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Weekly News & Notes


OUR FAITH STORIES - JAN. 19
Join members of the St. Ann parish and school for the first "Our Faith Stories" event of the year featuring Jim Wollangk and Stephanie Bailey on Sunday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Healy Hall. Jim will speak to us about "Going to Catholic school and church in the 70s, Holy jeans and life after confirmation" and Stephanie will speak about the foundation of her faith and the cracks along the way. We begin at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments following. For more information, contact Shaun Kleitsch, 608-873-7633.

ST. ANN'S HELPING HANDS FUNDRAISING EVENT AT VIKING LANES - JAN. 20
Join the St. Ann's Helping Hands committee in their support of St. Ann Alum, Ellie Tomczyk, as she participates in the Helping Hands Medical Mission to El Salvador. The fundraising event to support and celebrate the Christ-let efforts of one of our youth will take place on Monday, January 20 at Viking Lanes in Stoughton from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. The cost is $10 for shoe rental and two games of bowling. General donations welcome and checks can be made payable to: HMMM Madison Mission. Please come to our table at Viking Lanes to pay for your games and learn more about the Medical Mission Trip. 

CAMP GRAY FAMILY RETREAT & PIZZA POTLUCK - JAN. 23
On Thursday, January 23 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. St. Ann families can enjoy an evening lead by members of Camp Gray's Travel Retreat team who will lead a variety of fun activities to help us grow as a school community while also helping each individual family grow in their Catholic faith. The event which will take place in the school gym begins with dinner at 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. including pizza provided by Home & School Association and potluck items supplied by attendees followed by the activities from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Please RSVP via Sign-Up Genius

SPAGHETTI DINNER - JAN. 31
The beloved St. Ann's Spaghetti Dinner will take place on Friday, January 31 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the school gym. All are welcome to this fundraising event featuring fellowship, great food (spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad, dessert & refreshments) and an opportunity to support Catholic Education. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased in the school office $10 for adults, $7 kids & seniors and children under 4 are free. Tickets at the door will be $12 for adults, $9 for kids & seniors. You can also try your luck with a 50/50 cash raffle and Get-a-way raffles. More details here: Spaghetti Dinner

CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHTS
Check out the monthly newsletter features that shine a light on different classes at St. Ann School. This week we continue our focus on 3rd grade with an interview with teacher, Rustie Prechel. Or, check to previous features on 2nd grade teacher, Traci Brennan, 1st grade teacher Bob Cohen-Wichner, and Kindergarten teacher Abbie Boehm. 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. 

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 or bring in your own clothing for embroidery, contact Tonya Kleven

Calendar Notes

WHAT'S UP THIS WEEK...

Monday, January 20, 2020


  -  No School - Staff PD
  -  St. Ann's Helping Hands Bowling Fundraiser, Viking Lanes, 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

  -  Angel Choir, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
  -  H&S Camp Gray Family Retreat & Pizza Potluck, school gym, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Friday, January 24, 2020
  -  Full day of school for St. Ann's only; no afternoon bus service
  -  School Mass, 8:00 a.m.
            

ON THE HORIZON...
- Catholic Schools Week, January 26-31, 2020


  • 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, January 20, 2020
No School

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Nacho Grande (Alcantara)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Sub Sandwich (Treiber)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Pizza Burger (Skrepenski)

Friday, January 24, 2020
Grille Cheese & Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup (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
stanns@stanns-school.org