The Leaflet for October 14, 2015
Volume 55, Issue 7October 14, 2015
    
Next week is National ​CHARACTER COUNTS! Week. Saint Andrew's will join individuals in over sixty countries around the world to celebrate our commitment to character development and the importance of social and emotional growth in children. This year we'll have a special area to celebrate The Character In Our Community. This activity allows all Saint Andrew's students and families to celebrate the different ways character is alive all around us! For each day of ​CHARACTER COUNTS Week, two tables covered with butcher paper will be set up on the Plaza. Students, parents, faculty and staff can write or draw examples of what character looks like, sounds like, and feels like in our unique Saint Andrew's community. ​Take some time next week to contribute your ideas!  The week will also feature character-building activities and games, as well as our annual Buddy Lunch on Friday, October 23rd.  No need to purchase/bring lunch that day - the school will provide pizza and sides.  Students are invited to dress in the following CHARACTER COUNTS colors for the Buddy Lunch:
Pre-K and their fifth grade buddies - PURPLE
Kindergarten and their fifth grade buddies - ORANGE
First Grade and 6A / 6B - RED
Second Grade and 6C / 6D / 6E - BLUE
Third Grade and eighth grade - GREEN
Fourth Grade and seventh grade - YELLOW
  
Lost & Found is overflowing
The school's Lost & Found bin is bursting at the seams with left behind items of clothing, lunch boxes, notebooks, textbooks and more.  We'll be placing all items from the Lost & Found on tables in front of the language portable TOMORROW and Friday. At the end of the day on Friday, any remaining items will be packaged up and donated.  Please check the tables for any items that may belong to your child.  
The Harvest Festival is Friday, October 30th
Dear Parents,

We have been working in strong partnership with our PAB about our Halloween Celebrations. We are very much looking forward to a day of fun on Friday, October 30th. We are hosting Harvest Festival on this day and are excited about the new format. Previously, Harvest Festival was held on a Sunday, and this year for the first time it will be held during the school day. There are lots of advantages to this such as making it an all school event, strengthening our Pre K- 8 school community, and developing our students as leaders.
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Do a little Yelping about Saint Andrew's
St Andrew's Episcopal School
Where do you go when you're looking for a review of a restaurant or a dry cleaner? Many people turn to Yelp. Yelp contains consumer reviews of a wide variety of businesses, places and organizations - including Saint Andrew's Episcopal School. You can help prospective parents learn more about our school by writing a review of your own.  Click the button to go directly to our page and do a little Yelping about your school.
 
  
How to take the hassle out of homework
Learning specialist Paula Ramos has created a useful blog post for all parents trying to reduce stress and frustration during homework time.  Take a moment to read the blog and share what tips have worked for your family.  
Parents Night Out this Friday
The After School Care Team encourages to take a night out! On Friday, October 16th, the ASC Team is offering extended childcare from 6:00-9:00PM. For $4.25 per half hour per child, your child(ren) will enjoy pizza, snacks, a G-rated movie, play time and games. Advance registration is required. Register by ​TONIGHT at 8:00PM.  
YOU can help Stop Hunger Now
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Middle School Dance - October 23rd
The Class of 2016 invites all Saint Andrew's Middle School students to attend the Halloween Dance on Friday, October 23rd at 7:00PM in The Hall. The permission slip and payment are due no later than Wednesday, October 21st.  
SAVE THE DATE - GrandFriends' Day is Tuesday, November 24th
We look forward to celebrating GrandFriends' Day with you, grandparents, and your special friends at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School. Invitations will be mailed out approximately one month before the event. If you don't think we have mailing addresses for your special friends, please send the names and addresses to Carol Scholl.  RSVP requested by ​11/16/2015.  
  
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