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.
Some helpful services:
What: Pre-K Open House
Where: St. Ann School
29 Second Avenue
When: March 28 - 10am-11am
Who: Ages: 3-5
Come and learn about our Pre-K and discover the countless possibilities for your child!
RSVP to the school at 908-725-7787
Join us for fun in the morning! We will read an Easter story, and make a fun craft. Come join the fun!!!
|HAPPENINGS AT ST. ANN SCHOOL
Calendar of Events:
- 03/03/15 - Dr Seuss Book Drive / Scrip Day
- 03/04/15 - Pretzel Day
- 03/05/15-03/13/15- Terra Nova Testing - Grades 1-8/ Acre Test - Grades 5-8
- 03/05/15 - IHS Class Trip - Grades 7 & 8 / Read-a-Thon Assembly
- 03/06/15 - First Friday Mass
- 03/10/15 - Scrip Day
- 03/11/15 - Student Council Meeting 2:30pm
- 03/11/15 - Open House 7-8pm
- 03/13/15 - Stations fo the Cross 1pm
- 03/17/15 - St. Patrick's Day - Dress green / Scrip Day
- 03/18/15 - Pretzel Day / Enrich & Grow Assemble / NJHS Meeting 2:30pm
- 03/19/15 - Feast of St. Joseph Mass 9am / Read-a-Thon forms due
- 03/20/15 - Stations of the Cross 1pm
- 03/24/15 - Scrip Day
- 03/25/15 - Teen Outreach - 8th grade
- 03/26/15 - Trip to Villa Walsh grades 2-6
- 03/27/15 - Stations of the Cross 1pm
- 03/28/15 - Pre-K Open House
- 03/30/15 - Passion Play 1pm - Grade 6
- 03/31/15 - 9am Morning Prayer Service / Scrip Day
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 inrville
- 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."
|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.
|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.
|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.
. "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,
We are in the thick of Terra Nova Testing this week. Students are filling in bubbles with their number two pencils. The test is similar to what we have experienced regarding standardized testing. However, thinking goes beyond remembering, facts, and specific skills as found in math and science.
Today’s test has students of all ages answering short and long essay questions. This requires students to not only read and comprehend, but to synthesize information and communicate it back for some other purpose or application. It is not as easy as it sounds. There is no longer a 25% chance of getting a question correct just by guessing.
As I walk the building, I find students hard at work thinking through each question. They are serious, and yet they are for the most part very relaxed and confident in their skills and abilities. This pleases me as it should you.
By tradition, St. Ann School does not teach to “the test”. Students experience this type of evaluation through their regular test experiences. We place a high value on written communication across subjects. Math students frequently are called upon to define terms or write out as an essay the logic and method behind the solution to a problem. Scientific method and reason are hallmarks of inquiry in all subject areas.
But the life of the school is not put on hold as if testing were the most important part of our education. This week students worked on the Passion Play and Stations of the Cross. They began and continued the Read-A-Thon. Yearbook photo ops were arranged. Not a day goes by without something to celebrate. It is not that the testing is insignificant. It is simply balanced with the rest of the life of the school.
Our school reminds me of St. Joseph. He worked hard every day. His test was the finished piece of furniture he delivered. He made it with the skill he acquired through experience with other furniture. One completed table did not mean a vacation; it lead to another project. The repair of a door took place in the midst of the rest of life. So it is with education at St. Ann School. We move seamless from subject to project to shared experiences gaining wisdom and grace as did Jesus, the adopted Son of this esteemed carpenter.
We have room in most grades. Invite a friend or neighbor to come and visit. We would love to count them as part of our school family. Experience an early childhood day by visiting our Pre K Open House on March 28 from 10:00am – 11:00am.
God bless you,
Sr. Mary Klersey, MPF
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