Friday Mail

What's Happening week of March 4, 2019

Registration Last Call

This is a reminder that registration forms for next year were due today. Don't sweat it- we will take them next week Monday and Tuesday.

Parents are asked to re-register their student EVERY year by March 1st (usually). By having students re-register, it assists us in confirming which students are returning and we use these numbers to open up spaces for new students. We currently have several classes with wait lists.

The new registration forms each year also allows us to make sure our records are up to date.

You can visit the Admissions page of the website to get all of the necessary forms.

Welcome Mrs. Koetsch

We are excited to announce that Mrs. Bridget Koetsch will join our St. Anna family next week as our new SEL Coach (Social Emotional Learning). We can't wait for Mrs. Koetsch to get to know all of our amazing students. She will be working with students who need to continue developing their social skills, self regulation, coping skills and more. She will be visiting all classrooms next week to get to know everyone.

If it is recommended that your child work with Mrs. Koetsch on a regular basis, we will reach out to you.

Mrs. Koetsch comes to us with a Master's Degree in Special Education as well as her Reading Specialist certification. She has been an educator for over 20 years as an Inclusion teacher, Kindergarten Teacher and Learning Specialist.

Please help us welcome Mrs. Koetsch!

Internet Safety

In this technology driven age we need to continually be informed and aware of the risks that come with children being online. We continue to talk about internet safety at school through technology class and many of our homeroom teachers are also reminding students how to be responsible consumers of online media.

We wanted to share a few resources with parents for keeping your kids safe online. Children need reminders all the time not to share their passwords, not to friend 'strangers' online, how to THINK before posting and more. We hope you find these articles helpful.

Privacy & Internet Safety from Common Sense Media

Internet Safety 101

Outdoor Recess

Please note that we go outside EVERY day as long as the temperature is 30 degrees or above and it is not raining. It's been a cold winter already and it's kept us indoors too many days. Some students were surprised to go outside today and not all were prepared. Students should come to school EVERY day anticipating going outside. They should have a winter coat and preferably hat & mittens. We send students outside with what they wore to school that day. Many still go out with just a sweatshirt and not hats or mittens/gloves. If you'd like your child to bundle up for their 30-45 minutes outside each day, please have them bring those clothes to school.
It's also a good time to remind you that ALL students should also have an extra pair of gym sneakers AT school. Indoor recess is in the gym and only students with a pair of gym sneakers are allowed to use the gym. No school/outside shoes are allowed on the gym floor.


We want our students to get as much outdoor playtime as they can this winter. The fresh air and sunshine benefits everyone in the winter. Students in grades PK-3 are encouraged to bring their snow gear to school. Students who have boots, snow pants, and gloves will be allowed to play IN the snow at the lunch recess. This will also allow us to go outside when the weather is a little chillier if the students are dressed warm. Students are also able to leave a pair of boots and snow pants at school for the week if that’s easier than bringing them back and forth.

Older students will also be able to play IN the snow if they bring their boots, snow pants and gloves as well. For students who do not have the appropriate snow gear, they can continue to play on the pavement at recess. We do encourage a pair of boots or other shoes to change into outdoors. We also need to remind students they need a pair of gym shoes AT school. This is important for gym days as well as indoor recess days. We need to keep the sand, salt and snow off the gym floor. Students who do not have a change of footwear will not be able to participate in gym or indoor recess.

KINDNESS is Contagious!

Our Kindness Ninjas have been working hard doing little acts of kindness all around the school and hopefully at home too!!

We have a mountain of sneakers and can't wait to make it larger! Keep cleaning out your closets and send in those used sneakers...

Students also have one more week to fill up their Kindness Journals. Let's reach that goal of 5,000 acts of kindness!!

Ordering Lunch & Menu

March Lunch Menu

**Please note our NEW Strawberry Milk option**

And new pizza options on Fridays during Lent

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

NEW After School Programs are in the works... stay tuned!

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

Choir // grades 3-8 Mondays 8:30

Math Olympiad // Grades 4-8 Thursdays AT 8:00 AM

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, March 13th at 6:00

ALL are welcome to attend and childcare is provided.

Here are the minutes from our last meeting: January 2019

March Agenda

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

Supermarket Sweep Raffle!!!!

We are excited to announce our Spring Fundraiser is here! This is our last fundraiser of the year and we are looking for all of our families to participate.

Each family will be getting 20 Supermarket Sweep raffle tickets to sell. They will be coming home with students Monday or Tuesday.

They are $10 each and the winner gets a shopping spree at Hannaford! How cool is that. These raffle tickets will sell themselves.

Tickets are due back into the office BEFORE March 20th and the drawing will be held at the Mother Son Nerf War event on the 23rd!

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Mark Your Calendar!

3/1 Middle School Dance at St. Leo's

3/2 Read Across America Day/Dr Seuss Birthday

3/4 No School Mass

3/5 Roadhouse Night Out

3/6 Ash Wednesday Mass at 9:00

3/8 Early Dismissal 11:30 (EC Open & Busses)

3/10 Daylight Savings- Spring ahead :)

3/11 School Mass 9:00

3/13 Out of Dress Day

3/13 PTO Meeting 6:00

3/14 Pi Day

3/18 School Mass 9:00

3/18 Report Cards live

3/20 Irish Step Dancers 9:30 ALL are welcome

3/23 Mother-Son Nerf Wars

3/25 School Mass 9:00

3/25 Grades 6-8 Mass for Life

3/28 Vision & Hearing Screenings

3/30 Speech Declamation

Join us for our Restaurant Night Out Tuesday! print this flyer and bring with you!

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Nurse Notes:

It is that time of the year when germs are everywhere. This is a reminder that if a child has a fever, vomiting, diarrhea or a contagious infection, they need to remain home until they are free of those symptoms for 24 hours or on the appropriate medication.

We expect that students will attend school when they are fighting a cold. We will work with those students on using tissues, hand washing, sneezing or coughing into their elbow (Dabbing!) to help keep the germs at bay.

Our classrooms and hard services are cleaned appropriately to eliminate as many germs as possible while still keeping the good bacteria.

When in doubt, please just ask! We are here to help.

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A word from the School Board:

The St. Anna Catholic School Advisory Board has decided to once again offer all school families two complimentary tickets to this year’s gala! The gala will be on May 4th at Wachusett Country Club. More details in the invitations coming soon!

Great Things Happening at SAS this week!

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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