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December Newsletter

 Administration Message

“Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.” Pope Francis

The holiday season is rapidly approaching and the busy schedule of activities here at Saint Anne is sure to keep students excited, learning and thinking of others.  Although there is no snow on the ground YET the Christmas season is here! We want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for continually cheering on your child(ren)! Whether supporting them with their learning, enriching their learning at school with follow-up activities at home or some of the many sports and other events. The home school connection between student, parent and school working together and supporting each other, is what helps to increase student achievement and well-being. We look forward to continuing the journey together in the new year.

Our School Council has done a great job of fundraising through Vesey’s and Fresh From the Farm. The proceeds from these fundraising efforts go to enhancing opportunities within our school. Our thanks go out to all families and friends who have supported our school through fundraising and all the hard work from our council members.

At this time of year, it is important to reflect on the many wonderful things in our lives and community. Keeping this in mind our Angel tree is shining bright in the front foyer of the school and there are still some little Angels to be picked. Please return all Angels and gifts by Monday, December 11th.

School Advent ~ Actions of Faith Events:

  • Whole-School Advent Celebrations in the gym
  • Classroom Activities on Advent
  • Advent Mass, December 12th at St. Anne Parish at 9:45am
  • Take a Walk to Bethlehem and School Census
  • Christmas Concert, Dec. 20th in gym
  • Christmas Angel Tree Drive
  • Christmas Activities (individual classrooms)
  • Santa for Seniors

We hope that you will be able to join us with these events and celebrations.

On behalf of our entire Saint Anne School team we would like to wish each and every one a very Merry Christmas. I hope you spend time enjoying what matters most in life—family, friends, and faith. May you be filled with joy and peace. Thank you for blessing each of us with your children each and every day.

Merry Christmas!

Philip Bruni    &     Amy Shantz
Principal                Vice-Principal


December 8th is a PD Day and there is NO school for students and for students in the extended day program.

French Immersion Brochure/Information Night

To access our brochure click on the link below.

French Immersion Parent Information Booklet

To learn when our Information nights are, please click below. 

French Immersion Information Nights

Boy’s Volleyball

Congratulations to the Boys’ Volleyball Team for a tremendous season. The boys finished a perfect 11- 0 for the season, culminating in winning the Waterloo Catholic District School Board Regional Championship at RIM Park. The boys demonstrated a high degree of skill, teamwork, and impressive determination. The team members are: Justin G., Anthony I., Devonte A., Nate N., Lucas L., Christian C., Jonah B., Declan H., Matthew G., Nicolas A., Christopher K., Alex G., Will M., Cooper B., Bruce F., and Owen F. The coach is Mr. Lisi. Great job guys!

Thanks Mr. Lisi for a fantastic job Coaching!!

St. Anne’s Choir

Congrats to the choir who did an amazing job performing the O’Canada at the Rangers Game.  Way to go, Golden Stars! 

 The Calm Minds Club is up and running.  Do you need some chill out time?  Do you want to give your mind a break?  We will engage in Christian meditation, scripture readings, singing Praise and Worship songs and more!  Special thanks to the Grade 4 boys Jack, Quinton, and Phoenix for taking a special interest in helping to start this club and be student leaders.  Calm Minds Club is open to various grades at recess times so listen to announcements to know when it is your lucky turn to attend!     

ME to WE Guest Speaker

On Wednesday, November 29, the grades 4-8 students heard a keynote speech from Mark Quattrocchi, who biked around the world to raise money for WE initiatives. Students learned 3 simple steps that they can do right now to take action and make the world a better place. Mark’s incredible story truly represented what it means to be a person of HOPE, and left everyone inspired to “be the change they wish to see in the world.”

 Please take some time to speak with your child to learn how they plan to move from ME to WE in their own lives!

 If you or your child would like more information about participating in Take Action Camp or Me to We Volunteer trips, links can be found on the link below. 

Mark Quattrocchi

People of Hope