The cool cleansing rains have come and fall is with us. At the Prayer Assembly yesterday, Mr Talevich spoke about Sunday’s Gospel reading from Luke. He recounted how Jesus, through the parable about the Pharisee and the tax collector, spoke of the value of humility in our lives. Mr. T encouraged us all to be humble in our work and play this week. Humility increases our well being and learning.
It is Conference Week! We are so happy to welcome you into the school building. This is a great opportunity for communication about learning. Some things to be aware of:
- At conferences, you will hear about:
- what your students are learning
- their growth and progress
- their next learning goals and opportunities for growth
- It is a time to ask questions and share information with teachers that will support your student’s learning.
- PreK-5th are Parent-Teacher Conferences.
- 6th-8th are Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences.
- Conferences are scheduled every 20 minutes so it is important that you arrive and leave from your conferences promptly.
- Teachers highly value conferences but they are exhausting. If you need additional time to discuss your student’s learning needs, schedule it for a later time.
Our deep gratitude this week goes to all who made the MoveAthon a huge success–the students, parents, volunteers and all the donors! The funds raised go to support our operating budget that is used to create the wonderful school program. Thank you! A special thank you to Monica Flora and Ester Burkhart who organized it all, kept us healthy and hydrated and who continue to find special ways to celebrate the kids in their work. Here are some highlights:
- We raised over $59,000 this year! A record! And we still have donations coming in.
- Top School Student Fundraiser: Nora Oliphant (2nd)
- Top Class Fundraisers: Hugo Guenther (K), Alex Reisinger(1), Hank Korst(2), Cosette Arizcuren(3), Liam Kelly & Aidan Onwuneme(4), Blake Schwabe(5), Cadence Jerrell(6), Jack Dailey(7) and Ethan Burkhart(8)
- Top Lap Runner: Leo Christianson with 28 laps!
- Top Class Winners: First Place: 2nd Grade; Second Place: 7th Grade and Third Place: Kindergarten and 1st Grade
- And because we exceeded our goal, we will have a free dress and all school ice cream sundae party on Friday, November 18.
- Last Thursday, the school participated in the Great Shakeout and practiced earthquake safety protocol. The Great Shakeout website offers many resources on how to prepare for and stay safe during an earthquake. You may wish to look at resources for your family on the site.
- Thank you for your safe driving at drop off and pick up! As we enter the rainy season keep an extra eye out for students and drive slowly around the school. This will help keep us safe.
- On October 31, 2022, the governor will lift the State of Emergency related to Covid-19 in the State of Washington.
- Starting November 1, 2022: a Covid-19 vaccination is no longer a condition of employment.
- Additionally, schools and parishes no longer need to use the attestation form or track vaccination status of workers and volunteers.
- Last week, the CDC added the Covid vaccine to the recommended (not required) immunization schedule for children and adults.
Activities at our school:
- Tuesday-Thursday, October 25-27: Book Fair in Art Room
- Wed.-Friday, October 26-28: Noon Dismissal
- Wed. & Thursday, October 26 & 27: Conferences
- Friday, October 28, 4-6pm: Trunk or Treat is sponsored by the Parent Association: due to anticipated rain it will be moved to Banchero Hall. Come and see how each class has decorated their station and get a treat!
- Monday, October 31: Halloween
- 1:45pm: Parade: The parade begins with the Kindergarters as they lead a parade through each classroom, collecting classes as they go. They then exit the building at the Northwest doors and parade east on Lee street, cross the street and head west along Lee street passing in front of the church doors and waving to the parish staff. Finally, they enter the playground through the northeast gate and go into the gym through the parking lot door.
- 2:15: Halloween Assembly: The Spirit Elective Team, will be giving out prizes to the best costume from each class and all classes get to show off their costumes one more time. Families are welcome to come and watch.
- Tuesday, November 1, 8:45am: All Saints Day Mass led by 3rd and 6th grade. All are welcome to join.
St. Anne Children’s Choir is back!: Information on this opportunity for 2nd-8th graders can be found in the post below.
Have a great week everyone.