St. Anthony of Padua

November 10, 2023 - Volume 4; Issue 15

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Welcome to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School!

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Accreditation Update

With our Accreditation Visit coming up in January, we now look forward to welcoming the Visiting Committee to our campus to begin their preliminary work on December 4th. The Committee will then return for a full three-day visit in January validating who we are as a school community. The faculty and staff have spent many hours evaluating our programs through data collection and analysis. During this process, we have identified our strengths and areas to focus on for professional development and resources over the next few years. We look forward to these upcoming visits and know that the Committee will quickly see that our students are becoming life-long learners, active faith-filled Catholics, effective communicators, and globally aware/responsible citizens. The mission of St. Anthony of Padua is a reality each and every day, reflecting a caring community dedicated to academic excellence and serving others. We will continue to keep you up to date as our Accreditation Visit approaches. Thank you for your continued support and belief in Catholic education.

Cheer Camp Fun!

Last week, our students had an incredible time at our first-ever cheer camp! They enthusiastically embraced the world of cheerleading, learning exciting choreography, forging new friendships, and creating lasting memories. The highlight of it all was their fantastic performance that left everyone in awe. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Kline and Mrs. Brede for their dedication and hard work in making this unforgettable experience possible. And well done to all our young cheerleaders for their spirited participation! Please enjoy the video below by Mrs. Brede.
Cheer Camp 2023

Saints Shine at Cross-Country Meet: Impressive Fourth-Place Finish!

Our Saints showcased their exceptional talent and dedication at the cross-country meet last week, securing a commendable fourth-place finish overall. We couldn't be prouder of the incredible effort and sportsmanship displayed by all our students who participated. Congratulations to our remarkable Saints for their outstanding performance and for representing our school with such grace and determination. Well done Saints!

Honorable Mentions

5th Grade Boys Division - Zachary Miller, 1st Place

5th Grade Girls Division - Gianna Roberts, 3rd Place

6th Grade Boys Division - Blaise Miller, 1st Place

6th Grade Grils Division - Mackenzie Murphy, 1st Place

7th Grade Boys Division - Henry Scheidler, 3rd Place

8th Grade Boys Divison - Matthew Mayorga, 3rd Place

8th Grade Girls Division - Elsa McPeak, 1st Place

Winterfest Parade Float Winner Announcement

Announcing our Winterfest Parade Float Contest Winners! With so many exceptional submissions, we couldn't pick just one. Instead, we've combined bits and pieces from 5 fantastic entries. Congratulations to Christina Bommarito, Peyton Unkelbach, Gianni Massi, Seah Hooks and RJ Aguilar for their outstanding contributions. Your creativity helped us craft our incredible parade float. Thank you all for participating in this contest and thank you to each student who submitted an entry!

Saints Soccer Recognized by the City of Henderson

Cheers to our extraordinary Saints Soccer Team! Mayor Romero from the City of Henderson has officially recognized our Championship-winning squad for their outstanding achievement in clinching the 2023 Catholic School League Soccer Championship. Well done, Saints! Your hard work and determination have not only brought home the championship but also earned the admiration of our city's leadership. Let's celebrate this momentous achievement together!

The Seasoning of Giving - Angel Tree

Join us in making a meaningful difference this holiday season by volunteering for our Angel Tree event! This initiative supports various fantastic organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Serving Love Las Vegas, St. Therese Center, Catholic Charities, First Choice Pregnancy, Shade Tree, and more. We are looking for parent volunteers to assist during the weekend masses in the church vestibule. Your role will involve replenishing tags on the Angel Tree, extending a warm welcome to parishioners, and encouraging them to select a tag. Students are also encouraged to volunteer alongside their parents. To contribute your time to this wonderful cause, please sign up here. Additionally, we invite families to grab a tag while at church and help us spread the joy of Christmas throughout our community. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Saints Night with the Henderson Silver Knights

Get ready for an exciting collaboration! We're thrilled to announce our partnership with the Henderson Silver Knights on March 1st. Join us to support the Silver Knights as they take on the Tucson Roadrunners at 7 pm. Even more exciting, our very own Saints will be showcasing their talents at this event! Secure your tickets by clicking the link, and let's make this a "Knight" to remember!

Calling All Super Parents!

We're in search of some amazing volunteers to lend a helping hand in the front office. If you have a bit of time to spare during normal school hours and want to make a difference, we'd love to have you on board! To volunteer or learn more, please reach out to Natalie Gonzales at Your dedication is the key to our success!

St. Francis of Assisi Peace Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

I ask that we continue to pray for peace in our world.

Mr. Blanc

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We love our Veterans! Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Foundation Tickets On Sale Now!

