Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!!!! We are excited and energized!!! Our theme this school year is “Love Like Jesus.” The Jesus model of love inspires us to be our best selves by focusing on the needs of others. Throughout this year, we will try to give students different service opportunities that help others at home, at school, and in the community. We will also try to become more mindful, bolder, more approachable, more selfless, and less judgmental so that we can truly “Love Like Jesus.”
Meet our faculty and staff:
Mrs. Lisa Faulhaber – Kindergarten homeroom
Ms. Patty Reams – Gr. 1/2 homeroom
Mrs. Veronica Schweitzer – Gr. 3/4 homeroom
Mrs. Michelle Poe – Gr. 5/6 homeroom
Mrs. Carole Simon – Gr. 7 homeroom
Mrs. Nancy Beck – Reading Gr. 1 and 4/5
Mrs. Jackie Benkert – Art and Library
Sr. Mary Ellen – We welcome Sister. She will be teaching Spanish to our students.
Sr. Suzanne Rose – PreAlgebra
Mrs. Ana Beth Wynn – Music
Mrs. Brenda Filer – Cafeteria Manager and Cook
Mrs. Lisa Bottom – Secretary
Mr. Tom Martin – Maintenance
Father Eric Andriot – Pastor (officially on August 24th)
MEET OUR NEW STUDENTS – We have quite a few new students and families this year. We welcome the following new families & students: Aguilar Domingo, Creekmore, Fischer, Ising, Lopez, Siler, Talbert, Tschumper, and Washnock
Kindergarten – Flavia, Hazel, Sofie, Joseph, Simon, Kevin, Simon, Aubree, Bennett; First Grade – Aymi, Caroline; Second Grade – Kimberly; Fourth Grade – Bayter; Sixth Grade – Eda; Seventh Grade - Lucy
SERVER TRAINING – There is server training this Sunday, August 18th after the 10am mass. The training is for current altar servers, along with anyone from the Fourth grade through high school and beyond who is interested in becoming an altar server. Take this wonderful opportunity to learn about and live your faith.
PACK LUNCH DAY – Next Wednesday, August 21st, there will be NO LUNCH served in the cafeteria. ALL students must pack their lunch on this day.
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT…. will be Thursday, August 29th at 7 P.M. in the school cafeteria. I will go over some general information with parents, introduce teachers, and then you will have an opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher(s) and learn about your child’s classroom routine. You will also be able to sign up to help with different school events.
BUS…As you know, our bus service does not begin until next Wednesday, August 21, 2019, as that is when Kenton County goes back to school. If there are any changes to your student’s bus schedule, please notify Mrs. Bottom ASAP so that she can communicate the changes to our bus driver.
OUR CANDY AND MAGAZINE SALE KICK OFF …. will be Friday, August 23rd. The sale will end on Friday, September 13. This allows for three weeks for the sale and also gives students a chance to sell some over the holiday weekend. More details will follow at a later time.
EARLY DISMISSAL … We will have an EARLY DISMISSAL AT 11 A.M. ON Wednesday, Sept. 11th. On this day, teachers will be participating in a training for our new Clever Touch boards that we were able to acquire because of a generous donor who purchased them for all of the A.C.U.E. Schools. NO LUNCH WILL BE SERVED ON THIS DAY BEFORE DISMISSAL.
THE MEDIA CENTER ICE CREAM SOCIAL WILL BE HELD …. on Friday, Sept. 20th in the cafeteria. Donations of toppings are welcomed! Mrs.Talbert, who has volunteered to run it could also use some help dishing the ice cream. Please see the sign-up sheet on Parent Night.
GIRLS SCOUTS: Is your K – 5 th grade daughter interested in joining girl scouts? Troop 2502 is looking for new members! The troop has 14 girls currently and meets after school on Mondays in Fleming Hall below church. The meetings will resume on August 19. If your daughter is interested in Girl Scouts and would like to learn more, please reach out to Shawna Lankheit 859-468-2004 or [email protected].
COMMUNICATION …. This school year, the Diocesan schools will once again be using Sycamore Education for online grading. I have also set up our cafeteria on Sycamore, so you should be able to view your child’s balances and the menu regularly by logging in on the computer or downloading the app. Login information will be sent home to new families today. If you are a returning family and need login information resent to you, please contact Mrs. Bottom.
For weather emergencies, I will be contacting the local news stations where information will be posted. I will also send out a group email
FOLLOW US ON……Twitter (@StAnthonyTM) and on Facebook (St. Anthony Church and School in Taylor Mill)
LUNCH…. This year lunch is $3.00. If your child would like to purchase only a drink or extras, the cost is $.50 / each. Dessert will be available once a week and is included in the lunch purchase or if your child packs, they may buy one for $.50. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Bottom or Mrs. Filer.
ABSENTEES & TARDEES: When your child is absent from school, we ask that you call school immediately. Mrs. Bottom will call you if you have not called us by 8:30. Also, a student is marked “tardy” if they arrive after 7:30 AM. In the handbook it states that once your child receives 5 “tardies” in the same trimester, he/she will receive an after school detention or a loss of 3 recesses, depending on their grade level. It is imperative that they be on time.
EARLY DISMISSAL: Any person picking up a student before regular dismissal, must sign the student out. No student will be dismissed from the classroom unless a teacher is notified by the office. A note should be sent with the student in the morning for all scheduled doctor/dentist appointments. The emergency information sheet will be checked to see if that person has permission to pick up the child. If not, we will make efforts to contact one of the student’s parents. If we cannot get in touch with the parents, the child will not be permitted to leave. If someone is to pick up your child early, you must send a note to school with the following: Student’s name, date, time of pick up, person picking up the student, and parent signature. This should be turned into the teacher who will send it to the office.
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR PAPERWORK: An envelope with a number of important forms was distributed at Open House yesterday or will be sent home this week with the oldest student in each family. It is important to complete these forms and return to school by Friday, August 23rd.
SUPPLIES …. All students should have their required supplies and all books covered by Monday, August 19th. Please remember no adhesive covers because they ruin the binding of the books.
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.
LUNCH BOXES AND OTHER ITEMS… that children may have forgotten to bring with them in the morning must be brought to the office. All items will be delivered from there to minimize classroom interruptions.
ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL P.T.O., BOOSTER, & C.O.F. ORGANIZATIONS: Are major financial supporters of our school. They are responsible for the purchase of many supplies, equipment, resources, textbooks, and field trips. Please consider becoming involved and attending their monthly meetings. More information on meeting dates and events they sponsored will be shared on the Parent Meeting on August 29rd .
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION: Again this year we will be collecting Box Tops. Each trimester we will collect the labels and the winning homeroom will receive a day Out of Uniform. You may send your Box Tops in at any time. With the credit from Box Tops, I am able to get some nice extras for our school. Thanks for your support!
ASBESTOS: is present in our building. It is contained asbestos and is maintained on a regular schedule according to all laws and regulations. It does not present a hazard to anyone in the building.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
Also, we are 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 www.krogercommunityrewards.com. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 859-431- 5987. Thanks for your support!