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
We also want to offer you the opportunity to purchase Raffle Tickets before the Gala, especially if you're unable to attend the Gala but would still like the opportunity to win some of these amazing prizes.
We also have our Student ONLY prizes. Check out some of the new ones we've added this year. These student only prizes will be drawn a school on Monday, April 9th at an assembly. You will still be able to purchase these raffle tickets at the Gala along with the other raffles.
If you would like to purchase your raffle tickets before the Gala just view and or print off the ticket order form:
Tickets are 25 for $20 or $1 each
Raffle Ticket orders are Due in the office by the morning of April 5th. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Priddy (email@example.com)
Good Luck and Thank You for supporting our school.
St. Anna School is an accredited school through NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges).NEASC accreditation is a system of accountability that is ongoing, voluntary, and comprehensive in scope. It respects differences in institutional populations, missions, and cultures, and fosters institutional change grounded in the expertise of practicing educators. It is based on standards which are developed and regularly reviewed by the members and which define the characteristics of good schools and colleges.
NEASC accreditation is structured in a ten-year cycle of:
Self-study which engages the entire educational community in structured analysis, self-reflection, and planning in response to the standards.
Peer review which brings discipline and perspective to the process through the observations and judgments of a visiting committee of peers from other schools and colleges, informed by the self-study and based on the standards.
We are beginning our self-study to prepare for our 10 year peer review. As part of this process, we will be gathering input from our students, parents, staff and community.
We would like your input on our current Mission Statement as we review and possibly revamp it. Please take a minute to complete this quick survey. Thank You.
drum roll please...... The school donated over 1,700 pounds of food to the St. Anna food pantry/Mathew 25 during Lent... You guys are AH-MAZING!
The winning classrooms:
1st place earning a pizza party- Grade 7 (637 points way to go!!!!)
2nd place earning extra recess- Grade 5 (508 points)
3rd place earning popsicles... It was a CLOSE one... Kindergarten (506 points! one blue light special away!)
Thank you to EVERYONE that participated-
2nd grade 448 points 3rd grade 260 points, 1st grade 192 points, 8th grade 123 points, 6th grade 89 points.
Mathew 25 is blessed, thankful and appreciative of all your kindness (alms giving) during this Lenten Season. May God Bless Each and Everyone of You.
HEARING & VISION SCREENINGS
The Lions Club will be here on April 5th and 6th to conduct vision and hearing screenings for all students from kindergarten to grade 8. The Massachusetts School Vision Screening Program has been one of the most successful initiatives implemented by the Department of Public Health for over 50 years.
The purpose of this screening is to detect any vision and hearing impairments that your child may have that may be affecting his/her learning. If your child wears prescription glasses and/or hearing aids we request that they wear them on the day of the screening. They will be conducted through the Lions Club mobile screening lab with the help of our volunteers. You will receive notification after the screenings ONLY if there are any concerns noted during the screening.
The school is dedicated to make sure that each child is healthy and ready to learn. We would like to take this moment to thank you for joining us in our efforts in providing the best learning environment.
If you have any questions or concerns about the School Vision and Hearing Screening Program please let me know. If you would like to opt your child out of the screenings, please send an email to Mrs. Priddy (firstname.lastname@example.org) BEFORE April 3rd
The Leominster Lions Club will also be collecting used and unused reading glasses, hearing aids and sunglasses during St. Anna’s screening day, taking place on April 5th and 6th Broken frames and glasses will also be collected. Thank you!
We will have our Lifetouch Spring Photos on Thursday, April 5th
This is an Out Of Dress Day- as our Spring pictures are always out of dress. We will send flyers home a few days before. You can choose your pose and background. ALL students will have their picture taken unless you send in the Form with a note you do NOT want your child’s photo taken or even a separate note excusing your child from photos.
There is no money needed on picture day. In a couple of weeks, you will get a packet of pictures. You then pay for the pictures that you want and return the ones you do not want. We suggest you return them ASAP if you do not plan to purchase them so they do not get misplaced.
Preschool- All preschool students are invited to come have their photo taken. We will get preschool students who do not come on Thursdays- in for their photos whenever you arrive between 9:00-10:30.
LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK SWEETHEART BALL
Our annual Sweetheart Ball will be held on Friday, April 6th at St Anna’s from 7:00-9:00 PM. We invite fathers or other male role models to celebrate a night out of dancing with their special girls. Tickets are on sale in the office: $20.00 per couple and $5.00 for each additional daughter. Tickets are NOT sold at the door. Please plan ahead. You can purchase optional photos for $10. You can pay when you purchase your tickets OR pay the night of the Sweetheart Ball. Checks for tickets/photos can be made out to St. Anna School. Music by DJ Proietti and lots of treats! (this is a No mom event- sorry!).
We are looking for baked goods for all to enjoy on this special night out. Please remember NO peanuts, peanut butter or tree nuts. I’m sure the girls would love some fruit and veggies too! Please email Kelley Gammel (email@example.com) if you’re able to help with treats.
BEER and WINE TASTING
The STB PTO will host it's Annual Beer and Wine Tasting on Friday, April 13th at the Wachusett Mountain from 7pm - 10pm. We are asking for you help in promoting the event to your families.
Tickets are $30/single and $55/couple. Deadline for ticket sales in Wednesday, April 10th.
The evening will have live music, food, raffle, silent auction and beer/wine tasting tables.
Honor Roll (A's & B's) & Principal's List (A's)
Athletics & Activities
Taekwondo Class- 4 week special for $30 (includes uniform) MORE INFO HERE
Study Skills Workshop April 8th MORE INFO
Leominster Recreation April Vacation Program
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 Date TBD at 6:00. Childcare will be available. Our Mother-Son Event this day will be held on May 9th from 1-3 and will be a Volleyball Game! We need to determine if we are going to do a spring/fall fundraiser. We hope you can join us.
Contact the PTO anytime
Spring may be here on the calendar but it doesn't feel like it outside. Some of our winter ailments may linger a while longer. 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. Please take a minute to read the Flu information from the CDC. There’s another round of Flu going around. Please take precautions with your children and keep them home from school if they are ill.
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.
4/2 School MASS (changed from 4/4)
4/3 PTO Out of Dress
4/5 Spring Lifetouch Photos-
4/5 & 4/6 Vision/Hearing Screenings
4/6 Sweetheart Ball 7:00-9:00
4/7 Design Squad has been CANCELED for the Spring (see you in the Fall)
4/7 St. Anna Spirit GALA 5:30 PM
4/9 Science Fair Set Up/Class Previews
4/9 PTO Meeting 6:00
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
5/7-5/11 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
5/5 Baseball in Education Day // Bravehearts game K-8
5/6 NJHS Induction 9:00 at Mass
5/7 8th grade graduation 5:00
5/8 Field Day
5/12 PTO Out of Dress
5/12 Preschool Graduation 10:00
5/15 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!