The Leaflet for October 26, 2016
Volume 56, Issue 11October 26, 2016
    
Harvest Festival is this Friday!
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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Parent-Teacher Conference Day Child Care
Registration is now underway for Parent - Teacher Conferences taking place on Thursday, November 10th, Friday, November 11th and, for Middle School only, on Monday, November 14th. (See Schoology for details.)  As you're making your conference appointments, don't forget to also register for child care.  The After School Care team will be providing child care on Thursday and Friday.  Students can come all day or just for an hour or two while you're in conferences.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - Sign up today.  
Photo Re-takes November 3rd
Absent for last month's Picture Day?  Want a new photo taken?  Lifetouch will be on campus Thursday, November 3rd for photos.  If your child was not here for the first picture day, please order desired package online using Picture Day ID: BY416895Q1.  If your child is having a new photo taken, simply return the packet you had received.  
Admissions Open House Saturday, November 5th
More than 80% of our applicants each year come to us because parents like you invite them to become part of our community.  Our Fall Admissions Open House will take place on Saturday, November 5th from noon to 2:00PM.  This is a great opportunity for not-yet-enrolled families to visit classrooms, talk to teachers, and learn more about the school and its balanced approach to elementary and middle school education. Be sure to share the attached Open House flyer with any friends, neighbors (potential carpool buddies), and colleagues who are investigating educational options for next year.   
Rutter Requieum
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church invites you to attend An All Saints Day "Service of Commemoration" featuring the Requiem by John Rutter this Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 5:00PM.

This radiant requiem was written in 1985 in memory of the composer's father. What was conceived as a personal memorial has gone on to become one of John Rutter's internationally most often-performed choral works, both in church and concert hall. Unlike the dramatic, large-scale Requiems of Berlioz and Verdi, Rutter's setting belongs in the smaller-scale, more devotional tradition of Fauré and Duruflé. The choral forces do not need to be large, there is only one soloist, the instrumentation is restrained, the duration less than 40 minutes.
  
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...
Service Learning Kick-off is TOMORROW
Please join us as we kick-off this year's service learning activities with a special chapel tomorrow, October 27th at 8:20am. This year's theme is JOY. Come see our children's JOYous faces in our display, read their thoughts about JOY, and enJOY a wonderful service.
  
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.  
Come one come all - auditions for Peter Pan Jr. are here!  Play auditions are open to all students in Grades 3-8.
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Three FREE Common Ground Events in November
As part of its 15th Anniversary Celebration, Common Ground Speaker Series is offering THREE different educational events during November.
 
NOTE:  Mr. Carlson will host a follow up Brown Bag Lunch discussion, "Turning the Tide" on Friday, November 18 at noon in the Center.
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