Wow! We survived our first full week of school. There's LOTS of excitement at school today as we prepare for our "Once Upon A Time" Welcome Back BBQ. The school was filled with the joy and laughter of many fairy tale characters. There were lots of princess', princes', pirates, Decendants, little pigs, big bad wolves, Red Riding Hoods, Dorothies, fairies, and super heros! Weeven had Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.
Our events always get bigger and better! We sold out of chicken dinners this year but have plenty of burgers and dogs. No one will go home hungry. The kids are looking forward to the snack food anyway (ice cream, popcorn, caramel apples and the ever popular Slushy).
Games and more games. Don't miss the cash cube! Awesome prizes to be won.
Stop in the photo booth too. Pictures will be sent home next week :)
COOL KIDS CASH CLUB
DON’T FORGET TO OPEN YOUR ACCOUNT THIS FALL.....
Cool kids cash club- check out the introductory letter!
Deposits will begin on TUESDAY! Students who have opened accounts can bring in their deposits. Mrs. Vargas will be here at 10:00 for banking. Receipts for your deposits will be mailed home.
Start Saving Today... It's not too late to open YOUR account
We are already in the planning phase for our fall event on November 11th. Design Squad is open to students in grades 3-8. It is from 12:00-4:00 and during that time they participate in a variety of challenges (building a circuit for a dance pad, something to kick a ping pong ball, a shelter, etc.) it also includes a chemistry experiment and we've even had an introduction to CAD. This program is successful because of our volunteers and several of our volunteers have moved on as their children have graduated. We'd like to keep this program running in the Fall and Spring and are looking for volunteers. We like to have one volunteer for each group of 4 students. They help guide the students as they brainstorm ways to solve the problem and create their inventions. If you are interested in volunteering or for more information- please contact Mrs. Laura Pompei. She also welcomes ideas for the planning of this year's event and choosing a theme.
WORCESTER RAILERS OPENING NIGHT!
Please join us for the opening night of the NEW ECHL Worcester Railers Ice hockey team and be part of history!!! We have group tickets through the Diocese of Worcester for $12 each. You can also get an optional group hat for $3 (at checkout). Tickets must be purchased by September 23rd. Please note which school you are from at checkout in the comment section- so we can all sit together! You know you all want to sit near Mrs. French at a hockey game!!
Purchase your tickets here!
HANNAFORD HELPS SCHOOLS
Hannaford helps schools gives us the opportunity to raise funds for our school. The program runs through December 2, 2017. When you shop at Hannaford- make sure you deposit your school dollars in the collection tower in the store! Make sure you look for the St. Anna School tower and tell ALL of your family and friends!
Athletics & Activities:
Please remember that for Cross Country and Cheering the concussion certificate needs to be turned in BEFORE students can practice.
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
Drama grades 4-8 Thursdays Auditions Thursday, September 21st!
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
September 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.
Mark your calendar for our kick off meeting on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:00. Childcare AND Pizza will be available. Come hear about the plans for the school year. Parent input is always welcome. We also talk about what's happening at school and have the opportunity to provide Mrs. French with feedback! Be in the KNOW and come to PTO!
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.
9/19 PTO Mtg 6:00
9/20 – early dismissal 11:30 (teacher PD)
9/26- Curriculum Night 5:30
9/28- Lifetouch School Pictures in uniform
9/29 Sholan Farms Trip (PK & K)
10/6 NO School Diocese Rel. Enrich. Day (extended care open!)
10/9 NO School- Columbus Day
10/10 PTO Out of Dress
10/16 Progress Reports
10/16 Yankee Candle/Spirit Cup Sale begins
10/16-10/20 Book Fair
10/19 Grandparent's Day Mass 10:00
10/20 Pinkalicious Play 9:30 (PK-5)
10/27 & 10/28 Countdown to Christmas Fair at Church Hall
10/31 Horribles Parade 1:30 (PK-3)
Mrs. French, our principal, updates the blog every week with reminders, upcoming events, community notifications, and shout-outs to our amazing students!