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

 Dowling Tuition Assistance Information

Families, if you have a student that will be at student at Dowling Catholic next school year,
Please Click Here to learn about the tuition assistance application. 

Familias, si tiene un estudiante que asistirá a Dowling Catholic el próximo año escolar,

haga clic en este enlace sobre la solicitud de asistencia de matrícula. 

Familias, si ustedes tienen un estudiante que será un estudiante en Dowling el otro año escolar, por favor, pinche el enlace sobre la aplicación para ayuda financiera.

haga clic aqui 

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!


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:



 Click here for  21 ways to pray a family rosary
21 formas de rezar en el rosario de familiaPresione este enlace para conocer las

Welcome to St. Anthony School!

It's time to enroll for the 2023/2024 school year!!  Please read the information contained in the important links below, and let us know if we can be of assistance as you consider your child's education and future.  Thank You!
Enrollment is happening now. Priority seating to our current families and current parishioners is open now until March 1. Then we will open the seating to new families that are interested. 
Ya comenzamos  a matricular para el otra año. La prioridad de cupos  a nuestras familias actuales y los feligreses actuales está abierto ahora hasta el 1 de marzo. Después de esa fecha abriremos los cupos a las nuevas familias que estén interesadas. 


School Supply shopping lists for 2022-2023

Click HERE for Detailed Lists

Note: Preschool and PreKindergarten do not have school supply lists. The teachers will be in touch if there are things parents/guardians needs to purchase.

General Announcements/anuncios generales

From the Regional Office about the Student First Act. Click here:  St. Anthony 1.26.23 
De parte de la Oficina Regional sobre el Student First Act. Pulse aquí St. Anthony 1.26.23 o consulte el archivo adjunto para la versión en español.
Calendar/ Calendario
NO SCHOOL March 10 through March 19 – SPRING BREAK
NO HAY ESCUELA -Desde el 10-19 de marzo. - -Spring Break/ Descanso de Primavera

Lenten Almsgiving Project
Dear families, Please see the attached note about our project for Lent 

