Save these January Dates!

Saturday, January 26th 
Mostaccioli Madness
4-8pm in the PLC

Sunday, January 27th
Open House and Registration 
for  2019-2020 School Year

Upcoming Dates  
December 4
December 5
Mission Wear w/uniform bottoms
7:45am Birthday Blessing Mass (Dec.) - Gr 3
6:30pm Athletics Mtg (Sci Lab)
December 6
7:45-8:15am Classroom Coffee - Mr. Regenfelder
December 7
7:45-8:15am Classroom Coffee - Mrs. Kosmoski
December 8
8am Feast of the Immaculate Conception  Holy Day Mass
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
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DECEMBER
Monday, 3rd
Family Program
6-6:30pm Vespers (Chapel)
Tuesday, 4th
9:30-11am Mom's Group
5:45-6:45pm Centering Prayer (DMC)
6:30-8:30pm Alpha at Queen of Apostles
7-8:30pm Bible Study
Wednesday, 5th
5-6pm Schola
6:30pm Gr 9/10 Confirmation Session
Thursday, 6th
9:30-11:30am Alpha at St. Anthony
2:30/4:30pm Children's Choir
Friday, 7th
9:30-11am Bible Study
Saturday, 8th
Giving Tree - Take a Tag
8am Immaculate Conception Holy Day Mass
Sunday, 9th
10:15-11:45am O Come Little Children (PLC)
4-6pm Christmas Concert of Lessons and Carols
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

School Committee:
About 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...

Mom's Group: 
The next session will be 9:30-11am on December 4th. 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. 

Field Trip:
Join us in helping spread Christmas cheer to the residents at Mission Creek Senior Community in Waukesha! We will be making a craft and visiting with the residents December 7 from 9:30-11am.

Open Gym:
Bring your preschoolers to the St. Anthony gym December 17 from 10-11:30am for some fun indoor playtime.

O Come Little Children, December 9th
Please register by December 4th
Join us after the 9am Mass for this fun-filled tradition of singing Christmas Carols, making a craft, decorating cookies, and hearing the Christmas story. Breakfast will be served as we celebrate this Holy Season with friends both old and new.  Cost is $10/family. All are welcome! Register

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 3, 2018
From the Desk of Ellen Knippel, Principal

Dear Parents,
Advent is upon us! This morning the 7th graders led us in the blessing of our Advent wreath and then lit our first candle. This is always a very special time in our school! 

Our Christmas tree is also up and lit for the season! This year instead of decorating with ornaments we are putting on HATS AND MITTENS which we will then donate to St Hyacinths before Christmas. If you are able, please send in new hats or mittens to adorn our tree!

Finally, please do not send GLASS containers in your child's lunchbox. We have had a few instances of breakage and we want to keep everyone safe!
 
Advent Blessings!
Mrs. Ellen Knippel
School News
Cough Drops
Tis the season! Please send cough drops in the original bag. If there is menthol or any other drug which limits consumption to once every 2 hours, we will need to keep them in the office for the protection of your child. If they are okay to have in your child's desk, we will confirm that for the teacher. Please do not put a handful in a baggie with a note that says, "These are okay." For liability reasons, we must have the original bag.  Thanks so much for your help!  Here's to a healthy winter!

Have Snow Gear for Little Kids?
If you are purging old (size small) winter hats, snow pants, and gloves or mittens, would you mind sending them to school?  We need spares for grades 3K-5K. 

Mission Wear, December 5th
Students should wear their iPromise Mission wear shirts with uniform bottoms.

Birthday Blessing Mass, December 5th
At the 7:45am Mass, students with December  birthdays will process in with Fr. Tony and be called forth and blessed after communion. Students receiving the birthday blessing may "dress up" on this day (no jeans, shorts, or sweat pants please!)

Classroom Coffee, Dec. 6th and 7th
The next two Classroom Coffees will be with  Mr. Regenfelder  (middle school science) on Dec. 6th
and Mrs. Kosmoski (3K) on Dec. 7th. If you have a
specific question, submit it with your RSVP so they can prepare. All are welcome even if you don't have a child in the grade. 2018-19 Classroom Coffee Schedule. Mark your calendars for Dec. 13th - Mrs. Biwer and Dec. 14th - Ms. Duellman-Arndt.

After-School December Art Club FULL!
The December Art Club with Mrs. Drees is full. Stay tuned for the next offering!

School Christmas Concert, Dec. 18th
All grades will be performing in the annual school Christmas Concert at 6:30pm. Additional info will be available soon.
This is also a Culver's
night and the tradition is to celebrate afterward (or before) with food or a treat !
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.

Crafts at Hope Street Ministry, Dec. 6th
Come do crafts with the children who live at Hope Street Ministry in Milwaukee. We'll create a Christmas tree on one of their walls. Ages 7+ with a parent.

Healing Hearts Meal, Dec. 10th Provide a light meal and/or serve it to grieving children and their families at the Healing Hearts program in Waukesha. We'll bring the food, serve it, and clean up afterwards. Mon., Dec. 10th from 5-6:30 pm.


Classroom Corner


In November, a group of our middle school students raked leaves for an elderly couple from our parish.



They were treated to hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies afterward - along with many delightful stories of the past. 
The couple is so ap preciative of our students' help that they have also promised to make a donation to the school!  


Thank you to the middle school students for helping to give our school a good name in the community! 
Prayers, Celebrations, & Gratitude
Prayers  

 

This Advent season, pray for attentiveness to what truly matters.


Thank You!

Thank you parent volunteers for the food donations and service you provided at the 4K-1st Grade Thanksgiving Feast.
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
The  wait is over!  Here is your Scrip Holiday Gift Guide and Special Edition Holiday Order Form!   Your holiday shopping will be a breeze! 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! Questions? Contact:   Scrip Coordinators
BoxTops 
Box Tops 
Keep collecting for the February Spring Collection Drive. Contact Angie Lois with questions. 
Congrats 5th grade boys for winning both of your games by double digits!

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


Calendar Raffle Winners can be found in the church bulletin.
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