Letter from Dr. Perda
The Diocese is developing a diocesan wide strategic plan and the next step in the data collection effort is the parent/guardian survey. ALL parents are asked to take a minute to complete the following survey for the diocese. Your voice is important- Thank you
It has been (and still seems to be) a l o n g winter! We know Spring is just around the corner and we can’t wait for warmer days, sunshine, budding trees and green grass! We know the end of the school year can be busy and hectic. We are going to have our Bishop’s Day (a day off from school granted by the Bishop himself when he came to St. Anna’s for Grandparent’s Day) on May 14th. This will give families a long weekend in May when hopefully you can enjoy some nicer weather. It is going to be a busy end of the year (see the upcoming events) and we want you to enjoy this extra day off!
Students in grades K-5 will be attending Theatre at the Mount’s production of Little Mermaid on Friday, April 13th. The cost is $10 per student. Please remember to fill out the permission form and send in your payment. We are excited to support our very own Elizabeth Mahoney and alumn, Mary Mahoney who are in the production!
SPRING BOOK FAIR
Summer is just around the corner and the Scholastic Spring Book Fair is a great place to stock up on your summer reading books!
The Book Fair will be open Monday, April 23rd through Friday, April 27th in the gym. Fair hours are as follows: Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 8:30am - 10:30am
Thursday: before and after the "Cirriculaughs program with Jeff Nathan", starting at 5:30pm until the 6:00 show and re-opening after the show ends at 7:00pm.
ALL are welcome to shop the Fair during any open hours! This is a BOGO (Buy One Get One - FREE) book fair! All "free" books are paired with the closest matching price so you are always assured the best possible deal! The following is an example of how the BOGO works:
Customer selects four books:
Book #1 = $2.00
Book #2 = $2.00 - FREE book!
Book #3 = $25.00
Book #4 = $20.00 - FREE book!
The total amount this customer would pay for all four books is $27.00 - What a bargain!
As with all our Book Fairs, forms of payment accepted are cash, check or credit card, and now, **NEW THIS FAIR**, students will be able to pay for books with "eWallets"
eWallets are spending accounts that parents can create online on the school's Scholastic Book Fair Homepage. Using a credit card, parents determine how much money their child can spend at the fair. The child then does not need to bring any money to the Fair, the transaction will be done at the register and will be applied to the child's eWallet account. Accounts can be set up, and/or adjusted, two weeks before the Fair begins through the last day of the Fair. Any money left unused on the account after the Fair ends, will be applied back to the parent's credit card. Check out the school's Scholastic Book Fair Homepage for more information and account set up instructions!
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 slot(s) that you are available. Thank you VERY much for your time!!
Award Wining Author Jeff Nathan will be with us on Thursday, April 26th. This program is sponsored by the Leominster Cultural Council Grant and PTO. This Literacy packed adventure is for students in grades K-5. Jeff will present a different program for each grade level from Language Arts through humor, figurative language and empowering alliteration as well as poetry fun. Our students will be excited to put these new skills to use in their writing. Jeff’s programs are as much fun as they are magic. Students have the opportunity to purchase Jeff’s book before he comes. Make sure you check out the personalized book “Which Monster Are You” for students aged 2-6! And lots of other choices on the flyer. His poetry books are my favorite. He will have some of his books available at the evening show and will offer autographing!
Mark your calendar for this family fun event: The Silly Laughing Musical Fun Poetry Show on Thursday, April 16th from 6:00-7:00. ALL are invited. See the flyer for more information.
WORCESTER RAILERS MAKING A PLAY OFF RUN!
Here’s your chance to make history (again) and see the Worcester Railers in there FIRST ever play off game! Tickets available for St. Anna Families. Just use the link to purchase your tickets (only $14) for April 14th or 15th! St. Anna students who purchase tickets will be invited down to high 5 the players before the game! Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Our current last day of school is June 15th this is an early release day at 11:30
8th grade graduation is June 7th
Field Day is June 8th. 8th graders are invited to come back for the day!
