Our littlest Mustangs with their classroom Advent wreath. 
Upcoming Dates  
December 11
December 12
7:45am Children's Mass - Gr 2
December 13
7:45-8:15am Classroom Coffee - Mrs. Biwer
December 14
7:45-8:15am  Classroom Coffee - Ms. Duellman-Arndt
2:30pm Art Club
December 17
Last day to make Scrip special orders in time for holiday
December 18
6:30pm Christmas Concert (details below)
Scrip sale after concert (church)
December 19
7:45am Children's Mass - Gr 5
9:00am Geography Bee
December 20
7:45-8:15am Classroom Coffee - Mrs. Anderson
December 21
7:45-8:15am Classroom Coffee - Mrs. L'Empereur
2:30pm Art Club
December 22-23
December 24-January 4
Christmas Vacation
January 7
Classes Resume
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DECEMBER
Monday, 10th
6-6:30pm Vespers (Chapel)
Tuesday, 11th
5:45-6:45pm Centering Prayer
6:30-8:30pm Alpha at Queen of Apostles
7-8:30pm Bible Study
7-8:30pm Men of St. Anthony Mtg
Wednesday, 12th
Thursday, 13th 
9:30-11:30am Alpha at St. Anthony
2:30/4:30pm Children's Choir
Friday, 14th
9:30-11am  Bible Study
Saturday, 15th
Choir Cookie Sale Before and After Mass
New/Unwrapped Giving Tree Gifts Due this Weekend
Sunday, 16th
Choir Cookie Sale Before and After Masses
New/Unwrapped Giving Tree Gifts Due this Weekend
Monday, 17th
6-6:30pm Vespers (Chapel)
6:30-7:30pm Spark!
Tuesday, 18th
9:30-11am Mom's Group
5:45-6:45pm Centering Prayer
7-8:30pm Bible Study
Wednesday, 19th
6:30-8:30pm 11th Gr Confirmation Session
Thursday, 20th
2:30/4:30pm Children's Choir
Friday, 21st
9:30-11am Bible Study
Saturday, 22nd
5pm Mass NO Childcare
Sunday, 23rd
NO Childcare for 7:30am and 10:45am Masses
Monday, 24th
3-4pm Christmas Eve Masses (PLC and Church)
9:30pm Christmas Eve Caroling
10-11pm Christmas Eve Mass
Tuesday, 25th
8am Christmas Mass
10am Christmas Mass

School Committee:
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Meeting Minutes
Our next meeting will be January 14th at 6:30pm.
KEEPING ALL OF OUR STUDENTS SAFE
Read the labels at each purchase! Manufacturing processes change!
Avoid items with allergy and ingredient alerts such as: "May Contain Peanut or Tree Nuts" "Processed on shared equipment with Peanuts or Tree Nuts" "Manufactured in a plant with Peanut or Tree Nuts" "Contains Peanut or Tree Nut Ingredients" Your diligence is keeping an allergic child safe at school. Suggested Snack List


SPARK! 
Spend some time with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacament specifically geared for teens and young adults but ALL are welcome!

Join us Monday, December 17th from 6:30-7:30pm in the Daily Mass Chapel. Stay the hour or stop in for 15 minutes.

 Molly Ministry Events
Join Us...

Planning Meeting:
Children are welcome to join us while we plan for future events. Meet in the childcare room January 7th from 9:30-11am.

Mom's Group: 
The next session will be 9:30-11am on December 18th. Childcare is provided with pre-registration. Infants are welcome to stay with Mom.

Guardians and Angels Play Group:
The next session will be December 12th in the childcare room 9:30-11am. 

Open Gym:
Bring your preschoolers to the St. Anthony gym December 17th from 10-11:30am for some fun indoor playtime.
Position Available
Our parish is looking for a warm caring person to be a regular childcare provider on an occasional basis. Hours vary and will include some weekdays and nights, Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings. This is a stipend position. M ust be at least 18 years of age, willing to be flexible and enjoy caring for toddlers and preschoolers.  Contact Kathy Paro or call her at 691-9170 ext.1137.  
 
December 10, 2018
From the Desk of Ellen Knippel, Principal

Dear Parents,
Happy Second Week of Advent. The fifth graders led us in the lighting of our Advent wreath this morning. Last week, we delivered an SUV full of gifts for the Women's Center of Waukesha County (thanks Tracy Tarwacki for delivering)! Thanks to everyone for your generosity! Between the Food Baskets in November, Middle School "Movember," and the Women's Center collection, our students are truly Living the Covenant! Thank you for helping us teach your children by your example!

The students are gearing up for our Annual Christmas Concert! This year's Concert will take place on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30pm in Church. All students (grades 3K - 8) will participate along with our SAL Band! This is always a special evening for our students! Please see the important information at the bottom of today's newsletter regarding call time, dress etc.
 
Advent Blessings!
Mrs. Ellen Knippel
School News
Extended Day Care Rule
We must know when your children will be using EDC the week before we set the schedule so that we can be sure to have enough help available to supervise. Lately we've been getting many, many last minute requests which are making it difficult for us to staff correctly. We understand the occasional emergency - got called into a meeting, flat tire, etc. - and those exceptions will be accepted. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! Your children's best interest is at heart!

