SACBS Bulldogs Beat

October 8, 2021

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Message From Mrs. Runnels

I enjoy walking down the halls of St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica School because it is always exciting. Hearing the teaching, laughter, praying, singing, collaborating, and learning going on brings me so much joy! The SACBS teachers expose our students to many real life opportunities where they get hands on experiences to help them learn and grow.


Friday I had the chance to speak to one of our new students as he was spinning the prize wheel. He's so excited and grateful to be at SACBS. It warmed my heart to hear about his experience at our gem of a school. Make sure to click and watch the video below of my impromptu interview with Pedro. We are so blessed to be a part of this loving educational environment!


This week our students enjoyed learning some fire safety rules from the fire department. They also experienced the gift of giving by donating items to the fire department to show appreciation and brighten their day. Every month our students make birthday cards for staff at the church and some at the diocese. This week as I gave one of the church staff their birthday cards from 8th grade, they were overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness of our students. This small act of kindness brought so much joy to someone. Thank you bulldogs, for letting your actions show us how to be compassionate to others!


As we get ready for a brand new week and gift from God, let's continue to bring Jesus to everyone we meet through our words and actions!


God Bless,


Mrs. Runnels

SACBS: Why I Love My School
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Report Card Conferences

The first nine weeks have flown by and we have reached the end of our first quarter! Report cards will be going out next Friday, Oct. 15th in the Friday Folders. You will receive a link during the week to sign up for a day and time to meet with your child's teacher/s over the next two weeks. This report card conference will be the time to:


  • have one on one time with your child's teacher,
  • discuss your child's progress, and
  • see if there are areas that may need additional help.
As always, if you have any questions, contact your child's teacher or call the school office.
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Afternoon Dismissal

SACBS families we need your help with afternoon dismissal. Please use your family name plates when coming for afternoon pickup and leave them up until your child gets in the car. As a reminder, we have staggard dismissal times to help our carline run efficiently and effectively. Our dismissal from the main building takes 30 minutes tops, but in most cases at about 3:05 we don't have any cars waiting in the line. Families that come around 3:05 can drive right up, pick up their students, and get their evening started without much of a wait.


Dismissal times are:

ECC - 2:30

1st - 5th - 2:45

6th - 8th - 3:00


If you have more than one child, please come at the time your oldest child is dismissed. Our middle school students get back to their homeroom at 2:45 after their last class. They have to pack and pray before being dismissed. If you arrive at 2:45 for a middle school student, you will have to wait 10-15 minutes before they will be ready to dismiss. We know that your time is valuable and we don't want to create a traffic jam. Please help us streamline our afternoon dismissal so that it flows smoothly and safely for everyone.

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Happy Birthday!

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Paws for Prayer with Alfonzo and Max

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Collapsible Breast Cancer Awareness Water Bottles


Student Council will be selling collapsible breast cancer awareness water bottles next week near the carpool entrance. Students can purchase water bottles for $2 every morning starting Monday, October 11. Sales end on Friday, October 15, or while supplies last. Profits will be donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

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Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

Last Call for all Bulldog Families to Help Us Reach Our Goal

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This week we made it to 95% of our school community who sold ALL of their chicken dinner tickets. We're almost there! THANK YOU to everyone who turned in their ticket money this week. You are "ROCK STARS". We need the final 8 families to help us reach our 100% goal! We only have 1 more week to go! We have raised a little over $18,000 as of today. Thank you for helping us fatten up our chicken. We are only $2,000 away from our $20,000 goal!


PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES!

Students in Pre-K 3 - 8th grade who sold all of their tickets had a chance to spin the wheel on Friday. They enjoyed picking prizes from whistles, key chains, stuffed animals, Starbucks gift cards, squaking chickens and a host of other prizes.


Families that sold all of their tickets are put in a drawing every Friday for a week of BYPASS CARLINE.


CONGRATULATIONS to the Wingate Family (Nahla)...our winners for this week! They received a prize sign that allows them to bypass carline for the entire week!


Don't forget, for one more week a new family will have the chance for this amazing prize. Turn your ticket money in today!

Chicken Dinner Prize Winners

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CONGRATULATIONS DOGTOBERFEST ART CONTEST WINNERS!

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St. Anthony Cathedral Basiica School students participated in the annual Dogtober Art Contest. We are excited that four of our students were winners at the Dogtober Festival:


Kindergarten - Noah Iberra

First Grade - Ira Roberts

Second Grade - Brooke Yancey

Third Gradem - Santiago Castillo


They were called up one at a time, given a big ribbon, walked the red carpet, and then talked on the microphone on the big stage about the dog they drew in their picture. They were amazing! Below are a few of the pictures from the festival.

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"Sunshine" Firefighter Appreciation Collection Drive

Thank you to everyone who donated yellow-packaged goodies for our local firefighters! Our Bulldog families donated so much that we were able to drop off baskets to several stations around the area. We were happy to bring a little "sunshine" to our firefighters.

Fire Prevention Week

Thank you to Beaumont Fire Rescue Station No. 4 (especially 3rd grader, Evan Sampson's dad) for coming out and giving our students a presentation about fire safety. Students learned about smoke detector inspections, fire evacuation protocol, they were able to see firefighter tools, and even witness a firefighter hose in action!
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SACBS Volleyball Places Second at Tournament!!

Congratulations to Coach Downs and our Lady Bulldogs volleyball team for placing 2nd in Vincent Middle School's Volleyball Tournament this past weekend! Congratulations girls! We are so proud of you!
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First grade Comprehension and Sequencing

Mrs. Lavergne's first grade class learned about reading comprehension and sequencing. The importance of reading comprehension and sequencing strategy is that it allows students to make sense of how events unfold in their reading.
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Math + M&M's = YUMM!

Mrs. Mouton's Kindergarten class used M&M's to learn math concepts in class! Math Concepts are the 'why' or 'big idea' of math. Knowing math concepts means you know the workings behind the answer!
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8th Grade vs. Staff Volleyball Game

We had a fun Friday to end our first quarter. SACBS teachers and staff accepted the challenge for a fun volleyball game. They played two challenging games against Mr. Baldwin's 8th Grade Class. The bleachers were roaring with cheers for both sides! Thanks everyone for playing so hard and for making the game so much fun!
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