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June 6, 2019

May we make our homes places of relaxation,
joy, love, peace and safety.
May we be generous and considerate, 
not thinking only about ourselves, 
but helping others enjoy the blessings of the summertime.
Lord God, Creator of all things,
guide our steps and strengthen our hearts 
during these months of summer and vacation days.
Grant us refreshment of mind and body. 
May we constantly strive to make a meaningful difference
in the lives of our loved ones and in the world around us
as we enjoy the warm days of summertime.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

SAVE THE DATE

More details to follow!!
SUMMER MASS ATTENDANCE
We are continuing the tradition of announcing all the wonderful churches our families have visited when attending Mass while on vacation. Please save your bulletins and bring them to school in August. We will announce all the students and the churches they visited during the morning announcements!

MILLS UNIFORM INFORMATION
Mills Uniform Company has over 70 years' experience partnering with Catholic schools and delivering exceptional quality, value and customer service. Shop online and view the Saint Andrew Catholic School uniform information by  clicking here.  Our school code is 3372.   Mills' year round store is located at:

Mills Uniform Company
5460 E. Loop 820 S.
Ft. Worth, TX 76119
Retail  Manager: Sherri Klassen
Phone: 817-563-7100

Store Hours:
Monday - Friday - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday  - 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday

Uniform items will also be stocked in their Summer Pop-up store to make your back-to-school shopping more convenient!  The Pop-up store will be located in Hulen Park Plaza on South Hulen and will be open from July 9th to August 27th. (More details to follow.)

This year, Mills will only offer the white and black leather New Balance uniform shoe. The navy (boys/girls) and gray (girls) New Balance tennis shoes are still part of the uniform code. These can be purchased at any retailer. (Style #574 or #990v4/#990v5)

Uniforms purchased from Parker, that were introduced in the Fall of 2016, may still be worn one more year.

Please click here for the Saint Andrew Catholic School Uniform Code.

UNIFORM RESALE

Want to help another family? The SAS Uniform Resale is a great opportunity to help everyone save money on gently used school uniforms. Clean out your closets this summer and donate your uniforms that are too small or that you just don't need any more. They may be dropped off in the school office Monday - Thursday from 9:00am - noon. Thank you for your donations!

Summer SAS Uniform Resale date to be determined. We will send out an email as soon as it is set. 

SUMMER FUN WITH WILEY THE WILDCAT
Who is ready for some summer fun? Color this picture of Wiley the Wildcat and have him join you on your summer adventures. Snap selfies with him, take a picture with him in silly places and have fun, then share these pics on the official SAS facebook page. Be creative!! 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES
An initial pack of school supplies will provided for each student by Saint Andrew. This includes the basic needs for the start of the year, such as pens, pencils and paper. Age appropriate student planners will be provided for all students in grades 4K - 8th. Some of these items will need to be replenished throughout the school year.  

Here are a few items you will be asked to provide. 

All Day Preschool (3K and 4k):   
  • Nap Mat (If you would like to order a Nap Mat through the school, please email Lisa Harrington by Friday, June 28. Nap Mats ordered through the school will cost $27. If you choose to purchase your mat elsewhere, they must be washable, able to be rolled up and fit in classroom cubbies. (No larger than 52" long by 22" wide.) They may have a small blanket attached, but no stuffed animals please.
  • Rosary (4K only)
5K
  • Nap Mat (If you would like to order a Nap Mat through the school, please email Lisa Harrington   by Friday, June 28.  Nap Mats ordered through the school will cost $27. If you choose to purchase your mat elsewhere, they must be washable, able to be rolled up and fit in classroom cubbies. (No larger than 52" long by 22" wide.) They may have a small blanket attached, but no stuffed animals please.  
  • Earbuds or headphones in a gallon size ziplock bag or case to transport to and from class.
  • Rosary  
1st Grade:
  • Backpack
  • Earbuds or headphones in a gallon size ziplock bag or case to transport to and from class.
  • Rosary 
2nd Grade:
  • Backpack
  • Earbuds or headphones in a gallon size ziplock bag or case to transport to and from class.
  • Rosary 
3rd Grade:
  • Backpack
  • Earbuds or headphones in a gallon size ziplock bag or case to transport to and from class.
  • 7 pocket/6 tab accordion file folder
  • Pencil Pouch 
  • Rosary
4th Grade:
  • Backpack (rolling backpacks not allowed upstairs)
  • Earbuds or headphones in a gallon size ziplock bag or case to transport to and from class.
  • 7 pocket/6 tab accordion file folder (no binders)
  • Pencil Pouch
  • Rosary 
5th Grade:
  • Backpack  (rolling backpacks not allowed upstairs)
  • Earbuds or headphones to leave at school
  • Accordion folder or binder with dividers (choose the organizational system that your child prefers)
  • Pencil Pouch
  • Rosary 
6th Grade:
  • Backpack
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Accordion folder or binder with dividers (choose the organizational system that your child prefers)
  • Pencil Pouch
  • Rosary
7th Grade:
  • Backpack
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Accordion folder or binder with dividers (choose the organizational system that your child prefers)
  • Pencil Pouch
  • Rosary
8th Grade:
  • Backpack
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Accordion folder or binder with dividers (choose the organizational system that your child prefers)
  • Pencil Pouch
  • Rosary

SUMMER READING LISTS
The Summer 2019 Reading Lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer.

Please click here for  Summer 2019 Reading Lists. These lists contain suggested reading titles for all grades. In addition to the suggested reading, students in 5th - 8th grade will have required reading books and projects due the first week of school.

SPORTS INFORMATION AND SUMMER CAMPS
NEW THIS YEAR: 5th grade students may choose to play Diocesan sports for the 2019-2020 school year. 

