WOW! The year will be coming to an end on Thursday, May 23! On this day, we will transport all of the children to St. Francis of Assisi for our final Mass honoring our departing 6th grade students. Please make plans to attend the Mass with your child as dismissal will be directly from St. Francis following the Mass. Remember there is no ACE on this day, so you must come to St. Francis to pick up your child who will be dismissed directly from Mass. Please refer to Edline for the carpool procedure for dismissal following the Mass at St. Francis.
Our 4th Annual Via Creativa Night proved to be a huge success! This past week, talented Eagles delighted the audience throughout the evening at the St. Joseph Fine Arts Center. Guests were welcomed into the Visual Arts Gallery with individually selected pieces students created throughout the year. Once the performances began students proudly showcased their musical talents in singing, percussion instruments, piano, band, and strings. Performances in dance, improvisation, and karate also delighted the crowds. Congratulations to all of the Eagles who participated in the Via Creativa programs, the instructors, and Mrs. Glorioso who coordinates the Via Creativa program!
2013-2014 registration packets for current students were sent last week. In order to ensure accuracy and to quickly rectify any questions, please return your completed registration packets in person during the times indicated:
- Wednesday, January 23 – 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Thursday, January 24 – 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. **
- Friday, January 25 – 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
St. Anthony Catholic School is experiencing a wait-list situation for many of our grades. In order to assure your child(ren)’s placement for the next academic year, your completed registration packet and registration fee must be received no later than 3:30 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013. For your convenience, extended hours are offered on Thursday, January 26, until 6:00 p.m.
The spring semester of Via Creativa classes begin Monday, January 14. Tuition for these classes is now due. There are still spaces in a few classes if your child would like to explore new areas of interst! By popular demand, a second Improv class has been added! Also, Mr. Coleman will be offereing opportunities for the students in the 4th-6th grades to join the Pearl River Noise Factory. Please see the updated class offerings and tuition schedule posted on Edline. If you have additional questions concerning your child’s enrollment, please contact Mrs. Glorioso.
At St. Anthony, we believe that it is our job to help your child grow academically, socially, spiritually, but also PHYSICALLY. We have many ways in which we promote healthy living and we thank you for your support of this as a parent. Please continue to encourage your students to select healthy snacks each day and make good choices in eating and exercising while at school AND at home. Please make sure that you send proper shoes for days when your child has Physical Education class with Coach Demmin. We also ask that students in fourth through sixth grade please remember their PE uniforms to change into on those same days. However, in order to encourage indepedent behavior, please do not send items, including the PE uniform or shoes, to the front office if your child leaves them at home. Here’s to creating life-long healthy citizens!
Registration for Via Creativa after school activities is in full swing! Via Creativa offers your child the opportunity to further explore his/her interest after school in the areas of Visual Art, Dance, Karate, Cooking, Drama or Strings. In order to participate in the Via Creativa course offerings, you must register your child by returning the registration form and registration fee to the front office. For your convenience, Via Creativa course information and the registration form may found on Edline. Don’t delay, as classes WILL fill and are set to begin the week of September 17th. If you have any questions, please call Michelle Glorioso at (601)607-7054 or email@example.com.
Second grade students ended their year strong with their most exciting unit of all… THE RAINFOREST! Students compared life cycles of plants and animals specific to this ecosystem, studied the interdependance of these plants and animals, and learned to distinguish how our own actions or events related to the Earth’s environment may be harmful or hurtful. The students transformed their hallways and the gymnasium portraying all the layers of the rainforest including each plant and animal found. On May 16th these animal friends came to “visit” St. Anthony Catholic School to learn about our environment and teach the Eagles about their home! The animals rapped and danced and taught us all more than we could ever want to know about their home and how to protect the planet Earth.
Awards Day will be on Tuesday beginning at 9:00 a.m. While we incorporate a lot of fun in learning and the culture of St. Anthony, one of the reasons parents choose St. Anthony is for the strong academic program. Awards day is the day which we focus on scholastic merits and recognize those who have placed top in their class. Awards such as perfect attendance and best effort will also be given on this day; however, please keep in mind that should your child receive the perfect attendance award, he/she must be in attendance through Mass at St. Francis on Thursday. The coveted House Cup will also be awarded on this special day. As always, parents are welcome to attend! On this special day, students may wear their House shirt with uniform bottoms.
Last Thursday many St. Anthony students ventured out to learn off campus! All students in grades 1st – 6th headed outside the walls of this beautiful school taking various field trips including beyond the city limits to Vicksburg and even to New Orleans! Our students reviewed their African & Rainforest unit by enjoying a private showing of Disney Nature’s Chimpanzee; became environmentalists at the MS Petrified Forest & Canton Recycling Center; got up close & personal with our state’s wonderful history at Vicksburg’s museums; and explored every habitat known to animals at the Audubon Institute & Aquarium of the America’s. Students, teachers, and parents enjoyed putting their learning in action throughout our great land!
The fourth grade students at St. Anthony recently competed in their annual cooking challenge. Groups of students, while learning key measurement and cooking skills combined with their knowledge of economic study, held the 4th Grade Bake Sale to determine which team could raise the most money for the charity of their choice. Team Sugar Rush, who sold sugar cookies, was the declared winner of the challenge, so the total amount raised will be donated to the Salvation Army. Team Survivors sold chocolate chip cookies and was supporting breast cancer awareness. Team Perfect Pets sold brownies and was supporting the Madison Ark, which is now the Webster Animal Shelter. The bake sale raised a total of $348.00. Because our third and fourth grade classes worked together on their 3rd Grade Economic Fair, the $158.00 raised during that event we be split between the other two team charities chosen that did not win the bake sale. Congratulations to all of the students that worked hard, learned a great deal, and are now giving back to the community.