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PHOTO of the DAY:
Yikes! Stripes! 


Responding to calls from the Student Leaders, the county repainted the crossing stripes at Von Nieda Park.

PHOTOS, VIDEOS and LINKS of the SUMMER 


Mayor Redd meets with the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force at Wiggins Park on the 4th of July.

Senator Booker took note when Ashley explained that the Student Leaders host the nation's only Day of Community Organizing on MLK Day.

The Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force meets U.S. Senator Corey Booker and Camden Mayor Dana Redd on the 4th of July in Wiggins Park.

Mirta thanking Mr. Wolick of the Camden County Parks Department for all his help. 

The Student Leaders sponsor a clean-up or paint-up day every month from spring through fall.

Starting to paint their bench.  Thanks, Ms. Gest, for joining us again!

"Bench, you will be painted!"

Yes we can! Giving Casey a hand is Tom, the nephew of Sister Mary Celestine, the former Principal of St. Anthony of Padua School.

Sunset at the Von Nieda Park bench.

Brooke gets to work with former St. Anthony of Padua Students.

"I'd like to be, under the sea..."

Just in time for the World Cup!

Gooal!

Peace!

Thanks to Maribel and Jennifer for the great lunch! 

Our first Von Nieda Park picnic!

They had a loco motive for hanging around after the Clean-up and Paint-up Day.

PHOTOS, VIDEOS and LINKS of the YEAR

"Because the Lord is My Shepherd"

They had perfect attendance for the whole year!

All A's for the whole year!

Congratulations to our St. Francis Award winners.
Congratulations to our St. Anthony Award winners. 

We wish the best to Ms. Hollis and Ms. Geruson.

Thanks to Mrs. Martins for her many years of service to St. Anthony of Padua School.

We love you, Mrs. Martins!

A final blessing from Fr. Hugh.

1st Graders saying goodbye to Fr. Jud.

The 1st Graders did a great job weeding the rain garden.




Ready to begin the big game!
It was a great day for basketball!



It was a great day for basketball at the Student-Teacher annual challenge game.










 

Thanks to the Camden County Police for joining in the fun!


Congratulations to the students, who won for the first time.

It was a great turnout.  Thanks to Mr. Kuhn for organizing the game!

Thanks, Mrs. Martins, for all you did for our school!

The friars thank Mrs. Martins.

The faculty and staff thank Mrs. Martins.

Thanks to Senator Booker's assistant Jeanette Alvarez for representing him at the Von Nieda Park Light Up.

Mirta shares her thoughts with Univision.
Click here for a report on Telemundo.

The Philadelphia Inquirer gets the scoop from a Student Leader.  Click here for the story.

Channel 6 interviews the Student Leaders.  To see the report click here.

Line dance at the Von Nieda Park Light Up.

To see this and other great photos from the Courier-Postclick here.

The new Director of the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force, Mirta Nieves.

The Student Leaders, past and present.

Ready to flip the switch.

Let there be light!

Ms. Baum's mosaic is up on the school wall.

Someone wants to get the first pew!

Bringing St. Anthony back into the church.

Blessing the St. Anthony's Bread.

Thanks, Mrs. Martins, for all you've done for the school and the parish over the years!

Nobody does "You Raise Me Up" like St. Anthony's!



We know we're friars not monks, but "Dunk the Monk" has such a nice ring to it!

The St. Anthony of Padua Dancers.

Rainbow time!

The St. Anthony of Padua Dancers are the sweetest!


St. Anthony of Padua Dancers.

Ready to dance.

Mexican/Dominican/Puerto Rican/Guatemalan Hat Dance!

"brother Sun, Sister Moon."

A blessing for Fr. Jud.

Is that a big cake or what?!?

Lupe in the sky with diamonds, and the girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

The water slide rocks!

Let's go again!

Wheeeee!

"Sorry girls, no way I'm going on that; but I bet you can convince someone else!"

Mr. LaGruuuuuuta!

Fun?  Wow!

One more Electric Slide...

Even better than an apple for the teacher is pomegranates for the preacher.

It's a tradition to give out St. Anthony's Bread on his feastday.

One of the newly elected Student Council's first tasks.

Happy Feast Day!



Proclaiming the Word of the Lord, surrounded by saints.

It's the last day of school for Kindergarten!

Ms. Baum's mosaic going up on the wall of the school.

The mosaic is 2/3 up.

Clear!

Hello Kitties!

Enjoying a little honeysuckle on the playground.

Roof work at the school.

Congratulations to the 3rd Grade winner of the Stained Glass Challenge.

She won the 5th Grade Stained Glass Challenge by a hand's length.

He found St. Patrick in the Stained Glass Challenge.

A view of the Kindergartners from the Crying Room on the Stained Glass Challenge.

Awaiting the start of Graduation 2014.

Congratulations to our 2014 Graduates!






Thanks to Mrs. Martins and the School Choir for their rendition of "You Raise Me Up" at Graduation.

It was a treat to har "You Raise Me Up" sung live.

Our principal, Dr. Mary Burke, addressed the graduates and their families.




Announcing a special award, arranged by Mrs. Washart.

Congratulations to our Student Leader Award winner.

Fr. Jud had never been given flowers before!

Congratulations to our St. Francis Award winner!

Congratulations to our St. Anthony Award winner!

Mrs. Bianchi addressing her 8th graders one last time.

Thanks to Mrs. Ramos for arranging some special awards.

The parents assemble to recognize Dr. Burke and Fr. Jud.

A sign of appreciation for our principal, Dr. Burke.

Sr. Karen Dietrich, Director of the Catholic Partnership Schools, awarding the diplomas.




Members of the former, future, and current St. Anthony's graduating classes.

Congratulations to a 2014 Graduate here since Kindergarten!





Congratulations to our 2014 Graduate and Valedictorian!

Congratulations to a 2014 Graduate here since Kindergarten.



Congratulations to all our 2014 Graduates!

March for Jesus 2014

Thanks to Pastor Moore for asking St. Anthony's to carry the cross.

Lift high the cross.

Casey carries the cross.

An idea for Von Nieda Park???

"God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names." (Philippians 2:9)

Three Camden leaders (that's Mayor Redd in the middle).

Enjoying some good food at the 8th Grade Party.

We'll miss the 8th Graders!


Thanks to Mrs. Bianchi (right) for organizing this year's party.


The cake says it all.

The Youth Group inviting the 8th Graders to join.
Thanks to Diana Kozak for the Riversharks tickets.



Thanks to Ren Cicalese for the tickets to the Greece-Nigeria soccer game at PPL Park! 


Our school dancers performed at the kickoff event for the Parada San Juan Bautista.


1st Grade loves it when Officer Anna visits with K-9 Zero.



Future officer?

K-9 Zero wants to give somebody a kiss!

