th through Friday, April 28th. The fair will be set up in the gym and will be open every morning until 11:00AM and Wednesday from 3:00-6:00. This is a BOGO (Buy One GSTB PTO WINE AND BEER TASTING
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 7PM - 10PM
St. Bernard's CCHS PTO will host its Annual Beer and Wine Tasting on Friday, April 28th at Wachusett Mtn from 7pm -10pm. Advanced Tickets are $30/pp or $55/per couple. The night has delicious food donated by Cristina's Restaurant, fantastic music donated by Brian Weeks, beer donated by Wachusett Brewery, Free Wine Glasses for the first 100 guest, outstanding raffle and silent auction prizes. For ticket purchases, contact Mary Beth Jokela at email@example.com. Special Added Bonus for our St. Anna PTO -- STB PTO is generously donating a % of tickets sold at St. Anna back to the SAS PTO!!! It's a win-win! Download the flyer!
Warm weather dress will begin on Monday, April 10th
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)
MOTHER SON BASKETBALL GAME
On Saturday, May 13th we will host our Mother/Son Basketball Game at 6pm in the gym. We invite boys and their moms in Grades K to Grade 8 to participate in the game. Immediately following will be an Ice Cream Sundae Social for EVERYONE grades PK-8. Only those playing in the game need to register and pay. Please complete the form here and send it into the office with your payment by Monday April 24th in order to have your t-shirts in time for the game.
Springtime means flowers and BOOKS are in bloom!!
The Spring Book Fair will be open on Monday, April 24et One free) fair! The "free" book is always paired with the closest matched price, so you are assured the best possible deal! For example; if a person selects four books and two books are priced at $20 each, and the other two are priced at $5 each, the person will only pay $25 for all four books. And that means more bang for your book bucks!! We except cash, check, or charge as forms of payment. Students will have ample opportunity to shop the fair during the week. Parents and relatives are also welcome! We encourage everyone to check it out, you never know what great deals you might find!
We are looking for volunteers to help set up and run the fair. If you are able to help out any of the days, please use the "Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up Sheet" to add your name to the time slots that you are available. Thank you VERY much for your time! We couldn't offer this wonderful event without the help of our volunteers!
COOL KIDS CASH CLUB
Coming soon… the cool kids cash club- check out the introductory letter! This program will allow students to being banking at school. They will learn the importance of saving and will be able to make deposits into their savings account twice a month. This is an easy and terrific way to start saving NOW for middle school field trips! Each year the 6th graders attend Nature’s Classroom at a cost of around $600. The Washington DC trip is held every other year so your child would have the opportunity to attend DC as either a 7th or 8th grader. This trip costs around $1000. If you being saving NOW, as early as preschool or Kindergarten, your child could easily save enough money to cover both of these trips by the time they become a middle school student!
Students will also learn skills about keeping a savings account pass book and other financial skills that are necessary to become financially responsible adults.
Parents who are interested in having their child participate in this program, will need to open their child’s account at Fidelity and then on-going deposits can be made conveniently at school.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
May 1st - May 5th is Teacher Appreciation week! We will be celebrating our All Star Teachers all week by showering them with kind words, small gifts, and a special luncheon! The luncheon will be on Wednesday, May 3rd from 11:40am - 12:40pm. We will need parent volunteers to make the food, and volunteers to supervise the children that day while they are at lunch and recess. *New this year* we want to make this special week a "duty free" week for the teachers! We will be looking for volunteers to cover lunch duty and bus duty to give our All Star Teachers a little extra time for themselves! Please use the Teacher Appreciation Week Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet to add your name where ever you can help out! Thank you!
We are very excited to announce that Field Day (K-8) will take place on June 9th with a rain date of June 12th. We are going to again bus students to the MA Youth Soccer Fields over by Kimballs!!! We will spend the day there playing a variety of field day events at each station. We will enjoy a bagged lunch break with additional activities for those that need to keep moving!!! We will have tented areas for shade as well as a first aid station. Students will have plenty of water too but don’t forget the sunscreen. We will be in need of parent volunteers to help run the various stations, help set up and clean up.
