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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12/02 - 7th & 8th Grade Parents Breakfast with Sister 8:10am

12/03 - 12:30 Dismissal

12/04 - Children's Christmas Boutique

12/05 - Feast of St. Nicholas

12/08 - California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser

12/09 - California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser

12/10 - Student Council Meeting - 2:30pm

12/12 - Chirstmas Program 10am & 7pm

12/16 - Scrip Day

12/17 - Pretzel Day

12/17 - NJHS Meeting 2:30pm

12/23 - Christmas Sing-A-Long 1pm

12/24 - No School - Start Christmas break!!

 

 

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 
 
Patriot’s Pen Essay Winner

 

Each year, the Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) organization sponsors an essay contest for 6th-8th graders nationwide.  The 2015 “Patriot’s Pen” essay topic was “Why I Appreciate Veterans”. 

All 6th, 7th & 8th grade students were asked to write a 300-400 word essay which was then judged by members of the local VFW Post. 

 

Four St. Ann School students’ essays were selected to progress to the first round of judging.   Congratulations to Kaitlyn Dunn, Joseph Gorky, Brendan McNulty & Riley Schubach.

 

We are excited to announce that the 1st Place & 2nd Place winners from the Local Post are both St. Ann School students.  Congratulations Joseph Gorky (1st Place) and Brendan McNulty (2nd Place).

 

As the 1st Place winner, Joey’s essay advanced to the District level, where he also took 1st Place.   Joey will now compete at the Department level (i.e.:  State) and if successful, will advance onto the National level.  Good luck Joey!

 

Congratulations all!  We are proud of all our young authors!

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,

 

Faith formation for the entire family has been an ongoing effort on the part of the school.  With the announcement of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September of 2015 we have bumped up those efforts. 

 

Strengthening the family has been a thrust of my own community for the past 300 years.  It was the major work of our foundress, St. Lucy Filippini.  Our presence in Catholic schools and various religious education programs is directly linked to this aspect of our charism.

 

With that in mind, I encourage families to get a copy of the Love is Our  Mission: The Family Fully Alive catechism and begin to read and share it.  This will help to prepare you for this awesome upcoming event. 

 

As a school we have begun sharing a theme of the month related to the book.  December’s theme is on the mission of love.  It says, “God works through us.  We have a mission.  We are in the world for a purpose – to receive God’s love and to show God’s love to others.  God seeks to heal a broken universe.  He asks us to be his witnesses and helpers in that work.” 

 

These words ring so true at St. Ann School.  This is our school’s mission as well.  Daily we nurture the vocation of each student.  Every member of the faculty has been trained to view the child not just as they are today, but as the Lord created and intends that child to be in adulthood.  Yes, every single student was created for a purpose.  We educate to help them discover that purpose, to gain the skills needed to fulfill their destiny, and to build such a powerful relationship with God that they will courageously say yes to his call. 

 

For all you do to support us – thank you.  For all you could do, I ask you to consider lending your time, talent, and treasure to our cause.  That could well be your own personal preparation for the Holy Father’s visit and for the World Meeting of Families.

 

God bless you,

 

 

Sr. Mary Klersey, MPF
Principal