324 N. Harrison St. Stoughton, WI 53589
Weekly News & Notes


You are invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from April 12 - 25. All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series and more.
You'll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:

- Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers and value packs
- All orders ship direct to home. 
- FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
- All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards. 

Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click "Shop Now" to get started. Happy reading! 

*Free standard shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free standard shipping (books) must be selected during checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion.

Watch this video to learn why parishioners of all ages value the St. Ann Parish community and embrace its unique, welcoming, reverent and supportive environment. 


St. Ann's is honored to partner with the Stoughton Area School District to provide a top-notch 4-year old kindergarten program. To get a feel for the caring, energetic environment created for our 4k students at St. Ann's, click here to enjoy a virtual tour of the 4k classroom. You can also meet Mrs. Matz the esteemed 4k teacher, and see the experience through the eyes of a student. To apply for Stoughton Area School District's 4-year old kindergarten program at St. Ann's, follow this link to SASD's 4K-enrollment page and be sure to select "ST. ANN SCHOOL" as your instruction site. To learn more about the 4k curriculum and approach, see the admissions page


St. Ann School staff and parent advisors have worked diligently to explore and map out plans for the fall trimester. That planning process included coordination with the Diocese of Madison, the Stoughton Area School District and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as well as guidance from national, state and local health officials. Together, we have created a plan for managing a safe return to school in-person where/when possible.

The Health and Safety Plan created by the St. Ann Health and Safety Team is a set of guidelines based on best practices that align with recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the State Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Dane County Health Department (DCHD). As more information and data is shared, the Health and Safety Plan will evolve to meet current guidelines and recommendations. 

At St. Ann's we recognize the vital role that in-person instruction plays in the social, emotional and spiritual well-being of our children. At the same time, we also recognize that in order to learn effectively, the school building must be a safe place for both students and staff. Having healthy students and staff is critical to the quality of education children receive. 

If you have questions or would like more information about St. Ann's health & safety plans, please contact the school office with questions stanns@stanns-school.org.  

This winter is bringing some interesting weather with wind chill predictions of -40 degrees on Monday. In the event that St. Ann’s closes due to inclement weather, the following is our plan:

- WISC Channel 3 and www.channel3000 are our sources for school closure. In the event that the Stoughton Area School District closes, you will NOT see a separate notification that St. Ann’s is closed. You will, however, receive an alert through FACTS that St. Ann’s is closed. We are now subscribed to this feature, so you may receive a text and/or email alert

- Virtual Instruction: As much as possible, teachers will equip students with their Chromebooks and materials the day before so that they are prepared for virtual instruction the following day; however, there may be occasions when this is not possible. Please create a plan at home for the possibility of virtual instruction if your child does not have his or her Chromebook. Teachers will work with parents to make recorded sessions available to be viewed asynchronously and will make concessions for those students who are unable to attend Zoom sessions due to technology availability. If your family is one who relies on the school issued Chromebook, be sure his or her teacher knows so that one can be made available the prior day.

Monica Mack, MSW, CC
St. Ann School Guidance Counselor


Fundamentals are key when life is changing rapidly.

This is for the parents: With all the changes happening on a weekly and daily basis around us, with protocols for Covid19, schedules, and outside influences of life, it can seem at times, overwhelming. 

Here is the good news…When we focus on the things we Do have control over in life, we FEEL more in control of life.

What do we have control over? The fundamentals: Intention. Gratitude. Eating. Movement. Sleeping. Saying 'no' when needed.

Read COUNSELOR CORNER - OCT. 2020 to look at these through the lens of self-care because that is what we can control...

Lunch Schedule 

Monday, September 20, 2021
Mac & Cheese (Sill, Thompson)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Chicken Fajitas (Clark, Haser)

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 
Popcorn Chicken (Urso, Williams)

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Pizza Burger (Francksen, Mich. Walker)

Friday, September 24, 2021
No School

Salad Bar will not be available again this year due to Covid protocols.

Note: Names in parentheses indicate families scheduled for lunch/recess duty each day.

