SA Staff Weekly

Weekly Staff Announcements - Week of 2/1/2016

Catholic Schools Week!

St. Anthonys will be joining Catholic schools around the country this week to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. We have fun activities planned for students as well as special activities and community service. Check out all the great things going on across the country by visiting the Tweetwall and Pinterest. As we begin this week I thought it would be a great idea to examine the essential purpose of Catholic schools. Archbishop Michael Miller had a relevant discussion in 2006 about what should animate a Catholic school in The Five Essential Marks of Catholic Schools. Cardinal Dolan wrote an article in 2010 called "The Catholic Schools We Need". Archbishop Chaput's recent column on Catholic schools entitled, "From Hospice to Hope: Thoughts on Catholic Schools Week 2016" is a great reflection on moving away from thoughts of scarcity to becoming strategic about the future. The Alliance for Catholic Education program produced the "Ten Reasons Why Catholic Education Still Matters". Another great article from the non-Catholic perspective is "Values - Economic and Otherwise - Major Reason non-Catholics Choose Catholic Schools". We get to see the value of our Catholic school everyday in the faces and lives of our students. May God bless us this week as we celebrate the gift of St. Anthonys.

Prayer Intentions

  • Please pray for St. Anthony School and a successful Catholic Schools Week.
  • Please pray for the Bromke's and their new baby.
  • Please pray for those that are traveling.

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

The Week Ahead

Monday (2/1/2016) - 1 Day Food Drive. Campus Clean-up (all classes are asked to do a campus cleanup today - if snow, save it for another day). Basketball practice after school.


Tuesday (2/2/2016) - First Communion Class at 1:45 p.m. Pep Rally in the Hall (because of the snow) at 2:15 p.m. Basketball game at Vernon at 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday (2/3/2016)
- Flag coloring contest today - please pick best page from your class and submit to principal. Honor Society will be visiting classrooms between 2:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. to do a special prayer/activity for our country. Basketball practice after school today.


Thursday (2/4/2016) - St. Anthony Bowl-a-Thon. (K to 3 at 8:45 a.m. and 4th to 8th at 10:00 a.m.) Adoration today. Basketball practice after school.


Friday (2/5/2016) - First Communion Class at 9:15 a.m. Mass at 11:00 a.m. Please send home family packets (TBD) today for families to use tomorrow.

Baby Update!

Sarah and Ed went into the hospital today (Sun, 1/31/16) and had a beautiful baby boy. He is 7.6 lbs and 20 1/2 inches long. Please keep them in your prayers this week as they start to adjust to a whole new world.

121 Reasons We LOVE Our School!

This Friday I will be putting together a bulletin board in the hallway called, "121 Reasons We Love Our School". I will deliver a bag of hearts to your classroom by Tuesday. Please have every student fill out 1 heart with one reason why they love our school. Return the bag to me by Wednesday so that I can put the board together by Friday.

Morning Recess Duty (2/1/2016 through 2/5/2016)

Julie Kittle 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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