October 11, 2019
Dear St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School Families,

Happy Parent Conference Day! I look forward to seeing many of you on campus today as we celebrate the achievements of your students during conferences. I want to take this opportunity to expand on one of our new events this year, the Mother/Son Dance which will take place on Saturday, November 2nd from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in our gym. ( The Father/Daughter dance will take place on January 25th. ) This is a tradition from my previous school that served as a great opportunity for mothers and sons to spend a fun evening together and get to know other families in our school. One of the ideas behind this event is teaching our boys how to be young gentlemen. My hope would be that parents would share some of those courtesies that have become a lost art: opening doors, pulling out chairs, serving a drink or snack, etc. This will be a free event, with light refreshments served. If a student’s mother is unable to attend, another special adult (such as an aunt, neighbor or family friend) is invited. Students are asked to dress as they would for church; jeans are permitted and even encouraged with our western theme. We will have a photo booth with our new St. Anthony backdrop. Please bring your phone to capture memories of this inaugural event. Our hope is that this becomes a St. Anthony tradition treasured for years to come! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or Heather Koett

Only by His Grace,

Veronica Tucker 
For the week of Oct. 7- 11:

10/07/19 | KB | Strep Throat
10/08/19 | KB & 7A | Strep Throat

Carlin Speech Pathology will be doing their yearly speech screening for us. Forms for sign up will go home in today's green folder. The screenings are optional. The cost is $25.00 and will be billed through your FACTS account. Forms must be returned by October 25. Screenings will be held on Tuesday, October 29. Results will be sent home in folders a couple of weeks after the screenings are conducted.  
Please have your students check Lost & Found for their missing items. The front desk is also holding several pairs of glasses. All remaining items after Oct. 14th will be donated or thrown away.

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. Please sign up for a day that your family will pray the Rosary together.
It is our pleasure to share with you our 2018-2019 Gratitude Report, an account of our finances and gratitude to our supporters. Please click the button to view.
2018-2019 YEARBOOKS
There are still some 2018-2019 yearbooks available. If you would like to purchase, contact Mr. Mattern.
Grab your cowboy boots, bring your partner, and join us for dancing and fun at our first-ever Mother-Son Dance!

Thank you kindly for letting us know if you plan to attend by clicking the button to register - there is no cost to attend, light refreshments will be served.
DNN BROADCAST - October 11th
Our Paduan Parent Coordinators are organizing staff luncheons for the faculty of STAOPCS and we need your help with lunchroom coverage and bringing in desserts & drinks! Thanks for volunteering! Sign-up Genius

Halloween Science Day is one of our biggest student activity days! Volunteers are needed to assist with all of the fun. There are a wide-variety of time slots and activities to help with; please use the drop-down menu/tabs to view opportunities at all grade-levels. Volunteers must be compliant with VIRTUS/Safe Environment and may volunteer with any grade-level. Sign-up Genius

If you have questions about how to earn and enter your Paduan Points , please check out: staopcs.org/volunteer-opportunities
Steps for Students 5K is an annual Archdiocesan-wide event that raises awareness of Catholic education! Please click REGISTER on the Steps for Students Page to join our team!
FUND FOR ST. ANTHONY - Every one . Every year .
The Fund for St. Anthony helps sustain programs, activities, and investments that are not covered by tuition. The Fund for St. Anthony is the best way possible for parents, grandparents, parishioners, community members, alumni, staff and friends to help make a financial difference in the future of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School and its students. Your investment on an annual basis, at a level that you are comfortable with, helps raise necessary funds for important school objectives. REMINDER: A contribution to the Fund for St. Anthony earns 5 Paduan Points!

SAVE-THE-DATE: Dolphin Donor Day, November 13th
Dolphin Donor Day is a 24-hour fundraising event 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 $30,000 - Doubling your Donation!

More details about the Fund for St. Anthony, goals, classroom participation, and Dolphin Donor Day will be sent in a special Messenger next week!
New Giving by Living Partner! Great Christmas Idea!

Mary with You is giving back 20% of the sales to support St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School when you purchase a special St. Anthony bracelet and any other products from the store!
  • SAOPCS uniform colors approved bracelet, adjustable and water resistant.

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 to get free shipping. (You must enter this code)
4. Receive your bracelets at home.

Helping others and being generous increases happiness!
10/14/2019 - NO SCHOOL | Staff Development
10/15/2019 - SPIRIT DAY | Gringo's The Woodlands, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
10/16/2019 - What's Brewing with Mrs. Tucker, 1st Grade, 8:15 a.m.
10/16/2019 - Mass, 9 a.m.
10/17/2019 - Spanish Rosary Group, 2:30 p.m.
10/21/2019 - English Rosary Group, 8:15 a.m.
10/23/2019 - What's Brewing with Mrs. Tucker, 6th Grade, 8:15 a.m.
10/23/2019 - Mass, 9 a.m.
10/24/2019 - Spanish Rosary Group, 2:30 p.m.
10/25/2019 - T-shirt & Jeans Day
10/25/2019 - Paduan Parents Staff Luncheon ( Sign-up Genius )
10/25/2019 - Middle School Social, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. ( Permission Slip )

10/31/2019 - Halloween Science Day ( Sign-up Genius )
11/13/2019 - Dolphin Donor Day
11/22/2019 - Grandparents Day

More pics from the week are featured on Instagram & Facebook !
Frassati Catholic High School - Admissions Open House
Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For anyone interested in a Frassati Catholic education, come join us for the Admissions Open House on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 2-4pm! Our faculty, staff, and student ambassadors will be on hand to show you around campus and answer any questions. Visit to our website to learn more and register - frassaticatholic.org/openhouse.
Frassati Catholic High School - Blue & Gray Gala
November 16, 2019
To purchase tickets or sponsorships: BLUEGRAY19.givesmart.com
(281) 296-0300
7901 Bay Branch Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77382