The LAUNCH Ledger
April/End of Year Issue
Fun LAUNCH Photos from March
March was a very full and busy month. During March we learned about Lent, Temptation, Mission, Change, and Prayer. Students participated in Stations of the Cross, service work, Lenten crafts, activities, and games, and they even attended adoration.
What's Happening in April?
March 31-April 2: NO CLASS
April 7-9: NO CLASS
There are NO classes this week for Spring Break and for families to return from Spring Break. 
See you again April 14-16, 2019
April 14-16, 2019:
  • Pre-K--5th Grade will participate in class parties and a day of celebration. Students will also have the opportunity to attend our Bible Bash carnival with their class, which is a series of games that help review concepts the students learned that year to earn prizes.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd April Agenda:
In our finally month to meet we will first present The Last Supper.  We focus on the words Jesus spoke and how we hear them at mass each Sunday.  And after Easter, we raise our song of JOY!  We did up our Alleluia cards from the dirt and once again sing LOUD in joy of His Resurrection. This celebration is accompanied by everyone receiving a candle of their own to remember His light will never go out again and Jesus wants to share that light with each and every one of us.
LAUNCH Announcements
Last Day of Class-
Bible Bash-Donations Needed
Last year we started a new tradition for the last day of classes called Bible Bash. It is a Bible trivia carnival that is an amazing fun day of games and review for our students. To help make this amazing day possible, we need your help though. We need each family to bring in a bag of donated goodies. Please see the following information to get exact details. Click HERE for Bible Bash information.
Volunteers Needed!
Adult and teen volunteers are needed for this summer's VBS.
To sign-up as an adult volunteer please click HERE.
To sign-up as a teen volunteer please click HERE.

Volunteers are also needed for the 2019-2020 LAUNCH year.
We need leaders, co-leaders, special needs assistants, hall monitors, office helpers, and more. To sign-up for the 2019-2020 LAUNCH year, click HERE.
First Communion Announcements
First Communion Parents:
1. If you would like to have access to your child's First Communion video please request one and pay for it by finding the item to purchase on our registration website, under Available Programs a . It is the list item available on the list, so scroll to the very bottom.
2. To help your child practice we have two videos for you to watch and review with your child in order to remind them of First Communion best practices and procedures.
The first video is a "what to do and what not to do" video made by Busted Halo. You can find this video at :
The second video is one that our staff created to show students what the exact procedure is to walk up and receive communion and return to their pews. Please, please review this video with your child. This video can be found at 
3. Want an easy and inexpensive way to make your child's First Communion Banner? A fantastic St. Ann's parent found a complete kit that you can use. To view the kit click HERE.
(You do not need to use this kit, and we are not an official endorser of this product, we just wanted to share this resource)
May 1st, 2019
Mandatory First Communion Rehearsal.
If you are signed up for the 10:30am Mass your rehearsal is at 6:30pm.
If you are signed up for the 5:30pm Mass your rehearsal is at 5:15pm.
If you are signed up for the 12:30pm Mass your rehearsal is at 4:00pm.

May 4th or 5th, 2019
First Communion is on its way. Make sure that you have reserved your seating and your child's t-shirt size by clicking HERE
Upcoming LAUNCH Events

February-June, 2019
VBS Registration Opens
This summer's VBS theme is Roar: Life is Wild; God is Good.  Our safari theme will get your kids exploring God like never before. Reserve your family's seat by registering early.
      VBS takes place June 17-21, 2019. To Register click HERE
April 13th: Family Prayer and Worship Night
Families can gather together on April 13th for a night of praise and worship to our God. Join us in the church from 7-8pm to pray and spend time with Christ.
Last Day of Classes & Bible Bash is April 14-16th
July 1, 2019
Registration for the LAUNCH 2018-2019 school year starts July 1, 2018. If you register in the month of July you receive an early bird discount. To register go to the page or go straight to the registration website by clicking HERE
For the full LAUNCH Calendar of Events and Schedule please click HERE
St. Ann's Community Events/Announcements
April 12th: 5:30-7:30pm-
Family Stations of the Cross
All families are invited to join St. Ann’s Family Enrichment (SAFE) Friday, April 12 at 5:30-7:30pm for Family Stations of the Cross.  At their own pace, families will walk through the stations on Reilly Field (Carroll Center if rain) and create a Stations of the Cross Box.  This hands-on experience is a great way for kids of all ages to begin our walk with Christ for Holy Week.  We hope you make an evening of it and enjoy the KoC fish fry dinner before or after joining us!  Email stannfamily@outlook.comwith any questions.
April 27th: Father/Daughter Dance
The 4th Annual 2019 St. Ann`s Father/Daughter Dance Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will be held on Saturday, April 27th in Nolan Hall. 
Goodbyes & Thank yous
To Our 5th Graders:
We want to say that we have LOVED having you at LAUNCH with us. We hope you had a wonderful year, and that you grew closer to Christ while you were with us. You will be dearly missed, and we pray that you will have fun next year in EDGE.
To Our Current Students & Families:
Thank you! Thank you for sharing your faith journey with us. Thank you for learning with us, laughing with us, talking with us, exploring with us, singing with us, dancing with us, acting with us, drawing with us, thinking with us, creating with us, playing with us, and being YOU with US. We can't do this without YOU, and we hope to see you again next year. Love, LAUNCH Dept
To Our Volunteer Teachers & Helpers:
You amaze us! You truly are the definition of Christian love. You gave from yourselves each week, and there is NO WAY we could run this program, reach these children, and do what we do without YOU. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!!!! Love, LAUNCH Staff