Dear SACS Families,
As the second week of Advent comes to a close, we continue to wait. While we wait… for the birth of Jesus… we continue to celebrate the Christmas season in many special ways. We were delighted by a performance from our preschool through grade 3 children as they performed the Living Nativity and Christmas concert this afternoon. I just love listening to them sing and can feel the good cheer spreading. Don’t miss our Drama Club’s Christmas Variety Show next week on Thursday at 7:00PM.
We will continue to celebrate Christmas in the next 7 school days. We will have a Polar Express Day and classroom parties to bring our celebrating to a close as we head into Christmas vacation and celebrate the birth of Jesus with our families.
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.
For more detailed instructions, please click here. Also, if you don't want to create an online account, you can download the order form and submit it with your payment to Mrs. Priddy in the main office.
The final order date is Monday, December 14th. 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.
#MAKE A DIFFERENCEThis month our first grade students will be singing Christmas Carols at Sunrise Living on December 14th to spread holiday cheer to others. Children will also be learning more about the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy as we embrace the Year of Mercy even further as it officially begins this coming Tuesday.
SOCKS FOR SANTAGrade 6 is entering their final month of their service project in which they have been collecting white cotton or thermal socks or cotton underwear to be distributed to homeless shelters, women’s shelters, and the elderly of our community. We often don’t realize or simply forget that those in need have needs other than food. Please consider helping those who are in need of socks or underwear for the cold winter ahead.
BASKETBALL SEASON IS HERE!All of our basketball schedules are posted on the website. Come cheer on our students at one of their games this season. We can also use help at our concession stand and/or admissions table throughout the season. We ask that parents of players try to volunteer for 2 hours during the season. If you volunteer, you will earn a season pass that will get you into all of the games played at St. Anna’s. Parents who do not volunteer will need to pay the admissions fee of $3 per game. If your child is not playing, but you would still LOVE to sign up to help at the concessions- we welcome your help!
You can sign up to help on-line or by signing up at the concession stand any Saturday. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q7xkOwIOjhkDQ-qAMtxLy21hRUkz13Dq_U8q6ICRCUw/edit?usp=sharing
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Saladinifirstname.lastname@example.org
PICTURE RETAKESLifetouch will be here on Tuesday, December 15th for picture re-takes. If you do not like how your child’s photos came out, return the package and your child can have their picture re-taken. If you missed picture day, Mrs. Priddy has order forms in the office. You can have your child’s picture taken on Tuesday. All students have their picture taken to be included on the composite class picture. Class pictures will be available after the re-takes if you have ordered one.
Please call the office with any questions.
SWEATSHIRT ORDERSWe have some parents that would like to order St. Anna sweatshirts and we need a minimum of 12 to order- if you’d like to order one, please let us know and we can get you an order form. These will not be ready for Christmas but we hope to get enough orders to have them the beginning of January.
VIOLIN RECITAL Our violinists will entertain students in grades K to 5 as well as any guests on Tuesday, December 15th at 2:00. Please join us for this lovely performance.
CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW Our Drama Club students are ready to wow you with their talents at the variety show this Thursday, December 17th at 7pm. All are welcome to attend. The singers and dancers have been working hard to bring the Spirit of Christmas alive in this variety show.
POLAR EXPRESS DAYOn Monday, December 21st students will share in the magic of Christmas while coming to school decked out in their best pajama’s and come together to watch the Polar Express. We may have a few other treats in store for the day as well!
FRIENDS OF ST ANNA/PTO UPDATES: (email us at PTO@stannaleom.org)
Sign Up for our winter session of after school programs-
Minecraft grades 4-8 Tuesdays (Jan 5-March 1) http://goo.gl/forms/BvL9ES3la2
Minecraft JR. grades 1-3 Wednesdays (Jan 6-March 2)http://goo.gl/forms/NUR69vIhkb
Engineering- Thursdays (Jan 7- March 3)- http://goo.gl/forms/xIScIQtp6w
UPCOMING EVENTS12/14 First Grade Caroling at Sunrise Living 12:30pm
12/14 Progress Reports
12/15 Lifetouch Re-Takes
12/15 Violin performance K-5 are invited to attend at 2:00pm
12/16 Reconciliation- Students in grades 3-7 will participate in the sacrament of reconciliation after Mass.
12/17 Drama Club Variety Show 7:00pm
12/21 Polar Express Day (wear your pajamas!!!)
12/23 Christmas Vacation Begins
1/4 Back to School
1/6 School Mass- Epiphany of the Lord
1/12 PTO Out of Dress
1/14 7th grade Retreat
1/15 Early Dismissal PD Day… with Bill Collins
1/18 NO School- MLK Day
1/19 Geography Bee
1/25 Report Cards
1/25-1/29 Catholic Schools Week
1/26 Super Bowl Pasta Supper
Mrs. Bobbie French
Mrs. French, our principal, updates the blog every week with reminders, upcoming events, community notifications, and shout-outs to our amazing students!