School News

Yesterday, we began the season of Advent in our Church. What a wonderfully exciting time of preparation and waiting! Sometimes, during this time of year, it can be difficult for us to be patient. We can become overwhelmed by so much, even excitement, that we forget that to Love Like Jesus, we must be APPROACHABLE, willing to open ourselves up to others who may need us. Our Bible verse this week reminds us that God is always there for us. We can always approach Him with our needs and He is never too busy. He will comfort us and help us find peace. “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.” (Matthew 11:28-30) 

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“AN OUT OF THE BOX CHRISTMAS”
….  Our Christmas Musical this year will be performed on Friday, December 13th at 7PM in Fleming Hall. The following performers will practice after school next Thursday, Dec. 5th from 2:30 until 3:15: Abby S., Wyatt D., Joann F., Lucy C., Brady G., Aidan L., Lilly H., Emma T., Emilio R., Becker G., Alex R., and Bayter A. IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR ANY OTHER PERFORMERS TO STAY.
For the musical, all students will be wearing red tie-dyed T-shirts that must be purchased through school for $5. Please send $5 / student THIS WEEK. The shirts were ordered for everyone today.
Mrs. Wynn has put all of the songs and videos for the play on YouTube. If you go to the school website at https://www.saintanthonytaylormill.org/school and look under the “School News” link, you can find everything you need to help your child practice songs at home for the performance.
Students will also be performing for the residents at Carmel Manor on Thursday, December 19th . Permission slips will be sent home next week. There will be no lunch served at school on this day – all students must pack their lunch on Thursday, December 19th .

SCHOOL IS CLOSED …. next Monday, Dec. 9th in observation of the Immaculate Conception.

CYCLONES PLAYER VISIT …. will be next Tuesday, Dec. 10th to share with the students what it is like to be a professional hockey player. We are excited for this opportunity to listen and learn!

SERVICE CLUB MEETING….is Tuesday, December 10th after school until 4:00

FIRST RECONCILIATION FOR 2ND GRADERS …. is next Wednesday, Dec. 11th at 7 P.M. in the church. Please pray for our students who will be receiving this sacrament and growing in their life of faith.

2019-2020 YEARBOOKS - Planning for the 2019-2020 St. Anthony School yearbook is underway! Help us capture great memories of the school year. If you have good pictures from school events, please send them to [email protected] in high resolution (actual size) if possible to ensure the best quality. Put the name of the event in the title to help with organizing. If photos are sent throughout the school year, we will not be scrambling for them at the end of the year!! We will be planning a meeting in early January to begin organizing the layout. If your 6th or 7th grade student is interested in helping with the layout or design, please contact the office. Thanks in advance!

KENTUCKY PARENTS NETWORK CHRISTMAS PARTY AND MOVIE SHOWING ….. will be December 16th at 6pm, with Miss Virginia starting at 6:30, at the Fort Wright Civic Club (115 Kennedy Rd, Covington). There will be gift bags for all attendees as well as free dinner and movie treats. You can watch the Miss Virginia trailer here:

The goal of this event is to inform, inspire and empower local families and advocates for educational choice. It will be a fun and casual event. Space is limited. You can RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/miss-virginia-screening-christmas-party-tickets-83375182415

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 importance of the National Charter “Protecting God’s Children” program was again highly emphasized at our opening diocesan principal’s meeting. Simply stated – 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.

REWARD OUR SCHOOL WITH YOUR KROGER SHOPPING
St. Anthony School is part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Kroger Community Rewards Program involves using your Kroger Plus Card (or your phone #). Every time they scan your card or you enter your number at the register, a percentage of your sale is mailed to St. Anthony quarterly. To select St. Anthony, you must register St. Anthony to your Kroger Plus Card online at https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 859-431- 5987. Thanks for your support!

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