If you have not registered for next year, please note the registration fee increased to $250 on Friday, April 1st. Please send in your registration form and fee before Friday to reserve your child’s spot for next year.
On Tuesday, gala raffle tickets were sent home. We have fantastic prizes including Principal for the Day, Five Days out of Dress Code and new this year Fr. Fred's Day Off! There will be a NEW Twist to the raffle this year. On Friday, April 8th there will be a student assembly at 2:45pm in which we will draw the following raffle items. Please remember all raffle ticket purchases are due Friday, April 8th. Thank you for your support! Good luck!
Spring field trips will be coming soon and anyone that will want to volunteer to chaperone must have a CORI, safe environment training AND their fingerprinting completed. If you do not complete your fingerprinting, you will not be able to chaperone any of the spring field trip. Fingerprinting will also be required of ALL volunteers next year as well. Please find the fingerprinting instructions here. The school will reimburse you the $35 fee when you return your fingerprinting slip to the office and request reimbursement.
Vision & Hearing Screenings
The Lions Club will be here on April 14th to conduct vision and hearing screenings for all students from preschool to grade 8. The Massachusetts School Vision Screening Program has been one of the most successful initiatives implemented by the Department of Public Health for over 50 years. Comprehensive changes to school vision screening in Massachusetts now include new screening guidelines for stereopsis testing which looks at how the two eyes work together as well as near and far vision screening.
The purpose of this screening is to detect any vision and hearing impairments that your child may have that may be affecting his/her learning. If your child wears prescription glasses and/or hearing aids we request that they wear them on the day of the screening. This year your child hearing and vision screening will be on April 14th. They will be conducted through the Lions Club mobile screening lab with the help of some parent volunteers. You will receive notification after the screenings ONLY if there are any concerns noted during the screening.
The school is very interested in making sure that each child is healthy and ready to learn. We would like to take this moment to thank you for joining us in our efforts in providing the best learning environment.
If you have any questions or concerns about the School Vision and Hearing Screening Program please let me know. If you would like to opt your child out of the screenings, please send an email to Mrs. Priddy (firstname.lastname@example.org) BEFORE April 11.
The Leominster Lions Club will also be collecting used and unused reading glasses, hearing aids and sunglasses during St. Anna’s screening day, taking place on April 14th. Broken frames and glasses will also be collected. Thank you!
Warm weather dress will begin on Monday, April 4th.
BOYS K-5: Navy shorts, gray or white polo with logo
GIRLS K-5: Navy shorts or navy skorts, gray or white polo with logo
BOYS 6-8: Navy or khaki shorts, polo with logo (navy, light blue, white or gray)
GIRLS 6-8: Navy or khaki skorts or shorts, polo with logo (navy, light blue, white or gray)
School shoes should be dress shoes (navy, black, or dark brown – one solid color). Oxford style, saddle shoes, loafers, top-siders are acceptable. No sandals of any style.
Out of Dress Day Guidelines- Students may wear: jeans, sneakers, shorts no shorter than three inches above the knee, sweatshirts, joggers or loose fitting yoga pants. Please remember you are still representing St. Anna School on out of dress days, therefore you may NOT wear flip flops, tank tops, low cut blouses/tops or spaghetti straps. Tight leggings are unacceptable.
Students who wear inappropriate clothing to school will be asked to call home for a change of clothes or given something appropriate to wear. Good Rule: If you think you shouldn’t wear it, you shouldn’t.
LAST CALL to order the 2015-2016 St. Anna Tiger Yearbook! Don’t miss out on preserving the memories of another exciting and busy school year. Please fill out and return this order form or the one that was sent home.
THEATRE AT THE MOUNT- HOW I BECAME A PIRATE
Students in grades K-8 will be attending the Theatre at the Mount play “How I Became A Pirate” at Gardner High School on Friday, April 15th at 9:30. Two of our own students (Mary & Elizabeth) will be performing in the play. We will be traveling by bus and need to leave school by 8:45. Students will be dropped off at school at 8:15 that day. The cost of the trip is $10 to help cover the cost of the ticket and a portion of the bus (we need 4 busses!!). The PTO will help pay the additional bus costs. Please contact Mrs. French about family pricing!
Please take a moment to fill out the permission form: http://goo.gl/forms/CxZEzGRTq9
CALLING ALL ALUMNI
Do you have a yearbook from any of the following years?
1962, 1963, 1967, 1968, 1970-1975, 1980-1984, 1987-1989,1995-1996,1998
The school is missing copies of yearbooks from the years listed above. If you would like to donate your copy, please send it to the school. We can also copy yours and return it. Contact Sylvia Ciuffetti at email@example.com any questions
We are also continuing to update our alumni database. If you or someone you know is an alumni, please help take a minute to complete the alumni information form:
FRIENDS OF ST ANNA/PTO UPDATES: (email us at PTO@stannaleom.org)
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS- (beg. week of March 7th-April 15th)Minecraft 4-8 Mondays
Lego Club grades 1-3 Tuesdays
Cooking grades 2-8 Thursdays
Minecraft 1-3 Thursdays
STEM Beginnings PK & K Wednesdays 3:15-4:15
Mrs. French, our principal, updates the blog every week with reminders, upcoming events, community notifications, and shout-outs to our amazing students!