We can't stand it when people litter in our playground in Von Nieda Park.

Guess which two served at their first Mass today?

We love the Book Fair!

Pointing out the pollinators.

May Crowning at the 8:00 Mass.


Presenting the gifts at the 8:00 Mass.


May Crowning at the 9:30 Mass.  These two sisters wrote the essays chosen as the best, and fifth best, of over 100 submitted. 




An emotional moment, reading her essay on why she wanted to crown Mary.


"Fr. Jud's password is 'I_love_Lupe'".

Altar servers at attention.

May Crowning at the 12:10 Mass.

Presenting the gifts at 12:10 Mass.

St. Anthony's camping trip. Thanks, Ms. Geruson and Mr. Butcher!

St. Anthony's camping trip.

Exploring new worlds.

Camping and soccer--fun, wow!

Look up!

Up here!

Camping and science rock!


Hello, Froggy!

Mary on the Way...

"Mary, did you know?"




Everything's abloom at St. Anthony's.

After the House Rosary.

Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force at Kaighn Avenue Baptist Church.

Student Leaders--it's what we do.

Student Leaders with Pastor Britt Starghill at the Kaighn Avenue Baptist Church.

Pastor Britt Starghill with the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force.

Student Leaders with their friends at Kaighn Avenue Baptist Church.

Student Leaders join the Wednesday Night Walk.

In your face! You might recognize Max, now a Cooper Med Student, from the Notre Dame Summer Service Learning Program in the summer of 2010.

St. Anthony's makes the cover of the Catholic Star Herald.

Everyone had fun at the Catholic Partnership Schools Girls Basketball Banquet at Pinsetters in Pennsauken.

A present, and future, CPS basketball player.

Coach Greg at the Catholic Partnership Schools Girls' Basketball Banquet.

Coach Mike and the Catholic Partnership Schools girls' j.v. basketball team.

She started it all! Thanks to Commissioner Judyann McCarthy.

The Catholic Partnership Schools girls' varsity and j.v. squads, with their coaches and friends.

A family of servers.

Stuffing envelopes at the Notre Dame Service Day.

Does anyone look familiar in this picture?

Notre Dame Service Day Fan Club.

Helping make the school more cool.

You never know what you'll find cleaning out closets!

Tidying up the Francis House yard.

Making sure Mary is dust-free.

It's not a puzzle giant puzzle competition on "Survivor"--it's our mosaic going up on the wall of the school.

Ms. Baum's mosaic will soon be on the wall of the school.

Getting it done.

Spiffed up school entrance.

Thanks to the huge turnout, from the Notre Dame Clubs of South Jersey and Philadelphia, other Notre Dame alumni, NDignite students, Bishop Eustace students, parishioners, staff, and friends for the best Notre Dame Service Day ever! 

NDignite students--on their way to a great future.

NDignite students with some of the Bread of Life food collection for Francis House.

ND Service Days mean--t-shirt winners!

School May Crowning



Next year's Crowners?

Congratulations, you have scholarships to Glouster Catholic High School! 

Congratulations, you have a scholarship to Camden Catholic High School!

Congratulations, you have a scholarship to Camden Catholic High School!

Congratulations, not only do you have a scholarship to Camden Catholic, you won the Courage, Compassion & Confidence Award!

Congratulations, you have a scholarship to Cristo Rey High School!

Congratulations to our Community Scholars from St. Anthony of Padua.

Nice art!

Catholic Partnership Schools Choir.


Latin Dance Performance by St. Anthony of Padua School.






"Cups" by St. Cecilia School.



Wonder Women of Camden: Sr. Karen and the five Catholic Partnership School principals.

Thanks to our Student Narrators.


Orchestra Full Ensemble.


Bomba y Plena performance by Holy Name students.

Their take on Shakespeare.



"God of this City"

Sing it!

Congratulations on winning one of the Excellence & Leadership awards!

St. Anthony of Padua School prays the Living Rosary--each child is one bead.
 
"Hail Mary...

...full of grace...

...the Lord is with thee."

Time to bless the Rosaries.


Student Leaders at the Camden Churches Organized for People citywide meeting at St. Anthony's.

Flowers for mothers.

Happy Mother's Day Dr. Burke!

Her first Mass as an altar server.

Thanks to Camden County for the Von Nieda Park Public Safety Awareness Day! 


This is one of the places where we would like the county to paint crossing stripes for pedestrians on River Road.

Jumping rope at the Public Safety Awareness Day.

A perfect fit!

The Student Leaders couldn't wait any longer, and brought this car bumper themselves from Von Nieda Park, where it had been sitting on the grass for days.

To helmet safety! 

Good job on the Bike Rodeo! 

The past, present and future of CCOP, Camden Churches Organized for People.

Thanks to Camden County for two new pedestrian crossing signs. Now all we need are the crossing stripes on River Road, and some warnings for the drivers who still refuse to stop. 

Ready to ride.

Nyuck nyuck nyuck.

Bike Rodeo victory!

Congratulations to our top performers in 1st in Math!

All the grades visited our 31 Marys (statues, pictures, and stained glass windows) on the 2014 Mary Tour.











A blast from the past--thanks to Lucero for this 2007 

Mary Tour 2014: praying in front of one of the 31 Marys in our school and church.



















Life imitates stained glass.

House Rosary, praying for the health of Don Camilo as he recuperates from last week's assault.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Ready for 1st Communion.


Preparing to process in for 1st Communion at 9:30 Mass.

1st Communion procession.

Congratulations on your 1st Communion!

A beautiful sight.

Presenting the gifts at 1st Communion.





Some things change, some remain the same.


Prparing to process in for 1st Communion at 12:10 Mass.

Ready for the 1st Communion procession.

Congratulations on your baptism!

Ready to fiesta!

What artists in Kindergarten!

Comcast Cares Day 2014 helping Von Nieda Park, Br. Jerry's Garden, St. Anthony's, and Cramer Hill.

Thanks to St. Anthony's alumnus Juan Jimenez of Comcast and Ray Lamboy (seen here with Br. Juan) for organizing Comcast Cares Day 2014.

Senator Norcross stops in at Comcast Cares Day 2014.

Senator Norcross meets the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force during Comcast Cares Day 2014.

Comcast Cares Day 2014 helping Von Nieda Park, Br. Jerry's Garden, St. Anthony's, and Cramer Hill.



Not only will these planters block trucks from coming in the back way to dump trash in Von Nieda Park, they also have plants that will attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.


The Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force teamed up with Comcast Cares Day to clean up the lot at Pierce and 30th.

Congratulations on your Baptism and 1st Communion!



Proclaiming the Word of God for her parents' wedding.

No net neutralilty--we're very happy Camden County was working on the basketball hoops.

