School News

Welcome back from the holiday weekend! I hope you and your families enjoyed some time together. This week’s Bible verse reminds us of how much God really wants us to come to him in prayer: to approach him with what we need. The Bible verse comes from Matthew 7:7-8; “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

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A BIG THANK YOU TO
…. any family who took an Open House sign or two! If you forgot to ask for one, it’s not too late! Please call the office and let us know if you would like to help by advertising for our Open House with a yard sign!!

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY IS …. next Friday, Jan. 31st. We invite all Grandparents to join us for Mass at 8 A.M. and then in Fleming Hall for a donut and a drink. Students will share their musical/singing talents for their Grandparents and enjoy the slide-show put together by Mrs. Wynn. Then all are welcome to come over to school to visit classrooms and the Book Fair. PLEASE REMEMBER MRS. WYNN NEEDS PHOTOS. They can be emailed to [email protected] or a hard copy can be sent in to be scanned. THERE WILL BE EARLY DISMISSAL AT 11 A.M. ON THIS DAY. If your student will be picked up by their Grandparent, a note or email must be sent to the office. Attached to today’s newsletter is a form to let us know how many Grandparents will be attending.

PTO MEETING TONIGHT –Please join us at 7PM in the Media Center as we plan for upcoming events.

MAP TESTING WINDOW HAS BEEN EXTENDED …. The MAP Testing window has been extended to Friday, Jan. 31st by the Diocese. This will help us in giving make-up tests and giving tests to any students who may have had invalid tests due to rapid guessing.

“STUART LITTLE PERFORMANCE” …. We thank the PTO for the early Student Appreciation gift! All enjoyed the performance this afternoon!

DRAMA CLUB - TODAY- 5:30-7:00 we will be meeting in upstairs classrooms. Come in same door as morning drop off. Students will be dismissed from the same door after.

KINDERGARTEN SNACK SALE …. will be this Thursday, Jan. 23rd. If you have a child in kindergarten, I am sure that you will be contacted with details. If you have a child in another grade, he/she will need a dollar or two for food items and raffles.

JOIN US FOR THE ROSARY …. This Friday, Jan. 24th, the school will gather at church after 8 A.M. Mass for the praying of the rosary in observance of A Day of Prayer and Penance for Life. While hundreds walk in the March for Life in Washington D.C., the schools in the Diocese of Covington will gather in prayer in order to show their respect for ALL life. We hope that the power of prayer can make a difference and save lives!

OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY, JAN. 26TH FROM 10 A.M. UNTIL 1 P.M. Please spread the word about our school! Bring family and friends so they can learn about what our school and parish may have to offer! The Book Fair will be open to families at this time also. IF YOU ATTEND, YOUR FAMILY WILL BE ENTERED TO WIN A $250 TUITION VOUCHER.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK BEGINS … Sunday, Jan. 26th and lasts through Saturday, Feb. 1st. Attached to today’s newsletter is a list of activities throughout our week. This year’s theme is: “CATHOLIC SCHOOLS: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”

TEXAS ROADHOUSE NIGHT
Enjoy a nice dinner out and support St. Anthony School on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 3:00-10:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from your orders will go directly to our school!

ST. ANTHONY ROLLER SKATING PARTY at Lloyds - Sunday February 2 4:00-6:00
We are excited to announce our first Skating Party of the year in the newly renovated Lloyd’s Roller Rink in Latonia!! Come skate with us before your Superbowl excitement begins! This is a great way for children and families to connect outside of school! Lloyds is a great rink for beginner skaters! $3.00 includes your skate rental!! Invite your family and friends!!

BOURBON RAFFLE - Our Catholic Order of Foresters is very excited to announce the official start of this year's Bourbon Raffle! We have THREE bourbon prizes to raffle off again this year! Party Town Inc has generously donated one bottle of George T Stagg Antique Collection Bourbon for us to raffle as a fundraiser! A private donor has added one bottle of Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon to our raffle and COF is donating a Bourbon Bucket containing 3 different bottles of bourbon! Each $10 chance enters you into a raffle for three chances to win one of the bourbon prizes! Only 500 tickets will be printed so will want to buy your chance early!! The drawing will be held at the St. Anthony Social held at Goodtimers in Latonia on March 6!! Pre-sale tickets are now available - see the attached flyer for details!! Invite your family and friends to buy chances!

INTERESTED IN PLAYING SOCCER AND / OR VOLLEYBALL?? – Boosters is trying to determine if there is enough interest to have our St. Anthony students play soccer this Spring. If your student is interested, please contact Andrea & Mike Reinersman @ [email protected]

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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