Don't forget to pick up a yard sign promoting next month's Open House after Tuesday's Christmas Concert! Grandparents are welcome to take a sign as well!
Upcoming Dates  
December 17
Last day to make Scrip special orders in time for holiday
December 18
6:10pm Students should arrive for Concert
6:30pm Christmas Concert (details below)
Scrip sale after concert (church)
Open House yard sign pickup (after Concert)
December 19
7:45am Children's Mass - Gr 5
9am Geography Bee
December 20
7:45-8:15am Classroom Coffee - Mrs. Anderson
December 21
Out of Uniform Day - Merry Christmas!
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
Quick Links

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Parish Connection  
DECEMBER
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
Monday, 31st
Solemnity of Mary Holy Day Mass
JANUARY
Tuesday, 1st
Solemnity of Mary Holy Day 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 time with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacament specifically geared for teens and young adults but ALL are welcome!

Join us tonight 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.
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 17, 2018
From the Desk of Ellen Knippel, Principal

Dear Parents,
Christmas Vacation is almost upon us and the excitement is in the air!! The students have been hard at work preparing for tomorrow night's annual Christmas Concert. Students should plan on arriving by 6:10pm. They may go directly to their seats. Our 3K and 4K will meet their teachers in the fireplace room. They may be seated with parents, after they have performed, for the remainder of the concert. Please see Concert details below.
   
We have had a rash of tardy students lately. I know it is sometimes difficult to get up on these cold winter mornings BUT... the bell rings at 7:30...The TARDY bell is 7:35. All students should be in their classrooms ready to go by 7:35. Please help me, your child, and your child's teacher to start the day off calmly and positively by being on time for school each and every day.
 
From all of us here at St. Anthony on the Lake: We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Blessings!
Mrs. Ellen Knippel
School News
Save the Date: KISS, March 15th
We have moved Grandparent's Day to March 15th and have renamed it KISS (Kids Invite Someone Special). We have found that more and more students do not have grandparents in the area and we encourage everyone to bring a special someone (of course grandparents are encouraged to BE that someone special). We will begin with 10am Mass. Lunch and a classroom craft will follow. Details will be sent home closer to the date.
 
Classroom Coffee, Dec. 20th and 21st
The next two Classroom Coffees will be with  Mrs. Anderson  (Gr 7) on Dec. 20th and
Mrs. L'Empereur   (Gr 4) on Dec. 21st. If  you have a specific question,  s ubmit it with your RSVP so they can prepare.  All are welcome
2018-19 Classroom Coffee Schedule  
Upcoming: Jan. 10th - Mrs. Kahler and Jan. 11th - Mrs. Stubbs.

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



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. 
Also, don't forget to pick up an Open House yard sign afterward!

Christmas Out of Uniform Day, Dec. 21st
Students may have a FREE Christmas out-of-uniform day this Friday!  Christmas attire is welcome - but no pajamas!

After-School Art Club, Jan. 11th and 18th
It's time to register for the January Art Club. Students (all ages and limited to 25) stay after school for an hour on January 11th and 18th and focus on a space-themed project with Mrs. Drees. Cost is $20.  Info and Registration

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.

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 or January 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 or January 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

After studying bird habitats, second graders made bird seed ornaments for the winter birds.


8th grade added a touch of Chemistry to their tree.  It's a Chemis-tree!
Prayers, Celebrations, & Gratitude
Prayers  
As we joyfully await the birth of Jesus,  let us stand firm in justice and be defenders of all for whom there is no room. 
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 Scrip has something for everyone on your list.  Scrip is available after weekend Masses too! Pick up Scrip for the next Culver's night AFTER the Christmas Concert. Questions?  Scrip Coordinators
BoxTops 
Box Tops 
Watch for the February Spring Collection Drive. Questions?  Angie Lois 
Congrats to the 5th grade boys for winning their Thursday (32-16) and Saturday (30-19) St. Joe's Grafton tournament games and Saturday league game!

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