St. Anthony of Padua

September 16, 2023 - Volume 4; Issue 7

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Welcome to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School!

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Terra Nova Testing

Terra Nova Testing …It is time to sharpen those #2 pencils! We know from experience that teachers evaluate students by observing them in the classroom, evaluating their day-to-day class work, grading their homework assignments and special projects, and administering unit tests. These classroom assessments show the teacher how well a student is mastering grade level learning goals, and provide valuable information to the teacher that can be used to improve instruction. Standardized tests are yet another tool that is used to evaluate how students in a given class or school perform in relation to other students. Since the same test is given to a large number of students throughout the country, the results give school personnel a common yardstick or “standard” of measure to determine whether school programs are succeeding, as well as a “snapshot” of the skills and abilities of all its students. As you know, Terra Nova testing begins this Monday, September 18th. Testing is for all students in Grades 2 through 8. The Terra Nova is a standardized achievement test taken by students nationwide.

Most of us are well aware that these test results do not equal intelligence. The main purpose of the test is to provide the school with information that can be used to help teachers make sound educational decisions about student learning and curriculum development. The score results allow us to monitor our students’ annual growth, and also help us identify areas of achievement as well as needed areas of meaningful improvement. Our commitment to our students inspires us to want to provide the strongest and most effective instruction possible. Standardized testing is an important component in the data that is continuously disaggregated and analyzed as learning outcomes are being measured. We ask you to have your children arrive at school on time this week. Taking tests can be hard work – requiring lots of energy. We recommend that students get plenty of rest and eat a nourishing breakfast and lunch on test days. As always, thank you for your support and cooperation!

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Spotlight on STREAM

This week in Robotics, students are utilizing LEGO Spike Prime kits to create a vehicle that moves without motors directly powering the wheels. In addition to creating the vehicle itself, students had to use block coding in order to move their vehicles. Enjoy these pictures of our Robotics students in action!

SAP Family Mass September 17th @ 11:30 AM

We are excited to invite you to our first Family Mass of the school year, which will take place this Sunday, September 17th, at 11:30 AM. It promises to be a joyful and spiritual gathering for our school community, and we encourage all students and their families to attend. We invite everyone to dress in their favorite Saints attire. Don't forget to join us after the mass for some delicious donuts and a chance to connect with fellow school families.

Support Your Saints Soccer Team!

The Saints Soccer Team is kicking off their season with a bang! They've secured impressive victories in their first two games, and we couldn't be more proud. Next week, we're thrilled to announce our very first Saints Soccer home game. We extend a warm invitation to all our school families to join us in cheering on our talented Saints as they take on formidable opponents. Here are the details:

📅 Monday, September 18: Saints vs. St. Anne @3:45 PM

📅 Thursday, September 21: Saints vs. St. Viator @ 3:45 PM

Let's fill the field with our enthusiasm and support for the team. Together, we can create an unforgettable atmosphere and show our Saints that we're behind them all the way! Go Saints!

Student Council Officers

Congratulations to our Student Council Officers and to all the participating candidates! We look forward to wonderful school year with our newly elected Student Council Officers.

President- Kennedy Bozarth

Vice President- Sean Hooks

Secretary- Isabella Massi

Treasurer- Kathryn O’Brien

Commissioner of Religious Affairs- Allie Miller

Commissioner of Athletics- Dominic Roberts

Commissioner of Activities- Vanessa Vause

Commissioner of Assemblies- Xander Gallant

Thank you Superintendent Mrs. Thompson

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Superintendent Mrs. Thompson for her unwavering dedication and exceptional leadership. Her genuine concern for our school, students, and community has made a profound impact on all of us. We are truly grateful for all that she does, and we are fortunate to have such a caring and dedicated leader at the helm. Thank you, Mrs. Thompson, for your outstanding commitment to our school!

