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Next Uniform Resale:
February 16th
News for the Parents of Saint Andrew Catholic School
February 13, 2018
Dear Families,
 
Thank you. I know nothing to say beyond that to express my gratitude for your generosity, kind letters and e-mails, sweet cards, food deliveries and prayers for my family as we cope with the loss of my father. The passing of my Dad was unexpected and shocking. What was not surprising was the warmth of this community. In our new promotional video, Janice Hargrave shares that Saint Andrew "is a big family". I could not say it better than she. I am so very grateful for the life of my father, the patriarch of my family. And I am so very grateful for each of you, our amazing school family.
 
Only by His Grace,
Veronica Tucker

UPCOMING CALENDAR REMINDERS

February 14th - Ash Wednesday (2:15pm Prayer Service)
February 16th - Uniform Resale in the gym from 2:00pm - 3:30pm
February 23rd - Home & School Meeting - 8:15am in the Cafeteria
February 23rd - Spring Pictures
February 23rd - KC Fish Fry Dinner Night Out
February 26th - March 10th - Stephen Breen Wildcat Challenge Basketball Tournament

SPRING PICTURES
Individual Spring Pictures will be taken on Friday, February 23rd
Students may come out of uniform for the picture. Please follow Out of Uniform Guidelines in the  Parent Student handbook.

Every student will have their picture taken and  parents will receive a paper proof and an emailed proof this year of the individual picture. 
 
No money will be due on picture day. 

FINANCIAL AID
Financial aid is available for students entering Kindergarten - 8th grade from the Diocesan Scholarship Fund and Saint Andrew Catholic School based upon need. To apply for financial aid please submit the FACTS Financial Aid Application form by March 1.

NJHS TUTORING

Please  click here  to sign up for tutoring on Tuesday, February 20th.

FROM THE NURSES' DESK
Dear Parents,
 
This year the flu has hit hard.  The faculty and staff work diligently to help prevent the spread of the flu and flu-like illnesses.  Over the weekend we had a team deep cleaning the school as a preventative measure to help stop the spread of germs.  Our teachers and faculty do a wonderful job of sending students down to the clinic when they are concerned about illness, cleaning rooms and reminding students of preventative measures to help stop the spread of germs.
         
The CDC has said that at this time the flu season has not peaked and is not expected to until about Spring Break.  As a reminder the CDC recommends that sick children and staff stay home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have fever or signs of a fever (chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, or sweating) without using fever-reducing medicines. In addition, it is recommended to routinely clean surfaces and objects that are touched often.  Please remind your students to cough or sneeze into their elbow or use a tissue, not to share drinks, and use hand sanitizer or wash hands frequently. 
         
We have included the full list of exclusion and return guidelines for a reminder.  As always if you have any questions you can call or email us anytime. 

Exclusion Guidelines
Return to School Guidelines
Oral temperature 100 ° F or above
Fever free for 24 hours (with out the use of fever reducers)
Vomiting, Nausea or severe abdominal pain
Symptom free for 24 hours
Marked drowsiness, Malaise or lethargy
Symptom free
Sore throat, acute cold or persistent cough
Symptom free
Red, inflamed or discharging eyes
Written physician release
Wound, skin and soft tissue infections
Exclude until drainage is contained and covered with a clean, dry bandage
Swollen glands around jaws, ears or neck
Written physician release
Suspected scabies or Impetigo
Written physician release
Any skin lesion in the weeping stage
Covered and diagnosed as non-infectious
Earache
Symptom free
Head Lice
Lice and Nit free
(must be cleared by school nurse before returning to classroom)
Diarrhea:  Diarrhea is 3 or more episodes of loose stool in 24 hours
Diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of diarrhea suppressing medication. 
Other symptoms suggestive of acute illness
Written physician release

 
Sincerely,
Bette Felder, RN and Michelle Russell, RN


AUCTION SAVE THE DATE
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that we have 2 member of our Parish who are studying for the priesthood? Please pray for David LaPoint (SAS Alum) and Joseph Hoffschwelle to grow in self-awareness as they continue to discern Jesus Christ's call. Please also pray for the other 24 seminarians who are discerning the call.

God our Father, Thank you for calling these young men to prepare for the priesthood. Grant them the grace to grow closer to You through daily prayer. Help them form their personality as a credible witness to others. Bless them while they study Your word and the teachings of the Church, and give them a generous heart to serve Your people. We ask this through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our great High Priest. Amen.

SAINT ANDREW PARISH NEWS
Men's Lenten Challenge

As we are approaching Lent, there is an excellent opportunity do a 30 day Challenge called RISE.  The challenge begins tomorrow, Wednesday, February 14th.  Each day you will watch a brief video and below it there will be content for you to read, including your challenge.  You choose your current life situation: Single, Married/Kids at home, Married/No kids at Home, and Separated, Divorced or Widowed.  Sign up here.   Email  Jsaraiza@gmail.com  for questions.  There is a small $32 fee to receive the content in you inbox.

Ladies Night

Save the date for the final Ladies Night this school year.  We will gather on March 1st at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall.  We will enjoy an evening of dinner, wine and conversations on relevant Catholic topics of our times.  

Email StAndrewLadies@gmail.com for questions.


Building Campaign Update

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.

AROUND OUR CAMPUS








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!!

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.

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 - 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

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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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