Classroom Coffee, Dec. 13th and 14th
The next two Classroom Coffees will be with  Mrs. Biwer  (middle school math) on Dec. 13th and
Ms. Duellman-
Arndt (Gr 5) on Dec. 14th. If you have a specific question,
submit it with your RSVP so they can prepare. All are welcome
2018-19 Classroom Coffee Schedule. Upcoming:
Dec. 20th -
Mrs. Anderson and
Dec. 21st -
Mrs. L'Empereur.

 
Scrip Special Orders, December 17th
The last day to make any special orders to be received in time for Christmas will be December 17th .



School Christmas Concert, Dec. 18th
All grades will be performing in the annual school Christmas Concert at 6:30pm. Please read the additional concert details at the bottom of this newsletter.
This is also a Culver's night and the
tradition is to celebrate afterward (or before) with food or a treat ! Scrip will only be available after the concert in the Gathering Space of church. 

Let's Build It Engineering 
Jan. 29th-Mar. 19th 
Let's Build It - Wacky Waves! is an exhilarating, cutting-edge area of engineering. In this Winter session which will take place on Tuesdays from 2:25-3:25pm, students in Grades 1-6 will design, build, and test various circuits and electronic projects. Register by January 15th for the early bird price of $101.50. Information
Make A Difference
Offertory Gift Bearers
Will your family bring the gifts up at Mass once or twice this year?  Sign-up

Altar Servers
Sign up here to be a Mass Altar Server.

Scrip Data Entry Opportunity
Can be done anywhere - we will train!
Co-Coordinator Role: Work alongside Co-Coordinator Jen Heidenreich. Weekly data entry into scripware programs and bank deposits. Approximately 1.5 hr/week. Interested?  Email Jen

Scrip General Accounting Opportunity
Can be done anywhere - we will train!
Account Reviewer Role:  General accounting on weekly or month-to-month basis based on your schedule. End of fiscal year overview of audit to be submitted to the parish. Approximately 1-1.5 hr/week.  Interested? Email Jen

Hot Lunch Volunteers
Many helpers are still needed to serve lunch. Please consider volunteering - even once or twice a month. Your kids LOVE seeing you there! 11:30am-12:45pm.   Sign up for a December slot. Questions? Contact Gina   

Lunch Room Helper
Circulate throughout the lunch room and assist children during lunch. Wipe down tables after lunch is completed. Time: 11:30am-12:30pm.  Sign up for a December slot . Questions? Contact Gina   

Extended Day Care
Please help spread the word that we are in need of more help for EDC 2-5 days a week. This is a paid position. Call the office for details.

Playground Duty
Two supervisors are needed daily from 11:25am- 12:45pm.  Sign Up Here  

School Volunteering
School Volunteer Opportunities

Children's Liturgy of the Word
Middle/high school and adult volunteers are needed during the 9am Mass each week!  sign up here.

Mass Childcare Volunteers
Volunteer to help  in the childcare room during any weekend Mass.

Food Box Distribution House of Peace, December 19th
Distribute holiday food boxes to families at the House of Peace in Milwaukee. Distribute boxes and help guests with Christmas shopping 4:30-6pm. All ages welcome. Sign up here.


Classroom Corner
6th and 8th grade girls set up this year's Giving Tree in the Gathering Space.


Students gathered around the Advent wreath for the lighting of the first candle.


Fifth grade collaborated to measure two different objects (regular shaped and irregular shaped) in as many ways as possible with tools. The tools used were a triple beam balance, metric ruler, and graduated cylinder to investigate volume, mass, and length.


St. Nick left a little something for the kids.
Prayers, Celebrations, & Gratitude
Prayers  
The Advent theme of waiting confronts us in every aspect of life. Have mercy on our cluttered, too busy and hurried selves. Teach us to be patient in our relationships with others. Allow us to be present for those around us and mindful of what truly matters. 

Thank You!



Thank you for all of these wonderful Women's Center donations!




More Thanks!
"Movember" is a men's health movement during November which raises money and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health/suicide prevention in men. Our middle school students raised money through the whole month which totaled almost $1,000.00!  Everyone did an incredible job and we are very proud of all who donated to a fantastic cause.
Amazon Smile
Holiday Shopping on  Amazon.com? Go to  smile.amazon.com instead and select St. Anthony on the Lake as your charity of choice.  Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to our community!
Scrip
Here is your Scrip Holiday Gift Guide and Special Edition Holiday Order Form N eeding a teacher gift? Stocking stuffer? A little something for your favorite mail carrier? Scrip has something for everyone on your list.  Scrip is also available after weekend Masses! Pick up Scrip for the next Culver's night AFTER the Christmas Concert. Questions? Contact:   Scrip Coordinators
BoxTops 
Box Tops 
Keep collecting for the February Spring Collection Drive. Contact Angie Lois with questions. 
The 8th grade boys' basketball team won their game Saturday! Way to go!

Do you have an athletic picture to share or game results? Send them to this email.

Look How Much Fun the November Middle in the Middle was!
 Join us for December's!

 Drop off and pick up at the main school entrance. We will have snacks and sharing at 6pm, Adoration at 6:30pm (joining Spark!) and then Christmas Caroling in the neighborhood at 7pm. Dress warmly!
 


Calendar Raffle Winners can be found in the church bulletin.
Newsletter Submissons
Email MELANIE SOBOTKA at  commschool@stanthony.cc
Submissions due Friday for inclusion in the following Monday's newsletter