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From the Desk of Mrs. Schweitzer

Welcome back from our long and deserved Thanksgiving break! Now we enter into the season of Advent as we close out the month of November and begin December. Advent is our time of hopeful anticipation of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ! As a school, we will be focusing on the Advent wreath and developing virtues that will help us prepare our hearts for Jesus’ coming at Christmas. That being said, our theme during the month of November continues to challenge us to live with the virtue of Ardent Charity. “Ardent” means passionate (heartfelt). “Charity” means to love God above all things, expecting nothing in return. This week we are challenged to share what we have with someone else.

Our prayer for this month will be: “Dear God, it is easy to be selfish. Please help me be generous with my blessings and my love for others, expecting nothing in return.”

Blessings,
Mrs. Schweitzer

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SCHOOL MASS: 
Wednesday: 12:20PM (K-4), Friday: 8:00AM (all school)

BE CONCERNED ADVENT PANTRY DRIVE - This Advent, our school will be conducting a food drive for Be Concerned in Covington. This organization needs of so many items. Please see the list below:
• Pasta (Ramen, 1lb. Boxes of spaghetti, Hamburger Helper, 1lb. Bags of rice)
• Breakfast (cereal, instant oatmeal, granola bars, Pop Tarts)
• Canned Protein (Tuna, Chicken, Vienna Sausages, SpaghettiOs)
• Condiments (mayo, Miracle Whip, Barbecue Sauce, hot sauce)
• Toilet Paper
• Personal Hygiene (shampoo, deodorant, razors, bar soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, laundry detergent)
• Cleaning supplies (household cleaners, paper towels, cleaning wipes, scrub brushes, dish soap)
• Kitchen staples (spices, cooking oil, flour, sugar) NO BULK SIZES PLEASE
Help our students help others in need during this holiday season.

DRAMA CLUB - is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29th from 2:30 - 4:30.  For pick-up PLEASE PARK IN THE LOWER LOT OR THE UPPER PARKING LOTS BEHIND SCHOOL. I will walk the students out to you at 4:30. Thank you! For any questions, email Mrs. Faulhaber at [email protected].

BOOSTERS FUNDRAISER – The Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser is underway. All orders and money are due in to school TOMORROW - Tuesday, November 29th. St. Anthony Boosters will receive 10% of all sales. Boosters is responsible for our sports programs as well as playground equipment and other school activities throughout the year. Remember, we have a December St. Anthony night at Texas Roadhouse (December 20th) that these cards will be in for!

EL JINETE NIGHT - Tomorrow, November 29th is St. Anthony Night at El Jinete in Taylor Mill. Mention St. Anthony! A portion of sales will be donated to PTO ~ thanks for your support!

$1 OOU FOR SEMINARIANS - On Tuesday, December 6th, we will have a Christmas red & white themed out of uniform for those students who contribute $1 to the Seminarian Fund. Students may wear red and white and we’ll have some afternoon fun to celebrate St. Nicholas as well.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – Thursday, December 8th, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. There is NO SCHOOL on this day. Mass will be celebrated at 8AM and 6PM. 

SCHOOL PICTURES – Lifetouch will be at school for retakes on Friday, December 9th. If you want your student to have their picture retaken, the original photos – all of those sent home with students need to be returned to the school office by Thursday, December 1st so that Lifetouch can be made aware of the number of students that will participate in the retake day on December 9th.

GOOD WORKS CLUB – There are no activities scheduled this week.

WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR ASSISANT NEEDED - St. Anthony parishioner and supporter of St. Anthony school, Pete Manczyk, does a fantastic job updating and maintaining our website, but would love to have a back-up! If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact the office. Check out all of the information about our school - St. Anthony School

ST. ANTHONY COF PARENTS NIGHT OUT - Mrs. Faulhaber is requesting another adult to help with this fun night! It could be two adults that share the time in two hour shifts. Mrs. Faulhaber cannot host this event alone. If a volunteer or two step up, then on Friday Dec 9, from 5:30pm-9:30pm, St. Anthony COF invites you to leave your children with us for a fun Christmas evening, while you have time to shop and prepare for the Christmas holiday!! Everyone is invited to join us! The evening for the children includes PIZZA, snacks and drinks, (no cooking for you!) Santa's Gift Shop, Crafts, Games, and Christmas movies!! (Pre-school siblings are welcome to come - they MUST be fully potty-trained :-) More details and cost per family will be shared when we know we will have adequate adult supervision. Contact Mrs. Faulhaber if you are able to help out with this fun evening!

ONLINE AUCTION - Our PTO will again be conducting an online auction in February to help raise funds for building improvements to our school. If you would like to donate or know a business that might like to donate something for the auction, please email [email protected] and we can forward this to the PTO representatives who are working on this event.

EMERGENCY CALLS – As a reminder, if there is inclement weather or a school emergency causing a delay or closure that families need to be made aware of, a call will be sent from Sycamore. Sycamore has been updated with contact information submitted to the office at the beginning of the school year. The call comes through from CARLISLE, KY so please be sure to answer those calls – no messages are left. An email will also be sent. If you have an updated phone number or email, please let Mrs. Bottom know.

VIRTUS - As a reminder, 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. 

TEACHER & STAFF WISHLIST Wondering what to get teachers to support their efforts and to show your appreciation? The PTO has worked with our teachers to create Amazon Wish Lists. These entirely optional lists are arranged by teacher or staff member. If you’re looking for a great gift for a holiday, end-of-the year, staff appreciation week, or just a random thank-you, consider choosing one from here! Teachers will be adding things on an on-going basis. As always, your support is greatly appreciated! Click on the links below to view any of the WishLists:
Mrs. Faulhaber: Click here
Mrs. Bement: Click here
Mrs. Bottom: Click here
Mrs. Fischer: Click here
Mrs. Mullen: Click here
Mrs. Schweitzer: Click here
Mrs. Simon: Click here
Ms. Bell: Click here
Ms. Reams: Click here

SCHOOL ABSENCES – Please be sure to contact the school office by 7:30AM if your student will be absent on a given day. Completion of the St. Anthony Reentry After Absence Form will be required upon the student’s return to school. After 3 days, a physician’s note / release is required to accompany the form. This form must also be returned if your student was dismissed early from school for illness. 

2022-2023 SCHOOL CALENDAR – Attached is the school calendar for next year.  

MENU - The November menu is attached
LUNCH THIS WEEK
• TUESDAY – Hamburger / Cheeseburger
• WEDNESDAY – Salisbury Steak
• THURSDAY – 3 Ways
• FRIDAY – Mini French Toast or Waffles
• MONDAY – Cheese or Chicken Quesadilla

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
• WATER BOTTLES – As a reminder, there are NO WATER FOUNTAINS in the building. We have water bottle refilling stations. We have a few cups in the office, but the supply is running low. Please be sure to send a water bottle that can be refilled with your student(s).
• Yearbook photos – If you attend any school events and have photos for the yearbook, please send to [email protected].
• Please wait until all students have been dismissed to depart the parking lot after school. Thanks for your patience!

UPCOMING EVENTS
• NOVEMBER 29th – TUESDAY - El JINETE NIGHT
• DECEMBER 8th – NO SCHOOL – FEAST OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
• DECEMBER 9th – PICTURE RETAKES
• DECEMBER 9th – FRIDAY EVENING - COF PARENT NIGHT OUT - TENTATIVE
• DECEMBER 10th – SATURDAY 8th GRADE HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST
• DECEMBER 14TH - PTO MEETING @ 7PM
• DECEMBER 20TH – TEXAS ROADHOUSE NIGHT
• DECEMBER 21ST – EARLY DISMISSAL 11AM
• THURSDAY, DEC. 22ND - MONDAY, JAN. 2ND – NO SCHOOL

SAVE THE DATE
• Wednesday, January 18th at 7PM – 7/8 Confirmation

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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