November 22, 2019
Dear Parents of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,

What a wonderful week we’ve had counting our many blessings! Have a very blessed Thanksgiving Break and we will see you back on December 2nd!

Thanksgiving Prayer
Oh, God, when I have food
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work, help me
to remember the jobless;
When I have a warm home,
help me to remember the homeless;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer;
And remembering, help me
to destroy my complacency
and bestir my compassion.
Make me concerned enough
to help, by word and deed,
those who cry out
for what we take for granted.
~ Samuel. F. Pugh

Answers to last week’s Saints trivia:
  • Which saint is known as the “apostle to the Apostles” and was the first to see and speak with the risen Lord? St. Mary Magdalene
  • Which saint joined the Carmelite order at the age of 20 and became the first woman Doctor of the Church? St. Teresa of Avila
  • Which saint is known as the protector of children? St. Nicholas of Myra

Only by His Grace,
Veronica Tucker 
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
CHARACTER COUNTS NOMINATIONS
November-Kindness
1A - Harper Kwaitkowski
1B - Kasen Shields
2A - Bella Jacob
2B - Ava Walker
3A - Quinn Rybolt
3B - Mary Zion
4A - Ian Johnston
4B - Kallie Dickey
5A - Mariana Otero
5B - Cecilia Amparan
6A - Natalia Lorenzetti
6B - Mia Ashley
7A - Annie Pesce
7B - Jaden Leddy
8A - Josie Domitrovic
8B - Sophia St. John
NOVEMBER WRITING LEADERS
1st Grade-Luke Mukalel, Melba Little, Niza Kuttarappallil, Lexi Liggon
RISSE UNIFORM FALL SALE
  • Take 10% OFF all clothing and items in Risse stores or shop the sale online and use promo code FALL19 for your discount! Sale continues through the end of November! 
UNIFORM/COLD WEATHER REMINDERS
  • As the weather remains cooler, please remember that ONLY St. Anthony of Padua outerwear (from Risse or Squadlocker) may be worn in the classrooms over uniforms. Any jackets / coats may be worn outside.
  • We are making a change to the family handbook allowing the girls to wear SOLID navy, black or white leggings under skirts when temperatures are very low.
  • On Free Dress or T-shirt & Jeans Days when jeans are worn, they may not be frayed, tattered, too tight, too baggy, or too low.
STEWARDSHIP PROJECT - 2ND QUARTER
For our 2nd Quarter Stewardship Project, we will join with our parish to support Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston . Through their Share Your Blessings Christmas Campaign, Catholic Charities provides gifts to children and families in need in the Greater Houston community. We are excited to partner with them, helping to remind those who receive the gifts that they are not alone and forgotten by their community.
  • We will be collecting toys and books that are appropriate for infants through age 12.
  • Beginning Monday, Dec. 2nd, donations can be dropped off in one of the plastic bins located in front of the Church doors
NURSE NOTES
For the week of November 18, 2019:

11/15/19 | 1B | Strep Throat (diagnosed after school Friday)
11/18/19 | PK4B | Conjunctivitis/Pink eye
11/19/19 | 1B | Conjunctivitis/Pink eye
11/20/19 | 1B | Strep Throat
11/20/19 | 1B | Reported case of flu
11/21/19 | KB | Strep Throat
11/21/19 | 6B | Fifth’s Disease
FINE ARTS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Our Middle School Fine Arts Christmas Program is just around the corner! We are excited to feature our Band, Choir and Angels!
  • December 10 - Program Practice, 3:45 PM
  • December 11 - Fine Arts Christmas Program, 6:30 PM

FIRST & SECOND GRADE CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
  • December 17, 6:30 PM
DNN BROADCAST - NOVEMBER 22, 2019
A MILLION WISHES GALA
We are excited to announce our first Gala Parties & Socials for this school year! Gala parties and socials are hosted by faculty or families and can be adult or child-centered—and most importantly, FUN! Proceeds from Gala Parties & Socials benefit our school!

PARTIES & SOCIALS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE:
  • $50 per student. Purchase at the link above!
  • $20 per student. Purchase at the link above!

