What an amazing afternoon at our Move-a-thon last Thursday. It was the first event that felt more normal than any we have experienced over the past 20 months. Though we divided into grade level groups and had two 30 minute sessions versus our traditional 60 minutes, we were still able to have the warm-up, cool down and the always favorite popsicles to end the day. Watching over 150 students from K-5th grade doing a choreographed dance routine to Mama Mia’s “Dancing Queen” during their warm-up was reminiscent of past events where the students could just let loose and have fun. Thanks to Ms. Vizzare who has made the routine part of their music classes. It was a perfect way to start the fun of the day.
Final lap counts have been tallied, so now it’s time for students to collect their pledges and return them to Mrs. Flora by this coming Friday, October 22nd. Awards and the final totals will be announced at our Prayer Assembly on November 8th.
A special thank you to the parents who braved the cool, yet dry weather, to help manage the courses. We wish we could have invited you inside for our final wrap-up, but you were on our minds and are so thankful for your support.
We all know that St. Anne School is a special community but I was reminded of it again and again this past week. I know that you are aware that we had two cases of Covid in our 8th grade class that stemmed from exposure outside of school. I was copied on numerous emails between parents with messages of support for one another. In one case, upon learning that her child had tested positive, the parent immediately let the entire class know so that all could be aware to watch for symptoms. She shared resources and a recommended testing site, being completely transparent in a tough situation. The response from the remaining parents in the class was immediate, thankful and supportive. I saw emails offering very hard to find at-home testing kits for others to use. By being so open, families knew of possible exposure and the result was ultimately the protection of all of us in the school.
This was a perfect example of how we count on families to be open, communicative and responsible to any exposure to Covid. Always working together is the best way to make it safely and healthfully through the months ahead.
Finally, just a reminder to please join us for the zoom presentation from Dr. Janine Jones on “Raising Anti-biased Children” tomorrow evening from 6:30-8:00pm. Registration is still open until 6pm on Wednesday. The link asks for a donation to complete the registration. Some have mentioned that they didn’t know how much to donate so they logged-off without signing up. Please know, this is just so that Dr. Jones knows the number of committed attendees. We do not look at the donation amount. ANY amount is fine. Don’t let it stop you from attending! Once registered, you will be sent a link to access the presentation.
Have a great week! If you have a 4th – 8th grader, you will be seeing their mid-term reports coming home today. Can’t believe we are already half-way through the first trimester!
We’re looking forward to celebrating Unity Days starting tomorrow. See the post below.