February 8, 2019
Dear St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School families, 

Continuing our exploration of the Fall 2018 Survey Results, this week’s section focuses on Family Involvement. 84% of our families agree that there are ample opportunities to get involved with events on campus. 70% report being satisfied with our current parent program. 40% shared that they would prefer a more traditional PTO. (38% were neutral on the idea of a more traditional PTO.)
 
Comments varied greatly in this section. Some shared that there are many ways to be involved. Others felt like there are not enough opportunities for families with two working parents. Some voiced disagreement with the concept of charging for unfulfilled Paduan Points. Some shared that our current program is perfect. Some wanted a stronger parent organization. Some expressed a desire to have meeting information shared electronically for those who cannot attend. These are some great suggestions and will help us grow our program. Our hope is to have our families actively engaged in our school community. The Advancement Committee will study these results as we begin plans for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Only by His Grace,

Veronica Tucker
Principal 
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT OPEN NOW!
The enrollment link is available on the school website.
CHARACTER COUNTS NOMINATIONS
JANUARY - PERSONAL BEST

1ST - 3RD GRADE
Iker Lomelin
Camilla Mims
Alan Aertker
Noah Brennan
Giovanni Carrone
Tora Ochs
Jacob Cooper
Chidera Ossai
Abigail Fedele
Hanna Brumfield
Aubrey Smith
Corina Guzman
Kenna Shields
Jordi Meinelt
Clare McKenna
 
4TH - 8TH GRADE
Audrey Maurac
Broderick Burke
Bryer Peik
Ana Tejeda
Sofi Miravete
Allie Kovitz
Sally Heuring
Kathryn Vieceli
Alyssa Cervantes
James Dickinson
NURSE'S NOTES
For 2/1/19 to 2/7/19:

2/2/19 | 1A | Influenza and Strep Throat
2/3/19 | 4A | Influenza
2/4/19 | KA | 2 noted stomach bug
2/4/19 | 1A | *Possible flu being treated by Dr. for influenza
2/4/19 | 3A | Influenza
2/5/19 | 1A | Influenza (confirmed today was out yesterday)
2/5/19 | KB | Influenza and Strep Throat
2/5/19 | 4A | Influenza (diagnosed today has been out all week)
2/7/19 | 2A & KB (3 cases) | Influenza (1 more possible case in KB)
2/8/19 | 5B | Strep Throat
2/8/19 | 3B | Influenza
2/8/19 | 1A | Strep Throat
2/8/19 | 1B | Influenza

**Please remind your children to cover and cough and to wash their hands often. Children must be fever free for 24 hours (without medication) before returning to school.
CARING HEARTS
Together as a school community we are given the holy opportunity to extend a hand in loving assistance to families dealing with loss of a loved one, illness, hospitalization, or arrival of a new baby. When there is a need we will publish these opportunities in The Messenger and use a Sign-up Genius to offer support. Please contact our Caring Hearts Champion, Michelle Nelli at michelle.nelli@gmail.com if you have any questions.
We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.

Tuesday, February 19th | 6:30 p.m. | St. Anthony Gym
THERE IS STILL TIME TO JOIN OUR STEPS FOR STUDENTS TEAM! REGISTER TODAY!!
When you participate in Steps for Students you have the chance to win some fun prizes!

  • The top fundraiser in each classroom or homeroom will get to pick a Mystery Bag filled with a gift card and fun prizes.

  • The top fundraiser for the whole school will win an iPad!

  • The grade with the MOST Steps for Students participants will win a Cookie Cake!

  • And Mrs. Tucker has a special incentive for student racers - If you complete the timed race that morning and can beat her time you will earn a Homework pass!

  • ALL CONTESTS END FEBRUARY 16TH!!

To register for Steps and set-up your student's fundraising page visit: Steps for Students Registration
TICKET SALES
Tickets to Mardi Gras Ball are SELLING FAST and the event is close to SELLING OUT ! If you haven't purchased your ticket yet, please buy your ticket or sponsorship ASAP. You don't want to miss this year's fun event!
THE WOODLANDS RESORT

The Woodlands Resort has offered our gala guests a special rate ($129.00 + tax & resort fee) for rooms booked for March 2nd at The Woodlands Resort. All reservations must be made by Feb. 20th.  Call: 800.433.2624 to make your reservation and reference Booking ID: 87077
PARTIES & SOCIALS
RAFFLE SALES - ALL FAMILY SALES DUE FEB. 22!

 Thanks to everyone who has sold their Raffle tickets so far! All families who sell 5 or more tickets will earn their students a FREE DRESS DAY on March 1st!

  Winner’s Choice Raffle.  Tickets: $20/each.
One Grand Prize Winner will win  a choice of one of three trips  :

  • "Ultimate Pro Sports Fan Getaway" - Lower Level Tickets to Choice of a Select Regular Season MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL or non-major PGA Event, 2-Night Weekend Stay with Airfare for 2
  • "Escape to San Francisco & Sonoma" - Winery Tours & Tastings, Fairmont 3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2
  • "Tennessee Whiskey Adventure" - Jack Daniels and George Dickel Distillery Tours and Tastings, Lunch, Transportation, 3-Night Stay in Nashville with Airfare for 2

Please be sure to read the Raffle Ticket Sales Guide thoroughly to answer any questions. If you need more Raffle Tickets, please contact  Mrs. Tressel All sold and unsold raffle tickets should be turned into the front desk by Feb. 22nd!
GIVING BY LIVING
SPIRIT DAY
Chick-fil-A Alden Bridge
Feb. 12th | All Day
Be sure to tell the cashier you are supporting St. Anthony!
BOX TOPS CONTEST
Turn in Box Tops by Feb. 11th!
Mark your bags "Boys" or "Girls" and the group that brings in the most will win a free dress day!

If you would like to volunteer with Box Tops counting and earn Paduan Points, please contact Karmen Miller at ckmmiller@comcast.net
UPCOMING DATES
2/11/2019: Box Tops Due
2/11/2019: STAOPCS Rosary, 8:15 AM
2/12/2019: SPIRIT DAY - Chick-fil-A Alden Bridge, ALL DAY
2/13/2019: Mass (5B), 9 AM
2/13/2019: Early Release Day, 2:30 PM
2/14/2019: STAOPCS Rosary (in Spanish), 2:30 PM
2/15/2019: Go Texan Day ( Sign-up Genius to Volunteer )
2/15/2019: Talks with Father Tom, 8:15 AM
2/16/2019: Steps for Students
2/18/2019: Teacher In-Service Day – Student Holiday
2/19/2019: INTERNET SAFETY WEEK | Movie Screening - SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, 6:30 PM (Please RSVP)
2/20/2019: Mass (8-1), 9:00 AM
2/20/2019: GALA: Pizza with the Principals (K-3rd), 11:00 AM (SOLD OUT!)
2/21/2019: STAOPCS Rosary (in Spanish), 2:30 PM
2/22/2019: GALA: Winner’s Choice Raffle – Deadline to Return Tickets
2/22/2019: GALA: Silent/Online Auction Opens | 501auctions.com/staopcs
2/22/2019: $1 T-shirt & Jean Day benefiting Catholic Campaign for Human Development
2/22/2019: Middle Social, 6:30 PM
2/23/2019: New Student Screening Day
2/23/2019: Broadway Bootcamp, 9:00 AM

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