During the season of Lent, the students of Saint Anne have done many extra things and said special prayers to prepare themselves for the feast of Easter on Sunday, April 1st. We celebrated Easter Season with our Bread Ceremony led by Mrs. McQuinn, Mr. Lisi and their students on Holy Thursday, in our school gymnasium. Following the Bread Ceremony, in the afternoon Mr Delic and his students led us with the Stations of the Cross. You are invited to our School Easter Mass on Thursday, April 5th at 1:00 pm at St. Anne Parish. We hope to see you there!
Our Grade 7 students on Tuesday, April 17th will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Anne Parish. Please keep these students and their families in your prayers during this special time.
Our Grade 2 students will receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Saturday, April 21st and April 28th and 29th at St. Anne Parish. Please keep these students and their families in your prayers during this special time.
April will be a very busy month as we also begin preparations for our Earth Week (April 23 – April 27).
Please note that our annual Catholic Education Week is also be here quickly and will take place during the week of May 7-11. Please watch for more information about all the activities taking place during Catholic Education Week and join us when you can.
Philip Bruni & Amy Shantz
St. Anne School Library Learning Commons
Award Winning Canadian Author
is coming to St. Anne’s!
Friday April 6, 2018
Forest of Reading Silver Birch and Red Maple Award Winner
Eric Walters will be showcasing literacy during two presentations for students in Grades 4 to Grade 8.
He will also be autographing and selling copies of his books as time allows. If there are specific titles you would like him to bring for purchase or you would like to view the order form please send an email to Cathy.Kocevar@wcdsb.ca t
His full bio can be seen here. Eric Walters Bio
Parents are welcome to attend!
Some titles you may recognize.
The Forest of Reading is going strong!
The grade 7 students are now presenting each Blue Spruce nominated title to all Primary Grades. They will also be creating the voting boxes for each book. Looking forward to seeing their creativity!
Students in the Silver Birch and Red Maple programs are wrapping up reading their minimum 5 titles to receive their voting ballot.
Voting will take place the 3rd week in April. Stay tuned for pictures, the voting results and for a very special surprise announcement for a Forest of Reading event happening in May!
Scholastic Book Fair is back for spring!
May 8, 9, 10, 2018
The St. Anne Stars trained for months to strengthen skills for the work force of the future. Two days of Skills Canada competitions proved that our Golden Stars are ready for the demands and the innovative thinking required to become successful adults. Our Junior and Intermediate teams, together with more than 400 students from WCDSB, planned out and built prototypes using LEGO to create solutions for the future. They attended workshops at Inksmith to learn to program 3D printers and actually print their innovative product. They designed and framed with wood creating solutions for housing. They used Scratch (a coding program) to create a story about a social justice issue (Junior), and solve a sustainability issue (Intermediate). They programmed a robot to follow directions and accomplish tasks. Finally, our video editing teams used Stop Motion to create their own dynamic videos. We are so proud of the results! The students worked hard, collaborated well, both with St. Anne group members and students from other schools, and definitely showed school spirit throughout the entire competition.
Congratulations to our Skills Canada teams.
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Fit Bit April 2018
From Seed to Table!
Gardening is a fun, hands-on activity that teaches children where food comes from and is a great family activity. Growing food can help foster healthy eating habits and attitudes as children are often willing to eat fresh vegetables and fruit that they have grown.
Include children in all stages of the gardening process. They can plant the seeds, water and feed the plant, pick the produce, and help to prepare a meal.
Growing a Cherry Tomato Plant
- A package of cherry tomato seeds
- A small pot, seed tray, clean yogurt container, egg shell, or newspaper folded into a container shape
- A spoon or small hand-held shovel
- Seed starting soil
- An outdoor pot
- Start planting in April, unless the seed package says to start at a different time.
- Fill the pot with the seed starting soil and level out the top.
- Place the seed on top and cover with a small layer of soil. Water the seed.
- Place in a warm and sunny place.
- As the plant grows, remember to water and use fertilizer. (Read the directions on the seed bottle or box for frequency and guidance.)
- Transfer the seedling into an outdoor pot and place it outside after the last frost (June). For the first few days outdoors, keep the plant in a shadier spot away from the wind.
Caprese Salad Skewers
Makes 15-20 skewers
- 15-30 cherrytomatoes picked from plant
- 1 bunch of fresh basil
- 1 container reduced-fat bocconcini mozzarella cheese (20% M.F.)
- Balsamic vinegar
- 1 package of small skewers
Place one cherry tomato, bocconcini and basil leaf onto a skewer.
Once all skewers are complete, place on a plate and lightly drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
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