Thanks to Miguel of Miguel's Pharmacy for donating four trash cans, to be placed around Holy Name School in North Camden by the Student Leaders' North Camden Task Force.

Student Leaders at the Camden County Public Safety Conference Room, planning the Public Safety Awareness Day for May 10 in Von Nieda Park. 

Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force visits the Camden County Communications Center.

Student Leaders after another successful meeting with county officials.

The Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force gave a presentation at Prof. Danley's class at Rutgers-Camden.






God Bless the 2013 -14 RCIA group.

Happy Easter!


The Oil of Catechumens.

Anointing with the Oil of Catechumens.


Proud padrinos.

Baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.


The newly baptized.

Ready to be Confirmed with the Sacred Chrism.



Presenting the bread and wine that they will later receive as First Communion. 





 

Many St. Anthony's students participated in this year's Way of the Cross.



Thanks to Br. Juan for helping organize this year's Vía Crucis.



A big turnout for the Way of the Cross.


Mary tries to speak to Jesus.



The women weep for Jesus.


At this point in the Vía Crucis, they were tired.

Fr. Hugh prostrating himself at the start of the Passion Service after the Vía Crucis.

The last station.

Venerating the cross on Good Friday.


Unity on Good Friday.

Thanks to all who participated in this year's Vía Crucis.

Thanks to 6th Grade for preparing Easter treats for 2nd Grade.

Eggsactly!

Ms. Maurie Smith of Cooper's Ferry showing the Student Leaders the plans for the Baldwin's Run project, at the far end of Von Nieda Park. Baldwin's Run, a creek covered over in the 1940s, will be uncovered to help lessen the flooding problem in the park and neighborhood.

The newly blessed oils on Holy Thursday.

doration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight on Holy Thursday.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight on Holy Thursday.

Happy 15th Birthday!

Thanks to St. Mary Mission, we now have surplus surplices!

Look who we found at the Chrism Mass!

Br. Karl emptying out last year's Holy Oils

Burying last year's Holy Oils in Mother Earth.

3rd Grade won the prize for the most collected for the Rice Bowl special collection--a visit from Lupe!

Palm Sunday/Domingo de Ramos at St. Anthony's

We've always got our hands full on Palm Sunday.


Let us Process!







"You'll just make it..."

Ready to serve at the Confirmation Mass.

Bishop Sullivan and his altar servers ready to start the Confirmation Mass.

Before you know it, we'll be congratulating them on their Confirmation!

Congratulations to our newly Confirmed Student Leaders.

Congratulations to our newly Confirmed!





Student Leaders composing an e-mail to Senator Corey Booker's office.
Ms. Maurie Smith of Cooper's Ferry showing the engineering plans for Von Nieda Park to the Student Leaders.

1st graders viewing the relic of St. John Neumann.

Something new in Von Nieda Park: picnic benches.

Student Leaders from Holy Name listening attentively to Sgt. Rogers' presentation.

Thanks to Sgt. Rogers and Lt. Camacho of the Camden Metro Police for meeting with the Student Leaders' North Camden Task Force.
Reciting the School Pledge at the 3rd marking period Awards Ceremony.

When "Dress Down Day" means Dress Up!
To read a nice article about the Catholic Partnership Schools click here.  The Student Leaders are mentioned toward the end of the article.

"Mrs. Feeney, do you want your umbrella back?"

Congratulations to the highest achievers in each academic discipline.

She's First in Math!

Congratulations to our St. Francis Award winners.

Congratulations to our NDignite participants.

Congratulations to our St. Anthony Award winners.

Congratulations to all of these students who won four or more awards this marking period!

Congratulations to all our brothers and sisters at St. Anthony's who received awards.

"Your Raise Me Up" at the 12:10 Mass.

Congratulations to the Catholic Partnership students (including five from St. Anthony's) to be chosen for Notre Dame's NDignite program! 

Congratulations to the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force for being featured in the latest Catholic Campaign for Human Development newsletter. Click on the photo (above) to see the whole newsletter.

The Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force met with officials at Cooper's Ferry to find out about progress on the Von Nieda Park and Baldwin's Run projects. 

Our angels on the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force.

Thanks to the Lancaster St. Mary Mission, now we can light our candles in no time.

Ready for the School Mass.

Thanks to Kimberly and Len of St. Mary Mission of Lancaster for the candle snuffers and candle sticks!

Fixing the bricks.

Thanks to Mr. Kevin Walsh for visiting our Student Leaders.

Guess Who? It's Selena! In the 6th grade Living Wax Museum.

It's Ann Frank, in the 6th grade Living Wax Museum.

It's the other Selena (Gomez) in the 6th grade Living Wax Museum.

It's Harry Houdini in the 6th grade Living Wax Museum.

We don't remember who it is, but she sure looks authentic! In the 6th grade Living Wax Museum. 
For a Philadelphia Inquirer story mentioning St. Anthony's, the Camden Partnership, and our teacher Mrs. Rita Bianchi, click here.

Congratulations to Team St. Joseph, 4th Grade winners of the Chasuble Challenge.

Mayor Dana Redd at the Catholic Partnership Schools' Education Summit.

Sr. Karen and Dr. Angela Duckworth at the Summit.

Keith Lampan and Dr. Duckworth at the Summit.

The envelope please!
The Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force's first Park Cleanup Day of the year. The audio is poor, but when in doubt, they're saying they're doing their part, and need the county, city, and friends like Cooper's Ferry to do theirs. 

Inviting her friends to the first Von Nieda Park Cleanup Day of the year.

Just some of the 40 people who came to the Von Nieda Park Cleanup Day.

Since the city put lights on the community center, Von Nieda Park should be a little more un-darked.

We're bored of putting the county on notice that the Notice Board is broken!

Doing their best to make sure Von Nieda Park is never again "The Nation's Most Depressing Park."

We can make a difference, with the help of Rutgers-Camden graphic design students.

We'd like the city to remove the graffiti in the park.

It hasn't rained in three days, but the park still looks like this.

People dump doors, windows and all other kinds of stuff in the park.

The Student Leaders don't want any more awards.  They want action!

Thanks, Ms. Nieves, for your leadership.

Families are key to making our park cleaner and safer.

Is anybody else tired of all the trash in Von Nieda Park?

More junk they found dumped in the park.

This turtle was coming toward us.

Crazy stuff found in the park.

More crazy stuff.

St. Anthony and Student Leader alumni came to the Cleanup Day.

There's no mistaking we found this in the park.

Three hours' worth of Von Nieda Park cleanup.

Thanks to Mirta, Olga, Maria, Vicky, Antonio and neighbors for the great lunch!

Jackie Agostini visited the school again to present on Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman.

Fielding a question about Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman.

Student Leaders sing too--at the Romero Lecture.

School Stations.

Reflecting on the price Jesus paid for us.

