Last week grade 4 students boarded planes and traveled to Sacramento. It was a busy day that included touring the state capital building, participating in an interactive experience at the California State Railroad Museum, visiting Sutter’s Fort, and spending a few hours in Placerville at the Gold Bug Mine.
Art students and Spanish III students took part in an interdisciplinary field trip last week to the Museum of Latin American Art. The grade 8 students went to see the Frank Romero Retrospective art exhibit. Art students had an opportunity to learn about Latino culture, heritage, and history in the art form. Spanish students had the chance to see Latin historical and cultural figures, origins of rites of passage, and social and regional customs represented in art form.
More than 400 books will be delivered to the local Boys and Girls Club branches in San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point thanks to the SAPA Spring Book Fair, the St. Anne ECO-CLUB and Kelly Reynolds, a St. Anne School parent who works with the Atlanta-based headquarters for The Boys and Girls Club.
A team of St. Anne Parent Association and parent volunteers lovingly assembled 40 blankets on Wednesday, which will be presented during Mother’s Day Mass to receive a blessing by Father Damien. The finished blankets will be delivered to Catholic charities during the month of May. The event was organized by our SAPA St. Anne Angel Linda Petilli.
St. Anne science teachers are taking on some robotics challenges of their own. This week, a certified trainer from LEGO Education worked one-on-one with the teachers during a workshop centered on programming and getting to know the LEGO Mindstorm robots. The teachers learned about the software that runs the robots, classroom and equipment management tips, and writing code for the robots.