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Wildcat Weekly Newsletter

Wildcat Weekly

December 11, 2018
SAVE THE DATE:
New Dismissal Process Parent Information Session
January 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria
UPCOMING EVENTS
December 17th - Holiday Wear Begins
December 20th - 3rd Grade Musical 2:00pm & 6:00pm
December 20th - PK4 (All Day) Christmas Program - 1:30pm
December 21st - Early Dismissal
December 21st - PK3 & PK4 (1/2 Day) Christmas Program - 11:00am
December 21st - All School Rosary 9:00am
December 21st - Advent Parties 11:15am - Noon
December 24th - January 7th - Christmas Break
January 8th - School Resumes
January 9th - New Dismissal Process Information Session 6:30pm Cafe
January 10th - Uniform Resale
January 16th - Rosa's Lunch/Dinner Out
January 17th - Out of Uniform for Annual Fund
January 21st - No School - Martin Luther King Holiday
BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS TAMALES AT SAS
As part of the Saint Andrew 2019 Auction, we will be selling traditional pork tamales on Wednesday, December 12 th and Friday, December 14 th  at pick up. 
 
These are produced in Irving, Texas by Padrino Foods. Padrino’s ships to Costco, Whole Foods, and United Supermarkets. They supply for many of the larger restaurants in DFW, as well as distribute all over the country. 

These tamales are fully cooked, vacuum sealed, then frozen. They are packaged 6 per boil-in-bag for no fuss and no mess. Tamales will make great Christmas gifts for neighbors, co-workers, etc. They also work well for quick holiday suppers and Christmas Eve dinner. 

We’ll be selling these for $10/dozen with cash, check, or credit card in front of school after dismissal this Wednesday and Friday.  We expect to sell out so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity just in time for Christmas!!

THANK YOU FOR HELPING MAKE THIS ANOTHER GREAT AUCTION FUNDRAISER -- ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO PURCHASE TAMALES AS WELL!
PARENT-TEACHER/STAFF PRAYER PARTNERS
Have you ever visited the school lunchroom or looked around at dismissal and thought, "I don't know how these teachers and staff do it!" They are a true Godsend and praying for them is one of the simplest ways to fortify them in their work. 

Sign up to be a parent-teacher/staff prayer partner and they will also be praying for you! Many more prayer enthusiasts are needed for this special ministry and parents (moms and dads), grandparents and friends are strongly encouraged to volunteer. 

Who doesn't need a few extra prayers? Plus it only takes a minute of your day. We will partner you with a member of the school team, provide a prayer card as a visual reminder and send occasional tips for new ways to pray and deepen your faith. 

If you are called to volunteer, please  email Laine Garcia by Friday, December 14th.
YEAR END GIVING TO SAS
As of December 7, 47% of SAS parents have given to the Annual Fund. The total of parents, grandparents, parishioners, and alumni donations is $207,000. Please consider giving by December 31, 2018 for your tax deduction. SAS parents can use their new Facts Incidental Account or a credit card by clicking here.

Remember if you give at the $2000 or above leadership level you get a FREE reserved table for 10 at the Auction, April 6, Saturday, at Ridglea Country Club. 

Questions please call Rose Hall, SAS Development Director, 817-292-4355
WORSHIP, FELLOWSHIP, AND SHARING
Calling All Moms
Take some time for yourself in this busy season and come join us for worship, fellowship, and sharing of Advent & Christmas traditions.
Friday December 14th 
8:00am Mass in Chapel
Breakfast, fellowship, and sharing at will follow at 8:45am in Parish Hall Room 211/213.

For questions contact Summer Riney  rineysummer@gmail.com .
ADVENT TREES
Thank You!!!

A special THANK YOU goes to Tara O'Keefe and Jennifer Doucet for organizing this year's SAS Advent Tree service project.

Parents and students, because of your generosity SAS will be donating the following to the Gabrielle Project at Catholic Charities, a program which helps mothers in need. THANK YOU!

117 pajamas
81 baby items
42 toys
175 pairs of socks
128 pairs of underwear
22 gently used coats
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY TUTORING FOR 2ND - 6TH GRADE STUDENTS
The National Junior Honor Society will resume tutoring on January 15, 2019.
BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS
Grandparents and Parents, are you looking for a unique gift for your student for Christmas?
How about a  BIRTHDAY BLESSING ? These are a beloved tradition at Saint Andrew Catholic School. You are able to honor your student by having a birthday announcement displayed on the monitor in the cafeteria during the entire month of the child’s birthday.
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY WEAR
Monday, December 17th - Thursday, December 20th


On Monday, December 17th - Thursday, December 21st students may wear Christmas Holiday Wear. Students will be in full uniform. They may wear Christmas accessories such as bows, headbands, hats, socks, tights, jewelry, etc. No nail polish please.


Friday, December 21st (Half-Day)

On our final half-day of school before our break, students may come out of uniform in Christmas attire. Red or green shirts or "ugly" Christmas sweaters with jeans are encouraged. Please continue to follow out of uniform guidelines. 
COME RUN WITH US
We would love for you to join our team at this year’s Cowtown on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019 ! All families are invited! 
 
The team deadline to register is January 17, 2019. Get your registration in! This is a fun family event just minutes from us in Fort Worth! 
 
