Friday Mail

What's Happening week of April 1, 2019

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Food Drive Update

Dear Parents,

As we learned in Mass a few weeks ago, Lent is built on the pillars of prayer, fasting, and alms-giving. Our students may practice voluntary fasting by giving up something for the season, but many members of our parish and wider community have trouble accessing the basic food supplies that we all take for granted.

Our food drive has benefited immensely these at-risk families! Additionally, our students have been able to measure the lasting effects of their service to others. They may be competing for points in our school, but each item means food on the table for someone else. The Matthew 25 Food Pantry is extremely thankful to all who have been donating to the Lenten food drive. The students are learning from your examples the importance of giving back and the true meaning of Lenten service.


Next week’s Blue Light Special is cereal. Low sugar cereals are the most preferred, cereals like Rice Krispies, Raisin Brand, Shredded Wheat, or boxes of oatmeal with packets of individual servings.

March Madness Tournament of Books

We are down to the FINAL FOUR! Who will compete in the Championship next week?

We will have our Championship Assembly on Friday at 9:00 to reveal the winner

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Theater at the Mount

Students in grades K-3 will be attending the play "Aladdin Jr." at Theatre at the Mount in Gardner on Friday, April 12th. Students will be eating lunch on the bus as our play time is 12:00. Please make sure to pack a lunch that can be eaten ON the bus.

Permission slips will be coming home. Please return the permission slip and $5 before April 10th.

Ordering Lunch & Menu

**Please note our NEW Strawberry Milk option**

And new pizza options on Fridays during Lent


April Lunch Menu


May Lunch Menu


Boonli website to order your lunch

Athletics & Activities

Extra Curricular Opportunities

BOK // (before school gym!) grades 4-8 Tuesday mornings Grades K-3

Thursday Mornings from 7:50- 8:25

Sign up is not required. Students are welcome anytime


SPRING After School Clubs are here.... some are limited so sign up now!


Tennis // Grades 1-5 Mondays 3:15-4:30 March 25-May 6


CyberPatriot // Grades 4-8 Tuesdays 3:15-4:30 March 26- May 7


Cooking // Grades 3-8 Wednesdays 3:15-4:30 March 27- May 8


Art Exploration // Grades 4-8 Wednesdays 3:15-4:30 March 27- May 8


DIY Crafts // Grades 3-8 Thursdays 3:15-4:30 March 28- May 9


Super Sports // Grades K-3 Fridays 3:15-4:30 March 29-May 10



Drama // grades 4-8 Thursdays 3:15-5:00...


Choir // grades 3-8 Mondays 8:30


Homework Club // Tuesday-Thursday 3:15-4:30

Friends of St Anna PTO

We can't wait to see you at our next meeting: Wednesday, April 10th at 6:00

ALL are welcome to attend and childcare is provided.


THANK YOU to everyone that participated in the Supermarket Sweep Fundraiser to support our field trip bussing and end of the year activities. We are excited to announce that Maria Antonucci was the winner. Come see Maria shop on April 6th at 6:30 AM!!!


If you have not read the PTO Newsletter- You can get it here: PTO Newsletter

Chuck E Cheese Night Out- April 12

Please join us from 3:00-9:00 at Chuck E Cheese

for a Night Out with friends!

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An Evening in Paris- Sweetheart Ball

Our annual Sweetheart Ball will be held on Friday, April 5th at St Anna’s from 7:00-9:00 PM.

We invite fathers or other male role models to celebrate a night out of dancing with their special girls. Tickets are on sale in the office: $20.00 per couple and $5.00 for each additional daughter. Tickets are NOT sold at the door. Please plan ahead.

You can purchase optional photos for $10. You can pay when you purchase your tickets OR pay the night of the Sweetheart Ball. Checks for tickets/photos can be made out to St. Anna School.

Music by DJ Proietti and lots of treats! (this is a No mom event- sorry!).


We are looking for baked goods for all to enjoy on this special night out. Please remember NO peanuts, peanut butter or tree nuts. I’m sure the girls would love some fruit and veggies too! Please email Kelley Gammel (kelgammes@gmail.com) if you’re able to help with treats.

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Spring Picture Day

We will have our Lifetouch Spring Photos on Wednesday, April 10th


This is an Out Of Dress Day- as our Spring pictures are always out of dress. We will send flyers home a few days before. You can choose your pose and background. ALL students will have their picture taken unless you send in the Form with a note you do NOT want your child’s photo taken or even a separate note excusing your child from photos.


There is no money needed on picture day. In a couple of weeks, you will get a packet of pictures. You then pay for the pictures that you want and return the ones you do not want. We suggest you return them ASAP if you do not plan to purchase them so they do not get misplaced.


Preschool- All preschool students are invited to come have their photo taken. We will get preschool students who do not come on Wednesdays- in for their photos whenever you arrive between 9:00-10:30.

Early Dismissal April 3rd at 11:30 EC Open

No School Easter Monday- April 22nd

Mark Your Calendar!

3/30 Speech Declamation

4/1 School Mass 9:00 / Choir 8:30 / Honor Roll

4/3 Early Dismissal 11:30 EC open and busses

4/5 Sweetheart Dance *Tickets on sale now*

4/8 School Mass 9:00 / Choir 8:30

4/8 Science Fair Set-Up / Classes visit fair

4/9 Science Fair Judging / Viewing & Awards 6:30

4/10 PTO Out of Dress & Lifetouch Spring Pictures

4/10 PTO Meeting 6:00

4/12 Living Stations of the Cross 9:00 @church ALL are Welcome

4/12 K-3 attending Aladdin Jr at the Mount

4/12 PTO Chuck E Cheese Night Out

4/15-4/19 Spring Vacation

4/21 HAPPY EASTER

4/22 NO School- Easter Monday

4/23-4/26 BOGO Free Book Fair

4/24 Administrative Professionals Day- AKA Thank Mrs. Priddy day :)

4/29 School Mass 9:00 / Choir 8:30

4/30 Books & Beyond Ends

RSVP for our Spring Fling Gala

The Advisory Board has given each family 2 complimentary tickets to this year's Gala. You must RSVP to attend!!!

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Great Things Happening at SAS this week!

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School Event Dates (click here)

Updated School Calendar with events through June

School Calendar (click here)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

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