March 9, 2018
Last week Bishop Malooly and Dr. DeAngelo (our superintendent) came to visit us. They met with PreK 3 to 4th grade in the school gym and 5th – 8th Grades in the Ballad Room. After meeting with the larger groups, the 8th graders took Bishop Malooly upstairs and gave him the tour of our updated Digital Library. Bishop Malooly was very impressed. While meeting with each group, Bishop Malooly took time to ask students what they were learning in class, specifically Religion and Social Studies. He also discussed our yearly theme, “To Jesus through Mary” and discussed the virtue for the month of March, which is mercy. At the end of his meetings, Bishop Malooly prayed the Memorare with each group, gave them a blessing, and assigned them a little bit of homework. They were to go home and thank you, their parents, for sending them to a Catholic school. I would also like to thank you for sending your children here. It is a joy and privilege to see all of these boys and girls, young men and women, learn and grow in their knowledge and their faith. Thank you for choosing St. Anthony’s!
Congratulations to our February Students of the Month! February’s virtue was faithfulness. Congratulations to Amelia Stellini (PK 3), Matthew Spinelli (PK 4), Amber Matarese (K), Delaney Loyola (1st), Nora Farrell (2nd), Jacob Matarese (3rd), Kendall Reilly (4th), Natalia Alfieri (5th), Eva Pellegrino (6th), Chelsea Lam (7th), and Henry Kelleher (8th)!
Bishop’s Pilgrimage – On Saturday, March 24th, Mr. Limmina and Mrs. Tannenbaum will lead a group of our students during the Bishop’s annual pilgrimage. Current students Hannah Fagioli, Allen Martin DelCampo, Madison Rieger, Jessica Rieger, Vincent DeLuca, Eva Pellegrino, and Avara Lingerfelt, as well as former student Danny Piergalline, will participate in this Pilgrimage led by Bishop Malooly. The Pilgrimage commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and his own pilgrimage to Calvary on Good Friday.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You — The 8th Grade Class would like to say thank you so very much to everyone who came out to support their Lenten Pasta Dinner. Considering how bad the weather was that evening, they greatly appreciate all those that braved the elements to come enjoy their Pasta Dinner. Thanks to all those who participated, bought to-go orders, or even just made a donation. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and made this event a great success.
Congratulations to Henry Kelleher! Henry will represent St. Anthony’s in the Delaware State Geography Bee in April. Good luck, Henry!
Congratulations to Evan Cillo and Dylan Farrell! Evan and Dylan represented St. Anthony’s at the Knights of Columbus Chess Tournament. The team won 3rd place in the K-6 division and Evan won 4th place in the 6th Grade section. Way to go, boys!
Book Fair News – Our Scholastic Book Fair will run from March 19th to March 25th in the Ballad Room during school hours and on Palm Sunday in conjunction with the annual parish Easter egg Hunt. Each class will have a scheduled time to come shop at the Book Fair.
- There’s also a new payment method called “ewallet.” Simply log onto the site dedicated to our school fair at www.scholastic.com/bf/
Scroll down the page to “ewallet.” Follow the instructions to load allocated dollar amount onto your student’s ewallet. Payment may be made using a credit card. Print out the ewallet sheet and your student is ready to shop. The “ewallet” print out must be presented at the time of check out. This is not the only form of payment. We will still accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
Casino Night – Come join our Home and School Association for their 3rd Annual Casino Night on Saturday, March 10th from 7:00 – 11:00 P.M. in the school gym. Tickets cost $35 and include $50 in playing chips, heavy appetizers, as well as beer and wine. Games include blackjack, craps, and roulette. All attendees must be 21 or older. Proceeds will benefit St. Anthony’s Digital Library Project. To purchase tickets (all ticket sales are final, no refunds) or for more information, please contact Elizabeth Alfieri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring sports registration is now open. We will be offering baseball for athletes in 6th through 8th grade and track for athletes in K through 8th grade. Please go to the YAC website to register. To have a track team we must have a head coach. If you are interested in coaching track, please reach out to Pam Morabito (email@example.com) or Carole Trzepacz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Congratulations to Javier Lorenzo! Javier is a freshman at Salesianum and is currently ranked number 1 in his region for Math League. Amazing job, Javier!
Business Office News
Tax Statements Available Through FACTs – Families using the FACTs program can quickly and easily create a payment summary of their account. This is especially helpful to our PreSchool families.
- By simply clicking “View Printable Payments Summary” on the Payments tab, you can retrieve and print a summary of payments for the 2017 year or any other specified timeframe. Each payment summary contains the date range, family name, subaccounts, and the school‘s Federal Tax ID number.
Parish Easter Egg Hunt 2018 – The annual Parish Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Palm Sunday, March 25th, after the 11:00 A.M. Mass (approximately 12:30 P.M. start time) in the Ballad Room. Categories are: up to age 2, ages 3-5, ages 6-10. There is a prize basket for each age category. Also a special appearance by a tall character with floppy ears is scheduled! Enjoy the full array of delicious refreshments offered at parish socials (Serpe’s donuts and tomato pie, Degnars’ breakfast pizza, and much more)!
- Please RSVP with number of children, children’s names and ages, and a contact phone/e-mail by Thursday, 3/22/2018. Please RSVP to Anthony Albence via e-mail to email@example.com or via phone to (302) 983-3200. (Please leave voicemail with info if no answer.) Include child name, age, parent name, and email/phone number.
AGAIN THIS YEAR: all participants and their families are invited to attend the 11:00 A.M. Mass, where if you bring your Easter Baskets to Mass they will be blessed.
- ALSO RETURNING THIS YEAR: The annual Scholastic Book Sale benefiting the Grade School library will be open during the event. A perfect place to pick up an Easter gift that will also help our school!
Important Dates – Please continue to check our school website (https://sapgs.org) for upcoming events and information. Also like our Facebook page to see photos from our events and school activities.
- March 10th – Home and School Casino Night – School gym – 7:00-11:00 P.M.
- March 12th – First Holy Communion Meeting – Ballad Room – 6:15 P.M.
- March 17th – High School Placement Practice Test – St. Mark’s High School
- March 19th – Student Council Meeting – PreSchool – 3:00- 3:30 P.M
- 7th Grade Confirmation Meeting – Ballad Room – 6:00-8:00 P.M.
- March 24th – Bishop’s Pilgrimage – 7:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
- March 25th – Parish Easter Egg Hunt – after the 11:00 A.M. Mass and Social
Mrs. White and Mr. Shields
“A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” ~ Pope Francis