3rd Grade at Adoration. We asked the students afterwards if they felt God was speaking to them, and they said things like "God told me to be thankful," "God told me to listen to my teacher," and "God told me to respect my friends."


Our friend photographer April Saul, who will be working with St. Anthony students this summer, at her exhibit "Camden, NJ: A Spirit Invincible" at the Eleven One Gallery in Camden.

Welcome back, Mr. Kuhn!

2nd Grade at Adoration.

Sacristy Girls.

We love CPS Basketball!

Student Leaders and mentors at the Catholic Schools championship game.

CPS loses a heart-breaker. Congrats to St. Rose of Lima. 

Congratulations to the Catholic Partnership Schools varsity, for their second-place finish.

Congratulations to Holy Name Student Leader J'wan on the CPS team's second-place finish.

Our Student Leaders were on La Mega with Dr. Luis Lopez and their director Mirta Nieves.

Cheering the Catholic Partnership Schools Varsity Boys Team, on their way into the finals.

The Catholic Partnership Schools Varsity Boys Team, on their way into the finals.






School Stations.


Our friend Mike teaching our Student Leaders about the concept of The Common Good.

Mother and daughter in church.

Thanks to the Catholic Partnership Schools for this photo of the Student Leaders' citation in the Congressional Record, along with a congratulatory letter from former Congressman Rob Andrews.

Br. Karl at the Catholic Partnership Schools athletics fundraiser. 

School Stations of the Cross are at 1 p.m. on Fridays during Lent.

Ms. Gest at the JV championship game between the Catholic Partnership Schools team and St. Peter's.

Go team!

A tough JV game.

A tough St. Peter's team dealt the CPS team a defeat in the finals.

Congratulations to the Catholic Partnership Boys JV Basketball Team. 

Great season, team!

St. Anthony's is proud of you!

Representing St. Anthony's well on the JV team. We're proud of you.

Student Leaders skyping with Sr. Joan of Visions magazine.

Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force.


Doing the playoff shuffle.

Keeping their eyes on the ball.

"Me, Coach?"

Fighting for the rebound.

Catholic Partnership Schools rock!

We made it to the second round of the playoffs, but lost to a tough Christ the King team.

"I believe I can fly..."

So proud of her big sister!

Congratulations to our JV players this year. See you next year on the Varsity! 

It's not online, but this appeared on page 24 of the March 2014 SJ Magazine (it stands for South Jersey, not Society of Jesus).

Arrepiéntete, y cree en la Buena Nueva

Turn away from sin, and believe in the Good News.


Ash Wednesday School Mass






Remember you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.

Mr. Ray Lamboy discusses public teaching skills with the Student Leaders' North Camden Task Force at Holy Name. 

Student Leaders preparing for next week's City Council meeting.


Thanks for the book about Zero the K-9!  Photos of his visit during Catholic Schools Week are below.







Thanks for a great visit, Zero!

Happy Birthday!

The girls' basketball team was invited by a LaSalle grad (Coach Mike), but Fr. Jud still cheered for the Bonnies.

8th Grade Rube Goldberg projects.
Ding!
Cool!

2nd Grade at prayer.

St. Anthony's Student Leaders, with the new Holy Name Student Leaders, with Councilman Luis Lopez after a productive meeting.

Thanks to our volunteers in the VEN afterschool program.

Thanks to our Bishop Eustace volunteers in the VEN afterschool program.
Just like old times: recess on the parking lot!

1st Grade Castle!

Fr. Jud visits his classmate Fr. Patrick at St. Anthony of Padua School in Greenville, South Carolina.

A bell!  (Fr. Jud is jealous!)

Thanks for the dental care workshop. It ended at 2:30.

Now he knows where to brush tonight!

My, what big teeth you have!

And after this--the flossing!

New toothbrushes!

"I never knew it was this easy!"


Student Leaders on their way to the monthly community meeting in Von Nieda Park. 

Student Leaders holding the Resolution from the Camden County Freeholders awarding a $154,000 contract to improve the lighting in Von Nieda Park.

The Camden County Resolution awarding the contract for $154,000 of new lighting in Von Nieda Park, thanks to the persistence of the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force, and events such as the Martin Luther King Day of Community Organizing, and Un-Dark the Park.
Fr. Jud receiving Valentines from the students after the School Mass.

They were having a ball during recess--just like old times on the parking lot.

Ready to rebound at the Catholic Partnership Schools J.V. game versus Mt. Carmel.

"You zagged when you should have zigged."

Nice touch!

Ready to inbound at the Catholic Partnership Schools J.V. game versus Mt. Carmel.

Center of attention.

Running the court.

Boxing out.

Keeping their eyes on the ball, at the Catholic Partnership Schools J.V. game versus Mt. Carmel.

Coach Mike with St. Anthony's players on the Catholic Partnership Schools J.V. team.

Thanks, Mrs. Weiksnar for the W & W's (or are those M & M's?).

Valentine cupcakes.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thanks to our neighbors!

St. Anthony's Student Leaders mentor the new Student Leaders' North Camden Task Force as they make their first phone call to an elected official.

Our Student Leaders participated fully in the Camden Churches Organized for People Citywide Meeting. 


The Student Leaders with the citation from Rep. Rob Andrews, "In Honor of the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force", which was entered in the Congressional Record.

The letter says "I am proud to honor your leadership and service through this statement in the Congressional Record. Your dedication to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is praiseworthy and an inspiration to all Americans. I join the rest of South Jersey in thanking you for your hard work and commitment last Monday on MLK Day. Best Wishes, Robert E. Andrews, Member of Congress." (To see the full text entered into the Congressional Record click here.)
Paint=Hope!
When it's icy outside, recess is inside.






SuperBowling for St. Anthony's.
ategy session.

Thanks to all who bought raffle tickets!

You're never too young for SuperBowling!

You don't say!

Thanks to so many who came to support St. Anthony's.

Fourth down!

SuperBowling is a time for appreciating community.

Congratulations on winning the basket!

Fr. Hugh had the winner's touch.

Pizza break!

Best dressed bowler!

Go team!

Some lucky family will be eating a lot of chocolate!

Thanks to St. Anthony of Padua School for the yummy cake!

Blessing of the throats for St. Blase. (For the special blessing, children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.)

“Por la intercesión de San Blas, obispo y mártir, que Dios te proteja de cada enfermedad de la garganta, y todas las demás enfermedades.”

"Through the intercession of St. Blase, bishop and martyr, may God protect you from all infirmities of the throat and all other illnesses."












Congratulations for your award for the Best Essay!

Congratulations to our Francis Award winners.

Congratulations to the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force.

Congratulations to our Student Council.

Congratulations to our St. Anthony Award winners.

A blessing for our teachers, including Mr. MIller.

Look at all the students who won multiple awards!

Congratulations to all the families who had more than one award winner.

