Upcoming Dates
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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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. Our next gathering will be December 17th. Childcare available with pre-registration

The 6th Annual Trivia Night (& movie night for children up to 10 years old) will be Saturday, January 25th, 6-8:30pm. Join us for pizza and a little friendly competition as teams of couples compete against each other. Please register by Jan. 20th.   Sign Up


December 9, 2019
From the Desk of Ellen Knippel, Principal

Dear Parents,
Happy second week of Advent! Our school is abuzz with excitement and anticipation! We celebrated Mass this morning for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (no Mass on Wed. of this week). 

Our Advent Wreath candle prayer will be led by the 5th grade this week. The K5 students will be singing for the Young At Heart and the first grade will be presenting the annual Nativity Play! The entire school is busy preparing for our Christmas concert. You are in for a real treat!

Thank you to those who have brought in mittens and hats for our outreach project. They will be presented to Robyn's Nest. This is an outlet of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Please continue to send them in and we will put them on our Advent Tree. Also, the gifts for the parish Giving Tree are due this week. Details can be found below.

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.

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

Advent Tree and Giving Tree
We are collecting WATERPROOF mittens and warm hats again to decorate our Advent tree. In addition, we will be taking part in the St. Anthony Giving Tree. If you choose to participate in the Giving Tree, all items should be brought to school by this Friday, Dec. 13th or brought to Mass the weekend of Dec. 14th/15th.

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

Open House and Car Magnets
Open House is just around the corner (Jan. 26th)! In lieu of yard signs, the marketing committee has ordered promotional car magnets this year. Help spread the word about our event & advertise our school by putting a magnet on your car! Magnets are the size of a bumper sticker and will be available after the Christmas concert. Watch for more details about Open House in the weeks to come and please consider volunteering to help with the event! Open House Volunteer Opportunities

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).
The band will begin right at 6pm. Our K3-K5 students will perform after the band and may leave the concert after their own performance.  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. Scrip will only be sold AT CHURCH the night of the concert. 

TADS Tuition, Due Dec. 20th
You should have received an email from TADS informing you of the tuition amount due this month. Because of an internal error, the tuition due date was moved. Please pay by Dec. 20th. For those with automatic withdrawal, the tuition will be withdrawn on Dec. 20th.
We Are Called to Serve
Open House Volunteers, Jan. 26th
Sign up to help at our open house on Sunday, Jan. 26th.

Hot Lunch Volunteers/Lunchroom Helpers
Questions? Email  Becca Jambois.
This week's servers:
Tues, Thurs, and Fri - Need One  
Next Mon - Need One

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

School Volunteer Opportunities
Check out our school volunteer webpage. An Open House sign up will be posted on the page soon. Open House is on a Sunday (Jan. 26), so this is a great opportunity for working parents to get involved!

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
Return unwrapped gifts Dec. 14th and 15th to the Gathering Space.

FaithWorks helps parish families live the Gospel of Jesus Christ by serving others. Opportunities

Offertory Gift Bearers  Sign-up

Altar Servers  Sign up here   (Grade 5+)

Children's Liturgy of the Word 
(Grade 6+) 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
Classroom Corner

K5 made candy canes out of beads and pipe cleaners and Christmas cards to send to the soldiers overseas. The husband of Mrs. Z's niece (a SAL alumn), is overseas currently and will hand them out.
Prayers, Celebrations, & Gratitude

The 8th grade girls' basketball team won the consolation championship at St. John Vianney last week. Way to go!

The 6th grade boys' team took 2nd place in the Wauwatosa Catholic St. Nick's basketball tournament Sunday. Congrats boys!
Submit prayer requests, celebrations or a thank you to  this email.
Special Holiday Promotion!!
Remember scrip for all of your holiday gift card needs! Shop online or print out the order form and turn it into school.
Smaller denominations are available for remembering your postal worker, bus driver or garbage collector!

Culver night is the same night as our school Christmas concert. 
Scrip will only be sold AT CHURCH that night.  Come fill all of your last minute gift need and stock up on Culvers gift cards!

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 .  

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
Submissions due Friday for inclusion in the following Monday's newsletter