THE MESSENGER February 9, 2018 staopcs.org
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS O loving and gracious God, Father of all, you bless your people in every time and season and provide for their needs through your providential care. Your Church is continually in need of priests, sisters and brothers to offer themselves in the service of the gospel by lives of dedicated love. Open the hearts of your sons and daughters to listen to your call in their lives. Give them the gift of understanding to discern your invitation to serve you and your Church. Give them the gift of courage to follow your call. May they have the spirit of young Samuel who found fulfillment in his life when he said to you, "Speak Lord, for your servant is listening." We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen. We introduced a Vocations Cross and prayer during Catholic Schools Week! The cross will travel between classrooms each week and each class will pray the Vocations Prayer daily. Join us in praying for vocations at home!
MESSAGE FROM ADMINISTRATION
ReneÃ© B. Nunez
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FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018 CALENDAR Mon
Rosary, 8:30 a.m.
Box Tops Due
Mission Matters: Internet Safety Parent Presentation, 11 a.m.
Early Childhood Mardi Gras Parade, 2:15 p.m.
Registration closes for new students
PTC Wizard opens, 9 a.m. (conferences)
$5 Free Dress Day benefiting Steps for Students!
Mass (5B), 9 a.m.
Love & Logic, 1 p.m. Rosary (en Espanol), 2:30 p.m.
STAOPCS Fish Fry & Stations of the Cross SATURDAY, FEB. 17 STEPS FOR STUDENTS
INTERNET SAFETY WEEK 19
Steps for Students Participation Day (for all Steps team members)
Spirit Night at Russo’s, 5—8 p.m.
Mass (8–1), 9 a.m.
Rosary (en Espanol), 2:30 p.m.
$1 T–shirt & Jean Day to benefit Maryknoll PTC Wizard closes—12 p.m. (conferences)
Rosary, 8:30 a.m.
26 Rosary, 8:30 a.m.
Mass (8–2), 9 a.m.
Early Release Day (noon)
Go Texan Day (in classrooms)
Early Release Day (noon) Spring Conferences
INTERNET SAFETY WEEK Internet Safety Week is February 12–16! Students will be participating in Internet Safety lessons, presentations and activities.
ALL–SCHOOL NEWS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FISH FRY & STATIONS OF FRIDAY, FEB.16TH
PARENTS: There are opportunities below to bring in baked goods for selling at the fish fry. Thank you for your help! MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS: There are service opportunities to assist the Knights during the fish fry at the baked goods table. FAMILIES: There are opportunities below to participate in Stations of the Cross. FISH FRY & STATIONS SIGN–UP GENIUS PARENT–TEACHER CONFERENCES Thursday, March 1| 1:00–4:45 PM Friday, March 2 | 1:00–4:30 PM
Thursday and Friday are 1/2 days. Dismissal for all grades is at 12:00 Noon.
PARENT–TEACHER CONFERENCE PROCEDURES Sign–ups open online on Thursday, February 15th at 9:00 AM and close on Friday, February 23rd at 12:00 Noon. Sign–up for conferences will be online using PTC Wizard. A link to PTC Wizard will be available on our website. If you have registered in the past, you will not need to register again — use your same user name and password. New families will register with their own email address. Everyone will review the available time slots for the teachers they choose. Students must attend conferences with parents to be counted present for the day. Attending a conference on a day other than the official conference days noted on the school calendar result in a student being counted absent on conference day. In the fall, 4th & 5th grade students and parents meet with their homeroom teacher. They meet with the other grade level teacher in the spring. Parents of middle school students must choose one of their child’s teachers to conference with. In planning, we have allowed for only one conference per parent/student. You may choose to conference with a teacher from whom your child needs extra academic support OR your child’s advisor. Congratulations to the Amparan Family! They won priority scheduling for Fall and Spring conferences at the Auction Gala last year. This allows their family priority sign–ups for both conferences. This auction item will be available to bid on again this year at our Gala on April 13, 2018.
ALL–SCHOOL NEWS BASEBALL COACH OPENING St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School has an immediate need for a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and passionate individual to coach our Middle School Baseball B Team for the 2018 Spring Season. The practices and games usually occur weekdays after 3:30pm. Practices will start next week 2/5 and games will start mid–February. The baseball season runs thru April. This is a stipend coaching position only. All SAOPCS Coaches must complete VIRTUS training. If you love baseball and are looking for a rewarding challenge – please contact Athletic Coordinator – Dale Quickel – 281–296–2800 ext. 181 or e–mail at email@example.com for more information.
