continue to be incorporated into your summer days as they have been during our school days. I have prayed for each of your children - and you - every morning. I will continue to do so. It has been an honor to serve as your principal for the past two years and to serve the Diocese of Fort Worth for twelve years. May God bless each and every one of you.



Only by His Grace,
Veronica D. Tucker


UPCOMING CALENDAR REMINDERS
May 30               Last Day of School - Mass at 9:30am - 11:00 am Dismissal
August 10           Welcome Back Night
August 13           Early Dismissal - First day of school

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
The office will be closed on Thursday, May 31st - Teacher Inservice.

The office will be closed on Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5 - electricity will be turned off due to construction.

Regular Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday 
9:00 - Noon
SPORTS PHYSICALS  AVAILABLE  AT NOLAN CATHOLIC
"ALIVE SAS THEATRE TROUPE" COMING TO SAS 
New for the 2018-2019 school year!

Saint Andrew Catholic School is offering an after school theatre program, under the direction of Ms. Graddy, SAS enrichment/gifted teacher, and Mrs. Markham, SAS Music teacher.   The Theatre Troupe will meet 2 days after school with some mornings, and will be open to students in grades 6th-8th. The cost for membership is $40, and will include an "Alive Theatre Troupe" t-shirt, as well as a musical 
t-shirt. 
    
The Alive Theatre Troupe is very excited to announce their inaugural production of "Annie, Jr.", set to open in December!   Auditions for the show will take place in August, and are open to Alive Theatre Troupe students.

ICE CREAM FUNDRAISER
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.  

The online program  will end on June 10th. It will be replaced by New, Live Awareness Courses which will be offered in a classroom style setting beginning in September, 2018 and will be required every 2 years. 

Everyone who volunteers at the parish or school must have this training. If you plan on volunteering this coming school year for field trips, class parties, Fall Festival, etc. please consider taking the initial class or renewing online by June 10th or you can go to one of the LIVE sessions beginning in September.  (If you have recently renewed online, you do not have to do anything!)

Please email  Lisa Harrington to begin the process. 

We appreciate your willingness to volunteer!!

CLASS COORDINATOR
Have you ever wanted to be a room mom or room dad?  We would like to compile a list of willing parents to be  C lassroom Coordinators for the 2018-2019 school year.  The  coordinator s will not be assigned until the beginning of the year.  Please
email Lori Stewart  if you would like more information.

GREAT NEWS!

SAS has collected $41, 500 from the Fund a Project at the auction to replace all of add new interactive whiteboard monitors in the classrooms.  The money earned so far will replace one hallway of classrooms.  The school is stepping up to do the other hallway.  But we still need to replace the 7th and 8th grade classes.  

We have a very generous anonymous donor who will give $5000 if we can match this $5000 gift.  Please click here to make a donation or send a check to the office in an envelope marked fund a project. It will be great to install new monitors in every classroom this summer.  THANK YOU  for always being the best of parents and grandparents!


WE ARE SO PROUD OF OUR STUDENTS!!
SAS Principal Award Winner Henley Tayag
Top Student Sophia Satuito



Michael Byrne Memorial Scholarship winners Andrew Cao and Kayla Brookshire.




SUMMER VOLUNTEERING AT THE FOOD PANTRY
HONORING OUR GRADUATING ALUMS

Drop by the main hallway of the school and check out the screen.  SAS has a long standing tradition of honoring our graduating seniors. Find out what they accomplished in high school and where they will be going for college. Please take a moment to see the wonderful product SAS produces!  Pictures are also located on the bulletin board in the church, near the entrance to the Parish Hall.

Thanks to Lisa Harrington for all the hard work to display these great graduates. 

2018-2019 CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

August 10             Welcome Back Night
August 13             Early Dismissal - First day of school
September 3        No School - Labor Day Holiday
September 28      No School - Diocesan In-Service
October 7              Fall Festival
October 8              No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 16        Early Dismissal - Grandparent's Day
November 19-23   Thanksgiving Holidays
December 21        Early Dismissal
December 24 -
    January 4          Christmas Holidays
January 7              No School - In-Service Day
January 21            No School - Martin Luther King Day
January 27 -
    February 1        Catholic Schools Week
February 15          Early Dismissal - Faculty Retreat Day
March 11-15         Spring Break
April 18                 Early Dismissal - Holy Thursday
April 19                 No School - Good Friday
April 22                 1st Snow Day - No school if no snow day used
April 23                 2nd Snow Day - No School if no snow day used
April TBA             Auction
May 27                 No School - Memorial Day
May 28                 Early Dismissal - 8th Grade Parent/Teacher Luncheon
May 29                 Early Dismissal - 8th Grade Graduation
May 30                 Early Dismissal - Last Day of School


SAINT ANDREW PARISH NEWS
RISING 9TH GRADERS
Come join BOTH Irwin's for a great weekend!
What a great way to kick off your High School years!
 
 
WHEN AND WHERE:   
June 22-24, 2018: STEUBENVILLE LONE STAR in Dallas:

WHAT is this all about?   What began over 30 years ago as a Conference for 500 young people on the Campus of Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH has now exploded into 25 Conferences reaching about 50,000 youth each summer.  We join 4600 others at Steubenville Lone Star here in the DFW area, which is hosted by Life Teen. This 3 day weekend is packed with ample opportunity for our youth to encounter Christ through prayer, confession, Mass, adoration, lively music and dynamic presentations. 
We will be staying at a hotel within walking distance to the Conference.  Learn more about it here:  https://steubenvilleconferences.com/youth/    

Cost: Approx. $250 Scholarships and financial aid available to those in need. This fee covers ALL MEALS, parish t-shirts, lodging, transportation to and from conference and all conference fees!!   Sign up here if interested in attending: 

Questions?  mstavens@standrewcc.org

NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

Nolan Catholic is now accepting applications for the 2018-2010 school year.     

The application is on-line on our website at  www.nolancatholichs.org .  The Apply Today button is on the home page.

ROBOTICS CAMP

Each summer Nolan Catholic holds a Robotics summer camp for upcoming 6th-8th graders.  This summer it will be held on June 4th-8th from 9:00am - noon.  
 
Click here to sign up for this camp or to check out the other fun activities Nolan will be offering this summer. 

DON'T FORGET THESE EASY WAYS TO SUPPORT SAS

Amazon Smile  - Support SAS when you shop on Amazon! Simply go to  smile.amazon.com/ch/75-6004189   to start shopping and Amazon donates to Saint Andrew Catholic School.

Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program - last quarter SAS received $633.62 from the Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program! All you have to do is link your Reward Card to the SAS Good Neighbor number. You only have to do this one time! To link your card to Saint Andrew, fill out the attached form and turn it at the store. The Saint Andrew Good Neighbor Number is: 661.

Kroger Community Rewards - Link your Kroger Reward card to SAS online at  www.kroger.com. Just login to your account or create an account and link to SAS in the Community Rewards section. Our name is listed as St. Andrew's Catholic School and our organization number is 80223. You must link your card each year.

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 - Classroom Teacher
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 
Prayer Request - Lisa Harrington
Renweb - Mindy Dyer
Robotics - Julia McGreal 
Run Club - Shannon Irwin
Student Council - Stephanie Mack 
Substitutes - Angie King
Technology - Darlene Bauchman-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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