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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

Saint Anselm School Bookfair at Barnes & Noble Neshaminy

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 6-9 PM, Saint Anselm School will be holding a bookfair at the Neshaminy Mall Barnes & Noble store. Summer reading books (listed below) will be available for sale, teachers will be on hand to read stories, there will be a cupcake decorating party, and you can even purchase a special blue-tinted vanilla bean Frappuccino, the Blue Eagle Blitz, named by 8th grade student Kaley Haney, at the Cafe!

Saint Anselm School will receive a percentage of all purchases made by our supporters from June 3 to June 7, 2014 with the Bookfair ID #11351848. This includes books, music, movies, and Cafe items! If you would like to make a purchase for your NOOK device in-store, please take the ISBN number to the checkout and it will be credited to Saint Anselm School.

Can't make it to our bookfair? You can still support us by making your purchase online at from June 3 to June 9, 2014. You will be prompted to enter our bookfair ID, 11351848, at checkout.

Thank you for supporting Saint Anselm School!

Summer Reading 2014

Entering 3rd grade in September, 2014: Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet

Entering 4th grade in September, 2014: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Entering 5th grade in September, 2014: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Entering 6th grade in September, 2014: The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

Entering 7th grade in September, 2014: Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

Entering 8th grade in September, 2014: Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

Reading Olympics

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, fourteen St. Anselm fifth grade students participated in the Philadelphia Reading Olympics, which was held at Holy Family University.

The students were required to read twenty books, write a brief summary about each of the books and formulate two questions pertaining to each book. Several lunchtime hours were spent discussing and quizzing the students. The student competitors came from parochial schools, private schools, public schools and charter schools.
St. Anselm students earned a first place blue ribbon! Congratulations to the following students;
Jake Biscardi, William Hoppel, Anthony Mongeluzi, Jason Wagner, Brianna Fallon, Estella Griffin, Kaylee Halpin, Amber Hollman, Gianna Lomman, Anna Michnik, Kiersten Montag, Gina Pellizzeri, Lianna Rieser, and the captain, Luca Verella

Race for Education News

THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! To all who came to the Race for Education’s mailing party. More than 60 people of all ages came and assisted us in folding, taping, and stamping over 8,500 letters. A special thank you goes to the Home and School Hospitality Committee for supplying us with goodies and to MaryAnn Thackrah for her expertise in guiding us through the process.
GOD BLESS YOU for all your assistance.

Saint Anselm Students Become Published Poets!

Congratulations to the following students whose poems have been accepted for publication by Creative Communication:

Grade 8: David Anderson, Owen Anderson, Angelica Arest, Griffin Brocco, Teana Candelario, Sean Clarency, Lyndsey Connolly, Caitlin Fake, Kaley Haney, Angelina Jeronimo, Carly Kelly, Alexandra MacArthur, Sean McCorry, Brittany McDermott, Moira McKenna, Georg Montag, Kevin Montoya, Eileen Moroz, Kayla Olsen, Brian Ostaszewski, Jaynilyn Plamer, Scott Pellizzeri, Madelyn Saurman, Allison Scudder, Christian Shoemaker, Anthony Sperry, Katherine Thackrah, Samantha Todd, Gabriella Van Allen

Grade 5: Daelyn Candelario, Jenna Clarency, Brianna Fallon, Estella Griffin, Kendal Higgins, Gia Judge, Molly Kain, Gianna Lomman, Samantha McKay, Anna Michnik, Anthony Mongeluzi, Kiersten Montag, Dana Moser, Deanna Moser, Lianna Rieser, Nevaeh Vecchione, Luca Verello, Kaitlyn Winkis

Kindergarten: Giuliana Alvini, James Bergmark, Max Brown, Emily Craiter, Timothy Crozier, Liciana D'Andrea, Addison Geraghty, Aubrey Kapusta, Francisco Posado, Parker Schramm, Christopher Scudder, William Shields, Natalie Trotter, Samantha Weinert, Joshua Bucko, Sarah Hodum, Julia March, Brooke Szczepkowski

***Don't forget to send your postcard back to Creative Communication with parental permission to be published by February 27! You don't have to buy the book to be published, but parents do need to consent!***

Pathmark Perks Community Rewards

Pathmark is proud to support the communities they serve! Register your Pathmark PERKS Card today and start earning for Saint Anselm School right away!

*To sign up for a PERKS card, visit any Pathmark store location or order one online.
*Register your Pathmark PERKS Card by calling 1-800-931-6258 or online.
*If you're already an eScrip member, sign in to "my eScrip" to register your PERKS Card. Our school group ID# is 6674359.

Remember to use your Pathmark PERKS Card every time you shop at Pathmark, and Saint Anselm School automatically earns 1% of your purchase amount. This program helps us raise funds for our school and does not affect your use of scrip.

Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education
Check out the Box Tops for Education website! This is your one-stop place to find out everything you want to know about this important program that benefits Saint Anselm School! Register with the website to track our school's progress. Find out which products participate in the Box Tops program and get valuable coupons for those items. You can even shop online at popular retailers such as Target, Sears, and Office Max, or check out the Reading Room, where you can buy books from and earn cash back for our school while shopping for the products you want or need! Teachers can even create registries, listing items that are needed in their classrooms that visitors can donate.

Please support Saint Anselm School and our involvement in Box Tops for Education!

Choose My Future
Choose My Future
It's never too early to start thinking about high schools for your child! Click on the link above or on the image at the top of our webpage to find our more about the 18 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Upcoming Events

June 13

Last day of school

Students wear regular school uniforms today

8:30 Mass grade 1-7

Report cards distributed after Mass

10:30 Dismissal

*Report cards for absentee students will not be available in the school office. They may be picked up in the Parish Center on Monday, June 16.

Saint Anselm School 12650 Dunks Ferry Road Philadelphia, PA 19154 215-632-1133
Last Modified: Monday, Jun. 16, 2014