We Are St. Ann School

1/19/2016 Faculty/Staff News By: Bonnie Hall, Principal

Teachers: Let's Try This Again!

Please see the following message I rec'd from the Archdiocese. (I think it's important that your voices are heard.)

Catholic Identity Survey: The original survey sent to all schools in August/September combined the AdvancED survey and the Catechist Self-Assessment, and the survey results are not as consistent as they should be. For this reason, we are going to ask your teachers to complete the AdvancED survey again. (Please note that parent and student survey results are complete!)

The Office of Catholic Schools has created the link for the AdvancED Catholic Identity survey (link below) for our teachers to answer. The 17 questions can be answered in less than 10 minutes.

Link to staff survey: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/9229966

Marshall's Memo


This week's articles:

- Creating an emotionally positive workplace
- "Compassion fatigue" in the helping professions
- History curriculum units on the Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks
- Keys to effective implemention of RTI
- Ethical - and unethical - collaboration in secondary-school classrooms

Formal Observation: Sign-Up's (Just a click away)


All homeroom teachers, Marie, Sharon, and Ina are asked to sign up for an observation appt. If you have no preference, just let me know. Thank you.

Ball in the Hall Update

We are hard at work on our 2nd Annual Ball in the Hall, and we need your help! We are seeking sports tickets. Are you a season ticket holder for the Bears, the Blackhawks, the White Sox, Cubs, or Bulls, or do you know someone who is? Would you consider donating some tickets to be used as an auction prize? We can even provide you with documentation so you can claim it as a charitable donation on your taxes. Please call the Parish Office at 708-895-6700 to donate or for more information. School families will receive a volunteer hour for donating!

(Reminder) Archdiocese Wellness Health Fair/Screening Comes to St. Ann's on 1/27

Be sure to sign up for the wellness health fair/screening on January 27th.

I volunteered to be a host site from 1-4 p.m.

This is for all parish/school full time employees who are benefits eligible...administered by the Archdiocese.

You should have received an email. If you didn't and need the information, simply let me know.

Contact Me...

St. Ann School - Bonnie Hall, Principal

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Parents will receive SchoolMessenger call; please encourage them to check

www.emergencyclosingcenter.com as well.