September 18, 2020
Dear Parents of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,

Happy Friday after a great full week! This past week, you should have received a letter asking for your support of the Fund for St. Anthony. I want to take a moment to explain the purpose of the Fund for St. Anthony. Tuition covers approximately 80% of our expenses and programs. Through your participation in the Fund for St. Anthony, our Gala, Steps 4 Students and more, we generate the remaining funds to balance our budget and expand our offerings. Thanks to these efforts, we have been able to extend our Enrichment program, purchase flexible seating for our students, put into place the items needed for our new COVID protocols, offer exciting professional development opportunities for faculty, increase tuition assistance and more. Thank you to those who have contributed, to those considering a gift, and those praying of the success of the Fund for St. Anthony.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out any time. 

Only by His Grace,

Veronica Tucker
Principal 
SCHOOL NEWS
CHARACTER COUNTS AWARDS
The following students have been nominated by their homeroom teacher for the Character Counts award for the month of August. These students have exemplified the character trait of Reverence. The definition of reverence is to feel or demonstrate an attitude of deep respect, honor, and/or admiration. Congratulations to these students!

1A – Camilo Boles
1B – Isabella Morgan
2A – Harper Kwiatkowski
2B – Sofia Bradford
3B – Ava Walker
4A – Andrea Navarro
4B – Quinn Cooper
5A – Sarah Tovar Patino
5B – Fernanda Yepiz Zamora
6A – Ceci Amparan
6B – Rafaela De Azevedo
7A – Lily Kate Coleman
7B – Kate Rosas
8A – Nadean Ibrahim
8B – Cecelia Pavlich
MARATHON KIDS - RUN CLUB
RUN WITH US! Stay up to date on your child’s progress!
When: Starts VIRTUALLY 9/30/20 and goes until 5/12/21
Where: Wherever you want!
Cost: $15 per child (students in PK-3 to 8th grade) - to be billed through FACTS
How To Sign Up: Fill out attached form and return by 9/25/20
Benefits:
  • FUN. A simple and effective program that gets kids moving.
  • GOALS. Opportunities for kids to learn effective goal setting.
  • EXCITEMENT. Fueling kids so they’ll be active in other areas of life.
  • CERTIFICATES. For completing a Β½ marathon and a full marathonο»Ώ
INTERNATIONAL DAY - FAMILY VIDEO PROJECT
We need your help to create a video highlighting some of the different countries and nationalities that the families of STAOPCS represent. Families are asked to create a 2-minute video highlighting their country, traditions, food, dress or other information for our students. Videos will be compiled to show to our students on International Day in their classrooms! More information on how to submit each video will be emailed to those who sign-up. If your family would like to participate, please sign-up using the sign-up genius. Please make note of the other families who have already signed up so that we don't have more than 2 families representing the same countries. All videos must be submitted by Oct. 7th!
HIGH SCHOOL VIRTUAL TOURS
8th Grade students will participate in the following "Virtual Visits" in their classrooms.

  • Oct. 1st | Frassati Catholic High School
  • Oct. 20th | St. Thomas High School and Incarnate Word Academy
  • Nov. 4th | St. John XXIII College Preparatory
FIRST DNN (DOLPHIN NETWORK NEWS)
WHAT'S BREWIN' WITH MRS. TUCKER
This year our informal conversations with administration will be held virtually via GoogleMeet. Please mark your calendar for the What's Brewin' that corresponds to the current grade levels of your student(s).
  • September 23rd, 8:15 a.m. – Pre-K4
  • September 30th, 8:15 a.m. – 6th Grade
  • October 14th, 8:15 a.m. – Kindergarten
  • October 21st, 8:15 a.m. - 5th Grade
  • October 28th, 8:15 a.m. – 1st Grade
  • November 4th, 8:15 a.m. – 4th Grade
  • November 11th, 8:15 a.m. – 2nd Grade
  • November 18th, 8:15 a.m. – 3rd Grade
GRATITUDE REPORT
It is our pleasure to share with you our annual Gratitude Report - an account of our school's fiscal year finances and gratitude to our supporters each year. Thank you!!
NURSE'S NOTES & COVID-19 REMINDERS
NURSE NOTES
Nothing to report. REMINDER: Please keep children home with any illness and follow protocols below for returning to school.
SCREENING AND ON-CAMPUS REQUIREMENTS
We will continue to work closely with our local health department officials and the Catholic Schools Office to ensure the safety of our students and staff should the school experience a positive case of COVID-19. Please see the attached documents regarding screening of your students and on-campus requirements should someone test positive for COVID-19.
FUND FOR ST. ANTHONY
FUND FOR ST. ANTHONY - Every One. Every Year.
September marks the kick-off for the Fund for St. Anthony! Follow us on social media or click the button below to learn more about how the Fund for St. Anthony impacts our school and students!

PADUAN PARENTS: This year because of restrictions on volunteering, you earn 10 Paduan Points when you contribute to the Fund for St. Anthony!

MATCHING GIFTS
Does your employer (or your spouse's employer) have a matching gift program? If so, you can ask your company to match your support for St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School. You can double or even triple the value of your donation simply by notifying your employer of your gift.  Please contact your employer’s personnel office for eligibility requirements and to obtain a matching gift form.

WISH LIST - 2020-2021
Are you interested in making an immediate impact for our students? As a school we will be working to fund Wish List items through the Fund for St. Anthony but if you would like to give to specific items, you may make a wish list purchase at the link below.
UPCOMING DATES
09/21/2020 – Rosary Group, 2:30 p.m., in the church
09/22/2020 – SPIRIT DAY - GRUB BURGER - All Day!
09/23/2020 – Virtual What’s Brewing with Mrs. Tucker – PRE-K4
09/23/2020 – Mass (8-1), 9 a.m.
09/24/2020 – Spanish Rosary Group, 2:30 p.m., in the church
09/25/2020 – T-shirt & Jeans Day
09/28/2020 – Rosary Group, 2:30 p.m., in the church
09/30/2020 – Virtual What’s Brewing with Mrs. Tucker – 6TH GRADE
09/30/2020 – Mass (5A), 9 a.m.
10/01/2020 – Spanish Rosary Group, 2:30 p.m., in the church
10/5/2020 - 10/9/2020 - SPIRIT WEEK - More Details to come!
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7901 Bay Branch Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77382