Pictured below are some of our 7th graders who participated in the science fair in January. Six students received a Gold Award and will be continuing on to the Regional Competition in March. Congratulations to all of our students!
On Friday, September 15th, we held our annual Saint Anne Parish School Jog-A-Thon! It was a great day of community building while working toward an important common goal for the children of Saint Anne Parish School! Thank you to the committee and to all the parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends who joined us and contributed.
Dear Saint Anne Families,
The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 80,000 members and a network of over 300 local, state, and regional affiliates. This year the WOYC is celebrated from April 24th-28th.
The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child™ in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children’s success in school and later life. The Week of the Young Child™ is a time to plan how we – as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation – will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.
Saint Anne Preschool celebrates WOYC in an effort to honor the children and families that we serve here at Saint Anne Parish School. It is our privilege to watch our former students grow up here at Saint Anne’s and to watch the seeds that we have planted in the little ones grow and develop as the children turn into young adults. We have an exciting agenda planned for next week as we celebrate The Week of the Young Child.
Please feel free to visit or join us at any or all of these special events. Tell your friends and neighbors! Thanks to all of you who are part of the present, past and future of our preschool.
Mrs. Nancy Meehan
Early Childhood Director
WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD 2017
MONDAY-During the school day, the 3 year olds will enjoy an in-house field trip provided by Stretch n Grow, the nation’s leading provider of theme based physical education programs for young children. They will be enjoying a workout program and healthy living lesson tied to a popular media theme.
TUESDAY–Pre-K classes and their fourth grade buddies will be traveling to the Crabtree Nature Center here in Barrington to kick off spring with a great program about local birds and wildflowers.
WEDNESDAY–The Animal Show is coming! Today we will welcome a live animal program for all preschoolers presented by Animal Quest.
THURSDAY–Technology Day in preschool! Our Pre K teacher Mrs. Cole has recently received a certificate from Erikson Institute as a Tech Mentor in Early Childhood. Mrs.Cole will be utilizing her skills to offer our little ones several exciting experiences with age appropriate technology on this day.
This is the special night the children have been anxiously anticipating! It’s the Preschool Art Show!!! Please come to school from 6:00 – 7:30 pm to enjoy a panoramic view of the art we have worked on so diligently throughout the school year. The preschool hallways will be lined with magnificent works designed by our young artists. Classrooms will each offer a hands on experience for adults to share with the children. Please arrive through Door#5 at the back of the school near the playground. Invite Grandma too! And do you have a friend looking for a preschool? Invite them for sure!
FRIDAY–Big Trucks are coming! The Barrington Department of Public Works will be sending us four of their biggest machines to learn about, along with an employee to explain them and answer questions. A great photo op day !
Sound like fun? We think so too! Thank you all for the opportunity to serve your family here at Saint Anne Blue Ribbon Parish School!
Come and visit Kindergarten at Saint Anne Parish School.
We would like to invite any new families considering or already registered for Kindergarten (for 2017-18 school year) to attend our Kindergarten for a Day!
Current Saint Anne children will have an opportunity to visit the kindergarten classrooms during the school day on a future date.
The Saint Anne Kindergarten children are developing the awareness that through their Baptism, they are also members of a larger family-God’s family. The children were able to participate in a Mock Baptism with Father Joji and through that were able to learn that at their Baptism they became a Child of God, a member of God’s family and a special friend of Jesus. This was truly an amazing lesson that helped the children to better understand Baptism.
As you are aware, our September Jog-A-Thon was a fundraiser aimed at raising money for our continuing school technology efforts. This week our Jog-A-Thon committee chairs presented their fundraiser updates. We asked for your enthusiasm, energy and commitment to this cause and you did not disappoint! Our students also set personal fitness goals and exceeded them! As the result of your generosity and efforts, our total raised to date is nearly $25,000.
Second grade student Addison Skonie is awarded the opportunity to design her own pair of Nike shoes as she is the student who brought in the largest donation amount.
A party is awarded to Mrs. Leman’s class for bringing in the largest donation amount per classroom. Congratulations Sixth grade!!
More detailed results and raffle prizes will be announced at next week’s Sharpen the Saw Assembly.
Again, thank you for all of your contributions and thank you to our co-chairs Mrs. & Mrs. Bill Kennedy and Mr. & Mrs. Josh Johnson and the Jog-A-Thon committee. None of this could be possible without their efforts. After consult with our partners in our technology transformation, SInglepath, more information will be forthcoming as to how these funds will be utilized.
Please mark your calendars for St. Anne’s Spirit Day Jog-A-Thon on September 9, 2016! We’ll be turning the large parking lot into a track, playing great music and providing coffee and snacks. Parents are invited to socialize & cheer on their kids. Parents may also run or walk to keep their kids motivated. The schedule will be: K-2nd: 8:30-9:30 / 3rd-5th: 9:45-10:45 / 6th-8th: 11-noon. Lunch will follow. September 9th is also pizza day for those who ordered!
The second grade class hosted our School Liturgy on Wednesday, May 11th. The students wrote their own petitions, including praying for peaceful solutions to world problems, for new homes for those who have been displaced, and for those receiving their first Holy Communion. The students were so glad to be able to share in the Eucharist with our school for the first time. Mr. Olsen and Miss Fang, along with Father Bernie and Mrs. Kapka, couldn’t be more proud of their hard working students.
On Tuesday, April 26th the second graders from St. Francis of Rome joined their fellow second graders from Saint Anne Parish School for a First Communion retreat. Students were greeted by Fr. Chris with a blessing. They played an ice breaker game and then ate lunch. After eating lunch, they designed prayer boxes and played soccer together. We wish the students a wonderful First Eucharist on April 30th or May 7th.
Twelve seventh grade students from Saint Anne Parish School qualified to compete at the Science Fair Regionals held last month.
Jackie Albrecht, Sam Carens, Colin Carroll, Olek Drobek, Morgan Green, Ryan Koehler, Destiny Mouawad, Michael Nobregas, Gabbie Papeo, Morgan Peters, Jackie Smith, and Madison Wrzos
The Saint Anne regional results are as follows:
Colin Carroll was nominated to compete in the Broadcom Masters. The Broadcom MASTERS is a program of society for science and the public in recognition of outstanding performance at a society-affiliated science fair in 2016 and as a top science fair project in the nation.
The following students received a Gold Award and are state qualifiers for the May competition at Millikin University in Decatur:
Colin Carroll and Morgan Peters
The following student received a Gold Award and is a state alternate:
The following students received a Gold Award:
Ryan Koehler, Gabbie Papeo
The following students received a Silver Award:
Jackie Albrecht, Michael Nobregas, Madison Wrzos