The summer went by so quickly. I think we are all getting used to being back in school. and getting up a little earlier. We welcomed back the Preschool and Kindergarten students this week. We had our first school Mass of the year with Father Fred. The choir did an amazing job with Mr. Marcoux. I can't wait to hear them sing more of the new songs they are learning. It was also delightful to hear the other students sing along with them.
Everyone is excited for the upcoming Back to School BBQ on September 16th. This is an event that always brings the Parish and School community together for a meal. We are thankful for everyone that makes this event possible each year.
Welcome Back to School BBQ
This year our ALL STARS will come to the BBQ decked on in their favorite sports related outfits! You can wear your home team uniform, favorite team or player jersey or any other sports related ideas you can come up with! This is an ALL Star Sports out of dress day during the school day too! What ideas can you come up with?
The BBQ will be held on Friday, September 16th from 5:00-8:00
Tickets are available from Mrs. Priddy- you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her in the office 978-534-4770 or just send her a note with your ticket request and check! Tickets will also be on sale after Mass this weekend. Don't miss out!
Menu: Bone in Chicken (Smoked), Hot Dogs, Corn Bread, Corn on the Cob, Chips, Sliced Watermelon, Coffee, Condiments, Water, & Lemonade
Advance Tickets- Chicken Dinner $8.00 Hot Dog Plate $6.00
At the Door- Chicken Dinner $11.00 Hot Dog Plate $8.00
This year we will have a Mechanical Bull for all to test their skills!
Don't miss the candy bar toss, face painting, tattoos, game corner and Ice Cream!
PreK students dismissed at 12:00 can be picked up at the Little Red School House. Please park across the street from the school (near the church) and walk down. The parking lot is closed during recess (10:30-1:00) and sometimes in the afternoon for PE. When dropping off preschool students, please do not park in the teacher’s lot. You will need to park near the church and walk your child to the preschool classrooms. School aged children can be walked to the door or drive down the loop and drop off at the door and along the walkway. They may unload from cars as long as you are along the walkway. They do not need to wait to unload at the front door. This will help drop off go a little quicker. The doors will open at 8:30 and students need to be IN Class at 8:45 or they are marked tardy.
Please remember that you CANNOT drive around the cars in the pickup/drop off line for the safety of our students. Please be patient. We will get you out as quickly as possible. It is also important to watch for the buses at the end of the day with the red lights and stop sign out. It is illegal to pass a school bus with their lights on/sign out while loading and unloading students.
The safety of our students is our number one priority.
Extended care is available before school from 7am-8:30pm and after school 3:15pm-5:30pm and registration forms can be turned into the office anytime. Registration is required and the form is available here and on the website along with more specifics on the program. The fee is the same as last year- $6 per hour and $3 for each additional sibling. There is an hour minimum and the time will be rounded to the nearest hour.
You will be billed monthly for Extended Care use via email. You can also ask to have your extended care bill added to your FACTS account.
If you unexpectedly need child-care, please contact the office and your child can be sent down to extended care and you will be charged the appropriate fee.
We are excited for our 2nd Annual Color Run. The 5K is open to EVERYONE! Students, families, friends, and the public. Please share all of the registration links and forms with everyone you know! The more the merrier. The 5K and fun run will take place on Saturday, October 1st at Saima Park in Fitchburg at 10:00.
We have a 'fun run' and obstacle course set up for the little ones too! This is sure to be another family fun event.
We can also use some volunteers to help the morning of the event. We can use help at the registration table, spraying our runners with color, helping at the finish line.
Please check out the volunteer sign up and add your name! (or email Mrs. French)
Register for the run before September 16th to get your FREE t-shirt
Back to School Forms:
Copy of the Parent/Student Handbook: Handbook
**Please take time to read through the handbook as there are several changes**
You can find all the back to school forms that need to be filled out on the Parents' Corner.
Thank you for taking time to fill out each of these forms for your children. Please remember to notify the office of any changes in address, phone number and email addresses. We need to have current contact information on file. We will be managing all student information in Option C this year. Please take a few minutes to log into your Option C account and update your contact information. If you do not have or have forgotten your Option C log-in information, please email me and I’d be happy to assist you.
September 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.
Athletics & Activities
Our After School Programs for this session will begin the week of September 12th. Please sign up for these programs online via the links provided- (or email the information and I can add your child to the list). Please send any checks into the office. All checks are made out to St. Anna School except for Tennis….. please note who to make the check out to on the sign up form.
Mondays- Tennis 1-5 https://goo.gl/forms/i3ffJUp3v34L45Mk2
Tuesdays- Dodgeball 4-8 https://goo.gl/forms/cJRrujFguV6SMfp93
Wednesdays- Minecraft Jr. 1-3 https://goo.gl/forms/v6h2mbpvIILqQTLz1
Thursdays- Ellis Engineers 3-6 https://goo.gl/forms/OfbN0a9T4nqUz7Bm2
We also have BOK on Tuesday & Thursday mornings for K-3 with Mr. Farnsworth- it's like an extra gym class to get you ready for a day of learning:
We are continuing to take sign-ups for
And don’t miss the COLOR RUN on October 1st https://goo.gl/forms/XYxaxvj2LxseoBXm1
(email us at PTO@stannaleom.org)
9/11 – Patriot Day
9/13-Out of Dress Day- (sponsored by the PTO $3 per student or $5 per family- OR $30 per student for the year and $50 per family for the year!!)
9/15-International Dot Day
9/16- All Star out of Dress…. Staff and Students can come to school sporting their favorite sports teams or other creative Sports All Star attire!
9/16- All Star Sports Welcome Back BBQ - tickets available in the office
9/23 – early dismissal at 11:30
9/27- Curriculum/Back to School Night
9/29- Lifetouch School Pictures
10/1- Color Run
Mrs. French, our principal, updates the blog every week with reminders, upcoming events, community notifications, and shout-outs to our amazing students!