May 15, 2020
Dear Parents of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! You have completed the final week of distance learning! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all you have done to make this challenging quarter a success. I am so impressed with the work of our students --- and our parents! 😊 Gradebooks are looking impressive. Your students have continued to learn and grow as you’ve partnered with our teachers. I am beyond grateful! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

This week, we have our Personal Student Item Delivery and Chromebook Return (6th and 7th) from 2pm – 5pm on Tuesday, May 19th and Wednesday, May 20th . Please have a sign with your last name on it which will be visible from your car window. We will run the student item delivery like carline. Items will be placed in trunk by staff. Please be patient as we do our best to quickly carry out this process.

This weekend, please take some time to celebrate the hard work of your Dolphins. We look forward to celebrating them as a school next week with Field Day, Career Day, Our Last School Mass of the Year, Step-Up Day, Fine Arts Day and our Awards Ceremony!

Only by His Grace,

Veronica Tucker
Principal
PLEASE NOTE:
Friday, May 15th β€“ Last Day of Live Instruction
  • Last day for assignments to be submitted online and teachers to hold classes.

Tuesday, May 19th and Wednesday, May 20th
  • Student Personal Belongings pick-up & Chromebook check-in days - more details to be sent next week.
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
DNN - Live at 9 a.m. at this link!
FIELD DAY - Monday, May 18th
Monday is our Virtual Field Day! Click for your child's grade-level Field Day activity packet and HAVE FUN!
SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS
Summer Reading Assignments for students (Grades 1-8) will be sent from teachers today! Additionally they are all available on our website at the link below.
FALL ATHLETICS
We are planning for a return to athletics in the fall for our 5th through 8th grade students. Please complete the online form below for all students who are interested in participating in fall sports.

  • Football - Boys 6th thru 8th
  • Volleyball - Girls 6th thru 8th
  • Soccer Co-ed - 5th thru 8th
  • Cross Country Co-ed - 5th thru 8th
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS  (Subject to change)
May 25  | Closed Memorial Day
May 26 - June 26  | Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - Noon,
June 29 - July 3  | Closed
July 6 - July 17   Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - Noon,
July 20 - August 11   | Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
August 12    | Begin regular school hours, 8:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m.
USED UNIFORMS
If you have Used Uniforms to donate or would like to look through the Used Uniforms cabinets please come during scheduled summer office hours. There is a suggested donation of $5 per uniform item taken for your students.
PRAYER REQUESTS
We know that there are many things weighing on our hearts now. If you want to send in a prayer intention, please do so using this link: https://www.staopcs.org/prayers. Father Tom said he will keep these intentions in his prayers as we continue to face this difficult time in our world. We will continue monitoring this link throughout the summer!
PADUAN PARENT VOLUNTEERING - 2020-2021
PADUAN PARENT LEADERSHIP
We are beginning to make plans for Paduan Parents Leadership for 2020-2021 . Please indicate your interest in volunteer roles at this button below.

NEW FAMILY AMBASSADOR
Help us welcome new families to our school community and make new friends! You can also earn Paduan Points over the summer! Click the button and select New Family Ambassador if you are interested in this position. We will contact you if we are able to match you with a new family.
A MILLION WISHES GALA - RAISE THE PADDLE
RAISE THE PADDLE
To date, over $11,500 has been raised for our new flexible seating options in our classrooms - and you can still participate in funding this project!

We recognize that when students have work space variety in the classroom they are empowered to find the place where they can be the most comfortable, engaged, and productive learners.  Raise the Paddle  proceeds will allow teachers to choose flexible seating options that will provide the best classroom learning experience for our students.

Please consider donating to our Raise the Paddle and transform not only classrooms, but lives through education.
THANK YOU FOR RAISING YOUR PADDLES!
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Aertker
Mr. & Mrs. Geoff Beatty
Mr. & Mrs. BJ Bergeron
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bierschenk
Mr. & Mrs. Jason Enia
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Brady
Mr. & Mrs. Mario Cruz
Mr. & Mrs. Rodrigo De Aguirre
Mr. & Mrs. Rodrigo De Azevedo
Ms. Erika Diaz
Dr. & Mrs. Mark Filley
Mr. & Mrs. Luis Hess
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Little
Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Lipinski
Mrs. Kirstin Lorenzetti
Mr. & Mrs. Troy McAlister
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Miller
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Naeher
Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Nahigian
Mr. & Mrs. John Ourso
Drs. Jason & Chrissy Piefer
Fr. Tom Rafferty
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Reyes
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Ryan
Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Shurman
Mr. & Mrs. David Tressel
Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Tucker
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Usner
Ms. Angela Vascellaro
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Velardo
Mr. & Mrs. Ken Wetzel
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Whatley
GIVING BY LIVING
MARY WITH YOU is giving back 20% of the sales to support St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School when you purchase this and/or any other product from the store.

How to get your bracelets?
  1. Go to https://marywithyou.thinkific.com/pages/saint-anthony-of-padua
  2. Choose your bracelets and add them to your basket. (All the products in the store are eligible to support the school)
  3. Enter exclusive code: SAOPFreeShip at checkout.
  4. Receive your bracelets at home
MORE GIVING BY LIVING
Through just living your life and making purchases, you will be raising money for our school. These are some of the simplest ways to support our school!
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  • Box Tops for Education - The next generation of Box Tops is here. No more clipping – just scan your receipt using the new and improved Box Top mobile app. Find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online. Giving has never been so easy! And you can still send in clipped Box Tops for double the earnings!

  • Mabel's Labels - Mabel’s labels are dishwasher, microwave, and laundry safe personalized labels. Please visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School to place your order and support our school! Great for uniforms, water bottles & lunchboxes!

  • Shutterfly or Tiny Prints - Shop at Shutterfly or Tiny Prints and 13% of your purchase will be donated to St. Anthony! Shop here: staopcs.shutterflystorefront.com
DATES TO NOTE
Friday, May 15th β€“ Last Day of Live Instruction
  • Last day for assignments to be submitted online and teachers to hold classes.

Tuesday, May 19th or Wednesday, May 20thο»Ώ
  • Student Personal Belonging Pick-up and Grade 6 & 7 Chromebook Check-in / More details to be sent next week.
  • Last Names A – I : 2 pm – 3 pm
  • Last Names J – R : 3 pm – 4 pm
  • Last Names S – Z : 4 pm – 5 pm 

Monday, May 18th β€“ Thursday, May 21st β€“ Final Week of School
  • Fun Virtual Events including Field Day, Career Day, Step-Up Day, Fine Arts and Awards and more!
 
Thursday, May 21st – Last Day of School
STAY IN TOUCH
Follow us on Instagram & Facebook for updates. Share pictures with Advancement@staopcs.org.
AROUND OUR PARISH
WEEKEND MASSES ARE RESUMING BUT PLEASE REVIEW THE DETAILS AT THE LINK BELOW.
PARISH COVID-19 INFO: https://ap.church/media/covid-19/
(281) 296-0300
7901 Bay Branch Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77382