SA Staff Weekly

Weekly Staff Announcements - Week of 2/15/2016

Big Hearts

St Anthony School 6th grade students made AND served all of the lunch for the Love Kitchen last Tuesday - tuna salad sandwiches & all the fix-in's. THANK YOU to Laura Higgins and our teachers for helping our students coordinate this wonderful service opportunity. Laura also coordinated a bake sale with our first communion students which raised $129.15 for the Love Kitchen.

Prayer Intentions

  • Please pray for marriages.
  • Please pray for the precious gift of love.
  • Please pray for family healing.

Please email me (byorksmith@stantschool.org) with your prayer intentions to be added to our weekly announcements.

The Week Ahead

Monday (2/15/2016) - President's Day - NO SCHOOL


Tuesday (2/16/2016) - First Communion Class at 1:45 p.m. Basketball game at Sun Valley @ 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday (2/17/2016)
- Dental/Vision Presentation. PreK & K at 9:30am in Mrs. Sedillo's room. 1st & 2nd at 10:30 a.m. in Mrs. Sedillo's room. 3rd, 4th, & 5th at 1:00 p.m. in the Hall, and 6th, 7th, & 8th at 2:00 p.m. in the Hall. Basketball practice after school. SA Board Meeting - 5:15 p.m.


Thursday (2/18/2016) - Adoration today. St. Anthony Science Fair - Project set-up at 1:00 p.m. Judging at 3:30 p.m. Basketball game (at Sequoia) against Payson CC @ 3:30 p.m.


Friday (2/19/2016) - Lenten Food Drive assembly at 8:30am under the Ramada. First Communion Class at 9:15 a.m. St. Anthony Science Fair - Viewing for PreK & 1st - 8:30am. 2nd to 4th grade viewing - 9:30am. 5th & 6th grade viewing - 10:00am. Mass @ 11:00 a.m.

Lent Resources

  1. Matthew Kelly of "Dynamic Catholic" has a program called "The Best Lent Ever". This link has the description and a short video.
  2. Busted Halo's two minute video on Lent & Ash Wednesday.
  3. Sadller's Lenten Resources page. For those of you with the "We Believe" series, this should match up pretty well.
  4. "A Catechist's Journey" blog about Lent.
  5. Fr. Mike from Ascension Press gives a reflection on Lent.
  6. Dr. Carolyn Woo's Lenten reflection from last year.
  7. Lenten resources from Loyola Press.


Lent Resources: www.catholicicing.com, www.catholicmom.com, Lent activities on Pinterest, www.thereligionteacher.com, and www.RclBenziger.com.

School Board Meeting

We will have a school board meeting on Wednesday, February 17th at 5:15 pm. Please bring your calendars with you to the meeting so that we can schedule a Strategic Planning Meeting within the next month.

Bowling Pledges

Again, please remind your students to bring in their bowling pledges this week. Please collect the pledges and money and hold on to them until Heidi gets back next week. Thank you.

AZMerit Test Administration Certification

This year our school we be administering the AZMerit via CBT (Computer Based Testing). This requires that all teachers administering the test go through an online certification. Please CLICK HERE for the link to the AZMerit page. Click on Test Administrator Certification. Your email should be your username. If you have signed in before, you will use the same password. If not, you may need to request a password. Please let me know if you have any issues signing in. I would like to see all of the teachers certified by the end of the month.

Lenten Food Drive in Cooperation with the Knights of Columbus

We will begin our Lenten Food Drive this week in cooperation with the Knights of Columbus. Please inspire your students to bring food in this week. We will have an assembly on Friday morning (under the Ramada) at 8:30 a.m. for our first "weigh-in" with the principal. Lenten Food Drive Flyer

Morning Recess Duty (2/16/2016 through 2/19/2016)

Ed Bromke will have morning recess duty this week. Please arrive at 7:45 a.m. for duty and blow the morning whistle at 8:10 a.m.

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