March 29, 2019
Dear STAOPCS Families,

The 2019-2020 calendar has been approved by the Catholic Schools Office. The calendar is attached below.

I want to take the opportunity to explain some of the changes in this calendar. Firstly, you may notice that there are fewer days of school. In alignment with our accreditation, the Archdiocese gave the option for schools to continue with days or move to minutes. Because of the length of our school day and our one dismissal time for all grade levels, it was advantageous for us to move to minutes. Additionally, we are only allowed a maximum of 10 days with any kind of dismissal rather than our full day 3:30 pm dismissal. We will no longer have Early Releases with a 2:30 p.m. dismissal time. You will notice, instead, 9 days with noon dismissals. We were very excited to be able to include an extended Easter break as well as a school year ending before Memorial Day.

Thank you for your patience. As you can imagine, approval for this new calendar took longer but I hope you think it was worth the wait! Have a wonderful weekend.

Only by His Grace,

Veronica Tucker  
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
NURSE'S NOTES
For 3/22/19 to 3/28/19:

03/22/19 | Pre-K3 | Strep Throat
03/22/19 | Pre-K4B | Flu like symptoms tested negative (parent positive for flu)
03/25/19 | Pre-K3 | Influenza and Strep throat (one student)
03/25/19 | Pre-K4B | Case of lice detected
MARCH WRITING LEADERS

1st Grade - Alex Bierschenk, Bromley Maurac, Ainsley Walters, Giovanni Carrone, Jorge Gomez, Tate Sloan, Alan Aertker

2nd Grade - Ellison Wilson, Andrea Navarro, Alex Ahearn, Marissa Ekwue-Obinwa, Jenna Mims, Gabby Cruz

3rd Grade - Corina Guzman, Madeline Hinkle, Hallie Martin
TESTING INFORMATION
During the weeks of April 1-5 and April 8-12, students in 1st through 8th grades will be taking the IOWA Assessments as well as students in 1st through 7th grades will be taking the CogAT. It is important your child(ren) are in attendance.
  • TESTING DATES: April 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th, and 9th.
  • Students should be on time by 8 a.m. on testing days.
  • Students not arriving by 8 a.m. will need to come back at 10:30 a.m. so as not to disrupt the testing environment.
  • Please do not schedule dentist or doctor appointments on these days.
TUESDAY MORNING CHILDREN'S ROSARY
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School will be offering a weekly children’s rosary on Tuesday mornings before school at 7:20 a.m. in the school library. This is for our students in 1st - 5th grades. Parents are welcome to attend as well. If your child wants to attend, you may drop them off at the front door of the school at 7:15 a.m. Please contact Ms. Wogan ( cwogan@staopcs.org) if you have any questions.  
CARLO'S BAKE SHOP REWARDS
We are excited to be partnering with Carlo’s Bake Shop to recognize our amazing students. Bookmarks will go home in Friday folders. Students may take bookmark along with report card to Carlo’s Bake Shop in The Woodlands Mall and get a free cupcake for the quarter! We hope to continue this program next year.  
FISH FRY & STATIONS OF THE CROSS
FRIDAY, MARCH 29 - TONIGHT!

Thank you to all of our volunteers, bakers, donors and families leading Stations of the Cross. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back during Lent and enjoy fellowship with our parish! All proceeds from tonight's Dessert Sale will benefit our school - Thank you for your support!
PADUAN POINTS
REMINDERS:
Each family is required to complete 20 Paduan Points for school-related volunteer activities between August 1 – April 30. Volunteering taking place in May must be preemptively recorded (Graduation volunteering, Fun Field Day, etc.).
  • Service hours are to be completed by parents (or close family members) of the students only.
  • Partial hours of service are rounded up to the nearest half hour.
  • Families may not bank hours for future years.
  • Families may not transfer hours to other school families.
  • Paduan Points tracking is an “honor system”, meaning families enter their own time in ParentsWeb. All volunteer hours are reviewed throughout the year by the school administration to monitor family progress towards the agreed 20 Paduan Points per family per school year.
  • Each family will be billed $10 for each uncompleted Paduan Point (maximum of $200) on your family’s FACTS account on May 1st.
  • Final report cards and school records will not be released until payment is completed.

HOW TO LOG PADUAN POINTS:
Volunteer hours* can be logged in ParentsWeb by following these simple steps:
1 – Log in to ParentsWeb.
2 – Select “Family Information ” from the ParentsWeb navigation list.
3 – Select the name of the parent who has volunteered, then select “Service Hours ” (link next to Parent Contact Info).
4 – Select “Add Service Hours”.
5 – Select the Date of service. Select Description from drop down list. Enter Total Hours or points assigned to your duty - list of volunteer positions and points assigned are listed on our website . The Note section is optional and can be used for further detail about volunteer service. If known, indicate who is responsible for the program for which service hours were performed in the Verified By field (leave blank if unknown). Select “Save”. Service hours summary will appear after saving.

For more information visit: https://staopcs.org/volunteer-opportunities
PARTIES & SOCIALS
The Mardi Gras Ball is over, but there are still many amazing parties and socials available! We are so grateful for the families and teachers that make the effort to host these great events for the benefit of our students. Parties and socials are a great way to support the school, meet new friends and have a TON of fun!
GIVING BY LIVING
UPCOMING DATES
4/1/2019 - 4/12/2019 | IOWA/CogAT Testing Weeks*
*No visitors on campus so as not to disturb testing environment
4/1/2019 | STAOPCS Rosary, 8:15 AM
4/2/2019 | Tuesday Morning Children's Rosary, 7:15 a.m.
4/3/2019 | Mass (6B), 9:00 am
4/4/2019 | STAOPCS Rosary (in Spanish), 2:30 p.m.
4/8/2019 | STAOPCS Rosary, 8:15 AM
4/9/2019 | Tuesday Morning Children's Rosary, 7:15 a.m.
4/10/2019 | Mass (7A), 9:00 am
4/10/2019 | Early Release, 2:30 p.m.
4/11/2019 | STAOPCS Rosary (in Spanish), 2:30 p.m.
4/12/2019 | Talks with Father Tom, 8:15 a.m.

Full Calendar in ParentsWeb!
AROUND OUR PARISH & COMMUNITY
FRASSATI CATHOLIC FAMILY ASSOCIATION
APRIL 8, 2019 | ASSEMBLY HALL | 6:30 P.M.
Speakers: MATT & STEPHANIE REGITZ
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The Woodlands, TX 77382