School News

FROM the desk of MRS. SCHWEITZER



We are already entering the last full week of September! The prayer “Jesus, I Trust in You,” was our special prayer for last week. This prayer was given to Sister Faustina to inscribe on her painting of the image of Jesus. This week, each family will receive a prayer card with this image on it along with instructions about how to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

COVID-19

Diocese of Covington COVID-19 Return to School Requirements - updated August 28th - click here
St. Anthony Reentry After Absence - click here
Decision Tree for COVID -19 Response - click here

Changes / updates are highlighted in the document. Please review the revisions as there are important updates regarding

1.       Clarification on an area for Classroom Spacing (p. 6) and Cafeteria (p. 8)
2.       High School sports (p. 12)
3.       Family Trips (p. 13)
4.       Infection Procedures (p. 14-16)
5.       Exposure Guidance (p. 17)

Contacts:

Father Eric Andriot - pastor
Veronica Schweitzer - principal

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We Love Our St. Anthony Family!


PTO MUM SALE – Our mum sale was a success!! We sold 576 mums!! THANK YOU!! Pick-up is this Wednesday. Given the large number of orders, please sign up for a time to pick-up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0844abaf2eabf58-ptomum.

All students who turned in an order will receive an out of uniform day certificate for this Friday, September 25th. Our top sellers were:
1) Emma - 52 mums
2) Sam - 51 mums
3) Noah - 48 mums

If you have any questions about pick-up, please contact Mollie Fischer at [email protected]

MAP TESTING - This week many teachers will begin administering MAP Tests. This test helps to measure student growth throughout the school year. We test in the fall, the winter, and the spring. Last year we were unable to administer the winter and spring tests due to the quarantine. I have attached some information about the MAP Tests to today’s newsletter. If you have any questions as to when teachers plan to administer the tests, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

HALF TRIMESTER - This Friday marks the half-way point for the first trimester. I will be sending home hard copies of progress reports on Wednesday, September 30th. Teachers will need you to communicate with them via hand-written note or email stating that you have seen your child’s/children’s progress report(s) by Monday, October 5th. Teachers will reach out individually if they would like to speak to parents about student progress.

ST. ANTHONY PET BLESSING - October 4th is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. In honor of this feast, we will have a Pet Blessing. Due to regulations regarding COVID19, we CANNOT DO A LIVE PET BLESSING. Instead, students will be invited to bring in a photo of a pet. Our pets will be in our minds and hearts as Father conducts the blessing. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to put the safety of our students and families first.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
For the safety of everyone, please wait until all students have been dismissed to depart the parking lot after school. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
Students should bring their water bottles and masks home regularly for proper cleaning.
 Please remember to perform your student’s Daily Personal Health Assessment each day

Third Trimester Effort Awards -
click here!

VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies best practice programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote "rightdoing" 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. A list of the live training dates in our area is attached.
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.

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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