December 13, 2019
Dear Parents of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,

As I communicated in an e-mail earlier this week, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School has been named a STREAM Synergy School by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. This exciting recognition celebrates our achievements in the areas of Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. While many schools in our local area have STEM and even STEAM programs, we are unique in that we can add the “R” --- Religion. By intentionally inviting God into our classroom, we fulfill our mission as a school and our mission as Catholics to evangelize and see God in all of Creation.

We continue to look for additional ways to incorporate all areas of STREAM into our classrooms at all grade levels. This is often done through hands-on classroom activities as well as special days and field trips. Next semester, we plan to expand these offerings via additional special events and extending the opportunities for our students to take advantage of our Makerspace in our library. Exciting things to come in 2020! 

Please join me in celebrating this achievement by our teachers who make the extra effort every day to “raise the bar” in the classroom. 

Only by His Grace,

Veronica D. Tucker
Principal
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
FIRST & SECOND GRADE CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
  • December 17, 6:30 PM
NURSE NOTES
For the week of December 9, 2019:
12-05-19 | 8B | Influenza (reported on Monday 12-9-19)
12-09-19 | KA | Strep Throat (Dx over weekend)
12-09-19 | 1B, 3B, 6B | Influenza (Dx over weekend)
12-09-19 | 1A | Lice reported (Dx over weekend)
12-09-19 | KB | Strep Throat 
12-09-19 | 2A | Influenza
12-09-19 | 2A | Possible case of Fifth’s disease (undiagnosed)
12-09-19 | 8B | Influenza and Strep Throat (same student)
12-09-19 | 8A | Influenza (reported today out since last Friday)
12-09-19 | 8A | Strep Throat
12-10-19 | KA | Strep Throat
12-10-19 | 1A | Possible case of Fifth’s disease (undiagnosed)
12-10-19 | 5A | Strep Throat
12-10-19 | 4B | Influenza x 2 cases
12-11-19 | 4B | Influenza
12-11-19 | 8B | Strep Throat
12-12-19 | 8B | Strep Throat
12-13-19 | 8A | Strep Throat
12-13-19 | 8A | Influenza
DNN BROADCAST - DECEMBER 13, 2019
SHARE YOUR RAVE REVIEWS
Do you love St. Anthony of Padua? Spread the word! Positive reviews of our school help us develop strong partnerships within the community and beyond, allowing us to expand the resources we provide to students, parents and teachers. If you are interested in helping the Advancement Office with reviews ( and earn Paduan Points ) please contact Katie Tressel at ktressel@staopcs.org.
A MILLION WISHES GALA
A MILLION WISHES GALA TICKET PRE-SALE
ENDS AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $175    Available for $125 Dec. 6th - 13th!
PADUAN PATRONS: $500 Available for $400 Dec. 6th - 13th!
  • Two reserved seats at the Gala
  • Recognition on Gala website and sponsor page of the auction catalog.
  • Recognition in the Gratitude Report.
GALA GIFT CARD DRIVE
We are collecting gift cards for the  A Million Wishes Gala ! Gift cards for restaurants, family activities, spa/salons and retail shops are popular.  December 2—19:  Drop-off gift cards at the Main Office or the Advancement Office during school hours! Please send in Attention: Gala Committee and include your family's name with donation/gift card so that we can provide proper donation acknowledgment . Thank you!
STEPS FOR STUDENTS
Join our Steps for Students Team to be eligible for these fun opportunities!
  • All student team members will be entered in a drawing to win Airpods!
  • All students who run or walk with us on race day will earn a Homework Pass from Mrs. Tucker.
  • Our top student earner (raising money through their Steps for Students fundraising page) will earn a FREE SHOE PASS (with the exception of Mass Days) for the rest of the school year!
GIVING BY LIVING
GIVING BY LIVING OPPORTUNITIES


  • Box Tops for Education - The next generation of Box Tops is here. No more clipping – just scan your receipt using the new and improved Box Top mobile app. Find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online. Giving has never been so easy! And you can still send in clipped Box Tops for double the earnings!
UPCOMING DATES
12/17/2019 - 1st & 2nd Grade Program, 6:30 p.m.
12/18/2019 - Mass (7-1), 9 a.m.
12/19/2019 - Christmas Celebrations in classrooms
12/19/2019 - NOON DISMISSAL - BEYOND THE BELL CLOSES @ 12:00 NOON
12/20/2019 - 1/6/2020 - CHRISTMAS BREAK
1/7/2019 - Classes Resume
1/8/2019 - Room Parent Meeting, 8:15 a.m.
1/8/2019 - Mass, 9 a.m.
1/9/2019 - Campus Tour, 10 a.m.
1/10/2019 - $5 Free Dress Day to support Student Council

More pics from the week are featured on Instagram & Facebook !
AROUND OUR PARISH
DECEMBER 24TH
CHRISTMAS EVE VIGIL MASSES
4:00 PM
6:30 PM
9:00 PM
Midnight
DECEMBER 25TH
CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM en Español
6:00 PM
(281) 296-0300
7901 Bay Branch Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77382