This year at Saint Anne Roman Catholic Elementary School, Catholic Education Week will take place from May 6 – May 12th, 2018. During this week, our school community celebrates the unique and distinctive contribution that Catholic Schools make to our students, our community, and the province of Ontario.
Catholic Education Week theme is:
Catholic Education: Renewing the Promise
L’éducation catholique: Renouveler la promesse
Our Catholic Education Week biblical quote, “For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him” (Act 2:39), acknowledges and welcomes opportunity to celebrate the mission of our Catholic schools. As we strive to integrate the Gospel values in every aspect of our school’s life and curriculum and for staff and students to reflect fully on what Renewing the Promise means to them.
Please join us at St. Anne Parish, Sunday, May 6th at 11:00 am as we celebrate our Annual Sharing the Spirit Family Mass. Hope all families and students can make this mass to celebrate as a community.
Our Annual Catholic Education Week Book Fair will take place in our school library from May 7-11. On May 8th our book fair will be opened until 8:00 pm for all parents and students to attend.
On May 7th is Music Monday! 🎵🎵
We will begin our week with a celebration of the power of music across Canada. Students in music classes have been learning this year’s Music Monday Anthem, “Sing it Together” written by Canadian Composers. We are blessed to have a school community that is rich with musical talent. Thank you for your continued love and support of the Arts!
On May 8th is our Spring Dance. The event is from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the Saint Anne gym. Money raised will go directly to support our school. We hope you can join us! Thank you to our School Council for all your hard work and dedication in organizing this fun-filled event for all families in our school community.
On May 9th we will host our Open House from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Please visit the school gymnasium during this time to see our 4th Annual Grade 8 Science Fair which begins at 9:45 am and ends at 3:15 pm. Please make sure to first report to the main school office before proceeding to a classroom or our school gymnasium.
On May 9th, our Folk Dance Team will be representing our school at the Annual Folk Dance Festival. The team consists of students from Grades 4 – 6 and the festival will begin at 7:00 pm at the Kitchener Aud. Thank you to Mrs. Pagett and Mrs. Sawaya-Bester for providing this awesome opportunity for our students.
We look forward to seeing you at Saint Anne Roman Catholic Elementary School during Catholic Education Week. Please join us!
Congratulations to all the students in our community who received the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. These are very important events in a child’s life. May the blessings of our Lord Jesus be poured out from this day onward.
A sincere thank you to all the mothers in our school community. Hoping for a wonderful Mother’s Day on May 13th!
Philip Bruni & Amy Shantz
Wow! What a successful Earth Month we had, Golden Stars! We kicked off Earth Week with our assembly and Thrift Store Fashion Show, which was featured on CTV News. This also began our Value Village Fundrive to support the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Next, we all pitched in and successfully cleaned up our entire school yard. With the spring weather finally here, we are thankful to have a beautiful, clean yard to play in!
We also held our Earth Hour campaign at school to reduce our electricity usage and asked all families to take an at home pledge, as well. Did your family achieve their goal?
Then we held our very first Zero Waste Lunch Challenge. Congratulations to Mme Bolohan’s Grade 3’s who won the challenge with 76.5% of her students bringing in a zero waste lunch!
Finally, we celebrated all our successes by wearing green on our Live Green Spirit Day. Even though Earth Month has come to an end, be sure to continue doing all you can do both at home and at school to reduce waste, conserve energy, and minimize your carbon footprint.
Stay green, Golden Stars!
REMINDER: It’s time to order your 2017-18 Yearbook!
- This year our yearbook cover will feature the artwork of the winner of our student art contest themed “People of Hope”
- Once again, the 76-page yearbook will be filled with our school year memories including class pages, graduates’ portraits and quotes, school events, and more!
- You will also have the option to capture your own favourite moments from throughout the year in your two personal pages at no additional cost!
- Finally, in partnership with Trees for the Future (trees.org) for every yearbook Saint Anne community purchases TreeRing will plant a tree!
