From Preschool to 8th grade, St. Anne offers strong academics, balanced student life, and active parent participation. St. Anne School resonates with a warm community of students, teachers, parents, and parish that build positive lifelong friendships.
Have you seen the wonderful progress on our school upgrades? Have you seen our new bungalows, or portable classrooms?
The St. Anne staff, parent volunteers, Father Dan and Mr. White have been hard at work throughout the summer to make sure the construction and your first days here with our new temporary classrooms run smoothly. Let’s give them all a big hand and big thanks, as this is no easy task. We appreciate all their countless hours and dedication to making this happen.
Thanks to all those who have contributed to the seismic retrofit fundraiser. We will continue to accept donations for this project, so if you have not done so, or wish to contribute more, please visit the Seismic Retrofit Donation page.
And St. Anne students – thank you for your understanding and cooperation while we undergo these necessary changes. We will all enjoy our updated school soon enough. So if some things don’t go right, don’t fret. Be like water… just chill and flow with it.
When you find your class, it will probably feel a bit weird at first, but in a good way. It’ll be fun in these new spaces. You’ll see.
Welcome back St. Anne! Here’s to a great school year!
Photo by kayla – Thanks for getting that for us!
Ensuring the Safety of our Children for Generations to Come.
On Oct 17, 2014, the City of San Francisco passed an ordinance requiring all private schools to do an earthquake seismic study. Although our school survived the past few earthquakes the study revealed weaknesses in our structure if the earthquake were to shake from a different direction.
To comply with current earthquake code so all our children can safely exit in the event of a magnitude-7 earthquake, the school would require seismic retrofitting.
After months of evaluation and study, the cost of the seismic retrofit for our school would be approximately $4.1 million. With Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s consent, our Pastor, Fr. Daniel Nascimento, and our Principal, Mr. Tom White, decided to proceed with the earthquake retrofit this Summer.
Although we’re not required by law to seismically retrofit our building, we all want to ensure that in the event of a major earthquake, our children will be able to get out safely. To do that, the floors and ceilings will have to be anchored to the walls. And hollow clay tiles along the stairways will have to be replaced to keep our exits clear after an earthquake. The hallway will also have to be tied together to strengthen the structure and integrity of the building.
Along with these seismic improvements, we will also take the opportunity to improve the rest of the school. We will install a handicap accessible elevator from the school yard to the 1st floor, we’ll remove asbestos present in our building, renovate the bathrooms and also improve lighting in each classroom.
The school is fortunate that past school families and parishioners have left us with a sizable endowment to help us with the costs. And because the school and parish also has a healthy savings account, we will use some of it for this project which will pay for approximately 80% of the project.
However, the school will still need the assistance of donors. We are planning to raise the remaining 20% through loans and generous donors.
To that end, we have created a gofundme page in hopes of raising funds for this project.
(Alternate donations options listed below).
We’re all in this together. Please help make our school safe. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
You can also help us by spreading the word through social media.
St. Anne School
Seismic Newsletter 2017-04-25
With the seismic work scheduled to begin mid-June, we are asking that all the Seismic Fund Pledges be filled by the end of May 2017. We will continue to accept donations beyond this date until we reach our goal.
Please donate using any method listed below:
WAYS TO DONATE
1) You may send a check to ST. ANNE SCHOOL marked “Seismic Fund”
2) Use the PayPal link on our website or
3) Use the links below to make your donation.
Go Fund Me
6-19-2017 – After much wrangling with our GoFundme listing classification, we are happy to announce that the link is now active.
(This is separate from the tuition payment login page; pay with credit card or account withdrawal)
This week during St. Anne’s trip to Washington, D.C., our Jr. High students experience the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. Located in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C.
Our students also had the honor to participate in the Wreath Laying Ceremony. The gift of flowers at a memorial site is a ritual that occurs around the world, understood in every culture. These type of memorials are made each day at Arlington National Cemetery.
Videos by: Catherine Vollert – 3/28/2017
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
The year of the Rooster is upon us and as such our school will be participating in this year’s Chinese New Year’s Parade.
I want to thank all our parents who have joined together to get our students ready to perform and walk in this parade. The chairs are Ronda Lowe and Pui Yee Law. Leticia Rodriguez and Marissa Smith have been busy at work putting together the rooster costumes for the students with the help of many parents. The dance routine has been choreographed by Cathylie Comple and Gina Onyebuchi who are working to have everyone “ready to go” for the Feb. 11 parade. We hope to be on television during some part of the parade, but we will have wait until next week to find out.
Many thanks to all who are helping to make this a reality for our school and students. On behalf of all our teachers and staff, I want to extend to all our parents our best wishes for a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year!!
It’s Grandparents’ Day at St. Anne School!
Join us for a fun mid-morning day with grandparents and St. Anne students.
Tour our school and meet our fabulous teachers!
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017
11am – 2pm
Please RSVP by Jan 25 with this form – Grandparents Day 2017 flyer
Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2017 is January 29 – February 4. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.