TERRA NOVA RESULTS
The Terra Nova results for students in grades 3-8 have finally come in. Please check your child’s backpack. They should have come home yesterday or today. Please read the apology letter from the company. We appreciate your patience and hope to have this issue resolved for next year.
We can’t wait to celebrate all of our amazing Grandparents with a special Mass at school next week on THURSDAY October 19th at 10:00 AM,
If you have not already RSVP’d please take a minute now to RSVP with the number of Grandparent's attending so we can plan the food accordingly.
We will hosting our annual Scholastic Fall Book Fair in the gym next week! The Fair will be open Monday, 10/16 through Friday, 10/20 from 8:30am - 10:30am, with the exception of Thursday when we will be open from 11:00am - 12:00pm to accommodate our Grandparents Day mass. Also, to accommodate the Grandparents Day crowd, we will again have extra registers open to make checkout a breeze - no lines, no waiting! Parents are welcome to shop the Fair any of the open hours or with special arrangements.
For those who are unable to make any of the Fair hours, we will again have online shopping available! Any book offered at the Fair will also be available for purchase online. The Online Fair will be open from 10/11/17 - 10/24/17. Books ordered online will be delivered to the school 7-10 days after the Online Fair ends and will be sent home with your child(ren). Please let the office know if the books are gifts that you would rather pick up and they can be held in the office for you. You can visit the Online Book Fair
If you would like to help out at the Fair, please use the sign-up sheet to add your name and THANK YOU!
Scholastic Books is offering a specially priced paperback edition of Jeff Kinney's newest book; Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway, scheduled to go on sale November 7, 2017. Copies of the book can be pre-ordered during the Fair. To order, complete a Pre-Sale Form and submit it at the Fair with payment. The books will be delivered to the school 5-7 days after the release date. Pre-Sale forms will also be available at the Fair.
"All for Books"
During the Book Fair week, we will be participating in a Scholastic Books fundraiser to benefit our adopted school, St. Christopher, in Houston, TX. The fundraiser is called "All for Books" and will be a coin-drive that will help St. Christopher School restock their bookshelves with books from Scholastic! In addition to helping St. Christopher, Scholastic Book Fairs® will also match the monetary donations with a donation of up to $1 million in books from The Scholastic Possible Fund, which distributes books to children through organizations such as the Kids In Need Foundation, Reader to Reader, Inc., and the National Center for Families Learning. Since we are holding this fundraiser in October, we thought we'd make it fun with a Halloween theme (after all, the first part of "books" is "BOO"!) Please see the flyer for more details!
Students in preschool to grade 3 will enjoy the Mount Wachusett Community College traveling children’s play on Friday, October 20th at 9:30. ALL preschool students are welcome to attend. If it is not your child’s regularly scheduled day- you’re welcome to bring them and stay with them for the performance. It is about an hour.
Based on the book “Pinkalicious” by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann
Presented by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW)
Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Pinkalicious the Musical is about learning the power of self-control and the importance of moderation.
PAINT NIGHT OUT!
The PTO has arranged a Paint Night for Parents/Friends on Friday, October 20th at 7:00pm at Art On The Rocks in Fitchburg. The cost is $40 per person and the project is a school themed photo holder.
For anyone who has never done a paint night, let me tell you, it is a BLAST! You are given step by step instructions as you paint, and your final product will come out awesome, even if you've never painted before (speaking from experience!!). Art On The Rocks is sort of like a "paint bar" except that they don't have a bar, BUT, you are more than welcome to bring your own "adult beverages" 🍷🍻😊
Pre-registration is required and should be done online at https://artontherocksma.com/Fitchburg-Calendar/10-20-2017-7-00-00-PM.aspx
Check out the FLYER!
TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT
The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages people to raise awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. The steps to participate are:
The second and third grade students have begun a 3 month service project in which we will be collecting white cotton or thermal socks or cotton underwear to be distributed to homeless shelters, women’s shelters, and the elderly of our community. We often don’t realize or simply forget that those in need have needs other than food.
It is our hope that each student in grades two through eight might participate by bringing a small package of socks or underwear each month (Oct., Nov., Dec.) to be collected by the second and third grade students and distributed to the appropriate agency for distribution to residents who live in our school community area.
Please consider helping those who are in need of socks or underwear for the cold winter ahead.
A small package of socks or underwear each month is a small price to pay for knowing that the elderly in our neighborhoods are going to be warm this winter.
Thank You from the second and third grade students of St. Anna Catholic School
Athletics & Activities
INDOOR STREET HOCKEY sign ups for 202 Street Hockey Association FLYER
Leominster Downtown Halloween Fun INFO
Cheerleading- grades 3-8 Saturdays
Revolving Museum/Project Soar grades 3-8 Mondays
TinkerCad grades 3-8 Wednesdays
Minecraft Jr. grades 1-3 Thursdays
BOK K-3 Tuesday/Thursday mornings K-3, Friday mornings 4-6
Drama grades 4-8 Thursdays
Cross Country Grades 4-8:
Choir grades 3-8 Wednesdays 8:30
Games with Mr. Farnsworth grades 4-8 Tuesdays
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.
October Lunch Menu
Don't forget lunch milk is available for $0.50 for those that bring lunch from home. You can send money to school weekly or monthly. Please clearly mark the envelope with your child's name and which days they are having milk with lunch.
There's also a vending machine with plastic bottles of water, iced tea, flavored water and Gatorade/Powerade (12 oz) for $1.00.
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting MONDAY November 13th at 6:00. All are welcome to attend. We appreciate everyone’s ideas and insight. Don’t forget to register for PAINT NITE on October 20th.
Contact the PTO anytime
Please remember to bring in any meds with doctor's orders for meds to be given during the school day.
Updated physicals and immunizations need to be returned to the nurse.
ALL athletes (cross country, cheering, basketball) will need to have updated physicals on file (from the last 12 months) in order to participate.
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.
10/16 Progress Reports
10/16 Yankee Candle/Spirit Cup Sale begins
10/16-10/20 Book Fair
10/17 Cool Kids Cash Club deposit day
10/18 Bus Evacuation drill 9:30
10/19 Grandparent's Day Mass 10:00
10/20 Pinkalicious Play 9:30 (PK-5)
10/20 PTO Paint Night 7:00PM
10/27 MS Dance at St. Bernard’s 7-9PM
10/27 & 10/28 Countdown to Christmas Fair at Church Hall
10/31 Cool Kids Cash Club deposit day
10/31 Horrible’s Parade 1:30 (PK-3)
11/2 Books & Beyond assembly 9:00 gym
11/3 Veteran’s Day Program 10:00
11/5 Daylight Savings (remember to set your clock’s back)
11/7 NO School- Teacher PD Day
11/7 Texas Roadhouse Night Out
11/9 St. Paul’s Consortium Dinner
11/10 No School- Veteran’s Day
11/11 Design Squad (grades 3-8) 12:00-4:00
11/13 PTO Meeting 6:00
11/14 PTO Out of Dress day
11/14 LuLaRoe Fundraiser (church hall) 6:00-8:00
11/17 First Grade Pilgrim Program 9:00
11/20 Early Dismissal 11:30 Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/21 Turkey Trot
11/21 Early Dismissal 11:30 Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/20-11/21 Hearts for Heat Bake sale
11/22-11/24 Thanksgiving Break
11/30 Nutcracker Performance at Monty Tech (Grades K-5)
11/30 Advent Wreath Family Night
Mrs. French, our principal, updates the blog every week with reminders, upcoming events, community notifications, and shout-outs to our amazing students!