St. Anthony Catholic School




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Hello St. Anthony families!!  The staff and I are excited and incredibly blessed to get to work at St. Anthony, and to have the opportunity to share and teach about our faith within all of the curricular areas. We greatly appreciate the support from our SAS families to our school programs and teachers. We also value the partnership in the education of your children. Parents are the primary educators who provide guidance and examples of being faithful Christians. At SAS we want to know and build on the individuality of each child and help them to grow in their knowledge and in their faith so they can become responsible, respectful and independent members of the community and Church. Thank you for choosing St. Anthony School! 

Many blessings, Ms. Jennifer Raes

 

 DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE! - CORE AND MORE
St. Anthony offers so much more than a common core aligned curriculum. Check out these five reasons to explore
St. Anthony for your child:

FAITH: Christ is the "principal" of St. Anthony. Learning the Catholic faith and respecting one other is reinforced every day.
COMMUNITY: Our dedicated teachers give each child individualized attention and welcome each family into a warm,
supportive community. This sense of belonging helps students feel more secure when circumstances are beyond their control, allowing them to focus on their education.
PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION: Whether it’s in person or from a distance, our schools provide a caring, creative and quality learning environment personalized for each student. We challenge students to aim higher academically, spiritually and personally.
VALUES: We teach love, care and concern for others as a part of our curriculum. Students in all grades have the opportunity to participate in community service and mission projects. Values of respect, discipline, diligence and compassion are instilled
in all students.
ACCESSIBLE: We offer tuition assistance to help families afford tuition, including a Welcome Tuition Grant for public-school transfer students.

To Request a Tour of the School and/or Meet with the Principal, please call or email:
 
515-243-1874
Jennifer Raes - Principal
dswesey@stanthonydsm.org
515-243-1874
Darcy Swesey - School Secretary
ORjraes@stanthonydsm.org 
  



 


New Catholic Tuition Organization Guidelines!!

 
CTO, the Catholic Tuition Organization, has new income guidelines this year. It’s wonderful because even more families will be able to get financial assistance with tuition! Stop in the school office for the forms to apply. See additional information below:
 
 


 Announcements

 
SAS Bus Driver Needed
St. Anthony School bus driver position open for the summer of 2022
and also for the 2022-2023 school year.  CDL class B with Passenger, Air Brake, and S endorsements required.
 
If interested contact Jennifer Raes, Principal, jraes@stanthonydsm.org

Health
Staff and students are encouraged to wear masks. They must be worn on the bus, as it is public transportation. 

Se anima al personal y alumnos de la escuela a usar mascarillas. Los alumnos DEBEN usar sus mascarillas en el bus ya que es transporte público.
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Next week looks like the weather will be cold again. Please be sure your child/children are coming to school dressed to be outside for recess and car line.
 
Parece que la próxima semana el clima va a estar helado, otra vez. Por favor, asegúrense de que su hijo(a)/ hijos(as) vengan vestidos con la ropa apropiada para estar afuera en recreo y en la fila de carros.  
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If your child is ill, keep them home. If a child vomits, has diarrhea, or a fever, then they need to be free from vomitting, having diarrhea, having a fever for 24 hours or more before they can be around others. So they cannot return to school until their body doesn’t have symptoms for 24 hours or more. Giving them medicine to lower the fever is fine, but they cannot come to school with a hidden fever. They are still contagious.
 
Si su hijo(a) está enfermo(a), por favor, manténgalo en casa. Si su hijo(a) vomita, tiene diarrea o tiene fiebre, entonces ellos (as) deben estar sanos sin fiebre, sin vomito y sin diarrea 24 horas o más antes de regresar a la escuela y poder estar con otros. Ellos no pueden regresar a la escuela hasta que su cuerpo no tenga síntomas por 24 horas o más. Darles medicina para la fiebre esta bien pero no pueden venir a la escuela si necesitan la medicina para esconder la fiebre. Todavía pueden contagiar a otros.
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Students need to bring a water bottle to school each day so they have access to water.

Los estudiantes deben traer un botella para agua a la escuela todos los dias para que tengan acceso al agua. 
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Matching Donations 
We have 27 days left for friends and family of St. Anthony School to send in a donation to our Matching Donation Campaign. It ends December 31, 2021. So far, we have received donations of $7,755. Once the matching money comes in, our total will be $15, 510.  Thank you to all who have given so far!!!
 
Solo nos quedan 27 días para que los amigos y familias de la Escuela St. Anthony envíen sus donaciones a nuestra Campana de Recaudación de Fondos. Esta termina el 31 de diciembre del 2021. Hasta ahora hemos recibido $7755. Una vez que se doble esta cantidad, el total será de $15, 510. ¡Gracias a todos lo que han donado! 
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ADVENT
Family Faith Advent Resources:
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Recursos de Adviento de la Fe Familiar: HAGA CLIQ AQUI
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Calendar/ Calendario
 
Tuesday, December 7/ martes , 7 de diciembre
  • Christmas concert, 7PM, middle school band and choir, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade - Parents drop off K, 1, 2, kids at the main school door between 6:30 to 6:50pm
  • Concierto de Navidad, 7 PM, banda de escuela media y coro, Kindergarten, 1ero y 2ndo grado - Los padres deben dejar a los alumnos de K, 1ero y 2ndo en la cafeteria de la escuela , entre las 6:30- 6:50 pm. 
Wednesday, December 8/ miercoles , 8 de diciembre
  • 8:30am all school mass, hosted by 2nd grade
  • 8:30am , misa de toda la escuela liderada por 2ndo grado
Thursday, December 9/ jueves, 9 de diciembre
  • Reconciliation for all students in grades 3-8 today
  • Reconciliación para todos estudiantes de 3-8vo grado 
Friday, December 10/ viernes, 10 de diciembre
  • St. Anthony and Dowling tops can be worn with dress code bottoms
  • Uso de camisas o camisetas de St. Anthony o Dowling con pantalones de uniforme. 
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God bless,
 
Jennifer Raes, Directora de St. Anthony School
Jennifer Raes, Principal St. Anthony School


Have you downloaded the Box Tops App on your phones? When you scan your grocery receipt with your phone’s camera you can earn cash for our school! It’s convenient and super easy to use. Here is how to set it up:
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Login with email and create an account
Find St. Anthony’s School using zip code 50315
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Saint Anthony’s School provides a quality education for children in grades from Pre-K through eighth. The school meets or exceeds all state standards and employs only fully accredited teachers. The academic curriculum is infused with religion daily. Students plan and attend Mass on a weekly basis with many other opportunities for spiritual growth and family values. Students have the opportunity to participate in sports programs, local and city academic contests, and service projects. 

Alumni Campaign
SAS Tuition Assistance

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Spanish Immersion


St. Anthony's is one of only 3 Spanish Immersion programs in the state of Iowa.