Dear SACS Families,
We have had a wonderful start to the season of Lent. The whole school attend Ash Wednesday Mass. Father gave a homily that really explained to the kids the meaning of the ashes and Lent. We donated all of the food we collected to Kylee’s Kare Kits which modeled to the students an act of almsgiving as we begin the Lenten season. We also talked about sharing God’s love with one another as we celebrated Valentine’s Day in the classrooms. You can feel the love, warmth and kindness flowing through the school this week.
Good luck to our girls’ basketball teams in their Championship games this weekend. Come cheer them on at Monty Tech this Saturday at 1:00 & 2:00.
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners; 1st Deepak Kolli, 2nd Sean Sweeney, 3rd Andrew Gardiner. Deepak will now move on to the Regional Spelling Bee on March 22nd.
May you and your family have a warm and relaxing vacation week. We will be busy preparing for the Terra Nova testing when we return.
REGISTRATIONTuition rates and new registration forms were emailed home on Monday, February 1st. Copies of the forms are also available on the website or Mrs. Priddy can send them home with your child upon request. If you are planning to apply for financial assistance please visit the website and apply before March 15, 2016. https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3H1T8
SWEETHEART BALL ~ FRIDAY, MARCH 4thThe Sweetheart Ball will be held at the Eagles Hall, Leominster on Friday March 4th from 7 - 9pm. For more information, please download the flyer here.
ST. ANNA GOLF TOURNAMENT -- EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEBRUARY 29th!The St. Anna Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 18th at the Townsend Ridge Country Club. The early bird rate of $135 per golfer / $540 per foursome will apply if you register and pay on or before February 29th. Download the entry form or register online here!
OUR FATHER’S HOUSEIt is always nice to share with our students the appreciation from their various service projects. Please take time to read the letter with your child from Our Father’s House in appreciation of the 100 pair of socks that were donated through the Socks for Santa program.
BUTTER BRAIDS FUNDRAISER YUM! Butter Braids Order Forms will come home with your child on Monday. The sale runs from February 8-March 1st. Orders will be picked up on March 14th, just in time for Easter! Proceeds will support spring field trips, including middle school trips! If you have any questions, need an extra order form, please contact Sarah O’Toole @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lego Club - Parent Volunteers Needed!! - Lego Donations Needed!!St. Anna's will be hosting a six week after-school Lego Club for students in grades 1 - 3. The club will meet every Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:30, from March 8th - April 12th. We are in need of parent volunteers to help supervise the group. We are looking for a student to adult ratio of 4:1. Please contact Mrs. French (email@example.com) or Wendy Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) to volunteer. Thank you!!
We are also in need of, either, new or used Lego donations! If you, or anyone you know, has any Lego's kicking around that you want to unload, we can definitely use them in the Club! The Lego Company has been generous enough to send us a donation box filled with all sorts of different pieces to help get us started (kudos to the Lego Company!) and we could use some more to really get the Master Builders building! Some specific items that we are in need of; wheels & tires, axles, and base plates (for individual student use). Lego donations can be sent into the school office. Please contact Mrs. French (email@example.com) or Wendy Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. Thank you!!
Student sign-up information coming soon!!
WINTER DRESS CODEPlease remember that we are in the winter dress season. With the current cold weather we have had indoor recess; however we will go outside if the temperature is 25 degrees or above (taking into consideration the wind chill). Please make sure your child is dressed warm enough in the event we do go outside for recess. Students also need to change into school shoes if they choose to wear boots to school or outside.
#MAKE A DIFFERENCEThe 4th grade class is organizing a collection in honor of the Pope’s Year of Mercy. They are asking for items needed to create Jared Boxes, plastic boxes filled with toys and diversions for young people in the hospital. Each grade level will be asked to donate supplies for boxes meant to go to certain age levels. Please see the jaredbox.com for more information about this national mission. There’s a suggested toy list which will be posted in each classroom highlighting their assigned age group: PreK-grade 2: birth to age2 & grades 3-5: ages 4-8 & grades 6-8: One of our current 4th grade students was going through chemotherapy at the age of one for liver cancer and he received a Jared Box which brightened this tough time for him and his family. We want to be able to pay this gesture forward during this Year of Mercy and the month of love and compassion.
YEARBOOKThe 2015-2016 St. Anna Tiger Yearbook is NOW on sale! Don’t miss out on preserving the memories of another exciting and busy school year. Please fill out and return the order form
EASTER MONDAY- No SchoolThe Bishop has informed us that in this Year of Mercy, there will be no school on Easter Monday. St. Anna’s will be closed on Friday, March 25th for Good Friday and Monday, March 28th for Easter Monday.
AMERICANISM AWARD WINNERSCongratulations to our Elks Club Americanism Award Winners for their winning essays; Emma Landry, Jan Jacob & Michael Kroll. They will be recognized at an award ceremony at the Elks Club on March 14th at 7:00. All are welcome to attend. Their essays have been entered into the state level contest. Good Luck!
ALUMNI DATABASEWe are looking for a motivated and organized individual that would be willing to help us put together a more comprehensive alumni database. We anticipate this would take only a couple of hours per week and can be completed at home or at the school. If you are interested in helping us out, please contact Mrs. French.
REPORT CARDSReport cards were posted on January 25th. Please make sure you review your child’s report card in Option C. Here is the handout to show you how to view the report card.
HONOR ROLLCongratulations to all of our Principal’s List (all A’s) and Honor Roll (all A’s & B’s) from the second quarter. Students were recognized at Mass on Wednesday. View the complete list here.
CAFÉ CORNER:Week of February 22nd to February 26th
Monday: Hot dog or Veggie hot dog, chips, vegetable.
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday, Choice of hard or soft, chicken or beef.
Wednesday: Choice of marinara or butter pasta, meatballs, dinner roll.
Thursday: White meat Chicken Sandwich, Vegetable, Fries
Friday: Cheese pizza or Fish Sandwich
FRIENDS OF ST ANNA/PTO UPDATES: (email us at PTO@stannaleom.org)
Free Winter Event at Barrett Park Saturday, February 27th flyer
Leominster Dek Hockey registrations open-flyer
Leominster Flag Football sign ups -flyer
Winter session of after school programs-
Minecraft grades 4-8 Tuesdays (Jan 5-March 1)
Minecraft JR. grades 1-3 Wednesdays (Jan 6-March 2)
Engineering- Thursdays (Jan 7- March 3)
Coming Soon- (beg. week of March 7th-April 15th)
Lego Club grades 1-3 Tuesdays (we will add another group on Weds if this one fills up)
**Still in need of additional adult helpers for Lego Club**
Cooking grades 4-8 Tuesdays
Minecraft 4-8 Thursdays
Minecraft 1-3 TBD
UPCOMING EVENTS2/15-2/19 February Vacation
2/26 Progress Reports
3/1-3/11 Terra Nova Testing grades 2-8
3/2 Read Across America Day
3/4 Sweetheart Dance
3/7 Roadhouse Night Out
3/8 PTO Out of Dress
3/18 St. Patrick’s Day Dance @ St. Leo’s gr. 7 & 8
3/22 Spring Lifetouch pictures
3/22 Regional Spelling Bee
3/23 Living Stations of the Cross 9:00
3/25 No School for Good Friday
3/28 No School for Easter Monday
Mrs. Bobbie French
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.