"For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe!
Plans to give you a future full of hope."
March 4, 2017
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This time last week our Home and School Board and Committee Chairs were pulling together the finishing touches for the Old-School Beef and Beer. This turned out to be a wonderful fundraiser and an even better “friend” raiser! It was good to see so many parents of our young students and former students come together for an evening of live music, good food and cheer.
The grand total from the Old-School Beef and Beer reported by treasurer, Cate Beaty, is $12,375.28. The second grade won the pizza party for having the most items donated to their tombola basket. The date for the second grade pizza party will be set by their teachers. On this day, all students who have the Old-School Saint Andrew t-shirt purchased either prior to or at the event will be permitted to wear their shirts to school.
Funds raised through the Home and School directly benefit the students. Home and School sponsors the school assemblies, speakers at parent events, and the Live Nativity. Next week the farmer will bring the rooster, hen and egg incubator to the kindergarten so the children can watch the chicks hatch. Saint Andrew School was recently awarded a grant from the Office of Catholic education to purchase 30 Chromebooks to replace the Netbooks in the Fr. Hughes building that no longer hold a charge. However, the cost of the operating licenses is not included in the grant; we will need to cover that. Looking ahead to next year, a second section of 7th grade will open to accommodate the number of current sixth grade students. For the second consecutive year, we will need to purchase furniture for the classroom. As you can imagine this gets quite expensive. In addition, Sister Liz and Mrs. Russo are patiently waiting, and ever hopeful of having interactive white boards in their classrooms. These are just a few examples of how the funds will be used to support your child’s education.
I am ever grateful for the collaborative efforts of so many; teachers, homeroom parents, and attendees that made this event such a success. Special thanks to the board: Liz Roken, Jacqueline Magee, Cate Beaty, Megan Walsh, Gina Gallagher and committee members; Kristin Augustine, Melissa DiNofia Bozzone, Stacy McPoyle, Megan Fitzpatrick, Toni LoSasso, Michele Fuessinger, Tasha Phillips, Trish Pappano and Janet Karasavas for your constancy and dedication to the students of Saint Andrew School!
May God continue to bless your efforts!