School News

This week is one of the most important and solemn weeks of the Liturgical Year: Holy Week. We remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us and at the end, celebrate His Resurrection with Easter. In our love letters to God last week, we counted our blessings, today we offered our letters to God in a very special way. Our Bible verse this week EMPOWERS us by reminding us how powerful our God really is; John 16:33 says, “I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” Our faith in a loving and powerful God EMPOWERS us and helps us SHINE!

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NO BUS SERVICE …. There will be NO BUS SERVICE today, Monday, April 15th until this Wednesday, April 17th . Kenton County is on Spring Break. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17TH WILL BE EARLY DISMISSAL AT 1 P.M.

TEXAS ROADHOUSE NIGHT – St. Anthony Night at Texas Roadhouse in Ft. Wright is TONIGHT, April 15th . Present the attached flyer or mention St. Anthony. Thanks for your support!

PTO MEETING
 There is a PTO meeting this Tuesday, April 16th at 7PM in the Media Center. Please join us as we plan for the end of the school year.

PROGRESS REPORTS
– Were sent home last week. Please be sure to sign and return to school or send a note or email to their teacher that you have seen the progress report.

WALKATHON PICNIC ….
A BIG THANK YOU to Mrs. B and Mr. Dan for organizing the food for our Walkathon Picnic last week! We had great weather and a lot of fun. Thanks to all of our families for supporting this fundraiser. All of this money goes to support our school and its operations. ~WALKATHON TOP COLLECTORS~ Congratulations to the following students who won cash prizes for their top sponsor collections.
1st Place - $30 Lilly Hunt $250
2nd Place - $20 Antonio Rodriguez $170
3rd Place - $10 Emma Sargent $130

A WEEK OUT OF UNIFORM ….
All Walkathon participants who collected $40 or more in sponsor money will be permitted to be OOU for the week of May 6 th through May 10th . 47 students will be participating – thank you!!!

SKYLINE LUNCH WITH MRS. SCHWEITZER ….
All Walkathon participants who collected $75 or more in sponsor money will join Mrs. Schweitzer for lunch at Skyline on Friday, May 3 rd . 30 students earned lunch!! Way to go! If you are VIRTUS trained and able to help transport students, please call the office. Permission slips will be sent home this week and should be returned by Wednesday, May 1st.

NO SCHOOL ….
There will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, April 18th (Holy Thursday) and Friday, April 19th (Good Friday).

SPRING BREAK WILL BE ….
next Monday, April 22nd through Friday, April 26th . Enjoy the time with your family.

DRAMA CLUB - TODAY 2:30-4:30 AND Wednesday 1:00-3:00!!
We will be practicing in Fleming Hall this week! When we practice in Fleming Hall, you may park in front of Church for pick-up and I will walk the children out to you. Please help your child practice their lines - and BRING THEIR SCRIPT TO EVERY PRACTICE! May 10 will be here before we know it!

BOURBON RAFFLE -
Congratulations to our winners! Jim and Nancy Beck won the Old Rip Van Winkle! Darrell Smith won the George T Stagg! And Ruth Henthorn won the Blantons! We thank everyone for their support, and Goodtimers for hosting the Social! It was a great time!

SPRING MAP TESTING …The first day of Spring MAP Testing is on Monday, April 29th . The testing window is open until Friday, May 17th . Students in Grades 3-7 will be able to use their Chromebooks for most of the MAP Testing. Please remind students that although these tests should not cause them terrible stress, it is important that they try their hardest to do their best work.

JOIN HANDS DAY - TENTATIVE DATE – MAY 4th, time TBD - We will work together to clean up the church and school grounds, and put down mulch if needed. If this yard work has already been completed, then we will work in the nature center to spread the wood chips that were donated for the trail. Snacks and drinks will be provided. More details coming soon!

2018 – 2019 YEARBOOKS – Order information was sent home with students last week. Yearbook orders are due to the office by April 29th. If you have photos that could be included in the yearbook, please forward to Terri Miller at [email protected].

KENTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - For the month of April, the Kenton County Public Library is offering an Amnesty Month. Anyone who brings back overdue items during the month of April will have those fines and fees waived. Additionally, anyone who visits the library during April can speak to a staff member and also have previous fines waived. This does not include lost or damaged items. Library officials are offering this in celebration of National Library Week, April 7-13 and Children’s Book Week, April 29-May 4. This offer is good April 1 through April 30. Visit any of the library’s three locations, Covington, Erlanger or William E. Durr in Independence. Anyone with questions is asked to call the library at (859) 962-4000

EXPLOREMORE DRAMA CAMP - ExploreMore! Gifted Presents it’s Drama Camp this summer from July 9-18. Please see attached.

HCHS MULCH & PINE STRAW SALE - Holy Cross High School is having its 21st Annual Mulch Sale, selling 3 kinds of mulch in 2 cubic foot bags for $4.25 per bag and Pine Straw for $8.00 per bale, which are approximately 12” x 12” x 23”. All prices include FREE DELIVERY and sales tax. HCHS students will deliver mulch to your home, business or rental property anywhere in Kenton, Boone and Campbell Counties and will put it anywhere on your property, starting Friday, April 12th and continuing for at least 4 weeks. All proceeds benefit Holy Cross High School. There are several St. Anthony families – past and present involved in selling the mulch. If you are in need of mulch and would like to support a St. Anthony family, contact our school office for more information.

ST. ANTHONY BOOSTERS GOLF OUTING – Boosters will hold their annual golf outing on Friday, May 24th. This is the major fundraiser for our Boosters organization that supports our athletic teams and school PE & recess equipment. Boosters also covers things around school throughout the year for teachers and upkeep of the building and school grounds. Attached is a flyer with more information. If you or anyone you know is interested in golfing and / or hole sponsorship or if you have any questions, please contact Chris Bottom at [email protected].

2019-2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR – The calendar for next school year is attached. Start date is Monday, August 12, 2019.

GOLD STAR CHILI
Gold Star Chili has donated a Mongoose bicycle for us to raffle off at the end of the school year. We are going to link it our discipline system already in place. Ask your child how he/she can EARN raffle tickets by SHINING with the light of Christ and being a responsible learner.

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