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!
Please join drama club for our Continental Character Breakfast on Saturday, May 6th from 9:00-11:00 at St. Anna School cafeteria. Help us kick off our Shrek Jr. musical production…. Meet some of the characters and have your photo taken with them! We will be offering Frittata, Danish, muffins, fruit, juice, coffee and more. It’s only $7 per person and tickets are available next week in the office. Come out for Breakfast and support DRAMA Club’s Shrek Jr. production!!!!
SHREK JR. THE MUSICAL!
Mark your calendars! You don’t want to miss our drama club’s performance of Shrek Jr. You can come to one of the two shows or come to both!!! Join us, Thursday, May 11th at 7:00PM or Friday, May 12th at 7:00PM. This show is free to all; however we do accept donations at the door. Your donations help us pay for the rights to perform the show, permissions for videotaping, costumes, sets and other costs associated with putting on a play. This is sure to be one of our best performances yet!
The school students will have a sneak peek of the play on Thursday morning. I’m sure many will come home asking to come to the play, so plan ahead!
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 as soon as possible. Please note the t-shirt order has closed but you are still welcome to sign up and join us!!
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.
They also have a reading incentive for a FREE t-shirt and will have additional promotional opportunities throughout the program!
Please feel free to stop in at either Fidelity branch in Leominster to open your account. Please let them know it is for St. Anna’s Cool Cash Club and/or email and let me know you’ve opened an account for your child so I can let you know when banking at school will begin.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Ruby Vargas from Fidelity Bank at email@example.com or 978-353-2701
School Banking will begin once we have a few students signed up…
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! Any volunteers that sign up before May 5th will get a Field Day t-shirt!! We appreciate your help
Athletics & Activities
DRAMA = ALL rehearsals are mandatory and will go until 5:30. The remaining rehearsals are on 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.
Choir Wednesday mornings 8:30 or church days-
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)
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)
5/1-5/5 Teacher Appreciation WEEK
5/5 NC Consortium Field Day grades 5-8
5/5 K & 1 to the Aquarium
5/6 Character Breakfast 9:00-11:00
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!