January 18, 2019
Dear St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School Families,

Happy Friday! In this week’s letter, I’d like to explore the survey results related to first semester campus events. The results can be seen in the graph.

Many also gave a “neutral” response because explaining that they did not attend so did not have an opinion. This averaged to about 15% of the respondents to each question.

Some comments included: Wanting to know homeroom teacher sooner, wanting more time with teachers at conferences, appreciated info on Parent Nights but too close to info on First Day, more direction during Open House, having first day parent orientation in the evening in consideration of dual-working parents, grateful for more involved Grandparents’ Day, desire to have more details during conferences, appropriateness of children attending conferences, being sure students without grandparents are included in classroom activities during Grandparents’ Day, Homecoming was wonderful, more vendor trucks at Homecoming…This is a good cross-section of the responses.

Administration and Advancement are already discussing ways to consolidate start-of-year events. This feedback gives us much time to tweak these Fall events for the 2019-2020 school year. After each of these events, we meet as a staff to review and analyze what to do better the following year. Your input helps us with that as well. Thank you!

Only by His Grace,

Veronica Tucker
Online Re-Enrollment for Returning Students on FACTS Family Online (ParentsWeb):
  • Re-enrollment for returning students is Monday, January 21 – Wednesday, January 30.
  • You will receive an email on Monday when your re-enrollment packet is ready on your FACTS Family Online (ParentsWeb) account.
  • Complete your student’s online re-enrollment packet for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • If you have questions or need assistance contact Cathy Russell at crussell@staopcs.org.
For 1/12/19 to 1/17/19:

01/12/19 | 2B | Strep throat reported
01/14/19 | 1A | Possible case of Fifth’s disease
01/14/19 | 1B | Conjunctivitis and Strep Throat
01/15/19 | 5A | Strep throat
Sunday, Jan. 27 | Celebrating Your Parish | Parish School Mass – 11:00 am | Students encouraged to wear uniforms to Mass that weekend! St. Anthony Students will lead the 11 a.m. Mass and the second collection that weekend benefits our school. 

Monday, Jan. 28 | Celebrating Your Community | Students encouraged to write down their "good deeds" for display.

Tuesday, Jan. 29 | Celebrating Our Students | School Picnic Lunch | Students may wear a Catholic school shirt of their choice (St. Anthony, Catholic high schools or colleges) with jeans

Wednesday, Jan. 30 | Celebrating The Nation | Paduan Pods pray a Chaplet for our Nation. Students will be sitting with Paduan Pods for Mass.

Thursday, Jan. 31 | Celebrating Vocations | 8th Grade NET Retreat

Friday, Feb. 1 | Celebrating Faculty And Staff | DNN Featuring Vocations | Faculty & Student Musical Basketball Chairs Game/Assembly
Thank you to Gaby Navarro for designing this year's team shirt! All St. Anthony Team Members who are registered by Jan. 31st will receive this shirt in addition to the official Steps for Students t-shirt.

Thank you to Doucet Safety Analysis, LLC  for sponsoring our Steps for Students Team!
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. Want to know what is inside? Become the top fundraiser in your class to find out!

  • 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!

To register for Steps and set-up your student's fundraising page visit: Steps for Students Registration

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 table ASAP. You don't want to miss this year's fun event!
Your student can be "Teacher for the Day"! Each year as a part of the Auction Gala, the teachers and staff donate experiences as a part of our silent auction.

  • These experiences will be open for online bidding during Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 25 - Feb. 2) only!

Mark your calendars to participate and bid to win a unique opportunity for your student.
Our Gala Committee is hard at work looking for the most desirable items out there, and we would love your help! Deadline for receiving auction donations is February 8th!

GIFT REGISTRY - NEW ITEMS ADDED: 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.

DONATE A GIFT CARD: Did you receive unwanted gift cards over the holidays? Or miss the Gift Card Drive? We will still accept your donations! Drop off at the school office.

Proceeds from Gala help St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School meet its annual operating budget and provide financial aid resources for students needing assistance.

  • Underwriting is one way you can support the Gala. As an underwriter, you will cover a specific Gala expense, which will increase the event's proceeds that benefit our students. There are a number of underwriting levels to choose from and benefits for underwriters. Underwriting donations may be 100% tax deductible.
  • Sponsors are a vital part of the success of the Gala. As a sponsor, you will be our special guest at the event. Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels. A portion of your sponsorship may be tax deductible.
1/21/2019: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | NO SCHOOL
1/21/2019: Returning Students Re-enrollment Begins
1/21/2019: STAOPCS Rosary, 8:15 AM
1/22/2019: SPIRIT WEEK | Wear School Spirit Shirts & Jeans
1/23/2019: SPIRIT WEEK | Mass Day
1/23/2019: Mass (2B), 8:00 AM
1/24/2019: SPIRIT WEEK | Wear Blue Uniforms to show unity!
1/24/2019: Campus Tour, 10:00 AM
1/24/2019: STAOPCS Rosary (in Spanish), 2:30 PM
1/25/2019: SPIRIT WEEK | Wear Flannel & Jeans
1/25/2019: TEACHER EXPERIENCES OPEN FOR BIDDING ( 501auctions.com/staopcs )
1/26/2019 & 1/27/2019: 2nd Collection to benefit the school at all Masses. Students encouraged to wear uniforms to Mass for National Catholic Schools Week!
1/27/2019: Parish School Mass – 11:00 am
1/28/2019: National Catholic Schools Week: Students encouraged to write down their “works of mercy” or “acts of kindness” for display.
1/28/2019: 100th Day of School!
1/28/2019: STAOPCS Rosary, 8:15 AM
1/28/2019: Chess Club, 3:45 PM
1/29/2019: National Catholic Schools Week: Students may wear a Catholic school shirt of their choice (St. Anthony, Catholic high schools or colleges) with jeans
1/30/2019: National Catholic Schools Week: Paduan Pods pray a Chaplet for our Nation. Students will be sitting with Paduan Pods for Mass.
1/31/2019: National Catholic Schools Week: 8th Grade NET Retreat
1/31/2019: Future Family Open House, 6:30 PM
1/31/2019: Last day to register for Steps for Students and receive a St. Anthony team t-shirt and REGISTRATION FEE GOES UP! ( Steps for Students Registration)
2/1/2019: Pastries with Parents, 7:00 AM, Sheltz Hall
2/1/2019: National Catholic Schools Week: Faculty & Student Musical Basketball Chairs Game/Assembly

Upcoming Dates:
2/19/2019: "Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age" - film, 6:30 p.m. , Click to RSVP

Full Calendar in ParentsWeb!
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