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