April 5, 2019
Dear STAOPCS Families,

We have come to the final section of the parent survey. This section explores our Catholic identity. We are thrilled to see such positive responses in this section. The statements are below showing the percentage of survey respondents who agreed or strongly agreed.

  • Students are provided with opportunities for prayer and worship. – 93%
  • Students are provided with Scripture experiences – 90%
  • Our school provides an atmosphere in which Christian values are emphasized and practiced. – 83%
  • Our school does a good job of celebrating the liturgical year. – 95%
  • Our family believes it is important to attend Mass on Sundays. – 92%
 
As a Catholic school, this is very important to us. As we approach the final two weeks of Lent, we continue to focus on the path to the Resurrection with our morning prayers, weekly Mass, daily classes and reflections. Thank you for emphasizing the importance of Mass and faith at home as we partner together in this most important task of forming our students.

Only by His Grace,

Veronica Tucker  
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
MIDDLE SCHOOL WRITING LEADERS - 3RD QUARTER

6 th grade – Audrey Bitting, Anna Bong, Melina Doucet
7 th grade – Alfredo Amparan, Katie Dickinson
8 th grade – Collin Dufrene, Mariana Munguia, Emily Perry, Alyssa Cervantes
TESTING INFORMATION
During the weeks of April 1-5 and April 8-12, students in 1st through 8th grades will be taking the IOWA Assessments as well as students in 1st through 7th grades will be taking the CogAT. It is important your child(ren) are in attendance.
  • TESTING DATES: April 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th, and 9th.
  • Students should be on time by 8 a.m. on testing days.
  • Students not arriving by 8 a.m. will need to come back at 10:30 a.m. so as not to disrupt the testing environment.
  • Please do not schedule dentist or doctor appointments on these days.
CAR LINE REMINDER
Parents, when lining up for car line, please be aware of parked cars in the parking lot and allow them a lane for exiting or passing as a courtesy. Thank you!
NURSE'S NOTES
From 3/29/19 to 4/4/19:

04-01-19 | Pre-K4B | Pneumonia
04-04-19 | 7B | Strep Throat
2019-2020 ATHLETICS COMMITMENT
We are excited about our returning and future student-athletes & school teams for the 2019-2020 school year! With the end of the school year drawing near and next fall just around the corner, it is time to find out who is interested in participating in a SAOPCS 2019 Fall Sport. In the fall the following sports are offered for each grade level:
  • 5th thru 8th Boys & Girls Cross Country
  • 5th thru 8th Co-ed Soccer
  • 6th thru 8th Girls Volleyball
  • 6th thru 8th Boys Football.
Experience is NOT necessary, if your student-athlete has not played a sport before, but is interested and is willing to give their best, please encourage them to give it a try! There are no cuts and everyone who comes out will be part of the team. Please return commitment form as soon as possible!
TUESDAY MORNING CHILDREN'S ROSARY
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School will be offering a weekly children’s rosary on Tuesday mornings before school at 7:20 a.m. in the school library. This is for our students in 1st - 5th grades. Parents are welcome to attend as well. If your child wants to attend, you may drop them off at the front door of the school at 7:15 a.m. Please contact Ms. Wogan ( cwogan@staopcs.org) if you have any questions.  
THIRD QUARTER AWARDS
HONOR ROLL

5th Grade: Sarah Boyd, Caden Dixon, Joy Domitrovic, Anderson Dufrene, Laura Hill, Natalia Lorenzetti, Nicolette Naeher, Bryer Peik, Benjamin Ross, Peter Tamas

ST. ANTHONY HONOR ROLL

6th Grade: Nick Beatty, Audrey Bitting, Madeline Bitting, Anna Bong, Sofi De Aguirre, Jimena de la Maza, Tommy Laher, Colin Leahey, Sofi Miravete, Agustin Mora, Daniel Robbins, Clare Strecker, Luke Tucker, Anna Claire Usner

7th Grade: Chloe Borrello, Megan Brady, Ingrid Buchwald, Camilo Correa, Josie Domitrovic, Ben Fedoruk, David Nelli, Bella Pellegrino, Rachel Rodriguez, Kathryn Vieceli

8th Grade: Rebeca Amparan, James Dickinson, Nathan Doiron, Collin Dufrene, Avery Hansen, Jackson Knower, Martina Lease, Ted Naeher, Emily Perry, Christopher Poisler, Bernie Roblesgil, Michael Sibille, Jack Usner

PADUAN HONOR ROLL

6th Grade: Addie Leddy, Madeline McCollor, Francesca Vignali

7th Grade: Jessica Bazaldua, Katie Congdon, Brendan Felicidario, Chris Huard, Alondra Martinez, Lauren McCollor, Annie Perry, Andrea Sevilla, Diego Suarez

8th Grade: Jordan Booth, Ben Burch, Hannah Dompnier, Dane LeMaster, Marianna Munguia, Sofia Ocejo, Eric Rivers, McKayla Toomey

PADUAN PRIDE AWARD

1st Grade: Alex Bierschenk, Riley Childress, Theresa Nahigian, Khloe Flores

2nd Grade: Elisa Mora, Abigail Fedele, Ricky Bucio

3rd Grade: Sammy White, Ellie Tressel, Mateo De Aguirre, Johanna Cabriana

4th Grade: Maddie Vacek, Camila Vignali, Broderick Burke

5th Grade: Caden Dixon, Joy Domitrovic, Joshelle Cabriana

6th Grade: Madeline McCollor, Brooke Larkin

7th Grade: Jess Bazaldua, Ben Fedoruk, Kathryn Vieceli, David Nelli

8th Grade: Bianca Marsan, Christopher Poisler, Emily Perry

CHRISTIAN SPIRIT AWARD

1st Grade: Liam Jundos, Luke Pond, Noah Brennan, Alyssa Reyes

2nd Grade: Jacob Cooper, Nicole Ritchey, Charlotte Belhumeur

3rd Grade: Connor Coscio, Brynne Schmittauer, Caleb Piefer, Clare McKenna

4th Grade: Seve Amador, Tate LeMaster, Gaby Navarro, Morgan Ferguson

5th Grade: Aurora Gonzalez-Vizzani, Gian Alpuche, Isabella Garza

6th Grade: Isa Perez de Arenaza, Sofi de Aguirre

7th Grade: Enrique Gonzalez-Vizzani, Rachel Rodriguez, Alex Pinsoneault, Josie Domitrovic

