St. Anne Students collected over 475 food items this week for the Soup-er Stadium Challenge, an Archdiocese-wide Catholic School initiative to eliminate hunger. Our efforts are organized by our Student Leadership Commission and families can continue to donate food items all next week! The goal is to collect enough food to fill the seats at Soldier Field twice! Visit this link for more information: https://schools.archchicago.org/souper-stadium-challenge
Our Student Leadership Commission (SLC), under the leadership of Joseph Laterza, recently hosted a book drive. The books were collected for an organization called Bernie’s Book Bank. For more information, please go to https://www.berniesbookbank.org/ and watch this video. https://safeshare.tv/x/IDq9T5oEJhs
The SLC set the school’s goal 1500 books. They are happy to report that over 2000 books were collected and delivered to Bernie’s Book Bank.
Thank you for your generosity.
St Anne Parish School’s Student Leadership Commission puts service first. Each year the SLC helps collect canned food and money for organizations in need. This year our Student Leadership Commission is led by Joseph Laterza, Gabriella Papeo, Meghan O’Donoghue, and Emily Nakiganda. We have collected food for House of Hope through Make a Difference Day collections and our Talent Show. We have donated candy to needy children. We have collected clothes and money for Operation Warm, Fuzzy, and Fun. We purchased items off the Giving Tree during Advent. We collected money for the Lincoln Park Community Shelter and the Save-a-Pet Adoption Center in Grayslake. We also raised over a thousand dollars for the family of Jak Kallas. Our Lenten collections will go to the Casa de Salud in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Anyone wishing to help our monthly collections can send in money the first Friday of each month. Thank you for your generosity!
Roses are red
Saint Anne Parish School is BLUE
We wouldn’t be a school of Excellence….
If it wasn’t for You!!
We are so very grateful for our Saint Anne parents.
Many gifts, one spirit, many songs, one voice.
Many reasons, one promise, many questions, one choice.
O God, we pray for unity; give guidance from above.
In our differences unite us in your circle of love.
O God, remind us we are not alone.
Though we move on different pathways,
We are walking to your throne.
Help us learn to love each other; Show us ways to understand.
We are members of one family, growing strong by holding hands.
Take our many ways of working,
blend the colors of each soul
into the beauty of a rainbow.
Give us life, Lord. Make us whole.
Bless our Saint Anne parents, students and teachers
with openness to real communication
with sharing in our joys and sorrows
with freedom to let each other grow
with understanding for the gifts of one another
with Love – no matter what – no matter where.
We will be celebrating our Blue Ribbon School during Catholic Schools Week. Please mark your calendars for Sunday, January 29th when we will celebrate our Blue Ribbon School at the 9am mass followed by an open house.
Dear Saint Anne School Parent,
While we, at Saint Anne Parish School, celebrate our excellent test scores, our commitment to your child extends well beyond tested subject areas. As you know, in Fine Arts, students can participate in band concerts, solo ensemble experiences, grade level musicals, speech contests, children’s choir, cantoring and more. Even our littlest Cardinals have the opportunity to discover their inner-artists as they showcase their pieces at the Preschool Art Fair!
Students are also afforded the opportunity to explore and develop their interests and talents in a myriad of other ways. Students can participate in a variety of athletics, including cross country, basketball, track and field, volleyball, summer athletic camps, mini-dribblers, cheerleading and Girls on the Run. In addition, we have offered a wide variety of world language experiences over the past years as well, and continue to do so! We are proud of the other co-curricular experiences like Chess, Sticky Fingers, Lego-Robotics, Fashion/Sewing, Camp Invention, Student Leadership, and more, that we offer throughout the course of the school year and summer months! Thanks in large part to Mrs. Curran’s hard work, we continue to vet new co-curricular organizations with the hope of improving our offerings for our Cardinals. We look forward to showcasing some of these NEW experiences in January of 2017!
With that said, we are always very interested in your feedback as parents. At this point, we are looking for feedback specifically related to Camp Invention. We are excited to be able to offer this again; however, in order to create the best “Camp Invention LAUNCH” experience for your child, we need your help! We would like your feedback (parents of 2nd -5th grade students) on the attached survey. Please complete this survey by Wednesday, November 16th. This will allow us to fully plan for the families and staff needed for yet another wonderful camp experience for our Cardinals!
In partnership and in faith,
Mrs. Dawn Kapka – Principal
Mrs. Lisa Torrence – Middle School Director/Math Department Chair
Mrs. Kathy Ladd – Literacy Director
Mrs. Nancy Meehan – Early Childhood Director
We have had an incredible Sharpen the Saw Week! We kicked off the week’s festivities with an all school assembly on Friday, 10/21 led by our Saint Anne Student Leadership Commission representatives. This group of students, under the direction of Mr. Bob Olsen and Miss Kathleen Holmberg, worked tirelessly to plan activities, lessons and send positive messages to our student body to promote healthy lifestyles. Our student servant leaders did an excellent job of weaving in the Cardinal Habits throughout our week’s activities. Sharpen the Saw Week focused on maintaining balance in all areas of our lives. A message was shared each morning over the public address system which partnered with the theme of the day regarding health, exercise, positive food choices, reading and safety. In addition, the Jog-a-thon committee shared a beautiful photo montage set to music and announced the remaining Jog-a-thon raffle prize winners. Our annual Talent Show also took place this week showcasing student and faculty talent and gifts. Over $200 and much food was collected for the food pantry.
Monday Growing Servant Leaders From the Inside Out by improving our sleeping habits and personal hygiene.
Students may wear pajamas.
Tuesday Growing Servant Leaders From the Inside Out by having outside interests.
Students may wear outside outfit (spirit, jersey, etc)
Talent Show at 6:30 PM, Parish Center Gym – all are welcome to attend
Wednesday Growing Servant Leaders From the Inside Out by eating healthy. Students may bring in a fruit or vegetable to share.
Thursday Growing Servant Leaders From the Inside Out by reading together. Student may dress as their favorite book character.
Time will be designated when the entire school will be reading.
Friday Growing Servant Leaders From the Inside Out by educating myself on safety.
Halloween safety will be discussed in grades K-5.
Making safe choices will be discussed in grades 6-8.