The Leaflet for February 11, 2016
Volume 55, Issue 19February 11, 2016
    
Time to Re-enroll for 2016-2017
February is re-enrollment month.  If you've not already done so, take a moment to submit your re-enrollment contract today.  The re-enrollment contract and deposit for 2016-2017 are due by Monday, February 29th to secure your family's place at Saint Andrew's.  
  
You Matter! Lower School Science Expo was fantastic!
What a fabulous afternoon of scientific exploration!  Yesterday afternoon, our fifth grade students lead their younger counterparts through a wide variety of experiments exploring the various states of matter.  There was electricity, dry ice, bubbling and gurgling mixtures, lava lamps, gak making -- all sorts of sticky, gooey, messy fun!  More photos on the next page and on Vidigami under Events.
     
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Congratulations to the 7th Grade Boys Basketball Team!
February 3-5, the 7th grade boys basketball team competed in the 16-team, First Annual Holy Spirit/St Frances Cabrini Tournament. Having had terrific team success thus far, the boys went into the tournament with great expectations. The first round pitted the Saints against a good St Catherine’s team. There were standout performances by Brian P. with 6pts, Cameron B. with 10Pts, and Matthew K. scoring 18 of his 23 points in the first half. The Saints went on to beat St Catherine’s 67-51.
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Have you seen The Wishing Tree?
The Spring Social Planning Committee has planted a Wishing Tree in the school office. 
The tree is budding with auction donation ideas for this year's Spring Social.  The Committee is currently accepting gifts of:
  • Wine
  • Sporting Event Tickets and Concert Tickets
  • Games and toys (LEGOs, board games, etc.)
  • Restaurant gift cards
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Amusement Park tickets
  • Hotel stays / vacation getaways
Any other ideas are welcome!  We appreciate any help to make this a wonderful Spring Social!
  
Early Bird Registration in February
Saint Andrew's is thrilled once again to serve as a host site for Camp Galileo this summer. Camp Galileo is designed to inspire budding innovators, our award-winning camps liberate pre-K – 5th graders to explore and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is profound—and it’s a blast. Weekly themes combine art, science and outdoor activities into whimsical narratives that keep kids giggling and engaged.

Extended care from 8 am – 6 pm. Optional healthy lunch program. To sign up or learn more, visit www.galileo-camps.com or call 1-800-854-3684.
  
Faith and Innovation Conference - February 27, 2016
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church and School invites you to explore innovation, technology, and faith and how they may work together to further human connection and improve lives. Silicon Valley has generated innovation affecting millions of people world-wide. But what is innovation without meaning and purpose?  Read More...
Books suggestions for Winter Break
School librarian Mrs. Roy has created a wonderful list of books for our blog that you might like for the upcoming break or heading into spring.   
Spring Athletics
Students grade 5-8 are invited to come out for Boys Volleyball, Girls Softball and Track.  The deadline to register for Spring Athletics is Tuesday, March 1st.  
Track Season Has Begun
Students interested in being part of this spring's Track team should report to practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:50AM. All interested students should meet in the gym by 6:50AM to sign in before practicing. The team will leave the gym by 7:00AM to begin training.

If you have any questions about practice or track meets, please contact Coach Roger Adams.
  
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...
Travel Size Toiletries Drive
The spring service learning project for fourth grade will be putting together hygiene kits for Sacred Heart Community Services. Can you donate a few items to help them?  There is no need to go shopping, but please grab those shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and lotions if you are staying at a hotel over the Winter Break or small toothpastes and toothbrushes from your dentist. Fourth grade will begin collecting the items the first week of March.  Thank you!
  
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