- Price: $13USD for Soft Cover or $19.95 USD for Hard Cover book (price includes tax & delivery if ordered by May 23rd)
Please note: since our school community has moved to an “all-online” environment yearbooks can now be purchased only at Treering.com
To get started on Treering.com log into your existing account or go to:
- Enter our school’s passcode: 101424809138569
- Order deadline: Wednesday May 23rd
- Orders before May 23rd include delivery to school
- Orders after May 23rd will incur additional shipping costs
- All personal pages must be completed by May 23rd
Curious what our yearbooks look like?
- Saint Anne School Library Learning Commons has copies of past yearbooks.
Please join us at St. Anne Parish on Sunday, May 5th at 11am, Everyone is invited to celebrate our our faith as a School Community on this day.
The WCDSB Multi-Year Strategic Plan Survey is one of the most important vehicles we have available to us to assess our efficacy against the Strategic Plan, and also to influence and shape the new Strategic Plan. We HOPE to have MANY more voices heard!
Summer (YOU)th Volunteers
HAVE YOU HEARD?
Kitchener Public Library has exciting volunteer opportunities for (you)th who are entering Grades 9—12 in the fall. Share a few hours of your time, and help us create awesome programs for the community. In return, you will boost your résumé, discover more about the library, and have fun collecting service hours for high school graduation.
APPLY NOW KPL Volunteer
DEADLINE: SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018
Jump Rope For Heart
St. Anne’s is pleased to be holding a Heart and Stroke Foundation “ Jump Rope For Heart” event during May 14-16th, 2018. All money raised will support the Heart and Stroke Foundation in their mission to promote children’s health and fund vital heart and stroke research.
Jump Rope for Heart encourages kids to get active by skipping and participating in skipping centre activities and “hoop for heart” activities. Students collect pledges for heart and stroke research. They also learn the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and giving back to their community. Your child will participate in this great event during his/her physical education block.
St. Anne’s will also receive a portion of proceeds back from the Heart and Stroke Foundation to support the purchase of physical education equipment for our school.
We need your help to reach our School fundraising goal of $6000.
Please help support your child’s fundraising efforts by registering them online at JumpRopeForHeart.ca and by sending out donation requests to friends, family and colleagues. Online fundraising is the quickest way to reach all of your contacts and online donors receive an automatic tax receipt. Congratulations to Cayleigh McQuinn who has already raised $200, My Lan Tight who has already raised $200, and Alexandra Rose who has already raised $150 on-line. They are the recipients of our early-bird prizes!
If you need assistance, please visit jumpropeforheart.ca and check out our step by step “how-to” resources.
Each student has already brought home a pledge envelope to collect cash and cheque donations in
person. Please ensure that their pledge envelope is returned by the end of the Jump Event, May 16th, 2018.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Fit Bit May 2018
Sports Snacks for Kids!
Water is all you need!
A common myth is that kids need sports or energy drinks to improve their performance. Water is the best choice to hydrate before, during and after physical activity.
It is rare that children or youth need a sports drink. These products are designed for athletes who exercise intensely for a long period of time and cannot eat, for example, athletes that participate in triathlons.
Energy drinks can be dangerous for children and youth due to their high caffeine content and should be avoided.
Fuelling Sports Performance
Recreational sports do not usually increase children’s energy requirements. Children’s nutrition needs can be met through a healthy diet, as recommended by Canada’s Food Guide.
If you think your child’s participation in sports may require a specialized diet or supplements, consult with a Registered Dietitian for guidance.
Food Provided After the Game
Sometimes caregivers reward kids for participating or winning with indulgent food. This can create an unhealthy relationship with food as children may start to expect treats every time they are physically active. Providing rewards for being physically active also takes away from the enjoyment and reward of the activity itself.
Sometimes teams decide to bring food to the field after games or practices. If kids are hungry after physical activity, try these snack ideas:
- Fruit kebabs – put grapes, berries, melon or other fruit on a skewer
- Berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries)
- Melon slices or cubes
- Raw vegetable sticks (i.e. carrots, bell peppers) and hummus
- For a more substantial snack, try cheese strings and whole grain crackers
Don’t forget to rinse fruit and vegetables before preparing and serving!