School News

FROM the desk of MRS. SCHWEITZER



The next two weeks the Corporal Work of Mercy that is our focus is clothing the naked. Luke 3:11 gets right to point about what God wants us to do to help clothe the naked: “He who has two coats, let him share with him who has none.” We are called to share with one another so that none of us does without what we need.

COVID-19

Diocese of Covington Parent Letter - November 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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END OF TRIMESTER - The end of the first trimester was last Wednesday, Nov. 11th. Report cards are ready for viewing on Sycamore today. Report card comments are coming home today. I have asked teachers to write more detailed comments in lieu of conferences, although some of you may have a scheduled conference which will now take place virtually. 

NO SCHOOL - School will not be in session on Wednesday, Nov. 25th through Friday, Nov. 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We hope you have a joyful and blessed Thanksgiving.

SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM - Grades K-4 will participate in a virtual Kids-on-the-Block program sponsored by the Family Nurturing Center. This will fulfill the Safe Environment Program requirement for the Diocese of Covington for the 2020-2021 school year. Kids-on-the-Block addresses the topic of abuse through the use of puppets in a way that young children can understand. If you do not want your child to participate in the program, please contact the office to that you can fill out the necessary paperwork for your child to opt out of the presentation.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
 LAROSAS BUDDY CARDS – PTO is selling Larosas’ Buddy Cards in the school office. Each card is just $10 and is worth 14 Buddy Card deals – Buy any large pizza, get a second large cheese pizza FREE ($150 Value). PTO receives 50% of each card sold! If interested in purchasing, please send the number of cards you’d like to order with money to the office.
Please remember to perform your student’s Daily Personal Health Assessment each day
 Masks and water bottles should be taken home nightly for cleaning and sanitizing. Additional St. Anthony Masks (adjustable) are available for purchase in the school office.
 Please be sure that your child/children have their daily snack to bring to school. We have had quite a few students who are forgetting snacks, and unfortunately, the school does not have the means to keep snacks on hand for every student on a daily basis.

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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