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Tomorrow is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the  Blessed Virgin Mary, 
a holy day of obligation.
Kindergarten - 8th grade students will be attending Mass at 1:30pm.
Please send you child in MASS ATTIRE.
News for the Parents of Saint Andrew Catholic School
August 14th, 2018
UPCOMING CALENDAR REMINDERS

August 15th - Mass (Feast of the Assumption) 1:30pm
August 16th - Preschool 3 - 4th Grade Parent Information Night 6:00pm
August 17th - Spirit Day
August 21st - 5th/6th Grade Parent Information Night
August 22nd - Mass 8:15am
August 22nd - 7th/8th Grade Parent Information Night
August 24th - Spirit Day
August 24th - After School Coke Sale 
August 29th - Mass 8:15am
August 29th - Band Parent Meeting 6:00pm
August 30th  - Individual & Homeroom Class Pictures (In Uniform)
August 31st - Spirit Day
August 31st - H & S Meeting 8:00am in the cafeteria
August 31st - After School Coke Sale 
September 3rd - Labor Day Holiday - No School

SCHOOL MASSES
Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 15th, Mass for Kindergarten - 8th grade students will begin at 1:30pm. Beginning next week, August 22nd, weekly Wednesday Masses will begin at 8:15am. Mass Attire is always required for school liturgies. Please click here for uniform information.

Preschool 3 & Preschool 4 students will attend weekly Mass on Thursday mornings at 8:00am, beginning this Thursday, August 16th.

Parents are always welcome to celebrate Mass with our school community!
SPIRIT SHOP
Need PE uniforms,  spirit  shirts or sweatshirts? Come check out the SAS  Spirit Shop . It will open every day this week at morning drop off and then again in the afternoon at pick up. Beginning next week, it will open on Thursdays at morning drop off and then again at 2:30pm.
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS
Please join us for our Parent Information Nights.  We are requesting that at least one parent/guardian for each student be in attendance. These are parent only evenst. We look forward to seeing all of you as we cover vital information that will make your child's school year a success.

Thursday, August 16th, at 6:00 p.m. - PK3 through 4th grades. ( Upon arrival, please report to the gym.)

Tuesday, August 21st, at 6:00 p.m. - 5th & 6th grades. (Upon arrival, please report to the cafeteria.) 

Wednesday, August 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. -  7th & 8th grades. ( Upon arrival, please report to the cafeteria.)

CALENDAR CHANGE
Grandparents Day has been moved from Friday, November 16th to Friday, February 1st.  (Please check the calendar on a regular basis, event dates and details are subject to change.)

PICTURE DAY
Individual and homeroom pictures will be taken on Thursday, August 30th. Students are to come in Mass Attire. You may place your order online at www.glamourcraft.com using our School code:  SAC18. Parents who order online do not have to bring an order form on Picture day.     

If you do not wish to order online, please click here to print out an order form. 
JOIN THE DAISY GIRL SCOUTS
What Daisies Do 

Don't we all wish we could look at the world through a Girl Scout Daisy's eyes? Everything they do-from planting a garden to putting on a skit, to proudly adding that first petal to their vest-sparkles with that "first time ever" newness! Along the way, they'll use their Daisy exuberance to help others-and they'll never forget how that feels. Every Daisy meeting is an adventure filled with giggles, energy, and excitement. 
 
Please join us for a parent information meeting to learn more about Daisy Girl Scouts.  
Parish Hall Downstairs.  
Wednesday, August 15th at 3:15-4 and 6:30-7:30

CAFETERIA MENU
Click here for the monthly ECI lunch menu.

VIRTUS Safe Environment Training
Safe Environment Training is required for all adults who volunteer at a school or parish. This training offers instruction in self-protection and the protection of children, youth, and vulnerable adults.

EFFECTIVE JUNE 15, 2018, NEW SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING AND RENEWALS FOR ADULT VOLUNTEERS WILL BE LIVE AND IN PERSON ("FACE-TO-FACE").  THE REQUIRED SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERED "ONLINE" IN THE DIOCESE OF FORT WORTH. 
 
If you plan on volunteering this coming school year for field trips, class parties, Fall Festival, etc. and have never taken the Safe Environment training or need to renew, please sign up for one of the LIVE sessions being offered throughout the Diocese.  

If you are interested, our Parish will be offering a session next week.

Where:   Saint Andrew Parish (Fort Worth) 
3312 Dryden Rd 
When:    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 
6:00 PM 
We will meet in the Parish Hall.

For a list of LIVE sessions, to set up a Virtus online profile and to begin registration for one of the new sessions please  click here .

Facilitators Needed

The new "live" Safe Environment Awareness Sessions will be delivered by trained Safe Environment Facilitators. The Diocese of Fort Worth is in the process of selecting those Facilitators, who will be attending a one-day workshop on June 15, 16, 22, 23, August 10, or August 11.

If you are interested in being a Safe Environment Facilitator, please:
  • Review the Information for Potential Safe Environment Facilitators:
    Click here
  • Submit a resume and cover letter, along with the completed application, to the diocesan Director of Safe Environment.
  • Provide a general idea of weekday availability for a face-to-face interview during the office hours of the Catholic Center.

VOLUNTEER AT SAS
The example  that our Saint Andrew families model by generously sharing their time is a priceless asset to our school community. Our partnership in faith helps form highly educated saints and citizens. 

Events such as the Fall Festival and our Auction would not be successful without the help of our incredible volunteers. A packet was sent home with your child on Monday that contains a comprehensive list of events, dates and ways you can get involved.  Simply check where you want to help and  sign the attached form and return your packet (only page(s) you are checking) to your child's homeroom teacher by Friday, August 17th. Classes with 100% participation will receive a popsicle party! 

Please  click here for a copy of the volunteer packet.

MARIAN STATUES

The Spiritual Life Committee at Saint Andrew Catholic School offers two blessed st atues to its families:  A statue of Rosa Mystica and an Immaculate Heart of  Mary Statue.  Each week (from Wednesday afternoon to the following Wednesday morn ing) 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.

FALL FESTIVAL 2018
Fall Festival Sponsorship Information

The Saint Andrew Catholic School community is looking forward to their annual Fall Festival;  a wonderful, family-fun event builds both financial support and a stronger community, with more than 2,500 people in attendance. The planning committee for the Fall Festival is seeking financial support for the event.  Support from businesses, parents, teachers and alumni is key to continuing the success of Saint Andrew Catholic School. The Fall Festival is the largest Fall fundraiser for the school.  The school utilizes funds from the Fall Festival to provide tuition assistance to financially challenged families, improve and advance technology, and provide security and facility upgrades.

If you would like to contribute to the success of this event, please consider these support options:

Gold Sponsor:  $1200
Silver Sponsor:  $600
Wildcat Sponsor:  $250

Please click here for more information about support options and what you will receive.

Please contact Keri Steele, Parent & Sponsorship Chair, for more information.
KSteele1276@hotmail.com



BEFORE SCHOOL CARE
We will be offering before school care for students again this year. 

Monday - Friday
7:00am - 7:30am
Drop off at the Cafeteria
$5 per family per day
THINGS TO DO 
Turn in your Volunteer Packet Information by Friday, August 17th.

4th - 8th grade students turn in your Student iPad Pledge/Technology Use signature page and $75 fee by Friday, August 17th.

Read the Parent/Student Handbook and turn in the signature page by Friday, August 24th.

Turn in Emergency Cards and pink Clinic Cards to homeroom teachers by Friday, August 17th.
PARISH NEWS
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
 
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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