October 5, 2018
Dear St. Anthony of Padua Families,

We hope your children enjoyed all the work and hard planning that went into organizing International Day! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped us make this an engaging day for our students.

I want to share with you a change that begins this month. Moving forward, our Early Release Days will dismiss at 2:30 p.m. rather than 1:45 p.m. This later dismissal time still affords the faculty and staff the time we need to meet for professional growth while extending the instructional time we have with your students. It’s a win-win!

Please mark the following dates as 2:30 Early Release Days :
  • October 31
  • November 28
  • January 16
  • February 13
  • March 20
  • April 10
  • May 15

The following dates will be NOON Release Days :
  • November 16 – Start of Thanksgiving Break / Grandparents Day
  • December 19 – Start of Christmas Break
  • March 8 – Start of Spring Break
  • April 18 – Holy Thursday
  • May 31 – Last Day of School

We have revised our Master School Calendar to reflect these changes. Please download & print a new copy for your reference. Thank you sincerely and have a great long weekend!

Only By His Grace,

Veronica Tucker
ALL-SCHOOL NEWS
Stewardship Project - 1st Quarter
We are collecting mac & cheese, pasta and cereal for St. Anthony’s Bread Food Pantry. The pantry is located right here on campus and serves to fight hunger in our community. Drop items off in the barrel in the front lobby or bring to homerooms to be picked up by Oct. 12th.
Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Oct. 18th & Friday, Oct. 19th
Conferences are meant to be positive and include input from parents, students, and teachers. The conferences are required by the Archdiocese and must be attended by a parent and the student. Registration for Fall Conferences will close Oct. 12th at noon.
Nurse's Notes
From 9-21-18 to 10-4-18 (2 weeks):

09-21-18: 3A - Stomach Bug
09-22-18: 1B - Strep Throat
09-26-18: 1A - Strep Throat
09-28-18: KA - Strep Throat
10-01-18: PK4 - Impetigo
10-01-18: 7B - Strep Throat
10-01-18: 4B - Lice (reported)
10-02-18: KB - Strep Throat
Character Counts Nominations
 September - Respect
Congratulations to these awesome students on their recognition!
1st - 3rd Grade
Jack Held
Lindsey Twellman
Alexa Toma
Luke Mattern
Layla Blaschke
Stella Greenleaf
Joshua Munoz Ellenor
Arabella Cook-Norris
Ellison Wilson
Ethan Blaschke
Jacob Fedoruk
Gavin Stamps
Aryanna Lorenzetti
Mariella Lease
4th - 8th Grade
Madison Anderson
Cameron Piefer
Ethan Rivers
Evan Filley
Madeline McCollor
Ana del Angel Aguilar
Regina Arana
Blythe Brooks
Martina Lease
Aiden Preuss
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.
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The Living Rosary will take place Oct. 16th at 8:15 a.m. in the piazza (weather dependent).
Counselor's Corner by Mrs. O'Connor
The character trait for October is Responsibility .

The social skills for October are “ How to apologize”, and “How to accept decisions, corrections and consequences from authority and how to disagree appropriately.”

October Highlights
  • We kick off the Knights of Columbus Red Ribbon poster contest on Friday, October 5, 2018. Posters must be submitted by Thursday, October 18, 2018. Students can stop by the counselor’s office or front office to pick up their poster boards and a copy of the rules for the contest.
  • Catholic High School Parent Information session is scheduled for Monday, October 22, 2018 (location TBD). Topics discussed include teacher recommendation process, school visits, entrance exams and high school expectations.
  • Red Ribbon Week is scheduled for October 22-26. Our theme for this year is “It’s Cool to be Drug Free.” Join us as we celebrate the importance of making good choices and living a drug-free life! Theme days and activities are on the ParentsWeb calendar and will be included in next week's edition of The Messenger.
  • Orbit’s Red Ribbon Rally-October 22. The Astros mascot will be visiting our students to emphasize the importance of making smart decisions when it comes to saying “NO” to drugs and other dangers.
  • St. Thomas High School will be visiting our campus on Tuesday, October 30th to talk with our 7th & 8th grade students about their high school and all the wonderful opportunities they have available at their school. The St. Thomas parent presentation is at 12:30 p.m., immediately following the student presentation.
Box Tops Due Oct. 15th!
BOX TOPS Please turn in all Box Tops (in the front office) by Oct. 15 for our first submission of the year. Please click the image to take you to a list of participating products; many you probably already use. We have an exciting contest planned for the 2nd submission of the year! 
Paduan Parent Collection
If you would like to participate in the Paduan Parent Collection please turn in donations ASAP. This is a one-time collection for Christmas & end-of-the-year giving and benefits 58 staff members. THANK YOU to those that have already contributed.
Upcoming Dates
10/08/2018: NO SCHOOL (Staff Development)
10/10/2018: Mass (5A), 9:00 a.m. in the church
10/11/2018: STAOPCS Rosary (in Spanish), 2:30 p.m. in the church
10/12/2018: 1 st Quarter Ends
10/12/2018: Parent-Teacher Conference Registration Closes @ 12:00 p.m.
10/13/2018: CARDINAL BOWL (St. Anthony vs. SEAS), 1:00 p.m., Strake Jesuit
10/15/2018: Box Tops Due
10/15/2018: STAOPCS Rosary, 8:15 a.m. in the church
10/16/2018: Living Rosary, 8:15 a.m. in the piazza
10/16/2018: Spirit Day at Grub Burger ( bring flyer! )
10/17/2018: Mass (5B), 9:00 a.m. in the church
10/18/2018: 12:00 p.m. NOON DISMISSAL (Fall Conferences)
10/19/2018: 12:00 p.m. NOON DISMISSAL (Fall Conferences)

Full Calendar in ParentsWeb!
Thank you to all of our International Day Volunteers!
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