September 13, 2019
Dear Families of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,

This week, I am called to simply send a thank you for the tremendous graciousness of each of you. One cannot work at St. Anthony of Padua and not notice all those who contribute to this wonderful place. As I write this, the usual morning carline crew is pulling up outside my window ready to open doors, tie shoes and help with backpacks. This week, we have had volunteers in the library, Pre-K parents attending our first What’s Brewin’ Principal Talk this past Wednesday, our Gala Committee planning a fantastic event for this spring, donations coming in for the Fund for St. Anthony and so much more.

Additionally, this past week, many of you have reached out to offer help to the Perera family and to the school so that we can be sure our dismissal runs smoothly and does not interfere with the funeral honoring the life of one of our fathers. These are the things that I know set our school apart. Thank you for helping us live our faith and carry out our mission in big ways and small ways.

Only by His Grace,

Veronica Tucker 
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
NURSE NOTES
For the week of Sept. 9-13th:
SPIRIT DAY - SAKEKAWA
Tuesday, Sept. 17th | All Day

2 LOCATIONS:
4221 Research Forest, The Woodlands
6777 Woodlands Pkwy, The Woodlands

Bring your flyers or mention that you are supporting St. Anthony and a portion of your purchase will be donated back to our school! *Spirit Day attendance counts as 1 Paduan Point!
VOLUNTEERING
LIBRARY TRAINING: There will be a Library Volunteer training on Wednesday, September 18th after Mass (around 10 a.m.) in the library. Please check-in at the front desk before going to the Library and contact Mr. Mattern if you have any questions.

SPIRIT SHIRT DISTRIBUTION: We are expecting Spirit Shirts to be ready by Sept. 19th. If you are available to help us with packaging and delivering all the orders we would love your help! SPIRIT SHIRT DISTRIBUTION SIGN-UP.

HOMECOMING VOLUNTEERS: We would love some help at our 3rd Annual Homecoming event on Oct. 3rd! Click the Sign-up Genius to assist.
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!

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 - 2019-2020
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
9/16/2019 - English Rosary Group, 8:15 a.m.
9/17/2019 - SPIRIT DAY | SAKEKAWA, All Day, 2 locations
9/18/2019 - What's Brewing with Mrs. Tucker - 8th Grade, 8:15 a.m.
9/18/2019 - Mass, 9 a.m.
9/18/2019 - Library Volunteer Training, 10 a.m. (after Mass)
9/19/2019 - Spanish Rosary Group, 2:30 p.m.
9/23/2019 - English Rosary Group, 8:15 a.m.
9/25/2019 - What's Brewing with Mrs. Tucker - Kindergarten 8:15 a.m.
9/25/2019 - Mass, 9 a.m.
9/25/2019 - Running Club begins, 4 p.m.
9/26/2019 - Spanish Rosary Group, 2:30 p.m.
9/27/2019 - T-shirt & Jean Day!

More pics from the week are featured on Instagram & Facebook !
AROUND OUR PARISH
INTERESTED IN CUB SCOUTS?
Cub Scout Pack 1180 is for boys ages 5-10 (Grades K-5). Join us at our next Pack meeting on October 7 at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall to learn more about Cub Scouts and the exciting activities we have planned for the year. We’d love to answer your questions about starting your Cub Scout Adventure with Pack 1180. For more info contact  pack1180@gmail.com  
ATTENTION ALL DADS.     Looking for ideas to become a better Father? Want to meet and learn from other Fathers facing similar parenting challenges? Join us for beers on: Thursday evening, Sept 19 th , 7:30pm @ Deacon Baldy’s or for breakfast tacos Saturday morning, Sept 21 st , 7:30am @ La Cocina De Roberto to learn more about St Anthony’s Faithful Fathering Ministry, including our plans for the Fall. 

Checkout the trailer for the Catholic Parenting program we’re launching for our community groups called Me & My House :

Other planned family activities include a Father-Son campout and volunteer opportunities at Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen and St Anthony’s Bread Food Pantry. 

To join or get more information, visit our website at:  https://ap.churchcenter.com/groups/community-groups/faithful-fathering .  
Where Spouses Discover God’s Plan for Their Family
Together in Holiness is a marriage conference series for dioceses inspiring spouses to grow together in holiness and empowering parents to form their children in the Catholic faith. To learn more about Together in Holiness,  click image above.
(281) 296-0300
7901 Bay Branch Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77382