Preschool graduation is June 12th
Athletics & Activities
Holy Family CHESS Tournament April 26th K-8 Students Invited
Taekwondo Class- 4 week special for $30 (includes uniform) MORE INFO HERE
APRIL Vacation Boredom Busters!!! Check out these offerings from the Mount!
Hillary's Chucks Kidz Day to be held April 14th
Find out more about the foundation by visiting www.hillaryschucks.com.
Session IV April 9-June 8
Mondays- Tennis grades 1-5, Book Club grades 5-8
Tuesdays- Breakout/Escape grades 1-3
Wednesdays- Escape Room grades 4-8
Thursdays- GAME TIME! grades 2-8
TinkerCad- see Miss Ellis can be done in free time/indoor recess/homework club
BOK (before school gym fun)- No sign ups needed…. K-3 on Tuesdays // 4-8 Fridays 7:45-8:25
Yearbook (6-8) Tuesdays 8:00
Choir grades 3-8 Wednesdays 8:30
Drama grades 4-8 Thursdays
Homework Club grades 3-8- Monday-Thursday 3:15-4:30 **students are welcome to attend homework club to complete homework or study for quizzes/tests. Students must stay at homework club until their ride arrives unless they are scheduled to go to extended care
We offer a salad bar option every day- either as a meal or side. Students are able to choose from a variety of veggies and proteins to make their own salad.
NJHS Ice Cream Sales continue every Friday for $1
and the Vending Machine is stocked with healthy drink options.. water, Gatorade, juice, iced tea.
We also have a water station so students can have plenty of water at lunch.
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting MONDAY, May 7th at 6:00. Childcare will be available.
We are currently looking for Nominations for Officer Positions- President, Vice President and Secretary. Please contact Mrs. French to make a nomination.
Contact the PTO anytime
Screenings for Hearing and Vision were held on April 5th. Results of those screenings will be going home next week for any child who did not perform as expected on the screening.
Kindergarten and Preschool Screenings will be done on Monday, April 9th.
Please make sure to keep your child home from school if they are not feeling well or exhibit any signs of illness, including a fever, vomiting or diarrhea.
If you child has any symptoms, especially a fever, they MUST stay home until they are fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours. We want to keep all of our students healthy.
4/9 Science Fair Set Up/Class Previews
4/10 Science Fair Judging AND Science Fair Viewing & Awards 6:30 **Change in Date**
4/13 K-5 Trip to Theatre at the Mount to see Little Mermaid
4/16 -4/20 April Vacation
4/23-4/27 Spring Book Fair
4/26 Author Jeff Nathan visit K-5
4/28 First Communion
4/30 Books & Beyond ENDS
5/3 Progress Reports
5/4 Consortium Field Day grades 5-8
5/7 PTO Meeting 6:00
5/7-5/11 Teacher Appreciation Week
5/9 No Mass Today
5/10 School Mass 9:00 Ascension Thursdsay
5/10 Mary Poppin’s Production 7:00
5/11 Mother’s Day Tea for Grade 1 9:15
5/11 Mary Poppin’s Production 7:00
5/15 Preschool Fashion Show 10:00
5/18 Crowning of Mary 10:00
5/19 Mother-Son Volleyball 1-3
5/21-5/25 Grade 6 to Nature’s Classroom
5/23 Gr. 7/8 Boston Field Trip
5/26 NJHS Flag laying at cemetery
5/28 No School- Memorial Day
5/29 Mr. Nicky Program grades 4-8
5/31 Spring Concert PK-5 6:00
6/5 Baseball in Education Day // Bravehearts game K-8
6/6 NJHS Induction 9:00 at Mass
6/7 8th grade graduation 5:00
6/8 Field Day
6/12 PTO Out of Dress
6/12 Preschool Graduation 10:00
6/15 Last Day of School- Awards at Church 9:00 // Early Dismissal 11:30
Mrs. French, our principal, updates the blog every week with reminders, upcoming events, community notifications, and shout-outs to our amazing students!