Help us Raise the Roof at St. Ann School
We have been making innovative changes inside the classroom and great strides in quality of education over the past three years. Now we need your help to repair a couple things on the outside.
Two Ways to Give…Click on either link to get started.
Option 1: Our St. Ann eGiving page is a great option for you to give directly to St. Ann. Click the blue button below.
Option 2: The Raise the Roof GoFundMe Campaign is online, ready for you to share with friends, family and beyond…Feel free to share on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and all you other social media outlets. It takes a village to Raise the Roof!! Click the orange button below.
The school was founded in 1960 and our building is in desperate need of some upgrades. We need to replace our roof and HVAC system to keep the building maintenance in proper condition. Our overall HVAC and Roof project will cost $500,000 over the next 3-5 years. Our first and most dire sections will cost a total of $180,000 and are asking for your help. We have received a $70,000 grant amount from a private Charitable Trust to begin this project.
While we are a private, Catholic learning institution, we serve students from diverse religious and ethnic populations. Most of our families work two plus jobs to afford to send their children to our school. The often overlooked, working-middle class is where we find most of our parents. They make many sacrifices to make ends meet and many receive financial assistance. The average family requesting financial aid is headed by a single parent, has 2 children in school and has a yearly income of $35,000. With only $40,000 in funds available from the budget and requests for aid that totaled over $135,000, we are faced with the difficult task of equitably distributing the funds. This current school year we awarded over $60,000 in financial aid to about 35 families.
Part of the St. Ann Parish, the school’s mission is to facilitate strong academic development, and to nurture a lifelong commitment to Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church in a way that promotes the spiritual and education growth of each student, so that all students become responsible, productive and faith-filled citizens.
St. Ann Catholic School opened its doors and 1960 and has seen many changes over the years, especially in the past several years. As the landscape and competition of education continues to change, so must we continue to adapt to meet the needs of our students. St. Ann prides itself on educating the entire student, including the spiritual aspect. Here are some of the changes we have implemented over the past three years.
- The introduction of the STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math) designation.
- Implementation of phase one of our one-to-one technology program.
- Complete renovation and upgrade of our middle school science lab.
- Creation of a state-of-the-art Innovation Lab including 3D printer and pens.
- Implemented Easy CBM program to monitor student learning and help students achieve success.
- Utilizing the IXL technology program to enhance reading and math in the classroom.
- Began LATIN program to boost student vocabulary.
- Enhanced teacher training with national conferences and highly qualified instructors.
In order to continue our positive growth and to remain among the top Catholic schools in the greater Memphis area, we need your help!
St. Ann School Annual Giving Society
In order to continue our positive growth and to remain among the top Catholic schools in the greater Memphis area, we need your help! Last year our Annual Giving Fund helped to raise needed unrestricted funds to strengthen our existing programs and provide new, innovative opportunities for our students. Tuition only covers 80% of the income necessary to run our school. We need strong St. Ann supporters like you to help strengthen and grow St. Ann School year after year into the future.
The Sister Connie Passing on the Faith Scholarship
Please consider making a tax deductible donation to The Sister Connie Passing on the Faith Scholarship.
St. Ann Catholic School (SAS) is pleased to announce the Sister Connie Passing on the Faith Scholarship in honor of Sister Connie Tarallo for her dedication, service, and commitment to not only the Catholic faith, but also to St. Ann Catholic School, Bartlett, TN. Sister Connie is a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and an active member at St. Ann Catholic Church. She was a first grade teacher at SAS from 1971 until her retirement in 2013.
The purpose of these scholarships is to reward students who are formed and grow in the Catholic faith at SAS. These students are instruments of God’s hands and have proven that they carry on the faith in actions and words. These scholarships also serve to help those families in financial need as they strive to give their children a Catholic education. Two (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded each school year to qualifying students whose parent(s), grandparents, or guardians meet the financial requirements as defined by the Private School Aid Service (PSAS).