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"By recognizing the dignity of its students and teachers through their unique gifts and talents, Saint Anselm Catholic School strives to provide academic excellence in an environment permeated with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ."

Message from the Principal

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Welcome to the website of Saint Anselm Catholic School located in northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our school is part of the mission of Saint Anselm Parish and of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It has a rich history of serving families who appreciate a Catholic school education for their children. Our present enrollment is 407 students in grades Prekindergarten to eight. We have a dedicated staff of 23 lay teachers whose mission is to bring the Gospel message of Jesus Christ to all students and their parents. In addition to the traditional curriculum areas, we have teachers who specialize in Art, Music, Technology, Physical Education and Library Science. Our school provides an after school program for those parents who need additional care and supervision for their children after school hours. Please review the pages contained in our website. If you need additional information, we would be happy to speak with you at 215-632-1133. Thank you for visiting our website.
Mrs. Geraldine Murphy

News You Can Use

Target Thanks a Billion!
Thank a Teacher!
Click on the link above to go to Target's Thanks a Billion website. Thank a teacher, and their school will get $25! This is a great way to help raise money for Saint Anselm School!

Spring Barnes & Noble Bookfair--Save the Date!

Our Spring Bookfair at Barnes & Noble Neshaminy will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Information is being sent home with every student on May 7, including a bookfair flyer, the summer reading list, and a cupcake decorating party order form.

Our bookfair lasts in-store from May 26 to 30. You can make a purchase at ANY Barnes & Noble store, and as long as you give them our bookfair ID, 11568755, your purchase will count toward our fundraising total. You can also make your purchase online at from May 26 to June 1, and you will be prompted to enter the bookfair ID at checkout.

Thank you for supporting Saint Anselm School!

Help Saint Anselm School Earn!
Pathmark Community Rewards
To kick off the new Pathmark Community Rewards Card, Pathmark is sweetening the contribution pot in the month of May with an additional $15,000 up for grabs. If you don’t have a Pathmark Community Rewards Card, pick one up at any Pathmark location and register it today. Then shop all month (and all year!) to help our group get its share! Remember to swipe your Pathmark Community Card in order for our group to earn.

Race for Education
Click for up-to-date information on the Race!
We need volunteers to help keep track of returns. A flyer was sent home on Thursday with the students. You can also download it at the link above!

Thank you to all of our volunteers and donors for their help! We couldn't do it without you!

Scholarship Opportunities
Click here for available scholarship applications!
Make sure to check out the Scholarship Opportunities link above or in our main menu to the left. Throughout the year we'll post PDF files of applications and links to other websites where scholarships are available.

Information was given to 8th grade students in school regarding the Christopher Buck Memorial Scholarship. A written essay is required, due by May 6.

New Student Registration
New Student Registration
To register a new student for Saint Anselm School, click the link above for information!

End-of-Year Information for 8th Grade
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The above link will take you to information that was given to all 8th grade students regarding end-of-year activities.

Published Poets at Saint Anselm School

The following students have had their poetry accepted by Creative Communication to be published in an upcoming anthology!

Kindergarten: Gavin Berlett, Ernesto Ciocca, Mark Dantes, Tessa Dougherty, Keegan Fitz-Gerald, Juliana Gabrielle, Metthew Grez, Brett Iaquinto, Robert McKay, William Moser, Lilyanna Payne, Gabrielle Scanlon, Madelyn Sullivan, Colin Till, Caden Tirendi, Shane Williams

Grade 3: Catie Kain

Grade 5: Nicholas Adair, Madison Crozier, Naloni Cruz, Erin Fuller, Autumn Gebhardt, Gabrielle Kedziora, Ryan Lopez, Cara Marquess, Alexandria O'Neill, Keira Scanlon, Nicholas Sperry, Wanneh Togba

Grade 7: Megan Cornwell, Kiley Crawford, Myrissa Ellis, Brandon Erickson, Jessica Fronczak, Justin Gessner, Olivia Gribley, Thomas Harper, Aidan Kircher, Abigail Lang, Joshua Leon, Shane McDevitt, Marissa McKenna-Santore, Emily McMaster, Kayle McQuillan, Meghan Montoya, Nick Neiswender, Lisa Patrone, Jessica Reed, John Rehfuss, Brielle Scary, John Simpson, Elizabeth Walp, Shane Weihe

