St. Ann School

 

(A) 29 Second Avenue, Raritan, NJ 08869 (P) 908.725.7787 (E) info@stannparish.com
 

Welcome to St. Ann School!


Important information

"You're Invited!"

Come to "The Marge Corona Senior Citizen Lunch Bunch" with the 7th graders!

Home

Fully Accredited by AdvancED,

an international accreditation agency

Celebrating 50 years

of excellence in Catholic Education

 

National Catholic Educational Assoc. Memberl

.

ACRE blast

 

 

2016 Sunday Bingo Schedule

2016 Tuesday Bingo Schedule

Recycling Program

SAVE BOX TOPS

Click here to find out how St. Ann School can receive money from Stop & Shop

Some helpful services:

Good Search

Power School: Login Here

Flynn & O'Hara's School Uniforms

Site Map

Lost? Site Map

 

 

 

 

St. Ann School

 

 

UPDATES!
Farewell 2015/2016

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 "We Share" 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.

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:

  • 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.

 

 

Saint Ann school in Raritan is off to a great start with the latest and most advanced technology.   Every classroom from grades one through eight is equipped with the SMART board E70 interactive flat panel.  The interactive SMART flat panels use high-definition, shadow-free 70" (177.8 cm) LED screens, and enable freestyle multi-user interaction anywhere on the display, allowing multiple students to collaborate without limitations.  St. Ann students are having fun learning!

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 Book Fair was a huge success.  This is one of my favorite activities at school.  Of course I like it because it promotes reading.  I enjoy the fact that the company we work with recognizes our Catholic nature and always provides us with a small assortment of faith based books. I also cannot complain about that little bit of extra income it provides the school.

But the real treat of the event is watching parents and children in action.  Our parents work so hard to make the event creative and fun.  Every day is marked by a game or contest of some kind.  Volunteers work with each little one to fill out a wish list of items desired.  The children love this tender loving care.  Be it mom or someone else’s mother that assists with the task of writing, the trust and faith in the adult is evident.  Children speak in a hushed tone.  They lean into the adult and actually snuggle.  It is precious to witness.

Gadgets to support reading and fun abound.  They are relatively inexpensive and big seller items.  Suddenly purple and blue hands appear in all classrooms.  Highlighters are disguised as enticing toys.  Our children love these things. 

But they still love each other more.  Every year I catch two or three students browsing together.  One is always dropping money as they walk while the other two pick up after them and return the stash.  Three heads pour over the ins and outs of one colorful book.  Inevitably it is time to check out.  One will be short of cash and the other will work out a private negotiation.  These are high finance times.  But the children really do care.  They do not want to have and possess unless the friend can also enjoy the prized item.

I want to take this opportunity to thank the Parish Religious Education families who also supported the fair.  Our children may attend different schools, but we are one parish family.  We share the same faith and our children share the same love of the word and the Word. 

Let’s do as Jesus suggested.  Let us become, like little children.  They do not stay the same day after day.  They are not content unless there is some action brewing.  May our words, kindness, and loving looks make us the grown-ups our children say, “I want to be just like that man or woman!”  Let’s be the action of the day.  We are then the one spoken about in the car on the way home.  That lady made room for me.  That man shared his book with me.  It will be our children who proclaim to the generations of the future, I saw how Christians at St. Ann love one another because they loved me. 

God bless you,

Sr. Mary Klersey, MPF
St. Ann School Principal