An excerpt from the winning essay for Catholic Schools Week.

St. Anthony of Padua students recite their daily pledge.

Ready to attend the 76ers game, thanks to a generous donor!

"Wow, these will be great seats!"

Sharing a smile after making sure everyone is accounted for.

Mr. LaGrutta...or is it Mr. LaGruuuuu?

Ready to tip it off between the 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks.

Let's make some noise!

One more point, and everyone would have gotten a free Big Mac!

Student Leaders ready to enter the Camden SMART (Stormwater Management and Resource Training) Forum at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden.

Student Leaders catching up with Ms. Meishka Mitchell of Cooper's Ferry at the Camden SMART Forum.

Our Student Leaders, and their Assistant Director Mirtha Nieves, checking out the shark tank.

Duuun dun...duuun dun...dun dun dun dun dun dun BOM BOM dun dun dun dun dun dun doo dedoo doo dedoo dede doo...

Did we mention that there was great food?

Look who interns at the aquarium!

Lots of people saw our Student Leaders on the big screen at the Camden SMART(Stormwater Management and Resource Training) Forum.




A little down time after the Camden SMART Forum.

Our school parents brought all this great food for out teachers to enjoy on Teacher Appreciation Day during Catholic Schools Week.

3rd Grade has heart!

The Vocations panel on Career Day at St. Anthony's.

She has a question for the Aviation/Transportation panel on Career Day at St. Anthony's. 

The Health Care Profession panel at Career Day at St. Anthony's.

Can you tell who on the Law Enforcement panel at Career Day is her dad?

Career Day at St. Anthony's.

"Dr. Martins, is it your mom's birthday?"

Mr. Miguel Arriaga of Miguel's Pharmacy on Career Day at St. Anthony's.

Mrs. Dick's son (Health Care) and husband (Aviation/Transportation) at Career Day at St. Anthony's.

Mrs. Ruskowski with her dad after Career Day at St. Anthony's.
Things are looking up at the 8:00 Mass.

Glory to God in the Highest...

Our St. Anthony's faculty at Catholic School Week Mass.

The Word of the Lord...

We pray to the Lord...

Lord hear our prayer!

For the kingdom, and the power, and the glory are Yours...

"The Prayer"

Praying it up!

A Catholic Schools Week blessing for our faculty and staff.

Here I am to serve...

Student Leaders enjoying the articles about their MLK Day of Community Organizing and Un-Dark the Park in this week's Catholic Star Herald. 

Let it snow!



Whitney, of CCOP, preparing the small group leaders for the 2014 Martin Luther King Day of Community Organizing.

Fior Hernandez of Univision interviewing our Student Leaders.  We had about 75 students representing 10 schools from Camden and the suburbs (including home schooling) at the MLK Day of Community Organizing.

We had lots of mentors helping out at the MLK Day of Community Organizing. Thanks, Josh and Chris! 

We shared the dream, at the MLK Day of Community Organizing.
MLK Rap

Sharing his own faith reflection on two years of community organizing through Hope Memorial Baptist Church and CCOP (and still in 7th grade, at St. Cecilia's!).

We are the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force!

Who has the power to change things in Camden? All of the above! 

Role play of a community meeting, at the MLK Day of Community Organizing.

Role play of a community meeting, at the MLK Day of Community Organizing.

Student-led tour of Von Nieda Park, checking out the Paint = Hope! mural on the MLK Day of Community Organizing.

The Student Leaders asked for--and received--more police patrols in Von Nieda Park.

This is the fence the Student Leaders requested from Camden County, to keep dirt bikes and ATVs out of the playground in Von Nieda Park. 

These benches were painted on one of the Student Leaders' Park Cleanup and Paintup Days (yes, they do community service as well as community organizing).

Notice anything about the Student Leaders' shirts?

Thanks to the Old San Juan Restaurant, Eddy's Deli and Grocery, and Riccardo's Pizzeria for the delicious lunch!

A very special reunion--when Kate and Josh were leading the Civic Engagement class in summer 2011 these current Student Leaders were among their students. Look what you started!

The students split up into eight small groups, led by Student Leaders and adult mentors.

Despite what the sign says, that's not Mayor Redd. Ray Lamboy had to fill in for her after she had to cancel. But he answered questions just like a mayor!

For two years in a row, Freeholder Louis Cappelli Jr. has come to be interviewed on MLK Day.

Councilman Luis Lopez, a Cramer Hill resident, fielding questions from current and prospective Student Leaders.

While one group of students interviews Freeholder Cappelli, another observes. Then they switch.

Several members of the Camden Metro Police joined us.

When you were in middle school, where you interviewing your city councilperson?

This is the type of community interaction the police say they want and need to keep the neighborhood safe.

Use the force!

Cooper's Ferry interviewing Student Leaders for the upcoming Camden SMART Forum.


Prepping for the MLK Day of Community Organizing.

He can recite parts of the "I Have a Dream" speech.

Student Leaders ready to speak to prospective new members at Holy Name School in North Camden.

St. Anthony's Student Leaders spoke to Holy Name's after school students.

Student Leaders ready to un-dark Von Nieda Park.
200-250 people filled Von Nieda Park for Un-Dark the Park.




The Student Leaders were the main speakers at Un-Dark the Park, spreading the good news that Camden County will be putting lights in the park this spring.

Thanks to Miguel Arriaga (left) of Miguel's Pharmacy for supporting Un-Dark the Park.

Thanks to the Camden County Metro Police for accompanying us at Un-Dark the Park.

Click on the photo above for a Courier Post story on Un-Dark the Park.

Un-Darking Von Nieda Park.




A great turnout from St. Anthony of Padua School.


Click on the photo above for a photo gallery of Un-Dark the Park at NJ.com

We think it's a science experiment...

Receiving the Student Leaders' Commendation from City Councilman Luis Lopez.


Student Leaders with City Council.

Sharing a chuckle with City Council.

City Hall is one of the Student Leaders' favorite photo venues.

Welcome back, Mrsl Ruskowski!

Our Student Leaders with their mentors in the studios of 1680 AM, La Unika. Thanks to Miguel Arriaga for arranging this opportunity. 

On the air!

Mrs. Marley and her 1st Graders.

Thanks, Mrs. Marley, for being a great long-term sub at St. Anthony's.

Thank you, Mrs. Marley!

Didn't Br. Karl make a nice Nativity scene this year?

3rd graders learning about baptism, with "Jenny" the dog instead of a real baby.

Who's celebrating a birthday today at Francis House? We all are!

Our friends from Minnesota's College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University visiting Francis House during Alternative Break with our FVMs Dominick and James.

Thanks to Miguel and Miguel's Pharmacy for the flashlights we will use to "Un-Dark the Park."

Our students don't let a -20 chill factor keep them away!

A crown fit for a king.

