St. Ann Weekly Newsletter

January 17, 2020


Lewis Award

Congratulations to our 5th grade teacher, Ms. Tina Isenbarger, for being selected as one of the three finalists for the Monsignor Gerald L. Lewis Award for Excellence in Teaching! This award is given out annually by the Diocese of Raleigh. During the month of February, Ms. Isenbarger will be observed and interviewed by the award committee. A winner will be announced soon after that. We wish her all the best as she continues to the next phase of competition!

Money Counters

One of the activities during the upcoming Catholic Schools Week celebration will be a Penny War. After this activity has concluded, we will be in need of volunteers to count all of the money collected. Volunteers will be needed starting on February 3rd. The length of time needed to count money will be determined by how many volunteers we can acquire. The help you offer for this task will count toward your required volunteer hours. Please contact the school office if you can help.

Catholic Schools Week

National Catholic Schools Week will kick off on Sunday, January 26th and will conclude on Friday, January 31st. There are many different activities that will take place throughout that week that will be different from the regular class schedule. A copy of this schedule will be sent home on Tuesday, January 21st. 

Late Arrivals

When students arrive to school after the 8:10 bell has rung, they must be walked into the school by a parent or guardian. Students are NOT to walk to the front door of the school by themselves. 

Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony to recognize achievements in the second quarter will be held on Friday, January 24th. It will be held in the church sanctuary and will begin at 10:30. 

Early Dismissal

School will be dismissed at 11:30 on Friday, January 24th in honor of the Feast of St. Francis de Sales. School will also be dismissed at 11:30 on Friday, January 31st as a way to conclude the National Catholic Schools Week festivities. There WILL be after care on both of these half days. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

There will be no school on Monday, January 20th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. 

Sports Camp Scholarships

NC Electric Cooperatives is pleased to offer two Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships to basketball camps on college campuses in 2020 for rising sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Middle school girls can apply for a scholarship to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 21-24 at N.C. State University in Raleigh. Middle school boys can apply for a scholarship to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp June 20-24 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

NC Electric Cooperatives will award scholarships to one boy and one girl. All expenses for the overnight camps will be paid by NC Electric Cooperatives, and campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the camp. Applications can be submitted online at The deadline for students to apply for either camp is March 31, 2020.