Dear SACS Families,
It’s amazing the difference a year can make. Last year we were still digging our way out from all the snow Mother Nature provided us. I’m sure the kids would like a little white stuff to build snowman, forts or go sledding on. I remind them that there is plenty of winter left! We have been busy planning our Catholic Schools Week and we are optimistic for a full week of school and activities. You are welcome to join us for any of the programs we have planned. Students are also welcome to bring a friend to school any day next week to shadow here at St. Anna’s. Tuition rates and new registration forms will be emailed home on Monday, February 1st. 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
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY!!Don’t miss the Open House this weekend. Open House will be held after the 10:00 Mass (11:00-12:00) on Sunday, January 31st. This is for current families, potential families and parishioners. We’d love the opportunity to show off what the students have been learning at school this year.
We also invite all of our current students to show their St. Anna pride and attend the 10:00 Mass. You can wear your uniform, or anything that shows your pride- St. Anna basketball uniform, cross country shirts, sweatshirts.
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.
KYLEE’S CARE KITSJanuary’s #Make A Difference is sponsored by second grade. They are working with Kylee’s Kare Kits of Leominster to collect food to create weekend kits for 306 children. If you would like to help second grade on their mission of helping to feed the hungry, we ask you to donate the following items for your classroom before Friday, February 5th.
PreK 3 and 4:100% Juice Boxes (preferably not juice bags)
Kindergarten: Macaroni & Cheese and Ramen Noodles
1st Grade: Applesauce Cups and Fruit Cups
2nd Grade: Spaghettio's or Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli or Spaghetti & Meatballs
3rd Grade: Oatmeal Packets
4th Grade: Granola Bars
5th Grade: Cereal- Individual box serving size only
6th Grade: Pudding Cups
7th Grade: Chicken Noodle Soup cans and other kid friendly soup cans
8th Grade: Individual packets of cookies, crackers & pretzels
SUPER BOWL PASTA SUPPERWednesday, February 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the Church Hall
Don’t forget to get your tickets soon. They will be on sale after Masses this weekend or at the open house. You can still see Mrs. Priddy for tickets too!
Advanced tickets $8 adults / $7 seniors and children under 10
At door $10 adults /$9 seniors and children under 10
Help your child’s class earn an EXTRA GYM CLASS! Students will come home with a football cutout next Wednesday- all children that attend the Pasta Supper must bring it with them and put it on the ‘field’. The class with the most students in attendance will earn an extra gym class.
The Football Squares are filling up quickly. You don’t want to miss out on your chance to win. Buy yours today before they are all gone! ONLY $10 each
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEKWe have a fantastic week planned. You are welcome to join us for any of our programs.
Monday: Windows on Wildlife to present the Life Cycle of Raptors to preK-2 at 12:45 and Adaptations to gr.3-8 at 2:00
Tuesday: Jury Commission program for Middle School 9:00, Student appreciation movie & popcorn 1:30
Wednesday: Mass and tours, Pasta Supper 5:00-7:00
Thursday: Talent Show 1:30
Friday: Faculty/Student Basketball Game 1:30
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 before Monday, March 21st.
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.
SMOCKS for ART!We are in need of your old hand me down button up shirts or t-shirts that can be used as smocks for our littles when they are doing art projects that involve painting! We want to continue giving them creative outlets through paint but with less of it to take home on their clothing! If you have any old button down shirts (They work best) you can donate, please send them into the office and we’ll get them to the art room.
CAFÉ CORNER:Monday: Baked Cheese sandwich, chicken and rice soup, vegetable.
Tuesday: Hamburger or Cheeseburger, French fries, vegetable.
Wednesday: Choice of marinara or butter pasta, meatballs, dinner roll.
Thursday: White meat Chicken Nuggets, French fries, vegetable.
Friday: Cheese or pepperoni pizza, carrots and celery.
FRIENDS OF ST ANNA/PTO UPDATES: (email us at PTO@stannaleom.org)
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)
UPCOMING EVENTS1/31-2/5 Catholic Schools Week
1/31 Open House 11:00-12:00
2/1 Windows on Wildlife Program
2/2 Jury Commission Program for MS
2/3 Pasta Supper 5:00-7:00
2/4 Talent Show 1:30
2/5 Student-Faculty Basketball Game 1:30
2/9 PTO Out of Dress
2/12 St. Anna Parish Fish Dinners Begin
2/15-2/19 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
Peace and Blessings
Mrs. French, our principal, updates the blog every week with reminders, upcoming events, community notifications, and shout-outs to our amazing students!