Thursday, April 19, 2012
Still accepting auction donations! Please get your RSVP in ASAP! We are almost sold out!
Attention bidders and potential bidders! Please bring your checkbooks to the auction! We will certainly accept your credit card as payment- but we are charged a significant processing fee. Payment by check is preferred. Thank you for your support!
We look forward to the beginning of May when we will celebrate Buddha's birthday and learn a little bit about the traditions and beliefs of our Buddhist brothers and sisters, understanding our differences and celebrating our similarities, all within the context of our community worship of God.
Please remember the Fifth Grade Spring Food Drive which concludes at the end of the month. As a new member of the St. Anne's community, I was overwhelmed by the generosity shown in our fall food drive. I am confident we will reach out to the needy in Delaware with even more compassion and kindness this spring. Thank you!
Their progress was again evident on the road Tuesday when they competed well against a talented team from MOT Charter. In the last two minutes of a closely contested match, Alexa Rodriguez served a lovely corner kick to Sasha Feuerstein who tucked it in for a 1-0 victory. MOT then prevailed in the JV game by the same score. The team has two big home games next Monday and Thursday.
· SAPA Meeting - Personal Safety Seminar: A big thank you to Josh Kite for conducting this seminar. We appreciate him taking the time to present such valuable information!
· SAPA Refurbishing Outdoor Chapel: As SAES Celebrates the Decade, SAPA has decided to assist with the clean up and refurbishing of the Outdoor Chapel as our gift to the school. We are also looking for volunteers for Wednesday, April 25th from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. Any amount of time is appreciated! Please contact Nisha Lodhavia at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 23rd if you are interested.
· SAPA Board Positions: We are looking for Board members for the upcoming school year. Positions that are still open: Vice President, Secretary and Lower School Representative. Are you interested? Want to find out more information? Feel free to attend our next SAPA Board meeting on Thursday, May 3rd at 2 pm. Can’t make the meeting but are still interested? Please contact Jill Hollander at email@example.com.
· 5th Grade Food Drive: The 5th grade is busy collecting non-perishable canned/boxed foods for their Annual Spring Food Drive. Don’t forget to send in your contributions by April 30th!
In addition to donating non-perishable canned/boxed foods, you can help by volunteering to make Food Drive deliveries to the Neighborhood House (Middletown) and the Whatcoat Social Service Agency (Dover) on Monday, April 30th. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to volunteer to help deliver food; or by donating sturdy cardboard boxes for the deliveries. Cardboard boxes can be dropped off in the vestibule anytime between now and April 29th.
Thank you in advance for your assistance with this important service project!
· Friendly’s Dine Out Fundraiser: Dine out before the Spring Concert or grab an ice cream afterwards….our event is May 17th from 5-9pm. 10% of ALL SALES come back to SAES. No flyers needed!
Would you like to volunteer? Our Volunteer Coordinator, Nisha Lodhavia, would love to hear from you! Feel free to email her at email@example.com .
Questions about SAPA or SAPA related events? Please contact Jill Hollander at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This exciting and fast-paced trilogy has become a huge hit with young people and adults alike. While it is entertaining and engaging, it is also quite violent as it is about children killing children. The books have been marketed to a young adult audience (ages 12 & up) for this reason…along with readers having to contemplate the complicated social and moral issues that arise throughout the story. For these reasons, the books have been labeled “YA” in our library as well. This means that the books are readily available to our 7th & 8th grade students and available to students in the lower grades with parental permission. This is one series that I recommend parents read with or before younger children if you are considering.
- Amy Shepherd, School Librarian
|Last year's second grade|
|Rain Garden II by Louise Nevelson|
As you do a bit of Spring cleaning think of us! We are collecting terry towels for our clean up activities!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
- Table sponsors! Purchase one for your business and bring guests! $1500 includes recognition and 10 tickets!
- Sports paraphernalia, sports tickets!
- Live Auction Items! Can you help us create an unforgettable experience? Like “lunch with the governor” or “insiders’ tour of a company,” Like meeting the vice president? Or back stage passes to a concert? We need your connections and creativity!
- Ladies’ accessories (purses, hats, bags, jewelry), new tableware or barware, gift certificates, artwork, time shares, grilling accessories, fitness items, children’s items such as books or new toys, electronics….anything goes!
- Donate items to be auctioned off or purchase something new!
Next week, Thursday, April 12th will be our community Eucharist for Easter at 9:45 for the whole school We are pleased to welcome the Reverend Juan George, Associate Priest at Trinity Parish in Wilmington as our celebrant and homilist. The Reverend George oversees Latino ministries at Trinity and is a respected voice for minority communities in our state. Please join us Thursday to extend your Easter celebration!
The following week in chapel (April 19) we are pleased to welcome retired Rabbi David Kaplan to speak with us about Passover in the younger grades and also about Yom Hashoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with the older students. Both events are important not just for our Jewish brothers and sisters but serve as crucial reminders for all of us of the struggles of the oppressed and the inhumanity of humans against other humans that we must never let happen again.
Finally, let me draw your attention to our Spring Food Drive led by our fifth grade. Like our drive in the fall, this community effort is a great way to share our blessings with those less fortunate than we and to remember how interconnected is the human family.
May you and your family have a blessed Easter!
Pre-K/K-Canned fruit/baby food
4th -Bottled water
5th -Pasta and rice
6th -Canned vegetables
7th -Applesauce and soup
8th -Canned meat (tuna, chicken, beef) and dried beans
Please check expiration dates and avoid food in glass jars. Also please note that we are not accepting Ramen Noodles. We have explained to the students that Ramen is high in sodium and low in nutritional value. Thank you for helping our young people continue to understand the importance of helping those in need.
The Class of 2015
They challenge you and build character for everything you do in life.
|Girls' Lacrosse Clinic held in February.|
DIAA Sports Physicals for the 2012- 2013 school year may be completed starting April 1, 2012. The form is available to download on our school website under the following sections: parent information, student life, or athletic information area. The DIAA has its own website also that you may access for the form and information. This form is required by all Delaware high schools and middle schools for students participating in interscholastic athletics.
The past couple of months have been a little slow for the Student Council, but things are beginning to pick up. There are many events coming up that will surely have the middle school student body very excited. The third dance of the year is approaching, and will be held on April 20th, from 6-9p.m. This year’s 7th grade class will also have the chance to run for a position in the Student Council executive office before the end of the school year! The election process will start April 18th, and will go until May 2nd, when the actual elections are held. The students will have a chance to run for office, and step in on some of the behind the scenes work that the Student Council puts forth. The executive board and I are very excited to work with the 7th graders as they show their interest in becoming a leader of the middle school. Below are the letters from the Homeroom representatives, explaining what classroom life has been like in school over the past couple weeks. Thanks for letting us check in, and have a happy and safe Easter!!
From the Eighth Grade
From the Fifth Grade
Caroline Donovan and Bridgett Hyde: The fifth grade is having a fantastic year! This April we have a lot of things going on. From April 1st through April 30th, fifth grade will be having a food drive. We will be collecting canned goods and other items of food. This year, our goal is to reach 2,012 items. Also, April 20th is the last dance of the year. We plan to make this dance the best one yet! The fifth grade has had a lot of fun these first two trimesters and we plan to go out with a big bang! Enjoy your Easter!
- having positive role models in the staff that guide them
- learning to take appropriate risks in a safe environment
- a chance to be independent with a ‘safety net’
- the opportunity to meet a variety of people from all over the United States and the world
- learning creativity and ‘thinking out of the box’
- it is really fun!
For more information; visit our website, camparrowhead.net, pick up a brochure, or talk to Kathy Hanna. Come and get some camp with me!