A Queen and 3 Kings.

3 Kings bearing gifts from afar.

Sorry for the Trouble!

20+C+M+B+14 = Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar have visited this classroom in 2014.
A special blessing from the 3 Kings.

A full sanctuary for Epiphany Mass.

Happy 3 Kings Day!


You are the salter of the earth!

Our St. Anthony alumna entering church for her Quince (Sweet 15) with some current students as Chamberlanes.

Some of the Chamberlanes.

After the Quince.

Waltzing the night away at the reception.

Two people in this picture share a birthday on Christmas Day!


Lots of our students, and even our principal, participated in the Posadas!

The principal thing about the Posadas is everyone sings and has a good time.

Joseph and Mary have arrived.

Joseph and Mary find yet another welcoming home on the Posadas.

The Rosary is a big part of the Posadas.

Maria and Jose--what a coincidence--pidiendo posada.

Santa's helpers.

Thank you, Santa!


Santa and Channel 6 visit St. Anthony's.










Thanks to all who made Santa's visit possible.
Santa's closing words.

It's beginning to taste a lot like Christmas!

Thanks to Santa's elves.

Sweet!

The table is ready.

It's always nice when the parish staff and volunteers and the school faculty and staff get together before Christmas.

Yummy!

Mrs. Marley takes the cake!

"Lupe, you're so photogenic!"
Silent Night...

4th Grade examines a Vietnamese Nativity set.

Singing their hearts out in front of City Hall.

Celebrating the Posadas in Pennsauken.

Everyone loves the School Christmas Pageant!

"Joseph, is there something you're not telling me?"

It's a boy!

Mother and child...

Christology from below.
Jingle Bells at St. Anthony's
Rudolph!
St. Anthony's knows Santa is comoing.

Thanks to Mr. Wessner for guiding the choirs.

Aaron (right) stops in at lunch during his visit to Camden.

GAP stands for GuadAluPe!

Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.


Congratulations for overcoming great obstacles to get to Mass today!

We have four new, and two retrained, altar servers!

Hammer time!

You can't have a great Confirmation Retreat without great food!

Franciscan Volunteer Tim Quinn addressing the Confirmation candidates.

Dominick speaks to the Confirmation candidates.

Giviing a testimony to the Confirmation candidates.

Fr. Hugh on the Confirmation Retreat.

Fun on the Confirmation Retreat.
St. Anthony of Padua School singing Christmas carols at Francis House.


Cookie time.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Thanks to the efforts of the Von Nieda Park Task Force in seeking help, several different service providers are helping the homeless person living near Von Nieda Park.

Happy Birthday Lupe!  She is 10 years old!
1st Grade sings Happy Birthday to Lupe.

Thanks to our friend from Resurrection School for helping donate and distribute lots and lots of coats to our school!
Mike Skinner visits the Student Leaders.

Nice hat!

Winter Wonderland

Mary, did you know?




Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception to our Nicaraguan students, and to Mary!

Let it snow!

Thanks to Mary-Anne Delaney for the new book table in 2nd grade.
World Premier by the Things in Church Made of Metal Orchestra.

Land of the pilgrims' pride...

Rosa sharing her technique with aspiring artists.

They should post this picture on wick-apedia.

Yes, this is the same warehouse that used to be covered with graffiti, and where the sidewalk would be covered with weeds and broken glass. Thanks go to Br. Juan, the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force, and many friends and parishioners.

Our principal Dr. Burke is always thrilled to present our student awards.

Thanks to Ms. Geruson for translating en español.

Perfect attendance--80% of success is showing up!


Present!

They got straight A's!

Congratulations to our award winners in each subject area.



Congratulations to our top performers in First in Math.

Congratulations to our St. Francis Award winners

The St. Anthony of Padua Student Council.

Our St. Anthony students participating in the Catholic Partnership Schools girls' basketball league.

Some of our multiple award-winning students with our principal, Dr. Burke.


In the long run, every student at St. Anthony's is a winner!

Student Leaders preparing for their trip to City Hall.


Strategy session before the trip to City Hall.


Preparing one last time before the Town Hall meeting at City Hall.


Mirta speaking up at the Camden County Freeholders' Town Hall Meeting at City Hall.


A Student Leader speaking with Freeholder Cappelli at the freeholders' Town Hall Meeting.
Front row seats for the Camden County Freeholders' Town Hall Meeting at City Hall.

Click on the picture above for an article and photo gallery in the Courier Post covering the mural painting in Von Nieda Park.

Click on the picture above for an article and photos in the Philadelphia Inquirer covering the mural painting in Von Nieda Park. 

Many thanks to Christine Healey deVaull and Mayor Dana Redd (far right) for joining us for the Paint=Hope! mural painting in Von Nieda Park.

A beehive of activity, painting the Extreme Painting and Power Coating warehouse in Von Nieda Park.

Nelmaris being interviewed by the Courier Post.

"You missed a spot!"

"I can do this with my eyes closed!"

Me and my shadow...

Making Lupe look so real.

Two of the Student Leaders are interviewed about the Paint=Hope! project by Deutsch of New York City, sent by PNC.

Members of the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force, by their Paint=Hope! mural.

Paint=Hope!

Just a reminder of what this wall looked like just a few months ago.

The Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force monthly meeting in the Cramer Hill Community Center. A good turnout, but none of the county freeholders or their assistants attended.
"You Raise Me Up" as seen from the balcony.
"You Raise Me Up" as seen from the sacristy.

After speaking at City Council, the Student Leaders attended the CCOP Citywide.

Supporting their fellow student leaders at the Camden City Council meeting. 

Two student leaders making their points to Camden City Council President Frank Moran.

Catholic Partnership Schools staff attending the event honoring Christine Healey at St. Francis de Sales in Philadelphia. 

The Notre Dame bus arrives in Philadelphia to award Christine Healey Duvall, Chair of the Board of the Catholic Partnership Schools, the Sorin Award for Service to Catholic Schools.

Catholic Partnership Schools in the house (actually outside the house) as Christine Healey is awarded the Sorin Award for Service to Catholic Schools. 

St. Anthony's in the house.

Fr. Scully of Notre Dame presenting Christine Healey with the Sorin Award for Service to Catholic Schools.

Christine Healey receives the Sorin Award for Service to Catholic Schools.

Br. Juan and the Student Leaders are making great progress on the mural in Von Nieda Park. We'll paint again on Saturday, Nov. 16, and PNC is sending a film crew from NY to interview our Student Leaders. Should be 58 and sunny so come join us!
We love it when our students perform "You Raise Me Up" at Mass.
Student Leaders working on the mural in Von Nieda Park, thanks to a grant from PNC.

Hard at work on the mural in Von Nieda Park.

Br. Juan is a great teacher! 

It's Lupe!

