SA Staff Weekly

Weekly Staff Announcements - Week of 1/4/2016

Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope you all had a blessed Christmas with an abundance of family time. I am very excited to get started in 2016 and I pray that we will be blessed with another incredible year at St. Anthonys. I hope you will all enjoy the new format of our weekly staff announcements which will give us a more dynamic format that will hopefully provide you with more resources and support. I will also be sending out a school-wide monthly newsletter to students and families via the same format. If you have any special classroom projects, information, or pictures to share in the school newsletter, please email it to me ( We have a lot going on this month with ACRE testing for 5th & 8th grades, basketball season starting, the Family Life program starting, and of course Catholic Schools Week beginning at the end of the month through the first week in February. Don't forget, we will have our annual science fair next month so get cracking on those student and class projects because it will be here before we know it!

Prayer Intentions

  • Please pray for the staff and students of St. Anthony School.
  • Please pray for those struggling with cancer.
  • Please pray for families.

Please email me ( with your prayer intentions to be added to our weekly announcements.

The Week Ahead

Tuesday (1/5/2016) - First Communion/Reconciliation Class - Please send all students participating to the art room from 1:45 p.m. until the end of the day.

Wednesday (1/6/2016)
- Teacher Meeting at 7:15 a.m. in Mr. Bromke's room. Please email me with any agenda items you would like to add.

Thursday (1/7/2016) - Please take your classes to Adoration on Thursday to spend a little quiet time with the Lord. There will be a basketball meeting after school in the Hall for all interested players (parents are welcome too).

Friday (1/8/2016) - First Communion/Reconciliation Class - Please send all students participating to the art room from 9:15 a.m to 10:30 a.m. Mass at 11:00 a.m.

January Principal Board - It's "Snow" Secret, we have some incredible students!

I have put a hard copy of the penguin nomination forms in your boxes. You can download one HERE too. All teachers should pick one student this month to add to the principal incentive board in the hallway.

New Music Program Director - Jeanne Sonne

I would like to extend a warm "Welcome" to Jeanne Sonne. Jeanne will be our new Music Program Director. Jeanne will be at our teacher meeting this Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. so that we can welcome her to our staff. She will begin classes next week (so no music specials this week). Jeanne will be teaching the program to Pre-K through 5th grade. We will distribute an updated music program schedule as soon as possible.

A New Entry Door - Thank You Bishop's Golf Tournament

A special "Thank You" to Bishop Wall and the Diocese of Gallup for our new entry door to the school. As you were all aware, our entry door was on its last legs. Thanks to a check we received from the Bishop's Golf Tournament, we were able to have a new door installed. We still need to have it re-keyed and painted, but it is a solid door and frame so it should last.

Teachers, are your "E-Day" assignments updated?

Our first snow day last quarter went well with the "E-Day" assignments. Please make sure that your assignments have been updated for the next snow day we may have. Also, don't forget to adjust your plan books and grade books with "E-Day" assignment information so that we can document student work. I would really like to see teachers updating their own "teacher pages" in Gradelink with their current "E-Day" materials. HERE is an article in Gradelink that gives you an overview for setting up your own teacher page.

First Communion/Reconciliation Classes Begin

Laura Higgins will be teaching the First Communion/Reconciliation Class on Tuesdays and Fridays this month. She will meet with participating students on Tuesdays from 1:45 p.m. to the end of school and on Fridays from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Laura will communicate more information about the class and important dates through the office.

Girl's Bathroom - Under Construction

Our girl's bathroom had a leak in the roof right before Christmas Break. Thanks to Father Dan for having someone fix the leak by putting some heat tape on the roof where it was leaking. There is one stall in the bathroom that is closed now because of the roof repair that is needed. Father has someone coming in to fix it and he is also going to have the sink fixtures replaced and updated. Teachers, please remind your students about these repairs and to stay out of the closed stall.

Finalize Grades in Gradelink

Teachers, please get your grades updated and complete in Gradelink for last quarter as soon as possible. We need to finalize report cards and get them published for families. If you have an questions or need help, please email me or Heidi.

Morning Recess Duty (1/4/2016 through 1/8/2016

Panda 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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