September 16, 2022

Dear Families of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,

As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, each month we focus on a character trait. This month, our character trait is RESPECT. Over our all-school announcements, I shared with the students that respect means caring enough to think about how you impact others. We hear the phrases: “have respect” or “show respect”. At the heart of respect is caring. And, taking that a step further, as people who know and love God, respect is seeing the other person as made in the image of God. Because we love God, we love one another and we respect one another. Showing respect means changing our actions, if necessary, to be sure our actions have a positive impact on those around us. We reminded our students that respect means following the rules --- even when our students might not like them. Last week, Father Jesse started his classroom visits emphasizing our call to respect and love one another. I am so grateful for Father Jesse’s dedication to our students and passion for all to live a life modeled after the Golden Rule. We ask you, our parents and families, to continue to partner with us to emphasize our character traits at home. 

Only by His Grace,

Veronica Tucker



SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT - Personal Pick-up/Dismissal

Recently, fencing from the chapel construction was removed and opened up the driveway behind the school. Traffic is now able to enter and exit the back parking lot for arrivals and dismissals. Unfortunately, parents and guardians are now parking in the rear parking lot and walking across the open field to line up for personal pick-up before 3:15 PM when the gates are opened. This is a safety concern for our campus.

The back of our campus is actively used by our students and staff up until 3:15 PM. Classes are sometimes held outside, some students have recess at the end of the day, and students transition between parts of the building through the back breezeway.  

Please do not line up at our doors for personal pick-up before 3:15 PM. If you choose to come early, please remain in the parking lot until the gates are opened at 3:15 PM. Thank you for keeping our campus safe!


Informal grade-level meetings with Mrs. Tucker. Meetings start at 8:15 AM in the Library. Bring your own coffee!

Sept. 21 | Pre-K4

Sept. 28 | 6th Grade

Oct. 5 | 7th Grade

Oct. 12 | Kindergarten

Oct. 19 | 5th Grade

Oct. 26 | 1st Grade

Nov. 2 | 4th Grade

Nov. 9 | 2nd Grade

Nov. 16 | 3rd Grade

DNN (Dolphin Network News) - Monday, Sept. 12th


We are selling Homecoming Week T-shirts to benefit our Athletics Department!

  • NOTE: All participants in the Angels Cheer Clinic will receive a t-shirt included with their registration fee.
  • All Homecoming shirts must be ordered by Sept. 16.


Sept. 29 - Oct. 5

Thursday, Sept. 29 | Let’s Clown Around

Students may wear mismatched outfits. (Must follow Free Dress Guidelines).

Friday, Sept. 30 | Our Pride Can’t Be Contained Students may wear school Spirit Shirts & Jeans.

Monday, Oct. 3 – Circus Animal Day Students may wear Animal Prints. (Must follow Free Dress Guidelines)

Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Come One, Come All!

Students may wear Homecoming Shirts with uniform bottoms.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Crazy Hat Day

Students may wear Crazy Hats (Hats must be able to be removed for Mass).


Wednesday, Oct. 5 | 4:30 - 7:30 PM

Football game, Food trucks, Inflatables, Angels’ cheer clinic performance, alumni booth, and more! Fun for the whole family!

Thank you to Curbside Sliderz, Bright Relish, Refill Station, and Tikiz Shave Ice food trucks for joining us!


Sign-up: Sept. 22-29 | Conferences Date: Oct. 6

How do I schedule a conference?

  • Sign-ups will take place online from Thursday, Sept. 22 until Thursday, Sept. 29 at noon. The sign-up link will be emailed to all parents when it is opened and will be available in the Sept. 23 edition of the Messenger.
  • Registration for conferences will be done through Sign-Up Genius. If you already use Sign-up Genius and have an existing account, you do not need to register again - use your existing username and password. New Users will need to register.
  • Click on your grade level tab. Find the teacher you want to conference with. Choose from the available time slots.


When are the parent-teacher conferences?

  • Conferences are in-person, and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Oct. 6 & 7 are STUDENT HOLIDAYS.


Is a parent-teacher conference mandatory for everyone?

  • Conferences are optional. Parents may schedule a conference if they would like to discuss their student's progress at this time.
  • Teachers may reach out to parents if they feel a meeting would be helpful.


Which teacher do I conference with?

