The School of St. Ann Parish
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Come one! Come all to the St. Ann’s Art and Education Fair, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  While there you will view talented and creative work done by our students.  It is also Open House, so feel free to take a peek in the classrooms and meet our friendly teachers and staff.

            The Education Fair boasts displays of student’s learning and hard work.  You can see our smart board technology at use and find out the wonderful things St. Ann’s School has to offer.

            Then on Saturday, May 14, 2016, be a part of our annual St. Ann Tricky Tray.  Take a chance at winning some incredible prizes ranging from housewares, entertainment, toys, etc., to even The American Girl Doll of the Year, Lea. To purchase tickets, please contact the school office, (908) 725-7787.

            There are many more exciting events happening at St. Ann School.  Be sure to check our website, stannparish.com and calendar.

 

 

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THIS YEAR STARTS ST. ANN SCHOOL 50TH ANNIVERSARY!!!

- DATES TO REMEMBER:

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  • MAY 11, 2016

 

Farewell 2014/2015!

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.

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.

Diocese of Metuchen Spelling Bee Results:

Congratulations Kristin and Lauren!!!

On Saturday, March 5, eight grade students from the various counties participated in the Diocese of Metuchen annual spelling bee conducted at the community room in St. Ann Church, Raritan. The event was open to students who advanced through local and district spelling bees conducted by the Knights of Columbus councils in the Diocese. Chapter 4 of the New Jersey Knights of Columbus conducted the event which was hosted by the Sgt. John Basilone council 13264.

Frist place winner was Kristen McGuire, St. Ann School, Raritan and 3rd place to Lauren Ellis , St. Ann School, Raritan.

The children are eligible to participate in the knights of columbus state finals spelling bee to be held on Sunday, April 10 at 1pm at the church of the epiphany in brick, NJ..

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.
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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,

 

Eighth grade has traditionally been a year of distinction and privilege for its illustrious members.  Our oldest take on the owner of the school walk.  They are not shy about having their voices heard by anyone and everyone.  It is the year before the big year of changes when they must adjust to high school.

 

Our current eighth grade has been delightful to watch. Having not been a product of Catholic school myself, I always wondered why the students submit to some of the practices that surround this time of year.  One in particular, is the parish May Crowning. 

 

I understand the purpose and beauty of the ceremony.  I know that the students have participated in this act every year since kindergarten.  The school itself has a May Crowning.  But the one designated specifically for the graduating class is the one held at and for the parish at a time when school is not in session.

 

Students are asked to return to school in their Sunday best clothes.  Most teens would cringe at the thought of spending their precious time in this manner.  But not so for our children.  They see it as a rite of passage and an honor.  In speaking with them, they expressed that they need Our Lady’s help to face the big unknowns that are to come.

 

Mary did not know the outcome of her life choice to be the mother of God.  She did not have a crystal ball to tell her if she would be accepted by friends or if her baby would be loved and welcomed into the world with all He needed for happiness.  The students face similar challenges.  They have made their first of many life choices in terms of Confirmation and the high school they will soon attend.  The Blessed Mother knows, understands and is now made their special advocate and friend.

 

It is beautiful to witness the simple, sincere, and determined faith of our young people as they present her a single flower.  The flower represents each one’s purity and future.  Each student will loving place this flower before her.  They will have a split second to catch her eye before Mass begins.  In those moments, the first part of life makes way for the next chapter. 

 

How beautiful to be able to pass through the stages of life in this manner.  I ask that you pray for these young people.  I also ask that you reach out your own hand to our Lady.  She is a great companion for each of us.  Catch her eye and receive the favors only the Mother of God can obtain for you. 

 

Thank you for supporting us and for allowing another generation of students to experience the tenderness of a Heavenly mother. 

 

God bless you,

 

Sr. Mary Klersey, MPF

Principal