BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
Please Join us on TOMORROW- Saturday, March 25th from 8:00-10:00 at Applebee’s for a pancake breakfast sponsored by the PTO.
Enjoy 3 pancakes, bacon, coffee/juice. You can have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, enter the coloring contest and try your luck at the Easter egg grab… you could win a homework pass, out of dress day, free ice cream or an assortment of Easter trinkets.
Tickets are on sale in the office- $10 per person ($40 family cap for immediate family members). We have some last minute tickets at the door just for you!
GALA RAFFLE TICKETS
Please help support our annual gala by purchasing tickets for the raffle. There are amazing prizes to be won! The tickets are $20 for 25 or $1 per ticket. 25 tickets with a list of raffle prizes came home with your child on TODAY. You can get more tickets in the office! We have an unlimited supply of tickets, but purchase them before Thursday, March 30.
NEW this year- Purchase your raffle tickets and pay online at www.stannaparish.org and receive an extra 5 raffle tickets!
On the back of your raffle tickets please write your name, phone number, and the item number for the prize you would like the ticket placed in. Send your tickets and payment (cash or check made out to St Anna School) in an envelope marked Gala Raffle to the office before Thursday, March 30th. Any tickets not returned to the office by Thursday will not be entered into the raffle. The drawing for items 18-23, 27 and 33 will be held at school on Friday, March 31st.
I can’t wait to find out who will be Principal for the Day!
If you have any questions about Gala Raffle Tickets, Mrs. Priddy is your go to person!!
HEARING & VISION SCREENINGS
The Lions Club will be here on March 31st to conduct vision and hearing screenings for all students from preschool 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. Comprehensive changes to school vision screening in Massachusetts now include new screening guidelines for stereopsis testing which looks at how the two eyes work together as well as near and far vision screening.
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. This year your child’s hearing and vision screening will be on March 31st. They will be conducted through the Lions Club mobile screening lab with the help of some parent volunteers. You will receive notification after the screenings ONLY if there are any concerns noted during the screening.
The school is very interested in making 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 March 24th.
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 March 31st. Broken frames and glasses will also be collected. Thank you!
During this season of Lent, students are focusing on prayer (as Father described at Mas this week- they can talk to God like he's their friend), Fasting (what they can 'give up') and Alms Giving. As a school we will be collecting donations to support the food insecure students of Leominster through Kylee's Kare Kits. Each week we will be collecting different items to be donated.
March 6-10th Granola Bars, Oatmeal Packets & Individual boxes of cereal
March 13-17th Applesauce & Fruit Cups
March 20-24th Soups (kid friendly), Spaghetti O's, Chef Boyardee Ravioli & Spaghetti & Meatballs
March 27-31 Individual snacks- cookies, pretzels, crackers
April 3-7 Juice BOXES (no bags please)
April 9-13 Any of the above!
Tuition rates and new registration forms for 2017-2018 were emailed home today. All returning students need to fill out the new registration form. Please make sure you re-register before March 31st. We have waiting lists for several grades and spaces will be opened up to them on April 7th. If you do not re-register, you could lose your child’s spot.
If you’d like a hard copy sent home, please request one from Mrs. Priddy.
The Registration Fee increases to $250 on Monday, April 3, 2017
SPRING PHOTOS- RESCHEDULED
We will have our Lifetouch Spring Photos on Thursday, April 6th
This is an Out Of Dress Day- as our Spring pictures are always out of dress. We will send new flyers home closer to the date for those that did not send one in already. 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.
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.
Our annual father/daughter dance will be held on Friday, April 7th 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 a father/daughter photo for $10 before or at the event. Music by DJ Proietti and lots of sweet treats! (this is a No mom event- sorry!).
DANCE PARTY MANIA!
Students in Grades 3 – 8 are invited to put their math, science and problem solving skills to work at our next Design Squad Event on Saturday, April 8th from noon to 4pm in the school gym.
Thank you to the Leominster Cultural Council for Sponsoring our Design Squad program! The day consists of 2 engineering projects and one chemistry project. Refreshments and pizza will be available.
All new participants will receive a free Design Squad t-shirt. Returning participants can be purchase a new t-shirt for $10. You can register using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/JtaDOeYFQelZFnoJ3
The deadline to sign up to be sure you receive a t-shirt is Friday, March 31st.
