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2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

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St. Ann Catholic School was chosen as a project site for the UMSL Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. A group of 7th-8th grade students provided free babysitting supervised by a parent volunteer. A team of 30 St. Ann School teachers, parents, students, and parishioners arrived in the morning of Monday, January 18, 2010. They got busy cleaning the halls, stairways, Science Lab, and cafeteria. They painted walls in the main hallway, the 5th grade classroom, and the 4th and 5th grade stairwells. They scraped paint in the cafeteria and repainted those walls. An UMSL team of 7 volunteers arrived after noon with lunches for our 30 school volunteers and paint for the Science Lab and the cafeteria. The UMSL team painted the Science Lab and helped to clean the cafeteria. An enormous amount of work was accomplished!

Mark your calendars for January 17, 2011. We will be asking for volunteer help from parents and students for the 2nd annual event! We hope to be chosen as an UMSL project site again next year, too.

Below are some photos taken during the Day of Service.

Red Ribbon Week Activities

On Friday three members of the UMSL basketball team came to talk to the students about staying drug free. Afterwards, they put on a slam-dunk demonstration! It was amazing! Before the basketball players left, the Student Council president gave them small gifts and thank you cards made by each classroom.

Red Ribbon Week - UMSL Basketball Team Visit

Red Ribbon Week - UMSL Basketball Team Visit

Red Ribbon Week - UMSL Basketball Team Visit