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St. Ann School Mission Statement We at St. Ann School are guided by the Holy Spirit to provide an exceptional Catholic education for students spiritually, academically, physically, and socially. Vision St. Ann School is committed to the development of the whole child in Catholic Faith, academic excellence, strong athletics, and Christian service. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday: 4:00pm Sunday: 8:30am, 10:30am, and 5:30pm
November Events
3 – Autumn Auction, 5:30pm
clocks back)
7 – Sacramental Prep. meeting, 5:45pm
Cont. on page 2
From the Principal
Our much-anticipated school fundraiser, Autumn Auction, will take place tomorrow from 5:30-10:30! This event was such a success last year with The Pub Runners and the Silent Auction, and we hope it is even more successful this year! I am excited to know that we have pre-sold nearly 500 tickets for the event, which is an indication of how many people are planning to attend. I am very thankful for all the work that has been done behind the scenes to prepare for the Autumn Auction, which leads me to say “Thank You” to everyone who has done anything, big or small, to help. Your support and participation in our Autumn Auction and any upcoming fundraising events is imperative to the continued
success of St. Ann School!
One of our most important events of the school year is the Veteran’s Day Assembly, which will be held on Monday, November 12, at 1:00pm in the Parish Hall. This assembly enables our students and staff the opportunity to honor our veterans (men and women, young and old) in a very meaningful way to show them how much we appreciate their commitment to our country! We are hoping to hear from many more veterans who are hoping/willing to join us! Please call the school office (775-1301) if you, a relative, a friend, a neighbor, etc. would like
to attend.
We will soon be participating in another very important event which is our Thanksgiving Food March, Thursday, November 15, at 10:00am in the gym. This opportunity enables our school families and staff to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for school and/or church families who are in need on this holiday. Please contact the School Office if you are interested or know of someone who needs a
Thanksgiving Food Basket.
Thank you to our 5th graders for being our leaders for our School Liturgy for All
Saints Day. It was an awesome Liturgy with many of our parishioners joining us!
Thank you to our students and staff for a successful day on Halloween. It is a fun day (classroom parties and all-school parade) but we still had a productive day in
many subjects!
Today is the final day of the first marking period. Report cards/Progress Reports will be sent home next Friday. Please review the grades and comments on the report cards/progress reports with your child(ren), as well as, comments from
teachers at conferences.
I would like to wish our girls volleyball teams luck as they will be playing in their season-ending matches at the MMSL Tournament tomorrow in Mt. Pleasant. Go
Thank you for your support, understanding, and cooperation in my decision, with Fr. Michael’s input as well, to have school on Friday of this week. I know for some of our families, with trick or treating two nights before and/or older children attending CAPS, it created a different scenario than you expected. However, we had great attendance from our students! Please remember that we will also be in session on Thursday, November 15 (Deer Day). We will be right on track to be in
session for our required 180 days.
Counting our Blessings... November 2, 2018
October Altar Servers
Audrey Schwerdt
Keegan Stack
Nov., 5:30pm - Keegan Stebleton
Mr. Robert Kellogg, Principal 800 W 13th Street Cadillac, MI, 49601
231.775.1301 www.stanncadillac.org
Day Light Savings Time Turn your clocks back one hour at 2:00 Sunday morning so you arrive at church on time!
Parent Commitments Thank you to all the parents who have signed up for their three (3) jobs per parent requirement. If you have not yet signed up please stop in the office. Those who have not fulfilled their commitment will be charged (refer to Parent/Student Handbook, page 22).
