Happy New Year! I hope your 2018 is off to a wonderful start. It has brought us some cold, snowy weather. I’m looking forward to the warm up next week. We are starting January with a lot of snow. Our parking lot snow mountain has already started! We would like to see our students enjoy the snow at lunch recess.
OUTDOOR SNOW FUN!
We want our students to get as much outdoor playtime as they can this winter. The fresh air and sunshine benefits everyone in the winter. Students in grades PK-3 are encouraged to bring their snow gear to school. Students who have boots, snow pants, and gloves will be allowed to play IN the snow at the lunch recess. This will also allow us to go outside when the weather is a little chillier if the students are dressed warm. Students are also able to leave a pair of boots and snow pants at school for the week if that’s easier than bringing them back and forth.
Older students will also be able to play IN the snow if they bring their boots, snow pants and gloves as well. For students who do not have the appropriate snow gear, they can continue to play on the pavement at recess. We do encourage a pair of boots or other shoes to change into outdoors. We also need to remind students they need a pair of gym shoes AT school. This is important for gym days as well as indoor recess days. We need to keep the sand, salt and snow off the gym floor. Students who do not have a change of footwear will not be able to participate in gym or indoor recess.
SOCKS FOR SANTA
Thank you to everyone that brought in socks to donate to those in need. We were so close to our goal of 1,000 socks.
PAINT NIGHT OUT
Join us for another paint night out. We had so much fun last year! January 17th at 7:00. Art on the Rocks in Fitchburg. Pre-registration is required. Please reserve your spot by FRIDAY, January 12th.
They start class promptly at 7:00, please arrive at least 15 minutes early to get set up. You are welcomed to bring your favorite drinks (that includes wine!!!). They supply the cups, openers and aprons.
You don't want to miss out on painting this cute snowman or penguin. You'll be the envy of the neighborhood!
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK- January 28-February 3
We will start Catholic Schools Week off at the 10:00 Mass on Sunday January 28th. You’re your St. Anna Spirit: wear your uniform, or anything that shows your pride- St. Anna basketball uniform, cross country shirts, sweatshirts. We want everyone at church to see how proud you are to attend St. Anna School.
Join us for our Catholic Schools Week Activities: Tuesday- Geography Bee 2:00, Wednesday- Mass 9:00, Spelling Bee 1:30, Pasta Supper 5:00-7:00, Thursday- Talent Show 10:30, Friday- Volley Ball Game 10:15. Full Schedule of Activities coming soon!
SUPER BOWL PASTA SUPPER
Join us on Wednesday, January 31st from 5:00 – 7:00pm in the Church Hall for our Annual Super Bowl Pasta Supper. Take a night off from cooking and spend time having a great meal with your St. Anna friends and family. Great food, Basket Raffles, 50/50 and don’t forget to get your Super Bowl Squares for $10 each from Mrs. Priddy!
The menu includes pasta and homemade meatballs, rolls, salad, assorted desserts, coffee & drinks. ** Gluten Free Pasta available upon request- when you purchase your tickets!**
Tickets can be purchased in the office- call or email Mrs. Priddy to order yours. You can also send in a note to the office with the money.
Advanced tickets $8 adults / $7 seniors and children under 10
At door $10 adults /$9 seniors and children under 10
If you are interested in helping out the night of the event, please sign up on the form. We can use lots of help again to make this night fun for everyone! NJHS students are encouraged to sign up to help also.
Don’t miss out on this wonderful event and let’s hope the Patriots can keep DOING THEIR JOB to make it to the Super Bowl. It’s always more fun to cheer on the home team.
TALENT SHOW and LIP SYNC BATTLE
It’s that time of the year…. The talent show is quickly approaching (February 1st at 10:30). We would love to have you share your talent with us! We are looking for NEW talent this year! If you’ve done the same act for the past two years…. We’d like you to think of a new act to try out. Do you play an instrument or sing? Can you dance or juggle? Know any magic tricks or good jokes? We’re also looking for Students who want to organize small groups to participate in our Lip Sync Battle!! Please fill out this form if you are interested in performing and return it to the office before Friday, January 26th. Remember that individual lip sync acts are not accepted, due to the limited amount of time. Performers need to provide their own music, costumes, props etc. ALL Music selections must be submitted to the office by January 26th for PRIOR approval. Please see Mrs. Priddy with any questions.
