Congratulations to Vella Giglio-Chiasson as she recently was appointed Principal at St. Daniel School. It was very fitting that the Faith in Action Pilgrimage Cross last journey between elementary schools in our school board was between Saint Anne and St. Daniel. We wish her all the best in her new position!
At this time, please join me in welcoming our newly appointed Vice Principal Sandra Labelle. Sandra comes with a wealth of knowledge and expertise working with students of all ages. She is very keen and excited in working with our school community.
The season of Advent begins on Sunday, December 2nd. In this eventful season, the students and staff of Saint Anne Roman Catholic Elementary School are trying to make Advent what it should be – a time of simple living, extra prayer and preparation for a new coming of Jesus. During the Advent season, we open our hearts and minds as we wait for the coming of Jesus. We wait for from to be born again in our hearts, our classrooms, our homes, the playground, our parish community, and in the whole world.
To this end, we will be involved in a variety of activities such as:
- Advent Reconciliation for grades 3-8 on December 6th in the gym
- Advent Mass, December 10 at St. Anne Parish at 1:30 pm
- Classroom Activities on Advent
- Journey to Bethlehem Administration Class Visits
- School Census
- Christmas Concert, Dec. 19th in gym
- Christmas Angel Tree Drive
- Santa for Seniors
We hope that you will be able to join us with these events and celebrations.
A gentle reminder that we are on Twitter! Follow our school: @stannestars. You may also visit our school website without a Twitter account to see our recent tweets. Our school website is https://stannekitchener.wcdsb.ca/
The staff of Saint Anne wishes our students and their families a Christmas season filled with peace, joy, and love, and many blessings in the New Year 2019.
We’ll see everyone back at school on Monday, January 7th, 2019.
Philip Bruni & Sandra Labelle
Our first walk-abouts are complete! You can check out your class’ results on our Eco bulletin board outside the EcoStation. Overall, our school is doing a fantastic job conserving energy and using our recycling and composting bins appropriately. Our goal is to improve our score for garbage by remembering to only put school garbage in our garbage cans, and to put anything that belongs in the blue, white, and green bins in there instead of in the garbage can. Any garbage from home must be boomeranged back home.
With Christmas just around the corner, we often see an increase in the amount of waste we produce both at school and at home. Remember to be mindful of composting all those extra food scraps, and recycling any packaging or wrapping that you can. To help you remember what goes where, below is a sign to hang in your home as a helpful reminder!
To help conserve energy, the St. Anne’s EcoTeam will again be holding our Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Day on the last day of school before the Christmas Break, December 21. We will be turning the heat DOWN, so bundle UP in your most festive, tacky, and warm Christmas sweaters to help make it a GREEN Christmas here at St. Anne’s!
Stay green, Golden Stars!
Prepare to be dazzled, entertained, and amazed on December 19…it’s our annual Christmas Concert! All classes are working diligently to prepare heartfelt performances to get our whole community in the Christmas spirit! There will be a morning performance at 9:45 and an afternoon performance at 1:30. As our community is growing and space is extremely limited, we are only offering 2 tickets to each performance per family. Tickets will be coming home with the oldest or only children in the near future. We hope to see you there!
SANTA TO SENIORS
Once again St. Anne’s has partnered with the Paramedics of Waterloo Region to assist with their Santa to Seniors program. This program grants Christmas wishes for seniors who would otherwise have no family to visit them during the holiday season.
St. Anne’s students are creating hand-made cards to send to the seniors to let them know that they are being thought of and cared for this Christmas. We are so proud of the kindness and thoughtfulness demonstrated by our Golden Stars!