We have some exciting news coming next week! St. Anna’s strives to be on the cutting edge and offering our families the most effective communication and ease of access of school information is one of our goals. How would you like to have the school calendar, Option C, Order Lunches, or upcoming events at your fingertips? Do you need reminders about out of dress or other school functions? All of this and more will soon be possible! Stay tuned…..
We may be coming to the end of Lent and our preparations for Easter, but there’s still time for Alms Giving to share God’s love with others. We are accepting final donations this week to support the food insecure students of Leominster through Kylee's Kare Kits. This week we will be collecting: Granola Bars, Oatmeal Packets & Individual boxes of cereal, Applesauce & Fruit Cups, Soups (kid friendly), Spaghetti O's, Chef Boyardee Ravioli & Spaghetti & Meatballs, Individual snacks- cookies, pretzels, crackers, Juice BOXES (no bags please). If you have not brought in a donation to support this mission, please consider doing so this week and teaching our children the joy of giving.
Warm weather dress will begin on Monday, April 10th
BOYS K-5: Navy or khaki shorts, gray, white or navy polo with logo
GIRLS K-5: Navy or khaki shorts or navy skorts, gray, white or navy 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.
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 24th 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 Get 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!
Due to the 7 snow days we have had this year…. The following changes have been made to the calendar.
Our last day of school is currently June 23rd- We were granted a Bishop’s Day when Bishop McManus was here for Grandparent’s Day and we intend to use that day on June 23rd- making our current last day of school June 22nd which will be an early dismissal day. We have also had to push back the following events by a week:
8th grade graduation will be June 15th
Preschool graduation will be June 16th
Field Day will be June 9th
PTO Officer Nominations-
The PTO is planning for their election for the April Meeting or right after depending on the method of voting- The new officers would transition to begin their roles in August. If you or someone you know would like to be nominated for one of the executive board positions- please email Mrs. French.
President: The President will preside at all meetings using Roberts Rules of Order, and executive board, serve as the primary contact for the principal, represent the organization at meetings, serve as an ex officio member of all committees. The President will approve purchase requests for submittal to the principal/headmaster. The final approval is required by the principal/headmaster. The President or his/her designee shall attend school board meetings as requested.
Vice President: The Vice President shall coordinate the public announcement of any PTO events at the direction of the President/Principal. The Vice President is to assist the President with public announcements, advertising, and media coverage for respective fundraisers. The Vice President shall oversee and coordinate fundraisers as appropriate. The Vice President will also carry out the President’s duties in his/her absence.
Secretary: The Secretary shall keep all records of the organization, take and record minutes, prepare the agenda, handle correspondence and send notices of meetings to the membership. The Secretary will ensure that all minutes from meetings are posted on the St. Anna website in a timely manner for all members to review. The Secretary also keeps a copy of the minutes book, bylaws, rules (including Roberts Rules of Order), membership lists, and other necessary supplies and brings them to the meetings.
Athletics & Activities
DRAMA is Thursdays from 3:15-5:30 (NO Drama Holy Thursday- April 13)
**Please note Mr. Dawson's Tech Week email coming home... and all rehearsals are MANDATORY until the Performances**
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)
April Lunch Menu
Orders can be placed until 7am on the day of the meal at www.orderlunches.com
NEW- You can add a meatball to your order… it’s $1.00 charge. Add it as a side for your pizza, breadsticks, pasta!
We will also offer a ‘specialty’ pizza on Friday’s during Lent!
If you need to set up an OrderLunches account- follow the instructions here!
(email us at PTO@stannaleom.org)
4/8 Design Squad 12:00-4:00
4/10 MWCC Play “James and the Giant Peach” 9:30 (grades K-5)** Leaving School at 8:45
4/11 PTO Out of Dress
4/13 Holy Thursday
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!