TICKET PRE-SALE - SAVE THE DATE!
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $175    Available for $125 Dec. 6th - 13th!
PADUAN PATRONS: $500 Available for $400 Dec. 6th - 13th!
  • Two reserved seats at the Gala
  • Recognition on Gala website and sponsor page of the auction catalog.
  • Recognition in the Gratitude Report.

SPONSORSHIPS & UNDERWRITING
We hope that you or your business will consider becoming a sponsor or underwriter at our 19th Annual Gala—all to support our school and students! Please click to view sponsorship & underwriting options!

WINNER'S CHOICE RAFFLE SALES AFTER MASS
We will be selling Winner's Choice Raffle tickets at the December, January, and February Fellowship Sunday events after 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Masses. Please consider volunteering to assist our Gala committee with these sales.  Sign-up Genius .
GIVING BY LIVING
SPIRIT DAYS
  • Nov. 22nd (Grandparents Day) - Crust Pizza Alden Bridge (ALL DAY)
  • Dec. 10th - Republic Grill (Magnolia location)

OTHER GIVING BY LIVING OPPORTUNITIES
UPCOMING DATES
11/25 - 11/30/2019 - Thanksgiving Break! (School offices closed)
12/04/2019 - Mass (8-1), 9 a.m.
12/04/2019 - What's Brewing with 3rd Grade, 8:15 a.m.
12/05/2019 - Spelling Bee
12/06/2019 - $5 Free Dress Day Benefiting 8th Grade Class Gift
12/08/2019 - Fellowship Sunday - Gala Raffle Ticket Sales
12/09/2019 - Mass (8-2) - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 9 a.m.
12/11/2019 - Fine Arts Christmas Program, 6:30 PM
12/11/2019 - No Mass ( Moved to 12/9 for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception)
12/11/2019 - What's Brewing with 4th Grade, 8:15 a.m.
12/12/2019 - Paduan Pods
12/13/2019 - Middle School Exams
12/13/2019 - Spirit Shirt & Jeans Day
12/17/2019 - 1st & 2nd Grade Program, 6:30 p.m.
12/18/2019 - Mass (7-1), 9 a.m.
12/19/2019 - Christmas Celebrations
12/19/2019 - NOON DISMISSAL - BEYOND THE BELL CLOSES @ 12:00 NOON
12/20/2019 - CHRISTMAS BREAK

Thank you to all who joined us for Grandparents Day!
More pics from the week are featured on Instagram & Facebook !
AROUND OUR PARISH
As a People of Faith, the Parishioners of St. Anthony seek to respond to the call of the Gospel in their lives through the acts of service to those in our community and the world. On November 30th, as we reflect on our blessings during the season of gratitude, families and people of all ages are invited to participate in the first event of St. Anthony’s Agape Mission.
Volunteers can choose to participate in a variety of ministries, using their individual gifts and talents to impact the community around them. We encourage families to serve together and ask that children under 15 be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
Please choose from the ministries below where you would like to serve on November 30th. Be sure to read the description of what items or skills might be required to participate. Check-in will begin at 8:30 AM.

Our day will end with a presentation given by St. Anthony of Padua Dignity of Life Coordinator, Curt Locklear. This event will begin at 11:30 AM. Please indicate if you will attend in the comment section of your sign-up so that we can provide enough refreshments for all. Thank you!

In preparation for this mission, we are now accepting donations, please bring these items to the Youth Room before any Youth Ministry program, or to the Piazza near the Food Pantry bins.
 
  • Travel-Sized AND Full-Sized: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, lotion.
  • Diapers sizes 4, 5, and 6, most requested.
  • Travel-sized baby wipes.
  • Powdered Laundry Soap, Tide or Gain preferred.
A COMMUNITY RECONCILIATION SERVICE WITH THE PARISHES OF STS. SIMON AND JUDE AND ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA.

Date: Dec 2nd
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Sts. Simon & Jude Parish, 26777 Glen Loch Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77381
(281) 296-0300
7901 Bay Branch Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77382