Estimadas familias, Consulte la nota adjunta sobre nuestro proyecto para la Cuaresma
For our DROP Everything and PRAY during Lent, we introduced the students to novenas. Attached HERE is the St. Joseph Novena if you would like to continue praying with your families.
Para nuestro DROP Everything and PRAY ( Deje todo y RECE)  durante la Cuaresma, introdujimos a los estudiantes a las novenas. Adjuntamos la Novena de San José por si quieren seguir rezando con sus familias en casa.
4th grade is in charge of the mission day for March, and we choose the Animal Rescue League. Please bring $2 or more on Friday March 31 if you would like to help.. You can also donate items as well. Here is a link to the Animal Rescue League's donation wish list.
El 4to grado esta encargado de la misión para el mes de marzo y han escogido el Animal Rescue League ( Liga de rescate animal). Por favor, envíe $2 o más el viernes, 31 de marzo si desea ayudar.  También ayudar donando artículos. Aquí está el enlace de la lista de deseos del Animal Rescue League para donaciones.
Bilingual job – if you would like to work at St. Anthony School 20-40 hours per week helping teachers in their classrooms, we would love to meet with you. We would really like bilingual, Spanish and English, speakers. Please let me know if you are interested.
Oportunidad de trabajo bilingüe- Si usted está interesado(a) en trabajar en la escuela St. Anthony de 20-40 horas a la semana ayudando a las / los maestras(as) en sus aulas, nos encantaría reunirnos con usted. Nos encantaría contratar personas que hablen español e inglés. Por favor, avíseme si está interesado (a).
If you would like to order a yearbook for the 2022-2023 school year, please order one at the link below. The deadline to order one is April 9th. The school code is: 9230323
Si usted desea ordenar un anuario para el ano 2022-2023, por favor, puede ordenar uno en el siguiente enlace:  El código escolar es : 9230323  La última fecha para ordenar es el 9 de abril.
Click here for Dowling summer camp information DCHS Summer Camps 
Presione el enlace para obtener información sobre el campamento de verano de Dowling DCHS Summer Camps 
Save the date: Spanish Immersion STEM Camp at Drake University for students in grades K-6. It will be June 5-16. More information will be coming about how to sign up.
Reserve la fecha: Campamento STEM de inmersión en español en la Universidad de Drake para estudiantes de Kinder a 6º grado. Será del 5 al 16  de junio. Más información vendrá sobre cómo inscribirse.
If you enjoy track and would be open to volunteering at the track meets for grades 5-8, please let me know and I’ll connect you with the coaches. The meet dates are listed below. The meets are all at the Dowling Catholic High School track. They start at 4:30 and run until 6:30/7:00.
Si les gusta el atletismo y estarías dispuesto a ser voluntario en las carreras de atletismo para los grados 5-8, por favor háganmelo saber y te pondré en contacto con los entrenadores. Las fechas de las carreras están abajo. Todos los encuentros serán en la pista de Dowling Catholic High School. Empiezan a las 4:30 y duran hasta las 6:30/7:00.
Lunes, 27 de marzo- 7/8th - Meet #1
Lunes, 4 de abril - 5/6 - Meet #1
Lunes, 10 de abril - 7/8 - Meet #2
Lunes, 17 de abril - 5/6 - Meet #2
Lunes, 1 de mayo - 7/8 - Meet #3
Lunes, 8 de mayo - 5/6 - Meet #3
MARTES, 16  de mayo – Carreras de campeonato
See the attached information page about the Iowa 529 plan for education expenses
Consulte la página de información adjunta sobre el plan 529 de Iowa para gastos de educación
Share the attached Virtual Job Fair flyer with anyone seeking a teacher job in one of our Catholic schools
Comparta el folleto adjunto de la Feria Virtual de Empleo con cualquier persona que busque un puesto de profesor en una de nuestras escuelas católicas.
In honor of Bishop Joensen’s passion for education, we invite you to join us for the inaugural Bishop’s Celebration of Catholic Schools on August 26, 2023 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Center. This event unites the entire Diocese of Des Moines community in celebration of the life-changing impact our faith-centered education has provided for more than 120 years. During the event, the diocese will recognize special honorees, educators, administrators, and volunteers for their impact on our Catholic schools. Click here to nominate a Catholic school educator, administrator, or volunteer. The deadline to nominate an administrator, educator or volunteer is May 15, 2023.
En honor a la pasión del Obispo Joensen por la educación, le invitamos a unirse a nosotros para la celebración inaugural del Obispo de las Escuelas Católicas el 26 de agosto de 2023 en el Centro Parroquial de San Francisco de Asís. Este evento une a toda la comunidad de la Diócesis de Des Moines para celebrar el impacto transformador que ha tenido nuestra educación centrada en la fe durante más de 120 años. Durante el evento, la diócesis reconocerá a homenajeados especiales, educadores, administradores y voluntarios por su impacto en nuestras escuelas católicas. Pulse aquí- here  para nominar a un educador, administrador o voluntario de una escuela católica. La fecha límite para nominar a un administrador, educador o voluntario es el 15 de mayo del 2023.

Free COVID Tests - free at-home coronavirus tests can be mailed to you. The tests can be ordered via, or by calling 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489) between 8 a.m. and midnight Eastern time any day of the week. 

Please CLICK HERE for note about report cards    
Véase la nota adjunta sobre los boletines de notas


Please see this memo from the Regional Office.   
Ver los documento adjuntos de la Oficina Regional. 
Please see this flyer for dress code. Por favor, ver los documentos
adjuntos sobre el código de uniforme.  

Dress code - Shorts can be worn until October 31, so students can no longer wear shorts. They may start to wear them again April 1, 2023.       

Código de uniforme- Los pantalones cortos pueden ser usados como uniforme hasta el 31 de octubre, por lo que los estudiantes ya no pueden usar pantalones cortos para ir a la escuela. Podrán volver a usarlos el 1 de abril del 2023.   

Students need to bring a jacket with them. Most days are cold and often windy during the day. They also should keep a hat and gloves in their backpack. 

Los estudiantes deben llevar una chaqueta/chamarra. La mayoría de los días son fríos y a menudo hay viento durante el día. También deben llevar un gorro y guantes en su mochila/bolsón. El jueves hubo muchos niños(as) con mucho frío. 

If you want to buy any St. Anthony wear, click the link below

Si usted quiere comprar vestimenta de St. Anthony, por favor, pinche aquí 

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Link to Order St. Anthony Spirit Wear!
Ropa de Espíritu Escolar




Jennifer Raes, Directora de 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.