We are taking last year's #Make A Difference Campaign to the next level as we focus on Kindness and Service this year. Kindness is something simple that we can do every day that can make a huge difference in someone's life.
Students will earn stars on the #Kindness All Stars bulletin board for their random acts of kindness. Teachers will focus on kindness in their classrooms and incorporate works of literature that teach children about kindness.
Teachers and staff will also model acts of kindness to live the lives we want our students to lead.
This year the school will be all a buzz with all of our Kindness All Stars!
April is Autism Awareness Month. Sixth grade is sponsoring several programs and activities to promote awareness in our school. On Friday, April 8, the whole school will gather for morning prayer at 9:00 am. We will show our support by wearing blue ribbons for the whole day.
Friday, April 15 will be Blue Day. All students will be allowed an out-of-dress day to wear blue from head to toe! The class that wears the most blue will win an extra recess!
After vacation, each class will be given a puzzle piece to decorate. On Friday, April 29, the school will assemble the puzzle on the bulletin board in the cafeteria. We are all unique, but we are united in our support of Autism Awareness.
Our last event is a presentation about Autism. More details soon!
As you may know, March celebrated Dr. Seuss's legacy with Literacy Awareness Month. Our PreK classes collected books to be distributed to children who do not have books at home. We are proud to report that they did an awesome job! We collected several boxes of books! All of these books will be distributed in our area to families in need.
March is Literacy Awareness Month, so it is fitting that today is the birthday of one of the most influential authors of all time - Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss is beloved by generations of readers, and we have the distinction of sharing his home state!
In honor of his work, his humor, and his dedication to children's literacy, the prekindergarten classes are holding a book drive. All of the books will be donated to a local program that provides books to students who do not have access at home. Book collection bins will be in the lobby all month.
We're asking each child to bring in one gently-used book. If every child in our school brings in just one book, we will have over TWO HUNDRED to send home to students in need.
At the end of the month, all of the students will read books together and complete Dr. Seuss-related projects to promote the importance of literacy.
Due to February Vacation, fourth grade will continue to collect items for the Jared Boxes until March 21.
February is the month of love and compassion. It is a time when we make sure to tell the people most important to us how much they mean.
This month, the fourth grade students are collecting toys, games and other fun things to send to children in the hospital. These kids spend days, weeks, or even months in the hospital, getting treatment for and recovering from sometimes very scary conditions. The fun things we give to them through Jared Boxes can make a huge difference in their lives!
One of our own St. Anna's family has received a Jared Box while recovering in the hospital. This organization really does #make a difference!
Our school community is really the best. The second grade collected over $-- of food (### POUNDS!!). Their classroom was getting crowded!
Kylee came to talk to us about her organization, why she started it, and how much our food will help the children she serves. She also talked to us about hunger, and how we all have the ability to help people in need.
Welcome back from the long Christmas break! We hope your holidays were full of fun and family.
We are ready to go with our next campaign for #MakeaDifference. The second grade is collecting donations for Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz. Kylee is a local student who started this organization three years ago. She saw that some of the kids in her school didn't have food to eat for breakfast or lunch, and she wondered about what they ate at home. She learned that many of them go hungry - and that wasn't acceptable. Now, her organization assists over 300 children and teens in Leominster. They receive packs of food that provide nutrition on weekends and during school vacations.
Each grade is responsible for a specific food item or group of food items, to round out the packages of food. For more information, please contact Mrs. Smith.
Remember - every single item donated to Kylee's Kare Kits is distributed to a needy child in our own neighborhoods. Thank you for your support!
Yesterday, the first grade class went to Sunrise Living to sing Christmas carols for the residents. It was GREAT! The residents loved our little ones. Many of the residents sang along to our carols, too. Afterwards, the residents and the students made crafts together.
December marks the Advent season. During this month, we are asked to reflect on our lives and share our joy with others as we await Jesus's birth.
This month, the first grade class has decided to donate their time! First graders will journey to Sunrise Living to sing Christmas carols to the residents there. We hope the Sunrise Living community is looking forward to seeing our students as much as our students are looking forward to going!