Volume 55, Issue 25
April 6, 2016
Dress Code for April 7th
Tomorrow's dress code has been altered to better accommodate the needs of those riding the busses to Anaheim and in response to the forecasted warm weather. Tomorrow, Thursday, April 7th will be free dress for all students EXCEPT those leaving campus for field trips.
Students in Kindergarten, third grade and fifth grade may wear jeans/comfortable pants and a school polo/sweatshirt.
Author Cynthia Lord to Visit this Friday
We are very excited to announce that the talented children’s
will visit Saint Andrew's on Friday, April 8th as part of our annual Author's Day Program. Students from Kindergarten to 5th grade* will be part of a special reading followed by book signings and conversations with the author. Cynthia’s debut novel
is a Newberry Honor book and winner of the Schneider Family Book Award. She is also the author of the popular Hot Rod Hamster and Shelter
Pet series of books.
Cynthia's books can be purchased before/after school on the plaza TOMORROW. Questions can be directed to our school librarian
*Author James Kennedy visited with our Middle School students in February.
Heritage Festival Preview
Come to chapel tomorrow morning to hear a preview of the performance our concert choir will give at this year's Heritage Festival competition. Tomorrow afternoon, our concert choir and jazz ensemble will depart for Anaheim to take part in the festival. In Anaheim, each ensemble will perform for 15-minutes. A panel of three adjudicators will provide written and recorded feedback. Following the performance, a select adjudicator will conduct a mini-clinic and provide feedback to the groups.
Perform! Share! Inspire!
Our annual Saint Andrew's Variety Show is coming up on Friday, April 22nd at 6pm! A fun, annual tradition when students perform, share and inspire! Students are invited to create a 2 minute act, either as an individual or a group.
Signs ups due for previews -
April 12th or 13th:
Mandatory previews of the students' acts
Mandatory dress rehearsal
April 22nd at 6pm:
The Variety Show!
Sign up your student act for a preview slot on iVolunteer.
7th and 8th grade students are invited to help produce the show. And parent volunteers are also needed as student mentors and to help with the event.
Student and Parent Volunteers Welcome.
132 Families and Counting!
We are grateful to have over 132 supporters to the capital campaign now. Thank you for our most recent gifts to the Imagine the Possibilities capital campaign from parents, grandparents, alumni and congregations members:
Ida Aiko Asato, Hercules, CA
Charles and Nancy Boesenberg, Saratoga, CA
Gordon and Jeanne Case, Los Gatos, CA
Beth S. Hopf, San Jose, CA
Julie and Robert Goodman, Tucson, AZ
Mark and Tina Lee, Saratoga, CA
Robert Kundtz, Los Gatos, CA
Larry Lai and Eva Zhang, Cupertino, CA
James and Alexia Lerner, Saratoga, CA
Dolores Ponticelli, San Jose, CA
Margo and Joff Redfern, Los Gatos, CA
Sylvia and Wallace Tsang, Saratoga, CA
Megan Wilhelm, Los Altos, CA
Thank you so much for your help to acquire the woodland property next door for our kids! If you would like to visit the property with Erik Carlson, please email
to set up a day and time. We look forward to seeing you.
Variety Show Flowers for Pre-Order
We are offering pre-sale of flowers for the performers, both half-dozen bouquets or a single rose. This is a fundraiser for the 8th Grade Graduation Party - all proceeds will go toward funding our party. Please submit your order form with payment to the office by 3pm Thursday 4/14.
that is when we have parent/teacher conferences, so plan accordingly.
Calling all students to attend the pre-
Spring Social Children’s Event
on Friday, April 29th. Your children will have a mighty good time at The Italian Carnival in front of The Center from 3-4:30pm. There will be carnival games, juggling show, face painters, crafts, snacks and more.
Head of School Donor Appreciation
The Head's Luncheon is Wednesday, April 20th at 12:30pm, in appreciation of the many generous $5000+ donors to the Saint Andrew's Annual Fund. The Luncheon will be held in the Center before the Lower School Spring Music Concert. Please RSVP to
. Thank you for your support for our teachers and students.
Camp Saint Andrew's July 31-August 6
Boys and girls ages 8-15 are invited to join us in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for a full week of fun-filled outdoor activities. Our traditional overnight camp program includes archery, trips to the lake, tie-dye, arts & crafts, campfire skits & songs, and more!
It's Tax Time
Many families fully deduct their Annual Fund donation on their income taxes. It is one of the perks of giving to the Annual Fund. If you need a copy of your donation tax receipt and thank you letter, please contact
, the Director of Development. She is happy to provide the paperwork for you. We can't make tax time fun, but hopefully we can help you take all the deductions that the IRS provides according to the law.