Br. Juan admiring his young artists at work.

Flower power.

Grace before lunch.

Happy Birthday!

Altar servers ready for the feast of Juquila.

Ready for Mass to begin.
3rd graders enjoying the movie about St. Anthony of Padua.

Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force in their weekly class and strategy session.

What's the "in" color this fall?

Hanging out at recess.

Poodle Time at recess in Von Nieda Park.




Flower Power.

Tray time.

School Portrait Day at St. Anthony of Padua School.

For all the Saints...


"You Raise Me Up" at 12:10 Mass.
Ice breaker to start the Von Nieda Park Cleanup and Paintup Day.

Mike, new owner of the warehouse, having a ball.

Tell us your name, and your hope for the day.

Thanks to PNC's Neighborhood Wishist program for giving our Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force $500 for their Art=Hope! project.

Br. Juan and a Student Leader discussing the mural going up on the warehouse by Von Nieda Park, thanks to a grant from PNC.

Mayor Redd stopped by to congratulate our Student Leaders.

Student Leaders discussing their painting of benches in Von Nieda Park.

Staying hydrated on a 69 degree day in November.

Making the world a better place. 

After over a month, the recycling bin has been emptied!

They can't wait to start painting again!

Thanks to our 6th Grade homeroom teacher Ms. Gest for joining us on the Von Nieda Park Cleanup and Paintup Day.

Not long ago, this bench was graffiti-covered.

We had a wonderful turnout of our younger students on a day when our 8th graders were taking a test at Camden Catholic High School. 29 people in all attended.

Keep Camden Clean!

Let the sun shine in!

We are the world!

Good thing nobody was hurt when this limb came down.

Saying Grace before lunch.

Next thing you know, she'll be offering crushed black pepper.

The mural is looking great!

The Saints come marching in.

All Saints Day Mass--one of our favorite days at St. Anthony's!








An unretouched photo of Von Nieda Park at 7:11 a.m. This is the area where moms walk their kids to our school in the morning. It's also the area where the Student Leaders were promised lighting would be improved, back in March and in July, by a county freeholder and a city councilman. If you think about it, it's kind of absurd, isn't it, that you need a task force of 6th-8th graders to get public servants to put lights in a dark park, to empty recycling bins that are full, to replace basketball nets that are torn, etc. Aren't those supposed to be people's jobs, that they get paid to do?

Happy Halloween! The students called him a judge, lawyer, businessman, president, senator, governor--but settled on congressman.

A scaaaaary Halloween visit from--a Congressman!

Happy Halloween!

Pointing out St. Alexis the day before All Saints Day.

Singing "Hermano Sol, Hermana Luna" for Fr. Jud's parents on speakerphone.

Happy Halloween! The Congressman and the Senator.

Happy Halloween! Thanks to the Student Council for helping organize the 1st-3rd grade party.

Happy Halloween! The scaaaary werewolf!

Happy Halloween! The Congressman meets Snow White. 

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween with Aunt Sam!

Happy Halloween! Bzzzzzzzz!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Who's the new student???

Happy Halloween! Congratulations to two of our costume prize winners!

Happy Halloween! Mummy's the word.

Happy Halloween! Who wants the rest of this cupcake?

Happy Halloween! Thanks, moms, for the cupcake sale!

Checking out at the Book Fair.

We love the Book Fair!

We're glad New Jersey American Water came out to fix the leak in front of the school and Br. Jerry's Garden.

The first sketch of Danny and Br. Juan's collaboration on a mural for the warehouse in Von Nieda Park. Come on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 9:30 a.m. to the Cleanup and Paintup Day in Von Nieda Park to help make it become a reality.

Looks like someone took the first step toward stealing the chain link fence in Von Nieda Park by Hayes Avenue.

A beautiful mosaic in progress.



This is Von Nieda Park at 7 p.m. We were promised $60,000 of new lighting installed by October, and are still waiting.

Mr. Frank McLaughlin of the Department of Environmental Protection fielding questions from the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force.
Mr. McLaughlin showing the Student Leaders where Von Nieda Park is on the map.

Thanks to Nick Felicione for this photo of First Communion at St. Anthony's, 1970.

Friends of Francis in Br. Jerry's Garden. 



October is the month of the Rosary.
Mary's got his back!


A pile of dirt by the Rain Garden and Playground is probably a sign that something good is going to happen.

This what happened: our friends from Camden SMART working on our Rain Garden.

Going over notes with our Student Leaders as they prepare to make comments on a proposed $5.4 million project by the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority that would affect Von Nieda Park.

Our Student Leaders were the only people present to give comments on the proposed $5.4 million project.

The Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force at the public hearing to solicit comments on a proposed $5.4 million project by the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority.

A little celebration after a public hearing well done.

Who are the 8th graders so excited to see?

It's Mrs. Dick!

For the second month in a row, our Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force meeting started late while we waited for the city to open the Cramer Hill Community Center. As always, we reserve the center one month in advance. The next meeting is 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.

The Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force noticed this hole along the sidewalk in Von Nieda Park, and reported it to the city and the county. Thanks to John Wolick and the County Parks Department for their speedy response in filling it in.

He was just pretending, but this shows how deep the hole was in Von Nieda Park along River Road, and how hazardous it was to park users and pedestrians until it was repaired.

1st Graders praying the Hail Mary.


The mosaic for the northeast corner of the school is taking shape.

Blessing of the Animals on Francis Weekend.


Ready to break bread on the Transitus.

People are tipping over the trash cans, moving them, and setting fires in them in Von Nieda Park. Officials are not returning our calls or e-mails. The Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force will be taking appropriate action shortly.

Thanks to the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force, the county repainted the crossing stripes by Von Nieda Park.
Another victory for the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force!

We had 72 people at the 8:30 Mass--the same amount as those who returned in today's Gospel.
Look who's getting a bath!

The hard way to get a dog dry.

The easy way to get a dog dry--let her shake!

Kaitlynn has heart.

Danny (top right) is back in town for a week to make art come alive in Cramer Hill.

What a turnout for our Notre Dame Fall Service Day!

"Please recycle your bottles!"

Jorge wins a hat!

It was a three cake day!

Let there be light!

Proclaiming the Word of the Lord at the School Mass.

Portraying Francis at the School Mass on the Feast of St. Francis.

The seraph (angel) giving St. Francis the stigmata.

Blessing of the Stuffed Animals at the School Mass on the Feast of St. Francis.






Gooooooal! for the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force.  The county fixed the soccer goalpost in Von Nieda Park, and the new warehouse owner painted over the graffiti!

Look where St. Francis' bird landed in Grade 3!

Look where St. Francis' bird landed in Grade 5!

And in Kindergarten!

We love recess in the park!

Aren't Miss Luz Duran's flower's nice?

Our students returning from recess in Von Nieda Park.

