As Catholic educators, we minister to the whole child—mind, heart, and hands. In a trusting Christian environment, we enable the child to grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually.
Awakening the child’s innate desire to learn, we foster creativity and excitement about learning by facilitating a stimulating environment.
Understanding students’ uniqueness in personality and differences in learning styles creates opportunities to discover, explore, and question, thereby providing an atmosphere in which each child can succeed.
Above all, our setting nurtures the child’s spiritual relationship with God and self and facilitates a caring attitude for others.
Sports are an integral part of St. Anthony School for grades 5-8. Programs may include girls’ and boys’ basketball, cross country, girls’ softball, and boys’ baseball. Other programs may be added depending on student interest and availability of coaching.
The aims of our sports programs are to teach the principles of good sportsmanship including the understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game, to encourage the attainment of skill, to stress fair play, to achieve self-control, and to accept defeat with grace. Students are taught to respect the authority of the sports officials, to demonstrate friendship and courtesy to the opposing players and to each other, to encourage leadership initiative, good judgment, and cooperation, to recognize the purpose of athletics is for the enjoyment of the students, and to develop character by promoting the physical, mental, moral, social, and emotional well-being of the individual players.
Students are encouraged to join the SAS Cross Country team. No one is cut. We strive to teach the fundamental skills and strategy to compete in meets. We aim to build self-confidence, promote physical and mental health, and learn good sportsmanship. The team is coed and open to all students in grades 6-8. Come join the fun!SAS Cross Country Rules
The Ski/Snowboard Program welcomes all skiers and snowboarders- new and old and is open to students, faculty, family and friends. The program at Ski Sundown will be identical to last year. Participants can purchase a lesson and lift or just a lift pass. Equipment rental is available as well.
Our ski night will be the same night as last year (Fridays). Ski dates will be 1/7,14, 21, 28, and 2/4, 3-hours each.
Lessons will be at 4:30 PM on each of the 5 nights.
Cost to participate is as follows: lesson and lift $180, lift only $120.
Deadline for registration is 11/5/10.
I’m told that Ski Sundown has updated their website.
Click here for information: http://www.skisundown.com/
Any questions feel free to ask. Contact Jim Shanley for more information or to get participation forms.
Jim Shanley, Group Leader
Join the Booster Club and support the SAS Eagle teams. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.
There will be a Booster club meeting on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30pm. All parents who would like to assist with sports in the 2011-2012 school year are welcome to attend.
SAS Visual Arts
The SAS art program focuses on higher order thinking skills and improved problem solving abilities. We strive to engage students in activities and experiences that enhance the child’s performance in academia and self-expression.
Our goals are:
- To teach the elements of art and the principles of design using a variety of methods, materials and techniques.
- To expose children to art and artists from many time periods and cultures, and increase artistic literacy.
- To encourage creative experimentation and risk taking in supportive environment.
- To connect art ot other subjects being taught.
To have students connect their work to their lives in a meaningful way.
SAS Drama Club
The theatrical arts have been an important part of St. Anthony School for many years. The Drama Club exists for the students and helps to build a strong sense of community through a shared interest. The students develop theatrical skills and a sense of pride in mounting a major production every spring. Students in grades 6-8 are eligible to become members of the SAS Drama Club.
HOURS OF SESSION:
Pre-Kindergarten: AM Program8:45 am to 11:15 am
PM Program 12:15 pm to 2:45 pm
Kindergarten: Initial Half Day 8:40 am to 11:45 am
Full Day 8:40 am to 2:55 pm
First–Eighth Grade: 8:40 am to 2:55 pm; Early Dismissal: 12:55 pm
Weather related 90 minute late opening: School will begin at 10:10 am.
Pre-K3 will meet from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm,
Pre-K4 AM class will be from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm
Pre-K4 PM class will meet from 12:45 pm to 2:45 pm
Students should not arrive on school grounds before 8:30 am.
Students arriving prior to 8:30 will go to Before School Care at the expense of parents.
The bell for dismissal rings at 2:55 pm.
Dismissal bell on half days is at 12:55 pm.
Students picked up late will attend the After School Program at parent’s expense.
Office hours are from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
SAS Before and After School Program
Dear SAS Family,
I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing summer and a great start to the new school year. I am really excited to be working with your children as the director of the afterschool program! We have some fun ideas and events planned for this year; please continue to check the newsletter for more information and upcoming events!
Please make sure you have returned your registrations as they are needed to attend the program. An important part of this registration is the names of individuals that will be allowed to pick up your child/children from the program. We will not send your children home with anyone we do not know. If someone different will be picking up your child, we will ask for photo ID and check the names on the registration. This is for the safety of everyone! Also, please remember to send a note in at the beginning of the week indicating the days your child will be attending the before/after school program. The cost for the program is $4.00 per hour for the first child and $3.50 for the second and third child. Just a reminder that before/afterschool program payments need to be paid in a separate check from lunch payments. Before/after school checks should be made out to “St. Anthony School”, lunch payments to “Winchester Lunch”.
During the afterschool program, we will offer a healthy snack to everyone at no additional charge. For children who plan to attend the before school program, we offer an optional breakfast of cereal, bagels, and fresh fruit. This breakfast is provided through our lunch program for an additional $1-2.
We have a before and after school program cell phone for emergencies. If you need to contact someone during before/afterschool hours, the cell phone number is: 860 806 5247. Our email address is Before.After.SAS@gmail.com. Please feel free to email any questions or concerns.
I am looking forward to a great year!
I am asking each family to fill out the form as this will be essential should an after school emergency arise and you need to use the service. No child will be allowed to attend without this form.
Should there be a change in your child’s schedule over the course of the week, please send a note to the child’s teacher, as well as one to the Before and After School Director. This will help us to ensure that your child is where he/she should be.