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Weekly News & Notes

ADVENT IS ALMOST HERE!
We know it's coming, but yet it seems to sneak up on us every year. Add the seemingly endless to-do lists, school and family activities and obligations and the true meaning of this time of anticipation can get lost. As parents of Catholic School students, there are ways to keep the season's religious traditions alive and to connect with our children and restore the hope and joy of the season. Check out this valuable resource provided by the National Catholic Education Association's (NCEA) Parent Newsletter. Advent is almost here!

TWO GREAT PARENTING DISCUSSIONS/PRESENTATIONS 
Two presentations coming up next week offer the opportunity for parents to hear about and discuss some important topics. 

Parent Workshop on Bullying Intervention - Nov. 19
Join the Stoughton Areas School District for an engaging and informative workshop to gain an increased understanding of emotional and physical violence - especially relational aggression and cyberbullying - and their impacts. "Bullying Intervention and Communication Skills: Knowledge and Tools for all parents" on Tues. Nov. 19 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Stoughton Area School District (SASD) Office, 320 North St. Light refreshments will be served and there will be several door prizes. There is no fee for the event. If you plan to attend or have questions, please contact Anne Fimreite at anne.fimreite@stoughton.k12.us or 608-877-5511. 

Raising Kids in a Culture of Confusion: One Catholic Couple's Response - Nov. 21
Free Catholic parenting presentation by Gina and John Loehr 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 1250 E. Racine St., Janesville. For more info, see the Raising Kids in a Culture of Confusion: One Couple's Response flyer or facebook event page.


CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT
Check out the monthly newsletter features that shine a light on different classes at St. Ann School. To learn more about 2nd grade teacher, Traci Brennan, see Classroom Spotlight: 2nd Grade, Traci Brennan. Meet 1st grade teacher Robert Cohen-Wichner, here Classroom Spotlight: 1st Grade. For a parent perspective, check out this interview with Stephanie Bailey, parent of 1st grade student, Grace, and learn about the Bailey family's connection to St. Ann's. Classroom Spotlight: 1st Grade - Bailey Family. And, get to know a bit more about Kindergarten teacher, Abbie Boehm in the article here Classroom Spotlight: Kindergarten

FOCUS ON ST. ANN ALUM: GABBI UNITAN
Many St. Ann alum are doing wonderful things right here in Stoughton and across the country. The school newsletters periodically shine a light on some of those wonderful former St. Ann students. In the most recent newsletter, Gabriella Unitan, St. Ann Class of 2016, is featured. Gabbi and her family - Mom, Jennifer; Dad, Brian; and brother, Tom (St. Ann Class of 2018), continue to be active parish members. See here to find out what Gabbi has been up to - in addition to being the "Belle" of the ball... Alum Focus: Gabbi Unitan

VISION TESTING - NOV. 20
The Lions Club will be doing vision testing on Nov. 20. See flyer to learn more. Lions Club Vision Testing

WEEKLY NEWS
Want to see past editions of the weekly newsletters? See the "newsletters" tab in the main menu bar. 


TURN YOUR TRASH INTO TREASURE
The Trash to Treasure fundraising committee is hard at work making "magic" with things you might otherwise throw away. Check out the long list of valuable, recyclable items and start making some "fundraising magic" with your own trash. Simply bring in the items on the list to the school recycling area (near the gym doors on the N. Harrison side of the building) or, in some cases, submit codes online to the St. Ann's account. Trash to Treasure - 2019/20

SHOP WITH SCRIP! NEW INCENTIVES FOR PARTICIPATION
This year, the Scrip program is offering a fantastic incentive that allows you to support the school while you are shopping for things you already buy - AND you earn extra money for doing so! To learn more about the scrip program and this new incentive, check out the letter from Committee Chair, Jim Opitz or contact Jim directly. Scrip Incentive - 2019/20

 

NEED LOGO WEAR?
 
Browse stylish St. Ann logo wear items here. If you have questions or want to place an order, contact Tonya Kleven. The next deadline for BYOC (bring your own clothing) for embroidery or logo wear orders will be Friday, October 11. 

Calendar Notes

WHAT'S UP THIS WEEK...

  • Mon. 12/9
        - All School Mass, 8:00 a.m. (Immaculate Conception Holy Day)
        - Adoration, 12:00-1:00 p.m. 
  • Tues. 12/10
         -  Angel Choir, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
         -  H&S Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

  • Wed. 12/11
          - CTM's A Christmas Carol, Grades 4-8, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
          - Communal Penance, Public Religion Classes Grades 6-12, Open to All, 6:45-8:00 p.m.
  • Thurs. 12/12
         - Communal Penance, School Grades 3-8, Open to All, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
  • Fri. 12/13
         - NO School Mass
         - Middle School Holiday Bazaar, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Healy Hall
         - 8th Grade Babysitting Fundraiser for Washington, D.C., Field Trip, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
            
  • ONGOING ITEMS:
    - Set up your ongoing scrip order or purchase what you need for the week
    - Get some delicious Just Coffee
    - Bring in any box tops, soup labels or other valuable "trash" that we can turn into treasure. To see a list of what can be transformed into treasure see Trash to Treasure - 2019/20


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Lunch Schedule 

Monday, December 9
BBQ Pork Riblet Sandwich (Walker/Brumley) 

Tuesday, December 10
Hard Shell Beef Tacos (Quam/Frey)

Wednesday, December 11
Sub Sandwich (Sarbacker)

Thursday, December 12
Chicken Parmesan (Hembrook)

Friday, December 13
Mini Corn Dogs (Erickson)


Fresh salad bar also available every day! 
 