Get ready for an enchanting evening of elegance and excitement at the upcoming Foundation Gala! We are thrilled to announce that tickets are now officially on sale. This spectacular event promises an unforgettable night filled with joy, community spirit, and special moments. Purchase your tickets today and ensure your spot at the Foundation Gala. Let's make this a night to remember!

A Heartfelt Thank for Supporting World Kindness Week

Your kindness has truly made a difference! A warm thank you to each student who participated in this week's Spirit Week for World Kindness. Your vibrant energy and dedication have not only made the week memorable but have also created a positive impact that extends far beyond our school walls. We're delighted to share that, as a community, we've raised a substantial amount to support some wonderful organizations:

  • Special Olympics of Nevada: $172.11
  • Second Chance Dog Rescue: $155.50
  • Shade Tree: $227.25
  • Honor Flight Network: $206.00

Together, we've shown that small acts of kindness can create a ripple effect of positivity. Keep spreading the love, Saints!

Yearbook Committee Hard at Work

Our yearbook committee is working tirelessly to create the best yearbook yet, capturing all the memorable moments of this school year. Don't miss out on the chance to relive these cherished memories—order your yearbook today! Secure your copy now and ensure you have a keepsake to treasure for years to come.

Explore the Magic of the Season at Our Church Gift Shop!

The holiday season is upon us, and we invite you to discover the festive treasures awaiting you at our amazing church gift shop! Filled with wonderful finds and perfect gifts, our shop has an array of delightful items that capture the spirit of the season. From enchanting decorations to heartwarming gifts, there's something for everyone.

Calendar of Events

Monday, November 13, 2023

  • Angel Choir Practice: 3:30-4:30 PM.
  • Boys Basketball Practice: 3:30-4:45 PM.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

  • Band Practice: 7:00-7:45 AM.
  • Cheer Practice: 3:30-4:30 PM.
  • Boys Basketball Game: 3:45 PM @ OLLV.
  • Orchestra Practice: 3:30-4:30 PM.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

  • School Mass: 9:30 AM.
  • Angel Choir Practice: 3:30-4:30 PM.
  • First Boys Basketball Home Game!: 3:45 PM @ SAP.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

  • Band Practice: 7:00-7:45 AM.
  • National Junior Honor Society: Induction Ceremony 1:45 PM.
  • Cheer Practice: 3:30-4:30 PM.
  • Orchestra Practice: 3:30-4:30 PM.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Report Cards will be sent home with students.

  • Prayer and Flag: 8:05 AM.

Thanksgiving break begins, November 20-24. Enjoy!

Upcoming Important Dates

*Update to School Calendar: March 8 and April 12 are now Early Dismissal @ 12 PM

  • November 19 - Family Mass @11:30
  • November 20 - 24 Thanksgiving Break
  • November 23 - Happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 29 - 1st Trimester Awards @ 9:00 AM
  • December 1 - Winterfest Parade @ 6:30 PM
  • December 4 - Elementary Christmas Concert @ 6:00 PM
  • December 5 - Band & Choir Christmas Concert @ 6:00 PM
  • December 6 - Picture Retake Day
  • December 6 - 8 - PTO Holiday Shop
  • December 8 - School Mass @ 9:30 AM, Feast of Immaculate Conception (there is No School Mass on 12/06)
  • December 12 - Feast of Guadalupe
  • December 14 - School Advent Confessions
  • December 15 - 12:00 PM Dismissal, Chrismas Break Begins!
  • December 18 - January 1 - Christmas Vacation (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!)

Lifeskill of the Week

Our Life Skill for this week will focus on "Respect: Willingly show consideration or appreciation for others." Respect is embedded in each and every one of our SLEs. Showing respect for all is also a foundational attribute of living our Catholic Faith. Lets focus on ensuring that respect is always in the forefront of all that we do. Like anything else, giving respect takes effort and practice. God calls us to love our neighbor, this starts by simply showing respect for others.

Extended Care & After School Activities

Thank you to our school community for your cooperation as we transition to our new extended care provider, Fusion Sports League. A quick reminder that dismissal from aftercare will follow the same procedures as the regular school day car line dismissal procedures. We kindly request that parents wait in their cars during pickup as one of the Fusion Sports Coaches accompanies your child to your vehicle. We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we continue to streamline and expedite this process.

If your child participates in after-school activities and you pick up in Lane 2, please proceed to the outside of Lane 2, as the inside lane is reserved for aftercare pickup. Additionally, we kindly ask that if you arrive before the designated dismissal time, you park in a designated parking space to ensure a smooth flow in Lane 2. Your cooperation is invaluable in maintaining a safe and efficient environment for everyone at our school.

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

To volunteer for upcoming events, please click here. Thank you!

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.