Heron 18-19

November 2, 2018

7th grade science pond water experiment
Preschool Einsteins Playground
7th Grade pond water experiment
Outdoor poetry writing
Outdoor Math with 8th Grade
Outdoor poetry 2nd Grade

Our search consultants from Storbeck Pimentel & Associates will visit us on November 7th & 8th to get to know us and to gain insights into our vibrant community.  Because your input as parents and community members is essential to this process, parents are invited to meet with the search consultants. We are offering three different sessions upstairs in the Innovation Lab (iLab):

  • November 7th at 2:15 pm
  • November 7th at 6:45 pm
  • November 8th at 8:00 am

Your input can also be submitted through the survey that the consulting team will make available early next week.


 

* Everything we were hoping for and more …

 

Opening Day with Head of School

"It is not only important to us that our children grow academically, but also that they grow into good citizens who believe in hard work, compassion, cooperation, and a strong sense of morality.  St. Anne’s offers everything we were hoping to find and more – a wonderful environment and group of people, including teachers, staff, students, and parents.”  - Lindsey Heller, P’26 and ’28

We are coming to the end of the third week of our 5-week Heart, Mind & Spirit campaign!

Families tell us their children are bringing home the benefit of a St. Anne’s education every day, and our alumni report that they are well prepared for high school and beyond.  

This year’s gifts to Heart Mind & Spirit will:

  • Support educational field trips that bring student learning to life,
  • Empower our teachers through professional development and leadership opportunities
  • Attract and support talented students who enrich the St. Anne’s experience for all.

 
The Heart, Mind & Spirit Fund allows us to say “yes” to great opportunities for our faculty and students. 

Only about 76% of the cost of a St. Anne’s education is covered by tuition dollars each year.  The remaining 24% comes from the school’s endowment and gifts to the Heart, Mind & Spirit campaign.

We hope you will make a gift to support your child’s educational experience at St. Anne’s.  Your donation could be made by completing the attached pledge form and could be paid out through monthly installments, or it could be made as a one-time gift.
 
The 5-week campaign ends on November 16, 2018.

All we need from you now, in order to count your participation is a pledge of support.  

Pledges may be fulfilled before May 31st. 

Please and gifts may easily be set up online:

I would like to make a gift online

Last year reached 72% participation!  

Won't you help us get to 100% participation this year?


We welcome your questions and interest in the Heart, Mind, and Spirit campaign!  Please contact Lisa Slinkard with your questions via email (lslinkard@stannesde.org) or telephone (302) 378-3179 x347 to learn more. 

Finding Different Ways to Connect to God

 

In chapel students passing the peace

At our Meeting for Worship, the third graders share their joy as they 'pass the peace' with their classmates.

An important part of the Episcopal school tradition is weekly or in some schools, daily chapel. The purpose of chapel is to set intentions for our life together, connect to God, and be together as a community. Another important part of the Episcopal school tradition is the way we value diversity. A fellow chaplain once said that we are really not Episcopal school chaplains; we are multi-faith chaplains because our students come from different ways of connecting to God.

Our founding Head of School, Harvey Zendt, came from the Quaker tradition and brought with him Meeting for Worship. Quakers believe that each of us has the light of God within ourselves. By entering into silence and reflection, we give ourselves the chance to listen to the light. Sometimes the light compels us to speak. Meeting for Worship provides that opportunity for us to enter into the silence and listen and perhaps share what the light is saying.

On October 18th, the 2nd-8th grade journeyed to Old St. Anne’s Church, a colonial church a short 15 minute walk away from our school. We entered the silence after a song from Mrs. DeLong, Come and Find the Quiet Center, and a scripture reading. Here are some of the student reflections that came out of the silence:

  • I’m grateful for my sister
  • I hope we have a good rest of the school year.
  • I wish for world peace everywhere out there
  • I’m thankful for my cat
  • I’m thankful for my school
  • I want to pray for all the people who have had accidents and been hurt by Hurricane Michael
  • I believe in friendship
  • I am thankful for friends and family
  • I pray for people who aren’t as privileged as we are that their lives get better.  
  • I am thankful for my family
  • I pray for my aunt who is going to work in the hospital, and that all the nurses and doctors were able to help the patients  
  • I am thankful for my little brother
  • I am thankful for my great great grandfather
  • I am thankful for my parents
  • I am thankful for this school and everyone in it
  • I am thankful for the doctors and the nurses who took care of me.
  • I am thankful for the world
  • I am thankful for my puppy
  • I am thankful for 8th graders and hope they have a good last year at St. Anne’s and a good start in high school (from a 4th Grader)
  • I am thankful for my sports
  • I am thankful for this meditation
  • I am thankful for Julia- Pray that Julia is well soon.

It is truly a joy to be in the midst of this thoughtful and compassionate community.  Parents, grandparents, and special friends of St. Anne’s students are welcome to join us for chapel on Thursdays; please check our school calendar and plan to join us!


 

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Employment Opportunities

  • Middle School Spanish Teacher - Full-time
  • Winter and Spring  Coaching Positions - Part-time

 

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