SAVE THE DATE! GRANDPARENTS DAY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH MORE DETAILS TO COME! UPCOMING SPIRIT NIGHTS RUSSO’S Tuesday, Feb. 20th | 5—8 p.m. 3335 College Park Dr, 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384
Bring flyer or tell server you are supporting St. Anthony!
NURSE’S NOTES From 2–2–18 to 2–8–18 02–05–18 4A Strep Throat 02–05–18 5B & 6A Vomiting & Fever 02–06–18 Pre–K4B Pink Eye 02–06–18 7A Influenza & Strep Throat 02–07–18 5A Influenza 02–07–18 2B Vomiting 02–08–18 Pre–K3 Strep Throat **There are several colds/viruses going around as well.** TYPE 1 DIABETES AWARENESS One year ago, Amelia Schmidt, a fellow student in 3rd grade was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes. Living with Type One requires so much strength and courage and she has shown this daily. Her family would like to thank her teachers, staff, friends and families that have supported us on this journey so far. We choose to celebrate her journey for all that she’s accomplished and for never giving up. To keep our families informed we have included the symptoms Type ONE Diabetes so that our families can be attentive!
2ND QUARTER AWARDS HONOR ROLL 5TH GRADE: Ana Bong, Sofi De Aguirre, Jimena de la Maza, Tommy Laher, Colin Leahey, Addie Leddy, Jessica Olsen, Molly Clare Snipp, Clare Strecker, Anna Clare Usner ST. ANTHONY HONOR ROLL 6TH GRADE: Jessica Bazaldua, Megan Brady, Josie Domitrovic, Ben Fedoruk, Victoria Hibbeler, Mary Kate Kalke, Nita Kuttarappallil, Sophie Kratter, David Nelli, Annie Perry, Sofia Ritchey, Rachel Rodriguez, Kathryn Vieceli, Ashley Wong 7TH GRADE: Rebeca Amparan, Jordan Booth, James Dickinson, Collin Dufrene, Mary Ferguson, Jackson Knower, Dane LeMaster, Marianna Munguia, Ted Naeher, Emily Perry, Christopher Poisler, Michael Sibille 8TH GRADE: Riley Amador, Ashling DeGraaf, Samuel Denison, Joshua Fishman, John Hill, Patrick Jannes, Avery Kemp, Nicole Kowalchuk, Sarah Page, Giselle Pedraza, Rachel Strapp, Reagan Whatley PADUAN HONOR ROLL 6TH GRADE: Alfredo Amparan, Alondra Martinez, Lauren McCollor, Andrea Sevilla, Diego Suarez, Jacob Trotter 7TH GRADE: Nateli Ferguson, Sofia Ocejo, Eric Rivers 8TH GRADE: Kyle Dixon, Flora Domitrovic, Luke Evans, Sean Fitzpatrick, Addison Janiszewski, John Podowski, Ethan Reyes PADUAN PRIDE AWARD 1ST GRADE: Kate McCollor, Alex Ahearn, Tora Ochs, Mario Polo 2ND GRADE: Carlos Garza, Fernanda Yepiz, Amelie Hernandezâ€“Parks, Evan Yu 3RD GRADE: Valentino Correa, Cecelia Nahigian, Cameron Piefer, Sydney Tajong 4TH GRADE: Sofia Cruz, Luke Twellman, Sophia Colletti, Benjamin Ross 5TH GRADE: Madeline Bitting, Addison Leddy, Clare Strecker, Tommy Laher 6TH GRADE: Kathryn Vieceli, Lauren McCollor, Rocky Grado, Ashley Wong 7TH GRADE: Nathan Doiron, Mary Ferguson, Vivienne Floyd, Chase Garcia 8TH GRADE: Matthew Brady, Nicole Kowalchuk, Styles Page, Sasha Heinle CHRISTIAN SPIRIT AWARD 1ST GRADE: Jacob Cooper, Lelis Schubert, Isabella Colletti, Joshua Munoz 2ND GRADE: Jordi Meinelt, Jacob Fedoruk, Hallie Martin, Caleb Piefer 3RD GRADE: Jacob Dickinson, Amelia Schmidt, Pablo Cavaluzzi, Mariana Otero 4TH GRADE: Anderson Dufrene, Lauren Hill, Ava Coomes, Sabrina Munguia 5TH GRADE: Alexander Hazos, Molly Snipp, Sofia DeAguirre, Cooper Hansen 6TH GRADE: Josie Domitrovic, Mary Kate Kalke, Sally Heuring, David Nelli 7TH GRADE: Martina Lease, James Dickinson, Avery Hansen, Collin Dufrene 8TH GRADE: Jonathon Lee, Sarah Page, Ethan Reyes, Isa Guzman BEACON OF 1ST GRADE: 2ND GRADE: 3RD GRADE: 4TH GRADE: 5TH GRADE: 6TH GRADE: 7TH GRADE: 8TH GRADE:
LIGHT AWARD John Davenport, Elisa Mora, George Tomas, Marissa Ekwue Hanna Brumfield, Cherisse Burns, Soraya Tamas, Ian Johnston Lizzie Marcotte, Morgan Ferguson, Jesse Hunter Ana Tejeda, Rex McKeig, Andres Ritchey, Lincoln Wilson Cadence Moorman, Molly Miller, Cameron Leslie Nita Kuttarappallil, Ben Fedoruk, Graham Perkins, Maddie Dykes Hannah Dompnier, Dane LeMaster, Nateli Ferguson Giselle Pedraza, John Podowski, Will Phillips, Natalie McKeig
STEPS FOR STUDENTS
FEBRUARY 17TH, 2018
200+ TEAM REGISTRANTS: Mrs. Nunez & Mrs. Booth will KISS A PIG on DNN! – We are SO CLOSE! Register today to support our school! $5 FREE DRESS DAY BENEFITTING THE STAOPCS TEAM Friday, February 16th All students will be encouraged to bring $5 for free dress to show their support of the STAOPCS Steps for Students team.
IPAD DRAWING Monday, February 19th All Steps for Students participants/families who raise over $500 through their Steps for Students fundraising page will be entered into a drawing to receive a “loaded” iPad!
STEPS PARTICIPATION DAY Monday, February 19th All students who participated in the Steps for Students 5K on Saturday, February 17, 2018, (either walking/running/volunteering or “snoozing”) will be encouraged to wear their Steps shirt/jeans/shoes of their choice (following dress code guidelines) to school. REGISTER TODAY: HTTPS://STEPS4STUDENTS.ORG/
LUCKY HEARTS GALA
PARTIES & SOCIALS ARE OPEN! Please visit the Gala website to reserve your spots at 501auctions.com/staopcs. UPCOMING PARTIES & SOCIALS—REGISTER NOW! Tuesday, February 13 | MIDDLE SCHOOL: Texas Hold 'Em Poker Party Thursday, February 15 | Paduan Palette Painting Party—ONLY 5 SPOTS REMAIN Thursday, February 15 | 2ND GRADERS: Puzzle and Pizza Social—ONLY 2 SPOTS REMAIN Sunday, February 18 | 5TH GRADERS: Petting Zoo and Pizza Party Friday, February 23 | Pizza and Ice Cream Sundae Bar With the Principals (K–3rd) Friday, February 23 | Pizza and Ice Cream Sundae Bar With the Principals (4th–8th) – ONLY 4 SPOTS REMAIN
RECENT PARTIES ADDED! 7th Annual Dad's Night Out With a Side of Scotch and Cigars Tequila Tasting and Karaoke Couples Party—ONLY 1 SPOT AVAILABLE! AMAZON REGISTRY—NEW ITEMS ADDED! We have conveniently set up a gift registry at Amazon.com to make donating an auction item quick & convenient! HOW CAN YOU HELP? Do you have a vacation home to offer or tickets to the theater or a sporting event? Or you can collaborate with other families and put together a big–ticket item, such as a trip, a painting class for girlfriends, use your imagination! Whatever you choose to donate, you can submit your items easily through our auction website.
Thank you sincerely for your support of our biggest fundraising event of the school year!
The St. Anthony of Padua team won 2nd place (out of 16 teams) in Significa at the St. Pius X Middle School Academic Rally this weekend! Congratulate our Dolphins!
â€“ We are so proud of our students (and alumni!) who represented St. Anthony of Padua at the Mass and awards ceremony for the 14th Annual University of St. Thomas/ Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Essay Contest!
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