O Come Little Children

  Sunday, Dec. 15th

Join us in the PLC (lunchroom) for this fun-filled tradition of singing Christmas carols, gathering to make a craft as a family, decorating cookies, and hearing the Christmas story. All ages welcome!
Upcoming Dates
December 4
Mission Wear/uniform bottoms
7:45am Children's Mass
December 5
2:30pm School Mass Singers
December 6
2:30pm Art Club
December 9
8am Immaculate Conception Mass
December 10
2:30pm Chess Club
December 11
9am Nativity Play - Gr 1
December 12
2:30pm School Mass Singers
December 13
Spirit Wear/non-uniform bottoms
2:30pm Art Club
December 17
5-9pm!! Culver's Night
5:30pm Band students warm up
5:45pm Students Arrive for Christmas Concert
December 18
7:45am Birthday Blessing Mass (Dec)
December 19
2:30pm School Mass Singers
December 20
Out-of-Uniform Christmas Clothing Acceptable
1pm Geography Bee
2:30pm Art Club
December 23-January 3
No School Christmas Vacation
January 6
Classes Resume
January 13-17
MAP Testing - Avoid Absences!
(This is a date change!)
Quick Links

262-965-2214 - Dousman
262-524-0667 - First Student
262-691-9868 - GoRiteway
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Wendy Hildebrand or 414-526-3877 (text)

The next meeting will be January 13th, at 6:30pm.
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. 

St. Anthony on the Lake Parish
Early Childhood
Our parish offers several programs for preschool-aged children and their guardians. Join the planning committee, meet other moms at the playgroup or burn off energy at the Open Gym.

Mom's Group meets every other Tuesday from 9:30-11am. Childcare available with pre-registration.

December 3, 2019
From the Desk of Ellen Knippel, Principal

Dear Parents,
Happy Advent! I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Now for the three-week push to Christmas break! Lots of things are happening here at school. We began with the lighting of our first candle on the Advent wreath. We were led today by the 7th graders. We learned about the origin of the Advent wreath and what the first candle means (Hope). We then blessed our wreath and look forward to seeing it glow every day, reminding us that the birth of Jesus will soon be here!

This year we will be collecting WATERPROOF mittens and warm hats again to decorate our Advent tree. Additionally, we will be taking part in the St. Anthony Giving Tree. Each child will bring home a slip to let us know how many items your family would like to choose from the Giving Tree to help those in need. All items should be brought to school by December 13th or brought with you to Mass the weekend of December 14 & 15th. As always, we ask that you participate in any way that you, as a family, are able. 

Wishing you many Advent Blessings!
Mrs. Ellen Knippel
School News
HOAX Texts/Emails
Fr. Tony doesn't make personal requests for financial assistance through email/text. Do not respond to such messages and if you receive one,  please notify Ben Brzeski or Art Scheuber in the Parish Office at 262-691-1173.

School Volunteer Opportunities Form
Please return the school volunteer opportunities form if you have not had a chance to do so.

Report Card Envelopes
Report cards were sent home prior to break. Please sign and return the envelope (keep the report card) this week.

After School Art Club, Dec.
Students will make art inspired by Christmas spirit with Mrs. Drees. Information and Registration

Mission Wear, Dec. 4th
Students should wear their "We Are Called" mission shirts with uniform bottoms.

Immaculate Conception Mass, Dec. 9th
Join us at 8am for the Immaculate Conception Mass. There will be no 7pm Mass.

Spirit Wear, Dec. 13th
Students are invited to wear their Mustang spirit wear tops and non-uniform bottoms.

Christmas Concert and Culver's Night, Dec. 17th
Our Christmas Concert will be slightly different this year. Please have your child arrive by 5:45pm (band students at 5:30). Click  Here for more info. Head to the Culver's on Grandview Blvd. before or after the concert. Hours are extended to accommodate our concert! Drive-thru or eat-in any time between 5 and 9pm and 10% will be donated to our school. Don't forget to use Scrip!
We Are Called to Serve
Offertory Gift Bearers  Sign-up

Altar Servers  Sign up here  (Grade 5+)
Hot Lunch Volunteers/Lunchroom Helpers
Questions? Email  Becca Jambois.
This week's servers:
Tues - Need One More
Wed - Need One More
Fri -  Need  One More
Next Mon - Need One More

Playground Duty - 2 per day
Two are needed from 11:25am-12:40pm. Details and sign up for an Aug-Dec slot(s).
Tues - Need One
Wed - Need Two!!
Thurs - Need One
Next Week Mon thru Thurs - Need Two!

School Volunteer Opportunities
We encourage EVERYONE to volunteer at our school and parish. It's our culture and fosters a strong sense of community. How can you find something that fits in with your schedule? Check out our school volunteer webpage. Check often for new opportunities!

Children's Liturgy of the Word
Grade 6 and up are needed during the 9am Masses.  Sign Up .

Mass Childcare Volunteers
Volunteer to help  in the childcare room during any weekend Mass (Grade 6 and up).

Childcare Volunteers for Special Programs/Meetings 
The childcare room is looking for volunteers (grade 6 and up) to help out at upcoming special events. Sign Up  

Atlas of Art with Kids, Dec. 7th
Families with children 6+ do an art project from 10:30am-12pm with children who live at Hope Street Ministry in Milwaukee. Project provided.

Winter Coat Drive, Dec. 7-15th
Place new or gently used coats on the rack in the Gathering Space. Adult sizes will go to St. Dismas Jail Ministry. Children's coats will go to SVdP meal sites. Gloves, hats and scarves also appreciated.

Giving Tree, Dec. 7-8th
Pick up gift tags from the tree in the Gathering Space Dec. 7th and 8th. Return unwrapped gifts Dec. 14th and 15th.
Classroom Corner

5th grade shared their ecosystem projects with other classes before break.
Prayers, Celebrations, & Gratitude
Pray for those grieving this holiday season.

Pray for those undergoing cancer treatment.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Joel Kowalewski - Adley's (gr 2) grandpa.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Austin Taylor - Mrs. Ziegler's 6-year-old grandson who succumbed to Progeria.

Congratulations  to Mark & Colleen Wolf (and big sister Hadleigh, 5K) on the birth of their son Rory Easton Wolf.

Congrats to this group of 3rd grade boys for winning their basketball tournament in the Dells before Thanksgiving break.

Submit prayer requests, celebrations or a thank you to  this email.
Special Holiday Promotion!!
December 5th & 6th ONLY, all credit card purchases made on Shop with Scrip website will have NO fees! Stock up on your holiday gift cards with this first time ever promotion!  Purchase Scrip after Mass, through school, or order 
online Questions? Email  Scrip Coordinators

Box Tops for Education
Have you downloaded the new Box Tops app? It's easy to use and you can see the total school year earnings and your personal contribution!   Questions?  Contact  Angie Lois .  
For $30 your family can receive free admission to ALL home basketball games. 

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.
Newsletter Submissons
Email MELANIE SOBOTKA at  commschool@stanthony.cc
Submissions due Friday for inclusion in the following Monday's newsletter