Lunch Duty Volunteers Needed

As we continue to create a safe and enjoyable lunchtime experience for our students, we are in need of an extra set of helping hands! We are currently looking for an enthusiastic parent volunteer to join us in the lunchroom on Mondays. If you have some time to spare and would like to contribute to our school's vibrant atmosphere, please consider becoming a lunchtime volunteer. To express your interest or get more information, kindly reach out to Natalie Gonzales at Thank you!

Winterfest Float Competition

This year, St. Anthony of Padua will be creating a float for the Henderson Winterfest Parade. We are asking for students to participate in this fun event by submitting a float design. Please review the attached flier for competition details. All entries are due by Friday, September 29th. We look forward to seeing all of your wonderful submissions and eagerly anticipate showcasing our holiday spirit in the parade on December 1st!

Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 17, 2023

  • SAP Family Mass: 11:30 AM. Students and families are encouraged to attend and to wear their SAP attire!

Monday, September 18, 2023

  • Orchestra/Strings: 7:00-7:45 AM.
  • Soccer Game: 3:45 PM vs. SAS @ SAP.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

  • Band Practice: 7:00-7:45 AM.
  • Cheer Practice: 3:15-4:30 PM.
  • Soccer Practice: 3:15-4:30 PM.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

  • Orchestra/Strings: 7:00-7:45 AM.
  • School Mass: 9:30 AM.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

  • Band Practice: 7:00-7:45 AM.
  • Cheer Practice: 3:15-4:30 PM.
  • Soccer Game: 3:45 PM vs. SVS @ SAP

Friday, September 22, 2023

  • Prayer & Flag Ceremony: 8:05 AM.

Upcoming Important Dates

  • September 29 - Prayer and Flag @ 8:05 AM
  • September 29 - Noon Dismissal. There is no aftercare available this day.
  • September 29 - October 1st Parish Festival
  • October 2 - No school. Festival holiday.
  • October 3 - Soccer Pep Rally @ 2:15 PM
  • October 6 - Prayer and Flag/Student of the Month @ 8:05 AM
  • October 6 - Noon Dismissal
  • October 9-13 - Conference Week. Dismissal @ 12 PM
  • October 13 - Cross-Country Meet
  • October 16 - Diocesan Inservice, No School
  • October 18 - SLE Awards @ 9 AM
  • October 20 - Winter Uniform Swap
  • October 25 - Picture Day
  • October 26 - Trunk-or-Treat & Chili Cookoff
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Lifeskill of the Week

Our Life Skill for this week will focus on "Effort: Try your hardest." In order to be a Life long Learner you must demonstrate great effort. In fact, you can apply great effort to any one of our School Wide Expectations. Demonstrating great effort also means showing perseverance, maintaining a consistent willingness to achieve, and grit, having an indomitable spirit. Call upon God's Holy Spirit to fill you with grace to go forth with your best effort.

Parish Festival - Pet Booth

Calling all animal lovers! We are in need of donations for this year's Pet Booth at the festival. If you're unable to volunteer your time, please consider making a donation towards this amazing event! We greatly appreciate every contribution that's received.

Aftercare Unavailable on September 29th

To help the parish better prepare for the festival, there will be no aftercare on Friday, September 29th. We kindly ask our aftercare families to make other arrangements. Dismissal is at 12pm this day. We appreciate your understanding and support.
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Parent Volunteer Opportunities

To volunteer for upcoming events, please click on the link below:

We are currently in need of volunteers for the Parish/School Feast - Fall Festival. Click the link below and sign-up today.

Uniform Vendor Information

Dennis Uniform

5275 S. Arville St, Suite B124

Las Vegas, NV 89118

(702) 252-7341

School Webstore Code: J00SAP

Campus Club

7575 West Sunset Rd. #120

Las Vegas NV

(702) 360-0555

School Shopping Code: 105

My Better Lunch

Click here for details on how to order hot lunch. Our school code is SAPC. Thank you!

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St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic School

Welcome to St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic School - Home of the Saints! The newest Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Las Vegas.