This morning we had a “Happy Retirement” recognition of Mrs. Bonney. For 19 years, she has served St. Anne School in so many ways and it is so hard to say good-bye. From answering doors and phones to doling out ice packs and Band-Aids while handling the myriad administrative and enrollment tasks, Mrs. Bonney has done it all with professionalism, kindness and grace. This place will not be the same next year without her, but I am sure her grandchildren, garden and golf courses will welcome her to the land of retirement.
Please join us tomorrow night at 7:00pm when our 5th grade will be presenting “Night of the Notables”. Students have spent months researching a person who has made a significant contribution to society through accomplishments in science, philanthropy, peace, social justice and/or equality. Each student prepared a detailed research project presenting important characteristics of their Notable. Students will appear in the costume of their Notable and be available to answer questions about his/her life.
Field Day is coming! Arguably, the best day of the year according to any student you ask. “Families” will compete as teams, representing countries throughout the world, as our playground becomes a series of competitive stations. The school will provide a “picnic” lunch of hot dogs, chips, juice and popsicles for all. Please feel free to send a lunch with your child if they do not want the picnic lunch provided.
Field Day activities begin with an assembly at 9:00am followed by a morning of games. After lunch, younger students will have a variety of activities to choose from, including a quiet movie room, the ever-popular dance party with Mrs. Lanouette, and flag football. Older students will go to Howe Field to play the annual 7th v. 8th baseball game or the 5th v. 6th kickball game. We will end the day with an awards assembly. If you are available to volunteer for all or part of the day, please contact Mr. Sauvage for more information. Pray for sun and lather up your child with sunscreen that morning!
Congratulations to Ms. Dellino and Mrs. Rain who were chosen to receive a Teacher Excellence grant for the Maryknoll Mission Education Program for Catholic Educators. Mrs. Rain and Ms. Dellino will travel with a group from Seattle to Guatemala in mid-June for a nine-day immersion program. They will explore the social, political and economic realities of Central America while building relationships with families and the community.
Finally, I am pleased to announce that we have hired a long-term substitute teacher to fill in for Mrs. Dahlman (1st grade) after the birth of her first child in late August. Mrs. Suzie Alan, currently a substitute with the Seattle School District, is ready to return to a classroom on a full-time basis after sending her oldest off to college in the fall. Her two other children attend Bishop Blanchet and Our Lady of Fatima. She comes with lots of experience and fantastic recommendations. She will be in first grade from September through December.
Mrs. Alan and all of our other new teachers will be present for “Bump Up” Day next Monday, June 4th from 2:15pm-2:45pm where students will visit their next year’s classroom and teacher to find out more about activities and expectations for the year ahead. The 8th graders return, one last time, to the place it all began, the Kindergarten classroom. Our big kids delight in sitting in the small chairs and reminiscing about their Kindergarten experience.
The end of the year is coming far too quickly!
Have a great week.