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Volume 3, Issue 1Spring 2012

Join us for a Garden Party Reunion in June!

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, June 2, 2012, from 1-4 pm under the Oak tree on campus for a Class of 1968 – 2007 Reunion! Join us on campus and reminisce with classmates, former and current family and staff members and friends of Saint Andrew's Episcopal School! Our reunion theme is Garden Party, as we’ll also be celebrating and showing off the school’s 50th Anniversary Outdoor Classroom (located below the Oak tree) provided by the Parents’ Association Board’s 2011 Spring Social and Fundraiser!

While we will be celebrating ALL classes, we especially invite those in the following classes to return for their decade reunions:
1972 40th Reunion     1982 30th Reunion    1992 20th Reunion   2002 10th Reunion
All alumni and alumni parent families and friends are invited. Please RSVP by May 26 to Gail Longfellow, Director of Development / Alumni Affairs at

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at SAES!

Join us on Saturday, May 5, 2012, for the Parents’ Association Board’s Annual Spring Social and Auction from 5:30 – 11 pm in The Hall on campus! It is sure to be a great evening full of fabulous auction items such as a Sharks Suite and a...
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Davy Fields ’00 Speaks to Middle School Students

Davy Fields ’00 returned to campus on January 25, 2012, as part of our 50th Anniversary Alumni Speaker Series Program. This program was specially created last year to commemorate the school’s 50th anniversary and to highlight the school's many talented alumni/ae and showcase what they are doing in their personal and professional lives to make a positive impact on their communities.
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Alums Back to Visit

Kevin Gemmell '91 surprised us by stopping by the campus in November! He's working for as a College Football Blogger and was in town for the Stanford-Oregon game. Here he is with Roger Adams! Kevin's wife, Becky Peacock '88, recently gave birth to the couple's first child, Marshall. Congratulations Kevin and Becky!  Harry V. McKay, Jr., Head of School, and Roger Adams, P.E. teacher, spotted Chris Koehler ’87 waiting in line to see Shuffle, the new film by Kurt Kuenne ’87, at Cinequest 2012 in early March. Shuffle, featuring TJ Thyne of Bones fame, is about a man trying to determine why he suddenly begins experiencing his life out of sequence. Kurt wrote, directed and composed the music for Shuffle, which is currently being shown to sold-out audiences at film festivals around the country. For more information, visit

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Thank You to These Alumni!

The Annual Fund for Saint Andrew's Episcopal School funds three main areas of our program: Technology Program, including laptops and iPads for students and faculty as well as software and licensing, The Arts, including visual arts and our award-winning music program, and Professional Development for our Faculty and Staff. We are fortunate to have so much support for these three areas!
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Your Gift Makes a Difference!

Each year, the generosity of our donors allows us to create amazing opportunities and experiences for our students and faculty. Your gifts to The Annual Fund are used to provide three essential programs: Technology, the Arts, and Professional Development for Faculty and Staff. If you made a gift to The Annual Fund in the last couple of years, you might have already received this article as part of our outreach to our donors. If not, please read on to see how your gift to The Annual Fund can make a difference in the day-to-day lives of our students! To make a gift to this year’s Annual Fund, simply go to or call Gail Longfellow, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs at (408) 867-3785 ext. 207.

Father Cameron Ayers, Chaplain at Saint Andrew's Episcopal School, uses technology to teach all aspects of his global Religious Studies courses from PreK through 8th Grade, finding innovative applications to teach lessons from Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam and even more faiths.

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Calling Class of 2008 Alumni and Alumni Parents!

Join Alicia La Fetra, Head Room Parent, and Cynthia Tate, Class Treasurer, and Saint Andrew's Episcopal School for a Class of 2008 Alumni / Alumni Parent Reunion under the Oak tree on Thursday, May 10, 2012, from 4-7 pm!  RSVP by...

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Outdoor Classroom Provides Opportunity for Hands-On Study of Ecology

While the official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held this spring, that has not stopped the school from utilizing its newly created 50th Anniversary Outdoor Classroom! Positioned under the historic oak tree, the classroom includes a new outdoor amphitheater, six ceramic-topped tables embedded with garden themed mosaics created by the students, and a lush garden of California native plants.

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Upcoming Events for Alumni/Alumni Parents

Please join us at the following events! Events take place on campus unless otherwise noted. Check the school calendar for more information. Admission fee/RSVP noted if necessary.
March 20
Common Ground Speaker Series
Rick Wolff

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Reunion Photos

Thanks to alum parent Steve Rhodes (Jeffrey ’03) you can enjoy the October 2011 Reunion under the Oak tree and last November's reunion at Campo di Bocce from the comfort of your laptop! Check out the great photos. Please join us on June 2 from 1-4 pm for the next Class of 1968-2007 Reunion under the Oak!

Join us on Facebook!

All alumni are invited to join the Saint Andrew's Episcopal School Alumni Group on Facebook! Visit

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