SOCKS FOR SANTA
YEAH! We are a little over half way to our goal- Our goal is to DOUBLE the amount we collected last year…. 1000 socks! You have a few more weeks to bring in a package of socks to help those who are in need of socks or underwear for the cold winter ahead.
The 2nd and 3rd graders challenge you to send in one package of socks this week. Helps us reach our GOAL!
HEARTS FOR HEAT
WOW! Thank you everyone who baked and shopped. We had lots of delicious treats and we raised almost $900 for Hearts for Heat which will be matched to provided $1800 in fuel oil assistance to those in need at St. Anna Parish.
MOVIE FIELD TRIP
All students in grades K-8 will be attending the movies in Fitchburg on John Fitch Hwy December 6th. Students in grades K-3 will see The Star and grades 4-8 will see Wonder. The cost of the trip is $5. Parents are welcome to join us. You would need to pay the $5 and meet us at the theatre. We will be leaving the school by 9:00- please arrive by 8:30, school doors will open at 8:20. The movie will begin at 9:30. The concessions are closed. Please take a minute to fill out the permission form for your child.
CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD
Students in grade preschool through third will participate in Christmas Around the World on Friday, December 15th. They will be learning about how Christmas is celebrated on the different continents. They will visit each classroom and will make an ornament from that continent. Students should bring their own snack with them to eat at snack time. They also need a plastic grocery bag to carry all of their ornaments home. Room parents will be organizing this event. Teachers will escort their classes from room to room as our students experience Christmas from around the world!
JOY & HEARTS for HEAT
The Third Sunday in Advent is for Joy- On Monday, December 18th students can wear pink or red to school for $1 which will be donated to Hearts for Heat!
CHRISTMAS EVE NATIVITY PAGEANT
The parishioners of Saint Anna Parish will celebrate the 4:00 Christmas Eve Mass by incorporating the story of the Birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ as portrayed by our students from Saint Anna Parish.
We invite parish youth, to take part in the pageant. There is no age limit as we can really use the older children to guide the younger ones. Costumes will be provided for the main characters that will be chosen by drawing. We have some angel costumes, however, you may wear white dress or costume if you have one at home. There are no lines to memorize. The narrative will be read and the actors will portray the scenes as they appear in the Nativity Story. We will have 2 rehearsals on Mondays, December 11th and December 18th from 3:30 to 4:30pm.
If your child is interested please fill out the information at the bottom, detach and return it to the next class. The deadline to sign-up for the pageant is Sunday, December 10th. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mary Lou Petty at firstname.lastname@example.org, Please sign your child up if you’re interested:
GIFT CARDS MAKE GREAT GIFTS-- St. Anna PTO - Great Lake Scrips Gift Card Program
The St. Anna PTO will once again offer "One Stop Shopping" for all of your Christmas Gift Card needs! You can order all of your gift cards in one place, at one time and they are delivered directly to the school. No running from store to store or standing in long lines. There are over 300 major retailers to choose from and the biggest bonus - the retailers donate a portion of the cards value back to St. Anna School! It is fundraising while you shop! You can also order gift cards and use them for your everyday purchases. Stock up on Dunkin Donuts, Panera or Starbucks cards and use them to purchase your morning coffee.
Please visit www.shopwithscrip.com to create an online account. Detailed instructions can be found on the school website.
If you don't want to create an online account, you can download a copy of the order form and submit it with your payment to Mrs. Priddy in the main office.
The PTO will be placing 3 orders this Christmas season. The order deadlines are Monday, December 4th, December 11th and December 18th .
Paper order forms need to be turned in to the main office before the end of the school day, on the day of the deadline. Online orders can be submitted up to 6:30pm EST on the day of the deadline.
Please email Laura Pompei at email@example.com with any questions.
Athletics & Activities
Ski/Snowboard Club- Wednesdays from 4:00-8:00 beginning on January 3rd for the 6 week program.
BASKETBALL SEASON IS HERE!
Concession Stand sign ups – please consider helping us out. We can always use help for the last game each week ALL parents are welcome to pitch in whether your child plays basketball or not!
Basketball Schedules- Come Cheer on our teams this season!
Grades 1-4 Boys Grades 5-8 Girls Grades 5-8
After School Program Sign Ups-
Mondays- Minecraft Development (grades 4-8
Tuesdays- BOK (K-3), Sphero (grades 1-3)
Wednesdays- TinkerCAD 2.0 (grades 4-8)
Thursdays- BOK (4-8), Lego Club (K-3)
Drama grades 4-8 Thursdays
Choir grades 3-8 Wednesdays 8:30
Cheerleading- grades 3-8 Saturdays
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.
December Lunch Menu
Don't forget lunch milk is available for $0.50 for those that bring lunch from home. You can send money to school weekly or monthly. Please clearly mark the envelope with your child's name and which days they are having milk with lunch.
There's also a vending machine with plastic bottles of water, iced tea, flavored water and Gatorade/Powerade (12 oz) for $1.00.
NJHS Ice Cream SALES every Friday for $1.00 (or big bomb pops for $2.00)
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00. All are welcome to attend. We appreciate everyone’s ideas and insight.
Contact the PTO anytime
Please remember to bring in any meds with doctor's orders for meds to be given during the school day.
Updated physicals and immunizations need to be returned to the nurse.
ALL athletes (cross country, cheering, basketball) will need to have updated physicals on file (from the last 12 months) in order to participate.
It is also that time of the year with change in seasons, if your child is not feeling well, please keep them home from school. If a child has a fever, diarrhea or vomiting, they cannot return to school for at least 24 hours. Please help us keep all children healthy this year.
12/3 First Sunday of Advent: HOPE
12/5 Report Cards LIVE
12/6 No School Mass Today
12/6 Movie Field Trip K-8 arrive school by 8:30
12/8 School Mass 9:00, Feast of Immaculate Conception
12/10 Second Sunday of Advent: FAITH
12/12 PTO Out of Dress
12/12 PTO Meeting 6:00
12/13 School Mass 9:00 followed by Pennance
12/14 Kindergarten Christmas Nativity Pageant 1:30
12/15 Christmas Around the World PK-3 9:00-11:30
12/17 Third Sunday of Advent: JOY
12/18 JOY Day- wear red or pink with $1 donation to hearts for heat
12/20 Christmas Show PK-5 at 1:30
12/22 Ugly Sweater Day- early dismissal 11:30
12/25-January 1 Christmas Break
Mrs. Veilleux, our principal, will update the blog once she gets settled in. She is excited about keeping you informed and up to date about upcoming events.