March 6, 2020 | Happy Spring Break!
REMINDER: Noon Dismissal TODAY (Friday, March 6th)
There is no Beyond the Bell. Please be on time for pick-up.
Dear Parents of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,

Happy Spring Break! Your students have been working so hard and this break is much-deserved. When walking through the halls this week, I have been particularly aware of the growth this year. The writing samples in the hallway show the progression and skill of our young scholars. At Mass this week, when Father Kingsley asked questions of our students, I was so proud of their knowledge of the season of Lent and Scripture. What a testimony to the hard work of our students, the skill of our teachers and the support of our parents. It serves as a constant reminder to me of the fact that we are only successful when all three are working together. Thank you for all that you do to support your children and our school. My prayers this next week will be that this Spring Break is one of relaxation and rejuvenation so that we can start our fourth and final quarter fresh and full of excitement for a strong finish to the academic year. 

Only by His Grace,
Veronica Tucker
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
UNIFORMS REMINDER: Please label sweaters, sweatshirts and uniforms! All unclaimed or unlabeled items in Lost & Found will be donated to "Used Uniforms" .
FREE DRESS ALERT! In honor of St. Patrick's Day students may wear GREEN Free Dress on Tuesday, March 17th! Please follow FREE DRESS guidelines.
Our 2020-2021 School Calendar was published last Friday. Click the button to download and print at home.
DEACON MIKE MIMS MEMORIAL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
1st Place - $2,500 | 2nd Place - $1,500 | 3rd Place - $1,000
Provided By: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School 
Deacon Mike Mims was constantly growing in his faith. His missionary spirit was seen in every aspect of his life. How has your family's faith grown at St. Anthony? How have you served as Christ's missionary within our school? Click the button for more details.
NURSE NOTES
For the week of March 2nd:

03/02/20 | PK4B | Pink Eye
03/03/20 | 6A | Strep Throat
03/05/20 | 8B | Strep Throat

Coronavirus information:
We are closely watching the information regarding the development of a presumptive case in Fort Bend County. This is the site for the CDC travel recommendations at this time. I know this is constantly changing, but with spring break approaching it does not appear there are any issues with travel with the in U.S. at this time. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html. 
DNN - March 6, 2020
GUARDIAN NOMINATION WORKSHOP
The Law Office of David Stevens (www.dstevenslegal.com)
Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., School Library  

In this no-charge class, you will discover: The 6 most common mistakes parents make when naming guardians for their children in case of the parents’ incapacity or death, and how to fix them; how to choose the right guardians for your children and make sure your children are never taken from your home or placed with strangers if something happens to you; how to make sure your assets are immediately and privately available to the people you’ve named to care for your children; and why a Will alone is very likely not enough to make absolutely sure your kids are taken care of the way you want, by the people you want, no matter what. At the end of the class, you will have named legal guardians for your children with attorney-drafted legal documents… all FOR FREE! 

Please let us know if you will attend by registering and obtaining your FREE tickets at https://guardian-workshop.eventbrite.com.
A MILLION WISHES GALA
TICKETS & SPONSORSHIPS are on sale now! Get your seat or table for our biggest fundraising event of the year and join the fun. https://staopcs.givesmart.com
Don't forget to sell your Winner's Choice Raffle Tickets! If you are unable to sell your tickets, please return them to school for redistribution to other families. All tickets should be returned to the school by April 3rd.

WINNER’S CHOICE RAFFLE • PRICE: $20.00 each
One Grand Prize Winner will win a choice of one of three trips :

  • Fairmont Bermuda - 4-Night Stay at The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda with Airfare for 2
  • Disney World Adventure - 4-Night Stay at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress with Airfare for 2 & Disney Gift Card ($550)
  • New York Broadway - Choice of 2 Broadway Shows, 3-Night Weekend Stay with Airfare for 2

5 Tickets were sent home to each family in December! Please be sure to read the Raffle Ticket Sales Guide thoroughly to answer any questions.

NEW: To purchase Raffle Tickets with a Credit Card, please visit our gala website at: staopcs.givesmart.com and click ITEMS to find the RAFFLE listing and choose the quantity of tickets you are purchasing.
  • All online/credit card tickets will be mailed to purchasers within two weeks of purchase.
  • Please return your ticket packet back to school if you wish to pay online via credit card for our raffle auditing purposes.

SPONSORED BY:
Jason & Leila Higham
GALA GIVING BY LIVING EVENTS
Kendra Scott Give Back Party
LOCATION
9595 SIX PINES DRIVE, SUITE 960 THE WOODLANDS

DATE AND TIME
03/23/20 6:00pm - 03/23/20 8:00pm

Enjoy sips, sweets, and jewels! 20% of purchases made will be donated back to St. Anthony. Great time to shop for Gala or Mother's Day!
I'll be there! 😀
I can't make it.
VOLUNTEERING
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
UPCOMING DATES
3/06/2020 | NOON DISMISSAL - NO AFTERNOON BEYOND THE BELL
3/09/2020 - 3/13/2020 | SPRING BREAK
3/16/2020   | Begin 2019-2020 - Q4
3/16/2020   | 8th Grade Trip to DC  
3/16/2020   | English Rosary Group |   8:15 AM, Church
3/16/2020   | Chess Club
3/17/2020 | GREEN Free Dress Day in honor of St. Patrick's Day!
3/18/2020   | 7th Grade Field Trip - Sea World
3/18/2020   | Mass (4B) |   9:00 AM, Church
3/18/2020   | Running Club
3/19/2020   | 6th Grade Field Trip - T Bar M Ranch
3/19/2020   | Spanish Rosary Group |   2:30 PM, Church
3/20/2020   | Kindergarten STREAM Day |   8:30 AM, AMR
3/21/2020   | Theatre Bootcamp |   4:00 PM, Gym

More pics from the week are featured on Instagram & Facebook!
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7901 Bay Branch Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77382