February 14, 2020
Dear Parents of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,

Happy Feast of St. Valentine! I hope this day and weekend is one surrounded by love as we remember the tremendous generosity of this martyr who made the ultimate sacrifice of love for his faith.

I want to remind families of our school policy regarding teacher communication. E-mail is the best way to reach teachers. I ask that all faculty and staff respond to parent e-mails within 24 “school hours” of receiving the message. Please do not contact them through texting or social media messaging regarding school issues. Our teachers love your students and they care for your families. Our teachers, however, also have families, second jobs and other commitments after the school day. When they are able, many graciously reply to e-mails in the evenings and on weekends, but this is not required of them. As teachers who work for a pro-life and pro-family church, I encourage them to recharge in the evenings and enjoy the time with their families. I ask that you please extend them the grace to have 24-hours to respond to your correspondence. And, as always, please reach out to me if you have any concerns.

St. Valentine, Patron Saint of Love, Marriage and Travelers, Pray for Us.

Only by His Grace,
Veronica D. Tucker
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
NURSE NOTES
For the week of February 10th:

02/09/20 | 4A | Strep Throat

February is National Children's Dental Health Month! The Tooth Fairy will make her annual visit to our Pre-K3 through Kindergarten classes next week. 
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. 14, 2020
VOLUNTEERING
STREAM FAMILY NIGHT - Feb. 20th
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS: There are opportunities to assist with experiments that evening. Service Hours Opportunities

MARDI GRAS PARADE - Feb. 24th
Wagons are needed for the Early Childhood Mardi Gras Parade! Click the Sign-up Genius if you are able to help!

FISH-FRY & STATIONS OF THE CROSS - Feb. 28th
  • PARENTS: There are opportunities below to bring in baked goods to sell at the fish fry or volunteer! You may track 1 Paduan Point for donating to the Fish Fry, or 1 Paduan Point per hour of volunteering.

  • 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

  • Mar. 27, 7-9 pm | $60 per student
STEPS FOR STUDENTS
STEPS FOR STUDENTS TEAM UPDATE:
  • We have 243 Team Members and our largest team EVER!
  • Thank you to Giselle Schubert for helping to design this year's team shirt & Doucet Safety Analysis LLC for sponsoring our team shirts!

TEAM PERKS – please note a change:
  • Students who are walking or running on Saturday must sign-in at the St. Anthony Team Tent (before or after the race) in the Catholic Schools Village to receive their Homework Pass! Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for donating their time and treasures towards making sure our team is hydrated & fueled!

  • All student team members may wear their Steps T-shirts & jeans on Tuesday, Feb. 18th.

  • All student team members will be entered into a drawing for Air Pods on Tuesday, Feb. 18th.

  • CHANGE: The FAMILY who raises the most money through their Steps for Students fundraising page(s) by Sunday, Feb. 16th will receive a FREE SHOE PASS for the rest of the school year (with the exception of Mass Days). Now you do not need to worry which child/team member has the most donations – the whole family wins!
UPCOMING DATES
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
2/24/2020 - Internet Safety Week
2/24/2020 - Internet Safety Presentation from FBI agent Nathan Curry
2/25/2020 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Camp Kappe
2/25/2020 - Early Childhood Mardi Gras Parade ( Sign-up Genius )
2/25/2020 - Spirit Day at Chipotle College Park (4-8 PM)
2/26/2020 - Ash Wednesday Mass (8-2)
2/27/2020 - 2nd Grade Field Trip: The Health Museum
2/28/2020 - Book Fair Set-up
2/28/2020 - Kindergarten Book Parade
2/28/2020 - STAOPCS Fish Fry & Stations of the Cross
2/29/2020 - Book Fair Begins
2/29/2020 - Theatre Bootcamp

More pics from the week are featured on Instagram & Facebook !
AROUND OUR PARISH
HORIZON CAMPAIGN - For More Information: https://ap.church/horizon
(281) 296-0300
7901 Bay Branch Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77382