April 17, 2019




Lent is almost over. It will end on Holy Thursday. Then we will keep the three holiest days of the year. That is the time from sundown on Holy Thursday to sundown on Easter Sunday. We call these three days the Paschal Triduum. 

"Triduum" is a Latin word meaning "three days". The word "pascal" means "Passover". These three holiest days are the Christian Passover feast.

As we remember and celebrate the three holiest days, let us make an effort to celebrate them in church. 

Happy Easter to all our families. May you be filled with God's Easter joy. 

Please pray for the sick especially Fr. Mink, Ms. Carmen, and baby William Kelley and all the sick of our parish. 

Please pray for the first responders and Armed Forces. 

Please remember in prayer Mary Fay- the mother of Mrs. Dickinson who just died. Mrs. Dickinson also needs our prayers. 

Sheila O'Callaghan

School Notes:

Flynn & O'Hara Uniform Fitting & Orders: Representatives from Flynn & O'Hara will be at St. Ann on Wednesday, May 1 beginning at 8:30 am to measure students and take uniform orders. If you want your child to be measured, please send a note to the teacher and we will send them down for the fitting. You may send in your order form that day or place your order online using this link.  Please click here for the complete order form that includes important information regarding required items items for the 2019-2020 school year. The uniform changes were emailed to parents via Google Group message on Tuesday, April 16 and are included in today's Friday folders. The uniform shoe is an all-black sneaker. Please note that Middle School has a few other modifications, e.g., girls wear tights, boys wear belts, and both have a school sweater, sweater vest, or blazer for formal uniform days. These formal days will be announced in advance and will include public-facing occasions such as special school Masses, visits from the Bishop or other dignitaries, and diocesan Vocations Day. We are getting students ready for high school and will recommend they dress for success in their formal uniforms for high school interviews.  

2019-2020 April-June Calendar:  There is a lot going on at school from now until the end of the year. We will continue to highlight events in the weekly memo but we suggest you refer to the detailed calendar of school events attached here. This might even be fridge-worthy if you want to print it out. 

KudosCongratulations to Julianna M for her 1st place finish in grade 7-8 declamation and Julia N for her 2nd place in grade 5-6 oral interpretation this weekend. Eva K and Emma L are also to be commended for their outstanding performances in the competitive Salesianum speech contest. Thank you, Miss O, for your dedication to imparting invaluable public speaking skills to our students. 

Thank you: Special thanks to Jenn Volzone and Christina Walker for their leadership on the Father-Daughter Dance and to Heidi Klous and Megan Lavelle for spearheading the Middle School Dance. Thank you to the many parent volunteers who made both events possible as well as bags of fun!

Sports Banquet: You can now order your tickets here for the St. Ann's sports banquet on May 23. Don't delay; it's sure to be a sell-out crowd. 


Noon Dismissal: Wednesday, April 17 Easter Break begins with a noon dismissal. No After Care.

Phillies Game: St. Ann's Day at the Phillies game on April 28 at 1pm. It is the Phanatic's birthday so it will be an extra fun day! Click here for more details and ticket information.

School Re-opens: Monday, April 29 we welcome students back from the Easter Break.  

Uniform fitting: Flynn & O'Hara will be at St. Ann School for a uniform fitting on Wednesday, May 1 from 8:30-10:30AM. Let teacher know if you want your child fitted. 

First Communion Rehearsal: at 6PM in church on Tuesday, April 30 for the 9:30AM Mass and on Thursday, May 2 for the 11:30AM Mass.  

First Holy Communion: Our 2nd graders will celebrate the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 4.

May Procession: Tuesday, May 7 at 2 PM is St. Ann School May Procession. 

Confirmation Rehearsal and Mass: Rehearsal is Monday, May 6 at 6PM in the Social Hall. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Thursday, May 9 at 7PM. Candidates and sponsors are to arrive in the Social Hall at 6:15PM.

H&SA meeting: H&SA is planning a spring meeting on Monday, May 13 at 7 pm. Save the date. More info to follow after the Easter break.  

Spanish Mass and Our Lady Of Wilmington presentation -- Tuesday, May 14 at 9:15 am

Spring Festival -- will be May 16 at 6:30 pm. 

More Useful Information

Summer at St. Ann's: We have lined up several camps for summer fun and enrichment for St. Ann students. Click on the Summer Camp page to find out more!  We are offering a premiere Coding Camp June 24-June 27 for Grades 5-8 that will be run by the Philadelphia organization {Coded by:Kids} This organization offers programs to provide young people with intermediate- to advanced-level software development, data science, and user experience design skills. The camp will focus on website development using HTML and CSS. St. Ann's is partially subsidizing this specialized camp to make it affordable to families at the low cost of $175 for 8 hours of instruction (2 hrs/day). This is a great opportunity to learn this exciting tech skill.  Email Principal Grant for more info.

Car line protocol: When you are dropping students off in the car line in the morning from 7:30-7:50 am, the driver should stay in the car. If you need to get out of the car to assist your child(ren), please park on a side street and walk students to school using designated crosswalks. Parents of K-8 children who arrive after 7:50 am should park in front of school and walk students into school and sign students in as late. PreK parents follow the same procedures, except students are not marked as late until after 8:00 am.

Padua Academy Summer Camp: Padua is hosting various summer camp opportunities for girls in grades 6-8. Themes include technology, science, spanish and crafts. Please see the attached flyer for dates, rates & registration details.  

2018-2019 St. Ann School Calendar: Attached here is the current school year list calendar. Please be aware that some dates are subject to change and revisions will be communicated to families. 

2018-2019 Diocesan 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 printable detailed calendar is attached above.

2019-2020 Diocesan Calendar: Attached here is the Diocesan School Calendar for the 2019-2020 school year.












Calendar Events
  • April 2019
    • WedApr24 Easter Holiday
    • ThuApr25 Easter Holiday
    • FriApr26 Easter Holiday
    • MonApr29 School Re-opens
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