Join in the fun and celebration on Saturday, February 3, 2018 for the Diocese of Worcester Night Worcester Railers HC. What a night it will be! We will be celebrating Trax Railershc Birthday and our Catholic Schools.
St Anna Students are invited to sing America the Beautiful before the game. Please let Mrs. French or Mr. Marcoux know if you plan to attend to sing with us! We’d love to have a strong turn out of students to support our school.
Tickets are only $15.00 and proceeds from every ticket will be going back to our participating Catholic Schools. Also, don’t forget to visit us on the concourse and get your Chuck-A-Puck!
All seats are in Section 107, which are normally $25.00. To purchase your tickets for $15.00, please click on the following link
Enter the Group Code: St.Anna, if prompted- IGNORE THE ERROR MESSAGE!. Tickets will be left at will call the night of the game, unless other arrangements are made.
If you order your tickets before January 22 -let Mrs. French know- She will pick up the tickets and have them at the school so you can avoid the Will Call window the night of the game.
If you have any questions, please contact Connor Haynes at 508-365-1752.
Go Railers!!! And we will see you at the game!!!!!
DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR SCHOOL APP- STAY UP TO DATE.....
If you haven't already downloaded our new app- take a minute to do so...
apple store OR google play For iPhone and Android.
Don't forget to enable notifications so you can get reminders! Never miss another out of dress day. This app gives you quick access to our calendar, Friday Mail, Option C, Order Lunches and more. Check the sidebar to contact any of the staff or call the school, make a prayer request and more convenient links. You can also share a photo that once approved can be added to the app or our Facebook page!
Athletics & Activities
Ski/Snowboard Club- Wednesdays from 4:00-8:00 beginning on January 3rd for the 6 week program.
BASKETBALL SEASON IS IN FULL SWING!
Concession Stand sign ups – Only a couple more weeks to volunteer for the concession stand. Players will receive a $20 refund for families that volunteer at least 5 hours during the season.
Basketball Schedules- Come Cheer on our teams this season!
Grades 1-4 Boys Grades 5-8 Girls Grades 5-8
After School Programs for Session II- these end the week of January 19
We are looking for proposals or volunteers to help for our next Session!
Mondays- Minecraft Development (grades 4-8
Tuesdays- BOK (K-3), Sphero (grades 1-3)
Wednesdays- TinkerCAD 2.0 (grades 4-8)
Thursdays - Math Olympiad- Lego Club (K-3)
Friday- BOK for grades 4-8 due to conflict on Thursdays with Math Olympiad
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.
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00. Childcare will be available. We will be in the final planning stages for the Pasta Supper and Catholic Schools Week. We’re looking for new ideas for themes for our basket raffles. We can also use donation of items and gift cards for our baskets. Does your business donate?
All are welcome to attend. We appreciate everyone’s ideas and insight.
Childcare will be available!
Contact the PTO anytime
January Lunch Menu
ICE CREAM Sales every Friday. Ice cream sales are a fundraiser for National Junior Honor Society.
Students can bring in $1.00 ($2.00 for the big bomb pops in 4-8) each Friday to purchase ice cream after lunch.
There's also a vending machine with plastic bottles of water, iced tea, flavored water and Gatorade/Powerade (12 oz) for $1.00.
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.
1/9 PTO Out of Dress Day
1/9 PTO Meeting 6:00
1/12 Early Release 11:30 NO BUSSES
1/15 No School- MLK Day
1/17 Paint Night Out fundraiser
1/24 Progress Reports
1/28 Catholic Schools Week Begins- Mass 10:00
1/30 Geography Bee 2:00
1/31 Spelling Bee 1:30
1/31 Pasta Supper 5:00-7:00
2/1 Talent Show 10:30
2/2 Student-Teacher Volleyball Game 10:15
2/3 Worcester Railers Game 7:00
2/4 Super Bowl Sunday
2/12 PTO Mtg. 6:00
2/13 PTO Out of Dress
2/14 Ash Wednesday School Mass 9:00
2/19-2/23 Winter Vacation
Mrs. French, our principal, updates the blog every week with reminders, upcoming events, community notifications, and shout-outs to our amazing students!