The Leaflet for August 18, 2016
The LeafletAugust 18, 2016

First Day of School Reminders

Mrs. Trevor and Mr. Burgess have created a First Day of School reminder sheet for Lower School and Middle School families, respectively. The first day of school is a FULL DRESS UNIFORM day for all students.
 

Construction on Saratoga Avenue

The City of Saratoga Public Works' Department is currently working on maintenance/improvements on Saratoga Avenue near Saint Andrew's Episcopal School. They predict the project to continue for "a few months." It will certainly impact traffic on Saratoga Avenue, particularly coming from Lawrence Expressway. We are in contact with the Public Works Department and they will try not to start work before 9:00AM but will be working until, at least, 4:30PM. If this is part of your commute, please plan accordingly and give yourself an alternate route and/or extra time (particularly in the afternoon). We will keep you updated with any anticipated changes.

Parking Lot Guidelines

In advance of next week's start to school, please review the proper procedures for entering and exiting the school parking lot. 
 
Entering the Parking Lot
The school has one entrance. It is the driveway closest to the church. The right hand lane of the entrance is reserved for making a right turn into the school; the left-hand lane of the entrance is reserved for cars making a left turn into the school. If approaching the school from Highway 85 or Fruitvale Avenue, it is illegal to go around cars waiting to enter the right lane.  The Sheriff's Department occasionally posts an offer in the median of the road and will ticket cars that pass around other waiting vehicles.  If traffic is backed up beyond Fruitvale, the Sheriff recommends pulling on to Crestbrook, parking your car and entering from the creek path OR turning around in the library lot and re-entering the lot from the opposite direction.

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Used Uniform Sale

The PAB will host a sale of gently used (and sometimes new) school uniform items on Thursday, August 25th beginning at 7:30 AM in The Center.  Come pick up an extra sweatshirt or consider a pair of shorts a size larger than your child currently wears -- all at super discounted prices.  The sale is just one day and will close at 3:00 PM. If you're interested in volunteering for all or a portion of the sale day, please contact Laura Murphy.

After School Enrichment Activities + Fall Athletics

There's something for everyone this year!  Saint Andrew's contracts with a variety of leading providers to offer on-campus opportunities to do things like: learn to play the piano, chess or a new language; get active by playing soccer, golf or tennis; practice their debate skills, learn to paint, build gadgets...and lots more all throughout the year + for students in Grades 5-8 Fall Athletics will kick off just as school begins!

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KEY DATES FOR 2016-2017

In case you've not yet marked your calendar with the school year's key dates (primarily closures and early dismissal days), we're sharing them here for you.
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My Green Lunch - updated options and deadlines

You asked.  My Green Lunch responded.
 
Feedback from parents (in our parent survey) and students (through survey and the Student Council) has lead to some changes for our food service this year. For our parents, the times to order and/or cancel have been extended.  You can now order your child's lunch up until 11:00AM the day prior to service + if you miss that deadline, you can still order up until 7:00PM the night prior for an additional dollar. (If you miss even that deadline, a limited selection of emergency meals will be available for children each day.)

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Get the School App

Why do I need the school app?  The app includes fast access to campus news, the school directory, our Facebook page, the event calendar, links to My Green Lunch, iVolunteer, Schoology, photos, videos and more!  The Friday Reminders and The Leaflet also appear under the Bulletins tab for easy future access.
 
The #1 benefit cited by parents is access to the most current parent directory!!  The directory is secure.  To access the directory, you first need to confirm your identity.  Click Directory - Request My Password - Enter the email address you have registered with the school - Check Your Email for your confirmation.
 
If you have any questions about the app, contact Lisa Robinson.

Pets on Campus Policy

We at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School love pets; however, some persons are afraid of animals and others are allergic to them.  Due to the potential for our community members, especially our children...
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