This year our Blessing of the Animals will be done virtually on Monday, October 5th!
We are asking our SAS Ohana to submit your best digital photos of your pets and other special animals to the school by Wednesday, September 30th!
Please include your pet’s name, and your family name in the subject heading of your email and email them to Mr. Wilson!
Mr. Wilson’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, September 21st, St. Anthony School celebrated Peace Day by taking part in “Ring Your Bell for Peace Day.” The organizers of this event, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, invited young people from around the world to partake in this celebration.
Joining with churches, schools and individuals from across the state, country and other nations, 7th Grader, Samantha Diaz and 8th Grader, Tori Peterson, watched the virtual opening ceremony on zoom. The ceremony began at 12:00PM with Bishop Eric Matsumoto of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, who led a minute of silence, honoring all those who have sacrificed for the achievement of peace. At 12:01PM Samantha and Tori began to ring the St Anthony Church bell for 5 continuous minutes. The sound of the bells ringing was a reminder for all who heard them to work towards peace.
The students were able to participate in a world peace initiative centered on youth as leaders of peace in our world. The rest of the school were able to join in from their classrooms as the church bell’s tone peeled loudly across the campus and beyond!
It was a great idea and the organizers hope to continue it each year. May we be inspired by the efforts of the Buddhist Temples of Honpa Hongwanji Mission and Bishop Larry Silva to live with kindness, respect, peace and Aloha.
The Habilitat Christmas Trees for A Cause continues as a traditional fundraiser for our school this year! A portion of the proceeds of each tree and wreath sold is returned to our school!
The SAS PTSG partners with Habilitat to raise funds for our school, and to make the search for a beautiful holiday tree or wreath easy and with little stress for you. Place your order online today! Tree pickup will be at a convenient site (see your choices) on December 5, 2020. Pickup protocols will be compliant with strict CDC guidelines.
Please order your trees and wreaths soon, and spread the word among your friends and family!
🎄 Order online at HawaiiChristmasTrees.com
Please watch the Video Below
for the Student Council Election Results!
Special Thank You to Mr. Wilson, our Student Council Advisor,
for creating this video announcement!
On behalf of Mrs. Olsen and all the Faculty and Staff at St. Anthony School
we would like to Congratulate our 2020-2021 Student Council!!!
Here’s A Sneak Peak at Some of Our New Signage that You Will See Around Campus!
Please enjoy this little video from your teachers and staff
at St. Anthony School to you as we share our ALOHA to our ohana.
St. Anthony School Faculty and Staff want you to know
that you are really special and that we all MISS YOU so much.
School is not the same without you here and your teachers miss your laughter,
your questions, your smiles, your bright insights, and much more.
We are looking forward to the time that we can all be together again.
We want you to know that we are all so proud of you….our St. Anthony School Warriors.
Stations of the Cross by the Students of 5th Grade
Distance Learning Begins on Monday, March 30, 2020
“In Person” Classes Postponed through Thursday, April 30, 2020
Dr. Mike Rockers, Superintendent of Hawaii Catholic Schools, has just released this updated directive on our response to the Covid-19 emergency.
Due to our social responsibility, and in solidarity with our State leaders,
all parochial schools will extend the postponement of “in-person” classes through
Thursday, April 30, 2020.
For Saint Anthony School, this means that distance learning will continue through that date. Dr. Rockers has been very impressed with the quality of the distance learning programs being implemented throughout our school system. I am very grateful to teachers who are working hard to implement successful distance learning, and to school families for their commitment to spiritual and academic learning in this new form of instruction.
Distance Learning Begins on Monday, March 30 2020.
Teachers will be posting assignments to the FACTS Family (formerly RenWeb.) If you have not logged into the Family Portal, you can connect to it through the tab, FACTS Family Online, at the top of our schoolʻs website: saskailua.org/facts-family-
The St. Anthony Middle School Seventh and Eighth Grade Science Fair showcased a variety of interesting projects and experiments that the students had worked on over the course of several months. The students investigated, experimented and researched on topics of their interest. Working independently or in groups, the students followed the Scientific Method to form their hypothesis, experiments, research reports, and models. The display boards, experiment materials, and engineering models were on display for the school students and reviewed by the judges. Students stood by their boards to discuss their projects and to answer questions. All projects were aligned to NGSS standards which included an engineering component. At Parent Night, the students also had a chance to share their projects.
The winning projects moved on to the District Science Fair at Hanalani School held on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Congratulations to all the teams; Honorable Mention: Hi’ipoi Nicely Akana and Emma Lee. Team 1: Sarah Pacheco, Noelle Mello, Jacob Moore. Team 2: Bella Benedetto and Reef Straley. Team 3; William O’Donnell, Reagan Cabias, and Evan Little.
At the District Fair, Team 1: Jacob Moore, Sarah Pacheco, and Noelle Mello finished 1st in the Category of Bio-Medical and Health Sciences; and Team 3: William O’Donnell, Reagan Cabias, and Evan Little, also finished 1st in the Category of Engineering and Mechanics, and also won the overall Fourth Place from over 130 projects. These two winning teams will move on to the State Science Fair.
Congratulations to all the students who inspired us with their projects!
St. Anthony School was well represented by two students at the Windward District Spelling Bee held at St. Ann’s School on February 10, 2020. Taylor Chun (8th grader) and Zxyrhy Esperon (7th Grader), finalists in the school’s Spelling Bee joined other Windward public and private schools tackling not only spelling words but also the added requirement of knowing the definition of difficult vocabulary words! Both students did a great job!
Zxyrhy ended up outspelling all the competition and was declared the winner in the 26th round. This was her second trip to the district competition having been a finalist last year as well. Good spellers seem to run in families as Taylor’s sister, Cameron (10th grader at Punahou), was St. Anthony’s past district winner and she was present to cheer the SAS team on. Zxyrhy was well-prepared having studied many hours and weeks for the contest and was a tough competitor despite her calm demeanor and soft-spoken manner. After being declared the winner, she broke into a big smile and was presented with a trophy, lei and applause from all the competitors and their families. Congratulations and best of luck as you move on to the State Spelling Bee!