St. Anna School

August Monthly Buzz

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Welcome!

It is hard to believe that the school year is already upon us! I hope you all had a wonderful summer. Now it's back to basics and off to providing a rich and rewarding educational experience for your children. I believe the staff here is a staff that is extraordinary! They are qualified, faith filled and warm and caring. I's amazing that I know this after only a short time here. I think we will have a fantastic year ahead of us.


With so many changes happening at SAS, please keep positive and have Faith that this year will be excellent. Change can be a good thing! We wish to thank Fr. O'Brien for stepping in as our interim pastor and welcome Fr. Bob from St. Cecilia's. We are truly blessed to have Fr. Bob Bruso join us this year as he is a big advocate for Catholic Education and is happy to be here.


The first few days back at school went wonderfully! We are looking forward to seeing our PK students on Tuesday. Older students participated in an assembly to review our goals for the year and policies and procedures. We reviewed the student handbook and our policy of living our lives as WWJD (what would Jesus do) in treating others with respect and kindness. These tools will play a key role into this year being a successful one. Please complete and submit student handbook pages this week.


We take pride in who we are. We are SAINT ANNA SCHOOL! and we are proud to serve our families. Go Tigers!!


I have an open door policy and can be reached by email should you have and questions or concerns. (principal@stannaleom.org


Thank you and God bless,

Mrs. Veilleux

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Schedules and bus routines

Arrival and departure routine: There has been a slight change in dismissal and arrival routines. Please note that our PK students will be utilizing the drop off procedure this year. We appreciate your patience as we work out the details. All students should stay in their cars and proceed to the drop off spot. If you are parking across the street, do so and be mindful of the overflow vehicles wishing to take that left turn into the driveway. This lane is overflow for those taking the left into the school driveway. It is our priority to keep your children safe while expediting the process. Thank you for your cooperation!
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SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM

SAS will continue utilizing Papa Gino's for our lunch program until further notice. We currently will be working toward a replacement vendor to provide lunches. During September our lunches will remain $3 with the school board covering the difference with a price change . In October lunches will go up to $4 and November to $5. It is our hope to replace Papa Gino with a new alternative before January. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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New Updated Science Curriculum

Over the summer a committee was formed to review the science curriculum. After several months, recommendations, and evaluations, we have purchased a new curriculum that meets NGSS and aligns with MAP testing. It should be arriving soon. Special thanks to all that worked to bring our science curriculum up to date.
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National Education Association of Schools and Colleges NEASC (Update)

Our NEASC committee has been working diligently to prepare for our NEASC renewal process taking place this October 27-30. They have been reviewing , preparing and revising documents in order to be able to meet the goals of the review. The PTO will be reaching out to families for volunteers to help prep the school so that is is neat and tidy in appearance. A good Fall deep cleaning is always welcome and your help in making this happen is greatly appreciated.

SAS GALA and SAS GOLF FUNDRAISERS

Our fundraising efforts will continue as in years past. We are looking to develop a committee for each of our major fundraising efforts. If you are interested in helping out with the Gala or Golf Fund. We have a Gala Committee and a Golf Committee....Meetings will be starting by months end. Please contact the office for more info.

Take Note: Extra-Curricular and happenings....

Tennis sign ups are here. Mondays-September 16,23,30, & October 7,21,28

Cross Country (XC) grades 5-8 M,W,F $60 sign ups will be sent home this week

SuperSports sign ups $69 K-3 Wednesdays 9/25-10/30-fliers sent home this week

Other club information will be going home soon as well.



SEPTEMBER HAPPENINGS:

  • 9/3 Pre-K begins the school year! Welcome
  • 9/9 Mass Day
  • 9/12 PTO out of uniform day ($)
  • 9/12 PTO Meeting 6 p.m. Mrs. Campbell's room- all welcome!
  • 9/16 Mass Day
Tennis begins

Map Testing begins and run until October 4th.

Please make sure your child is rested and has a nutritious breakfast before school

  • 9/18 Early Dismissal- Teacher PD
  • 9/20 Show your school spirit~ Out of uniform day~ Wear NEON

PTO glow BBQ~ Wear NEON

United Way day of Caring...Thank you!
  • 9/23 Mass Day
  • 9/23 BOSTON RED SOX TROPHY at SAS 10-12
  • 9/26 (THURSDAY) 6-7:30 Parent Night (parents/guardians only)
  • 9/30 Mass day


OCTOBER HAPPENINGS:

  • Map testing wraps up 10/1-4
  • October 7-10 Scholastic Book Fair
  • 10/10 PTO meeting -all welcome
  • 10/10 PTO out of uniform day ($)
  • 10/9 NJHS mtg 8:a.m.
  • 10/23 School Photos
  • 10/26-30 NEASC Accreditation renewal process



NOVEMBER HAPPENINGS:
More to come


Books N Beyond

NE Catholic Schools Week

PTO Family evening Out

Looking for volunteers~ Grandparents, Mom's and Dad's

Help needed

All volunteers need to complete the diocesan safety protocol. background check/cori protocol for safety.

volunteers needed for lunch/cafeteria

volunteers needed for and recess duties

volunteers needed for pk classroom and recess help.


Contact the office if interested....We appreciate your help~ Thank you in advance!


Afterschool help needed...call the office to complete an application.

PTO Back to School BBQ

Friday, Sep. 20th, 5pm

St. Anna School

We are still looking for help w/ the bbq.

Help with games, set up, take down, and selling tickets at masses are all areas needing some assistance.

Many hands make light work...thank you in advance for helping in some way.