Grade 8: Alyssa Bergmark, Jason Boyle, John Connors, Giavanna Doherty, Bryce Fadako, James Fallon, Miranda Harvey, Brenna Heary, Sean Hines, Ann Ho, Amanda Hoppel, James Leinenbach, Olivia Malkowski, Madison McGee, Jordan Mundy, Ashley Parkinson, Dana Patrone, Laura Payne, Brett Schrader, Kylie Snellbaker, Carli Squares, Joshua Stephens, Michael Stout, Isabella Trinacria, Matthew Wagher

***IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to be published, a parent/guardian must give permission. The students should have received a postcard either at home or at school. There have be some delays in the postcards reaching their destination due to weather, so the deadline to respond has been extended to February 26, 2015. If your child has not yet received his or her postcard, please send a note to Mrs. Tait in room 18 for a printed copy of instructions of how to give publication permission.

Saint Anselm Students Excel in Science!

The following students won ribbons in our annual science fair:
Physical Science: Kaylee Halpin and Kaitlyn Winkis (1st place), Jenna Dattilo (2nd place), Deanna Moser and Gina Pellizzeri (3rd place), Amanda Hoppel and Carli Squares (3rd place

Earth Science: Thomas McLellan (1st place), Marissa McKenna-Santore and Grace Dingas (2nd place), John Connors and James Fallon (3rd place)

Consumer Science: Corey Hecdivert (1st place), Erin Fuller (2nd place), Catie Kain and Samantha Williams (3rd place)

Life Science: Caitlin Field and Isabella Trinacria (1st place), Corinne Mundy and Rebecca Moroz (2nd place), Miranda Harvey and Mariah Roemhild (3rd place)

Congratulations to all of the winners and to all of the students who participated!

Upcoming Events

May 1

12 Noon Dismissal

Faculty Meeting

May 2

Celebration of First Eucharist at 10 AM Mass

8-9:30--Photographer available in library

9:30--First Communicants report to their classrooms

May 3

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

May 4

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

Race for Education Bonus Gym Class

May 5

1 PM Singing Rehearsal for Mary Celebration with April peacemakers grades PK-8

Race for Education Bonus Gym Class

May 6

Hot Lunch--pizza

7 PM General Home & School Meeting with Art Exhibit

May 7

1 PM Mary Celebration in Church grades PK-8

May 8

Mother's Day Plant Sale--bring a shoebox for your plants

May 10

Mother's Day

Crowning of Mary at all Masses

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

May 11

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

1 PM Student Council speeches grade 4-7

7 PM Connelly Awards at Archbishop Ryan HS--Congratulations to James Leinenbach and Kylie Snellbaker

May 12

Parish Carnival

Grade 7 class trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

May 13

Parish Carnival

1 PM Race for Education Movie and Popcorn

Re-registration fee due

5 PM Vigil Mass

May 14

Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord

Holyday of Obligation

Masses 8:30, 12 Noon, & 5 PM

School Holiday

Parish Carnival

May 15

Parish Carnival

School Holiday

May 16

Parish Carnival

May 17

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

May 18

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

10 AM Student Council Election grades 4-7

May 19

Race for Education Limo Lunch

May 20

8:30 Mass grades PK-8

Hot Lunch--Burger King

May 21

Grade 8 class trip to New York

9:30 Dancing Classrooms Color of the Rainbow Team Match grade 5

May 22

Blue and Gold Day--all students PK-8 wear PE uniforms

12 Noon Dismissal

May 24

Pentecost Sunday

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

May 25

Memorial Day

School Holiday

9 AM Mass

May 26

Pretzel orders due--$2.00

6-9 PM Barnes and Noble Book Fair for required summer reading grades 1-8 at Barnes and Noble Neshaminy Mall

May 27

Race for Education Hot Lunch

May 31

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

Saint Anselm School 12650 Dunks Ferry Road Philadelphia, PA 19154 215-632-1133
Last Modified: Saturday, May. 16, 2015