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From the Desk of Mrs. Schweitzer

God Rules! This month, we will focus on the Tenth Commandment: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.”

This commandment says that we must respect the rights and the property of others. We should not be greedy selfish or jealous. Our thoughts, words, and actions should be pure.

Jesus taught us that wealth and property cannot become our idols. If choose these, Jesus says that we turn our backs on God. (Matthew 5:24)

Our challenge this week will be: Show your gratitude to those who have made a positive difference in your life during this school year.

Prayer for our school year: “Dear God, please grant us the strength to be your faithful followers. Help us live out these Ten Commandments so that we may grow closer to you each day and be reunited with you in Heaven. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior... Amen.”

Blessings,
Mrs. Schweitzer

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SCHOOL MASS: 
Friday: 8:00AM

SCHOOL ABSENCES - If a student is going to be absent or tardy, please phone or email the office by 8:00 AM. A note or return to school after absence form should be sent with your student upon return. If a student is absent for three or more consecutive days, a doctor’s note is required to return. 

SUPPORT OPTIMISM IN ART -- The Optimist Club of Covington is looking for ways to help our school and grow a love for optimism and art at the same time! For next school year, the club hopes to develop a project called: "An Art Lesson in a Box Project." In order to get this up and running for the 2024-2025 school year, the foundation officer is hoping that there may be people who are willing to donate to this cause. This gentleman plans on writing grants once he can get the program off the ground. If you are interested in helping "An Art Lesson in a Box Project," please contact the school office at 859-431-5987 for more information. We are excited about this opportunity to work with the Optimist Club of Covington!

ADDITIONAL YEARBOOK ORDERS - This year 1 yearbook per FAMILY was included in the fee at the start of the school year. If you wish to have more than 1 yearbook for the 24/25 school year, students will be bringing order forms home this week. The cost of the yearbook is $15. This form only needs to be returned if you are ordering an ADDITIONAL yearbook for your family by Thursday.

HCHS Girls Basketball Youth Summer Camp: Holy Cross High School Girls Basketball Team is hosting a youth summer camp June 3-6 from 9:00- 11:30 AM for girls entering grades 5-8 and from 1:00-3:30 PM for girls entering grades 1-4 during the 2024-25 school year. It will be held in the Holy Cross Gym, 36th & Church Streets, Covington, KY and the cost is $70 each. Register online at https://forms.gle/y7CQCHrM3xcpTnQR8 or at hchscov.com. Payment can be made with cash, Venmo @TedArlinghaus or pay online at HCGirlsBBcamp.GiveSmart.com. For more information or questions contact Coach Arlinghaus at tarlinghaus99@hotmail.com.

HCHS Boys Basketball Youth Summer Camp: The Holy Cross High School Boys Basketball Team is hosting a youth summer camp June 10-13 from 9:00- 11:30 AM for boys entering grades 6-9 and from 12:30-3:00 PM for boys entering grades 2-5 during the 2024-25 school year. It will be held in the Holy Cross Gym, 36th & Church Streets, Covington, KY and the cost is $75 each. Register online at hchscov.com.

HCHS Girls Volleyball Youth Summer Camp
Holy Cross High School Girls Volleyball Team is hosting a youth camp June 17-19 from 9:00-10:30 AM for girls enteringgrades 3-6 and from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM for girls entering grades 7-9 during the 2024-25 school year. It will be held in the Holy Cross Gym, 36th & Church Streets, Covington, KY and the cost is $60 each. Register online at https://forms.gle/Hp5CEZU4qqr23nnW6. Payment can be made at HCGirlsVBcamp.GiveSmart.com or with cash or check at the door. For more information or questions contact Coach Jill Hunt at jill.hunt@hchscov.com.

2024/2025 TUITION RATES- Please see the attached information regarding tuition next year. Anyone interested in applying for tuition assistance will be required to apply through FACTS at https://online.factsmgt.com/aid. For current families, the deadline to apply for assistance is MAY 15th.

NOTRE DAME URBAN EDUCATION CENTER – The Notre Dame Urban Education Center has openings for its after school/homework help program. Several of our students take advantage of this opportunity. Homework PLUS provides one on one tutoring assistance with daily homework, practice on age appropriate skills and enrichment activities such as music, art, science, sewing, basketball and more! Transportation may be available upon request. Homework PLUS is open from 2:45pm – 5:10pm Monday through Thursday. If you are interested in signing your child up for the program contact Sr. Maria Therese at smtherese@nduec.org. See attached for more details.