Sam Tembreull, 1st Nicholas Hogg, 1st Owen Whitaker, 3rd Alivia Vo, 4th Graham Lijewski, 3rd Aiden Southwick, 5th
I Spy
Brennan Collins, JrK Ivy Danford, JrK Mackenzie Ryerse, K Helen Schwerdt, K Penelope Van Enk, 1st Logan Wangler, 1st
Molly Mowbray, 2nd Henrik Noaker, 2nd Ethan Rodebaugh, 3rd Owen Whitaker, 3rd Ava Jensen, 4th Graham Lijewski, 4th
Andrew Kornacki, 5th Elizabeth Korson, 5th Maeve Rojas, 6th Owen Williams, 6th
Playground Superstars
Cont. from page 1
8 – Spelling Bee, 9:00am
12 – St. Ann vs Spirits, 5:00pm
14 – Sacramental Prep.: 2nd grade
Baptism, 5:00pm
22-23 – Thanksgiving, NO SCHOOL
26 – CAPS Late Start
Lunch with Mr. Kellogg The following Playground Superstar students enjoyed lunch with Mr. Kellogg at Culver’s:
St. Ann School has several hundred veterans listed on our Veterans Day Tribute Boards. If you know that your veteran is listed on the tribute boards, you do not need to submit them again. However, if you know a veteran that should be added (living or deceased), please complete this form with their name and branch of service. Our tribute boards include Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Navy, Navy Reserve, Marine Corp, Marine Corp Reserve, Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Coast Guard, and Coast Guard Reserve. Please return the list no later than Friday, November 2, 2018, so that we have time to add the names to the boards.
PLEASE PRINT Name of Veteran Branch of Service
1. ______________________________________ ______________________ 2. ______________________________________ ______________________ 3. ______________________________________ ______________________ 4. ______________________________________ ______________________
Monday, November 12, 2018 1:00 PM in the Parish Hall
William Hogg, 2nd Allison Parkes, 3rd Clay Potvin, 6th Kaylee Tweedale, 5th Penny Van Enk, 1st Alivia Vo, 4th
SILENT AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS 2 - MSU vs U of M Men’s Basketball tickets with parking pass Generously donated by Roger & Nancy Bandeen
Detroit Lions Barry Sanders Authentic Autographed Jersey Generously donated by Training Mask
Handcrafted Wooden Jewelry Armoire Generously donated by Mark Johnson
Detroit Lions Golden Tate III Authentic Autographed Jersey Generously donated by Training Mask
$500 Gift Certificate to Oak Heirlooms Generously donated by Oak Heirlooms
U of M Photo Collage of “Fab Five” Generously donated by Training Mask
Super Bowl LII Authentic Nick Foles Signature Football Generously donated by Training Mask
2 - Mackinaw Island Golf & Overnight Package for Two Generously donated by Holdship Family of Funeral Homes
2 - Caberfae Peak Season Passes Generously donated by Caberfae Peaks
MSU Tom Izzo Autographed Basketball Generously donated by Jeff Harrold
5:30PM - 10:30PM
$25 Ticket includes: Entertainment by The Pub Runners Hors d’oeuvres & Desserts all evening, 1 Beverage (pop/beer/wine), Entry in $1000 Grand Prize Raffle, Silent Auction, and The Pub Runners Cash Bar available (must be 21 yrs. or older)
All proceeds will go toward Technology.
You Are Cordially Invited to Dine with Fr. Michael!
Here is an opportunity for you and up to seven of your family or friends to enjoy an elegant dinner with our pastor. Fr. Michael invites you into his home to share a delicious home-cooked meal prepared by a group of St. Ann School parents who have exceptional culinary talents.
All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army Thanksgiving Distribution & Community Food Pantry
Serving Wexford & Missaukee Counties
Page 4 Counting our Blessings... November 2, 2018
The 4th, 5th, and 6th graders raked some neighbors yards recently for their service project.
November 2018
Everything your young- ster does, sees, or reads gets filed away in his memory as background knowledge. Here are ways to help him use and build on this informa- tion to understand what he reads.
Jog his memory Before you read,
ask your child what he knows about the book’s topic. This gets his brain ready to take in new infor- mation. For a nonfiction book on bees, he may say the insects buzz and sometimes sting. Idea: Suggest that he draw bees on a sheet of paper and write and illustrate a fact on each bee. After you read, he can add more bees with things he learned.
Pair outings with books A trip to a craft store or the dentist
can fill your youngster’s tank of knowl- edge. Read library books related to upcoming outings, and discuss what you might see (pottery, hygienist). When you get home, reread the book. It may be more meaningful now that he has
Tap into what your child knows The Princess in Black
(Shannon Hale and Dean Hale) Princess Magnolia has a secret. When monsters appear, she becomes a super- hero. But hiding her identity is tough, especially with Duchess Wigtower snooping around. The first book in the Princess in Black series. (Also available in Spanish.)
There’s No Place Like Space! All About Our Solar System (Tish Rabe) Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat stars in this fact-filled book about space. Readers can jump aboard his rocket ship and travel from planet to planet to explore our solar system.
