Dear St. Anthony Families,
Thank you for attending our first parent/teacher/student conferences of the school year today. Conferences provide the opportunity for teachers to share a student’s academic progress and personal growth based on the teacher’s classroom observations, fall NWEA testing data, subject area assessments, and daily assignment grades. If you did not schedule a conference, I encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher through email to ask some questions and get an idea of how they are doing after the first month of school.
This week, at St. Anthony our school family was dedicated not only to academics but also enjoyed several opportunities for community prayer and celebration together. On Monday, Mrs. Duffell and Mrs. Bex led the school in saying a Patriotic Rosary in memory of the events of September 11, 2001 and for continued protection of our country. Thursday after mass, our 4th-8th grade students participated in Eucharistic Adoration and the peace that followed their time with our Lord could be felt throughout the hallways and classrooms in the school. Different grade levels will rotate attending Adoration each month. This week was also CRHS homecoming week and our Student Council planned a great week of celebration days. I loved the enthusiasm of all our students and staff as they dressed up in celebration. Good luck tonight to the CRHS Raiders football team in their homecoming game on Reese Field!
Again, I always want to prioritize student safety, especially when staff and students are outside the building at dismissal and on the playground. This week we have had a few instances of parents picking up students in cars along Bolton Square Blvd, behind where our students stand in the parking lot. I have already created a new dismissal procedure for parents wishing to walk up or pick up students outside the parking lot area in Max Behr park. Families have the option to sign their children up to be walk-up pick up from Door #8 at the school building. You are never allowed to drive up and instruct your children to come to your car outside of the designated pick up area. This creates many safety issues and puts students in physical danger when they leave a supervised area and run out into the street. I am certain you will help the school staff and administration keep everyone safe by following our dismissal procedures. As the handbook states, failure to follow dismissal procedures can and will result in disciplinary action.
Finally, we have an important calendar update for families. Tuesday November 21st, 2023 and Friday May 3rd, 2024 are now regular school days with 1:30 dismissals. This is a change from the previously planned Elearning days. Please mark your calendars with these changes. Students will come home on Monday with updated print calendars for you to keep at home.
Don’t forget to do your homework, go to church on Sunday, and remember who we are; we are St. Anthony Spartans.
Love and light,
We Are One
“As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.”
1 Corinthians 12:20