TEACHER & STAFF WISHLIST – Wondering what to get teachers to support their efforts and to show your appreciation? The PTO has worked with our teachers to create Amazon Wish Lists. These entirely optional lists are arranged by teacher or staff member. If you’re looking for a great gift for a holiday or just a random thank-you, consider choosing one from here! Teachers will be adding things on an on-going basis. As always, your support is greatly appreciated! Click on the links below to view any of the WishLists.

Mrs. Faulhaber: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1YKZLRJ5VJID9?ref_=wl_share
Mrs. Bement: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1HBQJKZIO0K3W?ref_=wl_share 
Mrs. Fischer: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/17I8BPMT14IKX?ref_=wl_share
Mrs. Schweitzer: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2OCL3HP8Q6KPB?ref_=wl_share
Mrs. Simon: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/354BVEXJLZ7OK?ref_=wl_share
Mrs. Bell: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/35WSQPFUOFP0L?ref_=wl_share
Mrs. Reams: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/NJ4FEFJOXCD7?ref_=wl_share

COMMUNICATION – This school year, the Diocesan schools will once again be using Sycamore Education for online grading. Login information will be sent home to new families. If you are a returning family and need login information resent to you, please contact Mrs. Bottom.

For weather emergencies, the local news stations will report and delays or closings. Automated phone messages will also be sent – as a reminder, the call will show from Carlisle, KY.

VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies best practice programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote right-doing within religious organizations. The VIRTUS programs empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church. “Protecting God's Children® for Adults” is training conducted by VIRTUS® certified facilitators on the prevention of child sexual abuse. The training makes participants aware of the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five easy steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse. The Diocese requires all adults who enter the school building or are around school children in any capacity, must be in full compliance with the charter. This requires completed paperwork on file with the Diocese, attendance at a one-time Virtus Live Training session and maintenance of monthly online bulletins. More information can be found at www.virtus.org. In summary, ALL ADULTS who would like to be involved with our school children must be Virtus certified and in compliance with the National Charter, “Protecting God’s Children” program. This means that all volunteers are required to be VIRTUS trained -- this includes classroom volunteers, field trip sponsors, room mothers, cafeteria workers, coaches, and substitutes, etc. New parents wishing to be VIRTUS trained should register online at www.virtus.org. If you are transferring from another parochial school, please make sure you add St. Anthony School to your VIRTUS account. If you already have an account with VIRTUS and it has been suspended or if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bottom.

2024-2025 SCHOOL CALENDAR - Attached is the school calendar for next year. 

CAFETERIA MENU - August Menu

LUNCH THIS WEEK


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LUNCH – Some discussion has come up regarding portion size for older students at lunch. As part of the Federal lunch program, the portion sizes, as well as the menu options, are determined by the Federal program for all who participate. Packing your student’s lunch is always an option, even if they choose to get the hot lunch at school in addition to their packed items. There should be no reason for anyone to go home hungry. If this is happening, please contact the office and the information will be shared with the Director of the lunch program.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
• Dismissal is a busy time. Please do not allow children to run & play on school grounds at the end of the day. With more students & vehicles coming and going we need to ensure everyone is picked up safely. Thank you for your cooperation.
• There are no water fountains available in the building. Water refilling stations are available. Each student should bring their own water bottle.
• Please wait until all students have been dismissed to depart the parking lot after school. Thanks for your patience!
• Yearbook photos – If you attend any school events and have photos for the yearbook, please send to yearbook@stanth.org

PLANNING AHEAD:

REMKE CARING NEIGHBORS – As part of the Remke’s Caring Neighbor program, they will donate up to 2% to St. Anthony for every purchase made when you use your Remke Rewards card if you have designated St. Anthony. It has been brought to our attention that even if you had previously chosen St. Anthony, you may need to log into your account and verify that St. Anthony is still designated.
Here’s How!
 Sign in to your account at www.remkes.com
 Go to My Account in the top right corner of the page
 Choose St. Anthony as your favorite Caring Neighbor Non-Profit Organization from the drop down box toward the bottom of the page

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS – Please designate St. Anthony as your Kroger Community Rewards partner.
Here’s How!
1. Login or create your digital account at www.kroger.com
2. Link your Card to an organization.
Selecting the organization that you wish to support is as simple as updating the Kroger Community Rewards selection on your digital account.
1. Sign in to your digital account.
2. Enter the name or NPO number of the organization you wish to support.
3. Select the appropriate organization from the list and click “Save”.

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