April 24, 2020
Dear Parents of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,
 
As we enter the final weeks of our fourth quarter via our distance learning, I want to ask you to mark a few dates on your calendars:

Friday, May 1st β€“ Pick-Up / Drop-Off Day @ 2pm – 5pm
  • This will be our third campus pick-up / drop-off day.
  • You will also have the opportunity to drop off a flower to honor our Blessed Mother on the first day of the month dedicated to her.
  • This is also an opportunity to drop-off notes & cards for our teachers for teacher appreciation week.
 
Friday, May 8th β€“ Mary Day
  • This will be another day in which we concentrate our focus to our faith.
  • On this day, Mr. Cayanan will organize a day full of special events including a Live School Rosary.

Thursday, May 14th – Final Drop-Off Day
  • This will be the last chance to return materials to campus for grading and closing out the year.
 
Friday, May 15th β€“ Last Day of Live Instruction
  • Last day for assignments to be submitted online and teachers to hold classes.
 
Monday, May 18th β€“ Thursday, May 21st β€“ Final Week of School
  • Fun Virtual Events including Field Day, Career Day, Step-Up Day, Fine Arts and Awards and more!
 
Thursday, May 21st – Last Day of School

More details to come on all events. Thank you for your continued patience and support! I also want to extend my gratitude to everyone who participated in our A Million Wishes Gala - our first Virtual Gala. It was a wonderful success in support of our school. THANK YOU!
 
Only by His Grace,

Veronica Tucker 
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
TALENT SHOW
We were saddened to have to cancel this year's Talent Show, but we want to showcase your student's talent! Send a video clip of 2 minutes or less of your student demonstrating their talent! We will compile all of the video clips and share the video with school families in next week's edition of The Messenger!

Deadline to submit clips is Thursday, April 30th to advancement@staopcs.org. 
MAY CROWNING
We are excited to be able to partner with our Parish to continue our May Crowning tradition in a new way. On May 1st (during your drop-off/pick-up time), you may bring a flower for Mary and place them around the outdoor statue of Mary in our piazza. Click the image below for event details.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK - MAY 4-8
Let's celebrate our teachers!
  • Encourage your students to create cards or write notes of appreciation. Drop cards or notes off for your teachers at our next drop-off day on May 1st.
  • Or send virtual greetings to their emails. They would love to see your students!
DNN - Live at 9 a.m. at this link!
PRAYER REQUESTS
We know that there are many things weighing on our hearts now. If you want to send in a prayer intention, please do so using this link: https://www.staopcs.org/prayers. Father Tom has said he will keep these intentions in his prayers as we continue to face this difficult time in our world.
UPDATE FROM RISSE UNIFORMS
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 around the world and in our communities, our retail storefronts have been temporarily closed to ensure the safety of our valuable employees and our loyal customers and schools. Parents and school administrators and sta can rest assured, however – that Risse Brothers is still fully functional and operational online, 24-7 for your uniform needs for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year! Our easy to navigate site will help you in staying on track and of course we’re only a phone call away (or email) to assist you. With everyone doing their part during this trying time, we will surely be back and up and running in all of our stores to keep servicing your every needs! We are optimistic in that time being sooner than later, and all schools will be notified as soon as the re-openings occur. We already can’t wait to see you. Stay safe, stay optimistic!
A MILLION WISHES GALA - THANK YOU
Thank you sincerely to all who participated in our A Million Wishes Gala! Together we raised over $160,000 to support our students and programs. In a time of uncertainty, we are so grateful for your support and trust of our school.
RAISE THE PADDLE
RAISE THE PADDLE
To date, over $11,000 has been raised for our new flexible seating options in our classrooms - and there is still time to participate in funding this project!

We recognize that when students have work space variety in the classroom they are empowered to find the place where they can be the most comfortable, engaged, and productive learners.  Raise the Paddle proceeds will allow teachers to choose flexible seating options that will provide the best classroom learning experience for our students.

Please consider donating to our Raise the Paddle and transform not only classrooms, but lives through education.
THANK YOU FOR RAISING YOUR PADDLES!
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Aertker
Mr. & Mrs. Geoff Beatty
Mr. & Mrs. BJ Bergeron
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bierschenk
Mr. & Mrs. Jason Enia
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Brady
Mr. & Mrs. Mario Cruz
Mr. & Mrs. Rodrigo De Aguirre
Mr. & Mrs. Rodrigo De Azevedo
Ms. Erika Diaz
Dr. & Mrs. Mark Filley
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Little
Mrs. Kirstin Lorenzetti
Mr. & Mrs. Troy McAlister
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Miller
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Naeher
Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Nahigian
Mr. & Mrs. John Ourso
Drs. Jason & Chrissy Piefer
Fr. Tom Rafferty
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Reyes
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Ryan
Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Shurman
Mr. & Mrs. David Tressel
Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Tucker
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Usner
Ms. Angela Vascellaro
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Velardo
Mr. & Mrs. Ken Wetzel
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Whatley
STAY IN TOUCH
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