Last Friday, many of the Catholic high schools were closed for a teacher workshop day. Some of our recent graduates took the time to stop by and give a day of service to our school. While doing so, they told us repeatedly how much they missed St. Anne’s and how fully prepared they felt they were for their adventures in high school. Their smiles and eager faces told the story. A number of them said, “thank you”. What a welcome boost at the end of a long week.
That is the joy of being part of St. Anne’s. You have raised great children who truly are appreciative of all that they’ve been given and take every opportunity to show us. As parents, you may not always see it. But we do. Thank you for making this school such a special place for us to be.
Middle school dance
On Friday evening our 7th and 8th graders hit the Banchero Hall dance floor along with over 250 other middle school students from our neighboring Catholic schools. This event is one of the highlights of the year for our 7th and 8th graders. Thank you to coordinators Kippy DePina and Sean Haffey, along with our teachers and parent volunteers who chaperoned the dance and spent their evening upholding the tradition of St. Anne School’s dance being the best of all of the middle school dances!
Here comes Halloween!
There is not a single student (or parent) that doesn’t know that Tuesday, October 31st, is Halloween. It is always a high-energy, fun-filled day with parties, parades and a costume contest awards assembly. We hope a bit of academics take place too!
The parade starts at 1:45pm in the Kindergarten room and winds its way through each classroom, picking up classes along the way up through the 5th grade. Then, it is off to the rectory to visit the parish staff (distributing candy treats!), and then back to Banchero Hall for the assembly at 2:15pm.
Students are encouraged to wear their costumes to school on Halloween. Please remember that costumes need to be “life affirming” and not depict violence in either dress or implement. That’s not to say that the traditional ghosts, devils and witches are out, but the more gruesome and negative costumes (as well as accessories that might cause injury or are easily broken) should be left at home.
Also, please make sure that the size of the costume is appropriate for a school day. Large, cumbersome costumes where a child cannot sit at their desk or walk comfortably in the parade should be reserved for after-school activities. We simply do not have room for bulky oversize costumes. Students have been told that if they do not abide by these guidelines, they will not be eligible for prizes in the costume contest.
Accreditation Parent Survey
Just a reminder that if you haven’t filled out your Parent Survey for our accreditation, please do so as soon as you can. You received a link to the survey last Friday. The survey window closes next Monday, October 30th. The information will help us craft our self-study and it gives us valuable input that we will use to determine the future direction of our program.
Have a great week!