May 20, 2019



The readings of Eastertime are exciting and easy to understand. They tell about the apostles and missionaries and their adventures after Jesus rose from death. The apostles preached the good news and baptized those who came to believe in Jesus. The Holy Spirit was with them always as they went about teaching and preaching the good news. 

During the school year we have learned about many saints. On May 19 we remember St. Pope John the 1st. He lived during the sixth century. It was a time of wars. The king wanted him to change his teaching but pope John refused. The king put him in prison, where he died. 

On May 20 we remember Rose Hawthorne who was born in 1851, in Massachusetts. Rose worked among the poor who were dying of cancer. She even built homes for them. 

May 20th is also the memorial of Bernadine, a Franciscan priest. He traveled all over Italy preaching about Jesus. He encouraged devotion to the name of Jesus.

There are many saints we can emulate. Find a book on the lives of the saints. They are exciting to read about, especially if you enjoy learning about history.

Please pray for the sick especially Fr. Mink, Ms. Carmen, Babs Gordon, baby William Kelley and Kate Schubert.

Our Armed Forces and First Responders need our prayers everyday. Please pray for them.


Sheila O'Callaghan

School Notes:

BIG Thank you: Thank you to the host of volunteers who have helped out with the many fun activities over the last two weeks! We are so thankful to all who contributed so much of your time and energy to these wonderful worthwhile events including book fair volunteers headed up by Summer McMenamin and Kelli Toth, boxtops shop volunteers organized by Michelle Higgins, Middle School dance volunteers organized by Heidi Klous and Meghan Lavelle and the Spring Festival organized by faculty members Caroline Jeannette, Kelly Donilon, Amanda McLain and Elise Sheetz and H&SA Execs Kristin Camp and Cristalyn Johnson. Thanks also to the great turnout on Monday night at the H&SA spring meeting. All are welcome to join the fun by volunteering for a school event. More fun on the agenda and more opportunities to volunteer this week! 

Sad News: I am sorry to share the sad news that our crossing guard Craig Price passed away suddenly yesterday. Our SAS family will miss him-- he was always so friendly and cheerful.  We will send condolences on behalf of the school, but if any of you want to send individual condolences, you can send them to the school and we will forward to his brother Wayne, who is the crossing guard at Union and Delaware. 

Spirit Week: Spirit week will take place on May 20-24. Please see the attached flier to see the themes for each day of the week. For color day on Friday, click here to see what color your child's class will be wearing. The handbook policy (pg 9) regarding appropriate attire on casual days is in effect during Spirit Week. Reminder: shorts must be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.Tank tops and backless tops are not permitted. Flip-flops, crocs and open-backed shoes are also not allowed. 

Band & Choir Concert: Tuesday, May 21 at 6 pm. Our talented SAS musicians and choir members have a delightful show in store for you!

Field Day: Volunteers are needed, specifically for the middle school events (grades 5-8) to help with our Field Day May 24 from 8-11:30 am. It is held at Rockford Park and students in Kindergarten- 8th will participate. If you are interested in volunteering please click here. Thank you in advance for all you do to make this event and all of our activities fun for the students. Please remember all volunteers must have a current background check on file with St. Ann School.

Reading Between the Waves: We are offering a fun reading experience at SAS to help students avoid the "summer slide." Students with their parents are invited to come back to the "beach" at St. Ann's on Wednesday afternoons in late June and July to take out books, take AR quizzes and win fun prizes. What a great way to stay connected with reading and friends over the summer! Fliers with more information are in today's Friday folder.


Team Trivia Night St. Ann Beach Party Team Trivia Night Saturday, May 18. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Trivia starts at 7:00 PM  St. Ann School Social Hall $200 per table of 8 people ($25 per person)

Sports Banquet: Order your tickets here for the St. Ann's sports banquet on May 23

Field Day: Is Friday, May 24 for children in grades K-8th. Students arrive to school at regular time, by 7:50am. We will walk to Rockford Park with our church buddies around 8:15 am. Please make sure children have sunscreen applied PRIOR to coming to school and bring a disposable water bottle. H&S will provide water for refills! There is a noon dismissal. Students must be dismissed from school. We can not allow any students to be dismissed from Rockford Park. 

No School: Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day holiday.

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

More Useful Information

SAS Fundraiser at King Garden Restaurant : One of our SAS families, the Zhuo family, has generously offered to donate a portion of their sales back to St. Ann School. This fundraiser is valid from now until June 12, 2019. Please present the voucher that was sent home in Friday folder and attached here. To place an order, visit their website, or call your order in at 302-655-3530. King Garden is located at 2511 W. 4th St. Participation is unlimited until June 12th.

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.

Summer Stage at St. Helena's: Joe Louden and Tori Healy are running a summer musical theater camp at St. Helena's from July 8 to 19 for students in grades 3-12. Frozen, Jr. will be performed by the camp on July 19 & 20. Click here for more information about the Summer Stage on St. Helena's website or read the attached flier. 

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 flier 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
  • May 2019
    • TueMay21 Band Concert and Children Choir 6:00 PM
    • FriMay24 Noon Dismissal

      Field Day

      After Care available

    • MonMay27 Memorial Day Holiday No School
    • ThuMay30 3rd Grade Memorial Day visit to Kentmere Nursing Home 1:00 PM
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