Family Newsletter

December 8, 2021

Dear St. Anne Parents,


I want to thank all of you for being so generous with your donations to the homeless families living at St. Joseph Family Center. We have collected over $2,000.00 so far. Yesterday after school, Ms. Wong, Ms. Lam, Mrs. Wilson and I took fourteen (K-8) students shopping at Target for 11 children ages newborn - 16 years old. I have to say, "You parents have done a great job training your children to be discriminating shoppers." The children knew exactly what was a good deal and what the children would like to play with or wear. This experience is another attempt on our part to involve our students with helping to improve the lives of other people. Who knows better what a 10 year old child would like, other than another child! In addition to the children's gifts, we are able to give the parents a Target gift card that they can use to buy a gift or two. Donating money to help other children and parents in need and then going out shopping for those families is another lived-out example of one of our Schoolwide Learning Expectations...."...caring for our worldwide family." Again, thank you moms and dads for giving your children this opportunity to grow and develop in their awareness of and care for people in need.

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CHRISTMAS PROGRAM....DEC. 16

Our Christmas Program will take place next Thursday, Dec. 16. Students can be dropped off in their classrooms starting at 6:30, but MUST be in their classroom by 6:45 at the latest . Parents should then walk up to Moriarty Hall. Our very fun and talented school choir will warm up the audience with their broad range of songs from 6:30 - 6:55. The Christmas Show will begin at 7:00. The program will conclude around 8:30. Please know that we want every class to have a full audience, thus no child is allowed to be picked up until the entire show is over around 8:30

PLEASE NOTE: The Irving Street gate will be the ONLY gate open to get into the school yard. That gate will open at 6:15. Parents will be stationed at the Irving Street gate directing you where to park so we can get everyone into the yard safely and cars parked in an organized manner.

UPCOMING EVENTS

12/10 - After-School Treat "S'Mores" (3:00 p.m.); Mario Kart Tournament (after school)

12/16 - St. Anne School Choir Performance at 6:30 in Moriarty Hall

12/16 - Christmas Program (7:00 p.m.) Moriarty Hall

12/17 - 12:30 Dismissal...There WILL BE Extended Care as usual until 6:00 p.m.

12/20 thru 1/4 - Christmas/New Year Vacation

1/5 - Classes Resume

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Giving Tree

The students made ornaments for the parish Giving Tree last week and were able to see the tree today at the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass.

GRANDPARENTS' DAY IS COMING

I wanted to alert everyone to one of our upcoming family events...Grandparents' Day. This year, Grandparents' Day will take place on Wednesday, Feb, 2. Grandparents can begin to arrive at 11:00 and the festivities will begin at 11:30. Please be sure to have your parents mark their calendars and set aside this day to spend time with their grandchild(ren) here at school. More information will be coming home in January.

GIRL SCOUT TOILETRY DRIVE

Toiletry Drive by Girl Scout Troop 62685 to help support homeless families and children. Collection bins will be in the building from Monday Dec 13 to Friday Dec 17. Our troop goal is to collect 100 of the following donated items: Loofah Sponges, Baby Lotion, Body Lotion, and Shaving Cream (*Preferably new and in travel size if possible) for Hamilton Families. Please help us reach our goal! Any questions - please email Kaitlyn (5th grade) at kaitlyncleaveland@gmail.com

AFTER SCHOOL TREAT - THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10

Who would like S'mores F U N?!?

$1/per individually wrapped s'mores

When: Friday, December 10

Sponsored by: After School Treat Committee

COLLECTION OF ST. JOSEPH'S FAMILY CENTER; NOW THRU DEC. 17

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MARIO KART TOURNAMENT THIS FRIDAY, DEC. 10

Player slots are still available for the Mario Kart Tournament. Open to St. Anne students or siblings in grades 3-8. Space is limited so online Registration is required. $20 entry fee per racer. Proceeds benefit St. Anne middle-school students' 2022 trip to Washington D.C.



Tournament Info and Entry Fee: https://moondogindustries.com/mariokart


Contact Tom DelMundo: me@tomdelmundo.com

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ST. ANNE LIBRARY BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB

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NEXT PARENT TOUR: IN-PERSON JAN. 12 or ZOOM JAN. 25TH

Our next in-person parent tour will take place Wednesday, Jan. 12; the next Zoom tour is Tuesday, Jan. 25. If you know of a family member or have friends looking for a warm family oriented school, please share these dates or the others so they can explore our school.

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CHRISTMAS VACATION KIDSTOCK CAMP

Kid Stock is offering a special four-day camp program for students in all grades from Dec. 20-Dec. 23.
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NEXT PARENT INFORMATION FORUM: THURS., JAN. 27

Please note that our next Parent Information Forum, during which current parents discuss their St. Anne experience with potential parents, is on January 27. Please share with friends and family who are interested in their children attending St. Anne's. The Zoom ID is below.
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