The seventh grade hosted a Saints Fair to teach first graders about saints and to prepare second graders for confirmation. Students chose a saint who was personally meaningful to them and conducted research on the lives of those saints. The students then used this research to create a presentation to share with younger students. The Fair provided a fun and educational opportunity for older and younger students to work together as they explored their faith.
The Preschool and Prekindergarten students visited the Pumpkin Patch in Waimanalo on Thursday, Oct. llth. They braved the mud and and had a great time, visiting the animals, enjoying a tractor ride, and each choosing the perfect pumpkin to bring home. What a wonderful kick-off to the Fall Season! They will be visiting the Kailua Fire Station on Friday, October 19.
Last year over 63 St. Anthony School students received the Sacrament of Confirmation! As Confirmed Catholics they are encouraged to join one of the Church ministries, including Lectors, Ushers and Greeters, Choir members, and Altar Servers. If your child would like to become an Altar Server, there will be a training on Friday, October l9 at 1:30PM to 2:45PM in the church. Once trained, the altar servers will be commissioned and can serve at school and/or church masses. If your child can not attend on Oct. l9th, there will be another training session on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9am in the church. If you need more information, please call the church office at 266-2222.
Congratulations to our Catholic School League Girls Volleyball team and their Coaches Ms. Stewart and Mr. Palacat, who finished the season with 10 wins and no losses; and are the Champions of the Pool A Tournament! The girls team finished First in the Catholic Schools League composed of l6 teams! The Boys Volleyball team is currently competing for the consolation championship. Way to go Warriors!
The animals came to school for the annual Blessing of the Animals. Father Exsequel, Father Bong, Fr. Marlin and Fr. Arnel led the prayer service and blessed and sprinkled Holy Water on our pets! Everyone had a wonderful time seeing each other’s special pets.
Also, the missing brown puppy Koko has been found and was reunited with his owner safe and healthy after a week of being lost. Thank you to all who helped spread the word and helped with the search!
Students in Grades 3rd to 8th Receive Confirmation at the Sun. May 20, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Mass
High School Confirmation Class and Students in Grades 3rd to 8th Receive Confirmation at the Sun., May 20th 11:00 a.m. Mass
Second Graders Receive Confirmation and First Holy Communion at the Sat., May 19, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Mass
The Athletic Banquet was held on Friday, April l8th in the parish hall. Parents, coaches, and athletes gathered to recognize our players for another great year. St. Anthony School’s program includes participation in the Christian Schools League and the Catholic Schools League. Through the leagues, students in the 4th-8th grade are allowed to learns skills and compete in Basketball, Volleyball, and Track. This year over 80 percent of our students participated in the after-school Athletics Program and many in multiple sports. Athletic Director, Frank Palacat noted that St. Anthony School is one of the only schools that continues to play in both leagues and with great success. He highlighted the year results and individual accomplishments of our athletes and thanked parents and coaches for their support.
At the Banquet, the athletes were presented with certificates and coaches announced the MVP for each team.
The Scholar-Athlete Award was given to Milikaa Wells-Whittle in 8th Grade.
The NaKoa Award was given to the Outstanding Athlete of the Year to 8th Grader, AyJa Miller.
May Day was held on Friday, May 4th, 2018. Despite predictions of thunder and lightning and rainfall, we were blessed with no rain during our performance and a lightly overcast sky made it quite comfortable to dance barefoot on the courtyard. All the students participated by singing and dancing as we celebrated our Hawaiian culture. The performances were beautiful, colorful and entertaining. The littlest preschoolers did a great job singing and dancing to Pu Pu Hinu Hinu, and despite a little stage fright, everyone warmed up and participated. The eighth graders looked beautiful in their regal outfits and the girls in white graduation dresses and leis to match the islands they represented. Some teachers played the ukulele and others danced to the song Kanaka Wai Wai, in memory of the school secretary Mrs. Carol Mau. Thank you to all the parents for supporting us and coming out to join us on this memorable day!
This year, the 8th grade class raised money to add artwork to the preschool playground wall. Each 8th grade student worked with several preschool partners to create a clay sea creature that they painted together and mounted on a plaque with their names and hand prints. When the art pieces were completed, the students had a party and played together on their newly decorated playground.
The Third Grade read the book, The Lemonade Wars, written by Jacqueline Davis. In the story, a brother and sister compete against each other to see who has the best lemonade stand ever. Our Third Graders decided to do the same thing! They formed five teams with the goal to raise money to support two charities.
While working on this project, the students used business strategies including marketing, advertising, pricing and promoting their unique stands the week before the sale. The sale was held on Wednesday, May 9th, and each stand had lemonade and a lot more, including musubi, ice cream, baked goods, etc. We had great parent support too….including one whose name tag said, Lemonade Master!.
In the end, everyone had a great time and we all enjoyed the lemonade and yummy snacks! The students raised $500 which they’ve donated $250 to the Hawaiian Humane Society and $250 to the Meals on Wheels Organization!
Thank you to the students for this fun activity, and thank you to all who supported their worthy causes!