Last Thursday afternoon we held our ninth annual Move-a-thon. Though temperatures were cool, the sun was shining, legs were moving and smiles and laughter filled the air. A huge thank-you to Amy and Scott Graff, Monica Flora, Ester Burkhart and their team of volunteers, for a job well done. All details were attended to, and at every driveway, crosswalk and points in-between, parents watched out for our safety and cheered as students and teachers made their way around the courses. The day ended with popsicles and chocolate milk after school, donated by local businesses. Thank you to our sponsors and to you for your support of this event! Now is the time to collect the pledges and send them to school. We will keep you posted on financial results when all pledges and donations have been tabulated. Any sore, tired legs were worth the fun day we had!
The first trimester mid-term report is coming home today to grades 4th -8th. This is meant to be an early “check-in” on student progress and not a formal grading report. Please ask your student for the mid-term. It does not need to be returned to school. Any question you may have can be addressed at Parent-Teacher Conferences next week.
This coming Thursday, October 17th (10/17) we will participate in the “Great Washington ShakeOut”, an earthquake preparedness drill. Over 60.8 million people from around the world and over 1.4 million from across the state will spend 60 seconds beginning at 10:17am (we are doing it at 9:37am due to some schedule conflicts) practicing “Drop, Cover and Hold On” procedures to be used during an earthquake. Each time we have a fire drill, we practice for earthquakes, but this worldwide event will help reinforce these skills for our students and staff.
Friday signals one of the highlights of the year for our middle school students: The St. Anne Middle School Dance. Over 400 seventh and eighth grade students from other North Seattle Catholic grade schools will descend upon our gym at 7:00pm on Friday night for an evening of music, fun and dancing. A huge thank-you to Catherine Porciuncula, Sasha Downer, Carrie Vanderslice, and Sean Haffey who are organizing this most popular event. Special thanks too, to the brave parents who have agreed to spend the evening as chaperones; we are most appreciative. Hopefully, their hearing will recover over the weekend!
Finally, Congratulations to our St. Anne CYO Cross Country team for bringing home the first place trophy for AA schools at the championship meet this past weekend. In addition, the 5th grade boys were the overall winners in their division. Huge thanks to coaches Maggie Fields and Coreen Kiefer for a job well done. Nice work!
Have a great week!