COLOR RUN TOMORROW!!!!
It looks like the weather will cooperate tomorrow and be a nice day for our 5K and fun run! We'd love to have you join us if you're free!
Tomorrow- Saturday, October 8th at Saima Park. The race will begin promptly at 10:00.
Please remember to send in your labels with your potential sponsors email/mailing address. Each student that sends in their 10 earns an out of dress (can be shared with siblings)! The color run funds raised will be used to help purchase interactive smart board projectors for rooms 7 & 8.
We can now accept on-line donations for the Color Run- Share with Friends and Family!
SCHOOL SPIRIT WEAR ORDERS
Our St. Anna School Spirit Sweatshirts are in high demand! We have added a few new options this year (fleece and athletic jackets).
Please note that youth sizes run small- we have a few sweatshirts in the office for you to look at sizing.
You can order yours today by filling out and returning the order form. You can also pick up a form in the office. The deadline to order sweatshirts has been extended to Tuesday, October 11th.
We have made additions to the school/gym uniforms!! Students in grades K-5 may now order navy polo shirts in addition to the current white and gray. They can also wear the khaki bottoms. Students in grades K-8 can also wear a navy St. Anna t-shirt for gym class. These additions are available at Allen's.
YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER
Thank you to everyone that participated in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser for the Friends of St. Anna PTO. The funds raised will be used to provide transportation for the spring class field trips!
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM PICK UP
We are excited that after hours at St. Anna's is very busy and active. Many students are participating in after school programs and extended care. Safety is always our number one priority. Extended care students play on the playground in the afternoon whenever the weather cooperates. In order to keep them safe, we are asking after school program parents to park across the street and walk down to pick your child up whenever the parking lot is closed for extended care use.
We appreciate your cooperation in keeping everyone safe while allowing them to enjoy the outdoor playground in the afternoons.
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...
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.
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
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
Sholan Farms Harvest Festival this weekend!
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)
10/10 NO SCHOOL- Columbus Day
10/11 PTO Out of Dress Day
10/13 Progress Reports
10/18 Bullying Prevention Program grades 4-8
10/19 Unity Day
10/20 "Really Rosie" play by Theatre at the Mount 9:30 in the gym PK-3
10/21 & 10/22 St. Anna Society Count Down to Christmas Fair
10/24-10/28 Book Fair
10/24 Bullying Prevention Program grades K-3
10/25 Grandparent's Day Mass
10/27 Parent's Information Session on Cyber Bullying 9:00 at the Double Tree
10/28 Middle School Dance grades 7 & 8 at St. B's 7:00-9:00
Mrs. French, our principal, updates the blog every week with reminders, upcoming events, community notifications, and shout-outs to our amazing students!