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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january 14TH, 2021


Help us reach our goal! 

This year our first graders have partnered with Kind to Kids, an organization for foster care children in Delaware. We are running a Teddy Bear Drive and are asking for your help in making this a success. If you are able, please send in a new teddy bear sized 10"-12" with tags intact. Donations will be due on Thursday, February 10th. We are trying to collect as many bears as possible! Last year we collected over 300 bears thanks to the overwhelming response from our beloved Heron community! 

Thank you "Beary" much in advance for your support!! We are looking forward to making this a meaningful and memorable experience once againl! Heron proud and Heron strong! 


6th Grade Onomatopoeia Snow Day Fun

6th grade took some time having fun in the snow while creating " onomatopoeia words" or words that are associated with a sound---"whoosh" of wind, "crunch" of snow or in the case of this group and you'll see the pictures---"zzzzzz" for sleeping, "cheeeeese" for smiling, or "sloosh", the sound your feet make in your boots when you get snow in them and have to keep walking.

First Grader Answers- What Calms Your Storm?

During a mindful breathing activity in First Grade, students were invited to draw a picture of what calms their "storm." Students drew all manner of calming images, but one especially spoke to our hearts - a picture of St. Anne's Episcopal School.  How reassuring that children feel safe and protected here!



No updates for this week. Check out the basketball schedules below and come out to support our Herons! 



Stay up to date and in the know with what is going on in our school and community. See all the great events coming up soon below.

Don't forget to make sure you are following our Facebook page and join our Families Page to stay up to date in real time as well. 

 7:30 - 11:25 am on  Wednesday, February 2nd.

Visitors will be split into small groups to visit the classrooms. This event was originally scheduled for mid-to-late January, but has been pushed  back to the first week in February. 

For more detailed information and to RSVP, please see the email that was sent to families by Mrs. Reilly. 



We will begin mailing out invitations at the beginning of February so please make sure we have your updated grandparent contact info.  Use the form below to provide and/or update grandparent contact information.  Grandparent contact information is treated confidentially. 

Grandparent Contact Form



St. Anne's will be expanding it's summer camp offerings in 2022.  Please look for more information in January



Introducing our New Bus Driver: Mrs. Hunt

Introducing our new driver Mrs. Yvonne Hunt! Mrs. Hunt will be covering the Penwood/Wolf Creek route beginning January 18th and has met many of our students when she rode along with Mr. Gonzalez on the Dover bus this past week! 

Welcome Mrs. Hunt!

 Heron Heroes is a way for us to recognize the many wonderful and varied things being done by members of our community that exemplify the St. Anne’s values of respect, responsibility, and compassion and support our school.

This Week's Hero:

Michael Phillips


Our Director of Health Services, "The unshakeable Mike Phillips", was thrown into the deep end of the pool upon his arrival at St. Anne's this past summer. Though we all had hoped that this year's health and wellness focus wouldn't include as much of the word "Covid" we, of course, know better. We have managed to keep our community healthy and safe thanks in large part to Mike's leadership and management of our safety protocols, including our onsite testing program. In addition, Mike is in constant communication with the Delaware Division of Public Health monitoring the seemingly constantly changing guidelines and ensures that when our families have questions or concerns, they are addressed thoughtfully and thoroughly. Last but certainly not least, Mike, who also serves as an 8th grade advisor, fits in well to the culture here as he has a wonderful rapport with our students!

If you would like to nominate someone, (student, faculty member, alum, parent, any community member), please email Tayler John: with the subject heading “Heron Heroes”, along with your reason for nomination. Each Heron Hero will receive a $15 gift card to a local business. 


Lower School Nature Walks

Throughout the week in Lower School Health and Wellness, all grades took a walk to take in the views that campus offers in the height of winter. 


Credit for all January 7, 2022 pizza lunch purchases in HotLunchOnline have been applied to your individual HOL account for the January 7, 2022 Snow Day!


January 14th- Inservice Day: No School

January 17th- MLK Day: No School

Order Heron Wear!

Sweatshirts, long sleeves, t-shirts galore! Check out our Heron Wear Store and grab yourself some spirit wear. 

Hot Lunch Offered:


Please review your student's Hot Lunch Online account to ensure all information, including GRADE, is correct.  This will assist in the distribution of lunch orders to the ordering students.  Thank you

Please note: ALL hot lunches must be ordered in advance on the Hot Lunch Online website within six days of the hot lunch day.  In order to avoid instances where students think they are receiving the hot lunch option, and are not on the order list, PLEASE VERIFY YOUR ORDER WAS ACCEPTED  AND THE CHECKOUT PROCESS IS COMPLETED! 

For more information and to order use the link below: 

Order Hot Lunch 

Absences & Changes in Transportation 

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


What is going on in your life? Do you have any cool and exciting news to share? We want to hear from you! 

Update Contact Info/ Share News Here

Make sure we have the most up to date contact information for you so we can keep in touch! 

Update Contact Info  Here

Stay connected by following our socials below. We are on Instagram, Facebook, and even have a separate Facebook Group for our Alumni's to connect through. 

First page of the PDF file: StayConnected

check out PAst weeks heron in The Heron Archive. 

2021-22  The Heron Archive


#WeAreHeronStrong & #HeronProud

We'd love to hear from you, so share your social media posts/stories with us by email or tagging us on

Instagram  @stannesherons or Facebook  @stannesde

Not on social media, that's ok!  Send your pictures and a few details to Tayler John:

Join our Facebook Family Group:

If you are not a member of the St. Anne's family Facebook group, please submit your request here.