 
The access code is cowschools (note: this is not a promo code, just an access code)  
 
When you get to the registration page, there is an area to select 'yes' and to add participant to an existing team. Click on elementary school, then St. Andrews Catholic School. 
 
SPEED STACKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Order your Christmas Gifts Now

Coach Irwin has very limited quantitie. Everything is first come first serve. Once they are sold out no more will be ordered. Speed stacks make for GREAT Christmas Gifts. Coach Irwin will not be promoting this with the kids or sending home order forms. If you would like to purchase cups please contact Coach Irwin via email to arrange for pick up and payment.
INTRODUCING OUR 2019 AUCTION CHAIRS!
Planning is already underway for our 2019 Auction. We would like to introduce our Chairs for this event. Molly Taylor has 3 children at SAS. (PK4, 2nd and 3rd grades. She also has a young one at the Learning Center). Jennifer Folzenlogen has 2 children at SAS. (2nd and 5th grade.) Thank you ladies for heading this event!
Be looking for more information after the holidays!
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR STUDENTS


CONGRATULATIONS to Sophia Rios and Isabella Dias. Their SAS History Fair projects were entered in the Diocesan History Fair held at Nolan Catholic on December 1st. Sophia won 1st place and Isabella came in 3rd. Way to go ladies!!

Their projects are displayed in the main hallway outside the office. Stop by and take a look.
CONGRATULATIONS to 2nd grade student Sarah Cisneros for being chosen to represent Saint Andrew in the 2018 Texas Reading Bee Championships. She competed against other second graders form public and private schools across the region. We are so proud of you!
SAS STUDENTS MAKING CHARACTER COUNT
Mrs. Mack, SAS Counselor, would like to thank the following SAS students for making “Character Count”. These students received the Trustworthiness award after Mass last Wednesday. This is a new program that has been implemented this year at Saint Andrew Catholic School. The teachers have been asked to submit one or two names to Mrs. Mack each month for students who possess the monthly character trait. Each month she will focus on a different character trait. The character trait for December is Trustworthiness. Keep up the good work students and continue to make character count.

Kindergarten - Lillie Hentze, Sebastian Davis, Max Torres, Sarah Hernandez, August Schultz, Gianna Mallick, Adalberto Fernandez
 
1st Grade - Victoria Fenyes, Liam Winegarden, Maddie Grace Wolff, Mikey Zarate, London Albers
 
2nd Grade - Lila Hogan, Sean Taylor, Sarah Cisneros, Omar Jimenez
 
3rd Grade - Harmon Baker, Own Perkins, Aaron Telck, Caroline Redder, Emma Perez, Ella Taylor
 
4th Grade - Lola Rice, Matthew Villarreal, Alex Streett, Makayla Gomez, Ryan Dyer, Anna Garcia
 
5th Grade - Jacob Wentworth, Sophia Taylor, Guilia Granados, Clayton Schroder, Logan Bettinger, Elizabeth Williams
 
6th Grade - Bill Murphy, Emma Papini, Melanie Bui, Gavin Garcia, Adrian Garcia, Olivia Clark
 
7th Grade - Jenna Kate Tayag, Caitlyn Avila, Penelope Sauer, Ethan Glenn, Lara Collard, Nico Castillo
 
8th Grade - Julia Murphy, Camille Gracia, Alex Garcia
 
SOCIAL MEDIA
Please follow us on Facebook (@SASFortWorth) and/or  Instagram (saintandrewcatholicschool) for the latest news, events and photos of what is happening around campus.

Also, get the latest updates on what's happening with our 2019 Auction.
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 to 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 herEventse  to sign up.  Email Karen Schroder if you have any questions.
NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL UPCOMING EVENTS
APPLY NOW
The  2019-2020 Online Application  is now available!! Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at 817-395-0245 or  admissions@nchstx.org

NOLAN ROBOTICS

Once again the Nolan Robo Vikes are hosting the Season Kick Off for the 2019 FRC Robotics Reveal. This is where teams come to Nolan and we all watch as the robot game for the 2019 season is revealed. We would like to invite 6th - 8th grade students throughout the diocese to this event.
SAINT ANDREW PARISH NEWS
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DIOCESE OF
FORT WORTH
Beyond the Frontiers of Faith , a book describing the journey to the creation of our diocese until now, is available for sale ($37) in the Pastoral Center. Come by the Parish offices and take a peek at the book. The office is open from 8:30pm - 5:00pm Monday through Friday. This would make a great Christmas gift!
NEW TESTAMENTS FOR CATHOLICS

The Illustrated and Annotated New Testament for Catholics contains the complete text of the New Testament in the most authoritative Catholic translation, the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE), published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It includes the full NAB introductions and notes. This edition also has an abundance of new material – accessible and readable commentaries on difficult passages, quotations from Church Fathers and Saints, and hundreds of illustrations.

If you are interested in a copy, they are available for purchase in the Pastoral Center for $20.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

The Parish has adoration every Monday from 8:30am until 4:30pm in the Chapel, except for Mondays when there is a Holy Day or a holiday.

Adoration and Benediction is on Thursdays from 6:30pm - 7:30pm in the Chapel.
WANT TO RECEIVE DAILY REFLECTIONS DURING THIS ADVENT SEASON?
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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