We're excited to have some April Showers and now May sunshine! We know the end of the school year can be busy and hectic. We are going to have our Bishop’s Day (a day off from school granted by the Bishop himself when he came to St. Anna’s for Grandparent’s Day) on May 14th. This will give families a long weekend in May when hopefully you can enjoy some nicer weather. It is going to be a busy end of the year (see the upcoming events) and we want you to enjoy this extra day off!
STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK
May 7th - May 11th is Teacher/Staff Appreciation week! We will be celebrating our SUN-Sational Teachers & Staff all week by showering them with kind words, small gifts, and a special luncheon! The luncheon will be on Thursday, May 10th from 11:40am - 12:40pm. We will need parent volunteers to make the food, and volunteers to supervise the children that day while they are at lunch and recess. Please use the Teacher Appreciation Week Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet to add your name where ever you can help out! Thank you!
TERRA NOVA RESULTS
The results are IN! These went home in an envelope with your child today. Please ask them for it.
This is the last year we will be administering the Terra Nova in the Diocese. We will be transitioning to the MAP Growth Assessment and 8th grade PSAT’s. More information will be coming home in the coming weeks/months.
SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS
We will again offer parents the opportunity to purchase back to school supply kits that will be delivered to your child’s classroom the first day of school. Now that’s EASY back to school supply shopping. A copy of the order form should have come home with your child. You can also order your supply kits online: The link for the website is www.shopttkits.com. The account # is 32034.
School supply kits are available for students in preschool-grade 8. There’s also an optional calculator for middle school students.
MARY POPPINS THE MUSICAL!
Mark your calendars! You don’t want to miss our drama club’s performance of Mary Poppins. You can come to one of the two shows or come to both!!! Join us, Thursday, May 10th at 7:00PM or Friday, May 11th at 7:00PM. This show is free to all; however we do accept donations at the door. Your donations help us pay for the rights to perform the show, permissions for videotaping, costumes, sets and other costs associated with putting on a play. This is sure to be one of our best performances yet!
The school students will have a sneak peek of the play on Wednesday morning. I’m sure many will come home asking to come to the play, so plan ahead!
MOTHER SON BASKETBALL GAME
On Saturday, May 19th we will host our Mother/Son Volleyball Game from 1:00-3:00 in the gym. We invite boys and their moms in Grades PK to Grade 8 to participate in the game. We will be using a beach ball in a similar format from the student/teacher game. A lower ‘net’ for younger students and the regular net for older students.
Immediately following will be an Ice Cream Sundae Social for EVERYONE grades PK-8.
Please complete the form here and send it into the office with your payment as soon as possible.
CROWNING OF MARY
Please join us on Friday, May 18th as we celebrate the month of our Blessed Mother with a traditional procession and Litany. The procession from the front of the school to the playground to the statue of Our Blessed Mother Mary will begin at 10:00. All are welcome to join us.
Hi families of Saint Anna’s,
My name is Lindsey Guthrie and I’m a seventh grader at Saint Anna’s. For my 13th birthday, I have decided to do a clothing drive. In all honesty, whether I like to admit it or not, I do not need anything else in my drawers or on my shelves but some other people do. My mom and I have found a place that take clothes and food donations and donate them to a good cause: Ginny’s Closet here in Leominster.
To make this successful, I would love it if all of you helped out. I am just asking for you to maybe go through your closets, find anything that doesn’t fit or maybe isn’t your style, wash them, and put them in a trash bag. We are fine with any shirts, pants, shorts, sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves and lightly worn shoes. You do not need to worry about sizes or sorting them, that is where I come in.
We are planning on having the drop off Saturday, May 19 at Ginny’s (probably in the parking lot) , 52 Mechanic Street, Leominster. Tentatively from 10am-12pm.. We can also collect donations at school on May 18th for those unable to drop off on May 19th.
Thank you so much,
Please remember that Extended Care closes promptly at 5:30. The end of the year is quickly approaching. All extended care accounts will need to be paid up by June 1st in order for you to utilize extended care services for the month of June. If you need to know your balance, please check Option C or contact Mrs. Pricy. Thank you for helping us get all of our accounts up to date.
We are very excited to announce that Field Day (K-8) will take place on June 8th (there is no rain date but an indoor contingency plan) 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, watermelon and 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! or to donate water/ice/watermelons. We appreciate your help
NO SCHOOL May 14th
Our current last day of school is June 15th this is an early release day at 11:30
8th grade graduation is June 11th
Field Day is June 8th
Preschool graduation is June 12th
Athletics & Activities
Session IV April 9-June 8
Mondays- Tennis grades 1-5, Book Club grades 5-8
Tuesdays- Breakout/Escape grades 1-3
Wednesdays- Escape Room grades 4-8
Thursdays- GAME TIME! grades 2-8
TinkerCad- see Miss Ellis can be done in free time/indoor recess/homework club
BOK (before school gym fun)- No sign ups needed…. K-3 on Tuesdays // 4-8 Fridays 7:45-8:25
Choir grades 3-8 Wednesdays 8:30
Drama grades 4-8 Thursdays
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 unless they are scheduled to go to extended care
We offer a salad bar option every day- either as a meal or side. Students are able to choose from a variety of veggies and proteins to make their own salad.
NJHS Ice Cream Sales continue every Friday for $1
and the Vending Machine is stocked with healthy drink options.. water, Gatorade, juice, iced tea.
We also have a water station so students can have plenty of water at lunch.
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting MONDAY, May 7th at 6:00. Childcare will be available. We will be planning for the annual Mother-Son event, brainstorming BBQ themes, choosing fall fundraisers and more. It's also time for Elections! We'd love to have your nominations... you can nominate yourself or anyone else that would be a great fit for the PTO Board. Email your nominations ASAP to Mrs. French
We’d love to have you join us. Have a voice in your school.
Contact the PTO anytime
Please remember to return Vision and Hearing forms as soon as possible.
It’s allergy season and don’t forget the sunscreen!
5/7 PTO Meeting 6:00
5/8 PTO Out of Dress
5/7-5/11 Teacher Appreciation Week
5/9 No Mass Today
5/9 Preschool Field Trip to Davis Farmland
5/9 Mary Poppins preview for students 9:00
5/10 School Mass 9:00 Ascension Thursday (choir 8:30)
5/10 Mary Poppin’s Production 7:00
5/11 Mother’s Day Tea for Grade 1 9:15
5/11 Mary Poppin’s Production 7:00
5/13 Our Lady of Fatima
5/14 NO SCHOOL BISHOP’S DAY
5/15 Preschool Fashion Show 10:00
5/16 School Mass 9:00 (VOM & Tiger Awards)
5/18 Crowning of Mary 10:00
5/19 Mother-Son Volleyball 1-3
5/20 Pentecost Sunday
5/21-5/25 Grade 6 to Nature’s Classroom
5/23 Gr. 7/8 Boston Field Trip
5/26 NJHS Flag laying at cemetery
5/28 No School- Memorial Day
5/29 Mr. Nicky Program grades 4-8
5/31 Grade 8 Ropes Course
5/31 Spring Concert PK-5 6:00
6/4 K & 1 Field Trip to Southwick Zoo
6/5 Baseball in Education Day // Bravehearts game K-8
6/6 NJHS Induction 9:00 at Mass
6/8 Field Day
6/11 8th grade graduation 5:00 ** NEW DATE**
6/12 PTO Out of Dress
6/12 Preschool Graduation 10:00
6/15 Last Day of School- Awards at Church 9:00 // Early Dismissal 11:30
Mrs. French, our principal, updates the blog every week with reminders, upcoming events, community notifications, and shout-outs to our amazing students!