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St. Ann Catholic School
4921 MEADOWDALE ST., METAIRIE, LA 70006
P: (504) 455-8383 | F: (504) 455-9572
St. Ann
Catholic School

Enrichment

Jefferson Parish Fire Department
Enrichment activities are provided to all students throughout the school year.  St. Ann invites a variety of of ever-changing authors, athletes, mobile learning units and community service workers to visit our students.  All enrichment activities occur during our normal school hours, provide age-appropriate content and occur on-site under the supervision of our teachers and staff.  Following is a sample of past visitors some of which we schedule annually.  

 

Audubon ZOOmobile

Our 1st graders enjoy a visit from the Audubon ZOOmobile.  Students have fun learning about animals through an interactive presentation and a hands-on animal encounter with the help of a trained Audubon Zoo keeper. 

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Audubon Zoo's Wetland Express

The Audubon Zoo's Wetland Express outreach program offers our 4th graders an up-close, hands-on experience with some our wetland's most important inhabitants.  The Wetland Express helps student's make connections to wetland animals and their habitats.  This visit takes place during the 4th grader's annual "Fais do-do" festival. 

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Diamond Del's Mobile Mine

Our 3rd grade students experience gem mining in Diamond Del's Mobile Mine.  Students mine for gems to add to their own collection.  In the mining process they learn about the classifications and identifications of both rocks and minerals.  

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Frank Levy's Interactive Theater

Frank Levy is a 30 year veteran teacher of writing, speech and dramatics at the elementary school level.  His live performances immerse students in a complete interactive theatrical learning experience where books literally come to life!  Our 6th & 7th graders enjoy historical performances that have included "Alexander the Great," "The Louisiana Purchase,"  "The Boston Tea Party," "The Battle of New Orleans," and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves."

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Italian Flag Throwers

The Italian Sanspelolcro Flag-Throwers have celeberated over 60 years of performances and have been traveling to New Orleans to perform for the past 30 years.  For the past several years they have stopped by to visit our 2nd, 3rd & 4th graders to perform their spectactular art of flag throwing.

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Jefferson Parish Fire Department

 Our local fire department visits St. Ann's PK4 students.  Our students get to see a fire truck "up-close" and our friendly fireman go over the basic fire safety rules and precautions.  Students are encouraged to ask questions and look over the tools our fireman use to keep us safe.

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Johnette Downing - Author/Singer

Johnette Downing is a multi-award winning musician and author who performs a variety of traditional Louisiana music in a lively environment.  Our PK2, PK3, PK4 and Kindergarteners are encouraged to dance and play throughout the performance.

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McCadd on Wheels

McCadd - Mount Carmel Cubs Against Destructive Decisions

Mount Carmel Academy's high school students visit our 6th & 7th graders and provide information through skits, music, statistics, speeches and personal testimony on a variety of topics.  Students talk about peer pressure, the dangers of smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, cyberbullying and self-esteem.  After the presentation our students are invited to participate in an interactive session where they can wear "drunk goggles" and perform motor skills tasks in order to help them understand the effects and dangers of impairement.

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Pat Roig - Author & Entertainer

Pat Roig presents a puppet show along with story reading to our PK3 & PK4 year old students featuring her book "Clothilde's MeeMaw Swallows Mardi Gras".  She has also presented a reading of her book to our 2nd graders entitled "Jockamo Knows Gumbo".

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Pelicans Junior Training Camp

Our New Orleans Pelican players, trainers and cheerleaders, including "Pierre the Pelican", visit our 3rd & 4th graders to help reinforce our message of healthy living and lifestyle habits through exercise and team sports.  Students also enjoy a photo opportunity with their special guests.

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Robotics

St. Ann’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders attend a Robotics presentation.  Students are given the opportunity to explore the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) concepts that bring robots to life! 

 

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Ronald McDonald

Our favorite clown Ronald McDonald visits our Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd graders.  Ronald uses music, magic and comedy, which includes his puppet friends, to show our students how anyone can be a great leader.

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Saints Junior Training Camp

Our very own New Orleans Saints set-up a mini-training camp for our 5th, 6th & 7th graders.  Students get tips and can practice their catching, throwing and running drills.  They are also invited to take photos with their special guests.  

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Sally Farrell - Raptor Rehabilitator

Sally Farrell received her training at the Wild Bird Rehabitlitation Center a part of the New Orleans Audubon Zoo Institute.  She is a raptor rehabilitator and educator.  Our 3rd graders are introduced to live, non-releasable raptors with an accompanying lecture, supplemented with audio and visual aids such as photography, taped bird calls, owl castings and feather displays.

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