June 8, 2018
Dear St. Ann School Families,
It is hard to believe that another school year is coming to an end. Our generous God has blessed us in so many ways during this school year. Now, God gives us the promise of summer. As I always tell you, summer is a little taste of heaven. Life becomes a little easier – no hurrying off to school early in the morning, no more studying for tests, no more projects and no more homework. How exciting! You can now enjoy summer camps, go on trips and, of course, enjoy the beach. Remember, God the Holy Spirit is always with us. God does not abandon us while we enjoy this little taste of heaven. Please do not forget our loving God during these happy days. Remember to celebrate Mass each Sunday and take a little time each day to pray.
Our saints never forgot their loving God. June 9th is the memorial of the deacon Ephrem. He was a great leader of the church in Syria. The Syrians call him “the harp of the Holy Spirit” because he wrote many hymns and poems about God.
Jacques Marquette was born in 1637. He was a French Jesuit who came to Canada as a missionary. He learned six Native American languages so he could bring the word of God to many tribes.
June 11 is the memorial of Barnabas. Paul and Barnabas were good friends and they traveled to Cyprus to preach the word of God.
So you can see, the saints were always focused on God. Now that summer is almost here, are you ready for the wonderful events God has prepared for you?
Whether you are at home, in the mountains, at the pool, at the beach or, perhaps, traveling to some beautiful place, remember God is always with you. Speak to God in the quiet of your heart, in church or wherever you may be.
Please pray for the sick, especially Father Mink, Michael Dadd, Brigid, Ms. Carmen, Mr. Paranczak and all the sick of our parish.
Our Armed Forces always need our prayers. Please pray for them.
Our eighth graders have graduated. We wish our graduates a safe and happy summer as they move toward high school. We know you will do very well. We will always remember you in our prayers.
Sheila O'Callaghan, "Miss O"
This is the final Weekly Memo of the 17/18 school year. It is time to say thank you to all of the members of the St. Ann community for their support of my leadership. The Athletic Association, Marketing Committee, Home & School, parents, students, teachers, staff, administration, parishioners, and more. You have filled my last 3 years with good memories. It has been a pleasure watching our students grow in faith and academics. Thank you, teachers and staff, for being such a wonderful group to work alongside of, to do good, for God's children!
Lost Rosary: Miss O’ left her “Franciscan Rosary” in church on Sunday morning. She returned to get it, but it was not there. This rosary is very special – it is 66 years old and it is a Franciscan rosary. If you find it, please return it to St. Ann School or the Rectory office. Thank you.
Thank you to all of the parents who attended Coffee, Conversation & Prayer with Mrs. Grant, Father Jasper, and me. It was wonderful to be together and to discuss the school's future. Mrs. Grant will be meeting and greeting at arrival on the last few days of school. We will welcome her into the Principal role formally on July 1st.
Contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone until June 30th to discuss anything related to the 18/19 school year.
Wishing you a joyful summer filled with many good memories and much love to your families!
Stacy Solomon, Principal
Thank you & Congratulations
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
We said goodbye to many families whose youngest child graduated. Thank you for all that you have given to St. Ann School over the years!
Many thanks to our very loved, Mrs. Miriam Harris, for over 31 years of service to St. Ann School. We look forward to sharing kind words, and displaying gratitude for all that she has done for our school community, at our last School Mass and at the final Honors Assembly. Thank you, Mrs. Harris!
School Notes & Reminders:
School Nurse Note: Be sure to pick up medication in the Nurse's Office before summer break.
School Mass: June 12th we celebrate the Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 9:15am led by Grade 7. Families are invited to join us.
Talent Show: June 14th at 8:30am in the Social Hall. Families are welcome to join us. Please avoid parking on Shallcross Ave. and Grant Ave. We will be preparing these areas for our End of the Year Party! A reminder to be conscientious of our neighbors when parking for the Talent Show.
End of Year Party: June 14th from 11am-1pm we will have our End of the Year Party. The students will be treated to fun activities & games, lunch and delicious treats. Home & School will need several volunteers to assist with the games, activities, and food. Please look for an email asking for volunteers.
Last Day: June 15th. PreK4 and Kindergarten will have their Closing Ceremony at 9am followed by the Honors Assembly for grades 4-8 at 10am in the Social Hall. Dismissal will begin immediately following the assembly. Dismissal for any remaining students is at 11am. No After Care will provided since it is the last day of school.
Report Cards & Summer Work: Report cards and Summer Work will be sent home on the last day of school.
Supplies: Please see classroom supply lists before purchasing any items for the 18/19 school year.
Teacher Websites: Websites will be updated for the 18/19 school year in late August.
18/19 Calendar: Attached here is the Diocesan School Calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. The St. Ann School specific calendar which includes additional days off and noon dismissals is now available on our website calendar. The more detailed and printable calendar with Casual Days, Masses, etc. will be available later this summer.
Back to School for 2018-2019:
- Save the Date! The Ice Cream Social for PreK3, PreK4, and Kindergarten is on Thursday, August 23rd. A more formal invitation will be sent by email.
- PreK3 and PreK4-the teachers will contact you later this summer with your orientation dates. Families will visit with the teachers in small groups during the week of 9/4. All students in PreK3 and PreK4 will start school on Friday, September 7th for a full day.
- Kindergarten- half of the class will attend on Tuesday, 9/4 for a noon dismissal and the other half will attend on Wednesday, 9/5 for a noon dismissal. The first full day of Kindergarten for all students is on Thursday, September 6th. There will be a Kindergarten orientation on Wednesday, August 22nd for parents only.
- 1st-8th Grade- the first day of school is Tuesday, September 5th which is a noon dismissal with After Care.