We Are St. Ann School

9/3/2015 Parent & Student News By: Bonnie Hall, Principal

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

As we thank our Lord for the blessings of our work and pray for those who seek work to find employment, we celebrate our Nation's workforce. Here's to "our" holiday on Monday.

You'll note that we are also off this Friday, September 4th. This day, the Friday before Labor Day, is traditionally always off for St. Ann School. We build it into our calendar and is a favorite for families, our teachers, and yes, your proud principal!

I wish you a rest-filled day filled with the scents of a tasty barbecue, a nice long snooze, a day to visit with relatives, or catch up with something you'd like to do. However, I know several of our parents will find themselves at work on this Labor Day. I salute you for always going above and beyond for your children including giving them a Catholic education.

Thank you!

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We asked for Freezepops during these warmer than average temperatures, and you (our awesome school parents), DELIVERED! Thank you! Please pray for cooler temperatures.

Meanwhile, we'll just keep having Freezepop Action Days and do our best to keep the "coolest" students ever cool while they're in school!

The Evolution of our Science Program

Our science program has evolved. There will no longer be a science fair on the first Saturday in December. Instead, we'll have progressive deadlines for a science project assignment for students in grades 5-8 which will extend into January. Science projects' presentations for all students in grades 5-8 will be made in class in January, and a rubric will be provided by Ms. Roskos/Mrs. Manske for students. Both teachers will feature the progressive deadlines on their eBoards and work with students on inquiry-based projects offering (our students) guidance along the way. Projects will be on display for the parents and community to view as a Science Exhibit during Catholic Schools' Sunday (January 31st.)


Each student will be assessed by the teachers rather than a panel of outside judges. Those students who receive a B+ or higher will be invited to continue to represent St. Ann School at the area science fair (and may go on to compete in other regional/state fairs.) Extra credit for students' efforts will be offered as well as "coaching"/further guidance by our science teachers.


Look for more grade specific information to go home from Ms. Roskos and Mrs. Manske in the near future.

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Themes for Frankfest Classroom Baskets Announced!

Thank you to all classes who are gathering items for our Classroom Raffle Baskets. Here are the themes. Raffle tickets will be sold at Frankest. I'll also put together a special principal's basket. Stay tuned! The teachers are seeking donations for their classroom baskets by Monday, Sept. 14th. We'll stay after school and have a wrapping party. Pictures will later be posted on Facebook and in my newsletter. Good stuff! Frankest is co-sponsored by our Student Council and the Home and School Association.


  • Pre-K Pamper Mom
  • K-Sparkling Clean!
  • Grade 1-Let's Bake!
  • Grade 2-Movie Night
  • Grade 3- Coffee Lovers
  • Grade 4- Puppy Love
  • Grade 5-Tea Time
  • Grade 6- A Night Out
  • Grade 7-Sports Spectacular!
  • Grade 8-BBQ Time

Mark Your Calendar!

Frankfest! A Roughrider Round-Up!

Friday, Sep. 18th, 5pm

3014 Ridge Rd

Lansing, IL

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Congratulations to our Little Blessings!

Oh Baby! Three of our school families have a new little blessing.

Congratulations to the Ibarra, Fruehling, and Martinez Families!


Lusia Ibarra (8/25) - Big brother Luis (grade 2)

Jayla Fruehling (8/22) - Big brother Tyler (grade 8)

Aaron Martinez (8/18) - Big sister Alexis (grade 7) and Big brother Ismeal (Pk)

From the SAS Art Gallery