The School of St. Ann Parish
(A) 29 Second Avenue, Raritan, NJ 08869 (P) 908.725.7787 (E) webmaster@stannparish.com

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Farewell 2014!

St. Ann School is proud to acclaim a devotion to excellence thanks in large part to our generous support and contributions from our alumni, parents, and families.  Our students and faculty are tremendously appreciative of your dedication and endowments through all of your support.

 

As we move forward into the new year, please consider the future success of our school through considerable donations.  Every small gift adds invaluable endorsement to the students and the faculty at large.  Please use the NetCharge button located above for any donations to St. Ann School. We are extremely grateful of any donation, as we strive to educate our students to the best of their abilities.

 

Thank you for your committed efforts to keep St. Ann School pushing forward towards a better future, as we continue to flourish this upcoming year and beyond.

 

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SAVE THE DATE:

  • January 24 - Wine Tasting Event
  • February 21 - Monte Carlo Night
  • April 18 - Tricky Tray
  • June 24 - 27 - FESTA

 

Consider Yourself   Invited!

 

What: Open House Tours

 

Where: St. Ann School

 29 Second Avenue

 Raritan, NJ

 

When:

January 21 - 7pm - Tour & Information 

January 25 - 10am - Breakfast & Tour

January 28 - 7pm - State of the School Address & Tour

February 11 - 7pm

March 11, 7pm

 

Who: Those interested in a Catholic Elementary Education

 

Why

Faith in Action, Academics, Whole Child Oriented, Integrated, Diversified, Growing, Family Friendly, Tradition of Excellence, High Test Scores, Success, Confident, 100% High School Acceptance Rate, Alive, Happy, Wisdom, and so much more!

 

HAPPENINGS AT ST. ANN SCHOOL

 

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Calendar of Events:
  • 01/05/15 - School Resumes
  • 01/07/15 - 12:30 Dismissal
  • 01/09/15 - Georgraphy Bee
  • 01/13/15 thru 01/16/15 - Mid Term Exams (6,7, & 8 Grades)
  • 01/14/15 - Student Council Meeting - 2:30pm
  • 01/19/15 - NO SCHOOL
  • 01/21/15 - Spelling Bee - 1:00pm
  • 01/21/15 - NJHS Meeting - 2:30pm
  • 01/21/15 - Open House - 7pm-8pm
  • 01/22/15 - Registration
  • 01/23/15 - End of 2nd Marking Period
  • 01/26/15 - NJHS Induction Ceremony 1:30pm
  • 01/27/15 - Spirituality Day
  • 01/28/15 - "Respect Life Walk" - 8:00am
  • 01/28/15 - Open House/State of the School Address/Science Fair - 7pm-8pm
  • 01/29/15 - Saints & Angels Day
  • 01/30/15 - Christmas Show
 

Community Involvement

 

St. Ann School is committed to not only teaching the Catholic faith but to living it.  We believe that our light must shine for all to see so that Christ can be known and loved.  The school, therefore, participates in a variety of community related activities.  Some of our involvement in local events includes:

  • Responding to the needs of the poor
  • Hosting an athletic league in our gym
  • Sharing our spirit in celebrations such as the Sgt. John Basilone Parade in Raritan, or the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Somerville
  • Hosting Boy and Girl Scout events 

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The School of St. Ann

"Enter & Learn, Leave & Serve."

St. Ann School is a Catholic Elementary School founded in Raritan, New Jersey. Co-educational from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8, St. Ann School is under the general supervision of the Metuchen Diocesan Superintendent of Schools. Locally it is under the direction of the Pastor of St. Ann Parish and the community of the Religious Teachers Filippini, whose Motherhouse is in Morristown, New Jersey.

The goal of our Religious and Lay Faculty, as dedicated educators, is to create a Catholic Christian environment. We believe that "Catholic schools which realize the threefold purpose of Christian education, to teach doctrine, to build community, and to serve, are the most effective means available to the Church for the education of children and young people."
Mission
We, the Administration, Faculty and Staff of St. Ann School believe that our primary mission as Catholic Educators is to nurture in our school family a personal relationship with our Triune God. In partnership with the Parents, we are committed to developing the spiritual, academic, social, physical and cultural dimensions of all students, enabling them to live responsibly and creatively in a global environment.

