An independent school in Middletown, DE for students in Preschool through Grade 8

Where children are known, loved, challenged and inspired for their future.

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December 11, 2020


Moments of the Week!

Scroll through the slideshow to see fantastic pics from this week of school!

Visit our Facebook page for more great moments captured. 

If you are very quiet, you may spy 6th graders conferring about division strategies!

If you are very quiet, you may spy 6th graders conferring about division strategies!

Kindergarten introduced the Letter 
“L” and learned about a new SuperKid, Lily Ping. 

Lily Ping loves her little lions.

“L” is for Lily.

These were created with natural “L” shaped limbs in our K-Camp!

With Preston Wright, our classmate who is in Distance Learning, and his mom, Dr. Wright reading to the class.

So glad we could connect in this way! Smiles all the way around!

Chapel Highlights

1st Grade acts out the birth of Jesus. 

Alumni High School Panel Reflection

Last evening, we were delighted to have six members of the Class of 2020 meet with our 8th graders for a virtual discussion about life in high school and the application process.  Ahead of the meeting, St. Anne’s provided “comfort” snacks of hot chocolate mix, a candy cane and Hershey Kisses to all attendees to enjoy during their time together.  


These Heron alums joined us on the high school panel:

  • Brianna Ditty (Hill School) 

  • Emi Goetz (Sanford)

  • Tyler Goetz (Sanford)

  • Tristan Kalloo (St, Andrew's)

  • Jay Walsh (First State Military Academy)

  • Zack Whittaker (Salesianum)

During the almost 75-minute session, each 9th grader shared their wisdom and provided thoughtful advice to the Class of 2021.  Mrs. Reilly, Mrs. Sherman, and Ms. Chaudoin were in awe of their confidence, grace, and willingness to share their various high school experiences.  Along with lots of other helpful information, they each touched on what they were enjoying most about high school and how they’ve gotten to know new friends and teachers as well as how they’ve handled homework management. 

We came away with two big takeaways from the students - both from the Class of 2020 and 2021: start the high school application process as early as possible and always be yourself during high school tours, visits, interviews, etc. .

All in all, this was a wonderful way to connect our alums with our current students.   If you are a St. Anne’s graduate and would like to share any of your experiences (high school, college, work, volunteer,  etc.) with our current students, please reach out to us Renee Chaudoin ( or Jill Reilly (

General Device Needs Survey

Please fill out the survey below letting us know what devices you will require should we have to move to virtual learning. 

Please note: We have no plans to go virtual as a whole school; however, this survey will aid in determining the technology needs of our community in the event we do need to move to virtual learning.


Heron Music and Arts Festival 

Wondering where you can hear Christmas instrumental music from our Middle School students?  Interested in seeing other artistic performances and creations from this talented group of students?

COVID-19 Teacher Toolkit: Resilience Through Self-Care

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle

First page of the PDF file: HLFEducatorWellbeingSessions5

Reminder of Upcoming Days Off for Students!

December 18th:

Noon Dismissal for Winter Break

December 21st-January 4th:

Winter Break

Absent Reminder

It is important for our nurses to be notified if your student is going to be absent from school. Please remember to send an email stating your students name, reason for being absent, and symptoms (if applicable).


Changes in Transportation and Early Dismissal Reminder

With outdoor education being more a focus than ever this year, it has proven quite the lengthy process to track down and pack up students for early dismissals. If your student needs to leave early for any reason, please email the student's teacher as well as This will help speed up the process and ease the pick up process. 

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Virtual Chapels Every Wednesday!

Tune in on Wednesdays via FACEBOOK LIVE to watch our chapel service. 




For information regarding masks, testing centers,  thanksgiving week Extension,
  St. Anne's Mom Group, Bill Brownlee Tribute, etc. check out PAst weeks heron in The Heron Archive. 

2020-21 The Heron Archive




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