Deadline to sign up to participate – Wednesday, April 5th
Calling all parent engineers and volunteers! We need your help to continue this wonderful day for the students. Parent volunteers are assigned to a group of 4-5 students and you work with them throughout the day, guiding them through the different projects.
If you would like to help please contact Laura Pompei at email@example.com or Sarah O’Toole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the 7 snow days we have had this year…. The following changes have been made to the calendar.
Our last day of school is currently June 23rd- We were granted a Bishop’s Day when Bishop McManus was here for Grandparent’s Day and we intend to use that day on June 23rd- making our current last day of school June 22nd which will be an early dismissal day. We have also had to push back the following events by a week:
8th grade graduation will be June 15th
Preschool graduation will be June 16th
Field Day will be June 9th
Athletics & Activities
Allen’s March Madness SALE Flyer March 18- April 1
DRAMA is Thursdays from 3:15-5:00 and Singers on Tuesdays with Mr. Marcoux 3:30-4:30
Choir Wednesday mornings 8:30 or church days-
Spring Session of After School Programs 3:15-4:30 (April 10-June 16th …. See specific dates for each program)
Mondays- Set Design- on-going play preparations with Mrs. Farnsworth
Tennis- is back. For students in grades 1-5 (April 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15)
Tuesdays- Spring Sports- Grades 5-8 with Mr. Farnsworth (April 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 30, June 6, 13)
Wednesdays- Fun with Miss Ellis- Grades 2-8 get techy or crafty each week (April 12, 26, May 3, 31, June 7, 14)
Introduction to Martial Arts- Grades K-4 (April 12, 26, May 3,10, 17, 24, 31, June 7)
Thursdays- Pokemon Club- Grades 1-3, come learn to play the game and card trading fun (April 13, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1)
Fridays- STEM starts for Kindergarten and First Graders (April 28, May 5,12,19,26, June 2)
Percussion Gymnastics- calling all drummers to have fun with Mr. Marcoux (April 28-June 16)
GYM FUN for grades K-3 on Tuesday & Thursday mornings 7:50-8:30 April 10th until June 15th (no classes the week of May 22nd)
April Lunch Menu
Orders can be placed until 7am on the day of the meal at www.orderlunches.com
NEW- You can add a meatball to your order… it’s $1.00 charge. Add it as a side for your pizza, breadsticks, pasta!
We will also offer a ‘specialty’ pizza on Friday’s during Lent!
If you need to set up an OrderLunches account- follow the instructions here!
(email us at PTO@stannaleom.org)
3/24 Report Cards Live at 4:00
3/24 Middle School Dance at St. Leo’s
3/25 Speech Declamation **New Date**
3/29 Employee of the Year Dinner
3/30 Mass for Life grades 7 & 8
3/31 Hearing & Vision Screenings
4/1 Gala- Sock Hop
4/3-4/6 Science Fair
4/6 Spring Picture Day
4/6 Science Fair Viewing and Awards 6:30-8:00
4/7 Sweetheart Dance 7:00-9:00
4/8 Design Squad 12:00-4:00
4/10 MWCC Play “James and the Giant Peach” 9:30 (grades K-5)
4/11 PTO Out of Dress
4/13 Holy Thursday
4/14 Good Friday- No School
4/15 One Boston Day
4/17-4/21 Spring Vacation
4/24-4/28 Book Fair
4/27 Preschool to Davis Farmland
4/28 Books & Beyond ENDS
5/1-5/5 Teacher Appreciation WEEK
5/5 NC Consortium Field Day grades 5-8
5/5 K & 1 to the Aquarium
5/9 PTO Out of Dress
5/11 & 5/11 Drama production of SHREK Jr. 7:00
5/12 Mother's Day Tea in grade 1 at 9:15
5/16 Preschool Fashion Show at 9:30
5/18 Diocesan Wide Science Fair
5/19 Crowning of Mary
5/22-5/26 Middle School Field Trips to Nature's Classroom and Washington DC
5/24 Grades 2 & 3 trip to Roll On America
5/25 Ascension Thursday- School Mass at 9:00
5/29 Memorial Day- No School
6/1 Spring Concert 6:00
6/7 NJHS Induction
6/9 Field Day (volunteers needed!!!)
6/13 PTO Out of Dress
6/15 8th grade Graduation 5:00 (clap out 11:30)
6/16 Preschool Graduation 10:00
6/19 Step Up Day** tentative date
6/22 Last Day- early release **tentative date
6/24 Golf Tournament
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.