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October 4, 2018

Connections at St. Anne's
Connections at St. Anne's
Connections at St. Anne's
Connections at St. Anne's
Connections at St. Anne's
Connections at St. Anne's
Middle school electives SSAT Class
middle school electives with 3-D printer

Forrest Brown ‘07 - St. Anne’s New Alumni Trustee

Image of Forrest Brown St. Anne's alumnus '07 and trustee

We are delighted to welcome Forrest Brown ‘07 back to St. Anne’s as an alumni trustee.  A member of Mary DeSalvo’s first fourth-grade class, Forrest returned to our region to teach nearby in New Jersey.  He took a few minutes to reflect on his experiences in teaching and his decision to join the St. Anne’s board of trustees.   

I got into education when I worked for a summer in Cape Town, South Africa which made me realize how much I enjoy being in the classroom and building relationships with young people.  Though I was pretty sure I wanted to teach high school, at a job fair I was persuaded to try elementary education, and I took a job teaching third grade at Greenwich Country Day School in Connecticut.

Teaching elementary school was amazing, and a great place to learn about teaching.   I learned about classroom management and got to know my students well because I was with them all day. I think the pedagogy of elementary education is much more rigorous than it is in later years because your students need a lot more structure from you.  I have enormous respect for the work that elementary school teachers do!

At the end of two years I wanted to try teaching English literature, which is my passion, and to try teaching high school.  I also wanted to continue my own education.  I got a job at The Lawrenceville School, a boarding school near Princeton, N.J.  I love teaching high school and getting to teach a topic I’m passionate about. I’m also coaching boys rowing and girls soccer.  Though most of my experience has been in teaching 10th and 11th grade, by the end of this year I will have taught all four grades of high school English.   

 Forrest Brown St. Anne's alumnus '07 and trustee with colleagues

I was accepted into a fellowship program so I am both teaching and obtaining an M.S.ed from the University of Pennsylvania.  This is my second year and I expect to graduate this spring.  I’m also pursuing a Masters in English from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College.  I’ve just finished my 2nd summer there, I will complete that degree in 2021. 

Last spring I got a call from Louisa Zendt asking if I would be interested in serving on the St. Anne’s board as an alum.  I was really excited about the opportunity to come back to St. Anne’s, to give back to the school, and to be involved in a place that was so important to my personal career as a student.  

St. Anne’s took me from an elementary schooler to someone who was ready for high school. This school taught me how to think, how to interact with people, my community and the world, and how to be a good citizen both in a local and larger sense.  Coming back was an easy decision!  

While the hallways seem smaller, driving up the lane I have so many great memories.  Some things in the school have changed structurally and there are a lot of new faces, but there are familiar faces too.  The spirit I remember is still here, and that is so meaningful. It is exciting to rejoin it and help sustain it as a trustee.  

We are so grateful to you, Forrest!  Thank you for your ongoing support for St. Anne’s.  

Alumni and alumni parents: we love to learn how our graduates are doing!  Please contact Jenny Randolph (jrandolph@stannesde.org) if you have news you would like to share!  


 

Fall Fest 2018

RSVP by Monday 10/8

SAPA will once again be offering pizza and subs at no cost!  Families are welcome to bring dinner as well.

This is an opportunity for St. Anne's to come together as a community.  Please plan to attend this event with your child

Volunteers:  Every grade at St. Anne's helps with one SAPA event.  Our 3rd, 4th, and 7th Grade parents do a wonderful job supporting the all-school picnic every year; these grades will be contacted by their homeroom representatives shortly and asked to volunteer. 

If your child is not in 3rd, 4th or 7th grade and you would like to help, kindly contact Rebecca Hanlon to let her know!  This is also a great opportunity for all middle school students to "give back" in support of our school and for 7th or 8th Grade student to earn service learning hours contact Renee Chaudoin if your student is interested. 

RSVP Below:

 

  


 

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Blackbird Creek Fall Festival 10/20 10am - 4pm

Black Bird Creek Fall Festival 10-20-18

 

SAPA Chili Cook-Off -  Saturday, November 3rd 6-8pm

Chili Cook Off 11/3

Two Ways to Participate

1. Sign up to be a Chili Cook-Off Contestant.  Space is limited to 9 contestants so don't delay.  

2. Judge the Chili Contestant Line-Up

  • Buy your ticket(s) and attend
  • The cost to attend will be $20 per person but you will receive the $20* back upon entering to be used for voting (but we do encourage you to bring more...we’re sure it will be worth it!).
  • Chili Cook-Off contestants will be limited to the parents, teachers, and administrators of St. Anne's Episcopal School. The first 9 cookoff applicants will be accepted.

