St. AUGUSTINE FESTIVAL
Please join us in celebrating the Feast of St. Augustine! This is sure to be a fun event for the children and it is a great way to earn those volunteer hours! Please remember that you must be STAND CERTIFIED to volunteer at all SAS events unless otherwise noted. To volunteer for this event please click here.
Back to School 2015
Attached is an important letter from Mrs. Schratz. We are looking forward the school year!
USED UNIFORM SALE
LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL SCHEDULE
Wednesday, June 10th – Full day, Students wear their PE Uniform for clean up day
Thursday June 11th– FIELD DAY, 12:25 Dismissal ( students wear their Race for Education T-Shirts, shorts, and sneakers)
No PM HoCo Bus, AOB Bus and Pre-Arranged Aftercare available
Friday, June 12th – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, 9:00 AM School Mass (students wear dress clothes), 11:00 AM Dismissal
No PM HoCo Bus or AfterCare available, AOB bus available
FIELD DAY REQUEST:
If you have a portable canopy that can be used during field day, please drop it off to the back of the school hall labeled with your name. Thursday’s weather forecast will be very hot and they will be used to give the children a break in the shade.
Please pick up your student's medication from the Health Room between now and Friday morning (preferably before Mass begins). We are not permitted to store medications in the Health Room over the summer months so whatever is not picked up will be discarded.
Monday, March 30
All students in grades 1 –7 should wear their winter dress uniform. Only 8th grade students may dress out of uniform but should wear dress clothes. Students in grades PK-4 and K should wear their regular uniform. No dress passes may be used and no students in grades PK-4 through 7 should be out of uniform for any reason. All students will be in class pictures. During spring picture day, Classic Photography will only be taking individual portraits of those students who purchase an individual package. Envelopes went home with your child today and orders and payment must be received by Classic Photography on March 30th.
STEM DAY SUCCESS:
Almost magically, our school hall was transformed into a science museum. The students from kindergarten through eighth grade enjoyed ten stations that included hands-on science activities. Here is a report of the event from our first grade: “We were greeted by Mr. Mark, who brought a robot to our school today. The robot came from France. The robot spoke to us and showed us what it could do. It did toe touches, boxing moves, and kicks. It even sang Happy Birthday!
We got to go to stations around the room. There was a bike at one station where we could generate electricity to power a light. At another station there were race cans on a ramp that were covered in different materials. There were two boxes of mechanical objects we could use to build other things. We connected large and small gears together. We saw holograms. We got to make and arch out of giant numbered blocks and we found out that the most important block is called the key, which goes at the top. We watched a force in motion activity. We even saw a 3D printer! It was a cool, awesome, epic time!”
PIZZA HUT FUNDRAISER TONIGHT!
This event will be held tonight from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Elkridge Pizza Hut located at 7260 Montgomery Road. Come and celebrate the almost beginning of Spring with family and school friends at the HSA family night to raise funds for our school. Please bring the attached Pizza Hut flier to give to the cashiers, servers, or drivers, so that SAS will receive a percentage of your total order placed. Families can also show a copy of the flier from your mobile device. As usual, there will be sign-in sheet for students to see which class has the most attendance. We hope to see you there!
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
This Friday (3/20/15) the students will have a special opportunity to experience a trip to a science museum without leaving school! A mobile STEM science museum is coming to SAS. The event will be set up in our school hall and each class will visit for 45 minutes. A few parent volunteers are needed to help set up and assist the children throughout the day. If you can assist for all or part of the day, please contact the school office. Set up will begin at 8:40 and the first class will arrive at 10:30. The program will be completed at 3:15.
8th Graders Lobby at State House in Annapolis
On March 4 Mrs. Schratz and Mrs. Sympson accompanied the eighth grade class to the Council on Private Education (CAPE) and the Maryland Catholic Conference Annual Advocacy Day. Parents, Jennifer Payne and Lisa Gahan along with School Board member and former SAS parent, Jennifer Whitehead attended as well. The morning began with an address by Governor Larry Hogan who is enthusiastically behind legislation that will benefit nonpublic schools. The students also heard from Senator Ed Degrange who first introduced legislation to increase support for nonpublic schools in 2006. Archbishop Lori spoke about the importance of our citizens to have a choice to educate the whole child and he was very proud of the nearly 700 Catholic school students in attendance. After the speeches the students rallied outside the State House, chanting, “Give kids the credit.” They then had the opportunity to sit in the gallery of the House of Delegates and witness the lawmakers in action. Finally, small groups of our students visited the offices of the delegates and Senator Kasemeyer to ask for their support of the Maryland Education Credit. Needless to say they were very nervous, but a few students spoke up and they all listened intently and respectfully. The day ended with lunch and a few more speeches by various legislators. It was a great lesson in democracy and civic duty.