St. Anthony Catholic School




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Hello St. Anthony families!!  The staff and I are excited and incredibly blessed to get to work at St. Anthony, and to have the opportunity to share and teach about our faith within all of the curricular areas. We greatly appreciate the support from our SAS families to our school programs and teachers. We also value the partnership in the education of your children. Parents are the primary educators who provide guidance and examples of being faithful Christians. At SAS we want to know and build on the individuality of each child and help them to grow in their knowledge and in their faith so they can become responsible, respectful and independent members of the community and Church. Thank you for choosing St. Anthony School! 

Many blessings, Ms. Jennifer Raes

 

 DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE! - CORE AND MORE
St. Anthony offers so much more than a common core aligned curriculum. Check out these five reasons to explore
St. Anthony for your child:

FAITH: Christ is the "principal" of St. Anthony. Learning the Catholic faith and respecting one other is reinforced every day.
COMMUNITY: Our dedicated teachers give each child individualized attention and welcome each family into a warm,
supportive community. This sense of belonging helps students feel more secure when circumstances are beyond their control, allowing them to focus on their education.
PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION: Whether it’s in person or from a distance, our schools provide a caring, creative and quality learning environment personalized for each student. We challenge students to aim higher academically, spiritually and personally.
VALUES: We teach love, care and concern for others as a part of our curriculum. Students in all grades have the opportunity to participate in community service and mission projects. Values of respect, discipline, diligence and compassion are instilled
in all students.
ACCESSIBLE: We offer tuition assistance to help families afford tuition, including a Welcome Tuition Grant for public-school transfer students.

To Request a Tour of the School and/or Meet with the Principal, please call or email:
 
515-243-1874
Jennifer Raes - Principal
dswesey@stanthonydsm.org
515-243-1874
Darcy Swesey - School Secretary
ORjraes@stanthonydsm.org 
  



 


New Catholic Tuition Organization Guidelines!!

 
CTO, the Catholic Tuition Organization, has new income guidelines this year. It’s wonderful because even more families will be able to get financial assistance with tuition! Stop in the school office for the forms to apply. See additional information below:
 
 


 Announcements

 
Health
Staff and students are encouraged to wear masks. They must be worn on the bus, as it is public transportation. 
Se anima al personal y alumnos de la escuela a usar mascarillas. Los alumnos DEBEN usar sus mascarillas en el bus ya que es transporte público.
 
If we know of contagious illnesses, such as Covid, Strep or Influenza, and your child was around that student, you will be notified so you can watch for any symptoms. 
Si nos enteramos de cualquier enfermedad contagiosa , como Covid, faringitis( strep) o influenza y su alumno estuvo con o cerca de ese estudiante, se lo informaremos para que este pendiente de cualquier síntomas que puedan presentarse. 
 
Students need to bring a water bottle to school each day so they have access to water.
 
Los estudiantes deben traer un botella para agua a la escuela todos los dias para que tengan acceso al agua. 
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Matching Donations 
We have received $7,635 in donations – thank you!! With the matching dollars we are now at $15,270.
 
Hemos recibido $7, 635 en donaciones- Gracias! Estas han sido duplicadas y ahora tenemos $15, 270. 
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ADVENT
Family Faith Advent Resources:
CLICK HERE
Recursos de Adviento de la Fe Familiar: HAGA CLIQ AQUI
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CATHOLIC YOUTH CAMP
It’s CYC, Catholic Youth Camp, sign up time soon.  Do you want to invest in faith and fun? CLICK HERE  to see what all the buzz is about! For students entering 3rd grade through Seniors in High School during the 22-23 school year. 

Es tiempo de registrarse para el Campamento de Jóvenes Católicos, CYC.        
Quiere usted  invertir en fe y diversión? Haga Cliq Aqui , opinche aqui para ver de qué están hablando! Esto es para los alumnos de 3er grado hasta el duodécimo  del año escolar 22-23.
                           
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Calendar for 2 weeks/ Calendario para 2 semanas
 
Tuesday, November 23/ martes, 23 de noviembre
  • 8:30am All school Mass, hosted by 3rd grade
  • Misa de toda la escuela liderada por 3er grado

    Grandparent/Grandfriend Day:/ Dia de los abuelos o amigos 
  • K, 1, 2 has 2 sessions- 12:45 to 1:10 or 1:20 to 1:45
  • K, 1 y 2ndo tienen dos sesiones- 12:45 a 1:10 y 1:20 a 1:45
  • 3, 4, 5, meet in the lower church 1:55
  • 3, 4 y 5to se reunen en el piso de abajo de la iglesia a las 1:55
  • 6, 7, 8 Meet in the school at 2:50
  • 6, 7 y 8vo se reunen en la escuela a las 2: 50
 
Wednesday, November 24 through Sunday, November 28 - No School, Happy Thanksgiving
miercoles, 24 de noviembre hasta el domingo , 28 de noviembre- No hay escuela, Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias
 
Wednesday, December 1/ miercoles, 1 de diciembre
  • 8:30am All school Mass, hosted by 6th grade
  • Misa para toda la escuela liderada por 6to grado
 
Friday, December 3/ viernes, 3 de diciembre
  • School spirit wear day – St. Anthony or Dowling Catholic tops can be worn with dress code bottoms
  • Dia de espritu escolar- camisas/ camisetas de St. Anthony o Dowling con pantalones de uniformer. 
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God bless,
 
Jennifer Raes, Directora de St. Anthony School
Jennifer Raes, Principal St. Anthony School


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Saint Anthony’s School provides a quality education for children in grades from Pre-K through eighth. The school meets or exceeds all state standards and employs only fully accredited teachers. The academic curriculum is infused with religion daily. Students plan and attend Mass on a weekly basis with many other opportunities for spiritual growth and family values. Students have the opportunity to participate in sports programs, local and city academic contests, and service projects. 

Alumni Campaign
SAS Tuition Assistance

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Spanish Immersion


St. Anthony's is one of only 3 Spanish Immersion programs in the state of Iowa.