October 26, 2018
Dear St. Anthony of Padua Families,

What an awesome Red Ribbon Week we have had! A BIG thank-you to Mrs. O’Connor for her efforts in making this week educational and fun! I hope your students have shared with you the happenings on campus this week. From our Monday visit from Orbit who shared with us the importance of making safe choices to the student-made posters adorning the upstairs hallway to daily morning messages reminding us of our responsibility to take care of the bodies God gave us --- the week has been full of vital messages for all students to hear. Interestingly, as reported by the Red Ribbon Campaign, “Children of parents who talk to their children regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.” Thank you for partnering with us in educating our students about the value of their minds, bodies and their futures as they make positive decisions throughout their lives. 

Only by His Grace, Veronica Tucker
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
NURSE'S NOTES
From 10/19/18 to 10/25/18:

10/23/18 | 3A | Strep Throat
10/25/18 | 5B | Bronchitis


BASKETBALL PARENTS
“Play Like a Champion Today” Parents Clinic and “Meet the Coaches” Meeting

Sunday, Oct. 28 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
St. Teresa Center Rm 120.
ROSARY MONTH
The month of October is dedicated to the Rosary, and after the Mass, the Rosary is the most powerful prayer at our disposal. St. John Paul II often said that the Rosary is a prayer of peace, and he encouraged families to pray the Rosary together. There is still time to set aside time as a family and pray the Rosary together this month!
STEPS FOR STUDENTS
Steps for Students registration is NOW OPEN! So we have a little “early bird special” for you - All students who register for our team by Tuesday, Oct. 30th can wear a Halloween Shirt to school on Oct. 31st!

YEARBOOK AD FLASH SALE!
Reserve your yearbook ad today to get 33% off all ads: 
  • Full page, $150 $100
  • Half Page, $75 $50
  • Quarter Page, $50 $33
This has never happened before folks, so make sure to e-mail Mr. Mattern at CMattern@staopcs.org today! No need to send in a check or cash - your FACTS account will be charged. And hurry - this deal ends Monday, October 29th!
PARKING LOT SAFETY
We have had concerns brought to our attention regarding the unsafe and distracted driving of some of our parents and caregivers who are utilizing our parking lots. The safety of the students is our top concern; please always use extra caution in our lots.
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL PICK-UP: Please be aware of students who are walking out to cars and mindful of their safety. Entering & exiting parking spots and our lots at high speeds endangers students. 
  • CELL PHONE USE: Texas Law prohibits the use of cell phones in school zones unless the vehicle is stopped or a hands-free device. 
MIDDLE SCHOOL WRITING LEADERS - 1ST QUARTER
6th grade – Jessica Olsen, Ana Del Angel Aguilar, Clare Strecker, Thomas Laher
7th grade – Sophia Lucario, Sophie Kratter, Jess Bazaldua, Meleah Vacek
8th grade – Eric Rivers, Marianna Munguia, Rebecca Amparan, Martina Lease
RED RIBBON WEEK POSTER CONTEST
Congratulations to our Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest Winners!
Lisa Pinto - 3rd-5th grade Drug Awareness
Bryer Peik - 3rd-5th grade Alcohol Awareness
Regina Arana - 6th-8th grade Drug Awareness
Michael Thompson - 6th-8th Alcohol Awareness
GRATITUDE REPORT - 2017-2018
Click the link to view and read our Gratitude Report for the 2017-2018 school year. This report is an account of our finances and gratitude to our supporters.

FUND FOR ST. ANTHONY UPDATE
Thank you to everyone who has already pledged or given to the Fund for St. Anthony! We are tracking classroom participation and have some fun in store for our classes with the highest participation by the end of Dolphin Donor Day (Nov. 14th).

WHAT IS DOLPHIN DONOR DAY?
  • #DolphinDonorDay (Nov. 14th) is a 24-hr. fundraising event designed to encourage all alumni, faculty, parents, and friends to support the Fund for St. Anthony!
  • On Dolphin Donor Day, generous benefactors will match all gifts up to $27,000 - DOUBLING your donation. If your company matches your gift you can even triple your donation! See a list of employers that will match your donation.
  • TWO classes with the HIGHEST participation in the Fund for St. Anthony by the end of #DolphinDonorDay will receive a PJs & Pizza Day for their classroom!
  • Don't want to forget? Make a pledge and/or gift today at: https://staopcs.org/fundforstanthony
GRANDPARENTS DAY
NOVEMBER 16, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
On Grandparents and Grandfriends Day, grandparents will spend time enjoying morning refreshments, visiting our book fair, participating in classroom activities, and attending Mass with their favorite students.Students will dismiss at noon to enjoy the rest of the day with their grandparents. Please have your grandparents RSVP to assist us with planning!
GIVING BY LIVING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Shop at Shutterfly or Tiny Prints and 13% of your purchase will be donated to St. Anthony! Shop here: staopcs.shutterflystorefront.com
  • Support our students by shopping at AmazonSmile: smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0652692
  • Next Spirit Day: Nov. 13, All Day at The Republic Grille - West Woodlands, 30340 FM 2978 Rd #800, Magnolia, TX 77354
UPCOMING DATES
10/28/2018: 6:00 p.m., Play Like A Champion Parents Clinic, St. Theresa Center
10/29/2018: 8:15 a.m., STAOPCS Rosary
10/31/2018: 2:30 p.m., EARLY RELEASE DAY - ALL STUDENTS
10/31/2018: Early Childhood Pumpkin Day ( Sign-up Genius )
10/31/2018: Mass on Thursday for All Saints' Day
11/01/2018: All Saints Day
11/01/2018: 9 a.m., Mass (8-2)
11/01/2018: 2:30 p.m., STAOPCS Rosary (in Spanish)
11/01/2018: 6:30 p.m. Around the Living Room Couch (Drama Showcase)
11/02/2018: All Souls Day
11/05/2018: 8:15 a.m., STAOPCS Rosary
11/07/2018: 9 a.m., Mass (4B)
11/08/2018: 2:30 p.m., STAOPCS Rosary (in Spanish)
11/10/2018: Book Fair - Open After All Masses
11/11/2018: Book Fair - Open After All Masses

Full Calendar in ParentsWeb!
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