COOL KIDS CASH CLUB
**Those that have opened their accounts already- there will be banking at school to make deposits on May 30th and June 13th at 9:00!
Cool kids cash club- check out the introductory letter! This program will allow students to being banking at school. They will learn the importance of saving and will be able to make deposits into their savings account twice a month. This is an easy and terrific way to start saving NOW for middle school field trips! Each year the 6th graders attend Nature’s Classroom at a cost of around $600. The Washington DC trip is held every other year so your child would have the opportunity to attend DC as either a 7th or 8th grader. This trip costs around $1000. If you being saving NOW, as early as preschool or Kindergarten, your child could easily save enough money to cover both of these trips by the time they become a middle school student!
Students will also learn skills about keeping a savings account pass book and other financial skills that are necessary to become financially responsible adults.
Parents who are interested in having their child participate in this program, will need to open their child’s account at Fidelity and then on-going deposits can be made conveniently at school.
Please feel free to stop in at either Fidelity branch in Leominster to open your account. Please let them know it is for St. Anna’s Cool Cash Club and/or email and let me know you’ve opened an account for your child so I can let you know when banking at school will begin.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Ruby Vargas from Fidelity Bank at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-353-2701
FOOD ALLERGY AWARENESS WEEK
As we recognize food allergy awareness week, I want to remind the school community that St. Anna School is a 'nut aware' school. We are not 'nut free' as we want to be sensitive to the needs of all of our students but our priority is to provide a safe environment for all students, including those with food allergies. School and classroom events serving food must be nut free. We cannot risk an anaphylactic reaction due to food we serve. Classrooms with students who have peanut or other food allergies should refrain from serving food containing these allergens at any classroom event. Families should also be sensitive to the allergies of students in their child's class when packing lunches for school and especially field trips. Please help us keep ALL of students safe at school.
The school year is quickly winding down and everyone is looking forward to summer. Please remember to return your library books before Tuesday, May 30th. This is the last day we can accept returned books. It will allow the library ladies to process the returns and organize the shelves. Students will be billed for any books not returned by that date. We have enjoyed having your children visit the library this year.
We are very excited to announce that Field Day (K-8) will take place on June 9th with a rain date of June 12th. We are going to again bus students to the MA Youth Soccer Fields over by Kimballs!!! We will spend the day there playing a variety of field day events at each station. We will enjoy a bagged lunch break with additional activities for those that need to keep moving!!! We will have tented areas for shade as well as a first aid station. Students will have plenty of water too but don’t forget the sunscreen. We will be in need of parent volunteers to help run the various stations, help set up and clean up.
Sign up here to volunteer! We appreciate your help
Please sign the permission slip for your child(ren) Permission Slip
The 8th graders are counting down their days to graduation on June 15th. We welcome you all to join us either for the clap out at 11:30 or for the graduation Mass at 5:00 PM. You are all welcome to join us for a Chinese buffet dinner following the Baccalaureate Mass (tickets are $10). Email Mrs. LeBlanc or Mrs. Priddy to reserve your tickets. I hope you can join us for this joyous occasion as these thirteen amazing students leave St. Anna’s well prepared to take on their high school education and future endeavors.
Our Little ones will be graduating from preschool on Friday, June 16th at 10:00 AM. Come experience this annual tradition as they move onto the ‘big school’ as kindergarteners!
Please remember that although your preK students have graduated they are welcome to come to school for the last two and a half days on their regular days. School is open as usual on Monday and Tuesday and we have an 11:30 early dismissal on Wednesday. Monday, June 19th is our step up day at 2:00. Students who will be attending Kindergarten at St. Anna’s are encouraged to attend. They will spend the hour with Mrs. Saladini to learn about expectations for kindergarten and receive their summer reading and school supply lists.
Athletics & Activities:
Congratulations DRAMA CLUB on a wonderful year! We have some very talented students and can’t wait to see what you do next year!
Choir Wednesday mornings 8:30 or church days-
Blue Devils Basketball Camp (grades 3-8)- see FLYER for more information
Sholan Farms Apple Blossom Festival is TOMORROW- May 20th.. FLYER
Spring Session of After School Programs 3:15-4:30 (April 10-June 16th …. See specific dates for each program)
Mondays- The last day for Tennis- is Monday, May 22nd
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- (FULL) 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- (FULL) 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)
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)
(email us at PTO@stannaleom.org)
June Lunch Menu
Orders can be placed until 7am on the day of the meal at www.orderlunches.com
Please note days students are on field trips- those days should be blocked off from ordering
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
5/30 Cool Kids Banking Day
5/31 PTO Meeting 6:00
6/1 Spring Concert 6:00
6/9 Field Day (volunteers needed!!!)
6/13 PTO Out of Dress
6/14 NJHS Inductions at Mass
6/13 Cool Kids Banking Day
6/15 8th grade Graduation 5:00 (clap out 11:30)
6/16 Preschool Graduation 10:00
6/19 Step Up Day at 2:00
6/21 LAST DAY- student dismissal at 11:30 (no extended care)
6/24 Golf Tournament
8/28 FIRST Day of School
9/1 No School
9/4 Labor Day- No School
9/5 First Day Preschool and Kindergarten
Mrs. French, our principal, updates the blog every week with reminders, upcoming events, community notifications, and shout-outs to our amazing students!