If participating in school sports (5th - 8th), a health physical is required.  Physicals must be dated on or after June 1, 2019.  Please click here to download the Health Report form.


FWDIOC Volleyball Team Tryouts 

Come tryout for the competitive girls' 7 th grade team and 8 th grade team made up of athletes from all our schools in the Fort Worth Diocese!  These two teams will play against teams outside of the diocese during the Diocesan Volleyball Season between the dates of September 9 and October 11. Games and Practices will be played any day between Monday and Thursday during the week. Practices will be held at Nolan between 6:00 - 7:30 PM. If Nolan is not available, practices will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at the same times. 

The FWDIOC Team schedule will not conflict with the Diocesan League Schedule, so if your daughter wants to play on both her school team and the FWDIOC Team, she will be able to do so. 

The teams will be divided through three (3) days of tryouts with 10 7 th graders and 10 8 th graders to make two (2) teams. Tryouts will be $10 to participate in all three (3) dates. A permission waiver will also need to be signed before tryouts. You will be able to pay and sign the waiver at Nolan Catholic's gym. The FWDIOC Team will be a direct extension of the Nolan Catholic Volleyball Program run by Head Coach, Kamisha Melton. 

Tryout dates and times are: 
Monday, August 19: 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Open Gym 1 st Look 

Friday, August 23:
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 7 th Grade 
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM 8 th Grade 

Saturday, August 24:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7 th Grade 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 8 th Grade 

Teams will be announced on Monday, August 26 th. Practices will begin immediately. 
Players will be evaluated and selected by the Nolan Catholic Volleyball Coaches. 
If selected, the team fee will be $50 per player. This will help the Diocese provide for the FWDIOC Team. There will be financial aid available for players. Financial Aid applications will be available to those who need it. 

Players who do make the team and Players who do not make the team, will be able to play in the Diocesan Volleyball League. This team is not just an either/or. It is an "also." However, you do not need to play on your school team in order to play on the FWDIOC Team. 

SUMMER CAMPS AT NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Click here for a listing of summer camps available at NCHS. 

SUMMER HOOPS AT SAS

SAINT ANDREW CATHOLIC SCHOOL GIRLS' SUMMER HOOPS 2019 FOR INCOMING 2019 - 2020 5TH & 6TH GRADE GIRLS 

5TH AND 6TH GRADE GIRLS OBJECTIVES : Introduce and build basketball skills for girls who will be entering 5TH and 6TH grade for the 2019-2020 school year. This camp will be focused on fundamentals. 

WHERE/WHEN : Saint Andrew Gym 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as follows: July 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31, August 2. (12 sessions)

Click here to download registration form for 5th & 6th grade girls
 

SAINT ANDREW CATHOLIC SCHOOL GIRLS' SUMMER HOOPS 2019 FOR INCOMING 2019 - 2020 7TH & 8TH GRADE GIRLS

7TH & 8TH GRADE GIRLS OBJECTIVES : Continue building basketball skills for girls who will be entering 7th and 8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. This camp will be primarily scrimmaging! All skill levels are welcome. 

WHERE/WHEN : Saint Andrew Gym 6:30 - 8:00 pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as follows: July 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31, August 2. (12 sessions) 

Click here to download registration form for 7th & 8th grade girls.


Can't make it to all the sessions ... no worries.  Come join us whenever you can. 

COST : Free! Donations will be accepted for the Saint Andrew Catholic School Tuition Assistance Fund. If contributing by check, make it out to "Saint Andrew Catholic School" with a note to the Saint Andrew Tuition Fund. 

QUESTIONS : E-mail to Tom Fenoglio at tomfenoglio@yahoo.com or Mike Fenoglio at mike.fenoglio@standrewsch.org or call the school at 817-924-8917.
KEYBOARDING, CODING, & GAMES
The following link will take you to a page that has various resources for keyboarding, coding, and educational games:   https://www.protopage.com/sas_student.  

Most of these links are geared towards grades K5-5; however, the keyboarding and coding links can be used through grade 8. The Common Sense Media link in the parents resource section has a wealth of information regarding apps, movies, books, digital citizenship, etc. for parents.
AMAZON WILL DONATE TO SAS
Amazon's fifth-annual Prime Day is coming up (rumor is Monday, July 15!) and will feature one-of-a-kind deals exclusively for Prime members. This is one of the biggest shopping days of the year and a great time to remind our families to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to SAS.

Your shopping makes a difference. Amazon donates to St Andrews Catholic School  (Yes, this is the correct spelling for Amazon!) when you shop Prime Day deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/75-6004189

SAFE ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS 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. 
 
All School volunteers, even if current in the former Safe Environment certification, must attend one of the LIVE/IN PERSON VIRTUS Protecting God's Children for Adults live sessions for the 2019-2020 school year. Online renewal is no longer available.
 
If you plan on volunteering next 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.  
 
REQUIRED STEPS
  • Create a VIRTUS profile; this allows you to view, and to sign up for, in person Safe Environment Awareness Sessions.
  • Volunteers must complete a Diocesan Adult Volunteer Application and submit it to Lisa Harrington, SAS Safe Environment Coordinator.  
  • All applicants 18 years old or older must complete the Authorization for Release of Information for processing a Criminal Background Check and return it to Lisa Harrington. 
  • All volunteers must review and sign the Adult Code of Conduct and Behavior Standards.
  • All adult staff and volunteers must register and attend a Safe Environment Awareness Session PRIOR to working or volunteering. 
 
For a list of LIVE sessions, to set up a Virtus online profile and to begin registration for one of the sessions please  click here.  You may attend a session at any of the parishes in the Diocese.
 
Saint Andrew Parish will be offering the following sessions during the month of August in the Parish Hall:

Tuesday, August 13th at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 27th at 6:00 p.m.

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.


2019 - 2020 CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS
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