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 

The Bishop wants to hear from us!
Bishop William Joensen has invited us to take part in a brief survey that will assist our visioning process for the Diocese of Des Moines.

“We want to hear of your joys and disappointments, your hopes and priorities for our diocesan future.”

To complete the survey in English, click 

En espanol:
haga cliq aqui


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:

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!

St. Anthony School 2021-2022 Family Calendar - Updated 10/11/21

St. Anthony School will have a two hour late start tomorrow Thursday, January 20, due to the windchill. School will start at 10:20. Students can be dropped off starting at 9:50. The bus will run two hours later than regular days. St. Anthony Plus will open at 8:30 AM. There will be no morning preschool and no morning prekindergarten.

La Escuela St Anthony comenzará clases  dos horas más tarde mañana jueves, 20 de enero, debido a lo frío del viento. La escuela comenzará a las 10:20 am. Los estudiantes pueden llegar a la escuela a las 9:50 am. El autobús pasará dos horas más tarde que lo normal . St. Anthony Plus abrirá a las 8:30 a.m. No habrá preescolar ni prekindergarten en la mañana.

Reminder - if there is going to be no school, an early dismissal or a late start, we will post that information to the following places:

  *   Direct email to families
  *   School website
  *   School Facebook page
  *   KCCI TV and website (Channel 8, CBS)
  *   WHO TV and website (Channel 13, WHO)
  *   St. Anthony Church app
  *   Home and School Facebook page

Recordatorio - cuando se cancele la escuela, haya  salida temprana o un comienzo tardío, publicaremos la información en los siguientes lugares:

  *   correo directo a las familias
  *   pagina web de la escuela
  *   pagina de Facebook de la escuela
  *   KCCI TV y su pagina web ( canal 8, CBS)
  *   WHO TV y su pagina web ( canal 13, WHO)
  *   aplicación de la iglesia St. Anthony
  *   pagina Facebook de Home and School

Calendar/Calendario - NOTE!!
Monday, January 17/ lunes, 17 de enero

No school for students, teachers have a professional development day

No habrá escuela para los alumnos. Los maestros tienen desarrollo profesional.



Annual Report
The St. Anthony School Annual report for 2021 (which means from the 2020-2021 school year) is now available to view HERE.

El  reporte anual para el año 2021 esta añadido a este correo electrónico. ( esto significa que es del año escolar 2020-2021) - haga cliq aqui
Matching Dollars Campaign Great Success - Thank You!
I am soooooo excited to share how wonderful the matching donation campaign was! Thank you so much to the 2 donors that gave the money to match all of the donations that came in. We exceeded what was needed for the match!

The final amount of money donated was: $42,505!!! $17,505 OVER the $25,000 we hoped we could hit. Thank you so much to all of the donors!!
With the donated money and the $25,000 match, we raised a total of $67,505  to help with classroom and educational upgrades. Thank you donors so very much!!
Me emociona  poder compartir lo maravillosa que fue la campaña de donaciones de contrapartida. Muchas gracias a los 2 donantes que dieron el dinero para igualar todas las donaciones que llegaron. ¡Hemos superado lo que se necesitaba para ser igualado!
La cantidad final de dinero donado fue: ¡¡¡42.505 dólares!!!  17.505 dólares por encima de los 25.000 dólares que esperábamos alcanzar. ¡¡Muchas gracias a todos los donantes!!
Con el dinero donado y los 25.000 dólares de contrapartida, recaudamos un total de $67.505  para ayudar a las mejoras de las aulas y de la educación. ¡Muchisimas gracias a las personas que donaron!
Save your cans and bottles that we can turn in for money. Once we have a really nice weather weekend, likely early March, we will have a can and bottle fundraiser collection. Start saving now so we will have a lot saved up for our fundraiser.

Guarden sus latas y botellas para poder cambiarlas por dinero. Una vez que tengamos un fin de semana con buen tiempo, muy probable a principios de marzo, tendremos una actividad para recaudar fondos recolectando botellas y latas. Empiecen a guardarlas desde ya para poder tener muchas  para nuestra actividad. 
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.
Please be sure your child/children are coming to school dressed to be outside for recess and car line.
Por favor, asegúrense de que su hijo(a)/ hijos(as) vengan vestidos con la ropa apropiada para estar afuera en recreo y en la fila de carros.  
If your child is ill, keep them home. If a child vomits, has diarrhea, or a fever, then they need to be free from vomitting, having diarrhea, having a fever for 24 hours or more before they can be around others. So they cannot return to school until their body doesn’t have symptoms for 24 hours or more. Giving them medicine to lower the fever is fine, but they cannot come to school with a hidden fever. They are still contagious.
Si su hijo(a) está enfermo(a), por favor, manténgalo en casa. Si su hijo(a) vomita, tiene diarrea o tiene fiebre, entonces ellos (as) deben estar sanos sin fiebre, sin vomito y sin diarrea 24 horas o más antes de regresar a la escuela y poder estar con otros. Ellos no pueden regresar a la escuela hasta que su cuerpo no tenga síntomas por 24 horas o más. Darles medicina para la fiebre esta bien pero no pueden venir a la escuela si necesitan la medicina para esconder la fiebre. Todavía pueden contagiar a otros.
Students need to bring a water bottle to school each day so they have access to water.

Los estudiantes deben traer un botella para agua a la escuela todos los dias para que tengan acceso al agua. 
God bless,
Jennifer Raes, Directora de St. Anthony School
Jennifer Raes, Principal St. Anthony School



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.