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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

Thank you to all who came out On May 26th to support our bookfair at Barnes & Noble! It's not too late to make a purchase in-store or online to benefit Saint Anselm School!

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
Click here
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

June 1

Pretzel orders due--$2.00 for grade 1-7; $1.60 for grades PK, K, and 8

Last week for pretzels

June 2

End-of-Year Assessments, grade 8

Jane 3

End-of-Year Assessments, grades 1-8

June 4

End-of-Year Assessments, grades 1-8

Last day for PK

11 AM PK Prayer Service in church

PK Ice Cream Party after lunch

June 5

End-of-Year Assessments, grades 7

9:30 AM--K students arrive in school

10 AM--Kindergarten Graduation in OLV Hall

Last day for Kindergarten

Holiday for grade 8 only

7 PM Piano Recital

June 7

10 AM Baccalaureate Mass for all graduates

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

1 PM Parish Picnic at Adventureland

June 8

No pretzels this week--bring a snack

9:15 Confession for grade 8

12 Noon dismissal

7 PM Farewell Mass for Father Dunleavy

June 9

10 AM--Grade 8 students report to library

10:30 AM--Grade 8 Farewell Prayer Service in Church

Grade 8 report cards distributed after Prayer Service in the library

12 Noon dismissal

7 PM Graduation Dance

June 10

Holiday for grade 8 only

12 Noon dismissal

6:30 PM--Graduates report to library

7 PM--Graduation Mass in church with presentation of diplomas and awards

June 11

Holiday for students

Professional Development for faculty

June 12

Last day of school

Students wear regular uniforms today

8:30 Mass--grades 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 15.

June 14

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

Flag Day

June 21

Liturgy of the Word for Children at 10 AM Mass

Fathers Day

Saint Anselm School 12650 Dunks Ferry Road Philadelphia, PA 19154 215-632-1133
Last Modified: Thursday, Jun. 04, 2015