Mission Moments


Therefore, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who causes the growth. (1 Corinthians: 3:7) 

During the summer when I am able to take time off from school, one of my favorite hobbies is tending to my gardens. Ask me to dust, and I will find any excuse not to; ask me to pull up each tiny weed among my lilies, however, and I’m on it. I enjoy digging my hands deep into the soil, and I especially love how cathartic pulling out a stubborn weed feels. As I make my way along patches planting and tending to my flowers, I allow my mind to wander and rest in prayer.
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Information Worth Sharing:  Symptoms and Signs of Dyslexia

At a recent conference, Principal Kara Roisum heard a speaker who shared interesting and valuable information regarding the Symptoms and Signs of Dyslexia. Click on the video above, or the link below to learn more.
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Making a Difference

A core part of the St. Ann School curriculum is service to others. Students regularly engage in activities that highlight the importance of giving of oneself, as Jesus did, to show love and make the world a better place. 

Shining a Light on Our Students

St. Ann School creates a culture of excellence and promotes personal growth and development in all aspects of learning for students. Learn how one seventh grade student describes how her St. Ann's experience has helped her illuminate a path for her future. 

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Choosing Saint Ann School for Your Child

Selecting your child’s school environment is one of the most important decisions you will ever make as a parent. St. Ann School provides an excellent academic experience for your child, and it helps instill the family values you hold true: positive self-esteem, respect for others, a commitment to social justice and a personal relationship with God.

St. Ann School is a Catholic, parochial school, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. The staff of St. Ann School recognizes that each child, regardless of race, color or creed, is a unique individual created by God, loved and redeemed by Christ and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. The school as a cooperative agent shares with the parents the responsibility of the child’s education.

Developing the Whole Person

Helping students to become all that God has called them to be in their spiritual, psychological, academic, social, cultural, physical and emotional development.

Creating a Caring Family Atmosphere

We create an atmosphere where students can demonstrate knowledge and mastery of age appropriate content; think critically, constructively and creatively; solve problems; communicate effectively; work collaboratively; be proficient in research and retrieval skills; employ logical decision-making skills and be involved in community service.

Instilling the Family Values You Hold True

St. Ann School provides an excellent academic experience for your child, and it helps instill the family values you hold true: positive self-esteem, respect for others, a commitment to social justice and a personal relationship with God.

Hear the Importance of our School from Saint Ann Graduates

“St. Ann’s isn’t just a school community – it’s a family.” The experiences that our students share with their peers and their teachers help to prepare them for success throughout their lives. Click the video above to hear directly from our alumni to hear more about the special environment at St. Ann School.

Mutual Support Between Parents and School Community

The goal of the St. Ann Home & School Association is to support communication and cooperation among parents, teachers and administration at St. Ann School. 

Learn More About Our School/Parent Collaborations


The St. Ann Home & School Association coordinates the combined efforts of parents, families and school staff to support school activities and events related to the academic, social and spiritual development of children at St. Ann School and raises funds to support those efforts. Learn More.


The St. Ann School Education Commission provides the leadership necessary to ensure the total Christian development of the students of St. Ann School. The St. Ann School Education Commission is a consultative committee to the pastor and to the parish educational administrators. Members of the School Education Commission are asked to serve three year terms. Meetings are open to the parish community to attend. If you wish to present anything to the Commission, please contact any of the members one week in advance so your issue can be placed on the agenda.

Members of the Education Commission include: Leslie Andreska, Fr. Randy Budnar, Virginia Carrano, Kari Fernholz, Joe Karlen, Brian Mueller, Rustie Prechel, Lynn Wood,   Kara Roisum, Principal;  


Our Leadership Team

The faculty and staff of St. Ann School seek to create a caring family atmosphere in which students can demonstrate knowledge and mastery of age appropriate content; think critically, constructively and creatively; solve problems; communicate effectively; work collaboratively; be proficient in research and retrieval skills; employ logical decision-making skills and be involved in community service.

Meet Our Full Team
Mrs. Kara Roisum
Rev. Randy Budnar
Mr. Russ Horton
Chair, Home & School Association

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324 N. Harrison St.
Stoughton, WI 53589