We want to celebrate all of our amazing Grandparents with a special Mass at school on On TUESDAY, October 25th at 9:00 AM, Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, will be the principle celebrant at the mass on Grandparent's Day.
We look forward to honoring all of our amazing Grandparents.
Grandparents (or a special grandparent fill in- aunt, uncle, God parent,etc.) are welcome to bring their grandchild to school at 8:30 that morning and briefly visit the classroom. We will all head over to Mass together to be there for 9:00. Grandchildren will sit with their grandparents during Mass and we will have refreshments after Mass.
Grandparents are welcome to walk their grandchildren back to school to visit the Book Fair or say their good byes in the lobby.
It is important for you to RSVP with the number of Grandparent's attending so we can plan the food accordingly.
Unfortunately, there is no room for parents at this event... However, we would love to have you help make this event a success. We are looking for parents that can volunteer on Monday, October 24th after school to cut fruit at the church kitchen (bring your favorite paring knife!!!) and for parents to help with setting up coffee on Tuesday morning. If you are interested in helping, please email Mrs. Kenney at firstname.lastname@example.org
BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH
October is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Month. We have Eileen Miller from DA Early's office coming out to present programs to all students in grades K-8 this month.
Grades 4-8 will have their programs on October 18th and K-3 on October 24th.
We are also offering a Parent Information Session on Thursday, October 27th at 9:00 at the Double Tree in Leominster. This program is being offered to all North County School families. Coffee and Danish will be provided!
Please RSVP if you will be attending so we will have an accurate count for materials and food.
BUFFALO WILD WINGS
Please join us on Wednesday, October 19th at Buffalo Wild Wings for a special night out to support the PTO. If you present the flyer, 20% of all purchases will be donated to St. Anna School. This includes lunch, dinner, snacks, dine-in AND Take-out! Please help spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors.
SOCKS FOR SANTA
The grade 3 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.
Please consider helping those who are in need of socks or underwear for the cold winter ahead.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
We are starting to plan our next after school program session that would run from November 14- January 20 and are looking for volunteers that may be interested in running any of the programs- we have ideas and are always open to new ideas too. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer please let Mrs. French know.
We try to limit the offerings so students do not have to choose between two things offered on the same days. We are looking for a couple of programs for younger students and a couple for the older students as well.
We will be offering two more sessions this year as well if this timing doesn't work out for you.
It is that time of year that virus' are going around school. We currently have several cases of Hand Foot Mouth Disease at St. Anna's. This virus presents with a fever and red bumps/blisters on the hands, feet and in the mouth. It can cause a sore throat. Please monitor your child for any symptoms. It is imperative that children running a fever or have any of these symptoms remain at home to prevent the spread of this virus.
If you have any concerns- please contact your child's physician.
October Lunch Menu
Orders can be placed until 7am on the day of the meal at www.orderlunches.com
Don't forget you can also order milk to go with home lunches- you can either order on-line or by sending in your milk money weekly or monthly to the office in an envelope marked with your child(ren)'s name. Please do not send in milk money daily- it is difficult to keep track of all those quarters in the office. Thank You.
If you need to set up an OrderLunches account- follow the instructions here!
Athletics & Activities
BASKETBALL SEASON IS COMING! Practices start the end of November... but it's time to sign-up so we can our teams and coaches in place for the beginning of the season. We are still looking for grade 3 & 4 team coaches....
Please note- the Registration Fee has been REDUCED this year! The cost is $60 per student with a family max of $150!
BASKETBALL REGISTRATION is on-going....
CDC Heads Up Concussion Training will be required of ALL coaches, parents and players in grades 5-8
SKI CLUB- winter is quickly approaching. The beautiful leaves on mountain will soon be gone and the fluffy white stuff will be flying from the new snow making machine. It will then be time to strap on your skis or boards! Join us on Wednesdays from 4:00-8:00 beginning on January 4th for the 8 week program.
Students must sign up on-line with the mountain for this program. Please let us know if you are signing up!
Here is the informational flyer for Wachusett Mountain and the Flyer with directions on how to sign up. You must use www.wachusett.com/schoolgroups in order to sign up.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Mondays- Tennis 1-5 (ends Oct. 24)
Tuesdays- Dodgeball 4-8 (ends Nov. 1)
Wednesdays- Minecraft Jr. 1-3 (ends Nov. 2)
Thursdays- Ellis Engineers 3-6 (ends Nov. 3)
BOK on Tuesday & Thursday mornings for K-3 with Mr. Farnsworth- 7:50-8:25 (ends Nov. 3)
DRAMA is Thursdays from 3:15-4:30.
Cross Country SCHEDULE
Choir Wednesday mornings 8:30
Cheering Saturdays from 9:00-11:00 until basketball season begins
Leominster Youth Wrestling Club for all students in grades K-8.
Season Begins December 2016
for more information please visit: www.lywc.org
(email us at PTO@stannaleom.org)
10/18 Bullying Prevention Programs 9:00 Grades 4/5, 10:00 grades 6-8
10/19 Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser
10/20 “Really Rosie” play 9:30 PK-3
10/21 Bus Evacuation 9:00 (ish)
10/21 & 10/22 St. Anna Society Countdown to Christmas Fair
10/24 Bullying Prevention Programs 9:00 K/1, 10:00 2/3
10/24-10/28 Book Fair
10/25 Grandparent’s Day Mass
10/27 Parent Info Session on Cyber Bullying 9:00 at Double Tree
10/28 St. B’s Middle School Dance 7:00-9:00
10/31 Halloween- Horrible’s Parade 1:30
11/1 All Saint’s Day Mass at 9:00, Books & Beyond Begins
11/4 Veteran’s Day Program 10:00
11/8 PTO Out of Dress Day
11/11 Veteran’s Day- No School
11/12 Design Squad 12:00-4:00
11/18 Family Advent Wreath Making
11/21 Early Dismissal- Parent Teacher Conferences
11/22 Early Dismissal- Turkey Trot and Conferences
11/23-11/25 Thanksgiving Break
11/28 No School- Diocese PD Day
Mrs. French, our principal, updates the blog every week with reminders, upcoming events, community notifications, and shout-outs to our amazing students!