SOCKS FOR SANTA
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
Join us for some shopping and light snacks on November 14th from 6:00-8:00 in the church hall.
Dream It, Build It, Live It!
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, November 11th, from Noon to 4pm in the school gym.
The program is based on the PBS Design Squad Series and has been a huge hit with the students over the past 5 years. 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 purchase a new t-shirt for $10. The deadline to sign up to be sure you receive a t-shirt is Monday, October 30th, 2017.
The deadline to register for the event is Thursday, November 9th. REGISTER for DESIGN SQUAD
Calling all parent engineers and volunteers! We need your help with this wonderful day. Parent volunteers are assigned a group of 4-5 students and work with them throughout the day, guiding them through the different projects. It is a fun day of learning for all!
Please contact Laura Pompei at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help or have any questions.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Wednesday, October 25th has been designated UNITY Day which is our value this month. NJHS members will be making orange ribbons for ALL St. Anna students and faculty to wear on this day. We can all declare that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion!
On October 31st we will celebrate Halloween. ALL students can come to school dressed in appropriate Orange, Black and Purple out of dress! Allow your creativity to flow.
Students in K-3 will bring their costumes to school and change after lunch. Our annual Horribles Parade will take place at 1:30 followed by classroom parties. Friends and Family are welcome to stop in for the parade at 1:30 in the lobby
Preschool students will have their celebration and parade at the big school in the morning.
BOOKS & BEYOND
Books and Beyond is a PTO sponsored literacy incentive program for students in PreK-3 through 3rd Grade. It is an "outside of school" reading program, designed to motivate young students to read beyond the classroom. The ultimate goal of the program is to encourage a life-long love of reading!
This year's program will run from Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Monday, April 30, 2018. We will have a kick off assembly after lunch on November 1st and unveil this year’s theme. More detailed information about the program will be emailed home soon.
Our annual Veteran’s Day program will be held on Friday, November 3rd at 10:00. All students participate in the program and sing a variety of patriotic songs and more! We are honored to have many Veteran guests at our program. We invite everyone to join us that morning.
We've had a few glitches... but hopefully the NJHS Friday Ice Cream Sales will up and running for October 27th. Ice Cream is $1 and available during lunch. PK-2 students usually give their money and 'order' to the classroom teacher in the morning.
Athletics & Activities
INDOOR STREET HOCKEY sign ups for 202 Street Hockey Association FLYER
Leominster Downtown Halloween Fun INFO
Trunk or Treat at Texas Roadhouse October 24th 5:00-7:00 FLYER
BASKETBALL SEASON IS COMING! Practices start the middle to end of November...
This year- the fee is $80 with a $160 family cap; however you can earn $20 back (up to $40) for volunteering 5 hrs. to help at our St Anna League on Saturday mornings. We are always looking for help with concessions, admissions, and clean up.
If you are interested in coaching grades 1-4, please contact Mrs. French. We need YOU!
CDC Heads Up Concussion Training will be required of ALL coaches, parents and players in grades 5-8
Cheerleading- grades 3-8 Saturdays
Revolving Museum/Project Soar grades 3-8 Mondays
TinkerCad grades 3-8 Wednesdays (ends Nov. 1)
Minecraft Jr. grades 1-3 Thursdays (ends Nov. 2)
BOK K-3 Tuesday/Thursday mornings K-3, Friday mornings 4-6 (ends Nov. 3)
Drama grades 4-8 Thursdays
Choir grades 3-8 Wednesdays 8:30
Games with Mr. Farnsworth grades 4-8 Tuesdays (ends Nov 7)
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.
November 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.
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.
10/25 Unity Day
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!