The Leaflet for January 27, 2016
Volume 55, Issue 17January 27, 2016
    
The Greater Good at Saint Andrew's
by Erik Carlson, Head of School
Saint Andrew’s is a caring community that fosters service to others. Service to others is a meaningful Episcopalian tradition that is carried throughout our whole school from the faculty/staff volunteering at Santa Maria Urban Ministries, to parent volunteers who give hours of their “time, talent and treasure” to help our school thrive.

Volunteering and giving for the greater good is a quality that we heartily embrace as a school community. Tuesday, Feb. 2nd is a day dedicated to The Greater Good at Saint Andrew’s.
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My Green Lunch
The February Lunch Menu is now available.   Also, we're conducting a survey regarding your, the parent, experience with My Green Lunch.  Please take a 5 minutes to answer our questions.  (We'll be surveying the students about their experience beginning tomorrow.)  
Now Accepting Uniform Donations
Are outgrown uniforms cluttering your child's dresser or closet?  Have a Lower School sweater patch and a Middle School student?  Give items a new life by donating them to the Used Uniform Sale.  The wonderful parent volunteers coordinating next week's Used Uniform Sale (Thursday, Feb. 4th, 7:00-11:45AM) will happily accept your clean, gently-used items to include in the mid-year sale.  Clean, folded items can be dropped off at the front office tomorrow through Tuesday.   
Common Ground Speaker Series: Two Back-to-Back February Speakers!
Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.
The Science of Happiness: Creating a Meaningful Life

Tue, Feb 2, 7pm, Crystal Springs Uplands School
Wed, Feb 3, 9am, The Harker School, Middle School Campus
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Teacher Showcase February 3rd
Dear Parents,

Save the Date for the next PAB Meeting - Wednesday, February 3rd in The Center. All Parents are invited!

We will have a Teacher Showcase with a focus on the Science Program. Our science teachers along with our students will be demonstrating what class is like in our Lower and Middle Schools.
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POKER NIGHT IS NEXT FRIDAY!
WE NEED YOU for the Seventh Annual Poker Night!
This event is NOT just for dad's - moms, dads, aunts, uncles and grandparents of all skill levels are invited to take part in this fun evening of Texas Hold'em. $60 buys you in, $100 doubles your chips. RSVP on iVolunteer today.
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Updated Tuition Payment Schedule
In case you missed in last week's issue, we wanted to make sure that families who are making tuition payments in monthly installments know that the final payment for the 2015-2016 school year is in March. February is reserved for a re-enrollment deposit for the 2016-2017 school year, so there is no additional invoice for tuition payment in that month. April marks our break from tuition payments. Invoices for charges/fees related to after school care, athletics, etc. will continue to be sent monthly.
 
Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year...
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Faith and Innovation Conference
Silicon Valley has generated innovation affecting millions of people world-wide. But what is innovation without meaning and purpose?   Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church invites you to explore innovation, technology, and faith and how they may work together to further human connection and improve lives.
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KEY DATES FOR 2016-2017
We're in the process of finalizing dates for specific events and activities, but we're ready to share the dates for the first / last day of school and holiday breaks.   Read More...
Coffee in Los Gatos
Do you know students from families in the Los Gatos or Monte Sereno area that would be a good addition to our Saint Andrew’s community?  If so, one of our Los Gatos families has offered to host a neighborhood dessert-coffee hour on the evening of February 11th to allow families to meet and learn more about the school.  Please feel free to let your friends or neighbors in this area know about the event.  Thank you!
  
I love Saint Andrew's Episcopal School because...
Thank you to those who submitted a response already.  I would love to hear how more of you would complete the phrase.  What would you tell a friend who's considering the school for her child?  Send Lisa a note with a sentence or two about what you would share. (Don't worry, it won't be used without your permission.)  
Centering Prayer
Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church invites you to explore how the ancient practice of Centering Prayer can help us dive below the surface of our lives, connect our faith with our creativity, and become more aware of the presence of the Holy. The attached flyer contains all the details on you can be involved.
  
The Oak now available
Cover from Winter Issue of The OakThe Winter 2016 issue of our semi- annual publication, The Oak is now available for viewing.  If you would like to receive a printed copy, please contact Lisa Robinson.  
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