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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Welcome to St. Ann School! Visit the St. Ann Church site!

Important information & Updates!

"EVENT - FUNDRAISER PAGE"

 

FUNDRAISING FEE/SERVICE HOURS LINK

 

2014/2015 Registration

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2014 Sunday Bingo Schedule

2014 Tuesday Bingo Schedule

 

USED CLOTHING DRIVE- Oct. 16, 2014

 

BARNES & NOBLE VOUCHER - OCT 16

 

Junior Youth Group Party - October 24

Youth Group Party - October 24

 

Altar Server Form

 

SAVE BOX TOPS

 

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Scrip: October Promotions

 

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Calendar of Events:

 

10/15 - 2:30pm NJHS Meeting and Study Club

10/16 - Used Clothing Drive

10/16 - 1:30pm Parent Book Club

10/16 - Barnes & Noble Event

10/17 - Living Rosary

10/20 - Baseball Jersey Day

10/21 - Breakfast with Sister (grades 4, 5, and 6)

10/23 - 2:30pm Enrich & Grow

10/29 - 2:30pm Study Club

10/30 - 1:30pm Parent Book Club

10/30 - 2:30pm Enrich & Grow

10/31 - 1:00pm Trunk or Treat

2014 FESTA

 

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 
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 practiciing what she is preaching as a Super Summer Reader."

Dear Friends of St. Ann School,

 

The burning question among students this week is “What will you be for Halloween?”  We teach our children the origin and meaning of the holiday as the eve of a great feast day in our Church – All Saints Day.  The first part of the word comes from all the hallowed or all the holy ones and the last part is for eve or evening before.  In today’s world many of us do not celebrate the evening before events.  The most children can relate to the evening before as an “eve” is Christmas Eve.

 

That being said we encourage students not to represent themselves as evil.  No matter the day, they are always children of God.  Like the jack-o-lantern of the season, we want the light of God to shine through them.  This light of goodness shines so brightly that others can walk even the darkness by its glow.  There is not reason for fear.  God is with us and the power of goodness brings us bravery (fortitude) and joy.

 

There are no tricks with the Lord.  He is not out to make us look foolish or to force into some act we would not ordinarily commit.  Even on Halloween, God fully respects our free will.  From my experience, our God is a God of treats!  He wants us to be happy.  His treats are not usually high in carbohydrates.  They are not covered in chocolate.  His treats come in the wonder of each new day, in the warmth of the sun on our cheek which acts as His kiss, and in the smiles of those who love us.  He is always finding ways to show us His love. 

 

What an awesome Halloween it would be if we all knocked on the Lord’s pearly gates shouting the traditionally “Trick or Treat”.  Watch the gate leading to the Lord’s house open.  Imagine what treat will be yours on this special day.  Let us celebrate with thanks and joyful expectation.

 

God bless you,

Sr. Mary Klersey, MPF

Principal