September 20, 2019
Dear Families of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,

Next week is Spirit Week ! It will be a fun-filled five days of celebrating our students, our school, our families, our alumni and our faculty/staff as we remember our yearlong theme of “Belong” and our Spirit Week theme of “Home Sweet Homecoming” ! Please plan to attend our festivities on Thursday night. Our campus will be open from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm so that current and alumni students/families can visit classrooms and teachers. Near our field, we will also have food trucks, face painting, activities for our younger dolphins and more. Then, please cheer on our undefeated Varsity Dolphins at 4:30 pm and our Junior Varsity Dolphins at 5:30 pm on the soccer field. I love opportunities when we can celebrate the blessing of our school. This is one of those so please don’t miss it!

Only by His Grace,

Veronica Tucker 
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE PROCEDURES
How do I schedule a conference?
  • Sign-ups will take place online Friday, 9/27 at 2:00 PM through Friday, 10/4 at 12:00 Noon. 
  • 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 families will register with their own email address.
  • Click on your grade-level tab; find the teacher you want to conference with; and choose from the available time slots.
When are the parent-teacher conferences?
  • Conferences will take place on Friday, 10/11 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This is a Noon Dismissal day.
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.
Should students attend the parent-teacher conference?
  • Students in PK-5th grade do not need to attend the conference.
  • Middle School students are encouraged to attend.
Which teacher do I conference with?
  • For all grades, parents can meet with any one of their student's teachers that they feel they need to conference with.
  • If you wish to meet with an additional teacher, please contact that teacher directly to schedule a conference with them on a different day.
SEPTEMBER WRITING LEADERS
1st Grade
Grace Barr
Sofia Bradford
Addie Harris
Bryson Higham
Isabella McDevitt
Kasen Shields
Joey Tucker

4th Grade
Kenna Shields
CHARACTER COUNT NOMINATIONS
September: RESPECT
1A: Inima Umoh
1B: Miguel Ruiz Baglio
2A: Hanna Dabdoub
2B: Sofia Rubio
3A: Stella Greenleaf
3B: Elisa Mora
4A: Claire McKenna
4B: EJ Jacob
5A: Sarah Fedoruk
5B: Amelia Scmidt
6A: Nicolette Naeher
6B: Gian Alpuche
7A: Arabella Lorenzetti
7B: Gus Cornwell
8A: Mason Wilson
8B: Rocky Grado
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OCTOBER - 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. Please sign up for a day that your family will pray the Rosary together.

LIVING ROSARY
The  Living Rosary  will take place Oct. 8th at 8:15 a.m.on the sports fields (weather dependent). Parents are invited
SCHOOL-WIDE STEWARDSHIP PROJECT - 1st Quarter

Our 1st quarter stewardship project will benefit St. Anthony’s Bread Food Pantry .
  • The school will be collecting: Mac and Cheese, Pasta, and Cereal. The list is based on the current needs of St. Anthony’s Bread.
  • Please have your child bring an item in from Oct. 1st - Oct. 12th. Drop off items in the designated barrel in the front lobby or bring it to their homeroom to be picked up.
NURSE NOTES
For the week of Sept. 23rd-27th:
No specific illnesses reported, but there are several viruses making their way around, but not any specific illness, i.e. strep/flu. 

Please remind your children to cover and cough (with the bend in the elbow) and wash hands regularly.  
MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL
6th, 7th & 8th grade Boys & Girls Basketball Commitment Forms are DUE to Coach Quickel by Friday October 11th.
VOLUNTEERING
HOMECOMING VOLUNTEERS: We would love some help at our 3rd Annual Homecoming event on Oct. 3rd! Click the Sign-up Genius to assist.

LIBRARY PROCESSING: Please help us with many projects associated with the library on Wednesday, Oct. 16th from 1 - 3 p.m. Sign-up Genius

If you have questions about how to accrue and enter your Paduan Points , please check out: staopcs.org/volunteer-opportunities
FUND FOR ST. ANTHONY
FUND FOR ST. ANTHONY - Every one . Every year .
September marks the kick-off for the Fund for St. Anthony - our most significant campaign of the year ! 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! Psst...A contribution to the Fund for St. Anthony earns 5 Paduan Points!

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.
GIVING BY LIVING
MARY WITH YOU
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.

HOW TO GET YOUR BRACELETS?
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!
BOX TOPS
It is easy to earn Box Tops Rewards for our school using the new Box Tops App! Note: You can still send in Box Tops that you find on items that haven't expired and we can earn double rewards! Please turn in all clipped Box Tops by Oct. 15th for the next submission deadline!!
UPCOMING DATES
9/30/2019 - Spirit Week | MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME: Wear comfy clothes
9/30/2019 - English Rosary Group, 8:15 a.m.
10/1/2019 - Spirit Week | HOME RUN: Wear a home team shirt or jersey with uniform bottoms
10/2/2019 - Spirit Week | THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Mass uniforms
10/2/2019 - Mass, 9 a.m.
10/3/2019 - Spirit Week | WELCOME HOME: Wear Homecoming t-shirt or spirit shirt & jeans.
10/3/2019 - Spanish Rosary Group, 2:30 p.m.
10/3/2019 - Homecoming Open House, 4 - 5 p.m.
10/3/2019 - Homecoming Festivities, 4 - 7 p.m.
10/4/2019 - Spirit Week | HOME OF THE BRAVE: Wear patriotic shirts with uniform bottoms
10/7/2019 - English Rosary Group, 8:15 a.m.
10/8/2019 - Living Rosary, 8:15 a.m.
10/9/2019 - What's Brewing with Mrs. Tucker, 7th Grade, 8:15 a.m.
10/9/2019 - Mass, 9 a.m.
10/10/2019 - Spanish Rosary Group, 2:30 p.m.
10/10/2019 - Junior Master Gardener, 3:45 p.m.
10/11/2019 - Early Childhood Pumpkin Day
10/11/2019 - Noon Dismissal
10/11/2019 - Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. ( Make sure you Sign-Up! )

More pics from the week are featured on Instagram & Facebook !
AROUND OUR PARISH
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7901 Bay Branch Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77382