St. Anthony Catholic School

Hello St. Anthony families!!  The staff and I are excited and incredibly blessed to get to work at St. Anthony, and to have the opportunity to share and teach about our faith within all of the curricular areas. We greatly appreciate the support from our SAS families to our school programs and teachers. We also value the partnership in the education of your children. Parents are the primary educators who provide guidance and examples of being faithful Christians. At SAS we want to know and build on the individuality of each child and help them to grow in their knowledge and in their faith so they can become responsible, respectful and independent members of the community and Church. Thank you for choosing St. Anthony School! 

Many blessings, Ms. Jennifer Raes


St. Anthony offers so much more than a common core aligned curriculum. Check out these five reasons to explore
St. Anthony for your child:

FAITH: Christ is the "principal" of St. Anthony. Learning the Catholic faith and respecting one other is reinforced every day.
COMMUNITY: Our dedicated teachers give each child individualized attention and welcome each family into a warm,
supportive community. This sense of belonging helps students feel more secure when circumstances are beyond their control, allowing them to focus on their education.
PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION: Whether it’s in person or from a distance, our schools provide a caring, creative and quality learning environment personalized for each student. We challenge students to aim higher academically, spiritually and personally.
VALUES: We teach love, care and concern for others as a part of our curriculum. Students in all grades have the opportunity to participate in community service and mission projects. Values of respect, discipline, diligence and compassion are instilled
in all students.
ACCESSIBLE: We offer tuition assistance to help families afford tuition, including a Welcome Tuition Grant for public-school transfer students.

To Request a Tour of the School and/or Meet with the Principal, please call or email:
Jennifer Raes - Principal
Darcy Swesey - School Secretary 


New Catholic Tuition Organization Guidelines!!

CTO, the Catholic Tuition Organization, has new income guidelines this year. It’s wonderful because even more families will be able to get financial assistance with tuition! Stop in the school office for the forms to apply. See additional information below:


Free breakfast and lunch again for the 2021-2022 school year - click here to apply for free and reduced meals

Otra vez, desayuno y  almuerzo gratis para el año escolar 2021-2022. Haga Cliq Aqui
Staff and students are encouraged to wear masks. They must be worn on the bus, as it is public transportation. 
Se anima al personal y alumnos de la escuela a usar mascarillas. Los alumnos DEBEN usar sus mascarillas en el bus ya que es transporte público.
If we know of contagious illnesses, such as Covid, Strep or Influenza, and your child was around that student, you will be notified so you can watch for any symptoms. 
Si nos enteramos de cualquier enfermedad contagiosa , como Covid, faringitis( strep) o influenza y su alumno estuvo con o cerca de ese estudiante, se lo informaremos para que este pendiente de cualquier síntomas que puedan presentarse. 
For the donations that will be matched, we have raised: $1800, which means matched we total: $3600.  Our deadline is December 31.  Donations can be cash, check (dropped off or mailed in), or Venmo SAS1912. Thank you to the families and businesses that have dropped off cash, checks and sent a Venmo.
Para las donaciones que serán equiparadas por un contribuidor, hemos recaudado; $1800, lo cual significa que al equipararlo, el total es : $3600.  Nuestras fecha limitees el 31 de diciembre. Las donaciones pueden ser en efectivo, cheque ( enviado por correo o entregado en la escuela) o Venmo SAS1912. Gracias a las familias y negocios que han contribuido con efectivo, cheques o por medio de Venmo. 
Attached is the updated, detailed school calendar. It is also on our school website,

El documento adjunto es una actualización de nuestro  calendario escolar detallado. También esta en nuestro sitio web,
Thank you to our families and teachers for wonderful and productive conferences this week. We appreciate partnering with our families in the academic and faith education of the students. We are all blessed to be a part of St. Anthony Catholic School.

Gracias a nuestras familias y maestras(os) por unas conferencias maravillosos y  productivas esta semana. Apreciamos mucho nuestra relacino con nuestras familias en la educación académica y de fe de nuestros estudiantes. Todos estamos  bendecidos de ser parte de la Escuela Católica St. Anthony. 
Thank you to Home and School for the dinners for staff during conference. So appreciated!!

Gracias a Home and School por la cena a nuestro personal durante conferencias. Lo apreciamos mucho!
Calendar/ Calendario
Monday, October 18/ lunes, 18 de octubre
  • No school. Teachers have professional development
  • No hay escuela. Desarrollo profesional para maestros(as).
Tuesday, October 19/ martes, 19 de octubre
  • Make up school picture day. Students getting their picture taken may be out of uniform.
  • There is no Board of Education meeting this month
  • Dia para Volver a tomar las fotos de escuela. Los alumnos que se tomaran fotos pueden venir en ropa de color.
  • No hay Reunión de Junta Directiva este mes. 
Wednesday, October 20/ miércoles, 20 de octubre
  • 8:30am All School Mass, hosted by 5th grade
  • 8:30 Misa de toda la escuela liderada por 5to grado
Friday, October 22/ Viernes, 22 de octubre
  • Spirit wear tops (St. Anthony or Dowling Catholic) can be worn with dress code bottoms
  • Home and School Halloween parties for families, Parish Hall, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Uso de ropa de espíritu escolar ( Dowling o St. Anthony). 
  • Fiesta de Halloween para familias de Home and School en el salón parroquial de 6:30-8:00pm.
God bless,
Jennifer Raes, Directora de St. Anthony School
Jennifer Raes, Principal St. Anthony School

Have you downloaded the Box Tops App on your phones? When you scan your grocery receipt with your phone’s camera you can earn cash for our school! It’s convenient and super easy to use. Here is how to set it up:
Download the App
Login with email and create an account
Find St. Anthony’s School using zip code 50315
Scan your receipt. That’s it!

Saint Anthony’s School provides a quality education for children in grades from Pre-K through eighth. The school meets or exceeds all state standards and employs only fully accredited teachers. The academic curriculum is infused with religion daily. Students plan and attend Mass on a weekly basis with many other opportunities for spiritual growth and family values. Students have the opportunity to participate in sports programs, local and city academic contests, and service projects. 

Alumni Campaign
SAS Tuition Assistance

Click Above to Donate, then
Click "SAS Tuition Assistance" Under "Gift Information" options on the right hand side of the giving page

Spanish Immersion

St. Anthony's is one of only 3 Spanish Immersion programs in the state of Iowa.