ITBS Testing: Next week, students in grades 2-8 will be taking the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. Testing will be held September 22nd to October 3rd. These are standardized achievement tests that are taken by students all over the nation. The ITBS is beneficial to students, teachers, and parents. They provide the school with information that can be used to improve instruction, while the scores also allow teachers and parents to analyze each student's year to year growth and to identify areas of strengths and areas of needed improvement.
In order to help your child feel prepared and confident about the ITBS Test, do not place too much emphasis on the tests, which may make a student feel anxious or stressed. Instead, maintain a typical schedule and atmosphere at home during the testing time, and make sure your child gets a sound sleep and healthy breakfast each day. Like all school activities and academics, students should be encouraged to do their best. Make every effort to please have students at school during this entire time and please schedule any doctor appointments for after school.
2:00pm Dismissal: on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 for WASC prep meeting.
Mandatory PTO Meeting: on Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30pm. All members and new members must be in attendance. We will meet in the Faculty Room.
Noon Dismissal: on Friday September 19th for teacher in-service with our sister schools.
Save the Date: St. Anthony Parish School Fall Fiesta is on October 5th. Please look for more information in coming weeks.
Fall Raffle Tickets: Per your family contract you are to sell 150 tickets. Unsold tickets will be added to your SMART account.
First School Family Mass: Please join us for our First School Mass on Sunday, September 28th, at 10:30am. Students must be in full uniform to have free dress on Friday.
Dancing for St. Anthony: The Morado Family; is preparing our students to dance a traditional Indian dance in honor of our Blessed Mother. If you are interested in having your child participate join them on Wednesday evenings at 6:50pm in the All Purpose Room for rehearsal.
Installation of Fr. Doan as Pastor: All are invited to attend the installation Mass of Fr. Doan as Pastor of St. Anthony's on Sunday, September 21st at the 10:30am Mass. All are welcome!
Finger Printing Opportunity: All volunteers must be fingerprinted in order to be on campus with children. The date for Archdiocesan Live scan fingerprinting will be held on Friday, October, 24th at Santa Clara Church, Oxnard from 10:00am to 1:40pm and 3:00pm to 5:20pm. Please call for an appointment 805 482-6935.