January 25, 2019
Dear Parents of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,

This weekend kicks off Catholic Schools Week! This year’s theme is: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. As a school this week, we will focus on the gift of Catholic schools: where we encourage our students to reach their full potential while developing a servant’s heart. Through their hard effort, openness to learn and willingness to grow from their mistakes, our prayer is that our students are set up for success in all areas of their lives. 

Catholic Schools Week begins with Mass this weekend. We are asking our students to proudly wear their uniforms to Mass. The 11:00 Mass will be hosted by our students and our school Mass choir. The week will have many opportunities for celebrating. Thank you to the many families who submitted their posters sharing the impact of Catholic schools. Please keep those coming for our display. 

Finally, please remember to sign up for Steps for Students. We would love to have a strong presence at this Archdiocesan family event. You can even join the team online by snoozing! Please use this link to register:  https://www.steps4students.org We have some great prizes for all who register --- either runners or snoozers. And those who participate have the chance to earn a homework pass. Run, Dolphins, Run!

Only by His Grace,
Veronica Tucker
Online Re-Enrollment for Returning Students on FACTS Family Online (ParentsWeb):
  • Re-enrollment for returning students ends on Wednesday, January 30.
  • Re-enrollment packets are ready on your FACTS Family Online (ParentsWeb) account. Please 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.

6th Grade - Arabella Lorenzetti, Jessica Olsen, Shantalle Muakum
7th Grade - Megan Brady, Meleah Vacek
8th Grade - Jorge Martinez, Ted Naeher, Rebeca Amparan
For 1/18/19 to 1/24/19:
01/18/19 | PK4B | Pink Eye
01/22/19 | 1A | Fifth’s disease (unofficial)
01/23/19 | 8A | Strep Throat
01/24/19 | 2B | Influenza
Pre-K4A seemed to have a little tummy bug in the class this past week.
Sunday, Jan. 27 | Celebrating Your Parish | Parish School Mass – 11:00 am | Students encouraged to wear uniforms to Mass this weekend! St. Anthony Students will lead the 11 a.m. Mass and the second collection with the plaid bags benefits our school!

Thank you to students Emily Perry, Martina Lease and Jorge Martinez for speaking at our Parish Masses in support of Catholic Schools this weekend!

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

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 | Pastries with Parents | 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!
Y our 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.

NEW THIS YEAR: Nearly all of our Teacher Experiences will be held on the same day, Wednesday, April 24th, making this an exciting day for all of our winning bidders!

  • BID NOW AT: 501auctions.com/staopcs
  • Bidding Closes at:
  • 10:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 for:
  • All Classroom Teachers and Middle School experiences (8th, 7th, & 6th)
  • 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 for:
  • Auxiliary Teachers (Band, Music, Librarian, World Languages, Religion, Assistant Religion, Art, Theatre, Athletics & Assistant Athletics)
  • 11:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 for:
  • Front Office Adventure, Advancement & Communications Adventure, School Counselor, Nurse & Classroom Assistants
**Please make note of the age restrictions for each experience and the dates each experience will be held when bidding.**

  • To take part in the online auction you must register at 501auctions.com/staopcs.
  • Browse the teacher experiences (and other auction items as the event draws closer) in the bidding center.
  • Place your bid on any item you select. You also have the option to set a maximum bid!
  • You will be notified via text message if you have been outbid!

We encourage you to bid generously, knowing that all proceeds will be used to support our school and students!
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: 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.

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 INCREASES! ( Steps for Students Registration )
1/31/2019: STAOPCS Rosary (in Spanish), 2:30 PM
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
2/1/2019: TEACHER EXPERIENCES CLOSE FOR BIDDING - 10, 10:30 & 11 PM ( 501auctions.com/staopcs )
2/2/2019: SCI://TECH Huntsman Elementary Science Festival
2/4/2019: New Student Enrollment Opens
2/4/2019: STAOPCS Rosary, 8:15 AM
2/6/2019: Mass (5A), 9 a.m.
2/7/2019: STAOPCS Rosary (in Spanish), 2:30 PM
2/8/2019: $5 Free Dress Day - proceeds benefit our Steps for Students Team!
2/8/2019: Deadline for Auction Donations!

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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