From the Desk of the Principal: August 12

08-12-2019NewsletterMrs. Abigale Carpenter

Welcome Crusaders

Welcome to the new school year! In order to enhance our home and school communication, the weekly news will be available through our school website (typically posted each Sunday evening for your convenience). Please explore each of the drop down menus on our home page for all school related information!

Read more about the new faculty and staff members that are joining Saint Anne Catholic School this year.

A lot of important paper work is coming home with your child this week. Please take the time to read each carefully, sign to represent your acknowledgement, and return them to school with your child. You can also download the handbook here.

Please be sure to use the crosswalks and park in the designated parking areas (parking OR dropping off students in front of the school, parish, and religious education buildings is not permitted). We also ask that you obey our dedicated students who volunteer to serve as crossing guards - keeping everyone safe. We greatly appreciate your support and cooperation. Thank you!


From the Desk of the Principal: August Newsletter

08-01-2019NewsletterMrs. Abigale Carpenter

Dear Saint Anne Families,

I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer vacation. The faculty and staff of Saint Anne School are working hard to prepare for the 2019-2020 school year. We know how exciting and challenging a new school year can be for both children and their families. To help ease this transition I'd like to provide you with some information on upcoming events. Participating in these events is a great way to get to know the teachers, staff, and fellow parents/caregivers who form such a wonderful and caring community around our children. You are also encouraged to contact the office with any questions. As a reminder the classroom supplies lists can be found here.


Announcing our New Prinicpal and Vice Principal

06-13-2019NewsletterMsgr. Gregory W. Gordon

Dear Saint Anne School Parents,

I am very pleased to announce the hiring of St. Anne's new principal, Abigale Carpenter, beginning this 2019-2020 school year. Most of you are already familiar with Mrs. Carpenter, as we welcomed her last year as out fifth grade teacher. Mrs. Carpenter's qualifications for her new role include a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Ohio Dominican University, with her Principal's licensure. In addition, her extensive experience as a lead teacher for six year will be invaluable as we advance the programs of our school. Mrs. Carpenter has been a wonderful addition to St. Anne, and her continued contributions as Principal portend to be outstanding.


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Principal's Corner

We met with a few of you, along with our teachers over the past few weeks. During this transition, we are prioritizing a few things:

  • Being prepared for next school year
  • Having open lines of communication
  • Ensuring transparency in our budget

Fun Fare proceeds to be used for summer projects ($30,000 plus donation of $4,000)

  • Privacy screening will be installed on the fence along Bonita Avenue.
  • Playground equipment will be repaired or replaced as needed.
  • Carpets in PreK and Kindergarten: looking at carpets in all classrooms to see which one needs replacement and making a schedule to replace several of them over the next few years.
—Cathy Thompson (Superintendent) and Kathleen Daulton


From the Desk of the Principal: April Newsletter

04-01-2019NewsletterMs. Mary Beth Zentner

Happy Spring!

It is wonderful to see the blue skies of April upon us. What a wonderful time of year and even more so as we prepare to celebrate the Easter season! The days are getting longer and we are rapidly approaching the end of our school year.

There are many things to look forward to this month and next. The Forensics tournament will be held at OLLV on Thursday, April 4th. Multicultural Day will be on April 9th – we look forward to sharing about all the different countries our students have studied this year!

Easter Vacation begins after school on April 12th. This is a full day of school where our 8th grade will once again be presenting the Living Stations of the Cross. This is a very special presentation and I encourage you to join us at 9AM in the church.


From the Desk of the Principal: March Newsletter

03-01-2019NewsletterMs. Mary Beth Zentner

Looks like we are “March”ing into another great month at St. Anne!

We kick off the month with volleyball season beginning. We look forward to cheering on our Crusaders!

We will be attending mass for Ash Wednesday on the 6th. The students will be participating in Stations of the Cross each Friday in March at 1:30PM in the church. Please join us if you are able.

Following last month’s snow day, the Diocesan Science Fair was rescheduled to the 12th at St. Francis de Sales. This follows the Geography Bee, which will be held at St. Viator on March 5th.

Our annual Book Fair will be held the week of March 18th. Mrs. Solomon has been busy preparing to make this the best Book Fair ever. If you would like to earn some volunteer hours, please let the office know. There will be opportunities to help all week!


From the Desk of the Principal: February Newsletter

02-01-2019NewsletterMs. Mary Beth Zentner

And just like that, January has flown by, making way for lots of February fun!

As we end Catholic Schools Week, I want to express my continued appreciation for the sacrifices you make to send your child to Saint Anne. We are so blessed to have these wonderful children with us every day. They are a bright light in a very complicated world!

I hope you’ve been dusting off those lab coats and goggles, because we have two science fairs coming up this month! The Saint Anne Science Fair will be held on Thursday, February 7th, and our winners will then head to the Diocesan Science Fair on Thursday, February 21st. Come cheer on your fellow Crusaders and learn some new things!


From the Desk of the Principal: January Newsletter

01-01-2019NewsletterMs. Mary Beth Zentner

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2019!

I hope you have had a wonderful, restful Christmas Holiday. As we begin the second half of the school year, we have much to look forward to as the New Year commences.

Our 8th grade will be taking their graduation photos on January 8 – there is nothing like cap and gown pictures to realize graduation is just around the corner for our oldest Crusaders! Kindergarten will also take graduation photos on the 8th as well.

We will be looking forward to Catholic Schools Week, which occurs beginning January 27. The week will be full of fun activities and service projects that focus on the theme for this year: “Catholic Schools: Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed”. Look for more information to come in early January.


From the Desk of the Principal: December Newsletter

12-01-2018NewsletterMs. Mary Beth Zentner

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We hope you all had a wonderful, restful Thanksgiving Holiday. As we begin the season of Advent, looking forward to the birth of Jesus, we have much to be thankful for and much to anticipate!

We kick off our month with the Holiday Ornament Decorating, sponsored by All Fired Up. We are looking for some parents to help on December 4th. Please come to the office to sign up to assist with this fun event. Information is also on the school website.

In celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, there is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, December 12th. The teachers will be at school that day, completing our active assailant training.


From the Desk of the Principal: November Newsletter

11-01-2018NewsletterMs. Mary Beth Zentner

Thank you to all for a wonderful October. With the coming of November, the school is celebrating an amazing Fun Fair weekend. We have so much gratitude to our entire school community for the support and assistance with this event. We couldn’t do it without you!

Winter uniforms begin on Thursday, November 1st. This is also All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation. Our students will be attending mass as a school community at 9AM. We welcome our parents to join us!

Our school picture day is the 6th and all students need to wear their winter uniform for pictures. PE uniforms will not be worn on picture day.

Our first trimester ends on Friday, November 2nd. Look for Report Cards to be distributed soon after.