After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, our students once again returned to NatureBridge at the Olympic National Park (OPI). This much-loved outdoor education experience is one of the highlights of our students’ years at St. Anne. Typically, the class attends the 3-day camp in the spring of 5th grade. Our 6th and 7th graders missed the opportunity due to the quarantines, so the teachers asked if they could take both classes this year. Yesterday, our 6th and 7th graders left and will return on Wednesday afternoon. Our 5th graders leave on Wednesday morning, returning on Friday afternoon. Thank you to our teachers for their detailed organization and for the parent chaperones who will attend with the students.
Our annual spring FUN-raiser is just over three weeks away! “MARVEL at the Possibilities” will celebrate the true superheroes of St. Anne School, our students and teachers. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the festive gala on Saturday, April 30th. Invitations were emailed last Friday and are due next Wednesday, April 13th. For Covid safety, the event is being held in a large tent on the playground, but seating is limited to 200 guests. Our auction chairs, Ester and Kevin Burkhart and Kim Tossman and Sean Matt have been hard at work to make it the best auction ever! Special thanks to The Kennedy Team, our featured sponsor, and to our other “marvel”ous sponsors including: Aegis of Queen Anne; Richard & Gretchen Bohn; Carroll Family; Fischer Plumbing & Heating; Harrigan, Leyh, Farmer & Thomsen LLP; Kumon of Seattle at Queen Anne; Matt Family; Rainier Pacific Properties; Siderius Lonergan & Martin LLP; and 2 anonymous donors.
We always look forward to spring when we see more students/families enjoying nice weather and the chance to walk to and from school. With the sunshine and warm temperatures (hopefully, returning soon), it is easy to forget that our Safety Patrol is on duty to protect all. Remember to use the crosswalks where they are stationed and not cut across the street or playground. Our Safety Patrol provides an essential service every day of the school year and we truly appreciate their efforts, rain or shine!
Finally, thank you to Susie Fritzky (mom of Isla – PreK and Blake -2nd grade) for adding fresh plants to the flowerpots at the entrance to the school. They are beautiful and a sure sign that spring has arrived.
Have a great week!