Congratulations to our middle school Speech Team. Last weekend they competed in the Bishop Blanchet tournament and did very well. All of the 7th graders were finalists in their categories and they swept the oratory awards with Emani Burkhart taking first place, Regina DeVillasante placing second and Savvy Stack placing third. In the expository category, Olivia Askew placed third. Many of the 8th grade team members were finalists in the various classifications. We are very proud of the team and offer huge thanks to head coaches: Amy Cunningham, Eileen Askew and faculty advisor, Mr. Talevich. Great job by all.
Thank you for the socks and gloves that were donated for the annual parish Dinner with the Homeless. There were plenty collected and they were distributed to the guests at the dinner last evening. One guest remarked, “This is amazing; I even get to choose from such an assortment.” They were very much appreciated.
Please join us for our Christmas program “Just Come to Our Pageant – and See How the Grinch Stole Christmas” featuring our 6th grade “stars” with musical appearances by our Pre-Kindergarten through Seventh grade classes. Eighth grade provides stage and technical support. Performances will be at 1:15pm and 7:00pm on Thursday, December 19th. (The show lasts approximately one hour.)
The doors for the evening performance will open at 6:30pm. This is a very popular event but please do not plan to arrive before that time to save seats. No one will be allowed in the building before 6:30pm. With the exception of the 6th grade, students are asked to go directly to their classrooms between 6:30pm and 6:45pm.
This coming Friday is a day of pre-holiday celebrations starting with a red, white and green, Christmas free dress. We’ll gather for our final Advent candle lighting at 8:30am. We will also have an all-school Christmas carol sing-a-long starting at 11:30am just before our noon dismissal. Please join us!
There is never an adequate way to thank each and every one of you for your support, encouragement and faith in us. As we prepare for the break, please know that all of us appreciate you and your children, and we really do miss them when we are away. May this be your best Christmas yet, and may you know that even when tough times present themselves, you will always have your bigger family of St. Anne’s standing with you.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We will see you on Monday January 6th, 2020!