St. Anne School Family Newsletter

May 12, 2021

Dear St. Anne Parents,


COMMUNICATION ALERT: We were just informed by PG&E that they will be replacing a transformer up the street from the school on Friday, May 14, which will most likely cause power outages at school between 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Because of this power outage, our school phone will be in and out of service during the time we are without power. You can email the school BUT if there is an emergency, and you need to reach us at school, you can call on my cell phone: 650-823-7016.

DISTANCE LEARNERS' ALERT: Due to the fact that we will most likely not have power this Friday due to PG&E's transformer work, teachers WILL NOT be hosting their Zoom classes. Distance Learners will be given their Friday assignments on Thursday before class ends.

5K WALK-A-THON - FRIDAY, MAY 14TH

The 5K Walk-a-thon is this Friday. We’re in the home stretch and have raised close to $44,000! This is a tremendous effort from all St. Anne families and friends - You are all Simply the Best! It’s also a good time now to send reminders to family and friends to send in their donations from Pledgestar - this can be our last push to finish strong!


For those who haven’t made their donations yet, you may create an account in PledgeStar at any time to make an online gift. Or you may write a check to SAPTO, accompanied with your pledge sheet (from the Walk-a-thon info packet). Reminder the minimum fundraising goal for each student is $150 and must be submitted by May 21st.


Let us know ASAP if you've started the match gift process with your employer so we can be on the lookout for any payments to come through the school. And you may qualify for the Going the Extra Mile (homework pass) prize. Please contact Pui Yee Law at law.aranas@gmail.com if you have any questions.


- FINAL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE EVENT -


- Free dress Friday!!!! Students should wear the WAT t-shirt and a good pair of walking shoes.

- DL will have temperature taken and must turn in a Covid Screen Form signed by their parent.

- DL in grades 6-8 will be given their WAT t-shirt when they arrive for the walk on Friday (parents that would like to pick up the t-shirt earlier should email their child's teacher and ask that their child's t-shirt be left in the school's front lobby).

- Parents may park in the school yard, but are not to cross past the orange cones set up in the yard. ONLY authorized class chaperones for the 5K Walk A Thon are to be over near the entrance doors waiting for their class to come out of the building.

- NO EXTRA PARENTS JOINING THE WALK PLEASE...just authorized chaperones.

Thank you for your cooperation and help making this unique time a safe and calm event.


- EVENT SCHEDULE -


K-3 DL student should arrive at 12:45 p.m ~ K - 3 begin walk at 1:00 p.m.

4-8 DL students should arrive at 1:00 p.m. ~ 4 - 8 begin walk at 1:20 p.m.

Students will receive beverage and ice cream following the walk

Student dismissal: K-3 2:20 p.m. ~ 4-8 2:45 p.m.


WE LOOK FORWARD TO A FUN EVENT!!!

YOUTH VACCINATION TOWN HALL

Who: Parents and Caregivers in San Francisco

What: Youth Vaccination Town Hall featuring Dr. Susan Philip, Health Officer of San Francisco

When: TONIGHT....Wednesday, May 12th from 7-8pm

Where: Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LVs1nhGSQaegLZHrULz0aw

Why: To provide information to parents and caregivers on vaccines for children ages 12 and older

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FINAL SAPTO MEETING OF 2020-2021

Please join us this coming Monday night, May 17, at 7:00 p.m.for our final SAPTO meeting of the year. As is our tradition, this meeting will feature our Graduate Parents as well as our installation of next year's SAPTO Board.

Topic: SAPTO's Graduate Parent Event
Time: May 17, 2021 07:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83693829299?pwd=M1c4OWJrOEZPRXdzVVAxeDNTNFgwZz09

Meeting ID: 836 9382 9299
Passcode: 806018

EXTENDED CARE REGISTRATION 21-22

We will be offering "Extended Care" for the 21-22 school year. Interested families should submit the registration form along with the registration fee to the school office by May 21 to reserve a spot.Thank you for your understanding and patience this year. We look forward to offering our morning and afternoon extended care programs to all our students once again next year!

