April 4, 2020


Please click here to read an Easter Message from Father Mink. 

Please click here for a Holy Week message from Pope Francis. 


by Principal Pat Grant 

We can take great pride in the outstanding job we have all done-- teachers, parents, students-- in adapting to the challenging times of these past weeks. We have successfully completed 3 full weeks of online learning as we head into another half-week before we begin our Easter Break, adhering to the Diocesan guidelines. For the most part, I have heard how much families are looking forward to this break to relax and recharge. We will be poised and ready to hit the cloud running on Monday, April 20. 

Teachers will provide resources for students/families who are interested in enrichment or remediation over the break. This will also be a good time to catch up on any outstanding assignments.  Although classes will not be in session, teachers will be encouraging students to keep reading. If you are running low on books at home, you might be interested in free digital libraries now available through St. Ann's -- EPIC (grades K-3) and MyOn (grades 4-8). NOTE: Do not sign up on your own; your child's teacher will have login information for the free school version.  You can contact Amanda McLain for questions about EPIC and Alison Ray for questions about MyOn. Our reading support person Kathy Watson can help with either EPIC or MyOn.

I have already shared some of the great resources and activities that our specials teachers have put together. 

 Reading Support  Physical Education  Spanish  Chinese  Music/Band  Counselor  Tech Lit  Art

Until we are able to provide instruction in these areas, these specials are offered on an OPTIONAL basis for student enrichment and enjoyment. We want to continue to offer a well-rounded program; our students love these subjects! At this time, there is no requirement that students complete the assignments or that parents become Spanish tutors, art teachers etc. Nevertheless, I hope you and your child will hop onto these sites, which have a lot of fun and engaging activities that will give them practice to retain skills and explore areas of interest.  


Even though students are at home and under your supervision, they are still enrolled students at St. Ann School and thus remain subject to the SAS School Handbook and Diocesan Acceptable Use Policy that parents and students signed at the start of the school year. Students in grades 5-8 who are using SAS Chromebooks have additional responsibilities as outlined by Mrs. Fetters in her March 14 Chromebook Acceptable Use email. 

This will be the last weekly memo until April 18. Daily announcements will continue Monday through Wednesday this week. The last online classes before break will finish at noon on Wednesday. 

Stay in touch with St. Ann School on Facebook. You might also be interested in joining St. Ann Church's new Facebook group.


Following is a message from St. Ann School parent Sarah Raughley with a suggestion for a way to extend kindness and sympathy to the Quinn family in their time of sorrow.  

Dear St. Ann Families, 

        Many of you have asked for ways that you can help the Quinn family during this difficult time. We thought that giving gift cards for food or groceries would be the best idea for now. If you would like, please purchase gift cards such as Grub Hub or Door Dash or Visa so that Carrie can decide what is better for her family. You can drop off the cards to Dead Presidents Pub at 608 N. Union St., Wilmington, between 3pm and 7pm any day of the week. We are blessed to be part of such a wonderful, caring community and your support is greatly appreciated!   

Sarah A. Raughley




Wed, Apr 8: half-day. Start of Easter break. 

Mon, Apr 20: Students return to online learning.


The 2020-2021 Tuition Agreement forms were due on March 28, 2020.  Please click here for Fr. Mink's letter.  Please click here for the tuition policy forms.  Please click here for the FACTS 2020-21 Tuition Agreement forms.  If you have not returned the tuition forms, please scan and email them to Btsaldaris@thesaintannschool.org. Thank you.


Yearbooks are available for purchase directly through Lifetouch, our yearbook publisher. Please follow the link to access the order page. Lifetouch Yearbook Order link


Amazon Smile: Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support St. Ann's every time you shop, at no cost to you. Next time you want to make a purchase through Amazon, sign up for Amazon Smile via this Amazon Smile link. Save it to your favorites or bookmark it.  That way, every time you buy, Amazon will donate 0.5% to St. Ann's. It's just that simple!


More Useful Information

2020-2021 Official CDOW School Calendar is now available here. This comes from the Catholic Schools Office. First day of school for students is Sept 1, 2020. NOTE: This is before Labor Day.















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