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St. Anthony Newsletter

Monday, May 6, 2019


From Mrs. Apel

Our Lenten season was filled with faith-filled prayer and service opportunities which enriched our students’ experiences as they journeyed with Jesus to the cross.

Thank you for supporting our Lenten service project to support our friends at St. Montfort parish in Haiti. The students donated a little over $1500.00 to help the parishioners repair their church.  God is good!

The resounding Alleluias that have been shared and shouted these past few weeks are a testament to the strong faith experiences our students have here at St. Anthony and Our Lady.

Blessing to you and your family on this Easter season!



Spring Assistance

With warm weather approaching and thoughts of summer filling our heads, it is an appropriate time to discuss the need for our students to remain focused, well rested and well prepared for school. There is much learning to take place yet this year and many projects to finish up in the classrooms. We ask that parents please try to keep as normal a schedule as possible knowing that numerous sports activities and practices are occurring during this time. As we all know, students who maintain a consistent schedule, are well nourished and rested do much better than those who do not maintain these standards. So let’s work together to make the end of the year a huge success for all of us!! As always, we continue to thank God for our wonderful students and strong parental support.



I wish to express a heartfelt thank you to all of you for your generous support of our Spring Scurry. We had a wonderful afternoon building community, playing fun games, dancing, and enjoying time with friends.  Special thanks to all parent volunteers who assisted Friday – sharing your time and talents with us is greatly appreciated. I know the kiddos looked rather tired when they left for the day – I hope they rested well!



Our annual Fun Day will be held on Friday, June 7 in the PM. Please look for details. As always, parents are invited to join us for the afternoon.


Parent Possible

The Parent Possible scheduled for 5/16/19 has been cancelled. Sessions will resume in the fall. Thank you to those who have joined for these ongoing sessions this year. We look forward to meeting with you in the future and to continue to answer your questions about personalized learning.

Please join us for the final session of the Personalized Learning Parent Academy series on May 7th.  The topic is "Finishing Strong." All student work for grades 6, 7 and 9 will be shared in the Wahlert Cafeteria and adjoining areas. The evening events are scheduled as follows:

6:30-7:00 Parent Academy Presentation

7:00-7:30 Student Showcase for Grades 6, 7 and 9


THANK YOU from Liliana Asta

Fun in the Wellness Room

By: Liliana Asta, 5th grader at OLG

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great Easter! But now that we’re back at school, we’ve got some great news for you. Quite recently, St. Anthony and OLG students first tried out the new wellness room in our St. Anthony building. Our wellness center was funded by last year’s Spring Scurry and the Parent Association, so thank you to all who contributed. The school wellness center is a wonderful place to exercise and practice fitness and awareness of physical health.

The room features many pieces of exercise equipment such as exercise bikes, treadmills, balance beams and trampolines. As a student, I know we don’t usually get to use exercise equipment during P.E. class, so it’s great to have the opportunity to use the equipment. When my class was using the wellness room on Monday, our P.E. instructor, Mr. Tigges, talked to us a little bit about how to improve our fitness level and also about the cardiovascular system and how it works. We all know exercise is good for you, but it’s interesting to learn about how exercising really affects our bodies.

Thank you again to everyone who contributed to this project in any way. We are sure this wellness room will be a great addition to our Physical Education program and a great addition to our campus. Thanks!

Parent Association News:

The Spring Scurry was a huge success! We hope your children enjoyed the maze, running laps on the track, dancing to the DJ, popsicles, prizes, and more. Thank you to the parent volunteers who helped set-up and run the event. Thank you ALL for gathering generous donations in support of our school. The total amount raised was $16,577 which surpassed our Tier 1 and 2 goals and made significant progress toward our full goal of $18,000. The funds will be used to complete the new projector and speaker system in the gym, provide classroom upgrades, and fulfill teacher requests. We will share more details on these purchases as they are completed. Thank you!


We are looking for more families to get involved in the St. Anthony & Our Lady Parent Association (PA) for the 2019-20 school year! We welcome your ideas and encourage you to participate in any way that fits your schedule.


Our next PA meeting is Tuesday, May 7, at 12pm in the St. Anthony Parish Conference Room. Agenda items include discussion of the Spring Scurry, new events for the 2019-20 school year, and PA officers and committee members for 2019-20 school year. Please join us if you are able!


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2175 Rosedale Ave., Dubuque, IA | {view on map}

Phone: (563) 556-2820
Fax: (563) 556-2131

Principal: Lori Apel

School Hours: 8:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m. (ends 3:40 p.m. through the remainder of the 18-19 school year)
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.