Last Friday, when we hit the two-week mark of being without our students, it came with a feeling of sadness. Then I received two wonderful e-mails. One was a video from Mrs. Thole with pictures of all of the Kindergarteners doing their remote learning. Their smiles alone, brighten my day. Then I received a copy of an assignment Mrs. Sturgeon had given to the 8th graders asking them how they were coping and the positive things that have come out of this terrible situation. Here are a few of their answers:
-evening walks with my family and eating meals together-watching movies with my siblings-that this situation is probably not going to happen again where everyone is stuck at home, so view it as a cool and special experience – my parents who make sure my family does something fun every week and makes us say our highs and lows of the day to make every day seem different
– most of our work is assigned in the morning so we can plan out our day and know what we have to do best coping methods – staying organized – putting my phone in the other room so that I can get work done quickly and thoroughly-parents are supporting/positive during this time because I know I can ask them anything if I need help
-working in a quiet environment – coping methods – take lots of breaks and talking to friends – exercise is a very good stress reliever-family is supporting me to try to be positive – we can all get through this-it doesn’t get better if everybody is negative
We certainly are blessed with an amazing community of learners!
And speaking of community…
We were eagerly planning our favorite FUN-raiser of the year, our annual auction, and rescheduled it from this past weekend to May 1st and 2nd. Now with new guidelines for physical distancing, we have made the decision to move the event online. Save Saturday evening, May 2nd for a fun-filled occasion. We may not be able to be in the same room, but we can find creative ways to connect while raising much needed funds for our school. More information will be coming to you via e-mail, Instagram and the St. Anne Parent Association Facebook page.
If you already made a reservation or sponsorship when we planned for our two-night event, the auction committee will be in touch with you. We really appreciate you stepping up in advance with your continued generosity!
You can get a jump on class art projects and some “Buy It Now” opportunities. Please see the Auction News below for details.
Finally, don’t put away any of your “Denim and Diamonds”! Our auction co-chairs, Kathleen Gallagher and Becky Pelletier, have graciously offered to “get back in the saddle” and chair again next year. We’ll be done with our physical distancing and have a blow-out, boot stompin’ time!
Stay safe, healthy and have a good week!