December 19, 2019
Dear Families of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,

Happy Third Week of Advent! During this week, we are full of JOY --- overcome with happiness as we know the birth of our Savior is so very close. In the final week of Advent, which happens this upcoming weekend, the candle symbolizes LOVE. Love is everywhere during Advent: the love of God sending His Son, the love of Mary taking care of her newborn child, the love of Joseph for his wife, the love of the shepherds coming to worship, the love of the angels gloriously singing the praise of the newborn king… My prayer is that the love of that first Christmas Day is the center of your Christmas celebrations. You will all be in my prayers this Christmas. I look forward to seeing you all on January 7th! 

Only by His Grace,

Veronica Tucker
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
ELEMENTARY WRITING LEADERS - DECEMBER
2nd Grade
Lindsey Twellman
Champ Lambin
Ava Ibrahim
Sofia Rubio
Ava Walker
Marissa Dickinson
Theresa Nahigian
William Velardo
William Ochs
Lillian Mattern
Iker Lomelin Irastorza
Evelyn Lipinski
Emmy Gregory
Bella Jacob

3rd Grade
Stella Greenleaf
Bella Flores
Nicole Maretto

4th Grade
Addy Gregory
Clare McKenna

5th Grade
Cecelia Nahigian
Maddie Anderson
MIDDLE SCHOOL WRITING LEADERS - 2ND QUARTER
8th Grade
Juan Pablo Alvarez
Ingrid Buchwald
Abby Ryan
Kathryn Vieceli

7th Grade
Sofia De Aguirre
Melina Doucet
Nadean Ibrahim
Luke Tucker

6th Grade
Benjamin Ross
Joy Domitrovic
Lia Nelli
Anderson Dufrene
Rylan Ellis
Connor Staed
CHARACTER COUNTS NOMINATIONS
DECEMBER - HONESTY
 1A Red Cardona
1B Roberta Ibrahim
2A Landri Brignac
2B Bromley Maurac
3A Luis Torres
3B Arabella Cook-Norris
4A Elijah Cronin
4B Ellie Tressel
5A Cameron Piefer
5B Audrey Maurac
6A Riley Martin
6B Mikey Johnston
7A Nadean Ibrahim
7B Manuel Del Valle
8A David Nelli
8B Nate Klie
NURSE NOTES
For the week of December 16, 2019:

We still have a several students out with flu like illness that are testing negative for the flu or are just assuming it is flu and not being tested, so they are harder to document.

Below are the confirmed cases:
12-13-19 | 8A | Influenza 
12-14-19 | KB | Influenza
12-14-19 | 1B | Strep Throat 
12-14-19 | 6A | Influenza
12-14-19 | 8B | Strep Throat
12-15-19 | 3A | Influenza
12-15-19 | 8A | Influenza
12-16-19 | PK3 | Influenza
12-16-19 | KB | Influenza
12-16-19 | 1A | Strep and Influenza
12-16-19 | 5A | Influenza
12-16-19 | 6A | Strep Throat
12-16-19 | 8A | Influenza B
12-17-19 | 1A | Influenza and Strep throat
12-18-19 | 5B | Influenza B
12-18-19 | PK3 | Influenza A
12-18-19 | 8B | Influenza A and Strep Throat

Possible Cases of Influenza
12-14-19 | KB & 2B  | flu-like symptoms
12-15-19 | PK3 | flu-like symptoms and sibling positive with flu
12-15-19 | 5A | flu-like symptoms

Prayers that everyone has a healthy & blessed Christmas! Prayers for all that are not feeling well!  
DNN BROADCAST - DECEMBER 19, 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
AUCTION DONATIONS
Our Gala Committee is working hard looking for items or services to add to our auction and we would love your help!
  • Over the break, please consider saving duplicate or unwanted gifts to donate to our auction.
  • We will also be collecting baskets and nice boxes to create silent auction packages.
  • For more ideas on the types of items our committee is seeking, please click button below for a printable list.
  • Or visit our Amazon Registry for other great ideas!
GALA PARTIES & SOCIALS
Gala parties and socials are hosted by faculty or families and can be adult or child-centered. If you (and maybe a friend!) are interested in hosting or planning a party or social to support our students please contact Amanda Walters at agwalters23@gmail.com .

UPCOMING PARTIES & SOCIALS - Sales will open on Jan. 7th!
  • Jan. 25, 4 - 6 pm | $50 per student
  • Feb. 29, 4 pm | $75 per person
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
  • Support our students by shopping at AmazonSmile: smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0652692
  • Shop at Shutterfly or Tiny Prints and 13% of your purchase will be donated to St. Anthony! Shop here: staopcs.shutterflystorefront.com
  • 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
12/20/2019 - 1/6/2020 - CHRISTMAS BREAK
1/6/2020 - Teacher In-service (No School for Students)
1/7/2020 - Classes Resume
1/8/2020 - Room Parent Meeting & Social, 8:15 a.m.
1/8/2020 - Mass, 9 a.m.
1/9/2020 - Campus Tour, 10 a.m.
1/10/2020 - $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
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The Woodlands, TX 77382