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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Celebrating 50 years

of excellence in Catholic Education

 

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St. Ann School  2015 Geography Bee Winners

 

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GERTRUDE HAWKE CANDY SALE (See attached and call the School Office to order)

 

February 28 - Card Show

April 16 - Unsed Clothing Drive

April 18 - Tricky Tray

May 11 - Golf Outing

 

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Farewell 2014!

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.

 

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Consider Yourself   Invited!

 

What: Open House Tours

 

Where: St. Ann School

 29 Second Avenue

 Raritan, NJ

 

When:

March 11, 7pm

 

Who: Those interested in a Catholic Elementary Education

 

Why

Faith in Action, Academics, Whole Child Oriented, Integrated, Diversified, Growing, Family Friendly, Tradition of Excellence, High Test Scores, Success, Confident, 100% High School Acceptance Rate, Alive, Happy, Wisdom, and so much more!

 

HAPPENINGS AT ST. ANN SCHOOL

 

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Calendar of Events:
  • 02/02/15 - Jersey Day
  • 02/04/15 - 12:30 Dismissal/Pretzel Day/Report Card Day
  • 02/06/15 - St. Jude Math-a-Thon Begins
  • 02/11/15 - Pretzel Day/Student Council Meeting 2:30pm
  • 02/13/15 - Buddy Day - Grades 1-7/ School Dance
  • 02/16/15 - No School
  • 02/18/15 - Ash Wednesday - 9am Mass / NJHS Meeting 2:30pm
  • 02/20/15 - Stations of the Cross 1pm
  • 02/25/15 - Progress Reports/Warning Notices / Scripture Dress Up Day
  • 02/26/15 - St. Jude Math-a-Thon ends
  • 02/27/15 - Stations of the Cross 1pm
 

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 

SPONSORS:

We like to thank all our sponsors! Next time you are going out for dinner or holding a special occasion please patronize these supporters. Year after year they support our school --- let's pay it forward!

 

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,

 

A few weeks ago you heard our students talk about their favorite school, St. Ann School.  Each was a delight and shared his/her unique version of the school.  What you did not get to see or hear is the process of preparing for each presentation.

 

The second and third graders needed a little help.   Two of them stood next to me and told me what to type for them.  They first spoke naturally and casually.  As they realized that each word was typed separately, they started to give me one word at a time.  This was a real challenge because it required them to construct the sentence in their head and then repeat the parts of the sentence in order so I could type it.  I enjoyed them checking on my spelling and speed.  They were helping me the way others had helped them.

 

When practicing with a microphone for the first time, confidence oozed from these little ones.  They had poise, good diction, and were just charming.  The older children came next.  They had already written their speeches and just needed to practice speaking clearly into a device.  With all of their knowledge and skill in reading, they were shy and humble.  They read with a small smile of pride and kept checking to see if I am pleased.

 

I share this with you because it is a sign that students grow and progress year by year.  They do not remain the same and we really would not want them to.  That reminded me of a comment I once heard.  “We hear the same readings all the time at Mass.”  It is true that the readings to follow a repeating cycle.  But we are the ones who are not the same each time we encounter the Word of God.  Sometimes we are learning about Him for the first time.  Sometimes, we recognize each words spoken but have not made it our own yet and so we stumble as we try to repeat the message in our daily lives.  Many times we are humble with a small hint of confidence.  We know those Words and the speaker.  We know the message given is good and true and we shyly look to the Lord knowing He just has to be pleased with us. 

 

Know that no matter what your age, your presence at Church on Sunday means a great deal to the school.  It shows the little observer in the pew next to you that God is for all of us, no matter our age.  It shows those pair of eyes that this is important and meaning each and every Sunday.  Like the little ones telling me what to write, they are jumping for joy and coming closer and closer to you.  They want to get it right the way you do and they want you to get it right because you are their hero in faith.

 

Thank you for your faithful witness.  Thank you for being the super hero of your neighborhood Church.  Thank you for showing up and giving that silent example of devotion.  The difference you make is real.

 

God bless you,

 

 

Sr. Mary Klersey, MPF

Principal