- Contestants should be prepared with chili to sample for up to 60 guests (approximately 15 cups). Please use a large aluminum food pan and provide your own serving spoon (Crow will provide the wire racks and Sternos).

- If your chili requires accompaniments such as cheese, peppers, cornbread or the like, you will also need to provide this (in appropriate containers, with serving utensils).

- SAPA will provide bowls, eating utensils and napkins.

- Crow Vineyard will be our 10th chili contestant.

  • The chili that collects the most money will win.
  • The money collected will help SAPA support the Family Fall Picnic and our Faculty
  • Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 contestants.
  • Wine will be available to purchase by the glass ($5) or by the bottle. Crow Vineyard accepts cash and credit. Water will also be provided.
  • Space will be limited. Friends and Family are welcome to attend with you

* If for some reason you are not able to come, your $20 will be used as a donation to SAPA

Updated: Blessing of the Animals 10/11/18

Due to the expected rain on Thursday morning, we will have the Blessings of the Animals in the gym.  If you are bringing your pet please enter the gym from the rear entrance.  

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A favorite chapel tradition at St. Anne's is when we give thanks to God for this wonderful creation, especially our pets and animals. In honor of St. Francis, patron saint of animals, we gather on the front lawn to bless our pets, pictures of our pets, and our stuffed animals. This year we will do that on October 11th at 8:15 am. Clergy from Delaware and Maryland will be with us for this festive occasion. Please plan to join us! 

Animal Blessing photo, prior years

Weather permitting, this event is held outdoors on the school circle.  If you can be here, the students will all sit together and then join parents and pets for the actual blessing. Parents, grandparents, alumni, and their pets will have a designated place to stand near the Middle School doors. After your pet is blessed, you can remain until the end of chapel or if your pet is antsy, you may continue to the parking lot.  

If you cannot bring your pet, please send a photograph or a stuffed animal that your child can have blessed.  Alumni families, please bring your pets forward once those belonging to current students have been blessed.

We are looking forward to having all of our furry friends for chapel!

St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals
Thursday, October 11th
In front of the school
8:15 - 9:15 AM

This is one of the most fun and moving events on the St. Anne's calendar - we hope to see you!

School Portraits - Rescheduled Monday 10/22 and Tuesday 10/23

18-19 School Portraits

Portrait Pricing

Order Form

  • If you have not already done so, please complete your student picture form and return it to your homeroom teacher next week.
  • Include your email address on your form for fast access to your image gallery
  • To pre-register visit www.proofs.erinfarrellphotography.com

7th & 8th Grade Parents - Costa Rica Trip Information

Costa Rica Trip Join us Informational Meeting

Trip Dates:  March 7 - March 14, 2019

7th and 8th Grade Parents: Please look for an email from David Mayle from World Strides for pricing and registration details.

October 11th is the last day to register for early bird discounts.  

Costa Rica from WorldStrides on Vimeo.

St. Anne's Parent Facebook Group

Two St. Anne's families

Join Today!  In addition to our public Facebook Page, St. Anne's also hosts a private Facebook Group for our parents. 

You must have a Facebook account to join.  Search for "St. Anne's Episcopal School Families" in Facebook, scroll down to "Groups," and ask to join. 

This is a great way to ask questions and connect with other parents.  From time to time school photos and reminders are posted as well.  

October 2018 Scholastic Book Fair 

Sign-up to Volunteer

 

Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of the Library,

Mrs. Shepherd and the Scholastic Book Fair Committee are seeking volunteers to decorate, set up, work during the fair and clean-up afterward.  

Sign up below!  Also, if this is your first-time volunteer at St. Anne's please complete the background screening form and return it to Aimee Weil's attention in the Business Office.

Thank you for your support.  Our students love the Scholastic Book Fair event and appreciate the efforts of our volunteers.

 

 

Looking Ahead - Mark Your Calendars!

Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:

  • 10/22 - 10/23 Picture Days with Erin Farrell
  • 10/24 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Lower School Parent Social 
  • 10/25 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Middle School Parent Social 
  • 10/25 and 10/26 Parent-Teacher Conferences, no school for students.  Childcare will be available during your parent-teacher conference.   
  • 10/30, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Book Fair Family Night
  • 11/2 1:45 - 3:10 p.m.Middle School Fall Games & Sports Assembly
  • 11/7, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. Evening SAPA Meeting
  • 11/20, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Special Friends' Day
  • 11/21 - 11/26 Thanksgiving Break - No School for Students

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