The Leaflet for October 12, 2016
Volume 56, Issue 9October 12, 2016
    
A Great Beginning
It has only been a few weeks since we launched the Annual Fund, but parents are responding to our request most enthusiastically. Parent Ed Chan shared “We give to the Annual Fund because we value and wish to support our amazing Saint Andrew's community. By contributing, it helps provide the means to offer our community enrichment opportunities that every student benefits from.” Let’s all join in to Make A Gift Online or Make A Pledge Online. Your Annual Fund gift will help to maintain a 9 to 1 student teacher ratio, provide flexibility to hire and retain outstanding faculty, fund innovative curriculum programs, provide tuition assistance and help manage tuition increases. Thank you so much for your support! If you have questions, please contact Joanne Lee, Director of Development at jlee@st-andrews.org  
Buddy Lunch is October 19th
We love our Buddies!  Each year younger and older students are partnered up as 'buddies.'  Buddies meet throughout the year to read together, work on crafts and projects, and just hang out.  Our first Buddy Lunch will be a PAB-hosted BBQ during CHARACTER COUNTS! Week on Wednesday, October 19th. (No need to order lunch nor bring one from home - the PAB is handling everything.) Buddies will be assigned a color that corresponds with the Six Pillars of Character to wear as part of the special event.  
 
PK with 5A and 5B--Citizenship/purple
KA and 5A--Fairness/orange 
KB and 5B-Fairness/orange 

1A and 1B with 6B, 6G and 6J--Caring/red 
2A and 2B with 6L, and 6M--Trustworthiness/blue 
3A with 8B, 8M and 8T--Responsibility/green
3B with 8K, 8S--Responsibility/green  

4A and 4B with 7H, 7P, 7S and 7Z--Respect/yellow
  
Halloween is right around the corner
Halloween is a wonderful and special tradition at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School. Our purpose on Halloween is to help children share their costumes, learn customs and enjoy the spirit of this time of year.
 
The students and staff will be coming to school in costume on Friday, October 28th. (PLEASE NOTE: Monday, October 31st will be a regular school day with regular uniform dress.) It can be a lot of fun for children, as they love to dress up and make believe. However, it can sometimes be frightening for a child to see familiar people dressed so differently.
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Save The Date to Travel the World With Saint Andrew’s!
Please mark your calendars for a destination and adventure not to be missed! The 2017 Spring Social and Fundraiser will take off on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to Travel the World With Saint Andrew’s. The itinerary promises to be delightfully packed with globally influenced cuisines, décor and entertainment. Gather with the Saint Andrew’s community for a fun-filled evening to appreciate our school and raise money for great causes. The Spring Social funds the Parents’ Association Board budget and the Endowment for Tuition Assistance. Details and invitations will follow later, but save the date so we all can celebrate!
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We'll bring the coffee
Many families were introduced to our wonderful Saint Andrew's community through a small dessert hour at a neighbor's home -- maybe you were one of them. They are fun and informative. These intimate events are for prospective parents to get together with current families to learn more about our community and your experiences at the school. Would you like to help interested families learn more about the school you love? If you are willing to host a dessert hour at your home some time in December or January, please contact Renee Gurza in the Admission Office.  Read More...
GrandFriends Invitations are about to be mailed
We're finalizing our invitation to the annual GrandFriends Day program on Tuesday, November 22nd and plan to mail it later this month.  If you would like your child's grandparent or a special family friend to receive an invitation to join us for this wonderful afternoon, please be sure to send name, address, and email (for any future electronic correspondence) to Carol Scholl by next Thursday.  
Parent Volunteer Opportunity
The annual PAB-coordinated Harvest Festival the afternoon of Friday, October 28th. There is a BYOL Buddy Lunch that day, followed by an afternoon of fun, with carnival-style games, a pumpkin walk with prizes, a dunk tank, fun with Mad Science, popcorn and popsicles! We need several parent volunteers to help set-up and decorate the morning of the event, supervise during the event, and/or clean-up. Can you donate an hour or two?  Come be part of a very fun event! Please go to iVolunteer to sign up.  
Parents Night Out
The After School Care team is offering you the chance to have a night out on Friday, October 14th!  Students will enjoy dinner, games and a G-rated movie with their Saint Andrew's friends while you and your significant other enjoy dinner out, get together with friends or just run some errands.  Care is available until 9:00PM and cost $4.50 per half hour or portion thereof.  Advance registration is required.  Sign up today.  
SAVE THE DATE! November 2nd - PAB Science Showcase
Plan now to attend the November PAB meeting on Wednesday, November 2 in the Center. From 8:30am-9:15am, our science teachers - Ms. Peters, Dr. Bloch, and Mr. Zdrojewski - along with students from Lower and Middle School - will share highlights of what they are learning in Science.  
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