  • PreK3-5th Grade: Parents must conference with their student's homeroom teacher. 
  • 6th-8th Grade:  Please choose only ONE of your child's core subject teachers to conference with. 
  • All Grades:  Auxiliary teachers are also available for conferences if desired.
  • If you wish to meet with additional core subject teachers, please contact those teachers directly to schedule a conference with them on a different day.


Do you have athletics or school event photos that you'd like to share for possible use in our yearbook or in school media? Please upload photos to our school Dropbox at this link: Photos can be uploaded at anytime before the end of the school year. Thank you for helping us showcase our athletes and students! If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Tressel at


WISH LIST - 2022-2023

Are you interested in making an immediate impact for our students? We have created a list of classroom or school-wide items that we would like to purchase! As a school we will be working to fund these items through the Fund for St. Anthony but if you would like to give to specific items, you may give online at the link below. A gift through our Wish List also counts as Fund for St. Anthony Participation (more on the Fund for St. Anthony to come)!

Thank you to the Dr. Jaimie Kocian, Ms. Ramona Ortiz, and 2 anonymous families for purchasing the Pre-K3 Kitchen, Pre-K3 Train & Sensory Tables, and Pre-K3 Dolls, assisting with our basketball goal refurbishment, purchasing new walkie-talkies and funding an additional AED for athletics!

2022-2023 WISH LIST


Our school would not exist without the support and engagement of our community members and businesses. Thank you to the following organizations for their commitments as 2022-2023 Community Partners!

Folder Sponsors:

America's Family Dental - Dr. Diego Flores

Cherry Creek Mortgage - Jason Higham - Liz Flores, Realtor 

JK Dentistry - Dr. Jaimie Kocian

Showtime Orthodontics - Dr. Jeff Shao - Dr. X. Carmen Qadir

Woodlands Sports Medicine - Dr. Jason Piefer 

Gold Sponsors:

Farley Orthodontics

Hughes & Cozad Orthodontics

Silver Sponsors:

Wheeler Pediatric Dentistry

Bronze Sponsors:

CW Interiors -

If you or your organization would like to support our school as a community partner, please let us know! Click the button for more information about this year's program.

2022-2023 Community Partner Program



A Meal Train has been created to help feed our priests at the rectory weekly. If you would like to sign-up to provide a meal, please click the link, review the instructions and pick a date to sign-up!


MONDAYS - Chess Club, 3:45-4:45 PM, Library

TUESDAYS - Parent Rosary Group (English) 8:15 AM, PLB Room 204 

TUESDAYS - Awakening! Bible Study (Middle School) 7:15 AM, Paduan Center 

TUESDAYS - Student Rosary Group, 7:15 AM, Sheltz Hall (Changed Day)

THURSDAYS - Parent Rosary Group (Spanish) 8:15 AM, PLB Room 204

WEDNESDAYS - Mass Choir, 6:45 AM, Sheltz Hall 

WEDNESDAYS - Run Club, 3:30 PM, Sports Fields – Starting Sept. 21

WEDNESDAYS - Art Club, 3:45-5 PM, Art Room

FRIDAYS – Quiz Bowl, 3:45-5 PM, Mrs. Sturgeon's Room

Please check the calendar and/or communications from club advisors regarding cancellations or changes. 

9/16/22 - Final Day to order Homecoming Shirts

9/17/22 - Basketball Clinic, 3rd & 4th Grade: 8:30-10 AM, 5th Grade: 10-11:30 AM 

9/21/22 - What's Brewing with Mrs. Tucker (Pre-K4), 8:15 AM 

9/21/22 - Mass (6-2), 9:00 AM Church 

9/22/22 - Parent-Teacher Conference registration opens.

9/22/22 - Frassati Catholic High School Q&A, 6:30 PM, Library

9/23/22 - Spirit Shirt & Jeans Day

9/27/22: 5th Grade Field Trip, Camp Kappe 

9/28/22: 5th Grade Field Trip, Camp Kappe 

9/28/22: What's Brewing with Mrs. Tucker (6th Grade), 8:15 AM 

9/28/22: Mass (8-2), 9:00 AM, Church 

9/29/22: 5th Grade Field Trip, Camp Kappe 

9/29/22-10/5/22: Homecoming Week (see schedule above for details) 

9/30/22: 5th Grade Field Trip, Camp Kappe 

10/1/22: Homecoming Cheer Clinic, Kindergarten-5th Grade

Full Calendar available in FACTS and on the App!

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