8th Grade: Jorge Martinez, Anthony Abib, Rebeca Amparan

BEACON OF LIGHT AWARD

1st Grade: Frank Frankovitch, Landri Brignac, Jake Waller, William Velardo

2nd Grade: Isa Junca-Bejarano

3rd Grade: Heidi Robles, Jayden Salinas, Pendleton Miner, Mariella Lease

4th Grade: Edu Arana, Dara Umoh

5th Grade: Jessica Perera, Lily Kate Coleman, Andres Ritchey

6th Grade: Maddie Bitting, Jaden Leddy

7th Grade: Katie Congdon, Nate Klie, Andrea Sevilla, Alfredo Amparan

8th Grade: Chase Garcia, Michael Sibille, Avery Hansen
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
DEACON MIKE MIMS MEMORIAL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Value: 1st Place - $3,000, 2nd Place - $2,000
Provided By: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School 

Deacon Mike Mims was constantly growing in his faith. His missionary spirit was seen in every aspect of his life. If only one word could describe him it would be, “go”! How does your family reflect this spirit of “go”? This scholarship is open to current families re-entering K-8th at STAOPCS in the fall of 2019. Essays must be completed and turned in to the school office by April 26, 2019. Click the button below for more details.
VOLUNTEERING & PADUAN POINTS
PADUAN PARENT LUNCHEON FOR FACULTY & STAFF - APR. 25TH

Our Paduan Parent Coordinators are organizing staff luncheons for the faculty of STAOPCS and we need your help with lunchroom coverage and donating items for the luncheon. Thank you for volunteering!
PADUAN POINTS REMINDERS:
Each family is required to complete 20 Paduan Points for school-related volunteer activities between August 1 – April 30. Volunteering taking place in May must be preemptively recorded (Graduation volunteering, Fun Field Day, etc.).
  • Service hours are to be completed by parents (or close family members) of the students only.
  • Partial hours of service are rounded up to the nearest half hour.
  • Families may not bank hours for future years.
  • Families may not transfer hours to other school families.
  • Paduan Points tracking is an “honor system”, meaning families enter their own time in ParentsWeb. All volunteer hours are reviewed throughout the year by the school administration to monitor family progress towards the agreed 20 Paduan Points per family per school year.
  • Each family will be billed $10 for each uncompleted Paduan Point (maximum of $200) on your family’s FACTS account on May 1st.
  • Final report cards and school records will not be released until payment is completed.

HOW TO LOG PADUAN POINTS:
Volunteer hours* can be logged in ParentsWeb by following these simple steps:
1 – Log in to ParentsWeb.
2 – Select “Family Information ” from the ParentsWeb navigation list.
3 – Select the name of the parent who has volunteered, then select “Service Hours ” (link next to Parent Contact Info).
4 – Select “Add Service Hours”.
5 – Select the Date of service. Select Description from drop down list. Enter Total Hours or points assigned to your duty - list of volunteer positions and points assigned are listed on our website . The Note section is optional and can be used for further detail about volunteer service. If known, indicate who is responsible for the program for which service hours were performed in the Verified By field (leave blank if unknown). Select “Save”. Service hours summary will appear after saving.

For more information visit: https://staopcs.org/volunteer-opportunities
GALA PARTIES & SOCIALS
The Mardi Gras Ball is over, but there are still many amazing parties and socials available! We are so grateful for the families and teachers that make the effort to host these great events for the benefit of our students. Parties and socials are a great way to support the school, meet new friends and have a TON of fun!
GIVING BY LIVING
UPCOMING SPIRIT DAYS

Tuesday, April 16th | Fuddrucker's | 5 - 9 P.M. - BRING FLYER!

Wednesday, May 1st | Taco Nation | ALL DAY - BRING FLYER!

*You must bring flyers so that the organization is able to give St. Anthony a portion of your purchase as a donation. Flyers will go home in Friday folders the Friday before the Spirit Day.
UPCOMING DATES
4/1/2019 - 4/12/2019 | IOWA/CogAT Testing Weeks*
*No visitors on campus so as not to disturb testing environment
4/1/2019 | STAOPCS Rosary, 8:15 AM
4/2/2019 | Tuesday Morning Children's Rosary, 7:15 a.m.
4/3/2019 | Mass (6B), 9:00 am
4/4/2019 | STAOPCS Rosary (in Spanish), 2:30 p.m.
4/8/2019 | STAOPCS Rosary, 8:15 AM
4/9/2019 | Tuesday Morning Children's Rosary, 7:15 a.m.
4/10/2019 | Mass (7A), 9:00 am
4/10/2019 | Early Release, 2:30 p.m.
4/11/2019 | STAOPCS Rosary (in Spanish), 2:30 p.m.
4/12/2019 | Talks with Father Tom, 8:15 a.m.

Full Calendar in ParentsWeb!
AROUND OUR PARISH & COMMUNITY
FRASSATI CATHOLIC FAMILY ASSOCIATION
APRIL 8, 2019 | ASSEMBLY HALL | 6:30 P.M.
Speakers: MATT & STEPHANIE REGITZ
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