Last week was one for the books!
The annual plant sale brought in close to $14,000 in net sales and all but two baby plants managed to survive the wicked storm last Wednesday night. Thank you to Summer Martins, Anita Severt and Sarah Rouse Clark for their hard work planning and organizing the sale.
The school picnic was a delight. It was a real joy to enjoy lunch with the kids. A huge thank you to Sandy Ziegelmann and her team who provided a delicious (and nutritious!) lunch for kids and adults. It is no easy feat and we are so grateful for their hard work.
Our first Family Friday kicked off with coffee and donuts and pleasant company-n-conversation. Family Fridays will be continuing through the end of the year.
The Scholastic Book Fair raised $5,000 in Scholastic dollars which will support a variety of in-school projects in 2022-2023. The kids adore a chance to shop for books! Thank you to Julie MacGregor Farris for leading the fair every year. We are looking to train in someone who will be able to take over in the next year or so; please let us know if you are interested.
And the Spring Carnival was a much needed chance for kids to let loose! The weather was gorgeous, the prizes enviable, the beach ball giant and the games tricky. Due to generous sponsorships, adult raffle ticket sales and kick-backs from the food trucks, the entire thing cost us only $400. Kids were able to pass through the event for free which we hope relieved a little stress on families.
An enormous round of applause to Jenny McNattin, Jeff Standish, Alex Bollman, and Amy Raddatz for leading the food, races, games, and raffle with grace, humor and pluck amid a torrent of excited kids. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped set up, run races and games, serve food and help kids fill out their raffle tickets. Thank you to Andy McNattin for bringing in the hot dog truck and to our vendors Sweet Fruci, Got Rice? and Pigs Unlimited. And thank you to YOU all for your patience and good humor -- we are so glad that our new families finally know what all the fuss over festivals and carnivals is about for our school community. May the grand traditions continue.
But We Are Not Done Yet . . .
Friday, May 20th! This Friday will be a big day for our students and families. We kick off with Family Fridays, then the kids will do their Ninja Anywhere course! Then day will wrap up with the SAP Talent Show at Murray Middle School at 6PM.
Family Fridays will be happening every Friday morning until the end of the school year. Adults are welcome to accompany their students into the building, say hi to teachers and then convene out front for coffee and donuts. School doors open at 7:15AM and school starts at 7:30AM.
The much anticipated Ninja Anywhere event will be this Friday morning and starts promptly at 7:45AM. If you want to come by and catch your kid in action, you are entirely welcome to do so! Adults are asked to observe and let the kids run the course independently. Here is the schedule: 7:45AM is 3rd grade, 8:45AM is K, 9:45AM is 1st, 10:45AM is 5th, 11:45AM is 4th and 12:45PM is 2nd. Nearly everyone has signed or decided not to sign the waiver at this point. But in the off-chance you haven't: https://app.cleverwaiver.com/render/templateByRefId/5e535d234123a1000d3bc4e7?groupId=e2iZGS2Y
Please join us for the SAP Elementary Talent Show Friday Night at 6PM at Murray Middle School.
School Budget Meeting, May 23rd at 5PM via Zoom
Our school budget is a very big deal. It determines the care and education our children will be receiving. Please carve out some time in your schedules to attend the Zoom meeting with Principal Karen Duke this coming Monday, May 23rd at 5PM. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81998438374?pwd=J6WyPBnQna074fCNfNNugO5XGBg7nO.1
Meeting ID: 819 9843 8374
Yearbooks are being printed and will arrive BEFORE the end of the school year! SAPSA is providing a copy for every student this year, but we ask that those of you who can chip in please do. You can do so here.
Field Day Volunteers on June 2nd & 3rd
Dear St. Anthony Park Families,
It is time to start thinking about Field Day! We have scheduled Field Days for June 2nd and 3rd.
K-2 will have their Field Day on Thursday, June 2nd, and 3-5th grades will have their Field Day on Friday, June 3rd. Both Field Days will be from 11AM to 1:50PM. All students will be participating in 11 game stations and relay races with their classroom. We will have traditional field day favorites like the sack race and the parachute. We will be playing water games where students can simply have fun with their class and get wet. We will also have many other races and games for the students to enjoy. It will be a fabulous day in the sun!
To make our Field Days a success, we will need many volunteers both days. Please send this back to let me know which day you would like to volunteer! Thank you so much for helping to make a memory for our students.
Physical Education Teacher
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