April 1, 2021
Dear Families of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,
 
As we start on the journey of the Holy Days of the Triduum, I want to share with you one of my favorite reflections on John 3:16.
 
FOR GOD—the greatest giver
SO LOVED—the greatest degree
THE WORLD—the greatest company
THAT HE GAVE—the greatest sacrifice
HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON—the greatest gift
THAT WHOSOEVER—the greatest opportunity
BELIEVETH—the greatest simplicity
IN HIM—the greatest attraction
SHOULD NOT PERISH—the greatest promise
BUT—the greatest difference
HAVE—the greatest certainty
EVERLASTING LIFE—the greatest possession
 
I pray these most significant days of our faith are filled with prayer, contemplation and hope as we remember the suffering and death of our Savior and then rejoice in His Resurrection!
 
Only by His Grace,

Veronica Tucker
Principal
SCHOOL NEWS
IMPORTANT CAR LINE CHANGES
After many delays, we are excited to share that the Our Lady of the Angels Chapel will begin construction after Easter. Due to construction, it will be necessary to modify our Arrival and Dismissal traffic flows starting on Wednesday, April 7th. Fortunately, most of our procedures will remain the same, but we will be required to change our traffic flow to accommodate the construction. The changes listed below have been approved by the parish and are what we must follow to keep everyone safe and not interfere with the progress of construction. Please take some time to carefully read the directions below. Please share this information with anyone who helps you with arrival or dismissal. (This information and diagrams will also be sent home in Green Folders today).

ARRIVAL: Both walk-up and carline will continue to be available, but they have switched locations
  • Walk up will now be at the back of the school. Cars will enter the campus from Bay Branch by the St. Teresa Center and drive to the back parking lot between the playground and the athletic fields. You will pull into a parking spot and then walk your child(ren) up to the back school doors by the playground. Staff will be there to take temperatures.
  • Carline drop-off will now be in the front of the school. Cars will enter through the main entrance on Bay Branch and circle around to the front of the school (similar to the front dismissal carline). Staff will be along the curb to open doors and take temperatures.

DISMISSAL: Both front and back carlines will continue to be available.
  • Front carline (#1-150) will continue to run as usual with the same traffic pattern, entering through Bay Branch main entrance and circling around the front of the school and exiting back onto Bay Branch. Volunteers will continue to assist with staging cars in the parking lot.
  • Back carline (#151 and up) will be in the reverse direction from the existing flow. Cars will now enter from Bay Branch by the St. Teresa Center and will snake around to the back parking lot between the playground and the athletic fields. Volunteers will be present to assist with staging cars in the parking lot.  Students will continue to be picked up along the sidewalk, which means that student loading will now be on the driver’s side of the car. Cars will then proceed around the back of the school/church to exit campus via Kuykendahl.

Addendum to dismissal carline changes:
 
For dismissal back carline: In order to minimize car back-ups on Bay Branch, there will be no left hand turns from Bay Branch into the St. Teresa Center parking lot. If you are coming from Kuykendahl, we ask that you continue through the light up to Research Forest and go down Alden Bridge to Bay Branch. If traffic is backed up on Bay Branch, please keep to the right of the street to allow through traffic to pass.

Thank you, in advance, for your patience as we adjust to this temporary change.
DNN - APRIL 1
NURSE'S NOTES & COVID-19 REMINDERS
SCREENING AND ON-CAMPUS REQUIREMENTS
We will continue to work closely with our local health department officials and the Catholic Schools Office to ensure the safety of our students and staff should the school experience a positive case of COVID-19. Please see the attached documents regarding screening of your students and on-campus requirements should someone test positive for COVID-19.
HAVANA NIGHTS - 20TH ANNUAL GALA
Havana Nights Gala | April 10, 2021 | The Woodlands Resort
Tickets are now SOLD OUT! Please contact advancement@staopcs.org if you have any changes to your ticket purchase.
SILENT AUCTION NOW OPEN
Our silent auction is now open for bidding on our Gala website (staopcs.givesmart.com)! If you haven't used our Gala website before, please consider pre-registering on the site or text: staopcs to 76278. You do not need to be present at the gala to bid in our silent auction - it's all online! Feel free to share with family and friends!

