Dear SACS Families, Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and vacation with your families. We quickly got back to our busy routine at school. We’ve been learning about Little Christmas, Epiphany and the Three Kings as we celebrate the end of the Christmas season. Father did remind us this week that we can celebrate Christmas all year long when we share our love of God with others throughout the year.
The New Year brings lots of exciting happenings at school. Many classes are counting down to the 100th day of school as well as preparing for the upcoming Catholic Schools Week (January 31-February 5) Please remember there is a half day of school next week, Friday, January 15th with dismissal at 11:30. This is for professional development. The teachers will again be working with Bill Attwood in their classrooms during the day and after school on implementing writing strategies into the curriculum.
EXTENDED CAREMiss Amanda Refrigeri (our 4th grade aide) will be running the afternoon Extended Care program beginning January 19th. You may have seen her this week working a little with Mrs. Pratt to get to know everyone and the routine. You may see some changes to the afternoon programming.
Extended Care will be open on the Early Dismissal Day Friday, January 15th. Please let Mrs. Pratt know ahead of time if your child(ren) will be attending. It is $35 ($17.50 per sibling) for the afternoon. A bag lunch is needed as no lunch is served on early dismissal days.
OPEN HOUSE-ALL ARE WELCOMEWe will start Catholic Schools Week off with an Open House. We’d love everyone to come see what all the excitement is about. The 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. We want everyone at church to see how proud you are to attend St. Anna School.
DRESS CODEPlease remember that we are in the winter dress season. Students can only wear shorts for gym class if they have the correct sweatpants to wear over them when they are not in gym class. Students are also only allowed to wear St. Anna sweatshirts or sweaters in the building during the day. The Under Armor sweatshirts and others are ok for when they are outside at recess but not in class.
Please make sure your child is wearing appropriate footwear and they follow the out of dress guidelines on non-uniform days. Students who do not follow the dress code will be given a uniform violation.
SWEATSHIRT ORDERSLast call to order your Saint Anna Spirit Wear! We need a few more sweatshirt orders so we can place our order! If you’d like to order one, please return thesweatshirt order to school or contact Mrs. Priddy for more information.
#MAKE A DIFFERENCEThe Year of Mercy is going strong at St. Anna School. The students are continuing to learn about both corporal and spiritual works of mercy. The second grade will focus on a corporal work of mercy as they collect items to help feed the hungry. Please read the letter from Mrs. Smith which has the items needed from each classroom.
SUPER BOWL PASTA SUPPERJoin us on Wednesday, February 3rd 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 (donated by the Texas Roadhouse!), salad, assorted desserts, coffee & drinks
Tickets can be purchased in the office- you can send in the ticket order form or just let Mrs. Priddy know how many tickets you would like.
Advanced tickets $8 adults / $7 seniors and children under 10
At door $10 adults /$9 seniors and children under 10
Basket Raffles: Arts N’ Crafts, Electronics, Baking items, Sports theme, American Girl Doll, S'mores / Fire pit, Legos, Everything Chocolate / Date Night, Italian Supper, Scratch Ticket tree, Family Game Night, Beach Body basket, Restaurant gift certificate wreath.
If you are interested in helping out the night of the event, please contact Amanda Ciccolini at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss out on this wonderful event and let’s hope the Patriots can get healthy and do their jobs to make it to the Super Bowl to make it that much more fun!
TALENT SHOWIt’s that time of the year…. The talent show is quickly approaching (February 4th at 1:30). We would love to have you share your talent with us! Please fill out this form if you are interested in performing and return it to the office before Friday, January 22nd. Remember that lip sync acts are not accepted, due to the limited amount of time. You also need to provide your own music (submitted for approval) and costumes/props etc. Please see Mrs. Priddy with any questions.
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.
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. Saladiniemail@example.com
FRIENDS OF ST ANNA/PTO UPDATES: (email us at PTO@stannaleom.org)
ACTIVITIES: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) This program is FULL!
Engineering- Thursdays (Jan 7- March 3)- http://goo.gl/forms/xIScIQtp6w
UPCOMING EVENTS1/12 PTO Out of Dress
1/14 7th grade Retreat
1/15 Early Dismissal PD Day 11:30
1/18 NO School- MLK Day
1/21 Geography Bee 10:00
1/25 Report Cards
1/31-2/5 Catholic Schools Week
1/31 Open House 11:00-12:00
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
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!