SINCERE THANKS AND BEST WISHES TO THREE DEPARTING TEACHERS

I am very sad to say Good Bye to three of our current teachers. Sr. Katie O'Hanlon, our primary resource teacher, and Mrs. Claudine Hallisy, our Jr. High Resource teacher, will be retiring at the end of this school year. Sr. Katie joined our staff in 1998 and Claudine came aboard in 2004. They have devoted all their time working with so many students helping each individual reach his/her full-potential and instilling confidence in them helping them to be successful independent learners and leaders in the future. We are also saying farewell to our third grade teacher, Ms. Michaela Ruiz. Michaela was our Kindergarten teacher last year and now is our third grade teacher. Michaela will be working on a Special Education credential. Michaela has done a wonderful job instructing and guiding our young students and providing them with a sense of wonder and love of learning.

I am sure you will join me in thanking Sr. Katie, Mrs. Hallisy, and Ms. Ruiz for sharing all their talents and their love of learning with our students all these years. We have been blessed to have them at St. Anne School! God bless them as they continue on their life's journey.

TUITION SCHEDULE 21-22

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WHOOPING COUGH BOOSTER (TDAP) - PARENTS OF CURRENT 6TH GRADERS AND CURRENT 7TH GRADERS NOT TDAP VACCINATED

CURRENT SIXTH GRADE PARENTS, PLEASE NOTE: All incoming 7th graders are required by law to have proof of a whooping cough booster (Tdap) shot on file in our school office BEFORE the first day of school. Avoid delays and start planning early by scheduling an appointment with your child's physician for he/she to be vaccinated.

VIRTUS TRAINING RENEWAL

In our diligence working toward a safe environment for our students, the Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Children and Youth requires that an online training be completed every 3 years. Many of you will receive notification from the Archdiocese that your account is about to expire. Please click on the link www.virtus.org to log into your VIRTUS account to complete the next training course. Thank you all for your dedication and support in helping to keep our students safe.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Fr. Dan is looking for a few volunteers who could help with entering some data into an on-line program. This work might take two hours or so.. This work can be done from home. If you can help out once a week, twice a month or even once a month your help would be greatly appreciated!!! Please contact Fr. Dan for more information...frdan@stanne-sf.org

VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON CHESS THIS SUMMER

Academic Chess will be offering both Zoom and in person chess class/camp this summer starting June 7. Download the brochures for details.

2020-2021 YEARBOOKS AVAILABLE

Despite the present difficult circumstances, we will be having a yearbook as in other years. The content will be a little different than usual with limited activities but it is a year to be remembered. It can be ordered through Beverly Perea for $30. Download the form and send it to school with your child. If you are doing Distance Learning, you can mail it to the school with your check or drop it off on the bookshelf at the top of the stairs at the main entrance to the school.
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FINAL VIRTUAL PARENT TOUR - MAY 18


If you have a child who will be starting Kindergarten next year, please fill out his/her application and send it to Mrs. Finnegan as soon as possible. If you know of a parent who is looking for a great school for his/her child(ren) next year, please send our tour schedule on to them. For questions, call the school office at (415) 664-7977. Remember, YOU, our parents, are our best advertisers! Thank you.
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GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE-GAS AND SMART AND FINAL--20% DISCOUNT

We have sold most of our Gift Cards but still have some 76 Union Gas Cards and Smart and Final. These are now 20% off. If you are interested, fill out the form below and we will confirm your order before you send in money.

Please note that we have a few hundred $20.00 certificates for Dennis Uniform...still a great deal at 10% off!! Buy some now and use them when you buy your child's new uniform over the summer right before the start of school. Great idea and great savings!


76 Gas - twenty $25 and twelve $100

Smart and Final-five $25

Dennis Uniform-hundreds of $20

STUDENT DAILY HEALTH SCREENING FORM

Simply a reminder...students returning to In-School Learning are required to have a "Daily Health Screening Form" filled-out upon entering the school. A copy is included with this newsletter for you to download. Thank you!

SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL 2021 SUMMER INSTITUTE

SHC is offering Summer Institute in-person and online from June 14 through July 23. They will be hosting a variety of 3-week, in-person themed workshops and sports camps for students, ages 9-14. Campers will dig their hands into interesting topics not typically offered at their grade level and athletes will strengthen their skills while building lasting friendships. In addition to the in-person courses and camps, they will host week-to-week online courses.

Here is the brochure of their program offerings: PDF of our summer offerings. Registration is available online at www.shcp.edu/summer.