The year stretches out before us!
St. Anne School
Celebrating 100 years
Empowering a New Century
Faith, Learning & Service
September 5, 2023
Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! Our 100th year as a school was completed last spring and we are now embarking on a new century of faith, learning and service together! This year we will find ways to celebrate and share our rich history through stories and pictures. On November 4, 2023, we will host a Mass and 100th Anniversary Gala reception for alumni, parishioners, parents and community members (adults only for the Gala) to celebrate this remarkable school. Sign up and get it on your calendar!
We are planning multiple events for all our students throughout the year. On the first day of school, the Parent Association kicked off the year by giving out a treat with 100th Anniversary stickers. We also handed out 100th Anniversary t-shirts to all our students! They will be invited to wear these on special days of celebration throughout this year. The first special day for shirts is Friday September 15. Stay tuned to my future posts for more details and information! And don’t forget our Sunday Announcements from the office which contains important information about scheduled school activities.
Rededication of the School will take place at 8:35am this Friday before our Opening School Mass at 8:45am (all families welcome). Fr. Colin will lead the student body in this event at the corner of the school on 1st and Lee Street. We will be taking a commemorative photo so it is important that students arrive on time and in their school uniforms!
A huge welcome to the staff, students and families who are new to our community! We are excited for the opportunity to learn from each other. Make sure Back to School Night, Thursday, September 14, 2023, is on your calendar. Come at 6:15 to find out about church and school volunteer opportunities! We will begin our formal program at 6:30pm! This is a critical event to let you know about important school initiatives, share volunteer opportunities, meet your student’s teachers and gather classroom program details.
We have an updated Covid policy that can be found on our website. If community transmission rates change or if we experience Covid in our school community you will be notified. The King County Department of Health provides some useful guidelines I want to highlight to keep our school disease free. Families can do their part by keeping sick students home.
King County Health Department Guidelines to reduce incidence and transmission of respiratory illness:
- Monitoring for symptoms and sending individuals home when they are sick
- Enhancing ventilation to reduce viruses in indoor spaces
- Encouraging respiratory and hand hygiene and cough etiquette
- Cleaning and disinfecting
- Having a process in place to inform students, children, employees and families when there are cases or outbreaks
- Encouraging children and employees to stay up to date on vaccinations, including COVID-19 and the flu
- Wearing well-fitting masks correctly if there is an outbreak or after a COVID-19 exposure at a school or child care
- Thank you to Edna Maddalena and Shelly Carroll for setting up and hosting the back to school Garden Party for new student parents! It was a warm, welcoming and successful event for all thanks to their hospitality.
- Thank you to Heti Lemalu and his custodial team for getting the building ready for the start of a new school year. So much cleaning and reorganizing happened!
- Thank you to all the staff for taking such care in the set up of classrooms and organizing everything needed to grow a successful school.
Every year each class and each student contributes to the growth and well-being of our school community. We look forward to the work we will do together this year as we launch the next century of faith, learning and service!
Sept. 8, 8:35am: Rededication of the School followed by Opening School Mass at 8:45am
Sept. 8, 5-7:30pm: Tailgate party sponsored by the School Commission
Sept. 13: Picture Day
Sept. 14: Back to School Night