School News

From the Desk of Mrs. Schweitzer

This week, we remember St. Barnabas. He is an apostle that forgave and befriended St. Paul long before the other apostles believed that he had really repented and changed. He did much to spread the Gospel in the early church. St. Barnabas’ feast day is June 11. Don’t forget to ask your child other interesting facts about this wonderful Saint.

Blessings,
Mrs. Schweitzer

COVID-19 Updates:

Please read all of the information about masking and COVID protocols attached from our Superintendent Mrs. Kendra McGuire regarding changes that will be in effect beginning on Monday, January 24, 2022.  I truly appreciate all of your cooperation over the last 5 months as we have worked together to educate your children during this unprecedented time.  

Blessings,
Mrs. Schweitzer

Letter to Parents - January 7th, 2022 - click here
Return to School Requirements - January 14th, 2022 -
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Return to School Form - click here

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ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT -
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SCHOOL MASS: 
Monday, Wednesday: 12:15PM

COVID UPDATE - At this time, we have 3 active cases. 

CRYSTAL CLEAR SCIENCE - This Thursday, Jan. 27th, students will enjoy the program “Crystal Clear Science”. We will learn about an interesting science topic and have some fun at the same time!!

OPEN HOUSE!!!! Come join us for our Open House on Sunday, Jan. 30th from 10 AM until 1 PM. Spread the word and bring some new families in to see our wonderful school and to begin our Catholic Schools’ Week celebration!

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK!!!! The theme for Catholic Schools Week for 2022 is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service”. Attached to today’s newsletter is our upcoming events for next week! We are excited to celebrate Catholic Schools and the difference that they are
making in the education and lives of our youth.
 Monday – Family Fun Day
 Tuesday – Student Appreciation Day
 Wednesday – Faith in Action Day
 Thursday – One in the Spirit Day
 Friday – Staff Appreciation Day

DRAMA CLUB - POSTPONED - - The next Drama Club meeting will be THIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26th from 2:30 - 4:00. Calling student actors of all ages! Any students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade are welcome to join our Drama Club! We create, write and then perform our own plays! We will hopefully be able to meet weekly starting this week (our meeting day and time may change based on the group's availability). We will share our performance with family and friends in the spring! Meetings include a snack and a drink. We will meet in the Cafeteria. PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND A NOTE giving your child permission to stay. When coming for pick-up, parents can park in the lower parking lot, and we will walk the children out to you at 4:00. For questions, email Mrs. Faulhaber, [email protected].

ST. ANTHONY GOOD WORKS CLUB – I am excited to introduce the Good Works Club! Mrs. Tschumper (K and 2nd grade parent) will be organizing this opportunity for our students. The mission is to grow in faith, create beauty, build confidence, help others and have fun all while doing good works! The club is open to all students, K-8, and will combine with Service Club. Attached are details. The first meeting is Monday, February 14th from 2:30 – 4:00. Students planning to stay after school to participate must have a parent note or email with permission by Friday, February 11th. 

MAP TESTING HAS BEGUN!! The window for our winter MAP Testing will close Friday, Jan. 28. Students in Grades K8 will be testing in Reading and Math, and Grades 2-8 will also be testing in Language. Please be sure that during these weeks, your child gets rest and encourage them, as you always do, to be ready to give their best!

MENU 
Tuesday – Beef Tacos
Wednesday – Chicken Drumstick
Thursday – Chicken Nuggets
Friday – French Toast
Monday – Rotini w/ Meat Sauce

PTO ONLINE AUCTION – Planning is underway for the PTO online auction scheduled for February 4th – 7th (MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!) Donations are being accepted and can be sent into the office by January 31st. 

2021-2023 SYNOD - Did you know you're living through a unique moment in the Catholic Church's history? The 2021-2023 Synod is calling ALL members of the Catholic Church to come together and have their voices heard. This includes anyone with ties to the Church e.g baptized members who aren't practicing the faith, members of the faithful who feel they have been ignored, those who have been hurt by the Church, etc. Do you have ideas, innovations, or concerns that you think will benefit the Catholic Church's current condition? We genuinely want to know! Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 12th at 9am in Fleming Hall. Or Thursday, February 17th at 7pm in Fleming Hall. Don't feel comfortable speaking in a small group? Everything you have to say can remain anonymous. For more information contact Rachel Tschumper 859-462-8580 (text or call) or email [email protected].

LAROSA'S BUDDY CARDS ARE BACK!
St. Anthony School PTO is selling LAROSA'S BUDDY CARDS. Each card is just $10.00 and is worth 14 Buddy Card deals; Buy any large pizza, get a second large cheese pizza FREE ($150.00 value). PTO receives 50% of each card sold! If interested in purchasing to support St. Anthony School, please contact the school office at 859-431-5987.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
 Each student should bring their own water bottle. A refilling station is available.
 After school, students should remain in the sight of parents. Playing on the railings, walls, or climbing trees are hazardous activities that could lead to injury. Our insurance provider discourages any activities that put students at such risk.
 Please wait until all students have been dismissed to depart the parking lot after school. Thanks for your patience!
 Please remember to perform your student’s Daily Personal Health Assessment each day.
 Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament is held EVERY THURSDAY from 8:30 – 4:30 in Church.
Please be mindful of this after school and do not allow the children to play in the Church yard or on the church steps after school on these days so as not to disrupt any parishioners at Adoration.

UPCOMING EVENTS
 JANUARY 30th – Open House
 JANUARY 30th – February 4th – Catholic Schools Week & Scholastic Book Fair
 February 4th – 7th – PTO Online Auction
 February 9th – Early Dismissal
 February 12th – St. Anthony Synod Meeting
 February 17th – St. Anthony Synod Meeting
 February 21st – No School – President’s Day

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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