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Weekly Update: October 14 – 18

“In happy moments, PRAISE GOD. In difficult moments, SEEK GOD. In quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD. In painful moments, TRUST GOD. Every moment, THANK GOD.” – Rick Warren

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We hope that you and your families had a blessed Thanksgiving weekend. Thank you for your on-going support in following our Kiss n Ride expectations and for your patience during the redesign of two of our Kindergarten yards. The kiss and ride area during drop off is there so that parents can quickly stop and allow their children to exit the vehicle.  Staff are there to keep these lanes moving, and if you need to exit your vehicle for any reason, you are asked to use a designated parking spot.  At the end of the day, parents waiting in the kiss and ride lanes need to be mindful of keeping a good traffic flow.  Please ensure you leave enough space for other vehicles to drive by safely.

Thank you to Father John and the eight priests who came to St. Anthony on Thursday to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with our Grades 3, 5, and 7 students. Thanks also to Father John for celebrating mass with the educators from the Bishop Reding family of schools and for the parish’s hospitality.

Thank you St. Anthony of Padua Families:

Thank you for supporting our Thanksgiving Toiletry Drive. We were able to provide 1250 lbs of goods to our local food bank who were overwhelmed by your generosity!!

This Week’s Events: 

Catholic School Council: This year’s inaugural meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 PM in the library. All are welcome.

Thanksgiving Liturgy: Grade 8 students will be leading a liturgy on Tuesday, October 15th.

Grades K-5: 9:30 AM

Grades 6 – 8: 10:15 AM

Grade 7 HPV/HIV Immunizations: Immunizations for Grade 7 students will be completed on Thursday,October 17th for those students who returned their consent forms.

Basketball: Our boy’s and girls teams both play on Thursday, October 17th.

Boys vs. Guardian Angels 4:00 PM @ Guardian Angels. Boys will also compete in St. Brigid tournament on Friday.

Girls vs. Queen of Heaven 4:00 PM @ home. Girls will compete in the Catholic Cup on Friday and Saturday.

Election Day: St. Anthony of Padua School gymnasium will act as a polling station on October 21, for the Federal Election.

Please see the calendar for all upcoming events:

Big Crunch
Oct 24 all day

Halton Food for Thought is providing each student with an apple to promote healthy eating.

Bishop Reding Parent Information Night
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween Dance
Oct 31 all day

SAOP will be hosting a Halloween Dance during the day. Classes will be called to the gym for their dance time. A schedule will be posted closer to the date. Students are permitted to wear costumes on this day. Please ensure that costumes reflect our Catholic values, follow the board dress code and are respectful of human life. Masks, accessories and weapons should not be brought to school as they will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day.

Fall Back – Set Clocks back one hour
Nov 3 all day
AP Night at Bishop Reding CSS
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm
Remembrance Day Liturgy
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

FDK, Grades 1-5: 9:30 AM

Grades 6-8: 10:30 AM

Interview Night
Nov 21 @ 3:45 pm – 8:30 pm
PA Day – Interviews
Nov 22 all day
Kindergarten Movie Night
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Paint the Town Red for United Way
Nov 29 all day

Staff and students are invited to wear red today and bring in a toonie in support of the United Way.


Your partners in Catholic Education, 

G. Giacalone,    L. MacLennan,     D. Owens






Elementary Vice-PrincipalWeekly Update: October 14 – 18