Drawn Together (Minh Lê) A little boy and his grandfather speak different languages, eat different foods, and prefer different TV shows.
But when they discover that they both like to draw, they find a way to connect and communicate.
This sweet tale is told almost entirely through pictures.
Bat Count: A Citizen Science Story (Anna Forrester) Facts about bats, conservation, and citizen science are woven into this story. When Jojo’s family notices the bats around their home are disap- pearing, she and her family volunteer to help scientists count the animals. (Also avail- able in Spanish.)
According to this expert…
real-life experience. (“That’s right, the hygienist cleans your teeth before the dentist checks them.”)
I know that! Help your child draw a stop sign on
paper, cut it out, and glue it on a craft stick. Keep the sign nearby when you read. Each time he hears something familiar, he can hold up the stop sign. Stop reading to let him share what he knows. (“We have a pet hermit crab at school. When he outgrows his shell, he crawls into a new one.”)♥
Let your child teach you something. By writing instructions for you, she will share her expertise and practice informational writing.
First, she could choose something she’s good at, such as making s’mores or drawing animals. Have her list each step in the process. Her first step might be “For each s’more, get 2 graham crackers, 1 square of chocolate, and 1 marshmallow.”
Now follow your youngster’s instructions exactly. Can you complete the task? If not, ask her what’s missing. (“Oops, you need to toast the marshmallow before you put it between the graham crackers.”)♥
Read-aloud favorites
St. Ann School Fr. Michael Janowski, Pastor Mr. Bob Kellogg, Prin.
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Name games
poetry about the food. For instance, “Mashed potatoes are so creamy. With Mom’s gravy, they’re just dreamy.” Now she can combine every- one’s lines into one poem and make a copy to put beside each guest’s plate.
List of thanks. Let your young- ster hand out index cards and ask guests to write what they’re thankful for. Then, your child
can collect the cards and write a list poem—by listing the ideas and adding descriptive words. Invite her to read it to everyone before you eat. Example:
We’re thankful for Loving family Yummy food Good health
Cute pets That’s what we’re thankful for!♥
Thanksgiving poetry
Everyone’s a poet with these family writing activities that will make Thanksgiving even more special!
Rhyming menu. What’s for Thanks- giving dinner? Help your child write the name of each food (turkey, green beans, sweet potatoes) on a separate slip of paper. After she puts the slips in a bowl, have each family member draw one and write two rhyming lines of
When does n-a-m-e spell fun? When your youngster uses names
to practice spelling. Together, list the names of everyone in your home (pets, too!), and play these games.
Park and spell Let your child choose any
name from the list and write each letter on a separate square of mask- ing tape. Now he can stick each square on the roof of a separate toy car
Too easy? Q My son’s teacher some-
times sends home books that seem too easy for him. Why is this?
A The books your child brings home are probably at his independent reading level—easy enough for him to read all by himself without getting frustrated.
It’s likely that he reads more challeng- ing books in school. Those books, at his instructional reading level, are ones he can read and understand with a little help from his teacher.
Also, keep in mind that reading involves more than just recognizing words. Your son needs books that build comprehension skills, too. For example, say he’s learning to infer, or read between the lines. The teacher might assign a book that appears easy but actually requires deeper thinking to really get the meaning.
If you still have concerns, talk to the teacher. She’ll be able to explain your son’s reading level and how she decides which books to send home.♥
Books for life’s lessons My daughter Sophia was jealous of
her new baby brother from the day we came home from the hospital. When I talked to our pediatrician, he recommended several books to read to her, including The New Baby by Mercer Mayer and I Am a Big Sister by Caroline Jayne Church.
Sophia loved the books. After we read them a few times, I caught her reading one aloud to the baby. I realized that not only was she getting in some reading practice, she was also bonding with her little brother.
Sophia is sometimes still jealous of all the attention her brother needs. But she’s enjoying reading about char- acters she can relate to. And I’m happy I’ve discovered that reading is one way to help my daughter handle challenges she faces.♥
and drive the cars around to scramble the letters. Then, ask him to “park” the cars in order to spell the name. Hint: He could refer to the list if he needs help.
Draw and guess Take turns secretly picking a name and
drawing a picture of something that starts with each letter.
For Paul, you could draw a pickle, an apple, an