Dear Saint Ann Families,
Mark your calendars! We hope you will make time on Wednesday, December 21st to join us to hear Guest Speaker, Delvina Christian, speak on:
Making the Most of the Elementary Years
How Catechesis of the Good Shepherd combined with Montessori
Nurtures the child’s God-given nature to:
Joyfully seek the Lord
Strive to learn and grow
Share God’s love with others
Discover one’s unique gifts
Delvina Christian brings with her over thirty years of experience working with children and families. She currently teaches and coordinates the Elementary Program at St. Helena Montessori School, a Catholic Montessori School, offering a classical education since 1981. Mrs. Christian is trained in all three levels of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. She received her Montessori training at The Ohio Montessori Teaching Institute, Association Montessori Internationale, 1981. With a Masters in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University and an Undergraduate Degree in Speech and Language, Mrs. Christian did diagnostic work in both clinical and school settings for 13 years before pursuing Montessori and The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. She saw the richness of these two approaches in nurturing the whole person, body, mind and soul. The students continually draw from a deep and joy-filled faith as they pursue knowledge and apply it within a caring community, looking for ways to serve according to their unique God-given gifts. Mrs. Christian has had the opportunity to help families develop Elementary Montessori programs in Illinois, Georgia, Pennsylvania and California.
December 21st, 4:00 pm
Followed by Dinner
St. Ann Church Social Hall
Childcare provided in the Family Center
Please invite anyone who might be interested
If Gull Lake Schools are closed, so will St. Ann School and Church Office be closed. Mass will be celebrated regardless of the weather; thank you, Father John! You can sign up to be informed of Snow Days as well as other important updates from Miss Heather through Remind. Handouts with instructions are available in the school office.
Counting Down to Christmas
Thank you to all who contributed to our Family Gathering in Honor of the Feast of The Immaculate Conception, especially Stephanie Flach, Charlie and Leslie Young, Ms. Megan, Ms. Mary and Ms. Tracy. The children had a grand time making muffins and serving the Breakfasters.
Children had to hunt to find their shoes on Dec 6th. When they found their shoes, there were goodie bags of candy canes and chocolate coins in them. Happy St. Nicholas Day!
Thank you for involving your children in bringing in food to help stock the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. True Vine students will take our collection to the pantry on December 19th. Mrs. Marge Robbe will meet us and explain to the children how the St. Vincent Paul Society works to help those less fortunate.
Students will also be putting together Care Packages for members of the Armed Services here in our community. Sue Reynolds who works with the homeless through the VA Hospital will see that the children’s lovingly wrapped packages warm some needy hearts.
December 16th – Merry Christmas, from us to you!!!!
to families, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Children will enjoy pizza, popcorn and a wholesome movie with their teachers. Please send sleeping bags and pjs to make the event festive. Please RSVP with names and ages of children, so appropriate staffing can be arranged. Older siblings who would enjoy assisting, please let us know!
Please sign-up on the clipboard on the table in the school entryway.