Dear Parents and Guardians,
It’s hard to believe we have reached our FINAL week of school! We graduated our 8th grade class last Friday, and we celebrate all our fathers this morning, at Donuts with Dads in the Hall. Thanks to all our volunteers and Happy Fathers’ Day! We had our Annual Arts Alive recital this past weekend. Congratulations to all our talented Arts Alive students for your hard work this year. Music does make you smarter–and well rounded–and the results are evident in all our English and Math STAR test scores school wide, for which we are extremely proud! In addition to our Music and Theater program with Mrs. Garcia, we look forward to continuing our Arts Alive Jr. High Instrumental program next year for our students in grades 6-8. Thanks for your support! We will continue this program as long as it is valued by our school families, as it is a big, but worthy investment.
Monday and Tuesday, June 10 and June 11 are our last FULL days of school till 3pm. On Wednesday and Thursday, June 12-13, we have 12 NOON DISMISSALS with daycare offered until 6pm. Friday, June 14 is our last day of school before we begin our Summer vacation. On Friday, we have our 3rd Trimester Mass and Awards Ceremony, before teachers pass out the students’ report cards in their classrooms (this is for students whose parents have met all their financial obligations. Report cards will be held otherwise). Then students can leave after the awards ceremony on Friday, 6/14 or leave at noon. Please mark your calendars! There will be a staff luncheon off campus after carline and dismissal, so no events will take place after school that day, and there is NO DAYCARE AVAILABLE ON THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL. Please pick up your children early or make arrangements to have them picked up by someone, so that no one is left on campus after school, and our staff can participate in the luncheon, after they have closed up their classrooms.
We say farewell to Ms. Lozano, Ms. Evangelista, and Sr. Tina Dinh, and we thank them for their service and dedication to our students and families. You have all made an indelible mark on our hearts. We love you all and will miss you greatly. We also welcome our new teachers for next year: Mrs. Dyogi, Ms. Martinez, and Sr. Tho Pham!
On Wednesday, June 12, we have our whole school Sports Day! We hope to see you all there! It should be a fun day, led by Mrs. Rubalcava, our amazing PE teacher. Students may wear PE uniforms or come in appropriate sports attire and comfortable shoes. Please see flyer for more details. Students should wear sunscreen and bring water bottles. We will sell shave ice that day! This Thursday, June 13, is St. Anthony of Padua’s Feast Day and Msgr. Sal’s Ordination Anniversary!
Finally, I am thrilled to announce that St. Anthony of Padua School has been named the Daily Breeze Readers’ Choice Winner for the FAVORITE PRIVATE SCHOOL IN THE SOUTH BAY 2019! This will be officially announced in July, but we wanted to let you know first. I wish to thank each and every one of you for a tremendous year. We made it through together, and created many new memories that will last our children a lifetime. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to Catholic education and investing in your children’s future. Enjoy your summer and see you next school year!
Mrs. Grey, Principal
SCHOOL CALENDAR 2018 – 2019
(Be sure to always check www.stanthonygardena.org and your child’s teacher’s blog for the most current information.
• June 10 – Full day, Donuts with Dad at 7:30am, Enrollment Management Team (EMT) meeting in Rm 16 at 6:30pm
• June 11 – Full Day
• June 12 – Gently Used Uniform Sale, Noon Dismissal Kinder promotion set up, Sports Day (8th graders to volunteer), Shave Ice on campus (water play with permission slip, wear appropriate attire), daycare till 6pm
• June 13 – Noon dismissal, Kinder Promotion, 1-2pm Aladdin, Jr. Pizza Party, Msgr. Sal Pilato’s Ordination Anniversary, St. Anthony of Padua’s Feast Day! 5th Grade Culminating Event in Hall at 5pm, daycare till 6pm
• June 14 – Last Day of School 3rd Trimester Awards, Early Dismissal accepted after Mass or students can stay with teachers. School ends at 12 noon, NO DAYCARE, Faculty luncheon off campus
If you know of any wonderful families who want to attend our school, please let us know. Qualify to get some great referral incentives! Be sure to ask us how you can earn up to $150 in Scrip from the stores of your choice, for each family you recommend, who remains in good standing.
Please have your children work on their summer reading and summer packets over the break. Our first day of school in the fall is August 21. Do check on online for the updated school calendar and important dates after June 14, and have a wonderful vacation with your families!
St. Anthony of Padua, Pray for Us