Note: Names in parentheses indicate families scheduled for lunch/recess duty each day.

Mission Moments

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL,
KARA ROISUM

Therefore, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who causes the growth. (1 Corinthians: 3:7) 

During the summer when I am able to take time off from school, one of my favorite hobbies is tending to my gardens. Ask me to dust, and I will find any excuse not to; ask me to pull up each tiny weed among my lilies, however, and I’m on it. I enjoy digging my hands deep into the soil, and I especially love how cathartic pulling out a stubborn weed feels. As I make my way along patches planting and tending to my flowers, I allow my mind to wander and rest in prayer.
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Information Worth Sharing:  Symptoms and Signs of Dyslexia

At a recent conference, Principal Kara Roisum heard a speaker who shared interesting and valuable information regarding the Symptoms and Signs of Dyslexia. Click on the video above, or the link below to learn more.
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Making a Difference

A core part of the St. Ann School curriculum is service to others. Students regularly engage in activities that highlight the importance of giving of oneself, as Jesus did, to show love and make the world a better place. 

Shining a Light on Our Students

St. Ann School creates a culture of excellence and promotes personal growth and development in all aspects of learning for students. Learn how one seventh grade student describes how her St. Ann's experience has helped her illuminate a path for her future. 

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Choosing Saint Ann School for Your Child

Selecting your child’s school environment is one of the most important decisions you will ever make as a parent. St. Ann School provides an excellent academic experience for your child, and it helps instill the family values you hold true: positive self-esteem, respect for others, a commitment to social justice and a personal relationship with God.

St. Ann School is a Catholic, parochial school, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. The staff of St. Ann School recognizes that each child, regardless of race, color or creed, is a unique individual created by God, loved and redeemed by Christ and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. The school as a cooperative agent shares with the parents the responsibility of the child’s education.


Developing the Whole Person

Helping students to become all that God has called them to be in their spiritual, psychological, academic, social, cultural, physical and emotional development.

Creating a Caring Family Atmosphere

We create an atmosphere where students can demonstrate knowledge and mastery of age appropriate content; think critically, constructively and creatively; solve problems; communicate effectively; work collaboratively; be proficient in research and retrieval skills; employ logical decision-making skills and be involved in community service.

Instilling the Family Values You Hold True

St. Ann School provides an excellent academic experience for your child, and it helps instill the family values you hold true: positive self-esteem, respect for others, a commitment to social justice and a personal relationship with God.

Hear the Importance of our School from Saint Ann Graduates

“St. Ann’s isn’t just a school community – it’s a family.” The experiences that our students share with their peers and their teachers help to prepare them for success throughout their lives. Click the video above to hear directly from our alumni to hear more about the special environment at St. Ann School.

Mutual Support Between Parents and School Community

The goal of the St. Ann Home & School Association is to support communication and cooperation among parents, teachers and administration at St. Ann School. 

Learn More About Our School/Parent Collaborations

 HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

The St. Ann Home & School Association coordinates the combined efforts of parents, families and school staff to support school activities and events related to the academic, social and spiritual development of children at St. Ann School and raises funds to support those efforts. Learn More.

EDUCATION COMMISSION 

The St. Ann School Education Commission provides the leadership necessary to ensure the total Christian development of the students of St. Ann School. The St. Ann School Education Commission is a consultative committee to the pastor and to the parish educational administrators. Members of the School Education Commission are asked to serve three year terms. Meetings are open to the parish community to attend. If you wish to present anything to the Commission, please contact any of the members one week in advance so your issue can be placed on the agenda.

Members of the Education Commission include: Leslie Andreska, Fr. Randy Budnar, Virginia Carrano, Kari Fernholz, Joe Karlen, Brian Mueller, Rustie Prechel, Lynn Wood,   Kara Roisum, Principal;  

SPIRITUAL COMMISSION 

Our Leadership Team

The faculty and staff of St. Ann School seek to create a caring family atmosphere in which students can demonstrate knowledge and mastery of age appropriate content; think critically, constructively and creatively; solve problems; communicate effectively; work collaboratively; be proficient in research and retrieval skills; employ logical decision-making skills and be involved in community service.

Meet Our Full Team
Mrs. Kara Roisum
Principal
Rev. Randy Budnar
Pastor
Mr. Russ Horton
Chair, Home & School Association

Our Address

324 N. Harrison St.
Stoughton, WI 53589

608-873-3343
info@stanns-school.org