Sign up here to volunteer! We appreciate your help
Athletics & Activities
DRAMA = ALL rehearsals are mandatory and will go until 5:30. The remaining rehearsals are on Thurs, April 27, Thurs, May 4, Mon, May 8, Tues, May 9, Wed, May 10. The show dates are Thurs, May 11 and Fri, May 12 at 7pm. Students will stay at school on those two days and food will be provided. It is crucial that you coach your students that all of these rehearsals are important - we have a lot to get done in such a little amount of time! Focus and energy will be needed.
Spring Session of After School Programs 3:15-4:30 (April 10-June 16th …. See specific dates for each program)
Mondays- Set Design- on-going play preparations with Mrs. Farnsworth
Tennis- is back. For students in grades 1-5 (April 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15)
Tuesdays- Spring Sports- Grades 5-8 with Mr. Farnsworth (April 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 30, June 6, 13)
Wednesdays- Fun with Miss Ellis- (FULL) Grades 2-8 get techy or crafty each week (April 12, 26, May 3, 31, June 7, 14)
Introduction to Martial Arts- Grades K-4 (April 12, 26, May 3,10, 17, 24, 31, June 7)
Thursdays- Pokemon Club- (FULL) Grades 1-3, come learn to play the game and card trading fun (April 13, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1)
Fridays- STEM starts for Kindergarten and First Graders (April 28, May 5,12,19,26, June 2)
Percussion Gymnastics- postponed until Mr. Marcoux returns
GYM FUN for grades K-3 on Tuesday & Thursday mornings 7:50-8:30 April 10th until June 15th (no classes the week of May 22nd)
Health Office Info-
We are pleased to have Katrina Couture joins us as our new school nurse (She is the Leominster Public Health nurse also). She is at St. Anna’s from 11:30-12:45 every day. She has been reviewing files and medications. She may be in contact with you if your child has expired medications. We are also fortunate to have Mary Ann Capistrano volunteering to help in the Health Office also. She is a parishioner and retired school nurse. She is also assisting with updating our medical office and student files.
You may notice notes coming home if your child visits the nurse's office during the day.
You can email Katrina at firstname.lastname@example.org
May Lunch Menu
Orders can be placed until 7am on the day of the meal at www.orderlunches.com
Please note days students are on field trips- those days should be blocked off from ordering
(email us at PTO@stannaleom.org)
4/14 Good Friday- No School
4/15 One Boston Day
4/17-4/21 Spring Vacation
4/24-4/28 Book Fair
4/27 Preschool to Davis Farmland
4/28 Books & Beyond ENDS
5/1-5/5 Teacher Appreciation WEEK
5/5 NC Consortium Field Day grades 5-8
5/5 K & 1 to the Aquarium
5/9 PTO Out of Dress
5/11 & 5/11 Drama production of SHREK Jr. 7:00
5/12 Mother's Day Tea in grade 1 at 9:15
5/16 Preschool Fashion Show at 9:30
5/18 Diocesan Wide Science Fair
5/19 Crowning of Mary
5/22-5/26 Middle School Field Trips to Nature's Classroom and Washington DC
5/24 Grades 2 & 3 trip to Roll On America
5/25 Ascension Thursday- School Mass at 9:00
5/29 Memorial Day- No School
6/1 Spring Concert 6:00
6/7 NJHS Induction
6/9 Field Day (volunteers needed!!!)
6/13 PTO Out of Dress
6/15 8th grade Graduation 5:00 (clap out 11:30)
6/16 Preschool Graduation 10:00
6/19 Step Up Day** tentative date
6/22 Last Day- early release **tentative date
6/24 Golf Tournament
Mrs. French, our principal, updates the blog every week with reminders, upcoming events, community notifications, and shout-outs to our amazing students!