Middle school dance
Who says that the middle school dance is only fun for the kids? Our wonderful chaperones spent last Friday evening upholding the tradition of St. Anne School’s dance being the best of all of the middle school dances! Thank you to all of our parent volunteers and teachers and especially Catherine Porciuncula, Carrie Vanderslice and Sean Haffey for their leadership in organizing the event.
Our 7th and 8th graders enthusiastically hit the Banchero Hall dance floor along with 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. It was a wonderful evening all around. Pictures can be found here.
Here comes Halloween
There is not a single student (or parent) that doesn’t know that Wednesday, 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!
Our annual parade starts at 12:45pm 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 march through the playground (6th -8th graders will be at recess) and over to the rectory to see the parish staff (distributing candy treats!), and then back to Banchero Hall for the assembly at 1:15pm. Feel free to join us!
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, oversized 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.
Each year during Parent-Teacher Conference week, we hold our annual Book Fair. With The holidays quickly approaching, what better present than the gift of a book? The Secret Garden Bookstore in Ballard provides a variety of popular books for any age level and all you have to do is stop by the Art Room and peruse the collections.
Hours for the book fair are:
After School (3-4 pm) on Monday 10/22 & Tuesday 10/23
During conferences on Wednesday 10/24 & Thursday 10/25 (1-8 pm)
All proceeds go to the purchase of new books for the library. Last year, we raised over $1000 to purchase new books.
Cash & checks preferred. Credit cards accepted.
Don’t miss the opportunity! Students and siblings are also welcome to attend the book fair while parents are in conferences.
Finally, the Italian Dinner is just 10 days away on Saturday, November 3rd. This popular parish event always sells out so if you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, do so today. As Ron Ryan said at the Mass celebrating the 110th Anniversary of the parish on Sunday, “Community is what makes a parish and St. Anne is a strong community.” Join your fellow parishioners for an evening of delicious food and friendship. That’s Amore!
Have a great week.