The major topic among the parent volunteers who had gathered in the Auditorium was “How is the field?” It was certainly a fair question considering the previous day’s rain. And so, on October 4th, the students in grades K-8, staff, and family volunteers left the school and began their 2019 Walk for Education which led them to the St. Anselm Ball Field. And when they arrived, the group learned that the field was wet…which didn’t matter at all to our hearty students! They spent their time playing ball (both football and soccer), throwing frisbees, playing with hula hoops and jump ropes and dancing to lively music spun by the DJ. And when the children needed refreshments, the always-prepared Home Academy Association (HAA) parent volunteers were on hand with water and snacks to keep the active children hydrated and happy. And then it was time to return to SACA and complete their Walk for Education.
There are many to thank for this successful fundraiser—starting with the SACA families and friends who sponsored the students. The funds raised will be used to enhance educational programs at SACA. An event like the Walk for Education requires much planning and coordination along with many volunteers to provide a safe walk and fun experience for the children. We thank the officers from the 68th precinct, the Home Academy Association Walk for Education Committee members Eva Marie, Lisa, Liz and Debbie, Parent Volunteers along with SACA Board Member Bob Fugowski and Principal Kevin Flanagan for their hard work and dedication. We are grateful. Finally, a special thanks to student-artist Cesar for his award-winning tee-shirt design. Congratulations, on a job well done, everyone!
If you would like to contribute to the Walk for Education or learn more about the wonderful things happening at SACA, please visit their website at sacany.org. And as always, please keep our students, parents, teachers, administrators, and staff in your prayers.
All the best,
The St. Anselm Publicity Committee