    Therefore, we are called to:
  • See each child as a continuation of God's creation
  • Create an atmosphere of prayer within the school
  • Commit ourselves to academic excellence
  • Celebrate the potential of each child to develop physically and learn social graces
  • Provide each child with an educational environment that embraces compassion and reverence for all people
  • Give witness by our lives that God is the Lord of our lives.
St Ann Ground Breaking Ceromony
Philosophy
The single most important goal of St. Ann School is to develop the whole child – spiritually, academically, physically, socially and culturally – in order for the child to have an appreciation of God, self and society. The school has a religious purpose and an academic purpose that are two aspects of a single environment based in Roman Catholic Tradition.

St. Ann School is a community of learning committed to the teachings of Jesus. Our teachers strive to develop the children's spiritual life through an intimate relationship between God and our students in all aspects of their lives.
Philosophy
We build on the foundation of morals and values begun at home. The tenets of our faith are not simply taught; they become a reality to be lived as we serve God and one another.

Left: Family Fun Night ––– Right: 100 Day Celebration
The academic purpose of our school is achieved through a well-rounded curriculum. The priority of St. Ann School is placed on basic skills achieved through multi-faceted programs of traditional teaching methods integrated with technology, higher level thinking skills and problem solving techniques. Furthermore, each student is looked upon as a unique individual with strengths to be recognized and developed.

Our school instills pride and respect for each child's physical and human nature. We emphasize the belief that God dwells within us. Therefore, we raise a conscious awareness of each child's physical needs through reinforcement of proper health habits: proper nourishment, cleanliness, exercise and appropriate time to relax and rest.

Since man lives in community, children need to be instilled with positive patterns of social behavior. The students are made aware of their social responsibilities to themselves and to others, not only through pre-existent values, but also through the example of the adults who present these values to them.

A supportive, positive attitude is encouraged in student relationships. Our students are taught to accept, understand and respect the differences in the various cultures present in our school and in our world. They also participate in programs that enhance their appreciation of the music and the visual art of the different cultures.

The Saint Ann School Community takes pride in its family spirit. Professional educators work cooperatively to affirm each other through mutual respect. There is also a rapport between teacher and student which goes beyond the academic. Priests, principal, teachers and parents support each other with an openness that focuses on communications and the awareness of each other's responsibility: a happy, educated and functional child.

At Saint Ann School, we incorporate the philosophy of the Catholic Church into our school. Faith, knowledge, love and respect are the foundation of the child and the school.
Principal Corner

. "Raritan school principal sets good reading example" 

Sister Mary Klersey was featured on the front page of the Courier News, Monday, July 7, 2014.

 

"Catholic school principal is practicing what she is preaching as a Super Summer Reader."

Dear Friends of St. Ann School,

 

The school just completed a satisfaction survey.  The results were very revealing and yet right on target.  The survey was given to two groups – those new to St. Ann School and those who have been with us several years. 

 

The survey revealed that the main influences for coming to our school were the safe and positive environment, the religious education offered and values instilled, and the convenient location, followed by our academics.

 

We congratulate the faculty and staff on these influences.  It is genuinely a small, intimate family like environment in which to grow and learn.  Our religious education is all encompassing and integrated throughout the day in all subjects and activities.  Academics are well rounded and high school preparatory.  Our standardized test scores, even when the test changed, continue to be among the highest in the diocese. 

 

In terms of the school meeting family expectation, the results indicate highest satisfaction in safety and our overall environment, our uniforms, and our After Care Program.   To me, I know that three years ago these would not have been areas of satisfaction.  The safety of the students, faculty, and staff has improved as the school implemented a wider range of safety drills and preparedness programs.  The After Care Program has undergone changes each year to get it at its current state of satisfaction. 

 

The areas in highest need are already in our radar as well.  The school has had technology as its goal for several years.  This coming year, we are adding another computer to each classroom.  This will enable teachers to have the most up to date resources to share with students.  Teacher training and support has and is also increasing.  St. Ann world language program has improved this year and will continue to improve.  Previously students enjoyed one Spanish class a week.  This has not allowed students to gain sufficient master of the language for high school, therefore, students in Grades 6 through 8 now have Spanish twice a week.  This change will be evaluated in May and further adjustments made as needed.  And finally, our hot lunch program is noted as an area in need of attention.  Those of us at the school know that the program is contracted with us by the same company as the other area schools.  The program has undergone menu and management changes.  We shall continue to work with the company to provide affordable lunches that appeal to our children.

 

Thank you for continuing to support our school.  We hope to continue to serve St. Ann students and St. Ann Parish far into the future.

 

God bless you,

 

 

Sr. Mary Klersey, MPF

Principal