February 7, 2020
Dear Parents of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,

Hello! Happy February! The month of February hosts our biggest Archdiocesan School Fundraiser, Steps for Students. This is forecasting to be the best St. Anthony of Padua representation ever! We have exceeded our goal of 200 runners which is our largest team ever. At the writing of this letter, we are at 235 members! Our team includes students at every grade level, teachers, office staff, administration and Father Tom! Our students who registered early will be sporting awesome shirts donated by the Doucet Family and designed by 5th grader Giselle Schubert. And the best news…It’s not too late! You can still register at: https://www.steps4students.org/ . You can run or “snooze” (support our team from the comfort of your own home). Proceeds come right back to our students. And if you show up next Saturday morning, your student gets a homework pass while getting some good exercise and being a part of our larger Archdiocesan family. I look forward to seeing you there!

Only by His Grace,
Veronica Tucker  
RE-ENROLLMENT FOR 2020-2021
NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT
  • New student enrollment will continue through next Friday, February 14.
  • The application can be found on our website under the admissions tab, or at this link.
  • If you have questions or need assistance contact Cathy Russell at crussell@staopcs.org.
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
NURSE NOTES
For the week of Feb. 3, 2020:

1/31/20 | 4A | Influenza (reported 2/3/20)
2/02/20 | 1A | Lice
2/04/20 | KB | Scarlett Fever
2/04/20 | 8A | Strep Throat
2/04/20 | 6A | Influenza B
CHARACTER COUNTS NOMINATIONS
January - Personal Best
1ST-3RD GRADE
Maddie Dohm
Juan Pablo Cornejo
Ainsley Walters
Khloe Flores
Andrea Navarro
Juli White
4TH - 8TH GRADE
Anthony Janda
Isabella Del Valle
Dara Umoh
Daniel Walker
Aurora Gonzalez Vizzani
Rylan Ellis
Anna Bong
Isabella Ibrahim
Ben Fedoruk
Chloe Borrello
BREAKFAST WITH BOOKS
The next book club meeting will be on Friday, February 14th at 7:30 am . Meet at the front of the school by 7:25 am.  Please read the book: “ The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street ” for the meeting! Book Club is open to students in 4th through 8th grade.
ANGELS INFORMATION - INCOMING 6TH - 8TH GRADE GIRLS
If your student is interested in joining the Angels Dance & Cheer team for the 2020-2021 school year please email your student's name to Mrs. Gonzalez at sgonzalez@staopcs.org . There will be an informational meeting in April.
SPRING SPORTS PICTURE DAY - Friday, Feb. 21
Time(s):  SOFTBALL at 3:30 pm (Players will be called at 3:15), TRACK at 3:45 pm, BASEBALL WHITE at 4:00 pm (White Jersey), BASEBALL NAVY at 4:15 pm (Navy Jersey). Athletes are to quickly get to the locker room get dressed in their uniform & report to the ballfield.
  • Please bring your order/payment form with payment. Order/payment forms will go home on the week of 2/17. 
  • Please hand order/payment forms to the PHOTOGRAPHER.
  • Please come and take the TEAM Picture even if you do not wish to purchase pictures. We would like the entire team in the team pictures.
DNN - Feb. 4, 2020
COUNSELOR'S CORNER BY JANAY O'CONNOR
The character trait for February is Cooperation (Teamwork & Helping ). Cooperation means working together, getting along and working as a team. Cooperation is all about helping others and interacting with people in a way that helps everyone to succeed.

Important Dates for February
  • Internet Safety Week is scheduled for the week of February 24th-28th. Our students will be participating in Internet Safety lessons and activities this week. On Monday, February 24 Special Agent, Nathan Curry will be speaking with our middle school students about how to stay safe online and while using social media.

Upcoming Dates
  • Admission decision letters will be mailed out to our 8th graders from the various Catholic High Schools on or around Friday, March 13.
  • Community Helper/Career Day is scheduled for Friday, April 17.
  • Iowa/CogAt testing begins on Monday, April 20.
VOLUNTEERING
FISH-FRY & STATIONS OF THE CROSS - Feb. 28th

  • PARENTS: There are opportunities below to bring in baked goods to sell at the fish fry. You may track 1 Paduan Point for donating to the Fish Fry.

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS: There are opportunities to assist the Knights during the fish fry at the baked goods table. Middle School students who volunteer are eligible for service hours.

  • FAMILIES: There are opportunities below to participate in Stations of the Cross. You may track 5 Paduan Points for helping to lead a station. Thank you!

A MILLION WISHES GALA
HELP OUR AUCTION COMMITTEE!
Our auction committee is hard at work looking for concert tickets, sports tickets, vacation rentals, and more! Did you receive unwanted gift cards, wine or gifts over the holidays? We are happy to accept your donations to create amazing auction packages! If you have questions, please contact ktressel@staopcs.org or drop off at the school office during school hours!

GIFT REGISTRY:  Our Gala Committee has picked out some "Wish List" items. Click here to visit our  Amazon Registry   and start shopping! Items purchased through the Registry can be sent directly to the school for your convenience.

UPCOMING PARTIES & SOCIALS -  Purchase a spot at the links below!

  • Feb. 20, 8 - 8:45 am | $75 per student

  • Feb. 21, 11 - 11:45 am | $75 per student

  • Feb. 21, 12 - 12:45 am | $75 per student

  • Feb. 29, 4 pm | $75 per person

  • Feb. 29, 6:30 - 8:30 pm | $50 per student

  • Mar. 19, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | $50 per student
STEPS FOR STUDENTS
STEPS FOR STUDENTS TEAM UPDATE:
  • We currently have 235 Team Members (13th place in the Archdiocese) and our largest team EVER! There is still time to join our team.
  • Thank you to Giselle Schubert for helping to design this year's team shirt & Doucet Safety Analysis LLC for sponsoring our team shirts!

Still time to join our Steps for Students Team to be eligible for these fun incentives!
  • 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
NEXT SPIRIT NIGHT:
Feb. 11th | 3:30 - 8 p.m.
Jersey Mike's | 3091 College Park Dr. Suite 150
BOX TOPS
  • Our next Box Tops submission date is fast approaching! Please make sure to send in any clipped Box Tops by Feb. 14th.
  • 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
2/09/2020 - Fellowship Sunday - Gala Raffle Ticket Sales
2/11/2020 - Spirit Day at Jersey Mike's
2/12/2020 - Mass (5B)
2/13/2020 - 8th Grade DC Trip - Parent Information Meeting, 3:45 pm
2/13/2020 - Jr. Master Gardener (Grades 1-5)
2/14/2020 - "Breakfast with Books" with Mr. Mattern, 7:30 a.m.
2/14/2020 - $5 Free Dress Day Benefiting Steps for Students
2/15/2020 - Steps for Students (steps4students.org)
2/17/2020 - PRESIDENTS' DAY - STUDENT HOLIDAY
2/18/2020 - Steps for Students Free Dress Day for all Team Members
2/18/2020 - Tooth Fairy Visit (Early Childhood)
2/19/2020 - What’s Brewing “State of the School/Horizon Campaign”, 8:15 a.m.
2/19/2020 - Mass (8-1)
2/20/2020 - STREAM Family Night, 5 – 8 pm
2/21/2020 - Middle School Spring Social
2/21/2020 - Spirit Shirt & Jeans Day
2/22/2020 - New Student Screening Day

More pics from the week are featured on Instagram & Facebook !
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7901 Bay Branch Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77382