St. Anne School Newsletter

May 20, 2020

A Note from the Principal

Dear St. Anne Families,

Join us at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 29 for our school's Centennial Graduation. We were all hoping that we could be gathering together in our church for this celebration, but our virtual celebration still gives us the opportunity to recognize our outstanding graduates and wish them the very best as they leave us to go off to high school.

Please be sure to join us this coming Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. for our last SAPTO meeting where next year's board will be installed and we recognize our Graduate Parents. Please see the link and information about the meeting below.

Graduation Zoom May 29 11:00

Meeting ID;; 772 4775 8528 PW: 5LmREy

MEMORIAL DAY...MONDAY, MAY 25

This coming Monday, May 25 is Memorial Day. There will be no classes on Monday. Enjoy the day with your family.

INSTALLATION OF 2020-2021 SAPTO OFFICERS and GRADUATE PARENT NIGHT

Please mark your calendars and join us this coming Monday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. on a ZOOM for the installation of next year's SAPTO officers, to help thank this year's SAPTO board, and finally to acknowledge our Graduating Parents whose last child or only child is graduating this year. The link for this Zoom event is noted below.

Don't forget about the BIG incentive: Every parent who attends this Zoom SAPTO meeting will be virtually given a free-dress pass for their child(ren) to use any day between May 26 and

June 5. : )

Installation and Graduate Parent Night, May 25, 7:00

Meeting ID: 792 0853 3769 Password: 6zNsUf

THANK YOU TO OUR RETIRING TEACHERS

With the close of this year, we will have a number of teachers retiring after many years of service to our students, families and school. I know you will join me as we extend our sincere thanks to each of these outstanding educators and wish them good health and happiness as they begin their new journey. God bless them for all of their dedicated years of service. I have attached the announcement letter below.

RE-REGISTRATION FORMS DUE

Please be sure to mail in the Re-registration form for the 20-21 school year. I need specific numbers in order to plan for next year. If you are going to be delayed, please email Mrs. Finnegan (finnegan@stanne.com) and let her know so we can include your child in our next year's roster. Thank you.

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS...

Daniel Ward, grandfather of Aileen Ward - 5th grade, died this past weekend. Please remember Mr. Ward, his son, Mike, his daughter-in-law, Therese Van Steen, his granddaughter, Aileen, and his entire family in your prayers as they go through this sad time. We are assured that Mr. Ward is now enjoying Christ's promise of eternal life with Him in heaven. I would like to add something that is said at funerals and that is, "May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen"

TEXTBOOK AND CHROMEBOOK DROP-OFF / RETURN - WED., JUNE 10 AND THURS., JUNE 11

We will be collecting all student textbooks and Chromebooks that students were using at home on June 10 and 11. There is a specific date and time for parents in each class to come to school and drop off those items. Parents with more than one child in school can drop off their children's books/Chromebooks all at the same time...choosing whichever designated day works and time works for them. More information about this drop off will be in next week's Newsletter.

Here is the schedule:


June 10

9:00……………….K and 8-2

10:00…………….First and 6-1

11:00…………….Second and 8-1

June 11

9:00……………….Third and 6-2

10:00……………..Fourth and 7-2

11:00…………..…Fifth and 7-1

HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THESE FUN SITES?

If you are looking for something to interest your child while s/he is on the computer, I would recommend that you go to our school's homepage, click on the Students' Corner, scroll down to Student Resources and look over the new items that Ms. Creedon has added to the list. Your child can register for coding or keyboarding. Additionally, you will find that there are different sites which will take your child on Virtual Tours, Live Animal Web Cams, as well as many other fun activities and games. If your child loves music, go to the music site and click on "Chrome Music Experiments." They are a composer in no time!! There are a lot of fun things to explore...Enjoy! Thanks, Ms. Creedon, for gathering that information and putting it up on our site.

SHOW US WHAT YOU ARE DOING!

Thanks to the students and parents who have shared pictures for our Distance Learning activities site. I invite everyone to take a look and share pictures of whatever you are doing. To view the page, you must be logged into your child's Google account.

https://sites.google.com/stanne.com/distance-learning-pictures/home

AGREE OR DISAGREE...LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD

All San Francisco principals received this information from the Archdiocese. We were asked to pass it along to our parents so you can express your opinion to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors. This proposal was put forth by Richmond District Supervisor Sandra Fewer to put homeless encampments in Golden Gate Park. I, personally, do not think that officially sanctioning homeless encampments in Golden Gate Park is a good idea. Dianne Feinstein is opposed to this policy and has written a letter opposing it.. Please see opinions and thoughts below.


This is a link to a column by CW Nevius and a Next Door post with all the information including contact information for elected officials.


Nevius:

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/HERE-S-THE-REAL-PROBLEM-IN-GOLDEN-GATE-PARK-2579670.php


Sandra Fewer (Supervisor Richmond District) is proposing allowing tent encampments in Golden Gate Park. Here's part of her announcement:

"My staff and I have been working to create safe places for those sleeping on our streets, including the hotel rooms and other alternative housing sites the City is currently scaling up. At today's meeting of the Board of Supervisors, I announced that Supervisor Mar and I are working with the City Attorney to explore emergency legislation that would open up suitable public sites, including on land owned by Rec Park, for the purpose of establishing safe sleeping sites.
70% of Golden Gate Park is in our district, and I have identified specific areas which could be perfect for safe sleeping sites. These sites would provide bathrooms and enough room for tents to be spaced out so that residents could have access to the hygiene and social distancing practices necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which is our top priority. Though this is not a permanent solution to homelessness and not as good as a hotel room, it is certainly better than leaving our unhoused folks crowded on our sidewalks. I look forward to exploring this further with Supervisor Mar and the City Attorney and hope to have legislation ready for introduction by next week."

Since Supervisor Fewer's announcement, the legislation has been drafted and is pending committee action.
https://sfgov.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4454638&GUID=7503A8BE-C933-4799-AE9A-1B839C293D45

What do you think? Let our mayor and our supervisors know your opinion. Phil Ginsburg is the head of Rec & Parks and it would be good if he heard our opinions prior to responding to the Supervisor's legislation.

Email:
MayorLondonBreed@sfgov.org
Phil.Ginsburg@sfgov.org
Gordon.Mar@sfgov.org
Sandra.Fewer@sfgov.org
Norman.Yee@sfgov.org

You can also send a copy of your email to the Clerk for the Board of Supervisors and request that it be included as Public Comment in the record for the next meeting of the full board: