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THE MESSENGER SPECIAL GALA EDITION | January 9, 2017 501auctions.com/staopcs


MESSAGE FROM GALA CHAIRS Dear St. Anthony of Padua Families, It is our distinct pleasure and honor to chair the 16th annual St. Anthony of Padua Gala. This year our Gala theme is “There’s No Place Like Home.” Our theme reflects the fact that for the first time in a long time, the Gala will be held on campus at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School, reminding us of the significance of this event for the families and students we serve. We are excited to transform the gym into a beautiful and fun setting where you can socialize with clergy, faculty, parents, parishioners, and friends devoted to supporting our school and students. Our dynamic and dedicated team of volunteers and committee members are working hard to make this an unforgettable Gala. We think some new special touches and unique enhancements will make this a milestone event you will not want to miss. The success of this year’s Gala would no be possible without the support of our entire school community. Please carefully review this special edition of The Messenger for details on how you can get involved. Your presence and support means the world to us and we look forward to seeing you on April 28th, 2017 at the “There’s No Place Like Home” Gala. Sincerely,

Leigh Moorman Gala Co-Chair

Katie Tressel Gala Co-Chair


EVENT DETAILS Friday, April 28th St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School Cocktail Attire Catered by:

THE NIGHT’S PROGRAM… 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Pre–Party (Sponsors only) 6:30 p.m. Guest Check-In Begins 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction 7:30 p.m. Dinner 8:30 p.m. Live Auction Dancing will begin after live auction concludes INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $150 PADUAN PATRONS: $500 Paduan Patrons receive:    

Two reserved seats at the Gala Invitation to Gala pre-party from 6-6:30 p.m. Recognition and name on Gala website and sponsor page of the auction catalog Specially-designed gift

Tickets are available at 501auctions.com/staopcs


DONATE AN AUCTION ITEM Our Gala Committee is hard at work looking for the most desirable items out there, and we would love your help! If you have an item or service to donate to the auction, please fill out the donation form on the Gala website. We are grateful for your support. Please submit your donations no later than April 7th to ensure inclusion in the silent auction. NEW! Silent Auction Gift Registry Need an idea something to donate? Our Gala Committee has picked out some "Wish List" items. Click here to visit our Amazon Registry and start shopping! A Gala Committee member would be happy to pick up any donated items at your convenience, or you may send items directly to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School, 7901 Bay Branch Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77382. For any questions about the registry or an item you would like to donate please don’t hesitate to contact us at advancement@staopcs.org.


SPONSORSHIPS St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School is unable to sustain our school’s programs without the considerable assistance of our community. We hope that you will consider becoming a sponsor at our 16th Annual Gala and that you will find a lot of value in your sponsorship investment—all to help our students! Please submit your commitment no later than April 7th, 2017, to ensure proper recognition at the auction and on our website. For your convenience, sponsorship commitments may be made online! Please don’t hesitate to contact Katie Tressel at advancement@staopcs.org or 281.296.0300, if you have any questions.

Platinum Sponsor - $10,000

Silver Sponsor - $5,000

Two tables of ten with premiere seating

One table of ten with premiere seating

Invitation to the Gala pre-party from 6-6:30 p.m.

Invitation to the Gala pre-party from 6-6:30 p.m.

Forty drink tickets for cash bar portion of evening

Ten drink tickets for cash bar portion of evening

Full-page ad/dedication in the auction program

Half-page ad/dedication in the auction program

Four social media posts

Two social media posts

Clickable logo on the event website which will redirect guests to the sponsor’s website

Recognition and logo in the St. Anthony of Padua church bulletin

Recognition and logo on the sponsor page of the auction catalog

Company logo will appear on 501Auctions Bid System

Thank you published in The Villager

Recognition and logo in the St. Anthony of Padua church bulletin

Recognition and logo on the sponsor page of the auction catalog

Recognition in the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School Annual Report

Thank you published in The Villager

Recognition in the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School Annual Report

Gold Sponsor - $7,500

Ruby Sponsor - $2,500 

One table of ten at the Gala

Invitation to the Gala pre-party from 6-6:30 p.m.

Ten drink tickets for cash bar portion of evening

One table of ten with premiere seating

Quarter-page ad/dedication in the auction program

Invitation to the Gala pre-party from 6-6:30 p.m.

One social media post

Twenty drink tickets for cash bar portion of evening

Recognition in the St. Anthony of Padua church bulletin

Half-page ad/dedication in the auction program

Recognition on the sponsor page of the auction catalog

Three social media posts

Thank you published in The Villager

Clickable logo on the event website which will redirect guests to the sponsor’s website

Recognition in the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School Annual Report

Company logo will appear on 501Auctions Bid System

Recognition and logo in the St. Anthony of Padua church bulletin

Recognition and logo on the sponsor page of the auction catalog

Yellow Brick Road Sponsor - $500

Thank you published in The Villager

Recognition on the event website

Recognition in the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School Annual Report

Quarter-page ad/dedication in the auction program

Recognition on the sponsor page of the auction program


SIGN-UP PARTIES What is a sign-up party? A sign-up party is hosted by a STAOPCS family or staff for STAOPCS families and can be adult- or child-centered—and most importantly, FUN! The host covers the cost of the party and plans the party. Proceeds from the parties are then contributed to the Gala! What are the sign-up parties this year? We have included descriptions of current sign-up parties that are open for registration. It is possible that more can and will be added! How do I purchase a space for a sign-up party? Visit the Gala website at 501auctions.com/staopcs and click Sign-up Parties to purchase your sign-up parties! Current sign-up parties are open for purchase today, January 9, 2017. Interested in hosting a sign-up party for this year’s Gala? Contact advancement@staopcs.org as soon as possible!


SIGN-UP PARTIES PREK3 AND PREK4 LUAU PARTY Aloha PK3 AM/PM, and PK4 AM/PM. It’s time to set sail to the Island of Paradise with Mrs. Foy and Mrs. Rodriguez, Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Dalton. Enjoy all the fun through the eyes of a PK3 and PK4 student… food, activities, dancing and most of all, FUN!!!! Date (Time): Sunday, April 3, 2016 (3:00 – 5:00 pm) Cost: $50 per student Restrictions: Open to 24 students currently enrolled in a PreK3 or PreK4 class at STAOPCS Hosted by: Mrs. Foy, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Dalton KINDERGARTEN DRIVE-IN MOVIE PARTY Join your teachers for an old fashioned drive-in movie. Students will be invited to bring a blanket and pajamas to movie time. The movie will be shown in the AMR, with each participant getting their very own car to sit in while enjoying the movie. Popcorn and candy will be served. Date (Time): Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (4:00 – 6:00 pm) Cost: $50 per student Restrictions: Open to 20 students currently enrolled in Mrs. Smith's or Ms. Golden's Kindergarten class at STAOPCS Hosted by: Mrs. Golden, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Dueitt and Mrs. Osman 1ST GRADE JEDI KNIGHT/PRINCESS LEIA PARTY Mrs. Birsinger and Mrs. Lyons are seeking brave 1st grade Jedi Knights/Princess Leias to join us on a quest in a galaxy far, far away. Will the force be with you? Or will you turn to the dark side? Date (Time): Friday, April 7, 2017 (3:30 pm – 5:00 pm) Cost: $50 per student Restrictions: Open to 20 students currently enrolled in Mrs. Birsinger's or Mrs. Lyons' 1st grade class at STAOPCS Hosted by: Mrs. Birsinger and Mrs. Lyons 2ND GRADE TOUR DE GALA BIKE ADVENTURE Join your 2nd grade teachers on an exciting bike tour! Bikers will meet on campus after school, take off on the greenbelt trails following their fearless leaders, and enjoy nature and the thrill of the ride to North Shore Park for hydration and body fuel. Bikers must provide their own bike and helmet. **Parents, please make arrangements to pick up your biker from North Shore Park.** Date (Time): Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (3:30 pm) Cost: $50 per student Restrictions: Open to 10 students currently enrolled in Mrs. Larkin's or Mrs. Abib's 2nd grade class at STAOPCS Hosted by: Mrs. Abib and Mrs. Larkin

Visit the Gala website at 501auctions.com/staopcs and click Sign-up Parties to purchase your sign-up parties!


SIGN-UP PARTIES 2ND GRADE PICNIC WITH FATHER TOM Don’t miss this special opportunity for our most recent Communicants to have an picnic lunch with Father Tom. Date (Time): Friday, May 12, 2017 (during 2nd grade lunchtime) Cost: $75 per student Restrictions: Open to 20 students currently enrolled in 2nd grade at STAOPCS Hosted by: Father Tom Sponsored by: The Marcotte Family MRS. LOYO’S 3RD GRADE ICE CREAM SUNDAE/BOARD GAME PARTY Join Mrs. Loyo for a special treat and some games after school. You are invited to bring your favorite board game and join your teacher in the classroom where you will be treated to an ice cream sundae and a fun time. Each student will take home an ice cream bowl and a framed picture of their special experience. Date (Time): Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (3:15 – 4:30pm) Cost: $50 per student Hosted by: Mrs. Loyo Restrictions: Open to 12 students currently enrolled in Mrs. Loyo's 3rd grade class at STAOPCS MRS. GLANVILLE’S 3RD GRADE ICE CREAM SUNDAE/BOARD GAME PARTY Join Mrs. Glanville for a special treat and some games after school. You are invited to bring your favorite board game and join your teacher in the classroom where you will be treated to an ice cream sundae and a fun time. Each student will take home an ice cream bowl and a framed picture of their special experience. Date (Time): Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (3:15 – 4:30pm) Cost: $50 per student Hosted by: Mrs. Glanville Restrictions: Open to 12 students currently enrolled in Mrs. Glanville's 3rd grade class at STAOPCS KINDERGARTEN – 3RD GRADERS: PIZZA AND ICE CREAM SUNDAE BAR WITH THE PRINCIPALS! The Administrative Office Suite will be transformed into a quaint Italian pizzeria for twelve lucky K - 3rd grade students when they are “sent to the principal’s office” this April. Enjoy pizza and ice cream sundaes served by Mrs. Nunez and Mrs. Leddy! They promise your experience will be a memorable one. Date (Time): Friday, April 21, 2017 (11:00 – 11:45am) Cost: $75 per student Restrictions: Open to 12 students currently enrolled in K-3rd grade at STAOPCS Hosted by: Mrs. Nunez and Mrs. Leddy

Visit the Gala website at 501auctions.com/staopcs and click Sign-up Parties to purchase your sign-up parties!


SIGN-UP PARTIES AMERICAN GIRL CRAFT PARTY Bring your favorite American Girl doll and join us for craft fun! Students will be treated to party snacks and will get to take their creations home after this special event. Date (Time): Thursday, March 2, 2016 (4:30 – 6:00pm) Cost: $50 per student Restrictions: Open to 12 students currently enrolled in 1st - 4th grade at STAOPCS Hosted By: Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Tressel MS. PEREZ’S 5TH GRADE SUNDAE BLAST Ms. Perez’s class, join your teacher for a Sundae Blast. Students will enjoy making a colossal ice cream sundae, complete with amazing toppings. Students will take home a cool ice cream bowl along with a decorated ice cream parlor hat. Date (Time): TBD Cost: $50 per student Restrictions: Open to 10 students currently enrolled in Ms. Perez's 5th grade class at STAOPCS Hosted by: Ms. Perez MS. GRAFF’S 5TH GRADE SUNDAE BLAST Ms. Graff’s class, join your teacher for a Sundae Blast. Students will enjoy making a colossal ice cream sundae, complete with amazing toppings. Students will take home a cool ice cream bowl along with a decorated ice cream parlor hat. Date (Time): TBD Cost: $50 per student Restrictions: Open to 10 students currently enrolled in Ms. Graff's 5th grade class at STAOPCS Hosted by: Ms. Graff 6TH GRADE MINUTE-TO-WIN IT PARTY Date (Time): TBD (during social time and lunch) Cost: $50 per student Restrictions: Open to 16 students currently enrolled in Mrs. Gregory's or Mrs. Petillo's 6th grade advisory class at STAOPCS Hosted by: Mrs. Gregory and Mrs. Petillo

Visit the Gala website at 501auctions.com/staopcs and click Sign-up Parties to purchase your sign-up parties!


SIGN-UP PARTIES 7TH GRADE SKY ZONE PARTY Grab your SkySocks and join your teachers for a fun time at Sky Zone! Pizza and drinks will be provided. Date (Time): March 31, 2017 (4:30 – 6:00 pm) Cost: $75 per student Restrictions: Open to 25 students currently enrolled in Mrs. Olsen's or Mrs. Sturgeon's 7th advisory grade class at STAOPCS Hosted by: Mrs. Olsen and Mrs. Sturgeon 8TH GRADE BYOT PARTY Bring Your Own Technology and join your fearless 8th grade leaders for some pizza and a fun time in the classroom as you're given access to your cell phone or tablet DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!!! Date (Time): TBD (during social time and lunch) Cost: $50 per student Hosted by: Mr. Cayanan and Ms. Parks Restrictions: Open to 48 students currently enrolled in Mr. Cayanan's or Ms. Parks' advisory class 4TH – 8TH GRADERS: PIZZA AND ICE CREAM SUNDAE BAR WITH THE PRINCIPALS! The Administrative Office Suite will be transformed into a quaint Italian pizzeria for twelve lucky 4th - 8th grade students when they are “sent to the principal’s office” this April. Enjoy pizza and ice cream sundaes served by Mrs. Nunez, Mrs. Leddy and Mrs. Shamas! They promise your experience will be a memorable one. Date (Time): Friday, April 21, 2017 (12:00 – 12:45 pm) Cost: $75 per student Hosted by: Mrs. Nunez, Mrs. Leddy and Mrs. Shamas Restrictions: Open to 12 students currently enrolled in 4th – 8th grade at STAOPCS PADUAN PALETTE PAINTING PARTY Make plans now to attend the Paduan Palette Painting party. Each student will take home a canvas that they have painted with guidance from the master artist herself, Mrs. Ettman. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Date (Time): Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm) Cost: $50 per student Hosted By: Mrs. Ettman, Ms. Wogan, Ms. Domingo Restrictions: Open to 12 students currently enrolled in 4th – 8th grade at STAOPCS

Visit the Gala website at 501auctions.com/staopcs and click Sign-up Parties to purchase your sign-up parties!


SIGN-UP PARTIES TALENT SHOW Come and experience an exciting evening of amazing student talent! Prizes will be awarded for best acts as determined by audience judging. Date (Time): Friday, March 31, 2017 (7:00 pm – 8:00 pm) Cost: $50 per act Restrictions: Open to 20 acts. Price is per act (not per person) and all participants must be currently enrolled students at STAOPCS. Hosted by: Ms. Broussard, Ms. Curtin, Mrs. Failde, Mrs. Fishman, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Koett, Mrs. Leslie, Mr. Mattern, Mrs. Morris, Mrs. O’Connor, Coach Quickel, Mrs. Wunch LADIES GUMBO PARTY Lassez les bon temp roulez! Join us for a Ladies Louisiana Saturday Night. It will be a night of Cajun food and drinks, and you’ll learn how to make a traditional gumbo! Date (Time): Saturday, March 4, 2017 (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm) Cost: $125 per person Restrictions: Open to 12 Moms/Grandmas of students currently enrolled at STAOPCS Hosted by: Mrs. Beatty, Mrs. Hazos and Mrs. Susan Smith FUN LADIES NIGHT Special activities to be determined. Make plans now to attend this fun event. Date (Time): TBD Cost: $75 per person Restrictions: Open to 12 Moms/Grandmas of students currently enrolled at STAOPCS Hosted by: Mrs. Beatty, Mrs. Hazos, Mrs. Susan Smith, and Mrs. Reynaud 6TH ANNUAL DAD’S NIGHT OUT WITH A SIDE OF SCOTCH & CIGARS Dads need a break too…so here you have it! Come and join the men for a night of March Madness basketball, Food, Scotch (or Bourbon, Wine, Beer), Poker and Cigars. Whether you’re a high-roller or not, bring some cash and enjoy a night of poker and dice games! It’s time to talk about football, basketball and all things ‘guy’…and remember “what happens on the porch stays on the porch.” Buy a ticket to this event, and we are sure Mom will give you a pass on the dishes for the night! Date (Time): Saturday, March 25, 2017 (Time TBD) Cost: $125 per person Restrictions: Hosted by: Mr. Bell, Mr. Coscio, Mr. McCollor, Mr. Mark Miller, Mr. Olsen and Mr. West

Visit the Gala website at 501auctions.com/staopcs and click Sign-up Parties to purchase your sign-up parties!


SIGN-UP PARTIES BITES AND FLIGHTS AT DEACON BALDY'S Join us for an evening of bite-sized foods carefully paired with a flight of four beers chosen from Deacon Baldy's extensive selection of craft beer. It's sure to be an event filled with good food, good drink, and great conversation in the relaxed, backyard environment at Deacon Baldy's. Date (Time): TBD Cost: $200 per couple Restrictions: Open to 10 couples Hosted by: Mrs. Kate Mims, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Mims, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Winslow

BRAZILIAN RODIZIO PARTY Come and enjoy some Brazilian Rodizio, a fun night with friends and some Brazilian music. You're sure to leave with a smile on your face and some great memories! Date (Time): Saturday, April 1, 2017 (6:30 pm) Cost: $200 per couple Restrictions: Open to 10 couples Hosted by: Mr. and Mrs. Marco Poisler TEQUILA TASTING AND KARAOKE PARTY Come and enjoy a wonderful and fun evening full of music, tequila and a delicious dinner. Where you can be a pop or rock star singing your best tunes after warming up your vocal chords sipping the best and hard to find tequilas. You can’t miss this party is going to be one to remember!! Date (Time): Friday, April 7, 2017 (7:00pm) Cost: $200 per couple Restrictions: Open to 6 couples Hosted by: Mr. and Mrs. Otero Visit the Gala website at 501auctions.com/staopcs and click Sign-up Parties to purchase your sign-up parties!


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & TIMELINE VOLUNTEERING: The Gala Committee is looking for help with decorations, soliciting sponsors & donations, advertising sales, and hosting sign-up parties. If you would like to help please contact advancement@staopcs.org. As the Gala approaches there will also be volunteer opportunities for help with set-up, clean-up, and event assistance. Be on the look-out for more communication about these opportunities.

WHAT’S HAPPENING WHEN: January 6th | Save-the-dates were mailed to all school families January 9th | Special Gala Edition of The Messenger January 9th | Sign-up parties launched! January 9th | Online registry opens February 6th | Special Gala Edition of The Messenger March 6th | Special Gala Edition of The Messenger March 20th through March 31st | Teacher offerings open for bidding April 3rd| Special Gala Edition of The Messenger April 7th | Last day to submit donations or sponsorships April 26th | Silent Auction opens April 28th | “There’s No Place Like Home” Gala 2017

Thank you for your continued support of our students and our school!

The Messenger - Special Gala Edition  

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School Gala Newsletter - January 9, 2017

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