Dear SAP School Families,
I hope you had an amazing Veterans’ Day weekend. Thank you to all our veterans for their service to our country. Last week, we had Rafael the Magic in the Hall. All who qualified enjoyed the magic show and a free lunch from Alvarado Catering. Thank you all for your support of our Fall school chocolate fundraiser. Special thanks to Monica Torres, Liz Aldaco, and all our parent volunteers for making it a huge success! We will begin our Winter Fundraiser this week for our Holiday Cash Raffle. The winner will be announced on 12/13 at our Christmas Show! Please sell tickets now and over the Thanksgiving Holiday. They are $1 per ticket for a chance at some great cash prizes just in time for Christmas! These will be passed out today, 11/13.
Thank you to all who supported the Sports PLC at the Ice Skating Fundraiser on Friday, 11/10. Mrs. Veronica Patel, our Athletic Director, did a great job organizing the event. We raised $800! This week, Friday, 11/17, is our 1st Trimester Mass and Awards Ceremony! Today is the first day of the 2nd Trimester. Report cards will be passed out after recess in all the classrooms on 11/17 by Fr. Pirrone.
Next week is Thanksgiving. We will be out all week from 11/20-11/24, and school will resume on November 27. We thank God for all our blessings and pray you have a wonderful and safe holiday with your family.
Angela Grey, Principal
Gabriel Reyes, Co-Principal
SCHOOL CALENDAR 2023-2024
(Be sure to always check www.stanthonygardena.org, your child’s teacher’s blog, and the Parish website at www.saintanthonygardena.org/parish-bulletin/ for the most current information.)
- November 17 – 1st Trimester Awards after 8 am Mass in the church
- November 20-24 Thanksgiving Holiday
- November 30 – Junior High NET Retreat
- November 29 – Mandatory Faith formation Parent retreat in Hall with Msgr. Sal from 6:15-8 (see tuition contract), one parent must attend to avoid a $50 fine
- November 30 – K-2 Field trip to CA Science Center
- December 2 – Parish Event, all are invited to mass and fellowship in the hall: Santa Maria Kamalen (statue from Guam)
- December 7: Kinder and 4th Grade Las Posadas
- December 11: Junior High NET Retreat
- December 13: School Christmas Show and Cash Raffle Drawing
- December 15: Noon Dismissal (NO DAYCARE) last day of school before Christmas break, Staff Luncheon off campus at 12:30
- December 18 – Jan. 5: Christmas Break
- January 8: Classes Resume
PLC SERVICE HOURS (30 hours per family each year)
Per your tuition contract, every family is asked to sign up for up to 4 Parent Leadership Committees so you have multiple chances to fulfill your 30 family service hours, valued at $15/hour or you will be charged. If you have questions, please email the office. We will email other service hour opportunities. Next year, this will be raised to $17/hr on the new tuition contract to keep up with minimum wage.
All visitors on campus must check in and out of the office at all times and wear a VISITOR badge. All Volunteers must be Fingerprinted through the ADLA and cleared, and have a current Virtus Training Certificate. AM and PM carline and lunch yard duty volunteers (from 12-1 daily) are needed. Please email me at email@example.com if you are interested. For safety reasons, please call before you come to the office and buzz yourself in. Do not prop the door open for anyone, especially strangers. All parents are welcome to join the SAFETY PLC to increase security on our campus.
PARKING AND CARLINE SAFETY
All carline vehicles should never park/exit your vehicle in the carline areas, please continue to move safely along with the morning and afternoon carline traffic. There is additional parking area available to the left of the carline for anyone who needs to park for any reason, especially if walking your child to the classroom – please view parking map In addition, never park or stop for drop off/pick up in the alley. This presents a risk to yourself, your child, and pedestrians and also prevents safe access in the event of an emergency – please be aware of the sign indicating this NO PARKING area. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.
HFO (Hands, Feet, and Objects) to Self
Safety is first and foremost. Please remind your child to keep their hands, feet, and all objects to themselves. They can stay in their bubbles and personal space so they stay safe and keep others safe as well. Please teach them at home about “air hugs” and “air high-fives” so they don’t actually make contact with others. We are seeing too many injuries and too many “accidental” touches among students that lead to more serious issues. That said, if a student receives multiple verbal warnings about this, it could result in a conduct slip or detention. In more serious issues or repeat offenses, a referral or suspension. Please remind your children about the importance of self-control. Also, for all grade levels, there is NO SLIDING on the soccer field.
INTERIOR MAINTENANCE PLC and SERVICE HOUR BUYOUT
Please sign up for the Interior Maintenance PLC for service hours that can be earned on certain Saturdays from 12:30-3:30 p.m. You can also donate Scrip at the front office for school expenses. You may buy out your service hours for $15/hour for Scrip such as Home Depot, Office Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, and Starbucks.
MONTHLY EMERGENCY DRILLS
We continue to have emergency school safety drills regularly, at least one per month. Please discuss procedures and your family’s plan with your children in the event of a fire, lockdown/intruder alert, or earthquake when they are at home.
EARN ONE SERVICE HOUR FROM HOME!
Parents who review our school online on Yelp, Google, AND greatschools.org will earn up to one service hour after you send me your screenshots of all 3 sites as proof: to firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Anthony of Padua – Pray for us