Categories include:
Class Projects—Bidding closes 4/10 at 10 pm
Super Silent—Bidding closes 4/10 at 10 pm
Children & Family—Bidding closes 4/10 at 10 pm
Entertainment—Bidding closes 4/10 at 10 pm
Food & Beverage—Bidding closes 4/10 at 10 pm
Health & Beauty—Bidding closes 4/10 at 10 pm
Home—Bidding closes 4/18 at 10 pm
Sports—Bidding closes 4/18 at 10 pm
Parishioners Corner—Bidding closes 4/10 at 11 pm
School Offerings—Bidding closes 4/10 at 11 pm
Make My Day (for Faculty & Staff)—Bidding closes 4/10 at 11 pm
PARTIES & SOCIALS
May 8 | CRAWFISH BOIL (Adult Party) (only 2 spots left!)

Click the links above to learn more about each event and purchase your spot(s)! Thank you to all of our hosts for sponsoring these fun events for the benefit of our school!
CLASS PARTIES UPDATE
Thank you to the Ryan, Peik, Janiszewski, Staed, Dixon, Hinkle, Dugas, Henzler, Johnston, and Martin families for purchasing an Ice Cream Social and PJ/Movie Party for 7-2 Religion!

The following classes have "maxed-out" on the number of parties that can be purchased:
  • Pre-K3, Pre-K4A, KA-Smith, KB-Faw, 1A-Meyer, 1B-Doyle, 2A-Abib, 2B-Macora, 3A-Loyo, 3B-Preuss, 4B-Gambertoglio, 5A-Graff, 5B-Ramirez, 6-2 Religion, 7-2 Religion, 8-2 Religion. Thank you!!
WINNER'S CHOICE RAFFLE
Who will win this year's Winner's Choice Raffle! Time is running out to get your tickets!!

WINNER’S CHOICE RAFFLE â€˘ PRICE: $20.00 each
One Grand Prize Winner will win a choice of one of three trips:

  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - 3-Night Stay at The Fairmont Lake Louise in Banff, Canada with Airfare for 2
  • Napa Valley Backroads & Railways - Wine Train, Chauffeur, 3-night Stay at Meritage Resort and Spa with Airfare for 2
  • Fairmont Bermuda - 4-Night Stay at The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda with Airfare for 2

Raffle tickets can be purchased online at: https://e.givesmart.com/events/hnz/i/_Auction/cw8P/
Feel free to share the link above with family and friends!

Remember:
  1. Each family who sells 5 or more raffle tickets will earn a Free Dress Day for their students on Monday, April 12th!
  2. Family who sells the most raffle tickets will win a $200 Amazon Gift Card!
  3. Family who sells the 2nd most raffle tickets will win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! 

Thank you to this year's Raffle Sponsor:
LIVE AUCTION PREVIEW
Below is a preview of our amazing items in our Live Auction this year! If you aren't able to attend Gala and would like to bid on any of these items, please contact Mrs. Tressel for a proxy bidding form!
PADUAN PARENTS & VOLUNTEERING
LIBRARY VOLUNTEERING IS BACK!
The library needs your help!! We are in need of volunteers to help us pull books from inventory and pack them to be donated to a school in need. Please feel free to sign up for any time slot available. Volunteers must be compliant with Safe-Environment Training.
GALA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES- We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for adults to support our Havana Nights Gala! Everything from set-up, transportation help, take down, check-out and event sales! We would love to have you help with this amazing night! Click the button below to sign-up.
UPCOMING DATES
4/2/21 - SCHOOL HOLIDAY - GOOD FRIDAY
4/4/21 - EASTER SUNDAY
4/5/21 - EASTER BREAK
4/6/21 - EASTER BREAK
4/7/21 - Student Rosary Group (2nd-8th grade), 7:15 AM, Sheltz Hall
4/7/21 - Mass (7-1), 9:00 AM, Church - Middle School attending
4/7/21 - SPIRIT NIGHT: Island Fin Poke, 5 - 9 PM
4/8/21 - GALA: Last day to purchase online raffle tickets
4/8/21 - Spanish Rosary Group, 2:30 PM, Church
4/9/21 - Individual Spring Pictures - FREE DRESS
4/10/21 - Havana Nights Auction Gala, 6:30 PM
4/12/21 - Rosary Group, 2:30 PM, Church
4/13/21 - GALA: 6-2 Religion Class Cookie Decorating & Movie Party
4/14/21 - GALA: Teacher for the Day Experiences
4/14/21- Student Rosary Group (2nd-8th grade), 7:15 AM, Sheltz Hall
- Student Rosary Group (2nd-8th grade), 7:15 AM, Sheltz Hall
4/14/21 - Mass (3A), 9:00 AM, Church - 2nd & 3rd Grade attending
4/15/21 - Spanish Rosary Group, 2:30 PM, Church
4/16/21.- GALA: Principal for the Day
4/16/21 - Career Day
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7901 Bay Branch Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77382