Thumbs down for the tipped over trash barrel in Von Nieda Park. Thumbs up for the repaired soccer goal, and the new paint on the warehouse walls to cover the graffiti--until we put the murals there!

Chief Thomson assuring our parents there will be police presence during recess.

A beautiful night for the Transitus in Br. Jerry's Garden.

Angels ready for Transitus 2013.

A great turnout for Transitus 2013.
Thanks, Alex, for the beautiful poem!

Letting their light shine on the Transitus.

Can we start walking?
Procession from Br. Jerry's Garden to the church.

One of our students portraying St. Francis in our Transitus service.

The students' play at the Transitus.

Our students read the story of St. Francis at the Transitus.

"You Raise Me Up" at the Transitus.



Breaking bread at the Transitus.

Prayer of the Faithful at the Transitus.

Angel food at the Transitus.

St. Francis' greeting: Pax et Bonum (Peace and Good).

The 2013 Transitus Choir.

We love when our alumnae visit!

Look where St. Francis' bird landed in Grade 1!

Grade 2!

4th!

7th!

8th!

No, it's not Aaliyah and Genesis.  It's the Catholic Partnership Schools Board meeting.
Hopscotch in Von Nieda Park, thanks to the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force and Br. Juan.

Happy Feast of the Little Flower!

"Peppers, tomatoes, fresh from the garden!"

We love veggies, and dress down days for perfect attendance!

"That's my picture!"

Snip snip here...

The graffiti is gone!

Mike, the new owner of the warehouse across from the park, will let us paint a beautiful mural on it!

Is it a new dance, or are they clearing branches?

ATVs have turned Von Nieda Park into a giant mudpit!

It's a paint-up!

Graffiti busters!

Looking ready for a face-off.

Good painting is 90% prep work.

Von Nieda Park has never looked cleaner.

Good hopscotch painting is 95% prep work.

"You missed a spot!"

This part of the park look great now, too!

"I have a vested interest in making this bench look good."

Almost done...

They're too young to know about the Teaberry Shuffle. But they can Google it!

It's a benchmark for beautiful artwork in Von Nieda Park.

Taking a break after a morning of cleaning and painting in Von Nieda Park.

Mirta's backyard is a great place to celebrate after another successful Von Nieda Park Cleanup and Paintup Day, co-sponsored by the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force and Miguel's Pharmacy.

Thanks to Miguel's Pharmacy for subsidizing our lunch!

Neighbor Power is making Von Nieda Park a great community asset again.

She's relishing the opportunity to prepare Fr. Jud's turkey burger.

Friar Spatulahands.

It's her sister's birthday!

Introducing our new 6th graders to St. Francis.

Mr. Dupuis, Master of the Smartboard!

Thanks to Grace for helping with the Student Leaders' PowerPoint presentation, and the snacks!

Thanks to Kristen for doing most of the translating!

"Yes, we love being Student Leaders!"

Some of the families, LOC members, and staff at the Student Leaders' presentation.

Dr. Burke is very proud of the Student Leaders!

Great smiles on the feast of La Merced.

Happy Feast of La Merced!

Student Leaders prepping for next week's presentation.

Estela welcomes Keith Lampman from the Catholic Partnership Schools to Br. Jerry's Garden.

1st Grade, ready for Mass.

Sgt. Rogers on Back to School Night.

Dr. Burke addressing the parents at Back to School Night.

Back to School Night in Mrs. Derenzo's room.

Mr. Miller on Back to School Night.

Brianna and Rachel returned to St. Anthony's to tell the 8th grade about Camden Catholic High School.

Tidying up the rain garden.

We love recess in Von Nieda Park.




Parachute time in the park.




Thanks to the Camden County Police for helping us feel safe in Von Nieda Park.


High five.





Why did the St. Anthony's children cross the road??? To get to Von Nieda Park for gym and recess!

Crossing River Road--or was that Abbey Road?

So this is how the parachute gets folded!

Thanks to the State Street Bridge Local Organizing Committee at St. Anthony's, the new State Street Bridge was opened on schedule. ¡Sí se puede! ¡Sí! ¡Sí! CCOP! 

Mirta showing an image of the abandoned house that used to sit on this lot for years. Now it's part of the Cramer Hill Victory Tour.

Getting a close-up view of what this lot used to look like--an awful abandoned house.

Members of the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force ready to share their success story on the Cramer Hill Victory Tour.

Cramer Hill residents and friends enjoying the Student Leaders' presentation in Von Nieda Park.

2nd Grade stopping to smell the flowers.

6th Grade science experiment with Ms. Geruson.

Ready to be a great choir at the School Mass.

Mr. Shahid Rana of Cooper's Ferry explaining how the new $5 million project of the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority will affect Von Nieda Park and Baldwin's Run, starting in Spring 2014.

Your Fall 2013 Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force hanging out after another successful Von Nieda Park meeting.

Lupe at Recess.

Remembering the victims of 9/11.

Our students remembering those who died on 9/11.

Tomatillos from Br. Jerry's Garden. They're good, and good for you!

Another satisfied tomatillo customer.
 Kristen explaining our role play at our Local Organizing Committee.

Happy Birthday Ramona, and Alex!

You can have your cake, and eat your donut!

Br. Juan's homily to the 8th graders.


Reading the intercessions at the 8th Grade Mass.

Dr. Burke addressing the 8th graders. Our theme this year is Respect.

Listening in with the 8th graders.

"You will be ready for high school!"

Looks like she's entering the Star Trek transporter, but it's just an ice breaker on the 8th grade retreat.

An ice breaker for the 8th grade on retreat.

Bishop Sullivan and Pope Francis have asked us to pray and fast for peace in Syria.

Preparing the holy water bottles after the baptisms.

Ready to portray Mary at the School Mass.

Mary, did you know?

Student Leaders and friends getting an update from officials from Cooper's Ferry and the Department of Environmental Protection on the plan to control the flooding in Von Nieda Park.
Pointing out another wasp's nest in Von Nieda Park. 
Arriving for the first day of school.

Lupe is glad you're back!

We love the start of school!

Lupe missed you!

Lupe missed you too!

Still a little too young for kindergarten.

Dr. Burke addressing the student body on the first day of school.

Up and at 'em!

Ready for the first day of school.

Mr. Miller's new fan club.

We'll be using Von Nieda Park for recess and gym!

Into the swing of things, using Von Nieda Park for recess.

Hanging in there during recess in Von Nieda Park.

We couldn't do this in the parking lot!

Two thumbs up for Camden's Von Nieda Park.

Peace!

Whee!

Enjoying recess at Von Nieda Park.

Enjoying Von Nieda Park at recess.

Does she look happy on the first day of school?


Your 2013-14 St. Anthony of Padua Faculty.



A little team-building fun for the faculty. 

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